Saturday, June 14, 2008

Barack Obama: Replacing Hope with a Gun?

By John W. Lillpop

Until now, presumptive presidential nominee Barack Obama has come across as a bit of a wuss, a bloke without the cojones that any American president must have to gain and maintain the upper hand against blood thirsty terrorists and brutal dictators.

Obama's anti-war extremism and willingness to meet unconditionally with Islamofacists like Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have contributed heavily to his profile as a soft on terror pacifist.

Democrat advisers know that the American people are tired of war, but they also know that the presidency bestows the title of commander-in-chief, not appeaser in chief, to the top dog in the White House.

It now appears as though Obama is starting to get tough, at least with American citizens known as Republicans. Speaking at a fund-raiser in Philadelphia, Obama issued the following challenge:

"If they (Republicans) bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun," Obama said, according to pool reports. and "We don't have a choice but to win."

Roughly translated, that is the tough-guy equivalent of "Bring them on!" once uttered by George W. Bush in reference to Jihadists in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan.

Unfortunately, Obama's violent rhetoric was against American citizens, not foreign terrorists.

Like it or not, Obama, there are tens of millions of Americans who oppose you and your candidacy, and there are many political operatives who will do nearly anything to defeat you and your party.

Nonetheless, threatening violence against those who oppose you politically is NOT the American way, and is otherwise unacceptable.

By the way, senator, whatever happened to the Audacity of Hope?

Been replaced by the audacity of a gun, has it?