Barack Obama gave a fine speech Sunday night to a stunned and shocked nation. He is a born orator backed by a flawless machine, whose personal rise from a difficult childhood is a true inspiration, and whose achievement in breaking the ultimate color barrier is gift to us all. People like the idea that Obama is president. As a politician and president, he has only one failing -- he is the wrong man at the wrong time to be leading this country. He is out of sync with his age and its crises. There is more proof every day --
I watched his speech in NewTown....and I did not believe him. It was almost as though he was at the wrong funeral grieving the wrong victim. And his outrageous claim that the price for liberty was the slaughter of these innocent people, and he was no longer willing to pay that price, made my jaw drop. He was no comfort and, once again, proved that he is just not up to the job. Wonder what the people hit by Sandy thought of his performance?
How do we reconcile that saccharine speech with his THREE votes to kill those innocent infants who somehow survive an abortion? This is the man who ridiculed Special Olympians and who said he didn´t want his daughters ´punished with a baby´. Has that unfeeling man vanished and been replaced with a man of sensitive feelings? I think not.
I´ll never understand why this man is so often referred to as a great orator! I thought after the slaughter on Friday that he needed a new speech-writer; think of President Reagan reading Peggy Noonan´s words after the space launch disaster--it was beautiful and comforting. Obama´s is flat and halting, a completely phony reaction. As for his ridiculous shout-out at Fort Hood... Everything is political posturing.
I agree with #7. While normal people´s hearts went out to those grieving families Obama saw an opportunity to snatch some more power. It is true irony when you are convinced that the people who voted for you and fawn over you must truely be morons.
I can tell you that he does indeed ´inspire´ many who heard him. A wonderful Christian woman cried to me how wonderful Obama´s speech was and how he cried for the little children. Yes, she is black but very intelligent usually. I am no longer surprised that Obama won the election. Most people are in spiritual darkness, and the rest are in self imposed darkness. Even many who have believed will fall away as the end times approach. Not for us to be concerned. Just live, love and tell others about Jesus.
I pay no attention to speeches especially when I have a person´s actions by which to judge them. Anita Dunn specifically said they use Obama on tv to get you to only think about and talk about what you´re seeing on tv. Rather than the horrible things he´s doing off camera. Further, I´m free to be sickened by anyone who frames an article with the statement that Obama is a great orator. This is a lie. He is a teleprompter reader with a deep voice. That´s all. Anyone who weeps at his speeches is a fool and is being played.
That´s why I am eager to go over the cliff. We need to pay till it hurts and then have him come back and say he needs still more because the US produces so much energy and product per person and we need to help other countries.
Oh, and we need to get involved in non-actions in other countries to replace the tyrants who shoot rebelling citizens with religious tyrannies that will behead the non-believers.
This Chicago disturbed dork is not my president. The voters that count elected Mitt Romney. Obama is an aberration that is doing immeasurable damage to America and the futures of our children. The Democrat Party and the MSM should be held accountable for what they have done. They pose a bigger threat to America than all Islamic nut jobs combined. I will despise them forever.
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O.S. Banker, 12/19/2012 8:28:01 AM (No. 9073951)
I am listening to ´Atlas Shrugged on audio book during my commute. Occasionally I find myself wondering if the CD has ended and the top of the hour news is in its place? Then I am forced to wonder why the politicians keep making the wrong choices when fac. Finally, I have remeber that their decisions are consistent with the flawed decisions of the electorate. Oh well, ´Who is John Galt?´
This is an excellent article and the liberals should be challenged much more about this. Liberals are like a swarm of insects. They support policies that destroy their state or nation and then move to a place that has been controlled by conservatives and hence is still prosperous and introduce the same destructive policies there, so the cycle repeats. The USA is an example of this on the world stage. It has been prosperous because it has been governed by conservative policies and people were coming from around the world to be here. Now it is being transformed and policies introduced which will impoverish it. The problem is where will people who want opportunity and prosperity go now?
It´s a great article and on the mark but what´s the point. The obvious failure of progressive policies has been pointed out over and over. The problem is that the majority of the electorate doesn´t want to hear the truth or is too stupid to understand it. Lecturing morons about economics is a waste of time. We have to find a way to reach them that they will respond to, almost at a primal level. Frankly, I don´t know if that´s possible.
