Saturday, December 07, 2013
An Obama Shown to be a Liar is Vulnerable as Old Scandals Resurface
You may have noticed that old scandals, ones that had been buried by a media complicit in the Obama cover-up, are beginning to be mentioned again? For a long time you were considered a nut if you dared bring up Fast & Furious or any of the other nefarious activities Obama has been involved in.
Now that Obama's lies are open for everyone - even the most uninformed - to see, It's no longer a sign of derangement to mention them.
Here's PJ Media's David Solway in an article about Obama's desire to fatally weaken Israel, in which he mentions some history that propagandists like Chris Matthews does not want to see resurrected:
Regrettably, it has taken much of the world five more years to realize that Obama is a trained prevaricator of the first water, whether the issue is government transparency, receding oceans, competitive bidding, citizen surveillance, deficit cutting, the closing of Gitmo, unilateral military action, Fast and Furious, Obamacare, and, in the realm of foreign policy, Iran and Israel. Obama’s evasions and hollow assurances on this latter file demonstrably imperil the future of the Middle East and, quite possibly, the safety of the planet. It certainly spells imminent danger for Israel.
It's no longer absurd to ask what Obama's lied about when he lies about little things like having met his uncle or big, big lies like ObamaCare. Fast & Furious is a scandal with death at it's result. Benghazi is a scandal where men were deliberately left to die so that Obama could win an election.
Don't you wonder why so many of Obama's Kenyan relatives live in the US?
Unemployment suddenly drops to 7% - sorry I’m not buying it.
The American economy added 203,000 jobs in November, higher than the 180,000 Wall Street anticipated. The unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage point to 7%, the lowest level since November 2008, while economists expected the rate to fall less to 7.2%. The labor force participation rate, which gauges the proportion of the population employed or seeking employment, rose to 63% from 62.8% in October.
How does this work? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the total labor force grew last month. They say that new jobs totaled 208,000 or an increase of 0.13% of the labor force. Yet they report a drop of 0.3% in the unemployment rate.
From 7.3% to 7.0%.
That’s done by claiming that that 365,000 fewer people were unemployed last month that the month before. Looking at the BLS tables it’s easy to see that they simply changed the number for the civilian labor force to back into the unemployment rate.
This is not the first time the Obama Administration has fudged the unemployment numbers for political reasons.
Matthews, Soap Opera and the Fanbois ("HE came amongst us.")
Rush Limbaugh calls it the “Soap Opera” playing out in the heads of the media. Ace of Spades calls it the “MacGuffin” and both are saying pretty much the same thing. The media are not interested in the American people and how Obama is destroying an entire culture. The media are focused on Obama, the “Hero” in the movie - or soap opera - playing in their heads.
"The object of the [a soap opera] is entertainment through a daily, hokey maintenance of suspense," i.e., Crisis. The Democrat Party, every day a new crisis. "This necessarily requires the viewer's suspension of disbelief, particularly when it comes to the lead characters. Depending on what improbable twists and turns the plot must take to meet the demands of day-in-day-out drama, the stars of the show slip seamlessly from villain's to hero's role, from incorrigible vice to transcendent virtue.
"Soap fans buy in because they know it is not real. It is, to the contrary, their escape from reality. Politics is our reality. It only seems like soap opera because of the way it is covered: Right into your living room, day-in-day-out, celebrity journalists present the adventures of their fellow dramatis personae, celebrity pols. The journalists portray politics, moreover, as suspense," the daily horse race. How's Obama doing? It's not whether Obamacare's decent, not whether it's harmful, not whether it's constitutional. But is Obama gonna be helped or is Obama going to be hurt?
Politics is now a MacGuffin in American politics, at least for the frothing fanbois of the Hero Barack Obama.
It doesn't matter what his goals actually are -- it only matters that he succeeds in those quests, whatever they might be.
And this isn't a new phenomenon, either. Since the beginning of this movie, the fanbois have cared very little for MacGuffins (notice they don't care how many thousands of Americans have died in Afghanistan), but have been intensely interested in the Hero's emotional response to it all.
You root for the Hero to win because you like the Hero -- not because you're particularly invested in the Hero's actual goals. And you despise the Villains simply because they're standing in the way of the Hero's triumph.
