A PROFILE IN CALCULATION

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MAY 9, 2017

         FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS GIVEN A PROFILE IN COURAGE AWARD BY THE KENNEDY FAMILY AT THE JFK LIBRARY IN BOSTON. HE CAN ADD THAT TO HIS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE, WHICH HE ALSO DID NOTHING TO EARN.

         IN A SPEECH DEFENDING THE SO-CALLED AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, OBAMA URGED CONGRESS TO PRESERVE THE LAW, THOUGH IT IS FAILING ACROSS THE COUNTRY. HE SAID OF CONGRESS: “I HOPE THEY UNDERSTAND THAT COURAGE MEANS NOT SIMPLY DOING WHAT’S POLITICALLY EXPEDIENT, BUT DOING WHAT, DEEP IN OUR HEARTS, WE KNOW IS RIGHT.”

         OBAMA’S ENTIRE LIFE HAS BEEN ABOUT DOING WHAT WAS POLITICALLY EXPEDIENT. IF YOU READ – OR JUST READ REVIEWS – OF DAVID GARROW’S MASSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF OBAMA, CALLED “RISING STAR: THE MAKING OF BARACK OBAMA", YOU WILL SEE THAT EVEN HIS DECISION TO SLOWLY BREAKOFF A RELATIONSHIP WITH A WHITE WOMAN WITH WHOM HE WAS SLEEPING AND EVENTUALLY MARRY HIS BLACK WIFE, WAS POLITICALLY DRIVEN. THE MAN’S ENTIRE LIFE, INCLUDING HIS PHONEY INTEREST IN RELIGION, HAS BEEN POLITICAL AND ABOUT HIMSELF. HE DEFINES NARCISSISM.

         OBAMA HAS NOT BEEN A PROFILE IN COURAGE, BUT A PROFILE IN CALCULATION. I’M CAL THOMAS