People in bullet-proof, tempered glass houses in elite political positions apparently get to throw stones. Monday was a day of open blinds on the class and character of two of our more imperialistic Presidential candidates: Rick Santorum and President Barack Obama.
Ricky Boy had yet another side of his core Christian character on display as he broke out the potty mouth with a NY Times reporter. In the tradition of Jeremiah Wright and Joe Biden, it was one of his more "presidential" moments. (ahem) Interestingly enough, instead of apologizing or expressing regret for allowing himself to be baited and losing his cool--using language unbecoming of both a shirt-sleeve Christian and of a US Presidential hopeful, Santorum chose to laugh it off and justify his coarse behavior since, after all, it was just a NY Times reporter and they apparently don't deserve the common decency and respect of other human beings. Does this say anything to anyone else about the character and decorum of the man? How's he going to explain this to his home-schooled Christian kids?!
PBO (pronounced PEE-BOE for President Barack Obama) gave us a glimpse into his duplicitous soul yesterday, as well, when in a presumed private moment, he assured a top Russian official, that after his re-election, he'll be far more "flexible" in negotiating issues like missile defense, embargoes, nuclear proliferation, and other matters with Vladimir Putin.
He speaks the truth! Without the political constraints of having to be reelected, PBO will be less accountable to the people than ever. Given what he's managed to accomplish in his first term in the march towards "transforming" America into a Euro-socialist autocracy, one can hardly imagine what horrors an unaccountable 2nd term might have in store. Keep a close eye on this campaign, and there's no telling what you might see when the candidates pull back the curtains for a momentary glimpse.
Another example of Obama's can't-help-myself transparency would be Barack's surreptitious yet shameless race baiting in the Treyvon Martin case when he craftily referred to Treyvon with this racially tainted comment: "If I had a son, he'd look like Treyvon." In a vacuum, the comment might be innocent enough. But in a context of racial tension spurred by the case, the New Black Panthers putting a bounty on Zimmerman's head, and frankly, Obama's history of close association with radical racist activists like Jeremiah Wright, and his similar rush to judgment in the Cowley-Gates incident in MA, the comment is layered with subtext that opens a window to Obama's racially tinged "social justice" ideology. Clearly, the president was suggesting that 'if he (Martin) didn't look like he could be Barack's son (black) this incident would likely not have occurred.' That's a profoundly divisive complaint coming from the first black American to be elected POTUS through a distinctively united "rainbow" coalition of voters in 2008. But I guess Obama just can't help letting his true colors shine through.