The president has proffered no gun control legislation. The truly unhinged consider this lack of action on gun control a ploy that will lead to a second term move to disarm the nation's citizens. Whatever the reasons, the bald fact that President Obama is subject to four times as many threats of violence as his white Republican predecessor must give him and the nation pause and a care for his family if not for the president himself. And yet he endures these threats of violence without complaint.
|President Obama Observing Progress of bin Laden Mission|
The president wagered everything. That is what a Commander-in-Chief is supposed to do. Some have. Some haven't. Obama summoned the courage to order an operation whose failure would have sealed his fate as a one-term president.
To those who disagree with the president's policies I say, "Fine." But to those, including more than a few pandering politicians, who accuse him of craven political motives and lack of courage I say, "You don't know what the hell you're talking about."