Yet Another Level Of Incompetence And Detachment, And Professional Race-Baiter Exposed (Again) *Open Thread*


Well, Obama finally drug himself away from the golf course to go back to Washington, DC, but not before a whole lot of people had a whole lot to say about his detachment from the exceedingly serious goings-on in the world. It’s about time, though I am not sure how much better it will make things considering Obama’s track record thus far.

For instance, there is a new revelation about Obama’s whole Foley rescue attempt. This is a doozy, and goes right along with how Obama prefers to spend his time on our dime. From Legal Insurrection:

There was a chance James Foley ­- the American journalist brutally executed by ISIS ­- could have been saved.

Concerned over bad press and political consequences, President Obama took too long to OK his rescue mission. A former lieutenant-colonel in US military intelligence confirmed the delay to The Sunday Times.

According to a report from The Sunday Times, Obama waited nearly 30 days to authorize Foley’s rescue mission. His “agonizing delay” was due to fear of political backlash. If the rescue mission failed, it could have seriously damaged his political image ­– not to mention interrupt another valuable round of golf.


Was this simply a honest delay, or was Obama more concerned with how “boots on the ground” would taint his image? The latter seems to be true. During the 30-day debate period, Obama played golf seven different times. (Emphasis mine.) […] (Click here to read the rest.)

SEVEN TIMES. Between that, and Obama hauling butt to get back out to the golf course after his stern message to ISIS, Michael Goodwin, former Obama supporter, had this to say in a recent NY Post article:

Sometimes a round of golf is just a round of golf. And sometimes it reveals the ­essence of a man.

President Obama’s decision to hit the links and yuk it up with pals immediately after speaking about the beheading of James ­Foley was no ordinary mistake. Nor was it a simple gaffe.

The decision continues to cause an uproar because, like an X-ray, there is no escaping the image. It shows there is no there there.

With even his media praetorian guard appalled, the golf outing is sparking a wider understanding that Obama is hollow, empty of the routine qualities Americans expect from their president.

Simple decency and respect for Foley’s horrified parents should have been enough to sober him. If that didn’t do it, the realization that the Islamic State had declared war on America in the most gruesome fashion imaginable should have sounded a call of duty in his head.

Instead, Obama continued with his vacation and was photographed looking as if he didn’t have a care in the world. Suddenly, that megawatt smile that often charmed voters wasn’t so charming. It was vacuous.

He looked like an empty-headed frat boy, numb to the world. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Of course, we already knew that. It’s a shame it took so long for others to see what we saw all along. And it is tragic for Foley’s family.

“Simple decency” has not been on exhibit from this President at any time since he came on the scene as far as I can tell, and choosing to send White House representatives to the funeral of a criminal (Michael Brown) but not a two-star general (Greene) or even that of former PM, Margaret Thatcher, has made that abundantly clear. No decency, no class and no sense of decorum have been Obama’s hallmark.

And speaking of Ferfuson, the furor in Ferguson over the shooting of a strong arm robber who assaulted a police officer and was shot to death are finally subsiding, despite the efforts of the Professional Race-Baiters in this country like Sharpton and Jackson.

Fox News Sunday gave us an excellent juxtaposition between professional race-baiter, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurologist. I could have easily said this was a discussion between lack of rationale and reason and logical conclusions based on facts. Don’t take my word for it. Judge for yourselves (h/t

Honestly, what more can I say after Dr. Carson responded to Rev. Jackson’s continued pushing of victim-status for blacks in America? That is precisely what Jackson was doing. Yes, the unemployment numbers are high for blacks in America, WORSE since bi-racial President Obama was elected – TWICE, with great support among blacks. Yes, unemployment among blacks is FAR worse since Obama came into office. Jackson seems to have a target in mind for blame for this when he made his statements in the video above. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out who his target is.

But Jackson has it all wrong, IMO. He cannot continue to blame everyone else for the problems in the black community without holding the black community to account as well. In the Weekend Open Thread post, Kenoshamarge provided an excellent article by a psychologist, Terry Paulson, “E Pluribus Discidium-Identity Politics Unleashed.” Paulson makes this point:

[…] Welcome to Ferguson, Missouri. With black teens in the area facing 50% unemployment, they need jobs, not more demonstrations. Unfortunately, throwing stones at the police, cursing at potential employers, and destroying small businesses does not make a compelling impression for the jobs they so desperately want.

With calmer nights beginning to return, there is once again business activity in Ferguson. But one of the business signs speaks to the problem we face. The hand-written sign on the plywood replacing the window read, “OPEN BLACK OWNER.” Is that the America we want where only white-owned stores should be attacked?

