“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
“This is known as ‘bad luck.’”
Now that the President has made regime change in Libya a personal goal, his war there will be a failure if Khaddafi and his family wind up staying in power. Thus, his belief that he can prosecute this war from the air and in a limited way and without calling it war and without appearing to be responsible for it is delusional. Obama has abandoned so many of his own anti-war principles that he is simply incredible. Will his partisans hold him responsible? No, but some of the more clever ones might try to show they have a little intellectual integrity by criticizing him by proxy in criticizing his Administration, particulary Hillary. They’ll use her as soon as things turn so bad that not even Sulzberger or Immelt or Soros could work to hide it from the public.
Bottom line: the President waited too long to defend the people of Libya against their own government. By missing the window so badly, this war will be prolonged. And it may even turn Obama’s uncritical masses in the soft middle against him.
Reagan tried to kill Khaddafi; Obama now must kill Khaddafi.
Obama could have rattled off that same laundry list with the same robotic delivery several days ago when some word of resistance from the President of the United States to Khadaffi and his bully-boy spawn might have made a greater difference to the revolutionaries in Libya. What a bloodless ideologue you Democrats have foisted upon us. Obama is here to help kill the Hegemon and exonerate the post-American foe.
And you’re here to help him.
Has the President of the United States had anything to say about this Col. Khadaffi business today? The neo-isolationism of this Democratic regime in Washington is appalling.
And what about that smarmy bastard son of his sitting there like a pimp on the TV this past weekend telling the Libyan people that he and the old man will slaughter or starve as many of them as necessary? WTF?!
Note to the Hope-n-Change artist: if the diplomatic corps of the Libyan regime itself has the courage to stand there before the world demanding that Khadaffi be tried for war crimes, you’re probably free and clear to say a few words on the topic yourself. Have a care, Barry, and see what you can do to bring some stability to the oil markets and some hope of solidarity to the Libyan people.
Mohamed el-Baradei is an anti-American fraud and beneficiary. Unfortunately, I have no confidence that Obama would do anything to resist el-Baradei’s elevation, should such a “solution” be proposed.
In North Africa, the Egyptians are following the Tunisians in demanding liberty —and my friend whose husband is from Tunisia and who still maintains family and business interests there says that everybody they know is happy with the developments. Maybe a little nervous about security issues of various kinds, but feeling that things can only get better now.
And in the country of South Africa, the indispensable Mandela is ailing. I remember watching with pride the scenes of voters standing in miles-long lines that his moral example made possible. But now he seems small —a martyr who lived and who came to endure his own irrelevance.
I will be interested to see how all of these remarkable events are covered on the TV.
Remember all of those anti-war and anti-Bush Democrats from just two years ago? Remember all of their treasonous accusatons of war crimes and mortal deceit? Well, where are they now while their own beloved President, conceived in messianism and cultural redemption, routinely wages war on Pakistan with drones and CIA operations of every kind —just like that terrible braggart from Texas? These hippie users are mostly silent. And because they are they are shown for what they were under the previous Administration, which was a bunch of liars denouncing the War for Iraq and the War against Islamofascism, in general, for purely partisan reasons and not because they were genuinely opposed. What else would explain their silence now if not their common partisanship with this President?
And go get a sense of where the Chosen One has been on the issue of the “good war” in Afghanistan. He has no heart for it and everyone knows that now, thanks to his own authorization of Bob Woodward to do his latest leaky treatment of the Presidency.
Aren’t the nationalist elements in Pakistan eventually going to tire of this un-secret war Obama is prosecuting on their land and do something to retaliate? Don’t the Democrats know that their great savior is expanding the war? Where are all of those warnings and useless pop-psychologizing that the hippies used to issue that every word to come out of Bushitler’s mouth was just giving the jihadis more reason to come at us? Are those uselss old anti-war bromides no longer valid?
Watch Pakistan carefully. Obama has had his eye on that country for a long time now. He’d best make sure he knows what to do next if he takes the tiger by the tail.
