Posted by Erick Erickson
Last night, Barack Obama tried to play Mr. Tough Guy, but talk is cheap.
When George Bush stood on the rubble of the World Trade Center and said, “I can hear you! I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!” people knew he meant business.
People knew that George Bush would take action. They believed him.
When Barack Obama said he wants to find out whose rear end to kick, it’s just a convenient way for him to buy more time to tie this all to George Bush.
Barack Obama is a man who cannot function without an enemy — someone to blame for all his and our ills. Without an enemy, or a scapegoat if you will, he will not act.
It has taken Obama this long to get to Mr. Tough Guy because he is not tough and is no leader. He’s just a petulant community organizer trying to blame others instead of actually fixing the problem.