Daily Archives: April 22, 2011

Shapiro: Obama is the Un-American

Two days ago, Matt Drudge linked to a new book by Jerome Corsi, unflinchingly titled Where’s the Birth Certificate? The book immediately leapt to number one on Amazon.com, where it has remained ever since.  The media has shown its usual incredulity at the indisputable stupidity of the American people.  How could so many people question President Obama’s birthplace?  How could they wonder about his origins?  Are they all simply racist?

The answer, of course, is that Americans are desperately seeking an answer to a simple question: why does President Obama appear to be so un-American?  The term un-American here is not synonymous with anti-American (though Obama has been that on occasion); instead, it merely signifies that President Obama is unconcerned with typical American principles and traditions.  He sees capitalism as selfish and evil, religion as dangerous and oppressive; he sees the Constitution as antiquated and entrepreneurialism as exploitative. [Read more by Ben Shaprio/NewsRealBlog]

Sometimes you read something and have an epiphany-like moment. Or more like a “he knows exactly what I’m thinking but couldn’t say it as well” experience. Shaprio put a tack right in the middle of the map for me with the question “why does Obama seem so un-American?”

I’ve never been marching in the birth certificate parade because some little voice tells me it could all be a head fake. Now, I have to admit that another little voice tells me there could very well be something to it, too. And if he does have a valid BC, then why spend millions of dollars to keep it hidden? I just have too many questions about him and why he’s guarded his life like no one I’ve ever seen in public life before. If I’m not mistaken, his annual physical has never been released nor were his medical records during the campaign. (Someone correct me with evidence, if I’m wrong, please.) I’ve never seen a politician with so many aspects of his life “off limits” like this guy.

But I digress.

The point is that this man we (well, not me) put in the Oval Office seems like he’s not one of us. He feels different from all the other Americans we know, we work with or work for, we love, we marry, we fight with and for. Obama is not like any of my neighbors or my state Senator. His values are not our values. For me, he IS the Anti-American. His principles are nothing like mine.

When you think about it, he didn’t grow up like a typical American. His youth was spent in foreign lands with foreign traditions and cultures. Is that a bad thing? Maybe, because it means that he can’t really relate to the typical American. He faked it pretty well during the campaign but now that he’s sitting in the White House, the difference between him and pretty much most of America, is very clear and he’s doing very little to hide it.

I guess what makes me the most uncomfortable about Obama is that he’s made me the enemy. I can’t remember a president who made those in the opposing party into the enemy, like this man has. (I find myself wistfully wishing for the days of Bill Clinton…. kinda.) To Obama, it’s them against us and by framing it this way, he’s made me feel like I’m in a civil war with my own government.

Remember when he said that we were no longer red states or blue states but now we were united states? He only said it once because he never really meant it.