by Dan Crosby
Displaying his best poker face possible on Tuesday evening during a primetime television broadcast, Barack Obama squandered the better part of an hour-long press conference dancing around, but never actually engaging, every essential, specific question vintage American's have about his apocalyptic health care reform bill.
But, he sure hit a homerun with the proverbial race card at the end.
The evening ended with a question from Lynn Sweet, Bureau Chief of the Chicago Sun Times, which was, in itself, so strangely irrelevant to the previous hour of tribulation over health care reform, that it made the entire press conference seem satirical and meaningless.
But, perhaps distraction was the intention once the liberal media realized how much dumber everyone had become having witnessed Obama's rambling performance up to that point.
So, they hit the most overused liberal abort button ever. Race.
Sweet asked for Obama's perspective on the arrest of black Harvard Professor, Henry Louis Gates Jr., during a response by Cambridge Police to a 9-1-1 call at his residence. Gates was arrested for disorderly conduct after berating Sgt. James Crowley, a white veteran officer of the CPD with 21 years of exemplary service.
According to witnesses, Gates called Crowley a racist and confronted him with racially charged insuations, going so far as to use the term "yo momma" when asked to engage the conversation with officers outside his home during the incident on July 16th, 2009.
In responding to the question, while admitting he was not familiar with the facts, President Obama turned a locally benign incident into a national malignancy by audaciously propping Louis' side in the matter, saying the Cambridge police "acted stupidly" in arresting him at his home.
Living rooms across the nation exploded, "What the hell did he just say?"
But, more importantly, why did he say anything? Obama’s response has prompted millions of Americans to wonder if he suffers from some form of involuntary vocal compulsion.
In recent days, a glaring reality has emerged about America’s first biracial president. The strength of his flamboyant personality can no longer overcome the weakness of his ideologically consumed character.
Yesterday's press conference was a violent confirmation of this fact.
Never, in the history of press conferences, has the introduction of race been so inappropriate and the use of the response "No Comment" been so warranted.
However, even worse is that never in the history of the American presidency has a sitting Chief Executive acted so “stupidly” on a matter of such innocuousness compared to the prevailing subject matter of the evening.
Since Barack Obama became president, there may be debatably legitimate questions remaining about his personal demographics.
But, until now, no one has had an obvious reason to question his character.