Remember the White House Beer Summit from July 30, 2009?
Oh, yeah. It was the big publicity push after Barack Obama blundered into the Cambridge Police Department’s arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates.
Never wanting to let a crisis go to waste, the White House staged the event as a way to portray Barack Obama as the Great Healer — the unifier who would bridge the gap between the Cambridge Police and Gates. But that wasn’t the actual purpose of this Beer Summit. No. The real reason it was held was to somehow stop the bleeding Obama himself caused when he couldn’t keep his damn mouth shut.
Had Obama simply stayed the hell out of what was a local news story, there would have been no need for this staged Beer Summit. But Obama — narcissist that he is — had to stick his Nosy Parker nose into the story, accuse the Cambridge police of acting stupidly, and turned what should have been a non-story into a national news event.
The Beer Summit wasn’t to mend fences between Henry Louis Gates and the Cambridge Police. It was to repair Obama’s own reputation.
Unfortunately for Barack, the White House official photographer captured an image that seemed to do the opposite.
Yup. There he is, Mr. Caring. Mr. Great Healer, striding ahead of the crippled old man with a cane while the “behaving stupidly” Cambridge police sergeant James Crowley helps the old man down the stairs.
This one official picture reveals far more about Barack Obama than the White House intended.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, not one of those thousand words revealed here lead one to believe Barack Obama is the Great Healer or Unifier of the People.
No. Instead, he is exposed as a narcissistic, self-centered prick who can’t be bothered with the common courtesies one would expect from a Healer or Unifier. And the man who was painted as behaving stupidly is the one who shows basic respect.
Whenever I hear anyone refer to the Beer Summit, this is the image that pops into my head. Not the one of Obama, Biden, Crowley and Gates seated at the outdoor table hoisting up their glasses of beer in a toast. But this one.
The Beer Summit occurred on July 30, 2009 — just seven months into Obama’s first term in office. And like so many things Obama has done, it did more to inform me of the true measure of this man.
I have always been one who believes in the saying, “Actions speak louder than words.”
And Obama’s actions have always revealed the truth.
This arrogant, oblivious, disrespectful punk who strides ahead of the others, this is the real Barack Obama. Not the actor playing a part in the scripted photo op.
Some of you may be thinking, “So what? Why bring this up now?”
But you know exactly why. Barack Obama is going to exploit the tragic death of five police officers in Dallas to push through his agenda. For him, it is a crisis that must not go to waste. Their lives mean nothing to him. Their sacrifice means nothing to him. The grief of their families or the community means nothing to him.
All that matters to Barack Obama is what use he can get out of their deaths.
If you suffer through listening to his speech today, keep in mind this picture from the Beer Summit.
Keep in mind that everything Obama does is in service to himself and his agenda.
The people, their lives — even the lives lost — are nothing more than props. Useful tools to promote himself.
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