Gerald Warner at the UK Times calls President Obama out on his Chicago thug-style politics regarding how he treats his critics. Maybe we should give poor Barry a break. Corruption is all he knows; there is nothing else in the Windy City.
Read Warner's article, via Gateway Pundit:
BARE-FISTED POLITICIAN AT HOME, OBAMA VS. REAL THUGS ABROAD
"Mark Steyn points out in his Investor's Business Daily editorial what should be obvious, but hasn't been articulated or emphasized often enough, which is, Obama's enemies are all American citizens (FOX News, Rush Limbaugh, Oil Industry, Insurance Industry, Tea Party participants, doctors, drug companies, Wall Street, bankers, etc.). He has no problem with, and his door is always open to, the true foreign enemies of America and freedom, like Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong Il, Chavez, and Castro(also: they are publicly both fond of him and his policies). It's sadly ironic that Obama's enemies are all Americans and he's more willing to love-up to brutal dictators than he is to sit down with Republicans to discuss health care.
Benjamin Disraeli's most famous advice to aspiring politicians was: 'Never complain and never explain.' For the greatest orator of our time, a man who makes Churchill, Lincoln and Henry V at Agincourt look like first-round rejects on 'Orating With the Stars,' Barack Obama seems to have pretty much given up on the explaining side.
He tried it with health care with speech after speech after exclusive interview for months on end, and the more he explained the more unpopular the whole racket got. So he declared that the time for explaining is over, and it's time to sign on or else.
Meanwhile, to take the other half of the Disraeli equation, Obama and his officials and their beleaguered band of surrogates never stop complaining. If you express concerns about government health care, they complain about all these 'racists' and 'domestic terrorists' obstructing his agenda.
If you wonder why the president can't seem to find time in his hectic schedule of international awards acceptance speeches to make a decision about Afghanistan, they complain that it's not his fault he 'inherited' all these problems.
White House Whine
And, if you wonder why his 'green jobs' czar is a communist 9/11 truther and his National Endowment for the Arts guy is leaning on grant recipients to produce Soviet-style propaganda extolling Obama policies, they complain about Fox News.
The most recent whine — the anti-Fox campaign — is, apart from anything else, unbecoming to the office. President Obama is the chief of state of one of the oldest free societies in the world, but his official White House Web site runs teasers such as: 'For even more Fox lies, check out the latest "Truth-O-Meter."'
It gives off the air of somebody only marginally less paranoid than this week's president-for-life in some basket-case banana republic ranting on the palace balcony because his interior security chief isn't doing a fast enough job of disappearing his enemies.
If you're going to attack the press, you need a lightness of touch, not a ham-fisted crowbar such as the White House wielded last Thursday, attempting to ban Fox from the pool interviews with the 'pay czar.'
Loon Or Thug?
Another bit of venerable Disraelian insouciance, on the scribblers of Fleet Street: 'Today they blacken your character, tomorrow they blacken your boots.' For two years, the U.S. media have been polishing Obama's boots, mostly with their drool, to a degree unprecedented in American public life. But now it's time for the handful of holdouts to make with the Kiwi — or else."