The President Starts to Whine About Persecution

It had to happen eventually.  This president is too thin-skinned to take the high road for very long.  Yesterday, at a labor rally in Milwaukee, Obama went off his prepared remarks (a big mistake for him!):

[O]ver the last two years, that’s meant taking on some powerful interests — some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time. And they’re not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. (Applause.) That’s not in my prepared remarks, it’s just — but it’s true.

If Obama wants to know how bad it might get, he should review the comments about George W. Bush during his last two years in office.  He might also note that Bush never whined publicly about the abuse.  

The fact that the president thinks he is being compared to a dog is sad, however, for him.  I will leave it to psychologists to figure out why he made that comparison, but on the surface it smacks of serious self-pity. 

 

Oh well, Obama should have known all along that he who the media anoints, the media eventually destroys — it’s the only way they can feed their news cycle. 

 

Deal W. Hudson

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Deal W. Hudson is ​publisher and editor of The Christian Review and the host of "Church and Culture," a weekly two-hour radio show on the Ave Maria Radio Network.​ Formerly publisher and editor of Crisis Magazine for ten years, his articles and comments have been published widely in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and U.S. News and World Report. He has also appeared on TV and radio news shows such as the O'Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, NBC News, and All Things Considered on National Public Radio. Hudson worked with Karl Rove in coordinating then-Gov. George W. Bush's outreach to Catholic voters in 2000 and 2004. In October 2003, President Bush appointed him a member of the official delegation from the United States to attend the 25th anniversary celebration of John Paul II's papacy. Hudson, a former professor of philosophy for 15 years, is the editor and author of eight books. He tells the story of his conversion from Southern Baptist to Catholic in An American Conversion (Crossroad, 2003), and his latest, Onward, Christian Soldiers: The Growing Political Power of Catholics and Evangelicals in the United States, was published in March 2008. He is married to Theresa Carver Hudson, also a Baptist convert, and they have two children, Hannah and Cyprian who was adopted from Romania in 2001.

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