Most of us have known for a long time what an arrogant putz Obama is, and Krauthammer nails it. I've never actually noticed this before...
Notice, too, how Obama habitually refers to cabinet members and other high-level government officials as “my” — “my secretary of homeland security,” “my national security team,” “my ambassador.” The more normal — and respectful — usage is to say “the,” as in “the secretary of state.” These are, after all, public officials sworn to serve the nation and protect the Constitution — not just the man who appointed them....but of course I will now. It's true. Now that I look back on it, Obama does do this and Krauthammer makes a good point here:
It’s a stylistic detail, but quite revealing of Obama’s exalted view of himself. Not surprising, perhaps, in a man whose major achievement before acceding to the presidency was writing two biographies — both about himself.
Heh! True. We've noted that before but it does go to his supreme arrogance. As Krauthammer says, "But it is odd to have a president so convinced of his own magnificence — yet not of his own country’s."
All this was precipitated by Charles Bolden's explanation of NASA's outreach to make Muslims "feel good about their historic contribution" to the sciences.
I can't remember another president, at least in my lifetime, completely trashing American exceptionalism the way this one has. Krauthammer contrasts Obama's position that America can't get to Mars without the help of other nations with Kennedy's confidence of landing a man on the moon within the decade.
This is what Obama does, in word and in policy, is denigrate America. It's ironic because America elected HIM.
To me, it's all a way of puffing himself up even more. America is immoral, hostile, arrogant and needs his "historic" leadership and "his" Cabinet to lead us out of depravity and make the world love us again. It's the old "Obama as savior" meme of the campaign.
I'm still not convinced. He can crow about himself all he wants to and he can write ten more autobiographies, but I'm firmly convinced that he doesn't like this country and doesn't want anyone else to, either.
Waiting for November.