Monday, January 30, 2012

You're Not The Boss Of Me

In some ways, I guess I’ve enjoyed the spectacle of a pseudo-intellectual, gussied-up, pretentious Chicago politician trying to pass himself off as a sophisticated man for all seasons. The man is flawless, incapable of making a mistake. He has even managed to convince a large segment of the American public that he is unflappable and tolerant of criticism. He proved otherwise this past Wednesday in Arizona.

On that day, the sweet-tempered, the ever-smiling president landed in Arizona and exposed himself for the ill-tempered and thin-skinned creature he really is. He was greeted by the Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, who is not known as being a fan of The One. In fact, the confrontation turned into an Obama review of Brewer’s book Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America’s Borders. The governor was there in her official capacity as state greeter, but she was also there to plead with the president for more border security.

Unfortunately for Brewer, Obama knew that she had written some unkind words about He Who Cannot Be Criticized. The conversation, largely out of earshot of the public and press and beneath the wings of Air Force One, was obviously heated, complete with some very visible finger-wagging on both sides. After a short exchange, the president turned his back on the governor and stormed off like a child who lost a playground match and grabbed his marbles and left.

Before he was able to get to a refreshed TelePrompter, Obama let it be known that the governor had not “treated him cordially.” Well, you have to admit, she forgot to kiss his ring as they approached each other. It was obvious that he knows that he is King of America and she is merely a provincial governor. One does not lecture the king of kings, nor write a memoir that does not sing his praises.

The governor says that before she could start a conversation, Obama stated that he was disturbed about her book. She never got to make the case for more border security. She asked him if he had read the book, but after responding that he had read “an excerpt” and stating categorically that she had committed lese majeste, he walked away from her while she was still in mid-sentence attempting to respond.

So what did the mainstream media pick up on? Pictures of Brewer’s “disrespectful finger-pointing.” The best they could say is that if she didn’t respect the man, she should at least respect the office. Well, the man has sullied the office, so I think she can be at least partially forgiven if she didn’t do proper obeisance. She is an independently-elected leader of a sovereign state, equally deserving respect which he did not grant her. Governors are servants of the people of their states, not subordinates of the emperor. If she had given him the finger instead of pointing one at him, he might have been justified in feeling he had not gotten due respect for his office.

Governors are heads of state as much as the president, and they are not in the military where his position as commander-in-chief might make the man/office mantra appropriate. The governor was there as head of her government to seek help in stopping the massive flow of illegal immigration, crime, and drug importing on the border between Mexico and Arizona. The president was there to campaign for re-election and to ignore his administration’s Mexico-US gun-running operation. Which deserves more respect?

This kind of regal displeasure treatment of his “inferiors” is getting to be a habit with Obama. After being greeted by Governor Rick Perry of Texas, Obama stormed off within less than half a minute when Perry raised the issue of border security. He fumed and fretted publicly after Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana dared to write the president a letter asking for some genuine work instead of talk during the Gulf oil spill disaster. He actually called Jindal a “whiner” for asking for emergency food programs while the residents of the gulf recovered.

Obama is completely incapable of understanding federalism. He sees the states as branches of the national government and governors as his lieutenants. Any word of disagreement by one of those lieutenants must be treated as disrespect for the glorious leader and rank insubordination. Well, this god has feet of clay and this emperor has no clothes (how’s that for mixing my metaphors?). Obama deserves the title of King of Cool about as much as Rosie O’Donnell deserved the title of Queen of Nice.

Update Well, I suppose this was inevitable. Now Al Sharpton, the NAACP, Joe Madison, MSNBC and a raft of left wing talk-show hosts have declared that Brewer's actions were not only disrespectful, but racist. One says that Brewer's actions were the natural fear that white women have of black men. The rest are absolutely convinced that Brewer would never had behaved this way if the president were white. One black contributor on Fox News says that she doesn't believe Brewer is a racist, but her actions are typical of white behavior toward blacks. "Typical white woman" anyone?

31 comments:

AndrewPrice said...

Everything is racist. It's ridiculous.

LawHawkRFD said...

