"He's the essence of everything rotten in the American soul poured into an expensive suit and propped up like some cardboard cut-out on the edge of the international scene."
That has got to leave a mark.
If you always expect the worse from this pathologically rude, cowardly and badly raised man and you will never, ever be disappointed. It's really no surprise he's the president. He's the essence of everything rotten in the American soul poured into an expensive suit and propped up like some cardboard cut-out on the edge of the international scene.
I have had this constant, niggling feeling that he will slowly feed our best, brightest, and most patriotic to the wolves until there are none left in this country to defend its good citizens, none left to fight the revolution to save us from the consuming evil bearing down on us.
I do not understand how our military leaders, no matter how political they are, can follow this man's orders, knowing full well the consequences for the troops under their command. What a bunch of preening eunuchs, masquerading as real men.
You are spot on, as always.
He absolutely must demoralize and marginalize the military, and any like minds. He senses this vulnerability viscerally.
I take the revolutionaries of the nineteen-sixties to be potentially the most ruinous bunch of blighters ever to break loose upon the world, far more so than their eighteenth- and nineteenth-century predecessors, and more so even than the Bolsheviks. They are a far more insidious species of blighter, less like the ravenous beast of old, well-tagged and marked, and more like a wasting disease still awaiting classification. The generally unviolent nature of the destruction, and the absolute conviction that they themselves are the agents of rectitude, rather than the germs of social, cultural, and intellectual death, brings to them no consciousness of what they are doing. They are not brought visibly to confront the lines of cause and effect in their ideas and deeds in the way that, say, a Bolshevik would be when he got spattered in blood and brains. The Revolution has had to adapt to a cowardly and squeamish breed of men who pride themselves on an image of humane sophistication and who would avoid any of the old images of evil.
I met Obama at a campaign event for the Senate. He was the most incredibly rude politician you could imagine, wouldn't shake hands or make polite small talk, he actually had unkind words to say about the community where he was shopping for votes. I remember thinking to myself that he had no chance of winning, he was so personally off-putting. He ended up winning that race by knocking his opponents off the ballot.
His main primary opponent had a domestic battery filed by his ex-wife, his Republican general election opponent's divorce records contained some steamy allegations, both sets of previously sealed private records were suddenly deemed of public interest and opened.