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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Will the Real Obama Please Stand Up



guy faulkes said...

I miss LiberalProverbs18;2. There is no one else that would try to defend both of Obama's conflicting positions at the same time.

The question is twofold. The first is whether the people, as a whole, will fall for Obama's subterfuge of paying lip service to a few of the Republican's ideas and then be convinced the Republicans are obstructionists for wanting to start over with incremental reforms that we could afford and that would be effective.

The other is whether the public will be able to refer to examples such as this video and be convinced that Obama should have been named Janus as he is two faced, a double talker, and will do anything to advance his agenda regardless of the cost to the people and the country.

Honest Debate said...

I hate to say this but these videos are loosing their effectiveness. We've seen the promises of no lobbyist, C-SPAN cameras, no taxes, mandatory compliance with health care, Gitmo detention and more, all in video form. Another day another lie. It's good to keep them coming though. We may reach critical mass and hit that tipping point yet. It's teetering.

At this point, it takes willful blindness to believe this idiot. He wants to fundamentally change America because he doesn't like her. He wants us to feel the same way but many of us don't. The more people that don't believe in American exceptionalism the better it is for Obama.

guy faulkes said...

HD, what you say is true. There is a danger people will be saturated with videos. On the other hand, they serve another purpose. They force the liberally biased main stream media to report on issues they would otherwise ignore. I believe that most people see through the bias, even if they try to deny it to themselves. If they are shown his kind of behavior enough times, they will deal with it, either through denial or by becoming disgusted.

Even scandals are becoming so common place that people say "So what? What do you expect?" A major incident such as Rangle losing his chairmanship is no longer a major news item. It is business as usual.

Do you think this acceptance of the expectation of corruption will mainly hurt the Obama administration or all incumbents? Do you think it is a matter of concern to most people at all?

Bushrod Gentry said...

This is too easy. Finding examples of Obama telling the truth could prove to be more of a challenge.

Blogger said...

Prophets watch for unusual events which happen together. Then they use the metaphor from which to prophesy. If I were a prophet I would see the current two headlines as connected--Toyota cars and Obama.

Like the prophets in the Bible, I could have a field day with that metaphor–out of control, braking systems not working, America going over the cliff.

Johnny Rico said...

Hussein Obama is trying like crazy to pass the health bill in order to look like he has done something before November rolls around. It will be interesting to see if Blue Dogs go along with him. Virginia Foxx is only one step below Obama, and I have posted on the Foxx thread why this is the case.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sarah Palin:
I hear you're pondering a run for the White House in 2012. Last week, you told Fox news it would be ``absurd'' to rule it out.

I'm writing to ask that you rule it in. I very badly want you to run for -- and win -- the Republican nomination for the presidency.
I know you're waiting for the punch line. Maybe you figure I think you'd be a weak candidate who would pave the way for President Obama's easy re-election.

That's not it. No, I want you to run because I believe a Palin candidacy would force upon this country a desperately needed moment of truth. It would require us to finally decide what kind of America we want to be.
Mrs. Palin, you are an avatar of the shameless hypocrisy and cognitive disconnection that have driven our politics for the last decade, a process of stupidification creeping like kudzu over our national life.

As Exhibit A, consider your recent speech at a so-called ``tea party'' event, wherein you dismissed the president as a ``charismatic guy with a teleprompter.'' Bad enough you imply that teleprompter use is the mark of an insubstantial man, even though you and every other major politician uses them. But what made the comment truly jaw-dropping is that even as you spoke, you had penned on your left palm, clearly visible, a series of crib notes.
Mrs. Palin, if Obama is an idiot for reading a prepared speech off a teleprompter, what are you for reading notes you've inked on your hand like a school kid who failed to study for the big test?

In the Fox interview, you scored Obama for supposedly expecting Americans to ``sit down and shut up'' and accept his policies. But when asked when the president has ever said that, you couldn't answer. Obama, you sputtered, has just been condescending with his ``general persona.''

I found that a telling moment. See, ultimately what you represent is not conservatism. Heck, I suspect that somewhere, Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan are spinning like helicopter rotors at the very idea.

No, you represent the latest iteration of an anti-intellectualism that periodically rises in the American character. There is, historically and persistently, a belief in us that y'all just can't trust nobody who acts too smart or talks too good -- in other words, somebody whose ``general persona'' indicates they may have once cracked a book or had a thought. Americans tend to believe common sense the exclusive province of humble folks without sheepskins on the wall or big words in their vocabularies.