Chris Matthews sums up, neatly, his only genuine interest in American politics for the past five years:
“We have real people in this country with real power and status who have used that status of power to hurt the country so they could hurt the president.”
Only the Hero matters. The MacGuffin never does.
The Hero is our hopes and dreams. And the Hero has come to us; he has come amongst us.
Chris Matthews invokes the King James Version of the Bible as he talks of his god:
“HE came amongst us.”
He really said that!
Fanatical followers, “fanbois,” he of the thrill up his leg. It will go down as one of the great “tells.” At this point you realize that idolatry is not an ancient concept but is alive and well in Progressive America. The people you see above are not reporters, they are acolytes, apostles, followers, writing a movie script in which the American people are extras whose lives don't matter. The people are the background over which their play is staged. Their lives, their deaths, their dreams are unimportant. Death in Afghanistan; who cares? Losing your health insurance and your doctor; so what? Lost your job and can't find another; so what? What's important, in focus, crucial, is how HE feels, how HE achieves his goals, how HE wins the MacGuffin. Meanwhile the producers of this soap opera are wealthy and don't have to worry about the things that the Country Class worries about. If these people ever became self-aware could they live with themselves?
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Bud Norman analyzes the Harvard poll on youth's opinion on Obama and makes some good points. First, Obama has not turned the "Yoots" into conservatives, he's just disappointed them by his lies about free health care via ObamaCare.
The Harvard poll indicates that the young folks’ disillusionment with Obama has not resulted in a newfound affection for the Republicans, and we suspect that rather than becoming conservatives they’re still nurturing class resentments and hoping for the unlimited health care at some rich guy’s expense, but the numbers are bad news for the Democrats nonetheless. If the young voters stay home in next year’s mid-term elections the Democrats will miss them bad, and there might even be a few former Obama supporters showing up to vote for a Republican. Looking further into the electoral future, the Democrats’ dream of a life-long lock on those voters now seems somewhat far-fetched.
One theory for Romney's loss in the 2012 election is that Romney could not energize the Republican base enough to get them to turn out in the required numbers. That may be true. Romney is a good man and, had he been elected, would have known how to create a government policy that encourages economic growth and create new jobs. But he also belonged to the "moderate" wing of the Republican party and failed to inspire the enthusiasm that was required to get the most conservative wing of the party out. Whether this is true will never be known; elections can't be re-run, but electoral turn-out is the major driver of electoral victory and Obama may have turned enough youth off to his schemes that the next Democrat will have trouble getting them ginned up.
It's an amazing demonstration that the MSM can't spike a story any more. A Liberal nutcase can actually be forced to resign from his particular part of the Liberal zoo for outrageous comments made on the air.
What is said about this racist, sexist, misogynistic pig after he leaves? Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC.
I thank him for three great years with MSNBC. Martin is a good man and respected colleague – we wish him only the best.”
That tells you all you need to know about MSNBC. He spent 6 years with ABC News, which tells you all you need to know about ABC. Next stop, Al Jazeera.
Ann Coulter demonstrates how racist Liberals really are. They try debunk stories about the "Knockout Game" by claiming that blacks have always been violent; it's nothing new so just move on.
The left's leading line of defense against the Knockout Game is to argue that young black males have always been violent, so, hey, this is nothing new.You're welcome, black America!In Slate, Emma Roller wearily recounted other episodes of black-on-white violence in order to announce: "The 'Knockout Game' is a myth."Reminiscing about the flash mobs that shook many parts of the country a few years ago, Roller wrote: "I remember the summer of 2011, a story about a crowd of (black) teenagers at the Wisconsin State Fair randomly attacking fairgoers went viral as a sign of a burgeoning race war."So you see, stupid right-wingers, young black males have always been violent, so what's the big deal about the Knockout Game? Your honor, my client's not a killer; he's a serial killer.
Read the whole thing.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
following our story about Obama's uncle claiming that Obama stayed with him despite Barack's insistence he never met the man, we have this lie: the ObamaCare program is operating with “private sector velocity and efficiency.” Ir obviously isn't but Obama's hoping that people who are not going to the website or trying to enroll in ObamaCare will believe the lie.
