Osama bin Laden is dead. By Election Day 2012 Moammar Gadhafi will be dead or deposed. The president of the United States, who I have called as American as apple pie, is cheered by proud patriotic Americans saying: USA! USA! USA!
When the books about the making of the president in 2012 are written, they will discuss the great inflection point that is at hand today.
Barely days ago, even at the White House correspondents dinner at which Washington insiders honor themselves, serious people (present company excluded) gave serious attention to the birthers, the birther issue and their idiot voice on the television news,” who I have called the class clown of the presidential campaign: Donald Trump.
USA! USA! USA!
Bin Laden is dead.
Moammar Gadhafi will soon be dead or deposed.
President Obama is riding high, and he did it the old-fashioned way: He earned it.
Obama made the tough command decision when it counted. While Donald Trump was pandering to bigotry, offering racist innuendo about the president’s grades at Harvard, combing his bouffant coiffure and promoting his television show, President Barack Obama was making the command decision to kill Osama bin Laden.
I never figured out why anyone as familiar with bankruptcy as Donald Trump was ever taken seriously, even as a television host, about how to run a business, let alone as steward of the nation’s finances.
To me Donald Trump was nothing more than a pimple on the derriere of everything that is wrong with American politics, and with far too many in the media who cover it, who treated him seriously.
Bin Laden is dead. Gadhafi will soon be dead or deposed. Cheering crowds greet the president with USA! USA! USA! Donald Trump is out there somewhere, combing his hair, putting on his makeup, making money from his Chinese-made ties, looking for some show mundane enough to put him on to dispense his wisdom that serious people do not want to hear.
I think it was sad that the president had to produce his birth certificate and glorious that the president gave the command decision after which Osama bin Laden joined Adolf Hitler in hell.
The birther movement was never more than a freak-show. The only people left in the birther movement are the few who will someday be put where they belong, in Madame Tussaud’s wax museum as a symbol of hate that was once taken seriously by the television news.
Osama bin Laden is dead.
Moammar Gadhafi will soon be gone, one way or the other, destined to join Osama bin Laden in hell.
This is a major moment in the 2012 campaign.
I love this country. One way or the other, sooner or later, we always end up getting it right.
Budowsky was an aide to former Sen. Lloyd Bentsen and Bill Alexander, then chief deputy majority whip of the House. He holds an LL.M. degree in international financial law from the London School of Economics. He can be read on The Hill’s Pundits Blog and reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.