Obama and the Holy Grail: More than Just a Flesh Wound
Obama and the Holy Grail: More than Just a Flesh Wound
As I reflect back on the events of this past week as they relate to our President, I am reminded of a scene from the classic movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Watch the clip below, and see if you can figure out which of the two combatants I think is more like our Commander in Chief.
In my studied opinion, Obama is more like the Black Knight, for several reasons, none of which has to do with the color of his skin. Feel free to disagree with my analysis. After all, I am not afraid of different opinions. I invite your explanations in the comment section.
The Black Knight puts up an impressive facade. Standing silent, he tries at first to ignore King Arthur as he approaches. It becomes clear that the Black Knight is all talk, with no real fighting skills to back up his bravado. He thinks that his mere word (“None shall pass”) will stop the advancing enemy. Sound familiar? When the Black Knight’s threats fail to convince the enemy, a comedic battle of the swords ensues.
Some of the most memorable lines from the movie come during this scene. For example, when the Black Knight, having just had his left arm severed by the King, tries to continue to fight while blood spurts profusely from his massive shoulder wound, the King points out that the Knight’s arm has been severed. Although the critical nature of the wound stares the Black Knight and all around him in the face, he still denies its severity and says, “Tis but a scratch.” When his right arm is subsequently severed, he again denies reality and states, “It’s just a flesh wound.” The Black Knight then tiptoes over to the enemy King and kicks him while he is offering a prayer of thanksgiving for having defeated the Black Knight. Although the King is startled and falls over, he is unharmed, and rises again to continue swinging the sword. He soon severs the Knight’s remaining appendages, even while the Black Knight professes that he is “invincible”. As the victorious King rides away on his imaginary horse, the Black Knight accuses him of running away, still trying to spin reality to fit his skewed illusions.
Similarly, President Obama often denies the veracity and severity of what everyone else knows to be the stark truth. I have to question whether he honestly believes his own lies or if he just thinks we are so stupid that he can convince us that we are wrong, despite his repeated assertions. Consider this video montage.
Just as the Black Knight denied what anyone else would see so clearly, Obama denied saying what we heard him brag about so often. The withdrawal of troops from Iraq is not the only truth that Obama has denied. How often have we heard him deny that ISIS is not an Islamic group?
Columnist and author Charles Krauthammer argued that President Obama denies reality by refusing to identify “the Islamist character” of terrorist “barbarism” during a discussion of the president’s praise for a cleric who advocated a fatwa against Americans ….
“This is consistent in this administration to downplay the Islamist character of the barbarism that we see around the world” Krauthammer said, adding that he would guess “[Obama is] afraid that if he acknowledges the obvious reality people will associate Islam with this barbarism and make them equivalent whereas nobody is asking him to do that.”
“He calls it ‘violent extremism.’ He used the phrase three times at the UN as if the violence that we see around the world … by an amazing coincidence are perpetrated in the name of Islam. Of course the majority of Muslims are peaceful. But to deny the roots of this ideology in a great religion is to deny reality and to intellectually and morally disarm those who want to fight it. If you can’t name the enemy, you don’t want to identify the enemy, you can’t correctly fight the enemy. For God sakes, even the United Arab Emirates called ISIS Islamic extremism, and ISIS itself calls itself the Islamic State. They proudly proclaim this, and Obama denies it.”
Once again we hear Obama’s maddening denial: “It’s just a flesh wound.”
Moreover, just days ago when we heard the shocking news that a recent Muslim convert in Oklahoma had beheaded a female coworker, local police and the FBI adopted Obama’s pattern of denial and called the incident “workplace violence” rather than an act of terror. This ludicrous denial is reminiscent of Obama’s infamous denials regarding the horrific murders committed by Major Hassan and the Boston marathon bombers. Obama asserted that these were not acts of Islamic terror. The resemblance of the Oklahoma beheading to recent beheadings in the Middle East by ISIS terrorists is a mere coincidence in the opinions of Obamaphiles. Once again, we hear Obama’s mantra: “It’s just a flesh wound.”
Since Obama is in such denial, it is refreshing to see that he has also been denied a few things in the last month:
-Labor Day weekend: Several golf courses in New York denied Obama a tee time on Labor Day.
-September 25, 2014: A federal judge denied the Obama Administration’s request to further delay the release of Fast and Furious documents that were requested in 2012 by Judicial Watch. The documents must be produced by October 22, ahead of the midterm elections. Many speculate that this order led to the resignation of Eric Holder. No doubt Obama will deny that.
I for one am looking forward to the November Denial: when voters deny Obama and the Democrats a majority control of the Senate. When that happens, it will be more than a mere flesh wound to Obama’s agenda.