Friday, October 22, 2010
As plans are being finalized for Barack Hussein Obama's "get me the heck out of Washington after the elections" overseas tour, the president has managed to insult a huge number of people in India by refusing to visit the "Golden Temple" which is sacred to people of the Sikh faith.
The reason? Mr. Obama would have to wear a traditional head covering in the temple...and his handlers fear that this would make him look like a Muslim, even though Sikhs aren't Muslims and, to hear the president tell it, there is no culture in all the world so wonderful and beloved as that of the Muslims.
It's hard to find a positive spin for the president's position. Is he declaring that it's bad to "look Muslim?" Is he saying that Sikhs and Muslims "all look alike?" Or is he asserting that the American people are too stupid to understand that all visitors to the Golden Temple wear headcoverings as a simple show of respect...and not a religious conversion.
In one masterful stroke, the president has managed to offend Sikhs, Muslims, and Americans. Not because of a headcovering...but because of his clumsy asscovering.