"Katie bar the door, let's just go in and knock out Syria."
Please read this somewhat laborious, but pleasantly short article in The Hill.
Obama's invocation comes from familiar ground. His understanding of the term "Katie Bar the Door" differs from various Olde English and other literary suggestions and deductions about the expression's origins. That is because Obama is child of the moment. He knows nothing of true history or literature. Because of that, El Gringo Veijo knows that the below-listed "poem" is Obama's idea of "Katy Bar the Door".
It is from this union hall "poem - saloon drinking song" that Obama draws his ridiculous command...a command that is totally inappropriate to Charlie Rose's oddly and surprisingly penetrating and sceptical interview of the secular messiah:
The "poem" is bad enough. It would take Woody Guthrie to go ahead and vocally embalm it....or maybe Linda Ronstadt. But, please read the interview in The Hill....it reveals a person for whom the application of the term "lightweight" would be a serious injury to the word "lightweight". Obama rambles, incoherent, condescending, dismissive, and at times seemingly unable to understand the simply-stated questions. At first, El Gringo Viejo thought that perhaps Obama was only trying to bluff and filibuster, and thereby run out the clock on the President's "busy schedule". It became increasingly apparent, however, that Obama was trying to tie together thoughts, intuitions, notions, and dogma, but found his brain on the floor of the La Brea Tar Pits. He was certainly no match for Charlie Rose, who finally decided to act out the part of journalist with a bit of seriousness.
Perhaps Father Obamaham was simply looking forward to his upcoming 100,000,000 USD pilgrimage to the ancestral land....and he was trying to remember the melody and perhaps even the lyrics of that old hit, "Faith of Our Fathers" (linkage below).
As always, we genuinely appreciate the time each OROG invests of his/her life with the simple ramblings of an old cowboy.
El Gringo Viejo