A Big Fat Hug, With Our Enemies All Watching

Abby Zimet

Without other substantive issues to worry about (see post below), wingnuts are upset
that Obama and Rahm Emanuel's departing hug on global television "lacked dignity"
and "did not send a message of American power and forcefulness." And
no, this is not from the Onion. See more, if you can stomach it, on this
weekend's "hate rally" and its "Socialist shenanigans." But don't,
please, tell us we are all one, the United States.

"When it comes to the presidency
and the behavior of our top leaders, I think the image we want to send
at home and abroad is one of serious strength of purpose. Not some kind
of collegiate squeeze. Somehow the Obama-Emanuel embrace seemed
demeaning - to the presidency, to our officialdom, and to our strength
of purpose."

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