No matter what happened in that tragic confrontation, there is no justification for looting and violence. Blacks can point to white-on-black attacks. Whites can list black-on-white attacks. For law-abiding Americans of any race, such crimes deserve fair trials and true justice.

Victor Frankl, the holocaust survivor, said it best, “There are only two races, the decent and the indecent.” As an American, we’re challenged to care less about the color of a man’s skin, and more about a man’s behavior. In America, there should be no special laws to protect one race; all should be held to the same standard. Do the crime; serve the time. We aspire to equal justice for all–Whether for a black teenager or a white police officer. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

There are only two races, the decent and the indecent.”

And that says it all. This is an Open Thread.


19 Responses to “Yet Another Level Of Incompetence And Detachment, And Professional Race-Baiter Exposed (Again) *Open Thread*”

  1. mcnorman Says:

    There are three reps from the White House at the Michael Brown funeral this morning. Priorities with this asshat are simply stunning. I’m sure that Foley asked why his country had forsaken him in the end.

    • mcnorman Says:

      As for JJ, there are no words. I have always despised those that feed off the pain of others.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        I appreciated Dr. Caron bringing up Jackson’s work with MLK. Jackson’s work NOW is the sheer antithesis of the vision MLK had for black Americans and for the country. Rather than us all being Americans first, and being judged by “the content of our character,” charlatans like Jackson and Sharpton do their damndest to push the victim mentality, and I might add, entitlement mentality.

        With the WH sending 3 people to this funeral and not the others I mentioned above, it also sends a sign that those who break the law will be elevated. Hmm – come to think of it, so has Obama…

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          That one interview showed us what most of us already knew, Jackson is a race-baiting full fledged member of the race industry. Whatever and wherever he started that is what he has become.

          Dr. Carson on the other hand is class all the way through. He came from nothing and with the help of his indomitable mother he made himself something wonderful. I admire him so much. There are children alive and well today because he became a pediatric neurosurgeon.Did you know that he is credited with being the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head. That is incredible.

          I honestly hope he does not decide to run for office. He’s too good a man to be a politician. I believe he can serve better as the voice and conscience and gadfly of the right. Politics seems to taint everyone – I couldn’t bear to see him less than the good man that he is.

          • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

            Exactly, Marge – that interview showed in clear relief the difference between these two men. Carson worked his way up the hard way, and became one of the greatest doctors in the world all on hard work, self-reliance, and a mother who pushed education. Whether one agrees with his political stances or not, his kind of message to young Blacks should be the type they hear, not the victim-status, “it’s all white people’s fault you’re in this predicament” mentality Jackson has been pushing for decades.

            Again, I cannot imagine what MLK would think of his old friends if he could see them now. They have completely corrupted his message, and become corrupt themselves.

            Good point abt Carson, too. Like Trey Gowdy, who has said he would rather be in a courtroom, but is seeking a third term to make sure his good friend, Sen. Tim Scott, has support. He even said he would be happy to be Scott’s driver, he believes in him so much. Now THAT’S the kind of non-politician “politician” we need more of in this country. 🙂

            • kenoshamarge Says:

              I don’t have a problem with Gowdy running for a 3rd term. Him or any other congress person. They are only elected for 2 years at a time and a 3rd term only gives him as long as a Senator gets in one election cycle.

              I will however be very disappointed if he hangs around longer than 4 terms. 4 terms, 8 years is enough. It’s all a president gets after all. I also think 2 terms is all a Senator should be able to “serve”. These scumbags that stick around most of their adult lives disgust me. We support them most of their working lives and then support them when they retire. And their pensions are very generous. Maybe they should have to go to Social Security like the rest of us.

    • mcnorman Says:

      those three are more than stupid sent to Thatcher’s funeral.

  2. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    And to go along with Paulson’s piece, a Facebook friend had this article:

  3. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Marge, answering you down here- I mentioned the third term because Gowdy had intended to only run for two. He was imposing his own term limits Now he has said this third one will be the last one. Apparently, there was talk of him being appointed a judge. He said people had waited their entire careers for something like that to happen, and he wasn’t going to fall into that. Here’s the interview:

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

    Can you imagine Trey Gowdy on the bench if some frivilous case came into his courtroom? It would be an ass-chewing of monumental proportions leaving some ambulance chasing lawyer to slink away with tail tucked between his/her legs. In Trey Gowdy you have a lawyer that respects the law.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      See, that is the difference between Gowdy and most of these bozos in the government – he actually DOES support the laws and Constitution. What a concept, huh?

      And yes, that would be HILARIOUS!!! Seriously, I would pay money to see that! 😀

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