Leaning close to the ear of Russian President Medvedev, asking that a message be conveyed to Putin, the President whispered, "...it's important for him to give me space." Medvedev said, "Yeah, I understand your message about space."
The President of the United States continued, "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility."
Medvedev: "I understand."
You've already heard all this, because the whole world has heard it. What President Obama thought was a private whispered message went directly into a hot mic, and everybody in the world listened.
I have linked an excellent article from FrontPage.
This raises some very serious questions, none the least of which is, "When will the President of the United States learn that mics are often left on?" He has mastered the teleprompter, can he not master the mic?
Just a few months ago the President was heard around the world in another "private conversation" arrogantly putting down Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu to French President Sarkozy in response to Sarkozy calling Netanyahu "a liar". Our President replied, "You're tired of him, what about me? I have to deal with him everyday."
What does Russia understand about Obama's flexibility that we unexceptional Americans do not understand, but should?
How much more of America will he give away? What is he going to do with his "space" and "flexibility"?
He made clear his real goals on his 100th day in office when he returned to the state where he had concluded his campaign for President and reported back to the people in a speech at Fox Senior High School in Arnold Missouri.
I have linked the text of the entire speech, but note these words toward his conclusion:
"So today, on my 100th day in office, I've come to report to you, the American people, that we have begun to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off, and we've begun the work of remaking America. (Applause.) We're working to remake America."
What part of America is he remaking?
Shouldn't we be working to restore the greatest nation in history---not remaking it?
Upon what foundations are we "remaking" this country?
Many more than 100 days have now past and it has become clear that "remaking" includes almost every part of the fabric of our nation. Including her fundamental foundations.
Moral. Fiscal. Political. Social. Cultural.
Ben Rhodes, White House spokesman, in explaining the President's latest "private" message fiasco, said in downplaying the incident, it was "nothing out of the ordinary."
In remaking America, it seems we are also trying to create a new normal. A new ordinary.
Mediocrity rather than exceptionalism.
Socialism, rather than capitalism; redefining morality, from marriage to family to the sanctity of life; and advancing a moral relativism that continuously creates new truth, is at the heart of the plea for "flexibility."
Flexibility and space are absolutely necessary for someone to remake a nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles and teaching, and to then remake it on the shifting sands of moral relativism and secular progressivism.
And he needs another term to insure all the former moorings are cut.
While Russia, China, Iran and other adversarial nations pose a potentially great threat to our nation, it seems it is, as Rome's Marcus Tullius Cicero explained more than 2000 years ago, the political "enemy within" that may pose the greatest threat of all.
Political flexibility is most often about getting re-elected.
Moral flexibility is always about an expression of personal benefit, in that it allows you to create truth---or at least the illusion of it. And to make promises that never were.
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