Andrew: And we both know they'll play it for all it's worth. What I'm hoping for is that it's become such a lame excuse for the Obamists for their lousy behavior that it won't be worth much of anything.

rlaWTX said...

this crappola drives me bonkers....

Tennessee Jed said...

I didn't realize he had exposed himself to her (see paragraph 2) B.O. (which is the respectful abbreviation I am now adopting as a reference for this potus) used to give the finger to Republicans in photographs. He did so subtly like some kind of 7th grader, but he did so nonetheless. Plus, he referred to congressional Republicans like they were mid-level managers and he was the C.E.O. by calling them by their first names while he was referred to as Mr. president during the bullshit summit meeting.(I won!!!)
3) I'd be honored to be called a racist by Rev. Al the race baiter, Sharton.

LawHawkRFD said...

rlaWTX: The only way Republicans can avoid being vilified and called racists by the Obamist left is to cease all political activities and withdraw from the presidential race. If we don't leave the fiel open to Obama only, we're racists.

wahsatchmo said...

Amazing, she's considered racist because she wagged a finger in Obama's face in response to his churlishness, but a comment that is both racist and sexist ("that's how white women act towards a black man") is just good sense.

Minorities are vastly over represented in Arizona state and local government offices compared to their percentage within the general state population, so I seriously doubt that Brewer is worried by the "scary black man".

LawHawkRFD said...

Tennessee: What did you think he was pointing with? LOL

I'm actually surprised that Obama hasn't gone even farther and started using the imperial "we," as in "we are not amused."

LawHawkRFD said...

wahsatchmo: I'm waiting for the feminazis to defend a woman's right to shake her finger in a man's face. But I'm not holding my breath.

tryanmax said...

Brewer was acting like a "typical white woman"? But I thought it was 0bama who went to the other side of the street?

BevfromNYC said...

Yeah, yeah,yeah, we're all racists...blah, blah, blah. Do Al and the other race-baiters know anything else? It is a predictable comical chorus and it's becoming like those ping-pong balls falling on "Captain Kangaroo". Don't they understand that the more they do it, the less people listen. And who HASN"T been called a racist by them by now?

Gov. Brewer published a copy of the letter that she was trying to hand to Obama which pretty much said "Welcome to our State. We are so glad you are here. Would you like to take a trip with me to the border to see the problems we are having?" And it was hand-written too.

Tehachapi Tom said...

Hawk
This president doesn't even act presidential let alone talk like one. I wonder who does his hair tints because it is for sure that the silver flecks are not from stress from the job.
Contemptible is a term that comes to mind. The way he chooses to operate and the way he address s those who disagree with him makes a good case for to show how small his character really is.
Something needs to be done thats for sure, lets hope the election puts all this strife to rest.
This web page link included below is funny and guess what the dems don't like it one bit. Na Na Na

http://thehayride.com/2011/08/the-donkey-whisperer/

tryanmax said...

I don’t think anyone here is surprised that the media managed to concoct this story entirely from a single PHOTO. So, it should probably come as no surprise that the single photo driving the story is also edited. No, there is no Photoshop chicanery, but the image that is most returned on Google Images has been cropped. The full IMAGE, which has not made the internet rounds, reveals Obama holding an envelope.

So what? Why is this important? Because it provides a sense of chronology when compared to THIS picture, in which Brewer is holding the envelope. Various outlets have reported that the governor handed the president a letter, so we know this picture was taken before the other. In this earlier shot, Obama already appears perturbed and possibly confrontational while Brewer is at least affecting a pleasant smile.

Does this matter much? In the grand scheme of things, probably not. But it does show that even in the most trivial of matters, the media cannot resist contorting the facts to the benefit of Dear Leader.

T-Rav said...

Behavior like this is one of the reasons why Bev queried, not long ago, the need to refer to the President with a lowercase p--at least as long as our Teleprompter-in-Chief is occupying the office.

rlaWTX said...

that is a condescending @#$% look on his face in that picture...

I really don't like that POS-POTUS.


the kitty is fine. she's just been taking a break. she appreciates T-Rav's concern...

