B.H. Obama gives a good speech. If by good one means slick, well-delivered (assuming he doesn’t have to wing it without his teleprompter crutch), and political. His speech on the War on Man-Made Disasters yesterday is of a piece with a man who has done nothing in his life except run for office and give campaign speeches.
Yesterday the nation had the opportunity to hear an adult give a speech on the same topic. Dick The Dark Lord Cheney told us what we should never forget: President Bush and his policies kept us safe. B.H.O. told us, in essence, two things: Bush bad; me good.
Oh, and, yes, despite looking back and criticizing the Bush administration over 20 times, the Great One will be “forward looking.” As is too often the case, politicians lie. Obama is hardly unique in this. What may be unique is that he appears to believe that he is not lying, that he is the messiah, come to garner the good will and slobbering accolades of Europe and the rest of the world.
As Charles Krauthammer observes, Obama talks one way, and then goes ahead and adopts his predecessor’s program. Virtually intact in substance, with just some cosmetic and silly changes in nomenclature.
As Dr. K relates it, yesterday’s speechifying by Obama illustrated
the usual Obama three-step: (a) excoriate the Bush policy, (b) ostentatiously unveil cosmetic changes, (c) adopt the Bush policy.
The good news is that Obama appears smart enough to know that if something worked, don’t mess with it.
Let’s hope he will have the spine to stand up to the Left when he rescinds his hasty and stupid executive order closing Gitmo without having any plan on what to do with the miscreants locked up therein.