Ordinarily, the state of other people’s marriages is of no concern to me, unless I know them and their children personally and observe the consequences of strife and disintegration. But we are all affected by the mental and emotional stability of the president of the United States, particularly as the Middle East threatens to explode into an Armageddon-inducing nuclear arms race featuring regimes anxious to bring on the end of the world to realize religious prophecy.
The behavior of our commander in chief has been erratic, to say the least. Flying off to Florida for golf in the face of the negotiations with Iran at a critical stage and ordering beers for the front cabin of Air Force One in the early morning and then stumbling down the stairs at the end of the return trip are danger signs. But so is any evidence of real domestic strife at the White House. If his personal life is falling apart, President Obama’s stewardship of our national security may be influenced.
Readers of the National Enquirer, which scooped the entire media of the United States in exposing John Edwards as a lying, philandering sire of an illegitimate child kept hidden, have been treated to many articles chronicling the troubled marriage of Barack and Michelle Obama (here, here, here, and here, for example).
But now, others are starting to notice the public body language of the first couple and commenting. On The American Spectator, Esther Goldberg writes:
Sometimes I get e-mails that I love to share. This is one of them. Is it Real or is it Memorex? The older and wiser I get, the more I come to understand that anything is possible, especially when it comes to our government.
Another piece falls into place… In a press conference last week Obama was not wearing his wedding ring nor was he wearing his watch. When noticed, his staff said his ring was out for repairs. No reason was given for the missing watch. So it’s just a coincidence that Muslims are forbidden from wearing jewelry during the month of Ramadan? (think about that one) Can’t possibly be that, because although he hasn’t gone to a Christian church service since entering the White House,we know he’s a committed Christian ’cause he said so during the campaign. And how convenient to be “on vacation” in Hawaii over Christmas so he doesn’t have to have the Christmas photograph of him and his family attending Christmas services with a Bible in his hand—-his ringless and watchless hand. …. yeah, and I’ve got a bridge to nowhere to sell you also. Are the American people EVER going to start thinking for themselves?