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Barack Obama’s Chilly Water Dilemma

introductory-titlesOriginally posted at American Thinker

 

America’s anti-atrocity president is on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard again. This year he is a little disappointed that the water of the Atlantic, unlike Hawaii, “is still a little cold.” Regrettably, for most people in the world, the icy beach water of Martha’s Vineyard is not the most pressing problem. Why? Because while the president takes time to decry the unfriendly surf and spend “time with… seals on the beach,” in Iraq a genocide similar to the one Obama identified as evil while visiting the Holocaust Museum two years ago is currently playing out on the world stage.

Speaking of seals — the trained, clapping kind, that is — are amongst those Obama usually feels most comfortable with. That aside, while Barack Obama is participating in Summer Fun Fest 2014, children are being beheaded, young boys crucified, women raped, and Christian men hung or shot at point-blank range after witnessing all of the above.

Come to think of it, if Barack Obama responded as quickly to the ongoing genocide in Iraq as he did to Malia asking him if he “plugged the hole” in the Deep Water Horizon oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico or to the so-called atrocity of terrorists being waterboarded or to Robin Williams’ suicide, maybe thousands of Iraq’s indigenous Assyrian Christians wouldn’t be buried alive in mass graves.

Granted, it is a pity that when Obama arrived on Martha’s Vineyard the water temperature wasn’t to his liking. Add to that all the precious vacation time he’s wasted thinking about the obstinate nature of Congressional Republicans.

Yet if the president thinks he is suffering, maybe he should try imagining the misery he would feel while being forced to helplessly watch a terrorist decapitate one of his children. If the temperature-sensitive Obama wants to talk about how unbearable cold water is, how about having to witness a five-year-old little boy being sliced in half as punishment for the sin of being born to Christian parents?

Icy water is a problem for Mr. Obama? If given the choice between shivering with goose bumps or suffocating while buried alive or, God forbid, watching his wife and daughters gang-raped, which of those three would Obama be likely to choose?

Or how about, as the father of two young daughters, wrapping his head around young women having their genitals sawed away by angry Muslim terrorists wielding used razor blades in the name of Allah?

Man, that’s a vacation buzz-kill. After all, every president has a right to get away for a little down time. And to be fair, this is the man who once challenged a post-Holocaust planet with the “bitter truth” that “too often, the world has failed to prevent the killing of innocents on a massive scale.” Barack ‘Blame Bush’ Obama even admitted that “we are haunted by the atrocities that we did not stop and the lives we did not save.”

That was back in April of 2012 when Nobel Peace Prize winner, Auschwitz survivor, and author of Night, Elie Wiesel, was in attendance when America’s legendary Nobel Peace Prize winner paid a visit to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. The remarks made by President Obama also included denouncing the horror of human-rights atrocities and suggesting that memorializing what happened in Nazi Germany could help to ensure that similar crimes against civilization would be avoided in the future.

Obama, who has made a habit of speaking while standing silent, said that day that we — which, by definition, includes him — must “tell our children about how this evil was allowed to happen — because so many people succumbed to their darkest instincts…because so many others stood silent.”

The president even drove home the point that, “In short, we need to be doing everything we can to prevent and respond to these kinds of atrocities — because national sovereignty is never a license to slaughter your people.”

Unfortunately, while Barack Obama is on summer break, the evil he spoke of is unaware that it should take a break too. So, maybe party-boy Obama could just sit one dance number out and spend the time he would have used doing the Electric Slide explaining the whole “never a license to slaughter” concept to those currently butchering their way through northern Syria and Iraq.

In the book Night, Elie Wiesel wrote about his chilling experiences in a death camp. Describing one horror perpetrated on a child by Nazi soldiers that he witnessed, Wiesel wrote “To hang a young boy in front of thousands of spectators was no light matter.”

On the other hand, if the one who could save blindfolded young Iraqi men from being crucified in the noonday sun chooses to spend time searching for a nice fluffy beach towel to warm himself after frolicking in chilly sea water, maybe when compared to Obama’s plight hanging boys is a “light matter.”

Sorry to be the one to have to say it but despite his recent victory lap, Obama complaining the other day about water temperatures in Martha’s Vineyard while the Yazidi starved on Mount Sinjar and innocent people were being brutally slaughtered could be likened to Franklin Delano Roosevelt publicly lamenting a missing cherry on his ice cream sundae while the Nazis were gassing the Jews.

On a smaller scale than the Holocaust, but a holocaust all the same, Barack Obama possesses the power to end the carnage. Yet thus far his effort to save lives and stop the brutality is tepid at best. Instead, as days turn into weeks and ISIS becomes a formidable threat to our homeland, Barack Obama is focused like a laser on busting dance moves at birthday parties, the threat of Republican obstructionism, photo ops, and mourning the disappointing swimming conditions on Martha’s Vineyard.

