So as per the advice of domestic policy adviser Spike Lee — who apparently hasn’t found anyone thin-skinned enough to goad since Reggie Miller retired — President Obama decided show some carefully scripted and largely unconvincing anger over the situation in the Gulf:
“I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar, we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick.”
Now am I the only one that thinks the President’s rhetoric is a bit misplaced here? Not that I would blame anyone in his position for being frustrated with the situation in the Gulf, but the president wants to run around kicking some corporate posterior and “keep a boot to the throat” of BP.
And yet at the same time, under Obama terrorist acts have become “man-caused disasters” and the “War on Terror” is now called CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) and so on.
To sum up, the White House has no problem employing violent rhetoric against profit making enterprise, but is a afraid to call terrorism terrorism.
It kind of says a lot about who they view as the enemy, no?