I just watched a very strange interview between Rachel Maddow and Dick Holbrooke on MSNBC. One imagines that Holbrooke was sent there to reassure the few godforsaken hippie hypocrites who still watch that wretched network that Obama isn’t actually prosecuting the intense drone war against the Islamofascists in Pakistan that he very obviously is and that, even if he is, these are really bad people and it’s not a problem for loyal Democrats to [worry about now] as it certainly was on the relatively few occasions that Bushitler himself sent drones to attack Pakistanis on Pakistani soil.
But Maddow’s conscience is sometimes in evidence and, so, she pressed Holbrooke on the question of whether Pakistan is a third theater of operations for us. Is it a third war? No, says Holbrooke, who then blames Bushitler for having treated Afghanistan and Pakistan as separate and presumably sovereign nations. But why was that a mistake? Because Obama doesn’t want to have to be bothered with drawing those distinctions anymore. He doesn’t want the legal complications that the putatively lawless Bushitler burdened himself with. And you know what? If his allies in Big Media aren’t going to question his prerogative to wage war against Afghanistan’s neighbor to the east as they did just a few years ago, then Obama’s really only doing what he can get away with, being so “historic” and godlike, of course.
Oh, and remember all the flooding that devastated probably a fifth of Pakistan this past summer? Well, that’s one of those crises that we haven’t let go to waste: it turns out, according to my take on Holbrooke’s spin, that Obama is paying hush money to the Pakistanis while he steps up the air raids on their soil. Only we’re calling it aid to rebuild after the flooding.
Whatever it is, Obama is indeed waging war on a sovereign nation —one with nukes and nuts aplenty. Are you okay with that, Obamatons?
I hear the Great Orator Whose Election Healed the Planet held a formal press conference this afternoon at the White House. Remember when the long stretches between these events was remarked upon in snide terms by professional opinion-givers as evidence of Bushitler’s cowardice and/or secrecy? Oh, come now. Sure you do. I haven’t seen the replay yet, but I assume that Obamjesus’ fake-assed Stokely Carmichael routine was probably more constrained by the venue, but it remains for me to be seen.
Anyway, the President’s proposal of sustaining the “Bush tax cuts” —but only for those making $250,000 a year or less— is evidence of a couple of things:
First, it indicates that Barack Hussein Obama cannot stop attacking Small Business. This is because small businesses are the economic engine of this country. Marxist warlords don’t like or understand such entities because they (i.e., small business and this country) don’t depend directly on such warlords’ favor to succeed. Small businesses are too numerous for Leviathan to control. And so are the patriots of this country. Thus, this woefully unprepared liar who doesn’t understand the capitalist model or its inextricable links to the very nature of this country is busily destroying our economy by forcing the square peg of his theoretician’s nonsense into the round hole of the actual free market. It’s been a total disaster because the guy doesn’t know what principles this country is built on.
This proposal also shows that Obama is desperate. He believes he can keep the good opinion of the so-called middle class by soaking the rich. But it’s “the rich” who do the hiring and the investing and the spending in America. Obamajesus thinks he’s gonna end their capital strike by depressing those activities with higher taxes? Who, besides his asshole cronies and fluffers, are gonna tell him that’s a good idea?
When this President goes off-script and starts winging it, he embarrasses himself. And, really, that’s good. Because when powerful men don’t have the character to admit that they were wrong, they persist in their errors out of pride and commit horrible deeds that hurt millions. And for this sin, they are drummed out of office and made into pariahs.
We are witnesses to the evolution of a byword for the post-American wretch from here on in:
Obama’s imitation of Stokely Carmichael on the mic is amazingly annoying. It’s almost like this cosmopolitan fop and fraud chose to use a particular tonality and oratorical style that he believed best conveyed the authentic voice of Black America. But all he has succeeded in creating, as I see it, is a phoney-baloney Southern accent (not a “Negro dialect” as the uneducated buffoon Harry Reid put it) that marks him for the calculated identity politician and race-user that he is.
Obama is unqualified to be President (despite the fact that he meets all the Constitutional requirements) because he has only a tin ear for what America is. He knows it as an alien latecomer, all studied and accounted for from afar and from within the context of Marxist ideology, which he was steeped in from childhood on. It is that part of his background that matters even more than his apostatic Muslimness.
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