Obama’s Incurable Nausea
April 13, 2009
In the panoply of human ailments, few compare to chronic nausea,
the overwhelmingly sickening feeling that you’re going to throw up at
any minute. So revolting is this gagging-in-the-throat feeling that
anything associated with it – a hamburger, a chicken dish, or even
yogurt that made you sick – is enough for anyone to forswear
this-or-that food forever. Memories of the hot sweats, the bile in the
esophagus, the retching into the toilet, and then the clean-up are
etched into one’s consciousness forever. Added to the horror is the
impossibility of staving off the inevitable outcome. Deep breaths, a
cold washcloth on the forehead, even anti-nausea medication don’t help.
There is something bad going on inside – something toxic –and it’s got
to come out…it’s got to be thrown up.
For the past several decades, it is clear that the Left has
suffered from this malady – this chronic unrelenting nausea – that seems
only to be relieved by their periodic explosions of verbal vomit.
What is making them so sick? What exactly can’t they stomach? In a
Who can forget the noxious regurgitation leveled at our country and
our last president – during a time of war and on foreign soil – by
former presidents Jimmy (Mr. Misery Index) Carter and Bill Clinton, or
Sen. Dick Durbin’s vile comparison of the guards at Gitmo to "Nazis,
Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime – Pol Pot or others…”?
But these pale
in comparison to President Obama’s groveling apologies and egregious
insults to America on his recent trip abroad, starting with his telling
a French audience: "In America, there is a failure to appreciate
Europe's leading role in the world…there have been times where America
has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive."
Why do Leftists behave like this? Why do they condemn and insult
and apologize for our great nation to foreigners who have always envied
and resented us?
Because they hate us too! These are the ingrates who don’t deserve
the privilege of having been being born in America – and I wish they
hadn’t been! What I wish is that they’d been born in Communist Russia or
Cuba, in Socialist Venezuela or Europe, or in Jihad-Central Saudi Arabia
or Syria, where they’d have fit right in to the totalitarian regimes
they unfailingly glamorize.
But the unlucky citizens of our country are stuck with this
bash-America crowd and with their jihad against our exquisite
Constitution, our envy-of-the world free-market capitalist system, our
bountiful generosity, and the foundation of morality and lawfulness –
based on Judeo-Christian ethics – that has guided our nation for over
Calling Obama’s apologia "unforgiveable,” Tom Barrett notes:
"It seems that Obama has devised a strategy to deal with those who
continually criticize the United States. He’s doing it for them…he’s the
same anti-American internationalist that he’s always been. He was just
doing what came naturally. It was frankly embarrassing. He even made
liberals like Clinton and Carter look like patriots. Obama has always
admired everything European, and he praised his fawning audiences
lavishly. But when he deigned to mention the country he supposedly
represents, it was to criticize her or apologize for her.”
Or as Don Surber
writes: "What the devil was he talking about?
▪ Is he ashamed at our arrogance in 1917 to side with France and
Great Britain in World War I?
▪ Is he ashamed at our arrogance in supplying the war materiel
needed to save France again in World War II?
▪ Is he ashamed at our arrogance in winning back the entire
European continent one square inch at a time beginning at Normandy?
▪ Is he ashamed at our arrogance in flying, ceaselessly, supplies
to Berlin when the Soviets cut off the roads in 1948?
▪ Is he ashamed at our arrogance in sparing South Korea from being
run over by the Chinese in 1950?
▪ Is he ashamed at our arrogance in defending Europe from the
Soviet threat, sheltering vanquished Germany from our ally in World War
thing that President Obama should be ashamed of,” Surber continues, "is
President Franklin Roosevelt's refusal in May 1939 to extend political
asylum to the Jewish refugees aboard the transatlantic ocean liner St.
Louis. This administration should not apologize for the strength shown
by previous presidents. They shouldered their responsibilities and
maintained the capacity to save hundreds of millions of people. It
remains to be seen whether the Obama administration can do as well.”
