Skip to comments.Obama Must Follow Through On His Threats to 'Call Out' Foes
Posted on 09/15/2009 9:31:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
On several occasions this year, President Obama has expressed with certain bravado a threat to "call out" anyone who would undermine his reform efforts. The problem is that the Ivy League gentleman from Hawaii appears not to have mastered this coarsened art of the streetwise rebuke and, as a result, he tends to come off as bluffing.
"If you misrepresent what's in this [health care] plan, we will call you out," Obama told a joint session of Congress last week. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) apparently knew better. He not only misrepresented the plan but also interrupted Obama's speech to call the president a liar.
Sure enough, Obama did not call him out.
Let's face it: Our articulate and mild-mannered president doesn't have the stomach for the kind of merciless ridicule that one uses to expose and embarrass political hypocrites and scoundrels. But if Obama is going to keep threatening to call people out -- as if he were from the streets and not just someone who used to work in the streets -- the least he can do is learn the fundamentals.
Otherwise, he's just selling wolf tickets -- writing macho bad checks with his mouth and leaving others to cover the racial overdraft.
Some people don't believe Wilson's outburst had anything to do with race. They'll tell you it's democracy in action. But tell that to the many African Americans who know first-hand the subtlety of post-racial slights. What had been our excitement over Obama's election is rapidly becoming consternation at a marked increase in racism and attendant racial disparities -- in health, income, jobs and housing -- to say nothing of Obama's abject refusal to even broach the subject of race.
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“Let’s face it: Our articulate and mild-mannered president doesn’t have the stomach for the kind of merciless ridicule that one uses to expose and embarrass political hypocrites and scoundrels. But if Obama is going to keep threatening to call people out — as if he were from the streets and not just someone who used to work in the streets — the least he can do is learn the fundamentals.”
FAIL...can’t deal with Joe Wilson, but will deal with jihadists?
It looks like it’s going to be us (Americans) against them (Commie ‘RATS)!
It’s always a good idea to follow get-tough advice from people who are named Courtland
The “Calling out” has already started. We are “Racists” for
challenging this evil man and his agenda.
Obama, sociopath demonstrating Munchhausen-by-Proxy
always puts down someone, either America, white people,
doctors, insurance sellers, the rich, whomever he
chooses as VICTIM du jour.
'Threats' to 'call out' his foes? Looks like Joe Wilson was reading right out of 0bama's own playbook when he tagged him as a liar. How rude!
yes thank you for the BAlert, btw, Obammer’s usage of “we will call out”, “I own this” are so ridiculously outdated,too. no one uses those phrases anymore..........
I just noticed. It looks like somebody stole Courtland’s bowtie.
“IT’S THE CHICAGO WAY!”
They’ve finally figured out they elected a “metrosexual” latte-sipping, arugala-eating punk who’ll throw anyone under the bus to keep his throne. Hahahaha!
Obama can’t do this.
Straw men don’t have real names.
He’ll probably do it when McCain ‘names names’ when it comes to pork.
Wow, did everyone on the left get the ‘race card’ memo? It’s like one big concerted effort to shut down any and all dissent.
I am really disgusted by this racism charge. It’s dangerous and disgusting.
“the only face-saving measure that black lawmakers could offer their constituencies. Unfortunately, the move had the unintended consequence of making Wilson a martyred son of the South. Rebel yellers in the district where he is seeking reelection could hardly ask for a better reason to rally.”
Wow just Wow. All of this ridiculous race baiting has to be a coordinated effort directly from the Obama acolytes in the White House. There is no way these multiple slams are random and coincidental. What is wrong with these people.
It takes more than a moustache to make you manly...the gentlemen below show how it's supposed to be done:
Has a look similar to moustachio sitting on the couch next to OB in his younger days.
Call me out!!!
I oppose 0bummerCare as Slavery of each American’s body to the State!!!
Oh please race-baiter, Obama was lying, the color of his skin is irrelevant.
Ask obambi if he likes Larry Sinclair’s
Talk about being racial and a drama queen. Seriously, this guy infer racial motivation without having to provide one iota of proof.
Obama only has 100 individuals and organizations doing his dirty work by calling out his “foes” on an hourly basis. He keeps his hands clean for his duped admirers, while his dog pack continues to snap at everything in sight.
Just another crap article from the crap Mendacity Media.
Above shortened for response. I wonder when he's gonna take his shoe off and pound it on the podium?
(in Hillary speak: You KNOW who I talken about)
Thou shalt not criticize the Sepia Savior.
milloy... YOU LIE AND YOU ARE A WHITEY HATING RACIST!
I knew he was gay... my gaydar went off bigtime.
“”If you misrepresent what’s in this [health care] plan, we will call you out,””
Oh. Then Obama should be called out, right?
In other words, Obama has no 'balls' and Serena does? Is he saying that those who oppose O might end up in a park somewhere with a tennis ball down their throat .... self-inflicted, of course?
He can't icninerate all 6 million of us. He doesn't have enough oil.
It’s amazing how Obama’s lackeys fail to notice Obama’s own brand of nastiness. Obama said opponents of his schemes/scams were liars and game-players. How’s that for a real amicable statement on your opponents beliefs? Obama and his flunkies live in a dream world.