Posts Tagged ‘shot from the hip’

Barack Obama: All Hail the Complainer-in-Chief

August 20, 2008

The other day Barack Obama had this message. Too bad there were no violins playing in the background:

But one of the things that we have to change in this country is the idea that people can’t disagree without challenging each other’s character and patriotism. I have never suggested that Senator McCain picks his positions on national security based on politics or personal ambition. I have not suggested it because I believe that he genuinely wants to serve America’s national interest. Now, it’s time for him to acknowledge that I want to do the same.

Let me be clear: I will let no one question my love of this country. I love America, so do you, and so does John McCain. When I look out at this audience, I see people of different political views. You are Democrats and Republicans and Independents. But you all served together, and fought together, and bled together under the same proud flag. You did not serve a Red America or a Blue America — you served the United States of America.

So let’s have a serious debate, and let’s debate our disagreements on the merits of policy — not personal attacks. And no matter how heated it gets or what kind of campaign he chooses to run, I will honor Senator McCain’s service, just like I honor the service of every veteran in this room, and every American who has worn the uniform of the United States.

Wah-ha-ha-whah-boo-hoo-hoo. Snif. Oh. I’m sorry. Are you through reading?

Obama claims he wants a “serious debate.” He just isn’t willing to go on any tough programs that would make him defend his policies. Or even actually HAVE a real debate with a John McCain who has already proven he would clean his clock.

Obama claims he has never questioned McCain’s character or patriotism. I’m not so sure of that: he’s questioned McCain’s commitment to veterans over veterans funding programs, his senior adviser said McCain “shot from the hip, very aggressive, belligerent statement. He may or may not have complicated the situation,” clearly suggesting that he was politically posturing at the expense of American foreign policy. His campaign literally called him a cheater (without any proof) due to McCain’s strong performance at the Saddlback debate. Rick Warren called that charge bogus. And all that’s just been in the past few days.

But let’s go back the last few months, with chief Obama surrogates repeatedly attacking John McCain’s war record and his POW experiences in what was nothing less than one cheap, vicious shot after another. Obama was whining about people questioning his patriotism even as his thugs tried to undermine a war hero’s record.

And Barack Obama’s bogus cheap shot at McCain, alleging that he would use racism in his campaign, was so far beneath contempt that he himself now deserves ANY attack.

So pardon me for my lack of tears.

Obama has been taking his complaints against his opponents to record heights. I’ve never seen anything like it. Again and again, I hear Obama deliver a “somebody’s always picking on me” whah-fest.

He started a “truth squad” which hysterically cries foul about one thing after another. It’s almost like this guy wants to start his own secret police to arrest his detractors or something.

I pointed out some time back that:

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.

The constant whining over allegations of unfairness had even liberal maven Maureen Dowd questioning whether Obama was much of a man.

I have long since become sick and tired of Obama’s constant whiny complaining. At some point, it will backfire on him as Americans realize this guy just isn’t tough enough to be our leader.

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Obama Foreign Policy: The ‘Grave Threat’ Of Naive Pretension

August 13, 2008

Several years ago, my young nephew believed that he was the most magnificent thing that ever happened.

He was Superman.

His family went from encouraging his self-esteem to trying to take him down a notch.

But for a while, there was no taking him down a notch. His sense of himself was so full that no failure or defeat could reach him. It didn’t matter if you caught him a thousand times, he still genuinely believed that he was faster than you.

That’s kind of where Barack Obama is, methinks.

He says that – unlike George Bush and the other candidates for president, he would pursue unconditional talks with leaders of rogue regimes. As time passed, Obama proceeded to tack on so many stipulations to his “precondition-free” talks that his policy was no different than anyone else’s.

But he still claimed his policy was better.

Obama said that Iran wasn’t a serious threat to the United States, but was forced as the sheer ridiculousness of his position was revealed to acknowledge that it was in fact “a grave threat.”

But he still maintained his position never changed, and he had been right along.

Obama said that Jerusalem must remain the undivided capital of Israel to Jewish groups, and then said to Palestinians that the issue of Jerusalem would be subject to negotiation.

But he maintained that his position was “no shift in policy.”

Obama opposed the surge strategy in Iraq, arguing it would lead to more sectarian violence and result in more American deaths. In the face of overwhelming evidence that he was wrong – with even al Qaeda acknowledging its defeatObama had his campaign scrub his worst criticisms from his website and began to “evolve” his position on Iraq without ever acknowledging that he had changed.

Barack Obama maintains that he “never has doubts about his foreign policy experience.” Never.

That’s why he can ignore the advice of General David Petraeus and other military experts. Just try convincing a pretentious child that you know better than he.

Nope. Obama is still the fastest, strongest, bestest boy in the whole wide world. And nothing – no matter how many times events prove him wrong – can shake that naive childish confidence.

My nephew got through this period, and is a terrific kid to be around. Obama has a very long way to go.

John Edwards – in the face of his caught-red handed act of adultery – said, “In the course of several campaigns, I started to believe that I was special and became increasingly egocentric and narcissistic.” I would submit that Barack Obama is FAR more egocentric and narcissistic than Edwards at this point.

The pattern continues merrily along: when Russia invaded Georgia, Barack Obama offered a neutral, insipid statement calling for both sides to restrain themselves. John McCain immediately issued a sharply-worded message that condemned the Russian invasion of a democratic government and ally. As the days, the war, and the death and destruction, dragged on, Obama began to issue increasing criticism of Russia (you know, like McCain had immediately done).  McCain appeared prescient; Obama appeared ignorant.

Barack Obama was taken to school in foreign policy yet again. But like a pretentious child, he can’t see it or admit it. Hence his campaign came up with this beauty via a senior adviser:

Obama adviser Susan Rice, appearing on MSNBC’s “Hardball” Tuesday night, accused McCain of responding irresponsibly. “Barack Obama, the administration and the NATO allies took a measured, reasoned approach,” she said. “We were dealing with the facts as we knew them. John McCain shot from the hip, very aggressive, belligerent statement. He may or may not have complicated the situation.”

In other words, McCain should have taken “the nuanced” and “measured” initial position Obama did and call on Georgia to “restrain” itself as Russian tanks started rolling through its streets.

John McCain “shot from the hip” with a “very aggressive, belligerent statement” that “may (or may not) have complicated the situation”? When McCain’s assessment was right-on target and Obama’s was pathetically weak?

It’s really no different than that little arrogant punk kid who can’t admit he got beat claiming that his opponent somehow cheated.

America needs to take a long, hard look at Barack Obama and conclude that it needs an experienced adult to make good decisions – not a pretentious child who is pathologically incapable of dealing with his limitations and inadequacies.