Barack Obama, Rat Bastard
Russophobes though we may be, we reserve our most potent ire not for Russians but for those among us who facilitate their evil ways. You know, your Pat Buchanans, your Ron Pauls . . . your Barack Obamas.
Just as Martin Luther King held his greatest scorn for the “white moderates” who pretended to be his friends, loathing them more than the virulent monsters of the KKK, we simply cannot abide the likes of Barack Obama. When we read last week about the contemptible behavior of his representatives at the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission’s Civil Society Working Group, our stomachs turned.
Exactly as Obama had done when he visited Moscow, his emissary Michael McFaul, in a truly repugnant display, ignored all the basic human rights issues that plague Russian society and portend a neo-Soviet state, and talked instead only about corruption and child adoption. It was as if McFaul was reading directly from the Kremlin’s own playbook. McFaul babbled: ““I think that kind of exchange is useful for breaking down stereotypes and for advancing American national interests and I hope in the long run Russian national interests as well.”
Indeed. If only Americans could adopt more Russian babies and have less of their money stolen when they deal with Russia, all would be right with the world!
Plans for the future are no better. Maybe they will meet again months from now, and if they do they’ll talk about prison form and migration. Prison reform and migration!
And who cares, Mr. Obama is asking, whether Russians murder dozens and dozens of black people ever year in racist orgies? Who cares if journalists are liquidated by the score, what difference if opposition parties and local government are obliterated, why worry about the fate of places like Georgia and Ukraine and Estonia? Rigged elections? TV monopoly? What are they compared to the fate of U.S. poultry? Oops . . . McFaul didn’t mention that either, nor did he say a word about the Russian nuclear bombers routinely buzzing American cities, resulting in the scrambling of fighters.
It was exactly this kind of “leadership” that allowed Hitler and Stalin to take and hold power, and now when the world needs American leadership the most it finds there is none to be had.
Let’ be very, very clear: McFaul’s counterpart on the CSWG is Vladislav Surkov. Dozens and dozens of U.S. congressmen joined in a letter of protest at McFaul daring to sit down at the table with, and thereby legitimize, a man the called “the architect of Russia’s current authoritarian regime.” He’s the Goebbels of Russia, and McFaul is meeting with him to “solve problems,” clearing implying he might actually do so.
It’s an outrageous sham, and McFaul is selling out his Russophobe credentials for a taste of the glamour of the Obama White House. Make no mistake: Silence is interpreted as a clear message that Russia can do what it likes, that America is weak.
We will pay for sending that message to Russia this time just as surely as we have paid in the past. Anyone who thinks that a clan of KGB spies can be sweet-talked into decency needs to have his head examined.