Posts Tagged ‘downright mean’

List Of How Our Country Went To Hell While Obama On Vacation #6 Almost As Long As It Is Scary

August 27, 2010

If there was ever a “Let them eat cake” administration, this one’s it.

I like the hilariously cynical “Newsflash” part of this ABC News title.  It brings out the massively disconnected look of contempt for the “forgotten man” in Obama’s eyes.

“Wave at all the little nobodies, daughters, wave at all the little nobodies.  Emperor worship is all they have left to live for.”

Breaking News: President Obama Says “I’m Having a Great Time” On Vacation
August 25, 2010 12:42 PM

Last night President Obama and First Lady Obama dined at State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard.

Their dinner companions were family friends Dr. Eric and Cheryl Whitaker, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, and lawyer and business executive Vernon Jordan and wife Ann Dibble Jordan.

As they departed the restaurant at 9:55 pm ET, reporters asked the president if he was enjoying his vacation even with the rain.

“I’m having a great time,” the president said. “Doing a lot of reading”

[Snip]

Kenworth said she’d been asked not to talk about what the Obamas ordered, but “the whole table got lobster tempura with island corn succotash and lemon vinaigrette” in addition to their individual entrees.

You wouldn’t have asked for about 310 million doggy bags for those lobster tempura leftovers, would you, Barry?

Meanwhile, back in the real world, the American people are watching their economy go directly to hell.  As in, “Go to hell.  Go directly to hell.  Do not pass ‘Recovery Summer,’ do not collect $200.”

Obama’s having a grand old time because he doesn’t give a flying fart about the following facts that have gripped the country while he was gripping a golf club:

The mainstream media’s adjective of the day to summarize all of the above is “unexpected,” of course.

And my favorite headline while Obama was on vacation #6 (not hard give the competition) comes from Überlefty David Letterman:

Okay, scratch that: THIS is my favorite headline:

All of these things were reported as occurring during one of Obama’s four golf outings on his sixth vacation so far just this year.

And the bad news is that I am very likely missing some real important seriously bad news that’s happened during Obama’s little holiday from responsibility (but after all, it IS “Bush’s fault,” right?  And why should Obama do anything to take responsibility when he can just continue to demonize Bush?).

But, I mean Obama’s having a good time, right?  Just imagine how much the worse our our sucky little lives would have been if Obama’s vacation lacked some luxury that turned his smile into a frown…

Michelle Obama, the Bride of Messiah, decried America as a “downright mean” place in 2008, that was “guided by fear.” Maybe so.  But thanks to your husband, Michelle, it’s gotten a whole hell of a lot meaner and a whole hell of a lot more fearful in the two years since in which Obama has led us down the path to ruin.

May Obama, having the rest and clarity of yet another vacation, decide to resign from office before it’s too late to save what is left of the nation.

You probably won’t listen to my version of “In the name of God, GO!”  But it would sure be better for America – and even for your own party – if you did.

On the bright side, for you, Barry:

There’s a place for “the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone.”

Mother Teresa started it, and it’s still running strong. Although you don’t deserve it, Barry, there will be a place for you to go after you’ve imploded the entire American and global economies.

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A Few Details That May Not Come Up During Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech

August 25, 2008

I figured that Michelle Obama – in introducing herself to America, might forget a couple of important details. So – gracious, charming, and frankly wonderful fella that I am, I thought I’d help jog her memory.

The best way to get to know Michelle Obama is to watch a video showing what she’s been up to:

Here’s a few remarks from Michelle’s speeches that you may want to know about as you listen to her DNC presentation:

“Sometimes it’s easier to hold onto your own stereotypes and misconceptions. It makes you feel justified in your ignorance. That’s America.” [Youtube].

And:

“Let me tell you something. For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback.” [Youtube].

And how could we forget the views she expressed to The New Yorker:

[Michelle] Obama begins with a broad assessment of life in America in 2008, and life is not good: we’re a divided country, we’re a country that is “just downright mean,” we are “guided by fear,” we’re a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents. “We have become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day,” she said, as heads bobbed in the pews. “Folks are just jammed up, and it’s gotten worse over my lifetime. And, doggone it, I’m young. Forty-four!”

And let us nor forget that Michelle and Barack – like many Americans – found themselves a church that represented their views about life and the world:

The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people,” he said in a 2003 sermon. “God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.”

In addition to damning America, he told his congregation on the Sunday after Sept. 11, 2001 that the United States had brought on al Qaeda’s attacks because of its own terrorism.

