On the campaign trail recently, President Barack Obama said, “Voting is the best revenge.” Really? In an editorial published yesterday beneath the headline, Getting even is the best revenge, writer Dana Beyerle eloquently challenges Obama’s assertion.
Writing on his “Capitol Insider” blog, the capital bureau reporter for The Gadsden (Ala.) Times and Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News begins by defining the term, “revenge,” and then asks some important questions of the president:
“Spite or vindictiveness.” Mr. President, what did anyone ever do to you that you want revenge inflicted? What could possibly have led you to seek revenge or urge vindictiveness? What injury or insult did anyone ever inflict on you? You had a charmed upbringing, the product of all the right private schools: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School (and the public Besuki School) in Indonesia, Punahou School in Honolulu, Occidental College, Columbia University in the City of New York and Harvard University.
Beyerle goes on to take Obama to the proverbial “woodshed” in a manner far more civil than the one in which he probably deserves to be taken.
Though the headline seemed to be missing a question mark at the end, the editorial is one every voter should read before they vote for president Tuesday. I hope you’ll share it.
EDITOR’S NOTE: I think the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate all of Obama’s anti-American/criminal actions is in order. Let’s call it meting out justice, not revenge.
Bob McCarty is the author of “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice,” a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, “The CLAPPER MEMO,” is set for release this fall.