First, he referred to West Point as "maybe the enemy camp." One one level, he was obviously pointing out the fact that our military personnel - including military academy cadets - are probably not big Obama supporters. West Point cadets and leaders were going to be a tough crowd for any Obama speech. But the fact that Matthews even uttered the words "enemy camp" to describe the US Military Academy is profoundly disturbing.
Second, he said that West Point was a "strange venue" to choose for this speech. If anything, Matthews is a politically astute man, with a long history of personal involvement in Democrat politics. So why would he call the US Military Academy a "strange venue" for the biggest military-related speech of a President's career? Here are some possibilities:
- Like Obama himself, Matthews doesn't really understand that the President actually is the Commander in Chief.
- Matthews doesn't understand that senior cadets graduating this spring will be sent to Afghanistan to represent the magnanimous Obama to misunderstood Muslim freedom fighters.
- In Matthews' mind, the military is so unsupportive of Obama's policies that they are considered political enemies.
- The President's military policies are so inept and vacuous that just delivering this speech at West Point was potentially embarrassing to Obama.
- Perhaps Matthews knows, as we do, that Benedict Arnold once commanded West Point. Obama's presence there is eerily reminiscent of the narcissistic Revolutionary War General, who was revered by so many before attempting to destroy his fledgling country for personal gain.
It's becoming clearer every day that people who think like Matthews are not just the loyal-to-America political opposition. They are, in fact, the enemy within: opposed to both letter and spirit of the US Constitution, driven by political ideas that are in direct opposition to freedom, liberty and the very concept of the United States of America.