“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye,” Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.

“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost,” he told his congregation.

I’m sure many of you mothers can imagine the joy of taking your young kids to hear such sermons. If so, then Michelle will resonate with you.

There’s an amazing treasure trove of good old fashioned American spirituality to draw from in Barack and Michelle’s longtime pastor and spiritual mentor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

I hope this helped round out the DNC presentation.

I’m sure Michelle will mean to tell us tell us all this stuff about herself, but in all the excitement, she may forget. Don’t worry, Michelle; I’ve got your back!

Obama: Because America Is No Longer What It Once Was…

August 9, 2008

Barack Obama – the so-called “master orator” of the left – often has an awful lot of difficulty making his way through a sentence without a teleprompter.

Or as one youtube video reviewer characterized Obama’s speeches:

Uh, uh, um, uh ahhh, uh, um, er, CHANGE! er, ahhhh, ahhh, uhhhh, err, um, ah, er, HOPE! ah, er ummm,ahhh, er, ah, um uh, uh, uuhhh, uh, ahhh um, er, uh, uh, um, uh ahhh, uh, um, er,CHANGE! er, ahhhh, ahhh, uhhhh, err, um, ah, er, HOPE! ah, er ummm,ahhh, er, ah, um uh, uh, uh, uh,, ahhh um, er, ahhhh, ahhh, uhhhh, err, um, ah, er, HOPE! ah, er ummm,ahhh, er, ah, um uh, uhhhh, uh, uh,, ahhh um, er, uh, uh, um, uh ahhh, uh, um, er, CHANGE! er, ahhhh, ahhh, uhhhh, err, um, ah, er, HOPE! ah, er um.

I see this as a metaphor for just how completely over-hyped Obama truly is by the left.

I don’t think it’s just Obama’s words that fail him during unscripted dialogues; I think his rationality and common sense tends to go out the window as well.

With that little introduction, we turn to the encounter in Elkhart, Indiana, with a seven year old girl asking Obama why he’s running for president. Obama replied:

“America is …, uh, is no longer, uh … what it could be, what it once was. And I say to myself, I don’t want that future for my children.” [Youtube].

The first question that ought to come to mind is, “When was it better?” Was it better before the Civil War, when slavery was legal? Was it better during all those years of “separate but equal” courtesy of judges who imposed their own views upon the Constitution rather than strictly interpreting its clear intent?

Was it – in some liberal fairytale fashion – somehow better during the Clinton years? Was everything bright and happy and wonderful, and then Bush was elected, and we all became bad people living under a wicked king? Is that it? Is Barack Obama our Prince Charming, who will wake this country up with a kiss as he takes the oath of office and restore everything that is good and wonderful throughout the land?

Why is Obama – who is presented to us constantly as the personification of hope – so negative about America?

If he isn’t elected, would he tell that little girl, “I’m afraid you have no future, after all”? Is Obama truly our Messiah, and rejecting him is tantamount to throwing away our very futures?

Rush Limbaugh had this to say:

LIMBAUGH: Alright, now here’s he’s brought it home. He had trashed his country in Germany, he has seen the result of that in his plummeting poll numbers. And now he does it again in Elkhart, IN. A 7 year old little girl. You’re running for President Sen. Obama, a little girl asks you a question, “Why did you start running for President?”

It’s a 7 year old Senator. Ya tell her because you love the country. You tell her because this is the greatest place on Earth. That we’ve got challenges, but you want to help the country through it. You don’t tell a 7 year old that her country isn’t what it once was. You do not lie to 7 year olds and tell them that your country sucks. You just don’t do it Senator.

This dark view of America AND ITS PEOPLE has come out before:

“You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama said in an address to fundraisers in San Francisco last week. “And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

And Barack Obama is well-married, in the sense that his wife Michelle thinks exactly the same way he does:

“Sometimes it’s easier to hold onto your own stereotypes and misconceptions. It makes you feel justified in your ignorance. That’s America.” [Youtube].

And:

“Let me tell you something. For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback.” [Youtube].

And how could we forget the views she expressed to The New Yorker:

[Michelle] Obama begins with a broad assessment of life in America in 2008, and life is not good: we’re a divided country, we’re a country that is “just downright mean,” we are “guided by fear,” we’re a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents. “We have become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day,” she said, as heads bobbed in the pews. “Folks are just jammed up, and it’s gotten worse over my lifetime. And, doggone it, I’m young. Forty-four!”

