CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 7, 2016 — In 1949, Pete Seeger and Lee Hays wrote the hammer song (“If I had a hammer …”), which was popularized in 1962 by Peter, Paul and Mary. Last week, Charles Hurt at “Breitbart wrote The Nuclear Option: If Hillary ‘Most Qualified,’ I’ll Take ‘Unfit’ Trump hitting the the nail squarely on the head last week picking up his “hammer” to slam President Obama’s joint press conference with Singapore Prime Minister Lee .
During that event, instead of focusing on Singapore, Obama proceeded to launch an undignified, classless tirade in which he proclaimed that “Donald Trump is woefully unprepared” to be president.
Hurt’s response was classic, not because it was so profound, but because he rebutted Obama with phrases that everyone wishes they had said in similar circumstances.
To Obama’s snarky “woefully unprepared” comment, Hurt answered,
“Well, at least this is one area where the president is a bona fide, qualified expert.”
Hurt repeated what many people were thinking as Obama uttered his assessment of Trump:
“If ever there was a man who entered the White House woefully unprepared and unfit to be president, it was Mr. Obama.”
Hurt precisely illustrates Obama’s remarks.
Arguably, Hurt’s most poignant reference comes when he challenges Obama’s religious heritage and Islamic advocacy.
“America’s first half-Muslim president traveled the world to apologize for American exceptionalism. He traveled to Cairo and told Muslims ‘It is part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.’ Still looking for that one in the Constitution,” writes Hurt.
How refreshing to see that at least one journalist recognizes that Obama is the first “half-Muslim president.”
In the past 16 years of Democratic presidencies, neither Obama nor President Clinton has held the office with the respect it deserves. Yet we, the American people, are told we must adhere to the unwritten protocols of honoring our commander in chief.
President Reagan would not enter the Oval Office without a coat. Clinton used it as his own personal brothel and was impeached for lying to Congress.
Like him or not, President George W. Bush paid homage to the American flag. Obama wears the flag on his lapel only under duress. Otherwise he prefers to demean the symbolism of the flag by apologizing for it around the world.
Hurt notes that there was a time when cop killing was frowned upon. Now he says, “every police action (is) viewed first and foremost through the lens of radical racialism.”
Obama is responsible for that. Yes, the “great uniter” believes that he, and he alone, is the only person “fit” to be president.
There was also a time when a president would never openly lie to the parents of deceased diplomats in order to ensure his re-election. Barack and Hillary both lied to the families of the Benghazi victims, and then Clinton attacked Mrs. Smith, whose son died there, saying she simply was too distraught to remember the truth.
As Hurt writes,
“Before 2008, civilized Americans had never heard of people being burned alive in cages. Drowned in cages. We were not familiar with the practice of throwing gay people off of rooftops for religious purposes. Priests were not beheaded on their own altar.”
Obama’s apologists would scream vociferously that he had nothing to do with that. Maybe not directly, but his policies certainly led to the formation of that JayVee team he likes to talk about.
Does anyone believe a Trump presidency would have paid off Iran $400 million for hostages – and if he did, would he do so without getting ALL Americans out first, before the non-ransom money was paid?
If the picture wasn’t clear before, it should be coming into focus now. And Mr. Obama has the out-and-out gall to claim that Donald Trump is “unfit and does not possess the temperament” for the office of president.
Many Americans might wish to buy what Obama is smoking, but they should not want anything to do with what he is selling. If we elect Hillary Clinton, we deserve what we get because it will be for more years of Barack Obama wearing a pink pantsuit.
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To complete his assessment of Obama’s arrogance, Charles Hurt says,
“The president gives us his hand-picked successor, who is the one person in all of America who could possibly rival him for the blame of so many of our woes around the world today.
“For 25 years, Mrs. Clinton has been part of the problem around here. For the first four years of Mr. Obama’s presidency, she helped craft his disastrous foreign policy.”
If Barack Obama has done the magnificent job he claims to have done, there should be no need for Hillary Clinton to have anything else to do as president.
Yet she campaigns as the person who can clean up the huge mess she and Barack Obama have made.
Do you remember that adage that “when you point a finger at another person, three point back at you”? The most “unqualified, unfit” president in the history of the United States has proven why his own words point to himself better than anyone.
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award-winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe. Taylor is founder of the Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com).
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