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.
Is that the new term? I just heard Robert Gibbs use it in his daily briefing, so I guess the Obama people are trying to move away from the unlovely “toxic assets” to something that more truthfully reflects their need to blame everything on Bush.
Have you noticed that? Obama enjoys blaming people. He especially loves blaming Dick Cheney. Oh, and Rush Limbaugh, too. But it’s an essential part of his character: he’s “inherited” all of these problems. It’s just terribly frustrating, as he told 60 Minutes this past weekend, that he has to deal with all of these things that happened years before he showed up. What a child!
It’s children, after all, who can’t understand that the world existed before they did. The world, as we adults know it, is one great legacy that must be dealt with and lived through. And it cannot be “blamed” on anyone.
Obamachrist had better get it together and stop trying to impose his fantasy world of Marxist gibberish on the rest of us.
UPDATE: Apparently, “legacy assets” is not a new term, but neither is it one that can be used interchangeably with “toxic assets.” In any event, Obama’s people should probably stick with “toxic assets” —especially in light of how much has been paid for its use.
Barack Obama. It doesn’t sound like a byword yet, but we’re only a month or so into this thing, so be patient.
Drudge links to this Bloomberg report:
Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama’s administration will examine a “buy American” requirement in economic stimulus legislation that has raised concern among U.S. trading partners, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said.
The administration “will review that particular provision,” Gibbs said today at his regular briefing. The president’s advisers understand “all of the concerns that have been heard, not only in this room, but in newspapers produced both up north and down south.”
It may have made the citizens of the world all warm and fuzzy to watch Barack Hussein Obama take the White House —and it may have given liberal partisans great satisfaction to see the stranglehold of the Democratic Party on Washington strengthened— but the reality of a Leftist America is one that will soon unnerve the whole planet and invite new disasters. The first post-American American President is some sort of internationalist, right? I certainly regard him as a cosmopolitan. I am interested in knowing how he is going to reconcile that with trade protectionism here in Unionized and Subsidized America. Our trading partners and neighbors depend on us —and now his own party wants to withdraw and make this Plantation America.
Which is Leftist America’s most ferverent secret wish.
ADDENDUM: “Ferverent” is more interesting than “fervent,” which is somehow lacking, perhaps in its induplicative labio-dentality. If you’re already in tha hiz-ood, the extra syllable is effortless and cold kickin’ it ai’ght p/0<3
I’ve never gotten why people feel the need to say “Bless you!” after someone sneezes. Yes, I understand the historical-cultural —even the “religious” thing— behind it, but it is an annoying habit. Perhaps more annoying than the sneeze itself. But if blessing people in this way is annoying, then the one thing that trumps even that is the obligation it puts on the sneezer to say “thanks” in acknowledgement. Why do I, for instance, find myself thanking someone for saying something so unnecessary about so necessary a function?
People who sneeze are not, in fact, expelling their spirits through their noses and/or stopping their hearts; they are, instead, reflexively protecting their own bodies by violently ejecting whatever it was that was posing a threat to their respiratory and immune systems. Thus, as one is already blessed to have that well-functioning physical reaction to such a danger, one would do better to use the German “Gesundheit!” which is somehow less superstititous than it is recognitive. (”Healthiness! Yes! You are exhibiting healthiness!”)
Oh, and Obama’s Israel policy is already sucking.
If John McCain would simply describe Barack Obama as a socialist, wouldn’t that almost compel a public discussion of what that word means? I don’t think some people know what’s involved. “Spreading the wealth around” may sound like a great idea to a teenager who’s working for minimum-wage, but to the 40 year-old businessperson who hired this kid to stock the shelves, it’s worrisome to consider that taxes and employee-related costs are going up. As they say, poor people never gave anybody a job —unless you count jobs created by the social necessity of cleaning up after these same people’s mistakes. At that sort of job creation, the social, intellectual, and economic underclasses excel.
The Obamatons are becoming ever more explicit in their grand schemes for the post-Republican, post-American paradise of Obama’s socialist state. They are beginning to bully and cheat in broad daylight. They are, like the terrorists they sympathize and associate with, becoming emboldened. And to what end? To disincentivize work? To undermine the bases of competition and self-worth? To suppress political dissent for the sake of the “common good”? Well, there’s one for you and nineteen for me. Think that’s fanciful? Did you ever think you would see the economic events of the past six weeks? Neither did I.
As before, when Obama very self-consciously denounced Jeremiah Wright and so was allowed to walk away from that particular history and alliance unscathed by public opinion, it is happening again with the renewed efforts at hanging Bill Ayers around the Unqualified Liar’s neck. Barack Obama is not being made to answer for anything. It is not expected that he would stand and deliver a justification for his life of ideological anti-Americanism. Why is that? Why are there so many millions of my fellow-citizens who do not value knowing the most basic things about a man whom they have ordained to be the President of the United States?
