Meanwhile, Obama's confrontational tone becomes downright dainty when faced with actual terrorists, murderers and anti-Semites. All of a sudden, the Chicago thug disappears, replaced by the man of considered diplomacy. After waiting for crucial days to comment on the burgeoning Iranian resistance in June 2009, Obama finally spoke ... with all the force of a small mewling kitten. "I would suggest that Mr. Ahmadinejad think carefully about the obligations he owes to his own people," Obama hesitantly intoned. When Obama was faced with the murderous hatred of Muslims like the Ft. Hood shooter, he urged Americans not to "jump to conclusions."
When Jew-hater Helen Thomas suggested that Jews in Israel return to the lands of the Holocaust, Germany and Poland, Obama said that her remarks were "out of line, " but said it was a "shame, because Helen's someone who ... was a real institution." (So was Father Coughlin, for the record.)
It would be one thing if Obama spoke softly and carried a large stick. But he speaks in velvet whispers and carries a corsage for the enemies of Western Civilization. John Brennan, Obama's pro-jihad alleged counterterrorism adviser, explains Obama's delicacy when it comes to those who truly threaten us: "We're trying to be very careful and precise in our use of language because I think the language we use and the images we project really do have resonance."
That isn't true, though, with regard to those who criticize President Obama in the natural course of legitimate political debate, nor is it true of private companies he can attack for his own political benefit. He'll slap them, punch them, scratch them, kick them with all the blustery force he can muster. After all, they're his chosen enemies.
You can tell a lot about a man by the enemies he makes. And you can tell who Obama's enemies are by the anger he displays when confronted with them; Obama's misplaced rage tells us more about where he stands than his teleprompter-ed utterances ever will. The problem for President Obama is that the enemies he identifies seem a good deal less dangerous than the friends he seeks.
Ben Shapiro, 26, is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School. He is the author of three books including the national bestseller "Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth," and the host of "The Ben Shapiro Show" on 810 AM in Orlando, FL. To find out more about Ben Shapiro and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.
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