As our narcissist in chief poses and preens with a selfie stick in a BuzzFeed video, the world comes apart at the seams and chaos reigns. Have we ever had a less serious person in the White House?
The BuzzFeed selfie-video — titled "Things Everybody Does But Doesn't Talk About, Featuring President Obama" — was done, supposedly, to promote ObamaCare signups. But the visual of the president yucking it up at a time of growing danger will travel around the world, sending the most dangerous of messages to friend and foe alike.
We know it's unhip to complain about Obama's selfie-shtick, especially since he recently was also interviewed by a woman in a bathtub full of Froot-Loops. But last week's selfie-video has become emblematic of a shrinking presidency.
Things have gotten pretty awful on his watch, and much more seriousness is in order. Does the president not understand the world's unraveling is largely a result of his lack of leadership? He seems clueless.
As he winked, grinned and mugged shamelessly for BuzzFeed, Americans got word last Tuesday that hostage Kayla Mueller had been killed. And a day later, we evacuated our embassy in Yemen — just four months after our president called that country a "success" in our battle against terrorism.
Around the time Obama was filming his cutesy Internet video, his own defense secretary was warning "the world is exploding all over." Yet he remains unfazed, unable even to call things what they obviously are. Words such as "terrorism" and "anti-Semitism" don't escape his lips.
Speaking with BuzzFeed's Ben Smith, Obama couldn't even call the recent anti-Jewish terror attacks in Paris by their right name. The intentional slaughter of Jews by Islamic terrorists is many things, but "random" isn't one of them.
And what about the videotaped incineration of a captured Jordanian pilot? "Christians did some terrible things, too," the president helpfully reminded us at the National Prayer Breakfast. "Just look at the Crusades."
In last week's talks with the EU on Russia's growing aggressiveness, Obama refused even to commit arms so Ukraine's government can defend itself against Vladimir Putin. The Russian president now knows Obama will do nothing to stop him.
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