Yes, everything is about Barack Obama. From the beginning, he has built his career on his own personal story, and the funeral service of former Hawaiian Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Cathedral on Friday apparently struck him as an opportune time to remind the world what that story was.(snip)The problem, however, is not just that Obama used the word "my" 21 times, "me" 12 times, and "I" 30 times in the course of telling his story, but rather that even at a funeral, he could not keep the story straight.
FTA -- "Post-re-election, reporters allow Obama to spin with impunity. They no longer seem worried that someone of the right will scoop them. They are confident that their media pals would ignore the scoop as well. They know that as long as they control the headlines, there can be no new Watergate -- and Obama is beginning to sense it, too."
To pick nits, when has it been otherwise with our clown POTUS?
It would probably be simpler to regard the individual using the name Barack Obama as a creative artist, a celebrity, and an entertainer, rather than as a politician in the usual sense. If one views him as a performer acting out the fantasy ideology of modern liberalism, and the current crop of Democrats as the chorus, matters begin to make sense. The contemporary liberal-Leftist establishment is putting on a show for people who want the world to be otherwise than it is really is, and whose objections to reality consist of the well-known and deplorable fact that it is not fair. Obama is best understood as the master of ceremonies at the Leftist cabaret. Strict adherence to the facts is not required for such a role. Indeed, such mundane veracity would interfere with the maintenance of the illusion. The truth for Obama and his fellow entertainers, as well as for their audience, fans, and groupies, is aesthetic and not literal. Obama tells his tales and weaves his narratives for their entertainment value and their value in maintaining suspension of disbelief.
Of course, the show cannot continue indefinitely. Reality will have its say in the end. That is why it could be a blessing in disguise that Obama was given an encore, clapped back onto stage by the audience, which does not yet comprehend that it is attending a show and not engaging with reality. Parts of the roof may have to fall in on them before they wake up.
Well, over here on the Mainland (in Kansas), the Watergate hearings were on during the day, not in the evening as I recall. My brothers and I spent a lot of time outdoors that summer due to this intrusion (we were kids) into our TV time. Our mother watched them, she had a particular dislike for Mr. Dean, but it was definitely during the daytime. Perhaps I´m a bit nitpicky, but can´t this guy just talk about the deceased? Obama: the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral.
#5 nails it. However, the unfortunate truth wil be this. When positive proof of the truth about his birthplace comes out, the media and the left will say, ´well, that just goes to show how meaningless natural born citizenship status is.´ And when his sexual orientation comes out, the same people will say, see, sexual orientation doesn´t matter.´
It´s possible they really didn´t have that much biography on the dear departed senator so they had to use fillers to kill time. I doubt Obama wrote this and his teleprompter scribbler worships the ground he walks on.
This is nothing new, he went on and on about how much he did in the Bin Laden knock off job,when we know he stopped the raid at least 3 other times out of fear it would backfire.
Nevada Dad, # 9, your comment is supported by the readers of Salon who criticized the writer of an almost identical piece on Obama´s eulogy to himself. Salon´s left wing readers were shocked that Salon would allow such a hateful piece since they worship Obama.
The Watergate hearings were indeed televised during the daytime. I was nearing the end of my freshman year in high school, and if the committee was in session, it was televised.
Years later, I would attend a speech by G. Gordon Liddy that he´d given at the University of Utah. Right from the start, Liddy mentioned the hearings, and added the reality check: that most of those in that college-age audience would probably far more upset that "Gilligan´s Island" had been preempted by the hearings.
Obama is a liar. Worse, he isn´t a very good liar, and yet the LeftMedia still can´t find the integrity to point out the constant lies he tells.
As a high school kid, I used to get upset by liars. My dad used to tell me to be patient. He used the old saying: "Give him enough rope and he´ll hang himself."
It seems to me that Obama has coils and coils of rope right now, but I don´t see any noose being made.
As #10 stated, he probably didn´t write the funeral story himself. I wouldn´t be surprised if Valerie Jarrett wrote it. I don´t think she has a shred of respect for any American history or traditions. Her loyalty, IMHO, is with Islamic Iran. Remember just before election day she said “After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time.”
Too bad that someone is not brave enough to confront Obama. It may not be today, but be assured that one day God Himself will challenge this man. Obama´s greatest fear will come upon him when he hears Jesus say - Depart from Me for I "never" knew you!
Obama still has time to change this marrative, but he alone must act in repentence and that is something he has not known thus far.
Pray for Obama - that he comes to the reality of God, His Son, His Holy Spirit.