As Obama was lavishing praise on the Europeans and betraying his
startling ignorance of American history, best-selling
author and radio-host Mark Levin was reminding his listeners that
Europe has indeed led the world – in Colonialism, Imperialism,
Communism, Fascism and Nazism – movements that were all born in Europe
and metastasized from there like the cancers they are.
Columnist Charles Krauthammer also reminds the president that, "Europe
has been sucking on America’s teat for 60 years – parasitically. In
order to attain the adoration of the crowds [Obama] denigrated his
country in a way that I think is disgraceful.”
And writer Raymond S. Kraft weighs in with the kind of nettling facts
that make Leftists like Obama so incurably nauseated: "In
little more than two centuries, despite its faults, America has offered
more freedom, more opportunity, and more prosperity to more people than
any other nation in history. And America has spent more of its money and
blood to liberate other peoples from tyranny and totalitarianism than
all other nations in history combined.”
Smiles of Relief
Why did President Obama smile his way through Europe? That’s what
people do after their nausea has abated, after they’ve finally thrown
up. Think about it, in just eight short days, Obama:
▪ Declined President Sarkozy’s invitation to visit the cemetery in
Normandy to honor the fallen American heroes who liberated Europe His
flimsy excuse: it might offend the Germans! But that didn’t stop him
from accepting an invitation to visit a mosque in Istanbul. No nausea
here, as he threw up on America.
▪ Told the G20 members he favored Turkey becoming a member of the
European Union. No nausea here as he threw up on the "West’s” years-long
resistance to this idea.
▪ Began the turnover of U.S. sovereignty in which all U.S.
regulatory bodies and companies will be placed under international
regulation, which, as writer Sher Zieve
has documented, "will of course override the US Constitution.” No
nausea here as the vomiting on America continued.
▪ Announced the reduction in U.S. nuclear weaponry so that, as
Zieve says, "the U.S. is no longer a threat to anyone – let alone
terrorists. Never before…has a leader announced – in no uncertain terms
– that it is his plan and duty to dismantle and destroy the country he
represents.” Definitely no nausea here as his purging brought more and
▪ Bowed deeply to Saudi Arabian King Abdullah, alluded to his
Muslim ties, and said that America had been "shaped” by Islam. No nausea
here as he showed unseemly – and unprecedented – obeisance to a foreign
power and threw up on America’s Judeo-Christian heritage, which he
trumped by telling an audience in Turkey that
America is not a Christian nation. As one blogger said: Submission
considers himself an Indonesian,”
writes scholar Robert Spencer, "Obama’s statement was
extraordinarily strange.” Spencer enumerates the multiple ways in which
Islam has not "shaped” America:
▪ No Muslims
along Paul Revere’s ride.
▪ No Muslims
standing next to Patrick Henry when he proclaimed, "Give me liberty or
give me death”?
▪ No Muslims
among the framers or signers of the Declaration of Independence.
▪ No Muslims
among those who drafted the Constitution [and ] enumerated the Bill of
▪ No Muslims
played a role in the great struggle over slavery that defined so much of
our contemporary understandings of the nature of this republic and of
the rights of the individual within it.
▪ No Muslims
shaped the way the U.S. responded to the titanic challenges of the two
World Wars, the Great Depression, or the Cold War.
▪ No Muslims
of the Islamic faith – which institutionalizes discrimination against
non-Muslims – who shaped the civil rights movement in the U.S.
"So in what
way has the Islamic faith shaped Obama’s country?” Spencer asks. "The
most significant event connected to the Islamic faith that has shaped
the character of the U.S. was the attack on the World Trade Center and
the Pentagon on September 11, 2001…Of course, it is certain that Obama
had none of that in mind. But what could he possibly have had in mind?
His statement was either careless or ignorant, or both – not qualities
we need in a Commander-in-Chief even in the best of times.”
