Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Obama vs Netanyahu

The contrasts could not be more stark. Obama is once more the prissy diva and shall ever be a prissy diva. The prima donna qualities are brought to focus when the diva is compared to a passionate commando who is ten times smarter, infinitely tougher and as smooth as any political pro in the chambers for that historic speech.

Bibi is charming. He flattered the absentee president (didn't anyone tell him Obama he could just vote 'present'?) he called the Secretary of State his friend, he wished Harry Reid a speedy recovery. " can't keep a good man down."  These are the sorts of gestures you will never see with Obama. Because he has always had the deck stacked for him, Obama has never learned the rudiments of politics. He still has training wheels on his bike.

Obama leads with his middle finger. He loves to misstate his opponents' positions because he knows he can get away with it. He is always insulting, always antagonistic. Always. Always. Always. He might not ever pay a political price for his polarization but his party has paid a steep price and could be hobbled for decades to come. Along with Jonathan Gruber and Lois Lerner, Barack Obama will be on the ballot--every ballot--for a long, long time.

Maybe we will have a president like Netanyahu someday. We can dream, can't we?

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