LOS ANGELES, December 11, 2013 — President Obama’s self-celebratory tour of Africa was nearly derailed by the deceased yet persistent corpse of Nelson Mandela. While many in the global media insisted on focusing on Obama’s presence, others were determined to recognize an elderly departed leader who actually did things.
One can almost forgive Obama for treating the world like his personal playground, where decorum and dignity are not required. After all, who is around to discourage his behavior?
Nelson Mandela is lionized for his courage in the fight against apartheid. He was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for helping to change his country and free millions of people from cruel oppression. Obama got his Nobel Prize for representing change and hope, before he even unpacked his bags in the White House.
The media rushed past the casket of a hero to focus on zero, the One, the O.
The rest of us wondered if Obama and his loyal media subjects were truly shallow, because shallow implies a bottom. Why would a leader shake hands with another leader who violates the rule of law? What was Castro thinking? Will Raoul Castro’s poll numbers in Cuba suffer for this? He should know better than to associate with people who suppress freedom.
Due to his totally inappropriate handshake with Obama, will Cuba’s congress call Castro to the carpet? Did Obama advise him to say that the handshake was all brother Fidel’s fault and that Raoul inherited a diplomatic mess? After shaking hands with Obama, did Castro scrub his hands and demand hand sanitizer?
Was Obama imitating San Diego’s ex-mayor Bob Filner by snuggling with the Danish PM?
When Obama took his selfie, Michele looked angry. Then again, she is a leftist. When doesn’t she look angry?
Can a picture be a selfie if it has three people in it? Can all three world leaders in the picture be taking a simultaneous selfie? Can the three rock stars in the 1994 movie “Airheads” really call themselves the “Lone Rangers?”
As Joe Montegna tells Adam Sandler, “There’s three of you. You can’t be lone.”
Sandler, in his best Obama impersonation, replies, “I have no idea what you’re saying.”
This is the world of Obama, by Obama, about Obama, and for Obama. This is a man who does virtually nothing that matters. What little he tries to do, he does badly. His foreign policy evaporates faster than a Syrian red line turning into a Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke blurred line. The media and Obama are twerking when he should be working.
The issue is not whether Obama shook hands with a murderous despot. Of course he did. That is what a morally bankrupt American leader with no sense of propriety does.
The issue is not whether he took a selfie at a funeral or likes to enjoy a Danish every now and then when his wife is not looking. Of course he did and does. That is what a morally bankrupt American leader with no sense of propriety does.
The issue is not that Obama inserts himself gratuitously into every situation or that his narcissism makes even the 1960s kids blush and pause. That is what a morally bankrupt American leader with no sense of propriety does.
The issue is that the media continues to cover his every waking stirring and utterance. He belches, and the media rushes to capture his breath in a Ziploc bag for posterity.
The American economy is a wreck and the world is on fire while media schoolgirls drool over the Katy Perry of politics for winking at them and flashing his grin.
As Obama prepares to return home, the media will have nearly 20 hours to dissect what Obama eats for lunch on Air Force One and who cleans the airplane’s lavatory when he is finished.
Why was he in Africa again? Oh yeah, some dead guy.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.” Eric is 100% alcohol, tobacco, drug, and liberalism free. Follow Eric on Twitter @TYGRRRREXPRESS. Follow us: @wtcommunities on Twitter.
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