You know, some guys are men of action.
They run toward the sound of gunfire.
They rush into burning buildings.
I remember one time when we were in Germany visiting family, we were down in Bavaria about to cross a very long bridge and up ahead a car was on fire. My dad jumped out of our rental, and ran toward the burning to car to help.
Some guys are just like that.
Truth is, some gals are like that too.
Like this young lady:
That’s Lance Corporal Kylie Watson. This Army medic is one of four women in UK history to receive the Military Cross for bravery.
She’s a woman of action. All five foot one inch of her.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going, as the old saying goes.
It’s something we’ve come to expect from leaders.
They, you know, lead.
Not Barack Obama.
He wouldn’t rush in to a burning building. He’d wait until it was a pile of sodden ash, have his staff find the families who lived there. Then make those family members stand behind him while he gave a speech about the need for government-funded fire prevention classes in public schools.
More than likely, during the precise time the place was engulfed in flames, Barack would be on the golf course with his buddies.
This weekend, while a coalition of Middle East nations, led by Saudi Arabia, bombed the living snot out of the Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen, Barack Obama was in Florida golfing.
This very weekend that John Kerry and Kerryettes scramble to get a deal…
Any deal! Just get a damn deal!!!
…with Iran. Caving on every last demand the mullahs make, …
Just to get some kind of deal!!!!
Barack Obama was golfing with Alonzo Mourning. The very same fellow he golfed with moments after his lame statement about the beheading of James Foley this past August.
While Yemen was reduced to rubble, Obama was busy dodging sand traps.
Obama is not a man of action.
He’s a gentleman of leisure.
Lance Corporal Kylie Watson has more courage in her 5′-1″ frame than 6′-1″ Barack Obama could ever hope to have.
And let’s not kid ourselves. He doesn’t want to be a man of action when it comes to America’s enemies or the threats we face.
He really does believe that being a “brilliant, cerebral man” is far more important.
Too bad he isn’t particularly brilliant or cerebral.
Barack Obama does the bare minimum necessary (except when it comes to improving his golf swing).
And apparently this has always been the case, as Doug Ross reported five years ago:
I spent some time with the highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law a few months back, and he did not have many nice things to say about “Barry.” Obama applied for a position as an adjunct and wasn’t even considered. A few weeks later the law school got a phone call from the Board of Trustees telling them to find him an office, put him on the payroll, and give him a class to teach. The Board told him he didn’t have to be a member of the faculty, but they needed to give him a temporary position. He was never a professor and was hardly an adjunct.
The other professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings, and it was clear that the position was nothing more than a political stepping stool. According to my professor friend, he had the lowest intellectual capacity in the building. He also doubted whether he was legitimately an editor on the Harvard Law Review, because if he was, he would be the first and only editor of an Ivy League law review to never be published while in school (publication is or was a requirement).
Playing golf while Iran inches toward a nuclear weapon with the help of his Secretary of State shouldn’t shock anybody.
Obama played golf while Ferguson burned.
Obama played golf in Martha’s Vineyard while Coptic Christians were being attacked by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
Obama played golf while Iraqi Christians were holed up in the mountains trying to survive ISIS.
Of course Obama played golf while Yemen was reduced to rubble.
Obama isn’t a man of action.
He isn’t really the Commander-in-Chief.
He’s a pampered, lazy, entitled princeling with delusions of royalty.
Obama treats foreign policy like he’s playing a late night game of Risk with his dorm buddies while listening to loud music and getting high.
Meanwhile, back at the White House, his PR Team works tirelessly to redefine his lazy indifference as “leading from behind.”
Barack doesn’t give the hairy ass of a rat about the “optics” of living like a wealthy retiree while the world burns.
Being President for Barack isn’t about being a man of action.
It is, as it has always been, all about the perks.
Diann Russell is the author of
RANT 2.0: Even More Politics & Snark in the Age of Obama,
Liberals Gone WILD!!! The Not-So-Silent Conquering of America,
RANT: Politics & Snark in the Age of Obama,
and two novels: Sliding Home Feet First and Under the Cloud
Diann is the owner of DiannyTees.com — a Conservative & Christian T-shirt Store.
She is a political dissident residing in The People’s Republic of New York.