Ann Coulter nailed it when she said that "0bama is god to the Godless". It is the only explanation possible for why so many people think that his emotionless, empty, halting orations are so breathtakingly brilliant. Combine that with hearty doses of black racism and white guilt and self loathing and it´s perfect recipe for the fast-worsening, Hellish nightmare we continue to endure.
So glad to see this is a Must Read. Every Republican in Congress and their staffs should receive a copy of this article.
Thank you #3 for correcting #2. #4 is exactly correct "He was no comfort and, once again, proved that he is just not up to the job. Wonder what the people hit by Sandy thought of his performance?"
I do believe that color is going to become less relevant very soon, because Obama and his thugs in his administration, the Congressional Black Caucus, black entertainers, and progressive have overplayed their hand. It has worn very thin with people who work hard to earn a decent living in order to have a comfortable home and to save some money for some things they hope to have in the future.
Thank goodness Governor Snyder signed the Right-to-Work bill into law in Michigan. Maybe, just maybe, the beautiful state of Michigan will have a chance to recover from the decades of union dictatorship.
I´m with #11 - not a great orator by a long shot - no feeling and quite wooden! The only oratorial thing he has going for him is that upward gaze of destiny as captured in his election logo. Obama the Great. President for the Ages.
I can neither look at or listen to this man. America has gone probably forever. There is no principle, edict or doctrine that teaches that the ability to emote overrides basic Biblical values and yet America operates almost entirely as if there were.
The meat of the article comes after the word "Mysteriously" in the last two paragraphs. The Repub leadership continues to waste opportunities to call the communist in chief on his failed policies. Of course The Bamster gets away with his agenda-no one is stopping him.
I.e. I still don´t understand why we allowed him and his wife to blow 1.4 billion dollars on fun and entertainment last year. Who is authorizing this money? Don´t the "cut spending" republicans control the gov´t purse strings???
Explaining the facts to the Great American Public doesn´t work, has never worked, and will never work. Civicly, most of them are still stuck in their sophomore year in in high school, and approach elections with the same mindset they did back then: they vote for the most "cool", the "most popular" and the "most likely to succeed", with looks and reputation the biggest determiners of how they vote.
Wishful thinking and a desire to think of themselves as "nice" and "caring" determines their choice of politicians and policies, and practicality and reality be damned.
It is regrettable that people, although capable of reason, do not reason well (or sometimes employ reason at all). No reasoning person could possibly believe Zippy. Those things which he promise do not happen. Why trust someone who has deceived you in the past? "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." He promised prompt assistance to the victims of Sandy. Well? It has not happened. He promised to close Guantanamo. Not. I could go on. Believe this guy at your own risk!
I personally don´t listen to Obozo no matter where or what the occasion. Sunday, I was watching the football game when they cut away. I immediately started channel suffering and to my surprise, there was the game being shown on CNBC while Obozo was mouthing off everywhere else.
As for those who voted for Obozo, the overwhelming majority of them where those who receive the largest chunk of federal freebees. And they are not about to let someone else come in and stop the gravy train. It´s that simple. That´s why so many of them stay where they are. Those who actually want jobs and fend for themselves are moving to red states where there are a lot more choices, including said jobs. Sooner or later, those bastions of liberalism are going to collapse. Then wait for the wailing and gnashing of teeth. It will be horrendous.
#7 You reminded me that after the Fort Hood masacre , Former president Bush and his wife quietly and without fanfare immediately visited with and comforted the survivors. You would never see that from this narcesist. Every thing is all about him. Did he have TOTUS at Newtown?
The Gettysburg speech was at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history...the highest emotion reduced to a few poetical phrases. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous. But let us not forget that it is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it. Put it into the cold words of everyday. The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination – that government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves.
To those for whom emotion rules all, #9 is right. Otherwise fine people were moved.
But think about the context of what Obama was saying, and it is this ... read the sharply insightful understanding of Mencken above.
If you don´t understand the point, you´re The Problem.
He personifies the words, “there’s no there there.” It’s no wonder that from his very first day on the job, he spared no expense or energy in concealing who he really was and still is. “A fine speech?” “A born orator?” Sorry, Noemie Emery, but no sale! He’s a performer. Just as a singer sings, a dancer dances, a juggler juggles and a comic cracks jokes, he performs. Allegedly, in some circles most suspiciously, enough susceptible voters have invited him to stay on stage for a second act. Now virtually unencumbered, he embarks upon his four year finale. Think he’s changed your country from the way you remember it? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!
