Friday, March 16, 2012

Biden, Stalin, Yezhov and those Men of Steel

"But the guy I work with, every day, the president, didn't flinch. This is a man with steel in his spine," Biden said, saying Obama rescued the American auto sector even though it was unpopular.

"He wasn't going to give up on a million jobs, and the iconic industry America invented. At least he wasn't going to give it up without a fight.

"He made the tough call, and the verdict is in, President Obama is right and they were dead wrong."

--VP Biden
Geez, I'd lay of the Man of Steel stuff on an Obama with widely noted likeness to Nikoai Yezhov (check the google hits on "Yezhov Obama". Yezhov was Stalin's  Iron Fist, and Stalin translates into man of steel in Russian.  Bolsheviks don't pick soft names.
The need for these tough-as-nails characterizations in a leader just a red-flag; in a warning sense, not a Marxist one.

Leaders need toughness, but leaders needing tough images creepy. So lets give it up guys before some foreign knucklehead calls our bluff.

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