Last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that if President Barack Obama could walk on water Republicans and their associates will say "he couldn't swin". Well, Hillary Clinton was right then and now. First the "terrorist" fist bump, now the hug that makes Larry Kudlow going crazy ! LOL
President Barack Obama will be bashed by right-wingers no matter what he does. Obama could save the world today, he will be bashed. And CNBC isn't a friendly place for any democrat. In fact, on daily basis, the Obama administration is criticized by every single host on CNBC. We all know that Larry Kudlow hates every single thing that Obama does.
But this time, Larry Kudlow didn't criticize the President on policies, but for the hug he gave to his former-chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, on Friday. In his column that he wrote for Andrew Breitbart's blog, Big Government, Kudlow wrote :
Am I the only one who saw weakness when President Obama and his departing chief of staff Rahm Emanuel gave each other big, fat, full-bore hug following their speeches at the resignation event in the White House’s East Room on Friday?
Remember, this is on global television. And it has to do with the very top of the United States government. Our friends and enemies were all watching.
I think the hug lacked dignity. It did not send a message of American power and forcefulness. So I fret about the reaction around the world to this kind of fraternity-like emotionalism in full public view.
Why not just a dignified, stand-up, serious handshake? That’s what Reagan would have done. A strong handshake shows friendship, respect, and even affection. But a big fat hug seems to go over the line.
You got it ? According to Mr Kudlow, President Obama showed weakness by hugging a good friend on National TV. He isn't done yet, so he goes on to say :
Perhaps I’m overreacting to this. But 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.
You think ? (roll my eyes)
Then of course he elaborated why he thinks this "hug" is a bad news for democrats in the upcoming elections :
Why is this weak? Well, with their backs against the wall in an election that is likely to inflict a shellacking on the Democrats, Team Obama has been talking a lot about reaching out to business to fill the numerous open policy slots in the White House. But they didn’t reach out to the world of business, nor to any new worlds at all
"Quelle Horreur" as french say ! Obama might have just doomed Dems chance for november !
Here the Hug that seems to haunt Larry Kudlow at night :