The desire for “change” is apparently so great in this country that the majority of us are determined to ignore things about Obama’s life that would have destroyed any other candidate. There’s no way to deny that, if John McCain were found to be a long-time associate of an abortion clinic bomber, he would be ruined. Yet Obama’s extensive ties to Bill Ayers are deemed irrelevant. It is an outrageous frustration of the simple principle of a common standard.
When Obama made his egomaniacal tour across Europe, it was common to hear and read news analysts confuse appearance with reality, everywhere claiming that the few hours Obama spent in this country or that were all that was needed to make him “Presidential.” Not make him appear to be Presidential but, in fact, to be Presidential.
Similarly, by having done nothing more than to assert his rejection of hateful garbagemen like Wright and Ayers, Obama has somehow expiated the sin of those associations; as though there were some incantatory power in the tenor of his voice that makes things so simply by being invoked. I see this as evidence of a diabolism that exists where novelty presumes to reset the proper order of things; the more conservative paradigm that made the pursuit of middle-classness a worthy goal in America now stands to be swapped with a totalitarian idealism and serf mentality. Americans are not naturally communistic, but the stock falls or morphs, so who knows what we are, anymore? Do we really no longer believe in our individualism inside of the great plurality? I can’t stand to think it.
I don’t want the New Socialism in America. I don’t want some arrogant demagogue and liar saying what’s what, either. I want a well-regulated free market where things like ethics, standards, and citizenship matter. I want us to remain a country —not just some fungible ”idea.”
No. That One.
Incidentally, I thought Brokaw sucked and, therefore, the “debate” sucked.
Onward to victory, President McCain!
Over at the Free Republic, joanie-f has an interesting post about Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and the politics of mortgages (emphases mine):
In the list of 354 lawmakers who have received contributions from the two mortgage giants since 1989, Barack Obama has collected the second highest dollar figure – behind only fellow leftist Christopher Dodd (D-CT). Recall, also, that Senator Obama has been in Washington for only three-plus years. So, despite the fact that this list includes the total of all of Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s contributions to these 354 lawmakers since 1989 (for the last nineteen years), Barack Obama has managed to eclipse all but one of his fellow senators/congressmen, some of whom have been on the Hill six times as long as he.
And democrats in total collected the large majority (57%) of those monies.
Let’s see: Franklin Raines and James Johnson, in addition to both being chairmen of Fannie Mae at one time or another, are now both major Obama supporters. Raines is one of his economic advisers —and Johnson was originally tasked to head up Obama’s Vice Presidential vetting committee until his dirty dealings with Countrywide forced him to stand aside. What sort of political debt was Obama repaying when he chose Johnson to serve in such a position of trust? What sort of advice on the mortgage lending crisis is Obama getting from someone who is widely seen as the epitome of the white-collar criminal supposedly depredating that industry? And Obama thinks he has points to score off McCain?
The mainstream media, and most of our leadership in Washington, would have us believe that this mortgage crisis (eventually scheduled to blossom into a full-fledge economic earthquake) occurred as the result of a combination of greed on the part of the banking/mortgage industry and ignorance on the part of prospective low-income homeowners.
That, however, is not the case. The mortgage crisis is the result of a purposeful, newly required relaxing of underwriting standards, largely foisted by our government on the banking/mortgage industry in the name of ‘ending discrimination’, and in spite of warnings from respected economists that such underwriting relaxations could lead to unprecedented defaults.
It was the regulators, not the banks, who relaxed these standards – at the behest of ‘community organizers’ and ‘progressive’ political activists.
Not everyone should own a house. Not everyone should own a car. Not everyone should go to college. Not everyone can keep a job or avoid the drink or take care of much beyond himself. We are not equally entitled to a certain outcome —which is another way of saying that we are. People get what they deserve. There are accidents and accomplishments that define us in the midst of multitudes as either cyphers or ones, but the State cannot lay its claim on you or me in the end if we choose against it. The America I love is the one I choose to embrace and know as a free man —not the one the degenerate Left believes must be imposed from above and worshipped in the manner of worms.
UPI’s Martin Sieff writes about Sarah Palin’s big solo debut on ABC News:
Charles Gibson of ABC News was out for blood and inherently applied a double-standard compared with the kid gloves George Stephanopoulos used on Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois on Sunday night.
Gibson was out to embarrass Palin and expose her presumed ignorance from the word go. By contrast, when Obama referred to his “Muslim faith” on Sunday and did not correct himself, Stephanopoulos rushed in at once to help him and emphasize that the senator had really meant to say his Christian faith.
As a matter of fact, Stephanopoulos was incorrect to have made the “correction.” I saw the interview myself. Either he misunderstood what Obama said because of a lapse in hearing or because of Obama’s usual convolutions —or because he believed that Obama was speaking aright from some unconscious place of hidden truth and was prompting the very junior Senator from Illinois to revise his unfortunate confession to an audience breaking fast before church.
Go back and watch it. Obama didn’t need Stephanopolous to save him; he needed him to keep tossing them softballs like the Obamafied beeyotch he is.
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