I don't mock those people. They are my parents, my family elders, members of my childhood church. I honor their native good sense, what mom called ``mother wit.'' But if it is insulting to condescend to them, it is equally insulting to mythologize them.

More to the point, something is wrong when we celebrate mental mediocrity like yours under the misapprehension that competence or, God forbid, intelligence, makes a person one of those ``elites'' -- that's a curse word now -- lacking authenticity, compassion and common sense.

So no, this is not a clash of ideologies, but a clash between intelligence and its opposite. And I am tired of being asked to pretend stupid is a virtue. That's why I'd welcome the moment of truth your campaign would bring. It would force us to decide once and for all whether we are permanently committed to the path of ignorance, of birthers, truthers and tea party incoherence you represent, or whether we will at last turn back from the cliff toward which we race.

If the latter, wonderful, God bless America. If the former, well, some of us can finally quit hoping the nation will return to its senses and plan accordingly. Either way, we need to know, and your candidacy would tell us. If you love this country, Mrs. Palin, you can do it no greater service.

Run, Sarah, run.

Copyright 2010 Miami Herald Media Co.

Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm "that" Nonny. Sorry about the off-topicness of the above post, but I have no other way to suggest a thread here.

If someone would care to move the above editorial to its own thread and invite direct commentary regarding its content, I'd welcome that. Frankly, I think it addresses some key points that persons from both ends of the political spectrum have expoused here of late. I'd just like to hear some of the regulars here react to the specific points it makes.

Anonymous said...

Sorry. That's "espoused."

Liberal POV said...


You have your Socialist Medicare but spend your energy demonizing the people in this video.

You and the others on this blog have no clue.;lst;2

The Republican plan is to protect the insurance industry not justice or what's best for America.

Sarkazein said...

POV wrote: "You have your Socialist Medicare but spend your energy demonizing the people in this video."

POV, you are probably not aware, but medicare has been deducted at gunpoint from paychecks, or paid quarterly, for decades. Financially it is not sound either. You have no rational point in bringing it up. May I suggest a few more weeks off for you to work on at least one good rebuttal.

Sarkazein said...

A'mous, your posted letter is too late. It is Obama who has already brought the country to what your author doesn't think is here yet. It was the election of a radical left wing Saul Alinsky type radical with roots in the most corrupt political machine in America today that brings us to the edge. Your quoted author is asleep at the switch.

Liberal POV said...

GOP ( Greedy Old People )

"POV, you are probably not aware, but medicare has been deducted at gunpoint from paychecks, or paid quarterly, for decades."

Health care for all American would be paid for the same way Just like the military Prisons, Police and Fire protection is paid for.

Blogger has Medicare to cover his medical needs but works to keep a young working families from having the same type medical security.

Blogger and the rest of you greedy Republicans work to prevent the working poor from having health care coverage. Tell us again about the family values thing?
Social Justice, words not in the Republican vocabulary.

guy faulkes said...

Liberalproverbs18:2, glad to have you back. Unfortunately you brought your same old talking points with you.

Anonymous said is a misnomer. The paste (post)came from a liberal correspondent with the Miami Herald. This person indicates Ms. Palin's candidacy for President would divide the election along intellectual lines. This would be true. Those that are intellectual would support Ms. Palin in her championing of the free market system over socialism. Those Kool Aide drinkers that approve of big government would oppose her.

Ms. Palin's comment on Obama's general persona was right on the money. The specifics are to numerous to list. They range from his myriad disparaging remarks over the Tea Party movement participating in the political process to his saying he did not wish to listen to those he claims created the problems he thinks he is fixing when he is actually making conditions worse.

Anonyous, how about giving us your opinion rather than a cut and paste job? Reference the article if you wish, but at least make your own statement.

Sarkazein said...

This one is for POV: This guy can't win with anyone but you. Never has one person failed with so many in such a short period of time. A new word will have to be coined to describe whatever it is that is so much more than just failure.

guy faulkes said...

The only person less popular than Obama would be the one that wore a Sherman button to a Georgia picnic in 1865. He has destroyed the economy of this country to an equal degree as did Sherman to the Confederacy.

Sarkazein said...

"Obama couldn't even sell watermelons..."