"King Abdullah, after all, is the head of a state that is the
very caricature of modern-day evil, a Sharia dictatorship that fosters
religious repression, de facto slavery, subjugation of women, and, not
least, the international export of jihad and Sharia through "charities,"
mosques, madrassas, textbooks, university endowments, Sharia finance
and, of course, terrorists, some 15 of whom attacked the United States
"Just last month, Abdullah elevated the delusionally hard-line interior
minister Prince Nayef, who long promoted the crackpot theory that Saudis
were not involved in 9/11 (it was the Jews, he said), to a direct line
of succession to the Saudi throne. Abdullah himself has donated at least
$1.35 million to Saudi telethons that raised $174 million for the
families of Palestinian suicide bombers from Hamas and the al-Aqsa
Martyrs Brigades. In 2007, Abdullah explicitly denounced the U.S.
presence in Iraq as "illegitimate," thus encouraging attacks on
Americans in Iraq, where, not incidentally, Saudis are thought to have
carried out more suicide bombings than any other nationality.
"That's just for starters. In other words, this is not a personage an
American president can ever, ever show deference to without besmirching
the memories and lives of the American dead and maimed.”
And, as James Lewis
asks, "What kind of man has such an obsessive need to put down his
A Pantywaist Appeasing President
president, Krauthammer says, was "bearing a basketful of mea culpas” and
"indicting his own people for arrogance, for dismissiveness and
derisiveness, for genocide, for torture, for Hiroshima, for Guantanamo
and for insufficient respect for the Muslim world, what did he get for
this obsessive denigration of his own country?
▪ He wanted
more NATO combat troops in Afghanistan…he was rudely rebuffed.
▪ He wanted
more stimulus spending from Europe…he got nothing.
▪ From Russia,
he got no help on Iran.
▪ From China,
he got the blocking of any action on North Korea.”
He also wanted
European countries to take the Gitmo terrorists off his hands, but
Austria said no thanks and France said they’d take only one!
And just as
North Korea was launching its missile, the president told an audience in
Prague that he wanted a nuclear-weapons-free world. "Now is the time for
a strong international response," he exhorted them, which he also didn’t
get, as the feckless and ineffectual do-nothings at the United Nations
did nothing – "no sanctions. No resolution. Not even a statement,”
"It is passing
strange,” Krauthammer says, "for a world leader to celebrate his own
UK writer and broadcaster
Gerald Warner is not so polite. Calling Obama a
President Pantywaist - the new surrender monkey on the block, Warner
says the president’s foreign adventure was "the most successful foreign
policy tour since Napoleon's retreat from Moscow. You name it, he blew
Commenting on Kim Il
Jong’s missile launch, Warner says that "President Pantywaist is hopping
mad and he has a strategy to cut Kim down to size: he is going to slice
$1.4 billion off America's missile defense program, presumably on the
calculation that Kim would feel it unsporting to hit a sitting duck, so
that will spoil his fun. Watch out, France and Co, there is a new
surrender monkey on the block and, over the next four years, he will
spectacularly sell out the interests of the West with every kind of
liberal-delusionist initiative on nuclear disarmament and sitting down
to negotiate with any power freak who wants to buy time to get a good
ICBM fix on San Francisco, or wherever.”
Weakening our national
defense, of course, is among President Obama’s chief goals. As writer
has noted, "somewhere between apologizing for American history -
both distant and recent; genuflecting before the unelected, bigoted king
of Saudi Arabia; announcing that he will slash the US's nuclear arsenal,
scrap much of America's missile defense programs and emasculate the US
Navy; leaving Japan to face North Korea and China alone; telling the
Czechs, Poles and their fellow former Soviet colonies, `Don't worry, be
happy,’ as he leaves them to Moscow's tender mercies; humiliating Iraq's
leaders while kowtowing to Iran; preparing for an open confrontation
with Israel; and thanking Islam for its great contribution to American
history, President Obama made clear to the world's aggressors that
America will not be confronting them for the foreseeable future… none of
them has any reason to fear Washington.”
But, Glick adds that after Obama’s European trip, "America's most stable
allies worldwide began a desperate search for a reset button that would
cause the administration to take back its abandonment of America's role
as the protector of the free world” – including Japan, India, Iraq,
Europe, Czechoslovakia, the Ukrainian governments, and of course Israel.
