What should Obama’s sentence be? No, silly, we don’t mean how long should his prison term be, we mean his sentence, as in those things that make up a paragraph. This is a sentence.
What should Obama’s sentence be? What is his sentence now? Big Pink favorite (when she is not attacking us) Peggy Noonan explains the sentence story:
The Sentence comes from a story Clare Boothe Luce told about a conversation she had in 1962 in the White House with her old friend John F. Kennedy. She told him, she said, that “a great man is one sentence.” His leadership can be so well summed up in a single sentence that you don’t have to hear his name to know who’s being talked about. “He preserved the union and freed the slaves,” or, “He lifted us out of a great depression and helped to win a World War.” You didn’t have to be told “Lincoln” or “FDR.”
Peggy, the wordsmith, misses a key word from the Clare Boothe Luce story: “great”. Obama is not a great man so don’t expect much of a sentence. But let’s play with Noonan’s conceit – Let’s come up with a sentence for Obama.
Peg has a suggestion for Obama:
New White Houses are always ardent for change, for breakthroughs. They want the sentence even when they don’t know the sentence exists, even when they think it’s a paragraph. The Obama people want, “He was the president who gave all Americans health care,” and, “He lessened income inequality,” and, “He took over a failed company,” and other things. They wants a jumble of sentences and do a jumble of things. But an administration about everything is an administration about nothing.
Mr. Obama is not seeing his sentence. He’s missing it. This is the sentence history has given him: “He brought America back from economic collapse and kept us strong and secure in the age of terror.” That’s all anybody wants. It’s all that’s needed.
Peggy, get out of wherever you are immediately. You are in a Hopium den. The Hopium fumes are burning your brain cells if you think Obama, of the “stimulus” scam will keep America away from economic collapse instead of driving us over the brink. The Hopium fumes are burning your brain cells if you think Obama will keep us strong and secure – and you obviously are unaware that Obama does not even use the word “terror” let alone believe in it.
So Peg, please, understand that Obama is incapable of keeping “us strong and secure in the age of terror” because he does not believe there is terror or terrorists.
“Strong and Secure”? Obama? The “no preconditions” guy? The guy that waits to see which way the wind is blowing to say the Iranian government is being naughty when it kills and beats up on its own citizens? That guy?
Peg, you seriously think that guy will keep anyone but himself “secure”? The guy who gave up his own constituents to Chicago’s freezing cold for campaign contributions – that’s the guy you think will keep America secure? Ask the dolphins Peggy, they’ll tell you Obama’s not the one.
Peggy, take our advice, remember to always think twice.
So what is Obama’s Sentence? What about Obama “can be so well summed up in a single sentence that you don’t have to hear his name to know who’s being talked about”?
“Flim-flam man” is too short. “TelePrompter POTUS“, even that gives him too much credit. “Hope and Change” is now a punchline. How about “bitter and clingy“? That last one works but it doesn’t fully sum up the man.
Michelle Obama might be of some help here. Michelle called Obama “stinky” and later perfectly summed up the man she knows so well with chastisement of his “selfishness and careerism“.
“Selfishness and careerism” though are reasons, excuses for what Obama is and does. What Peggy wants and what Clare Booth Luce meant was a sentence that immediately recalls the man in his entirely, his actions especially.
Many will devise an Obama sentence, but for us, the conflation of our catechism seems just about right:
“[Obama -] Simply cannot be trusted by friend nor foe.