Barack Obama is a radical progressive, but he's not a stupid man. How, then, to explain his continuing assault on average Americans and their beliefs? How, also, to explain his obsession with news outlets that report or represent those views?
In an article this week in Rolling Stone (the same magazine that knocked out his top general in Afghanistan and the nation's top counterinsurgency expert, Stanley McChrystal), he re-loaded and took aim again at Fox News: "I think Fox...is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view. It's a point of view that I disagree with. It's a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world."
This echoes complaints he's consistently aired about Fox since he began running for president almost 4 years ago. The leopard hasn't changed his spots. In fact, he's added more spots: to his attacks on Fox, he's added criticism of talk radio and the Tea Party.
Yesterday at one of his contrived "backyard town halls," he took shots at "these cable shows and these talk show hosts." He added, "A lot of them have figured out, the more controversial I can be, if I'm going out there and I'm calling Obama this name or that name or saying he wasn't born in this country or - that will get me attention. I will then write a book, I'll go and sell it."
You would think that the man has bigger things to worry about than cable news programming. Apparently not. It is extraordinarily demeaning for a president of the United States to be whining about this news organization or that one. It is vicious and frankly, anti-American of him to isolate one in particular for criticism because it airs dissenting points of view. It is unpresidential of him to attack a network that broadcasts the views held by most Americans. Last I checked, the president is supposed to represent ALL of the American people, even those who disagree with him.
His petty moaning puts a glaring spotlight on his character, and it ain't a pretty sight.
The president is a small, self-absorbed, vain, thin-skinned narcissist. He makes Bill Clinton look like a piker.
Is it November 2012 yet?