The claim is laughably untrue, of course, but at this point no one expects candor from the administration. What’s striking abut the statement, rather, is its admission that the private sector sets a standard of effectiveness which the public sector aspires to meet.Some significant amount of the administration’s pride had to be swallowed in order to make such a confession. A white-hot hatred of those evil top-hatted, moustache-twirling businessmen and a warm fondness for the selfless virtues of government employees was the basic rationale of Obamacare, and of modern liberalism in general, so it must be embarrassing to the high-minded bureaucrats of the Obama administration to be reduced to bragging that they can get things done just as well as those profit-motivated private sector folks. The fact that the boast is not even close to true, and that this is now objectively apparent to even the most gullible observers, can only compound the embarrassment.
By the way, did you know that thos evil insurance companies operate with a 3.3% profit margin, which ranked a shocking 88th place among the nation’s industries?
President Obama's uncle said at a deportation hearing Tuesday that Obama stayed with him while he was a student at Harvard Law School in the 1980s -- despite the White House having said that Obama never met the man.
Strange. Who's the liar and why would he lie?
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
How we are going to survive this president?
Andy McCarthy in Politics Is Not a Soap Opera discusses why we can no longer afford to treat politics as entertainment. It was not dangerous to our national well-being to have the scnadals and lies of the Clinton administration treated as the Perils of Pauline.
Clinton’s personal corruption reduced the stature of the presidency and Dick Morris’s miniature populism — the president as champion of, yes, school uniforms for third-graders — reduced its gravity. The president trundled along from scandal to scandal, all unsavory but none consequential enough to threaten American security or prosperity. As he did, the media marveled not at how dissolute Clinton was but at how fabulous he was at lying about it. In previous times, gross fraud was a disqualifier for offices of public trust. Now, fraud and the dexterity to carry it off in the light of day — to look the press itself in the eye and lie with indignation — became admirable political attributes. The story was never the sordid facts of the scandal du jour; the scandal was merely a barometer for measuring Clinton’s survival skills.
Thanks to Obama's fecklessness, we are living in a more dangerous world.
While our nation appears to atrophy before our eyes, Obama is enabling the nuclearization of Iran, the world’s leading sponsor of international terrorism. As National Review’s editors detail, China senses Obama’s indifference and moves aggressively, hegemonically, in the Pacific. Putin is reeling in Ukraine and muscling his way into Egypt, having taken Obama’s measure and found no obstacles to his Soviet-reconstruction project. The president’s delirious base may convince themselves, assuming they follow these developments at all, that America must be at fault or that it’s nothing a few “Coexist” bumper stickers can’t address. But our enemies do not wish to coexist, and they are on the march.In an increasingly perilous world, politics has to be our response, not our entertainment. Today’s events are not episodes. They are threats, foreign and domestic; and they are no longer on the horizon — they are clear and present dangers. Politics is how we perceive our national interests and take effective action, not how the president manages to weather storms of his own making.
The media are responsible for the Soap Opera version of politics because they approve of Clinton and Obama. Should another Republican take office, he'll get the Sarah Palin treatment.
What is the social benefit of these old people?But here's a question: should we liquidate all those who have no social utility?
It used to be considered immoral to ask that question.
Remember how Sarah Palin was ridiculed when she said that ObamaCare would have to have Death Panels? Palin was so insightful about many things, but the consensus among the chattering classes is still that she's dumb. Here's the reality: Palin is as smart as Obama's idolaters believe he is and Obama's as dumb as Palin haters believe she is.
NO SECURITY EVER BUILT INTO OBAMACARE SITE
For details click HERE
DO NOT GO TO THE OBAMACARE WEBSITE IF YOU VALUE YOUR PRIVACY.
One more thing:
Since this is a government site, they don't have to inform you
if your personal information has been hacked.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Move along folks, there's nothing to see.
Predictably, in this age of political correctness, many denounced simply reporting racist violence as inherently racist itself.
Joseph Farah at wnd.com
You've seen the videos. A six foot four, 225 pound, 17-year-old ninth-grader drops some white dude or dudette to the pavement with one surprise punch, to the cheers of his bruthus. The perps in the videos are not of Norwegian ancestry. A pattern suggests itself.