Was it Higgins or Col. Pickering who said, "By George, she´s got it!" ?
Unfortunately, it was obvious that this was the state of play and the sheeple voted for Fauxbama anyway. You might even forgive the first election, but you can´t forgive the second. His ideas are simply disastrous. The next POTUS will have a huge hole from which to begin his or her administration. Jimmy Carter sleeps peacefully; he is no longer the worst president ever.
Cant stand the Marxist Kenyan Alinsky-loving transcript-hiding phony liar nor his kooky Chewbacca Mooch wife. Nor his VP, that demented idiot Bite-me Biden. Nor his Sec. of State, that PIAPS Liar. Nor his Commie Cabinet. Nor his spokesperson idiot liar Carney. None of ´em! They´re all worthless! Give me back the country I defended in the late 60´s, this place we live in now really sucks!
I disagree with #14 on the idea "we need to pay till it hurts." We are already hurting. It´s time for Obama to pay till it hurts, for destroying the greatest country in the world, America! Why do you think he´s spent millions hiding who he is?
This foreign usurper has hijacked our nation and foisted the banner of Marxism. He IS the enemy, along with the new Democrat Party, and their propaganda media. Communism is well entrenched. We have paid too much already.
Obama is the wrong man to lead our country at a-n-y-t-i-m-e!! Also, he is not the first person to `rise from a difficult childhood`. Millions have and millions don`t want to trash our Constitution because of it. He has been summarily brainwashed into the marxist ideology during his upbringing. That can only be characterized as child abuse, but the harm has been done and we are paying for it.
Well, the morons voted in bigger numbers than we did. We are stuck with him for four more years unless any of us can figure out how to make him disappear legally.
The sight of him makes me sick and listening to him just doesn´t happen. My mute button is worn out. Now I avoid what he says and does with great care.
Frankly my brain is worn out from trying to think of ways that will turn people´s brains from mush to the thinking organ that God intended it to be. It´s an impossible task, but surely someone has a few ideas that will turn the morons into normal people again. We have lost the propganda war for now. If someone actually thought that speech from Newtown was comforting and worthwhile there is no hope for us as a nation. We are truly livining in an alternate universe.
Bunch of idiots not seeing what correct usage of commie/fascist playbook is doing to this country. These guys, I mean leftist radicals, they have learned from marx/lenin/mao/hitler (add castro, alinsky, etc) teachings. Our conservatives are in complete oblivion to that. Not one step in the last 15-20 years was done right. They, GOP, allowed the radicals obtain 100% control of the mainstream media, banks, education (maybe Wall Street). And what conservatives produced? Krauthammer, Rush, Hannity and Reince Priebus! To what publication can we write to the editor comments like we do here, on Lucianne? So the independents and liberals can read it. Nowhere!
he is the wrong man at the wrong time to be leading this country. He is out of sync with his age and its crises. There is more proof every day And that will make a difference to the majority of voters because...? Republicans should run on the facts, and against the proven failures that Obama´s ideas produce when put into effect. News flash girlfriend, the Republicans are too busy bravely falling down, rolling over and soiling themselves whenever a leaf falls off a tree, someone coughs, a car door slams, EdChrisWolf calls them extremists, Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi whispers Boo in their ears or Obama gives them a stern look. See? There´s just no time at all for the GOP to run on facts and against proven failures.
My Great Grandfather and his two brothers fought at Gettysburg. Unfortunately the Union they fought to save turned out to be not worth saving. Øbama and the Demrats have seen to that. Number 37 is quite correct.
For the frighteningly long period of socialist sufferings ahead, it´s time to look at Dr Paul Fick´s alarming new book, THE DESTRUCTIVE PRESIDENT, all about the raging vindictive individual now operating in the White House. Read a few descriptive pages: www.destructivepresident.com It´s the unresolved aspects of this persons anger we all need to know more about. Remember Paul M Fick PhD, he wrote the best seller a few years back THE DYFUNCTIONAL PRESIDEnT about another case, Slick Willie.
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