President Obama is suddenly listening to the outrage of New Yorkers over holding the trial of Khalid Sheik Mohammed in lower Manhattan. He has instructed Attorney General Eric Holder to find another location for the propaganda circus.
As a New Yorker, I’m glad that he is even willing to go that far, but as an American I am appalled that our Commander-in-Chief is still planning to give the 9/11 mastermind a trial in civil court under the full protections of the U.S. Constitution.
In his State of the Union address, Obama showed no anger towards America’s enemies. He was downright nonchalant about it all. In fact, he spent less time on foreign policy in his State of the Union address than any other president in modern times. He said not a word about the evil acts of KSM or the Christmas Day bomber. Instead, he just tried to assure us that his administration is on top of airport security.
He showed no anger towards the Iranian regime that is responsible for the killing, torture and arrest of hundreds of protestors and which continues to pursue nuclear weapons in defiance of the international community. Instead, he repeated for the umpteeth time that Iran would face unspecified consequences.
So whom is Obama really angry at? The Supreme Court, for one. His insult of the Justices sitting right in front of him led even the liberal Fox News contributor Juan Williams to exclaim that Obama’s treatment of the Supreme Court was “dangerous for democracy.”
Obama was also angry at all those pesky Republicans who get in the way of his radical domestic agenda. There is only one problem with that logic, as Glenn Beck pointed out on his show yesterday. During the first year of his term, Obama did not need a single Republican vote to get past a filibuster threat in the Senate, and he has more than a 50 vote majority in the House.
Most of all, Obama showed his usual arrogance towards the American people. We are his real enemy because we just are too stubborn to appreciate all that he believes he is trying to do for us. Or maybe we are just too dumb to understand and need even more of his lectures. Referring to his health care plan, he said:
Still, this is a complex issue, and the longer it was debated, the more skeptical people became. I take my share of the blame for not explaining it more clearly to the American people
We understand, Mr. President. We just don’t like what you are trying to ram down our throats. Yes to eliminating insurance company abuses. Yes to more competition among insurance companies across state lines. Yes to ending frivolous expensive lawsuits against doctors and hospitals that drive the cost of care up. Yes to targeted subsidies and tax incentives to help people buy health insurance if they cannot afford to do so. But no to government-imposed health care rationing. No to new taxes and fees. No to drastic cuts in Medicare. And no to forcing everyone to buy health insurance.
Focus your anger on the real enemies of this country, Mr. President, and not on the Americans who disagree with the direction you are taking this country.