But all is well. The crime fighters of the left have the answer. The "knockout game" doesn't exist. It's not allowed. It's a sick fantasy. Serial assaults on random whites can't exist outside the tiny but hyperactive minds of unredeemed bigots. Their evidence? It's as obvious as the heartbreak of melanin deficiency: another Racist-Nazi conspiracy is afoot. Even emergency medical folks are in on it. Have they no shame?
According to the keepers of the Liberal flame, it's just Yoots being Yoots..
What's up with their "move along folks, nothing to see here"? Easy. The aging game of paying the feral to mimic normal life isn't working. The younger perps have discovered they're entitled to money-fo-nuthin either way. Now they're playing their own games. The left is too entranced by their received truth to notice they're being bitten by their own dog. A few understand even a little wakefulness would unzip the whole farcical contraption. There'd be no do-over. So they trot out the "truthiness" routine, a sort of rhetorical duct tape, what we used to call "everybody knows" as kids. Pathetic, but it's all they have.
Meanwhile, news media still loyal to the cause align like iron filings under a magnet and tell us the victims, not the perps, were "in the wrong place at the wrong time." No they weren't, the victims were where they should be, doing what they should be doing. They say the victims are chosen at random. No they aren't. They choose white people, and not just any white people, unwary and vulnerable white people. It's the whole point of the game. Ask 'em. It's their game and their name, but excuse us for noticing.
Wear Boxing Gloves with Business Attire…
Stand on Cliffs in Business Attire…
Read the rest.
Bus Norman has a way with words.
So far as we can tell Hobby Lobby has no rules regarding its employee’s sexual dabblings, save for a refusal to pay for its outcomes, but this will be of little matter to women who regard federal subsidies for their already affordable contraception expenses a natural right. We constantly assure our distaff Democrat friends how ardently we desire to live in a society where their sexual practices and contraception needs are none of our damn business, but they continue to insist that it be a matter of public policy.
OUT OF TOUCH: NY Times still thinks the problem with ObamaCare is the website.
In a long article about the failure of Team Obama to implement ObamaCare, the focus is totally and exclusively on the failure of the website. The fact that people are losing the insurance they were happy with, the doctors they liked and that many are having to pay much higher premiums is passed off as Republican propaganda.
If you feel you must, here's the article: Inside the Race to Rescue a Health Care Site, and Obama
If you feel you must, here's the article: Inside the Race to Rescue a Health Care Site, and Obama
The moment the government reopened, Mr. Obama and his image-makers knew, the news media would turn its attention to the website fiasco; at the Oct. 15 meeting, the president directed aides to make plans for him to tell the public that “yes, the website is screwed up,” one said. Within days, Republicans would have front-page evidence that the “Obamacare train wreck” they had long predicted had become a reality.
The people who created this fiasco are shown in a flattering light, so overwrought that they cry.
That morning, an aide to the secretary [Sebelius] woke up and burst into tears. “We are taking arrows every day,” she said.
Here's how they treat Obama's lies; he took it personally that people thought he lied when he lied.
Inside the West Wing, where junior researchers monitor Twitter and other social media, officials knew the political controversy had moved beyond the broken website. Now it was about a broken promise. But for Mr. Obama, the mounting criticism was more than political. It felt personal.
“He was uncomfortable,” one senior adviser said. He hated the idea that so many Americans had received cancellation letters from their insurance companies and were angry because “of what the president had said — that this wouldn’t have happened.”
And the fact that Obama's lies were being exposed is blamed on those rascally Republicans (who should just shut up already). Republicans are "huddling," they are "users" of people's anger. They are going to war against poor Barack Obama with their "battle plan." Instead of focusing on the website, Republicans actually focused on the lies and the problems with ObamaCare for the people. Despicable!
As senior Republican lawmakers huddled in strategy sessions to take advantage of the website debacle, their constituents began sending stories about having their health insurance canceled suddenly. Their anger at the president was palpable — and usable.
Bruno Gora, a 61-year-old self-employed promotional products distributor in Henrico, Va., for one, dashed off a note to his congressman, the House Republican leader, Representative Eric Cantor. Mr. Cantor had for years been questioning Mr. Obama’s “If you like your plan, you can keep it” promise. Now there was tangible proof that the president had been wrong.
