Obama’s Last Stand, a new e-book reported on today, has some startling items in it. Here’s one that should get a lot of attention:
…Obama’s trash-talking competitiveness, a trait that has defined him since his days on the court as a basketball-obsessed teenager in Hawaii, was on display one night last February, when the president spotted a woman he knew was close to Sen. Marco Rubio in a Florida hotel lobby. “Is your boy going to go for [vice president]?” the president asked her. Maybe, she replied.
“Well,” he said, chuckling, according to a person who witnessed the encounter. “Tell your boy to watch it. He might get his ass kicked.”
Can anyone imagine the firestorm that would start if someone referred to Obama as their boy? The media would be beyond outrage. Chris Matthews might even go get a gun. The person who said it would have to flee for his life and hope he could find refuge somewhere.
But for Obama, implying that Rubio is below his status as a man; that he should live in servitude to others is a flip remark cast without consequences. It is acceptable to our media and to liberal Americans.