So, last week the president deigned to tell all the religions of the world their place. And this week we learn that, according to the wise and all knowing Obama, climate change is a bigger concern than terrorism. No slip this rather astonishing utterance, his press secretary doubled down. It has taken me a while to digest all of this. Even if one buys all the climate change hype (which no serious, reasonable person does), how to you make a case that problems out in the future are a bigger deal than people burning people to death or beheading them, recording the dastardly act and sending it out for all to see? Again, assuming you think like Al Gore (which only Al Gore does), how do you think that societal upheaval in the future is bigger deal that the murder of dozens, hundreds, or even thousands RIGHT NOW through acts of violence?
For starters one has to be terribly cold-hearted. Just imagine watching the recent video of the burning of the Jordanian pilot and being able to think that a white paper on your desk with a bunch of mathematical models about the climate is a bigger deal. That requires an almost total ability to shut out the pain that you witness in another before your very eyes. It is a lack of compassion on an epic scale. Such a response requires such a high level of calculation as to be more mechanical than human. It’s like the worn out scifi plot where the sentient computer decides that humanity is the problem as sets out to destroy it.
As I digested all of this an ugly screed began to form in my mind. I was on the verge of berating the state of a nation that selected Obama over Romney. I was concluding there was something fundamentally and dangerously wrong with a nation that would select such an inhuman automaton over a a decent man that holds a religion somewhat out of the mainstream. Had we taken complete leave of all moral reason and compassion?
Thanks goodness, Scott Johnson at Powerline is watching coverage of David Axelrod’s memoirs. Johnson writes under the title “The Lebron James of BS”: (foul language warning)
Barack Obama is not just a BS artist of the first rank; he is the gold standard in BS. He’s not so good that anyone who knows what Obama is talking about would fall for his act, but we must give credit where credit is due. When it comes to BS, he never lets his guard down. Thus he told political adviser David Axelrod after an event where he stated his opposition to same-sex marriage: “I’m just not very good at bullshitting.” BS!
Time picks up on the account lifted from Axelrod’s memoir in Zeke Miller’s “Axelrod: Obama misled nation when he opposed gay marriage in 2008.” Hey, Obama’s misrepresentation of his views on gay marriage are the least of it. Any fool could see through that. Axelrod provides an Obama man’s modified limited hangout.
Obama’s attribution of his retrograde views to his own religious faith, though, took it to the next level. Recall how Obama explained his alleged view in 2008 on the nature of marriage as a union of man and woman: “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman,” he told Rick Warren. “Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.”
Only in his second term would Obama counsel Christians to stay off their high horse and recall the Crusades. Only in his second term would Obama instruct us that Christians have a lot to answer for.
We were lied to people, plain and simple.
And thus this morning I can breathe a bit easier. The nation is gullible and inattentive but it has not lost all moral reason and compassion. That’s still a lot to work on, but it is in the category of fixable.
By his own admission, Barack Obama is full of, well, you-know-what. We just have to get the nation to see it.