Speaking from Germany with Angela Merkel, Obama exercised his pro-protest voice. (probably wondering if his marching shoes were still ready in the closet)
When asked directly about the protestors to Trump back home, Obama could find no words to object to it. In fact, he said that it was standard fare that he thinks every president has probably been faced with. He encouraged protest as a (healthy) sign of freedom in a democracy.
Then he pivoted to call cynicism and dissent agents of disruption, chaos or evil in global politics. (my paraphrasing) Not much place for dissent there. How does he square his circular thinking? He doesn’t. No greater contrast could be made. It shows where he puts his interests. It was a broadsided way to condemn Brexit or the fractures in the European Union. That dissent must be called out….but not the dissent of a presidential election.
But Obama would reject any notion that protests of himself were constructive — even though we did not take to the streets or riot upon his election. Now he refuses to call for restraint of protests. Instead he tried to normalize them. So he is all for unity only when it suits his ideological purpose. Obama’s sole outreach after his elections was saying “I won.”
For weeks he lectured from the presidential podium about accepting the results of the election. Now his respect for protestors trumps all. Obama lectured about accepting election results but then says nothing to those who don’t.
Obama is way to obsessive about the White House.He lectured on the sober seriousness of the job. I guess that’s why he is always off playing golf or on vacation when there is a national or world crisis. Nothing interrupts his vacation, be it floods, riots or international military issues, or terrorism.
Yet post Benghazi coverup, he now portends seriousness about not taking one’s eye off problems. We’ve been treated to pictures of Obama skipping off for ice cream in Martha’s Vineyard, or Barry doing the Wave at a ball game with Castro in Cuba, or doing a dance in SA as international events rage around him. Then his politicizing our entire government.
Not to forget his invisible red line in Syria or calling ISIS a JV team. Or his refusals to call terrorists what they are — that’s way too controversial. Now he is lecturing Trump, from Germany, on dealing with sober realities? Benghazi is only a distant, alien memory to him. Not a word about calming the unrest, from Obama, except toward justified fears of global warming schemes and their fierce ‘urgency of now’ politics.
What a two-faced hypocrite.
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