"America’s betrayal of its
democratic allies,” Glick says, "makes each of them more vulnerable to
aggression at the hands of their enemies - enemies the Obama
administration is now actively attempting to appease.” But Glick didn’t
include our important ally Canada, which has also criticized American
foreign policy, but whose citizens are now gravely concerned about
America’s defensive umbrella under which they've lived in security since
the end of World War II.
The Smiling & Even Cackling Continue
Relieved temporarily from
his chronic condition – nausea brought on by antipathy to America –
President Obama returned to the U.S. to face yet another of the
irritating "distractions” that threaten to sidetrack his single-minded
pursuit of destroying our country. Last Wednesday, a small band of
Somali Muslim terrorists attacked an American cargo ship, the Maersk
Alabama, for the purpose of kidnapping its sailors and extorting
millions of dollars for their return. The ship’s heroic captain, Richard
Phillips, offered himself as hostage and the ship, filled with
humanitarian aid, was able to proceed on its way to Kenya.
Captain Phillips was
whisked into a small covered boat that ran out of fuel, leaving it to
float aimlessly in the Indian Ocean. He dove overboard trying to escape,
but was recaptured by the terrorists and to this moment we don’t know if
he’s had a glass of water or is being starved or will live to see his
family or serve his country again.
The crew of the Maersk
Alabama had taken hostage one of the terrorists and agreed to
exchange him for Captain Phillips. The Americans met the bargain but the
terrorists reneged. At the time, an American warship, the USS
Bainbridge, was close by, and was then joined by three more U.S.
warships and six U.S. naval vessels.
At the same time, African
Muslim terrorists took three Frenchmen hostage. In short order, the
French fought back fiercely and rescued them.
Dan Friedman, a frequent commentator on the political scene, said:
the French show you up, you’ve sunk very low. When you’re outsmarted and
outmaneuvered by a band of illiterate savages, you’ve neared rock
bottom. When four kids with rotting teeth who’ve never seen a flush
toilet can stop you in your tracks, you’re foundering. When your
sophisticated Navy and your will to use it is defeated by your own
Commander-in-Chief’s naiveté and cringing self-doubt, your country is up
a creek without a paddle.”
In perfect keeping with
President Obama’s abject pandering to the Muslim world and his
by-now-proven "style” of appeasement and capitulation (read North Korea,
Iran and Captain Phillips), what have we heard from him?
On day one of the crisis:
"We’re talking about housing, guys,” he shot back at a journalist who
dared question him about the Somali terrorist attack and Captain
On day two: Silence.
On day three: Deafening
On day four: Thundering
Responding quickly to
their new ally in the White House, Somali Muslim terrorists promptly
hijacked an American-owned, 16-crew-member tugboat in the Gulf of Aden.
President Obama’s response: "Absent.”
As editor Charlotte Baker
says; "In less than 90 days, President Obama has pushed America back to
the malaise of the Carter days – hostages and all.”
writes that, "Jimmy and Zbig (Brezenski)
have been trying to explain their disastrous ignorance ever since and
because they are mentally stuck in appeasement they have infected the
Obamanites with the same bacilli. If
Obama fails to take action, watch for Russia to make a
move on the Ukraine. China will get more aggressive toward Taiwan. Iran
will openly throw sandals at Obama effigies, and the rest of the world
will realize --
uh oh, no more cop on the
international beat. North Korea will launch another missile
over Japan…another satellite launch will somehow go astray, heading
toward Hawaii…welcome to the age of American weakness.”
No problem, our president seems to be saying. Just as he
chortled his way through an interview with "60 Minutes’” Steve Kroft
about our devolving economic situation – prompting the horrified
reporter to ask, "Are your punch drunk?” – his mood remains good. So
good that during this horrific siege – while the life of Captain Richard
Phillips hangs in the balance – he decided to fly a St. Louis chef 860
miles to whip up some gourmet pizza in the White House. And his
Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, apparently thought Captain
Phillips’s imperiled life and the entire hostage scene was
hysterically funny, as she weirdly cackled her way through a press
conference about it.
Easy to explain. As long as America is in trouble, Obama and his
America-loathing co-conspirators are free of their incurable nausea.
That intractable condition will only be cured when America is completely
and utterly destroyed.