Friday, July 16, 2010

Smart Is As Smart Does As Smart Says - Bam Says Israel Is Suspicious Of Him Because Of His Middle Name

by guest blogger Andrew Roman

I deviate from much of my conservative brethren on the matter of Barack Obama’s intelligence. While we concur that the President’s big-government, Marxist-friendly agenda is steadily destroying the country as we know it, I find myself in the minority regarding the man’s astuteness and aptitude.

Despite his transformative approach (i.e., his America-wrecking leftism), it has become conventional wisdom that Barack Obama is, unquestionably, a sharp and sagacious man.

He is an intellectual, a scholar - at least that's what we’ve been told time and time again.

And even if we disagree with him - even if our dissent is resounding and unwavering - we must grant that he is remarkably precocious.

If I had a dollar for each time I’ve been apprised of the President's supposed mental dexterity, how clever he really is – including from the majority of pundits and wordsmiths on my side of the aisle – I’d have enough cash to get this country operating in the black. (Absolutely no pun intended there, Sheila Jackson Lee).

I don’t buy it.

Not for a moment.

Barack Hussein Obama is a dulcet-toned sponge swollen with leftist rhetoric, knee-jerk anti-capitalist blather, and university-cultivated hyperbole. He is a man who hasn’t a clue about much of anything beyond the campus brain-clutter that keeps his political base (somewhat) satisfied and his teleprompter in business.

He is a polished appetizer-platter of meaningless Vietnam-era clichés. He is a messiah in a world contrived in his mind that neither asked for nor needs him.

His responses to critical questions reveal a man who is in over his head - a man spinning his wheels in campaign-mode mud - without the ability to be particularly thoughtful or substantive.

He is a man who has contempt for liberty and rugged individualism.

He almost always sounds foolish.

And America continues to pay the price.

No, dear friends, he isn't brilliant.

Rather, he's ignorant and way out of his league.

And I assure you, I don't mean this as an insult. I don't write it for the shock value. It's meant as an honest description.

How else to explain Barack Obama’s appraisal of how the nation of Israel views him? How else to explain how unpopular he is with Israelis?

The fact is: President Obama is disliked in Israel. “Hope and Change” just hasn’t caught on in the little nation by the Mediterranean.

But that's okay.

The President has it figured out.

Barack Obama has tapped into his legendary well of cerebral prowess, summoning his ability to survey complicated situations – taking a page from his own Bammy's Handbook of Critical Thought and Assessment - and has come up with the reason why they Israelis don't adore him (like they should).

According to the President, the reason for his disfavor may be rooted in his middle name, Hussein.

From Haaretz:

During (an) interview Wednesday, when confronted with the anxiety that some Israelis feel toward him, Obama said that "some of it may just be the fact that my middle name is Hussein, and that creates suspicion."

"Ironically, I've got a Chief of Staff named Rahm Israel Emmanuel. My top political advisor is somebody who is a descendent of Holocaust survivors. My closeness to the Jewish American community was probably what propelled me to the U.S. Senate," Obama said.

"I think that sometimes, particularly in the Middle East, there's the feeling of the friend of my enemy must be my enemy, and the truth of the matter is that my outreach to the Muslim community is designed precisely to reduce the antagonism and the dangers posed by a hostile Muslim world to Israel and to the West," Obama went on to say.
If only his middle name were Bill or Moshe, Israel would have already renamed the city of Haifa for him ... because the anxiety Israelis feel with Bam in the White House has nothing to do with his actions.



If ever there was a more disconnected, out-of-touch, misguided man at the helm of the free world, I am not aware of it.

Does the President realize how painfully naïve - and frankly, dumb … he sounds? This is the brilliant metrosexual from Chicago? This is the new-age, post-racial, post-political intellectual that dazzled so many people during the campaign season two years ago? Does the President truly believe his unpopularity in Israel is about his name? Is that the depth of his analysis as to why Israelis are suspicious of him?

It certainly couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that the President has hung one of America’s closest allies out to dry since taking office, could it?

It wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact that the only democracy in that region – a nation where Arabs and Jews leave peacefully together – has seen her closest friend break several security commitments, turn a cold shoulder to her, and embrace those who exist to see her destroyed, would it?

It wouldn’t have anything to do with Obama’s apologetic demeanor toward terrorist thugs, would it?

It wouldn’t have anything to do with the President’s willingness to sit down and try to negotiate with those terrorists whose very existence is hinged on not only Israel’s destruction, but America's, would it?

It wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that in his book Audacity Of Hope, Obama wrote: "'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction," would it?

It couldn't have anything to do with President Obama’s propensity to bow to foreign heads of state, could it?

It wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that President Obama considers the location of the construction of some Jewish homes a far more important matter – a greater impediment to peace – than the notion that there are entire nations who vow to eliminate Israel from the face of the earth? 

It wouldn't have anything to do with the President's twisted infatuation with creating moral equivelancy, would it?

So, this is about his name?

My Lord, what on God’s green earth is President Obama talking about?

Is it possible for anyone to disagree with President Obama without being labeled as bigoted in some way? Or racist? Or whatever “phobic” he wishes to label his detractors with? Is it necessary for everything to be filtered through the Barack Obama prism? Is everything about Barack Obama?

And why is it that Barack Obama continues to insist that the Middle East "problem" is a complicated one?

It isn't.

The conflict is very simple.

Israel wishes to exist. Her enemies want her destroyed.


And while the solution is difficult - precisely because one side refuses to accept the very existence of the other - the problem is simple to grasp ... or it should be.

Even for intellectually vapid messiahs.


  1. REPOSTED at and: while I totally agree with this assessment of the man, and I mean to the point that I feel this should be on Obama’s wiki page…and in textbooks for its accuracy and exactness of connotation; Obama is the product of a Machine and a Method. This Machine & Method has been working towards this 4 years for a long, long, time…the Machine and the Method put him where he is; he is just the figurehead. He is a true believing ideologue of the progressive academian 60’s hippie radical race baiting capitalist hating machine. They could put any smooth talking, decent looking (or so I am told), teleprompter reader in his spot. He is the Berkeley-Churian candidate.

  2. Andrew: I agree with you on the state of B.O.'s intelligence. Every time I have heard him off script and off 'prompter he stutters and generally displays a vocabulary and mental acuity associated with third rate intellects.