I think it’s great that the President of the United States is comfortable enough in his own skin to share a beer with a couple of guys out on the lawn of his house.
But what brought him there is ridiculous, although entirely predictable: pride, arrogance, and a kind of narcissism that deserves to be examined and laughed at —for the good of the Republic.
I have zero respect for anyone who cannot see the cultish element in Obama’s support. The post-racial post-American anti-Bush makes monkeys out of men: poor little nothings (often employed as “journalists”) who are too afraid of being stigmatized as racists for making even the most basic kind of criticisms of him that one must expect of the fourth estate. How will these Democrats be held accountable if the people on the TV and the editorial boards are too afraid of false accusations? For that matter, how can we expect cops to do their jobs if we assume that they are authoritarian bullies bent on oppressing minorities? That’s what the President did. And he was wrong.
So has he now apologized to James Crowley? I doubt it.
Pride goeth before a fall.
Why has Obama found himself inviting Cambridge (Mass.) police sergeant James Crowley and Br’er Rabbit to share some beer with him in the White House? Because he is an egotistical bastard who made a huge blunder that he cannot bring himself to apologize for. So, instead, he raises the stakes beyond all proportion (much like interjecting himself, as the President of the United States, into a local police matter involving a personal friend for no apparent reason except to race-hustle) and is now stuck with the consequences of his ridiculous pride.
And all this is going on while his party’s plans for socialized medicine are completely tanking. Where the hell is he? Off to make another goddamned stump speech? What a tedious man!
Oh, and the “teachable moment” you’re hoping to have actually happened as soon as you opened your mouth about race, Barry —and when you insulted a good man’s professional integrity in a very public way. There’s a lot of lessons I learned in that “moment.” Even Juan Williams had to say that you can’t have a teachable moment “based on a lie,” so what is even the premise of this meeting? Sounds like Crowley’s really up against it. I just hope he gets out of it without getting messy.
I like Skip Gates as far as I know him from his work on PBS, but the stink over his recent arrest for disorderly conduct marks him for the prissy little celebrity bitch he is.
And for the Lying Narcissist to hold forth on a hugely unimportant incident concocted by some academic friend of his, of which he admitted to not knowing enough? Really? On a night you were supposed to be defending your dream of socialized medicine? Why would you do that, Barry? Didn’t you once claim that your initial and protracted silence on the stillborn Iranian Revolution of 2009 was because you wanted to know what you were talking about first? Why did you make an exception here? Are you some sort of ward heeler —straight representin’? Or are you the President of the United States? Try remembering your place.
It’s fine for these performance artists to pull their stunts or go into hysterics for the sake of an audience. You don’t expect from them more than that. But, because God is a vengeful god, Barack Hussein Obama is also the President —and an American would expect someone in that position to not abuse the bully pulpit for what was essentially a point of personal privilege last night.
Earlier this evening, I tried to learn from his fanatic followers what good reason Obama has for his weak and insipid statements on the unrest in Iran —but no one could come up with anything. Well, actually, one guy brought up Mossadegh and 1953, but that chapter in Iranian history is vastly less relevant than anti-American goatee-strokers wish it to be. Iranians don’t care what the CIA did there in the 1950s, but they do care about what can be done now with 1979, which is where their country has been mouldering away for too long.
It’s quite clear that Obama’s fantasy of getting elected President (formerly also known as the Leader of the Free World) never included any thoughts of actually standing up for the universal rights of liberty and self-rule. There was a time, of course, when such ideals were as natural with Democrats as anything else identifiably American, but that’s all been traded in now. And for what? Miserable lives as totalitarian groupies, apparently. The idiots now calling themselves Democrats or “progressives” are as indifferent to the fate of free peoples elsewhere in the world as any isolationist here ever was. They are as much a disgrace as their lord and savior —content with voting present on one of the great potential movements of this decade.
Oh —and is there anything my racism can’t explain? Never! Any criticism of the growing Socialism in this country or anger at the systematic dismantling of our strategic strength in the world is simply rebutted by cries of racism. I don’t know how much longer these mindless drones can keep that particular charge going, but it’s sure to be a laugh to see them use it one time too many, but time and time again.
If you watched Steve Kroft’s interview with the President tonight on 60 Minutes, it should be clear to you that The One knows as well as anyone that the excise tax passed by the House on bonuses paid to executives with AIG or the other bail-out recipients is un-Constitutional and ridiculously unfair. He wouldn’t come right out and say it, but you know he knows it is against America’s legal principles.
