The decision to do so, is in the words of one Ed Driscoll commenter (perhaps or perhaps not, impersonating the professional Left):
I think it was a ballsy, unpolitician-like thing to do. He could have folded before all your BS birther-secret-muslim crap and took the cowards way out, but nooo…. He waggled his junk right in your faces and said “Teabag this!” Awesome.
A decision opposed by super majorities of the US, around 70%.The question is not "is Obama a Muslim sympathizer?" because the answer is of course, yes. Obama even wrote in his second book, "The Audacity of Hope" (taken from a Rev. Wright sermon) that he would side with Muslims over America. The issue instead is why Obama chose to extend his middle finger to America, shortly before mid-term elections. The answer could be that Obama is approaching the Jonestown moment, one filled with "Revolutionary Suicide."
A revolutionary suicide, moreover, approved of heartily by Obama's core supporters. The danger of course, is that revolutionary suicide can take with it, the rest of America.
Part and parcel of Obama's political career is the studied insult that has no real pay-off other than energizing his supporters and making himself look like a "Big Man." This is common among tribal peoples, counting coup and offering meaningless insults, described by those who knew the Plains Indians, the Sioux, the Comanche, the Kiowa, and also the Apache in the Southwest. Stone age peoples in the Amazon, and Borneo also engage in this behavior. It is not limited to those groups either. Gunfights over "dissing" are common in the Ghetto, and the barrio, and Italian and French politics are filled with "Big Man" insults where one leader gratuitously insults a rival or political grouping. Obama's surreptitiously extended middle finger to Hillary and McCain during debates, his "brushing off" gestures taken from rap videos, his insults to no good reason or outcome of British leaders (for apparently, imprisoning his Mau-Mau terrorist grandfather) are by now common.
Gratuitous insults to Middle Class White America saying "teabag this!" are common among Black leaders whose Black voters find it amusing and emotionally rousing. Trinity United, Obama's church for twenty years, explicitly rejected (and still does) "Middle Classness" which Michelle Obama in her many speeches also rejects. Both Obama and his spouse have spoken many times of their horror of polite, middle class society going to anonymous and boring jobs, saying they themselves were "better" than that and destined for a "nobler purpose." The constant insults, the "police acted stupidly" (regarding the Skippy Gates Affair), the insulting of the British and Israeli Prime Ministers (the latter brought into the White House via the back door next to the garbage, and photographed there by arrangement from the White House), all fit into the pattern of "sticking it to the man." No matter that the President of the United States, is by definition, the man.
The Professional Left, the reporters, editors, announcers, newscasters, educators, university professors, lawyers, judges, Hollywood executives, actors and actresses, Hollywood producers, and so on find this amusing and compelling. They hate ordinary people too, along with their values. So they find the insults and particularly, backing the Ground Zero Victory Mosque, an exciting insult to the America they loathe.
But from a professional political standpoint, its disaster. This extended middle finger tells vulnerable, swing Democrats that the party and leader is about to go harder Left than it has before, and with a Republican House at least blocking economic changes to solidify Government control over the total economy, Obama and Democrats will fight to remake America culturally. By pushing surrender to Islam, Sharia, and terminal political correctness so that America is merely a nation without borders, values, a unique people, or anything else but a global stop on the globalized mish-mash of anti-Western struggles.
This in a time of deep, and seemingly permanent recession,with a double-dip perhaps just weeks away if not here already.
Absent are Clintonian "I Feel Your Pain" episodes of lip-biting, and "end of Welfare as we know it" or picking fights with Sistah Souljah, aimed at reassuring nervous middle class White voters that the Democratic Party is comprised of ... middle class White leaders. Now every Democrat will have to answer if he or she supports the Ground Zero Victory Mosque, or agrees with Republicans against the President that it should be moved elsewhere.
It seems the "real Obama" with the requirements to keep his massive, super-majority (over 60 votes in the Senate, a massive House majority) now slipping away, is emerging. One defiantly determined to give America, which he hates, a permanent middle finger. So he can feel better about himself, and perhaps engage in "Revolutionary Suicide." By taking America down with him.
Lame duck sessions to push radical agendas, including cap and tax, reparations for slavery, national gay marriage, gun confiscation, some form of "Sharia Light" and formal rule by Executive Decree are all but guaranteed. Including perhaps the ability to suspend elections and rule by Executive Order should the President deem it a "national emergency" (when the police "act stupidly" again, or something).
Obama had a perfect chance to provide his own Sistah Souljah moment, in the Ramadan Dinner, to blast Muslims as lacking patriotism, devotion to America, or sensibility to victims of 9/11, and demand the Mosque be moved. Given that non-Muslim American voters who are deeply suspicious and angry with Muslims outnumber Muslims by about 100 to 1. Instead, Obama reflexively sided with Muslims against Americans (just as he predicted in his book), for deep political cost with no gain. Counting Coup without any pay-off from increased adoration by his followers. They already consider him "kind of like God" (according to Chris Matthews), so there was no benefit for telling Americans "teabag this!" and "waggling his junk in their faces."
Revolutionary Suicide is coming. Be prepared.