In a recent Donald Trump appearance (by phone) on Greta the Grinch’s show, Trump was at his statist best. Among other things, he casually mentioned, when Greta brought up Harry Reid’s name, that “Harry’s a good friend of mine.”
How lovely. It’s nice to know that had Trump become president, he would have been able to reach across the sewage ditch and make deals with his good bud Harry.
But on this particular night, Trump‘s main theme was to hammer away at the idea that if the Obamaviks continue to press for ten years of MittMan’s tax returns, he should demand to see Obama’s college records from his days at Columbia.
I counted a total of five times that Greta, with her trademark, down-in-the-mouth, deer-in-the-headlights look, told Trump that she was “perplexed” by what in the world he expected to find in Barack Obama’s college records.
Please understand that Greta wasn’t feigning perplexity just to bait Trump to say controversial things. She was genuinely confused as to why he would want Obama’s Columbia records to be revealed.
Hmm, Greta … how about the possibility that Obama’s application and enrollment records might show that he was a foreign-exchange student? Now that would be interesting, wouldn’t it? It would mean that he has committed untold felonies in his rise to the presidency and that none of his actions as president are valid.
Still perplexed, Greta? How about the possibility (actually, the likelihood) that Obama’s college papers are filled with anti-American rhetoric — stuff like essays that extol the virtues of Saul Alinksy’s tactics and the Cloward-Piven strategy for overwhelming America’s welfare system and bringing about income equality? (Which, by sheer coincidence, of course, is precisely what Obama has been doing since he took office.)
Of course, since no one in Obama’s relatively small graduating class at Columbia ever spoke to him — or, for that matter, ever heard of him — another possibility is that he never attended Columbia at all. Sorry, Greta. I don’t mean to burst your straight-arrow bubble and expose you to the real world.
Obama has stated boldly that Romney’s unsubstantiated cruel acts at Bain Capital is “what this election is all about.” Now, wouldn’t it be nice if Romney and Ryan would continuously hammer home the idea that what this election is all about is why Obama won’t unseal his Columbia records?
What’s that you say? It’s the economy, stupid?
Oh, I agree that the economy is hugely important to discuss. But the way the election process is supposed to work is that before a candidate can be in a position to debate any issues, he must first be properly vetted.
And in the event anyone still cares, Obama has never been vetted at all.
True, we found out about Reverend Wright, but the media became indignant and demanded we ignore it.
We found out about Bill Ayers, but the media became indignant and demanded we ignore it.
We found out about Obama’s boast that he went out of his way in college to hang out with Marxist professors and other radicals, but the media became indignant and demanded we ignore that, too.
Like me, I’m sure you could list a hundred other items the media has chosen to ignore, the result being that, to this day, Barack Obama is still probably the only U.S. president in history never to have been vetted!
Sorry to say it, Greta, but that is what perplexes me. But, as the old saying goes, different perplexity strokes for different folks.
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