Obama´s legacy thus far is not good for US or his own children.
Jesus came to set all sinners free "if" only they repent, change from their wicked way, allow God alone to love US as only He can - totally and eternally!
Again, pray that Obama bows before the only true King of kings and Lord of lords! In that expression of humility, he will be honored, but not by being proud/pompous.
We deserve what we have "until" we seek the King, just like the Wise Men, we need to come, just as we are, knowing God´s Love/Grace are ours if only we ask for it.
Someone in the GOP must know this guy is a fraud and phony.
Stop letting him act like the bully and expose him as such.
Stop couching your words and say "he´s lied to me".
When Harry Reid squacks, "the Democrats have controlled the Senate for 6 long years now, and have failed to pass, or propose a budget in the last 4, so how can they be taken seriously in this discussion"?
Obama would lie when the truth would make better sense. He does it with impunity, because he knows that the lp dogs in the media will never call him out.
He thinks he´ll have a place in history...her be just a joke...along with Jimmie Carter. He´ll be the one who had a 100 flatulent reporters wheezing in concert;accompanying ValJar playing´ The Internationale´ on her Kazoo.
The poor, pathetic Democrats trying to defend Obamacare have adopted the talking point that there is "pent-up demand" for "affordable" (i.e., subsidized by other people) health care insurance. The citrizens of the Garden State have just flipped the bird on this argument. (snip) fifty thousand people signed up online for New Jersey´s gambling sites in the first week. That compares with 741 who signed up for Obamacare during all of October. Yes, the Obamacare website has been plagued with problems, but the disparity between the two programs is still eye-popping
Barry promised a zillion times on camera that Americans under ObamaCare would be able to keep their health care insurance if they liked it, that they would be able to keep the same doctors, and so on. Were these lies? (snip)Next November, Republican political ads from coast to coast should say something like this: "The leaders of the Democratic Party are doing the very best they can. That is the problem our nation faces today: that Democrat leaders are doing the best that they can. We cannot expect them to fix the problems they have created or the other problems
Oops! First it was ´if you like your insurance you can keep your insurance.´ Then it was ´if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.´ Now, after the president´s spokes-prevaricators said that Barack Obama had never met his father´s half-brother Omar Onyango Obama, affectionately referred to by many as Uncle Omar, we come to find out that that´s another lie. Yet in a way it´s understandable that Barack Obama would want to place distance between himself and his colorful Kenyan family, some of whom have lived America illegally for 50 years, still mooch off of welfare, and in Omar
An entry titled "Forget About the Price Tag" has won the HHS video contest for promoting Obamacare. (snip)McDonald received the $2,000 grand prize and a $3,000 prize for having the top song. McDonald, a resident of Chicago, signed up for Cook County´s Medicaid program. She has type 1 diabetes. Did someone tell the state of IL that the $5,000 she won in the contest might make her inelgible for Medicaid? The huge irony is that she won by posting a video urging her fellow youth not to worry about the price tag, when she herself is getting her insurance paid for by
In his first term, Obama managed to get his paws on health care, banking, energy, student loans, the auto business, and more. Now he has his sights set on your 401(k). The left has had its eye on retirement savings for years, but so far takeover attempts have been rebuffed. (snip)Once it is established that mutual funds pose a risk to financial stability, government will likely proceed on its merry way, with thousands of pages of regulations bringing those funds, and the savings they manage, under the thumb of government. It is only a short step from regulation to appropriation,
In Michael Agar´s book entitled Language Shock: Understanding the Culture of Conversation, he asks "[h]ow do you speak and act a lie at the same time?" Agar maintains that there are three characteristics of an act that tell ... whether a lie occurred or not: I. The sentence is false; 2. The person knows it´s false; 3. The person intends to deceive. A lie isn´t just what´s in the discourse; it´s also what´s in the circumstances of the act of speaking, like the knowledge and intentions of the speaker. Furthermore, "the thing that most people would say makes a lie
Organizing for Action (OFA), which lives at the web address barackobama.com because it is an outgrowth of the Obama presidential campaigns, is shamelessly seeking to exploit the deaths of school children at the hands of a maniac in Newtown, CT. I am beyond words. How low can you go?
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
Hardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award. Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative. [Snip] At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
Amid an array of “knock-out” attacks against a number of Jews in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, a city councilwoman pointed to the success of the Jewish community as triggering the aggression. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo emphasized that while she “admire[s] the Jewish community immensely” for its work ethic, black teens may see it differently. “While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success,” Cumbo, who was recently elected, wrote in a letter. Chief among the issues