And this bitter, cynical young power couple – like many Americans – found themselves a church that represented their views about life and the world:

The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people,” he said in a 2003 sermon. “God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.”

In addition to damning America, he told his congregation on the Sunday after Sept. 11, 2001 that the United States had brought on al Qaeda’s attacks because of its own terrorism.

“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye,” Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.

“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost,” he told his congregation.

And, of course, I could provide quote after quote to describe the unrelentingly dark and negative view the church the Obamas chose had about America and about Americans.

If you don’t think there’s a pattern for a dark and even un-American view of this country, then you are a fool (or a liberal, which in my view is merely a fool by another name).

I don’t want Barack Obama’s America; I want Ronald Reagan’s America:

Reagan was described as an eternal optimist. He offered Americans a positive, uplifting vision of America and its future. Former President George Bush said of him, “Our friend was strong and gentle. Once he called America hopeful, big hearted, idealistic, daring, decent and fair. That was America and, yes, our friend. And next, Ronald Reagan was beloved because of what he believed. He believed in America so he made it his shining city on a hill. He believed in freedom so he acted on behalf of its values and ideals. He believed in tomorrow so the great communicator became the great liberator.” President George Bush observed, “He came to office with great hopes for America. And more than hopes…Ronald Reagan matched an optimistic temperament with bold, persistent action.” It’s important for leaders to hold an optimistic view of the world, so that they can stir the aspiration of people who will then follow with enthusiasm to achieve great accomplishments.

Just as Ronald Reagan’s vision of America and the free people who inhabited it was positive and uplifting; Barack Obama’s vision of America and of its people is negative and dark.

I came across an American Thinker article titled, “Blessing vs. Damning America” by Paul Kengor that is worth reading on this subject.

If you want a president who has the optimism to be able to lead America and Americans to greatness, don’t vote for Barack Obama. He simply doesn’t have that spirit within him, and you can’t give what you don’t got.

On Barack Obama’s Whining That McCain Won’t Defend His Wife

June 19, 2008

Barack Obama had this to say yesterday (June 17, 2008) regarding his wife:

So the fact that people have tried to make her a target, based essentially on a couple of comments in which she was critical of what’s happening to our American dream and the enormous difficulties that people are experiencing — the difficulties that she hears directly as she is traveling across the country, I think is really distressing. And you know I’ve said publicly before, and I’ll say it again – I think families are off limits. I would never consider making Cindy McCain a campaign issue, and if I saw people doing that – I would speak out against it. And the fact that I haven’t seen that from John McCain I think is a deep disappointment.”

I would argue that a man who is running for president of the highest office in the world whining that his opponent won’t stand up for his wife is the real disappointment. Man up, dude.

Those “couple of comments” probably include the following:

“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country.”

That line, by the way, came out of a prepared speech that Michelle Obama delivered several times. It was not an extemporaneous line, mistakenly misspoken once.

And from an interview with Michelle Obama in the New Yorker:

Obama begins with a broad assessment of life in America in 2008, and life is not good: we’re a divided country, we’re a country that is “just downright mean,” we are “guided by fear,” we’re a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents. “We have become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day,” she said, as heads bobbed in the pews. “Folks are just jammed up, and it’s gotten worse over my lifetime. And, doggone it, I’m young. Forty-four!”

Cindy McCain presented a slightly different view toward America than Michelle, saying:

“I am proud of my country. I don’t know about you, if you heard those words earlier. I am very proud of my country.”

Frankly, I can understand why Barack Obama doesn’t want the candidates’ wives being examined.

But Barack Obama is just flat out wrong on his “families are off limits” junk. Like the hypocrite he is, he wants to have it both ways. He wants her to be out aggressively stumping and campaigning for him, but he wants her to be above any analysis or criticism. He wants her to be allowed to say flat-out nasty things about John McCain, George Bush, and – yes, America – but he wants any reaction to her to be considered anathema.

Hey, Barack Obama: You want your wife to be “off limits,” keep her out of the spotlight. We’re not talking about little 8-yr old Chelsea – who was sheltered by her parents throughout the Bill Clinton years. We are talking about an adult woman who is actively campaigning on your behalf.

The very next day (June 18) after Obama’s “Why-oh-why won’t John McCain defend my wife for me?” spiel, Michelle is appearing on national television on The View.

