Monday, August 17, 2009

Obama's rage

How angry is President Obama that his health care reform effort has been sunk by angry Americans at town hall meetings?

How angry would he have to be to take a shot at them in the middle of a tribute to a World War II hero?

That's what he did today in Phoenix. President Obama was wrapping up his speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars by telling the story of Jim Norene of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne when he said this:

"For his bravery, Jim was awarded the Bronze Star. But like so many others, he rarely spoke of what he did or what he saw—reminding us that true love of country is not boisterous or loud but, rather, the "'tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.'"

Boisterous? Loud? You can bet he's not talking about patriotic Germans singing in Berlin beer gardens.

No, the president was talking about Americans who have been yelling at their elected officials, people who are trying to get through to their representatives before they go back to Washington and vote on another thousand-page bill that they haven't read.

The president is losing his cool.

The news he's getting from his pollsters must be even worse than what we've seen in public.

Copyright 2009