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 old media won´t tell you so, but President Obama is facing a revolt from within his own political party. It was bound to happen once the dimensions of the ObamaCare disaster started to become obvious. Yesterday, I pointed out that Charles Rangel is an early indicator of the discontent bubbling beneath the surface, and that he is freer to speak than non-black Democrats. But today we have another leading indicator. (snip)Rosslyn Smith points out: "If Obama has lost Gergen, he´s lost the entire DC establishment. Gergen is almost the perfect indicator of the conventional wisdom inside the beltway.
MSNBC is the gift that keeps on giving, serving up propaganda intended to benefit the far left, but which in its absurdity repels people grounded in reality. Now, one of its hosts, Melissa Harris-Perry, already familiar to AT readers for her theater of the absurd political performance art, has played a race card so bizarre that it self-discredits. (snip) "I want to talk today about a controversial word. It´s a word that has been with us for years. And like it or not, it´s indelibly printed in the pages of American history. A word that was originally intended as a
Like communism, the collapse of the Obama Administration agenda is inevitable, not solely as a result of its many flawed policies, but because it lacks an ethical dimension in regard to individual rights, justifiable criteria for its use of state coercion and, in particular, a respect for the truth. Stated simply, Obama lies because the true objectives of his fundamental transformation of the United States are incompatible with American democracy and tradition. (snip) The arrogance and mendacity of the Obama White House is directly proportional to misplaced political loyalty and a submissive and willfully blind press.
By now, the news has spread online of the IRS audit notices sent to two Obamacare whistleblowers. On November 25th, cancer victim Bill Elliott and C. Steven Tucker were informed of the ordeal each was to face. Elliott has been waging a pitched battle with cancer. Tucker is the insurance agent and healthcare freedom activist who informed him that the canceling of his insurance, wrought by the Obama administration for the sake pushing citizens into Obamacare, was illegal. Tucker reached out immediately after Elliott appeared on Fox News´ The Kelly File, Nov. 7th, and Elliott´s insurance was hastily reinstated.
I claim no special insider knowledge of the Democratic Party´s inner workings, but still I am rather certain that discontent with President Obama is bubbling beneath the veneer of public unity behind the Nation´s First Black President. (snip) They´re two of the most powerful African-American politicians in the land. And by most accounts, President Obama and Rep. Charles Rangel hate each other. The most recently revealed salvo in their war of words - Obama´s assertion that Rangel is a "hack," according to the political tome "Double Down" - is just one element of a long-dysfunctional relationship.
Well, well, well. It´s always a glorious day in a socialist paradise when the lefties show their tyrannical hand and try to suppress speech. They want Americans to have accessibility to healthcare, but not to any information about the insurance they are forcing millions to purchase. In order to arm Californians with accurate information about the California Healthcare Exchange, the California Republican Assembly launched a website this past August called CoveringHealthcareCA.com -- clearly setting forth what you have to do, the date by which you have to do it and the consequences if you don´t.
The GOP establishment is loath to admit it, but the government shutdown is turning out to be a brilliant political chess move on the part of Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. The Obamacare disaster, fully predictable by anyone who understands the effect of incentives and the fundamental incompetence of academic theorists and left wing ideologues, has made the go-for-broke attempt to stop it an obvious profile in courage. (snip) The budget and debt limit fights lie ahead. Cruz and Lee have laid out the path for us. The GOP can now say that that because the Democrats have shown
Something is up! The "young invincibles" who were largely responsible for catapulting Barack Obama into the seat of power appear to be spurning ObamaCare and its joke of a website. (Snip) In hopes of driving home his point, rather than sports, split lips, and stitches, the president, well-acquainted with the subject, chose to discuss substance abuse dangers. Let's remember, Barack Obama, Sr. was an alcoholic who lost his legs and later his life in two separate drunk-driving accidents; the president's illegal Uncle Omar manages a liquor store and, before getting a green card, was arrested for drunken driving.
Among the many blessings granted us by ObamaCare (PPAHCA), a new one will be coming soon, starting in January 2014. We will acquire "standing." Legally, the word standing refers to the "ability to initiate a lawsuit." (snip) Those treatments deemed "Not Cost Effective" will become unavailable, even when that care is what you need to stay alive. Thus, insured or uninsured, as a direct result of government action, you are less able or unable to get the care you need in 2014 after ObamaCare implementation. You now have legal standing.
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