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Peter Kirsanow writes of the imaginary world of Barack Obama:
So we learn that President Obama's description of substantive aspects of his grandfather's life are fictional, as are other details in his preferred narrative: an inspirational black girlfriend in college who turns out to be white; a close black friend in grade school who's actually Japanese and Native American, and not all that close; a 20-year pastor and mentor who, it turns out, is "not the man I knew;" Bill Ayers is just "some guy in the neighborhood."
n't confined to Obama's biography. He's the most fiscally prudent president of the last 50 years. The private sector is "doing fine." Guantanamo can be closed with the stroke of a pen. The "most transparent administration in history" can invoke executive privilege and frustrate FOIA multiple requests. The unemployment rate will never rise above 8 percent if he spends $800 billion on shovel ready jobs that, admittedly, don't exist. Russia will cooperate in matters large and small upon mere presentment of a "reset" button. Bows, apologies, and teleprompter speeches will prompt Middle Eastern despots to join hands with the West and skip merrily through the daisies. He will lower the oceans and heal the planet.
And Andrea Mitchell would have voters believe that Mitt Romney's the one who's out of touch.Hmmm..., "out of touch" doesn't quite cover the reach of Obama's inability to distinguish reality from non-reality, truth from fiction, what should be secret and what shouldn't be secret (unless, of course, one has something to hide).
Take for example the leak of national security secrets. As Victor Davis Hanson notes:
Would that the Obama administration had cared as much about protecting the security secrets involving the Predator drone program, the bin Laden raid, the operations on the Afghan border and in Yemen, and the cyberwar against Iran as it is does about protecting the unknowns of Fast and Furious. A cynic might suggest the leaked release of national-security secrets were thought to have enhanced presidential stature, while those of gunrunning might diminish it; so we are left with vital national-security operations now known to all, and peripheral operations along the border known not even to Congress.In other words, some might conclude that our president not only has a problem with distinguishing reality from non-reality, he's so far 'out of touch' that he can't distinguish what should and should not be kept a secret.
Barack Obama does indeed live in an imaginary world.
Related: Obama Invokes Executive Privilege (On the political side, one thing now is clear. Fast and Furious is owned, lock, stock and barrel, by the president. No longer is this a merely DOJ problem. The president's invocation of his privilege makes the problem his own.)