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Obama’s Cowardly Speech

December 2, 2009

On my WABC radio show and my Internet show over UBATV, I have heard a great deal of talk about the speech President Barack Obama made on Tuesday night from West Point.

Some ill-mannered and misinformed individual called me on my UBATV Internet show and actually said Obama’s speech was semi-conservative and Bushesque! He asked me what I thought and I told him it was not “semi-conservative,”, to quote this guy’s wife, and it was not anywhere close to being Bush-like!

If anything it was like Lyndon Baines Johnson, our 36th president, who didn’t really know anything about foreign policy. And, being a Democrat, didn’t know that the only goal in war should be victory. However, Johnson never talked about victory.

Johnson’s poor excuse for a defense secretary, Robert McNamara, could only repeat a pathetically inaccurate mantra to wit: “We can see a light at the end of the tunnel.” How pathetic is that?

The last Democrat to talk about achieving victory was Harry S. Truman. John F. Kennedy knew what the stakes were in the Cold War and if anybody wants to read a brilliant, bold and brave inaugural address, then I advise you read JFK’s speech which was delivered on January 20, 1961! But those days are long gone.

Since the George McGovern wing of the Democrat Party captured that party we have had nothing but mealy-mouthed, pusillanimous cowards!

Can you imagine John Kerry and Harry Truman in the same room, let alone the same party? Can you imagine Al Gore or Barack Obama sentencing enemy invaders who had been captured on the beach in New York, to be executed? Franklin Delano Roosevelt did just that when some Germans were caught after they had landed on our shores to commit acts of sabotage.

It is painfully apparent that the Democrat Party of 2009 is not the same party of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. So, it came as no surprise to me that Tuesday night Barack Obama made a meaningless speech in terms of what it meant for our future in Afghanistan and the world — but very important for his approval ratings with the American voter.

Hopefully, the great Abraham Lincoln was right and was thinking about President Obama when he said, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”

Maybe the charade that has been performed by our 44th president is at long last being seen by the majority of the American people for what he is . . . a narcissist who is only interested in acting like a president instead of being one!

Bob Grant

Straight Ahead!


That slams the lid onthings for today

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