Countless letters like that formed the backbone of the new Republican battle plan. The strategists knew that HealthCare.gov would eventually be fixed; it was time, one said, “to go heavy on the broken promise.”
Here's how they describe Obama's political, impractical U-turn on keeping your old insurance ... a "plan" that wasn't a plan at all,. but a way of trying to switch the blame for cancelled policies to insurance companies. The problem is that selling policies that don't meet ObamaCare standards is illegal and illegal contracts cannot be enforced.
Despite lingering concerns inside the administration about the long-term impact on the health care law, the president announced his solution the next day: insurers would be allowed to renew old plans for a year. The announcement came just hours before a vote on a Republican bill to let insurers renew old policies and sell similar ones to new customers next year. Insurance executives, who had participated in lengthy conversations with Mr. Jennings and other officials, said they were unprepared for Mr. Obama’s about-face.
Meanwhile the NY Times will be there with Obama trying to turn the page, making another speech, raising more money.
“I’m absolutely sure we’re going to make sure this country provides affordable health care for every single American,” Mr. Obama told the donors. “And if I have to fight for another three years to make sure that happens, I will do so.”
DRUDGE Update on ObamaCare
POST-OP: HEALTH SITE GROGGY...
Crashes When CNN Tests...
Inside Race to Rescue Healthcare.Gov, and Obama...
Plouffe: 'Will Work Really Well' By 2017...
CBSNEWS: President lame duck already?
Media attacks 'Soviet-style' publicity policy...
First Family May Stick in DC Beyond '17...
New low for Congress: 6% approve...
|Billionaire Warren Buffet & Barack Obama|
Guess who owns a big part of America's railroads?
But the ads don’t tell everything. The nation’s freight rail network has been the quiet recipient of more than $600 million in federal investment during the Obama administration — The railroad industry brags in its national publicity campaign that it spends billions of dollars improving its infrastructure “so taxpayers don’t have to.”
Can you say "crony capitalism?" I thought you could.
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Leading from his behind
WASHINGTON (AP) - You can take our word for it. Americans don't trust each other anymore.
That's what happens when half of us voted for Barack Hussein Obama ... twice.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
It's always a good time to bash the media and expose their lies.
|Remember Tawanda Brawley and Al Sharpton?|
There's Kerri Dunn who vandalized her own car to make it appear she was the victim of a hate crime.
The black St. Peter’s Prep student who sent racist messages to himself.
The lesbian waitress who was stiffed on a tip who faked a receipt and got lots of money when people felt sorry for her.
The Oberlin College Hoax perpetrated by “progressive” pranksters
A liberal smashes up Colorado Democratic Headquarters
Matthew Shepherd wasn't murdered for being gay
The birth of the Democratic Party
The Affordable Care Act contains provisions for “death panels,” which decide which critically ill patients receive care and which don’t, says Mark Halperin, senior political analyst for Time magazine.“It’s built into the plan. It’s not like a guess or like a judgment. That’s going to be part of how costs are controlled,” Halperin told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.“We do need to do some of that in this country, because we can’t afford to spend so much on end-of-life care. A very high percentage of our healthcare spending is for a very small number of people at the last stages of their life,” he said Monday.“I’m not saying the system shouldn’t allow that, but there’s too much cost. There’re judgments have to be made.”…
Sarah Palin was right ... again.
To the Leftist, what is is always evil and oppressive because reality never matches the visions of the anointed.Although Leftism is dominant in all of the developed world, and ever-more-tightly controls all the large and powerful social structures, Leftists continue to feel that they are rebels.This seems absurd in terms of power structures, but the truth is that the Left really are perpetual rebels - whatever has happened they want more. Whatever 'progress' has been made, in their hearts they feel (correctly) that in reality nothing-has-changed.This was brought to mind by an advertisment for a conference promoting (not discussing!) better jobs for women in higher education. Women wanted access to university - they got it; women's colleges - they got them; abolition of men's colleges - got it; a majority of undergraduates - got it; equal numbers of junior academics - got it; leadership of the two most prestigious universities in the world (Harvard and Cambridge) - got it... Relevant laws and regulations deliberately, explicitly and quite openly and proudly favour women.And yet, and yet... things are really, at root, when you look closely enough - still 'the same', still unequal; and therefore higher education apparently needs re-organising, permanently to enforce the domination of women (qua women) on pretext of eradicating the remaining inequalities.So, plenty of work for the radicals still to do! And if they get what they want today, then they will have another shopping list by tomorrow.To be a Leftist is indeed a state of perpetual rebellion, because no matter how far you have pushed, there is always another boundary to transgress and some resistance to further transgression. And so long as there are boundaries and resistance, then the situation is still - in essence - 'the same' - the plucky radical rebel bravely fighting against the overwhelmingly greater forces of reaction and oppression.And this is the truth of it - not an illusion.To be a Leftist is ultimately to align your-self (your wishes) against reality.
