Bullies: Obama and Savage Two Peas In a Pod
President Obama’s administration has embraced Dan Savage over and over and over again. He’s their chosen anti-bullying expert, invited to the White House, feted with links on the White House page, directed traffic by the highest and the mightiest in American government.
And yet he’s also the biggest bully in American politics, as we’ve shown over and over and over and over again.
That’s to be expected. After all, this is an administration that bullies on a regular basis.
Barack Obama is a Chicago thug who threatened during 2008, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” Obama surrounded himself with the worst sort of hatchet men – guys like Rahm Emanuel, who sent dead fish to political opponents and reportedly accosted unfriendly Congressmen naked in the House showers; people like Van Jones, who suggested that Republicans were “a**holes,” and that the Bush Administration “may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen”; people like Robert Gibbs, who said that Obama would have to put his foot on the neck of British Petroleum; people like Eric Holder, who have allowed groups like the New Black Panthers to intimidate voters. During the 2012 campaign, Obama ratcheted it up -- as one aide reported, Obama was “putting the bully in bully pulpit.”
And he opened the White House to other bullies. Andrew Sullivan, the former gay conservative journalist turned radical, suggested that Sarah Palin didn’t give birth to her own child, Trig – and for that, Sullivan earned a White House invitation to a State Dinner with Great Britain. Louis C.K. -- the monotone comedian most famous for tweeting, “I want to rub my father’s c*** all over Sarah Palin’s fat t***” – went to the White House, too, and visited with White House speechwriter Jonathan Favreau. Whoopi Goldberg, who once stated that Roman Polanski’s rape of an underage girl wasn’t “rape-rape,” went to the White House twice and ran a fundraiser for Obama. Joy Behar of The View also got to visit the White House – well after she had called Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle a “b****,” of course. Obama accepted $1 million from once-humorous jester dwarf Bill Maher, who called Sarah Palin a “c***.”
As for his politics, Obama has been similarly bullying. He has threatened corporations that he’d allow the “pitchforks” to take them apart should they refuse him his policy prescriptions. He has hooked up with the union thugs who now control our politics. Obama has tried to bully the state of Arizona for enforcing the border. He has inserted himself into racial conflicts by bullying the Cambridge police department and talking about his race with regard to the Trayvon Martin case. He has bullied Israel, forcing Prime Minister Netanyahu to take the back door to the White House and ripping him behind his back to French President Nicholas Sarkozy while simultaneously appeasing Iran; he has bullied the Supreme Court before a national television audience. He has bullied Congress by finding fake recesses and then making recess appointments, and regularly suggesting that he will simply implement policy as he sees fit. He has bullied the Catholic Church by forcing them to hand out contraceptives in their health plans. He has bullied his non-elected political enemies by working with thug groups like Media Matters to initiate secondary boycotts.
The list goes on and on. This is merely the tip of the iceberg. Obama is the greatest presidential bully in the history of the republic. And his association with Savage shows that even his anti-bullying effort is a front … for more bullying. Bullying is fine with Obama, so long as the right people are being bullied.