I’m sure many of you have seen the movie, A Few Good Men, starring Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson. Probably the most famous scene from the movie takes place when Cruise demands that Nicholson tell the truth in a military court. The voices get loud, tempers are hot and Nicholson reacts to Cruise’s insistence on hearing the truth when Nicholson leans forward and screams at him,
“You Can’t Handle the Truth.”
That’s what Arizona Governor Jan Brewer should have shouted at President Obama upon his arrival to the Grand Canyon state.
Brewer personally met the President upon his disembarking from Air Force One. She carried with her a hand written letter from herself to Obama welcoming him to the state and asking him to take some time to see how Arizona has been turning around. Towards the end of the letter, she encouraged him to travel to the Arizona-Mexican border to see for himself what is really taking place.
Instead of cordially greeting Brewer with the respect deserving of her office, the President immediately criticized her for what she had written about him in her book, Scorpions for Breakfast. See the video below:
If you watched the whole video, you will realize that Gov Brewer, like many people, talk with their hands and it was that one hand position that made the news and wrongfully reported that she was upset and going after the President, when in fact it was the other way around. Quite typical of the way the liberal media distorts the truth for their own personal agenda.
I hope you also saw that Obama’s rudeness to the Arizona governor, who just happens to be a Republican, was also expressed with his visit to Louisiana and greeting from Louisiana’s Republican governor Bobby Jindal. In Jindal’s case, not only was the President rude but he also appeared to have threatened Jindal if he said or did anything else that was negative towards the President.
It truly seems that the President can’t handle the truth when spoken in public. Yet since he is a professing Christian, he should take a lesson from King David and one of my favorite Old Testament characters, Shimei. In 2 Samuel we have two accounts of this man named Shimei who threw stones and shouted insults at
King David for some of the things he had done. David’s men wanted to go after Shimei and kill him, but David stopped them because Shimei was speaking the truth and David knew it and would not let his men harm him.
But instead of acting like King David, Obama reacts more like fellow Muslim leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, who warns his critics about saying anything negative about him and then makes them disappear.
Mr. President, like Jack Nicholson said the movie, ‘You can’t take handle the truth,’ and like former President Harry Truman was famous for saying, ‘If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.’ If you’re that thin skinned, as you publicly demonstrate, then you shouldn’t be in the position you’re in, so get the heck out of OUR White House!