I think a lot of Americans have been waiting for the president to come to the defense of his country. While on part two of his apology tour he has sat idly by as America haters of all stripes insult the country. I've been waiting for him to finally say "Enough!" Surely he won't listen to Chavez, a totalitarian if there ever was one, insult America. After exchanging a fraternity handshake with him, he accepts a book that is nothing more than an anti-American screed with a smile and a handshake.
Obama said he thought it was one of Chavez's books and replied that he was going to give him one of his. Sheesh. Next he sits as Daniel Ortega, that well-known protector of human rights, launchs on a verbal attack of fifty minutes duration, basically immobile. Why didn't he walk out? Why didn't he say that he didn't come to the summit to have America be insulted and leave? When will he stand up for his country? I guess he was afraid he'd make Chavez and Ortega not like him or maybe they would hold it against America. Maybe he just missed his teleprompter.
Get the details in this transcript of a panel discussion on Fox News. Charles Krauthammer nails it. When will Obama finally learn it isn't all about him? "At least he didn't blame me for something that happened when I was three months old." We've heard that one before. Obama needs to dial down the ego and turn on the responsibility reset button.
When will Obama "man up?"