The New York Times editorial board spent Thanksgiving bringing Americans together by ripping into the Tea Party, suggesting that conservatives were “nihilists” because they opposed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) destruction of the filibuster.
Blaming the victim is part of the Left's playbook.
Would you watch the man who wanted someone to dedicate in Sarah Palin's mouth? Didn't think so.
For reasons that I don't understand, the media are talking as if December 1st will give us a new unveiling of the ObamaCare website. That's not he case and it's going to make the "second coming" as big a bust as the initial introduction. The MSM isn't going Obama any favors with this.
On Friday, Bloomberg News reported that two days before the Obama administration’s self-imposed December 1 deadline for fixing the Healthcare.gov website, the website remains disastrously “hit-and-miss.” Bloomberg reports:From Florida to Alaska, the “navigators” designated to sign people up for insurance under the U.S. health-care overhaul say that while the federal online insurance exchange has improved in many ways since its Oct. 1 debut, outages and errors continue to prevent many from using it to buy their coverage.Navigators quoted say that the site rates “four out of 10,” “kind of hit and miss,” and “not able to function at the capacity yet that capture the complications of people’s lives.”
Standing here on the streets of Hollywood with two comely Obamacare cheerleaders by my side, I’m feeling fired up and ready to go. I’m feeling like the change I’ve been waiting for. I’m feeling like whatever Obama cliché you can think of. And all I want to say, like the late Todd Beamer before me, is, “Let’s roll.” Or more like, “Let’s enroll.” Because much as Beamer, God rest his soul, took on the terrorists who tried to take down America, we are now in a similar cataclysmic fight: the fight to guarantee that every American has the right to buy overpriced health insurance on a glitchy website, under threat of punitive tax penalties.
To give the CliffsNotes version of the three-hour session, it went a little like this: The woman beside me, named Jenny, a naturalized citizen from Ecuador, spent two and a half hours trying to crunch through the system before it finally returned her to the first page, then locked her out. She never even saw the prices. When Blade had her call the phone support hotline, they told her she’d need to wait three weeks to find out the status of her application. The same happened to her colleague, Sue, sitting next to her. They both need insurance now, because the endocrinologist they work for had to cancel theirs because it didn’t meet Obamacare requirements. They’re hoping not only that they can get insurance, but also that they can keep their jobs, since Jenny, who does billing for the doctor, says Obamacare is completely convoluting how, if at all, they’ll be able to collect money from patients.
Two men sitting behind me get to a price list, though one wigs out because of the high premiums and leaves. The other finds a relatively cheap plan, but the deductible is so high, for his family of four, that he says, “I can’t touch this.” And he leaves, too. The two people on the other side of Jenny and Sue, whom I never even meet, leave after about 30 minutes. Blade suggests it’s probably because of “sticker shock,” if they even got that far. A recurring problem, he says, in his line of work.
All told, even with all the hand-holding Navigators, I’m assured by members of the two Navigator groups who worked the session that of the 100 or so prospects in attendance, exactly none walked out with a completed enrollment. As the room thins out after three hours of frustration, Blade takes a chair next to me, not so much sitting as sagging into it. He looks like someone let the air out of his balloon.
Nearly 1000 Record Low Temperatures Set As Another Round of Arctic Air Forecast To Deep Freeze The U.S.
Global warming has left the building.
Labels: global warming
Government doesn't have to work this badly. The Obama administration had 42 months from the passage of Obamacare to the scheduled rollout of healthcare.gov. The Pentagon, still the world's largest office building after more than 70 years, was built in 18 months.But that was accomplished by men who knew that the Commander-in-Chief, Franklin Roosevelt, expected results. Roosevelt could be an inspiring orator. But he also showed a gift for selecting the right men (and, occasionally, women) to reach goals that he thought were really important.Barack Obama seems to lack that knack. He has advanced to the highest position in government without having demonstrated the ability to get results outside a political campaign.
