By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani is in hot water with the media and certain members of his own party this morning, Save Jerseyans, for posing questions which the media has declared “off limits” since we first met Barack Obama back in 2006. He’s not saying anything groundbreaking here. After all, it was Charlie Rose and Tom Brokaw (not Rush Limbaugh or Ann Coulter) who once admitted to how little we know about the man.
And I’d kind of like to a know a little about the guy who has the nuclear codes! Right? That’s been one of my major beefs with the Obama movement since day one, back when a majority of Americans were still taken by the “YES WE CAN” narrative.
So Rudy, during a Friday interview with The Post, referenced historical fact something that’s not in dispute: how our incumbent President had “spent 17 years in the church of Jeremiah Wright,” a notoriously anti-American cleric who once screamed from his pulpit “God damn America, not God bless America,” an admission which, for Rudy, is one of many ample justifications to question whether the President genuinely “loves America.”
Fair point. Silence is consent, and we’re judged (at least in part) by the company we keep. The President never satisfactorily explained why he continued to participate in Wright’s congregation – and rely on him as a personal spiritual counselor – for nearly two decades. Nor did he ever fully explain, to point out one of many other disconcerting instances of poor judgment, his political mentor/mentee relationship with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. Unfortunately for Rudy, this is 2015. Our morally-relativistic culture has regressed to the point where you can’t question ANY personal choices unless the choice at issue is voting Republican (flashback: liberals were in full agreement when Barack Obama questioned George W. Bush’s patriotism).
Okay. Let’s rely on the Obama power couple’s own words if we’re barred from scrutinizing their behavior. Wasn’t it Michelle Obama who infamously said “for the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country” back in 2008?
Does that sound like a family overflowing with star-spangled sentiment to you?
Let’s face more facts: Barack and Michelle are ivy league pseudo intellects, Save Jerseyans. Your average American is an optimist who wants to believe the best about their nation and their leaders. The Obamas? They may not hate American, but they honest-to-goodness view America as a colonialist, racist, unjust power that’s served as an on-the-balance negative force in the world. Conduct an informal deposition of any grad school student or ivy league attendee in your own life and they’ll confirm, happily or with a frustrated tone, that that worldview is the dominant opinion at our institutes of “higher learning” these days. It’s the only way to explain how/why this president feels compelled to bring up the CRUSADES at a time when Muslim extremists are on the march around the globe and, apparently, are plotting mall attacks on the U.S. mainland.
Maybe some of you are ready to hear this tough talk now that President Obama has wrecked our country’s foreign affairs, driven the doomed S.S. Obamacare into an iceberg (their only tangible domestic policy “achievement), and fouled mostly everything they’ve touched… when he’s not busily playing with a selfie stick instead of governing. He’s got the reverse Midas touch on steroids.
For those of you who STILL aren’t willing to extract your heads from your posterior regions and accept reality?
The classic Obama defender retort: you can love something and still criticize it! So how dare I, Matt Rooney, presume to judge a man’s heart like Joseph McCarthy.
Think about the relationships in your own life for a minute. And then reflect on words we’re all familiar with from attending weddings: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. “Love is patient, love is kind,” we’re told by the Good Book. “It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
I wouldn’t care whether the President is a Christian, Buddhist, Jew or deist, folks. Not at all. What bothers me? The truth contained in 1 Corinthians is not AT ALL reflected in how this President talks about his country. This country had its dark moments, though by no means anywhere near the level of depravity approached by other civilizations. But when we did err, the character of our people and the strength of our constitutional system conspired to push us toward a more perfect union. Sometimes, as was the case during the Civil War and later the Civil Rights Movement, blood was shed to make it happen. In the latter case, predominately the blood of white Northern and frontier American “imperialists” (their words, not mine) fighting to liberate black families. Isn’t self-sacrifice the purest, most noble, supremely powerful type of love in existence?
If the first family can’t find ONE thing to be proud about in 200+ years of American history before their own ascension to power, then yes, I question the extent to which they’re capable of loving anything beside themselves. I also question whether they’ve ever read a book not authored by Saul Alinksy.
Now we come to it. I’ve never bought the “secret Muslim” or “Manchurian candidate” conspiracy theories peddled by some new media types. They’re over-thinking it; I’m guided by the age-old classic advice to “assume incompetence before conspiracy.” This President isn’t a plant; he’s a weak, lazy, nasty, twisted, hyper-ideological, warped, narcissistic ingrate who consequently spends his time trying to “transform” our country instead of strengthening it. Daddy issues? Or just a bad seed? You can’t see it, but I’m shrugging.
What I do know: this is no way to treat someone you love, particularly a someone (here: the United States) that’s wonderful enough, notwithstanding the flaws associated with any human institution, to elevate a man (here: Barack Obama) from a completely non-traditional ethnic and family background to the highest station in western civilization. Michelle Obama shared a rare honest thought in 2008; until the country elected her husband, neither of them thought much of this country. Nice, huh? Sick is more like it!
Rudy’s no saint, but he’s also a guy who turned around the largest city in America and, on 9/11, rallied his city in the face of pure evil. He knows, better than most, what America means to the world and the sadistic, relentless nature of the true enemies of humanity. If the White House doesn’t want to hear it? The gentlemen doth protest too much.