Here is a photo taken yesterday of Barack Obama giving Vicky Kennedy, wife of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, a warm, heart-felt hug at the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute yesterday. But where is his wedding ring?
On March 12 the first couple took separate planes to Burbank where each appeared in a show: he on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, she on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Michelle looked radiant cavorting with Ellen.
Barack and Jimmy were clearly yucking it up and having a high old time. In these photos, Barack does not look detached and Michelle does not look angry; this is a departure from their usual mien.
The couple taped separate messages in celebration of Norwuz, the Persian New Year. She on March 11; he on March 19. One might think that, if they absolutely had to reach out and make nice with a deranged, homicidal regime that routinely announces its genocidal intentions towards Israel and the Jewish people, they would do so together, as a couple, in much the same way as an ordinary couple might send out Christmas cards.
Not to pry into the private lives of the first couple, but the emotional well-being of the President of the United States is a matter of public interest, especially in these very trying times, and especially given the President’s weird and erratic behavior in both foreign and domestic affairs.
As long ago as May 17, 2013, John Fund at National Review noted that even liberals were “openly expressing concern over the ‘mini-Politburo’ at the White House — the small number of people who have centralized White House decision-making.” Now, with Michelle seemingly on the outs, it appears that the “mini-Politburo” has gotten smaller. Oddly, in a March 3 interview with the New York Times, Valerie Jarrett felt compelled to announce that she intended “to stay [with the President] until the lights go off.” Will she be the last one left of Obama’s inner circle?
So it’s not unreasonable to ask whether the President is suffering from, say, depression, and if so what he is taking for it. Why he needs so many vacations. Why he seems so untouched by the thousands of people who are being killed as a result of his policies.
Could a normal person insist, at this point, that John Kerry is negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran that will be good for the United States, and indeed the world? That the mullahs are chanting “death to the United States” solely to appease their own people? That a nuclear Iran will be a more secure and less bellicose Iran? That nuclear proliferation in the Middle East is necessary to ensure world peace?
I don’t know. But we need to start asking these questions. Now.