If it is true that the best defense is a good offense, President
Obama should be celebrating in the end zone now. Obviously furious over
criticism that his anti-terror policies are weak and that the Orlando
slaughter proves it, he went on a televised tirade to let America know he’s mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.
He laid waste to a field of straw men, cable-TV pundits and the
always-evil “partisan rhetoric" It was a striking display of personal anger and pent-up
grievances — and a total failure of leadership during a national crisis.
It also displayed why Donald Trump was able to brawl
his way to the GOP nomination. All his nice Republican rivals couldn’t
stir voters because they never knew how to rattle Obama the way Trump is
doing. The president didn’t mention his name yesterday, but the whole
speech was nothing but a desperate and incoherent reaction to Trump..