Obama believes there is magic in words, that they can make things become real. That may get you elected, but it doesn't work anywhere else.
Residents of East Germany would recognize Obama's efforts to turn holidays and celebrations into political events.
But the first floor of the Stasi Museum is not about spying. Instead, it is devoted to the propaganda that East German bureaucrats used to foster socialist consciousness in an unwilling public. One display explains the GDR's efforts in the 1950s to politicize what in the past had been family and religious occasions. The state sought to transform weddings, confirmations, and other personal events into "socialist celebrations," to be "committed collectively and aimed at a confession to socialism," according to the awkward English translation of the exhibit.The exhibition informs visitors that the project "did not gain popular acceptance." Amazingly enough, people didn't want to turn their family holidays into socialist celebrations.Here at home, this Thanksgiving brings an effort by the Obama administration to turn a day of giving thanks into a day of discussion about the virtues of national health care. On Wednesday afternoon, just hours before Thanksgiving, President Obama's Twitter account -- which has more than 40 million followers -- sent out this message: "Make sure everyone who sits down with you for #Thanksgivukkah dinner is covered." ("Thanksgivukkah" refers to this year's rare overlap of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.)The president's tweet linked to a photo of a young man sitting at a table with a turkey and a menorah. The accompanying text: "Celebrating Thanksgiving. Lighting the Hanukkah candles. Talking about health insurance. Gotta love dinners like these."
What is with this cult of personality? Remember Obama's attempt to turn your family celebration into fund raisers for his campaign?
... the Obama 2012 re-election campaign urged Americans to turn their most personal holidays into celebrations of the president."Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?" the campaign asked. "Let your friends know how important this election is to you — register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It's a great way to support the president on your big day."
This is not just bizarre, it's creepily Fascistic. What kind of American thinks this is a good idea? What kind of person gathers these kind of people around himself? This is a kind of Hitlerism.
Tossing away the Iraq war victory
Democrats hated the war in Iraq so much that they were willing to lie about it, obstruct it and after it was won, to turn it over to the Mullahs.
Remember the Iran - Iraq war? Democrats were able to do what Iran was not able to do: turn Iraq into an Iranian protectorate.
Think I'm exaggerating? Charles Krauthammer agrees with me.
Kanye West’s statement is clear-cut antisemitism. West is saying in his own garbled, illiterate way that he believes–like Obama’s spiritual mentor Jeremiah Wright–a Jewish conspiracy runs the world and can be blamed any time a black person fails.
The president’s belief that little of what he does is ideologically driven suggests he is living with a pampered, unchallenged mind. He has been told he is so smart for so long that he sees only clarity in his actions and unchallengeable reason in his conclusions. The president’s belief in his own intellect makes him think that whatever he does is simply the only thing a thinking person would do. Nothing ideological about that. And as president, he is constantly flattered, and his confidence that his analysis and conclusions are superior to others is readily reinforced. Presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett tells us that Obama has been “bored to death his whole life.” Perhaps she is onto something. I guess there is something ho-hum and tiresome about being right all the time.It appears that President Obama believes that dissenting views are irrational or the result of clouded, lesser thinking. Being blind to his own ideology makes him unable to respectfully deal with others who might readily embrace an ideological point of view. The president’s inability to effectively work with Congress, orchestrate Washington, or build strong alliances or even friendships overseas probably stems from his belief that others should defer to his clear thinking without many questions or objections. He doesn’t see politics as a great debate with multiple possibilities among equal voices.
When you've lost the Washington Post ....
Police are investigating a vicious attack on a Manhattan chef who was walking alone on Tuesday night when he was allegedly assaulted by a group of six to eight men, all between the ages of 16 and 21. ‘I'm not well, a lot of swelling and overall pain,’ said victim Diego Moya. ‘Should be four weeks until I lose the wires and can eat normally, which is devastating being a chef. Means I can't work.’
Kayne West explains that black yoots do this because "We don’t got it like that."