Ignorance and Incompetence Supersedes Hope and Change

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

Recently at the White House Barack Obama solemnly draped Medals of Freedom around the necks of an aging rock star in sunglasses, a Democrat astronaut, a United Farm Worker/chair of the Democratic Socialists of America, and a liberal poet who had written him a letter that praised his “keen intelligence, integrity and a rare authenticity,” as well as his “creative imagination which [when] coupled with brilliance equals wisdom.”

It was during that Medal of Freedom ceremony that Barack Obama, while posthumously honoring Georgetown University professor Jan Karski, a Catholic hero of the Polish resistance against Nazi occupiers in World War II, got so befuddled that he once again managed to insult Poland.

With the way Barack Obama is racking up Polish insults, America’s Nobel Peace Prize winner seems determined to offend, forsake, and above all, misrepresent the history of one of America’s long-time allies.

It started when the President went golfing instead of attending the state funeral of President Lech Kaczynski and then blamed his absence on Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull. Soon after, the President decided to sign a treaty with Poland’s archenemy Russia to remove missile shields from – you guessed it – Poland and the Czech Republic.

That slight was followed by Obama’s refusal to present the late Jan Karski’s medal to Soviet Union-defying/Polish Solidarity leader Lech Walesa. Both Jan Karski and Lech Walesa, whom the White House laughably deemed too “political,” shared a “burning desire to rid Poland of tyrannical subjugation.” Therefore, it made sense that Walesa should attend in Karski’s stead, but “President Obama said no.” Notorious grudge-holder Barack Obama probably barred Walesa from the White House because in 2010 Walesa warned that under the President’s policies the United States was “moving toward socialism.”

Barack Obama then topped off all those affronts by calling the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camps “Polish Death Camps.”

Recently, in the midst of rebutting what he claims is “Republican bigotry,” the President informed a group of conservative Jewish leaders that his commitment to the Jewish state of Israel should not be questioned because “all his friends in Chicago were Jewish.”

Still, if Barack Obama wants the Jewish community to believe he’s an authority on Judaism, maybe next time before taking to the podium he should at least know the nationality of the proprietors of the concentration camps where millions of Jewish souls lost their lives.

After boasting that some of his best friends are in fact Jewish, Obama implied that he knows more about the religion than any other president because he gained his knowledge from reading.  What the President failed to mention was whether his favorite Jewish author was Elie Wiesel, the author of Night, or his half-brother Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo,whose mother Ruth was Jewish and whose father was a notorious Kenyan atheist with the Muslim name of Barack Obama Sr..

If the President is serious about how he acquired his Jewish expertise, then attending kosher chicken and rendered-poultry-fat barbeques in Chicago and reading The Big Jewish Book for Jews may be all he felt he needed to make him an authority on the subject, which makes one wonder how a man so entrenched in all things Jewish could place “Polish” instead of “Nazi” in front of the words “death camp?”

Nonetheless, at least for the next 158 days, President “Choomwagon” remains front and center on the national stage.  In the meantime, if Barack Obama can’t navigate his way around the “57 states” — give or take — of the nation he leads, how can anyone expect him to keep straight whether Auschwitz was run by Germans or Poles?

So, before getting all apoplectic over the President’s misrepresentation of what was going on in Poland, in the name of fairness let’s show some compassion for a man whose unreleased college transcripts might reveal failing grades in geography.

In addition, while the President may feel comfortable counseling Angela Merkel and the EU on how to boost economic growth by “easing up on fiscal austerity,” it appears that besides being shaky on Poland’s history, global citizen Barack Obama is not all that well-versed on things pertaining to Deutschland, either.

In 2009, one of Obama’s many embarrassing gaffes took place in Strasbourg, France. When referring to the political interaction in Europe being similar to the United States Senate, Obama suggested that Austrians speak “Austrian” when he said that “There’s a lot of — I don’t know what the term in Austrian, [is for] wheeling and dealing.”

Note to Obama: there is no term in Austrian for “Machenschaften” because the language of Austria is German, which proves that unless Barack Obama consumed a lot of pierogies in the past and was trained in the fine art of German Slap Dancing, he can’t possibly be as knowledgeable about Poland and Germany as he is about Judaism, thanks all his Jewish buddies in Chicago.

So with very few friends in Poland and given his European geographical and language deficiencies, it should be no shock that as Obama lauded Jan Karski with heartfelt affection he included a jaw-dropping reference that Poles found extremely offensive when he said:

Jan served as a courier for the Polish resistance during the darkest days of World War II. Before one trip across enemy lines, resistance fighters told him that Jews were being murdered on a massive scale, and smuggled him into the Warsaw Ghetto and a Polish death camp to see for himself.

In response to Obama’s “death camp” faux pas, Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski quickly responded by declaring that the White House “will apologize” for Obama’s “outrageous” statement (which thus far they have failed to do). Sikorski also lamented the fact that the “Hope and Change” President’s Medal of Freedom ceremony was eclipsed by “ignorance and incompetence,” which was probably not the 2012 campaign slogan Barack Obama had hoped would catch on.

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