CrisD said...

I am going to go ahead and question whether "p"resident is a male chauvinist pig. I don't think he would have tried this with Chris Christie.

BevfromNYC said...

Hey T-Rav - We should just call him "Lil' P"! That can be his post president Hip-Hop name. No doubt he will start his singing career a la Al Green and a fashion line in January 2013...

Okay, that may be racist. Where's Al Sharpton? Go ahead turn me in...

LawHawkRFD said...

tryanmax: Don't confuse us with the facts.

LawHawkRFD said...

Bev: They just love to use the expression "code words," and now I guess that includes "code gestures." It no longer matters what we say or do, it's only the "hidden message" that matters, and only the race-hustlers know what those are.

The fact that Brewer hand-wrote the note is not proof of her deference to the president, it's proof she's a racist because she didn't care enough to have it printed up formally. If she had had it printed, she would have been a racist because only hostile white people use such formalities when dealing with black folks. You understand how this works? LOL

LawHawkRFD said...

Tehachapi Tom: And let's not forget the Obama white elephant gifts to our allies and Michelle's slap on the back for Queen Elizabeth. Presidential? They're barely civilized. No understanding of the expression "first among equals."

LawHawkRFD said...

T-Rav: I know, but I'm still stuck with my old-fashioned formality. However, I have taken to using the small "p" when speaking of the president when I'm not using his title with his name. That's probably as close as I'll ever get, but I have no criticism of those who go the whole way.

LawHawkRFD said...

rlaWTX: I was afraid at first that T-Rav was aiming at me for not showing a picture of Kitty Kelly. Speaking of disrespectful looks, Kelly has murder in her eyes for my having made her get into that cat-carrier and go to a vet to get a shot. And she's not too thrilled with that daily pill I have to give her for two weeks.

LawHawkRFD said...

CrisD: He wouldn't have done that to Chris Christie, but I'm not sure it has much to do with male chauvinism. It's more like fear that Christie would simply crush him.

T-Rav said...

rla, I'm not actually concerned about the kitty. I was hoping that you would inadvertently give away its hiding place....but never mind. Guess I'll just have to resort to live bait, as usual. Here mouse-y mouse-y....

T-Rav said...

Bev, I think Sharpton's busy organizing some more anti-Semitic riots, but I will certainly pass your request along. :-)

LawHawkRFD said...

rlaWTX: Since I don't know what the question was, I'll just say that when I click on the small picture that seems to be a man making a speech I get a photo of two adorable kittens. Now if you're thinking of changing your avatar, how about "Don't tread on my kittens?"

LawHawkRFD said...

T-Rav: Another antisemitic riot, another day's work. People outside New York and the blogosphere really have no idea just how dangerous Rev. Al Charlatan really is.

StanH said...

Much ado about nothing. Simply the latest from our glass jawed president. Too bad the governor didn’t kick him in the, well you know. This is one of the things that worries me about the coming general election, if the RNC attacks this guy will lose it, and he can be exposed as the thin skinned dufus that he is.

LawHawkRFD said...

Stan: First, el presidente would have to have something in the crotch for her to kick.

Kit said...

To be fair, the RNC has done some pretty hard-hitting ads.

http://www.youtube.com/user/rnc#p/c/823CC97C6B3DFC35/17/-KJ9Hbdo7tc

Now they could be better (the voice-over for Fast and Furious ad is kinda silly) but they are pretty hard-hitting.

Give them some good airtime and hit them hard.

LawHawkRFD said...

Kit: Thanks. The RNC and the Super-PACs need to do a lot of the heavy lifting. But once the candidate is chosen, that can all go for nothing if the Republican candidate chickens out. He can't leave all the dirty work to others. There's going to be plenty of mud flung at him, so he'd better be prepared to fling some of it back. And the nice part, is the Republican doesn't even have to make things up to say about this arrogant punk.

Individualist said...

I call Obama "il duce"

I think Brewer should write a letter of reconcilatiation to Obama dripping with forced obeisance where she continually referes to him by that honorific.

but then again I am not that diplomatic

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