A Chicago SunTimes article titled, “Michelle gets stronger all the time,” bears the subtitle, ‘I don’t want my girls to live in a country based on fear.’

The article references her vicious swipe at Hillary Clinton over her husband’s pathetic “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” encounter with one Monica Lewinsky:

At another stop, in Atlantic, Michelle said she travels with her husband in part “to model what it means to have family values,” adding “if you can’t run your own house, you can’t run the White House.” She didn’t elaborate, but it could be interpreted as a swipe at the Clintons.

… You know, kind of the way this post “could be interpreted” as a swipe at Barack Obama.

Newsflash: Hey, people who dish it out really ought to be able to take it.

Don’t flaunt your wife in front of the gun sights and cry “foul!” when the opposition pulls the trigger. And don’t you dare call out a man who spent six years in a North Vietnamese hell-hole standing up for his country because he won’t stand up for your America-bashing wife.

If you can’t stand up for your own wife, drop out. We need someone with a little bit of toughness serving as our commander-in-chief.

This whole thing underscores a bit of a problem for Barack Obama.

As Maureen Dowd wrote some time back:

This will be known as the year macho politics failed — mainly because it was macho politics by marshmallow men. …

Talking about hope and opportunity and inspiration has propelled Barack Obama into the presidential arena. His approach seems downright feminine when compared with the Bushies, or even Hillary Clinton. He languidly poses in fashion magazines, shares feelings with Oprah and dishes with the ladies on “The View.” After six years of chest-puffing, Senator Obama seems very soothing.

Based on Dowd’s take, I can understand why Obama is calling on McCain to stick up for his wife. He’s sure not tough enough to do it.

Maureen Dowd was in the midst of another revealing scene giving us insight into Barack Obama:

Obama is very sensitive about his press. After his press conference, he headed toward New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and chided her — in a kidding way — for a comment in the 12th of 14 paragraphs in an Oct 21 column. She wrote that Obama’s “ears stick out.”

“I just want to put you on notice,” he said.

“I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears.”

Said Dowd, “We’re trying to toughen you up.'”

I found the classic Obama line on Bizzyblog, with a link to the video Rush Limbaugh keeps:

OBAMA (off mic): You talked about my ears, and I just want to put you on notice: I’m very sensitive about — What I told them was, ”I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears.”

Obama is very Sensitive about his press“? Stop and consider the sheer vicious nastiness George Bush has been forced to endure as president. I can see the Ayatollah and President Ahmadinejad chanting over and over again, “Whatever you say, President Dumbo-ears!

Maybe we don’t want to put a guy who still has traumatic childhood issues over anyone mentioning his ears having his finger poised over the nuclear button?

Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and others have mocked the fact that Barack Obama says his ears are off limits, his race is off limits, his church is off limits, his pastor is off limits, his new pastor that replaced his former pastor is off limits, the visiting pastor who spoke at the invitation of the new pastor who replaced his former pastor is off limits, his “typical white person” grandmother is off limits, his great uncle is off limits, and now his wife is off limits.

One thing’s for sure: some 17 months later, Barack Obama still needs to “toughen up.

Last thing: Michelle Obama’s views are not irrelevant to those of her husband.

During one tense period on the campaign, we have the following scene recorded by the New Yorker:

Someone who was involved in the preparation of the speech recalls a more nuanced dynamic, as Michelle calmed an irritable Barack. “We were spending intense sessions tinkering with wording and commas,” the person says. “It was pretty tense, because everybody was picking at Barack and making suggestions. He was getting a little irate. Michelle was in the room, and she was kind of handling both him as well as some of the speech.” The observer went on, “She was listening intently and, without being overly directive, was somebody that he could glance over to, almost a telepathic kind of relationship. He was clearly looking to her for reaction.”

In addition to what we’ve heard from her on the campaign trail, we also have Michelle Obama’s senior thesis at Princeton, written under her maiden name of Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, which reveals how racially-fixated she has been.

More than anyone on earth, Michelle Obama has Barack’s ear. And given Barack’s choice of friends and associates – such as Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Rev. Michael Pfleger, William Ayers, Emil Jones, Rashid Khalidi, and Tony Rezko – and given the fact that his own wife seems to share the extreme views of these men,  maybe we should take a good hard look at this potential first lady of the United States.

Postscript: A New York Times New Service article titled, “Campaign tries to soften image of Michelle Obama” by Michael Powell and Jodi Kantor hints at the whitewash campaign that began today on The View to conceal the real Michelle Obama.