Of course the bonuses are bullshit —but they are contractually obligatory. And who tried to protect those bonuses? Chris Dodd. The White House. Other hypocritical assholes who had no idea that a pittance of $165 million would even get noticed in this wholesale rush to state ownership of the financial industry. Now they know different.
Even more bullshit still is Obama’s suggestion that there should be compensation caps on Wall Street executives —and that they should be glad that they aren’t like the poor schmucks elsewhere in the country who would be glad to have a salary of even “$75,000.” You can just tell that this man has no faith in the free market —but infinite faith in the power of class warfare.
After all, he’s a Marxist.
The people who elected Barack Obama President are ignorant assholes who should apologize. That is the bottom line and I will insist on it from here on in.
Wouldn’t it be an American tragedy if the greatest domestic threat this country had faced since Lincoln tried to resupply Fort Sumter led to a resurgence of racial discrimination and recrimination? The incompetence —and what I believe is the ideological malfeasance— of Barack Obama’s Administration is so extreme that I truly worry about a backlash.
The domestic threat I refer to is this incipient Socialism of Obama’s. It is anti-American and degenerate and needs to be resisted everywhere.
The tragedy I refer to —the American tragedy— is that, having put a self-identified black man in the White House, we might then collectively become too timid to criticize him as a person or politician or, worst of all, as the President for fear that what we say might be misconstrued by ill-coiffed dung beetles like Al Sharpton into evidence of our racial bigotry. After all, wasn’t it absolution of their racial guilt that so many of Obama’s white supporters were seeking when they chose to make a no-longer-crypto-Socialist the most powerful man on Earth? What will happen as people who voted for Obama learn more about the lies and incompetence of his Administration that were for too long ignored or airbrushed over by Big Media because of the liberal fear of being accused of ”racism”? Who wants that around his neck? Who knew there were so many freshly-minted synonyms for uppity?
It is an outrage for the ages that we would let this economy and culture crumble around us for fear of seeming like bigots. How eminently occidental! What other civilization but ours would go down into the dust without a fight just to be thought polite and broad-minded?
I don’t guess megalomaniacs are particularly given to thoughts of humility, but this President we are stuck with now is in dire need of some. He needs to be laughed at and ridiculed and toughened up. As it is, he is a thin-skinned Marxist theoretician who deserves a good enemy.
And I don’t mean the American Middle Class, either.
Word on the street is that the Indian doctor on CNN is declining the Surgeon General job and that a top deputy at Treasury is dropping out, too. Plus: the shit has not yet hit the fan over the nomination of Charles Freeman to the chairmanship of the National Intelligence Council.
I guarantee you Obama will drop that guy soon. Inside a week.
Don’t you know how thoroughly and breathlessly Big Media would be pounding on a Republican Administration if as many of its nominees continued to withdraw and be exposed as tax cheats and anti-Semites as they are in Obama’s Administration? They’d all be depicted as corrupt plutocrats and worse.
Again: this isn’t even a question. It isn’t possible to imagine today’s Big Media casting a critical eye on Obama’s disastrous start. The liberal Northeastern whitebread media establishment is so fucking scared of getting shaken down for their insensitivities —real or imagined — that they won’t dare lift even an eyebrow against Newguy. They made him what he is because they believe that their primary function is to float social progress.
And now we have Socialism in America.
Thanks, Hillary. Thanks, John.
My personal theory? I think Barack Obama told Eric Holder to coordinate his stupid bullshit with Al Sharpton’s and Spike Lee’s even stupider bullshit so as to appear as simultaneously stupid as possible —as black men, in particular— and thereby draw the public’s attention away from the Real Dealio (i.e., the New Socialism) and onto stupid bullshit.
It may be Rovian, in fact. Letting some of the biggest clown-assed morans in the conventionally-known “black community” go out there and confirm every fretting caucasoid’s worst fears? Nice. Let the race hustlers get out there and do their thing while General Holder stands back and calls us cowards.
Are we going to let mobs determine what are hate crimes?
Does a Maoist shit popes in the wood?
You know, until Al Sharpton brought it up, I hadn’t really thought of the President as a chimpanzee. And then, when I did think about it, I thought to myself, “What the fuck is Al Sharpton talking about?!” Only a mind as decayed with syphilitic reasoning (or over-perming) as his would conjure up a connection between a dead ape in a political cartoon and the President.
For one thing, Al, the cartoon in question is clearly drawn against those who wrote this huge new spending package we have to deal with now. Obama had nothing to do with writing it. In fact, it’s been a criticism against him by even some in his own party that he didn’t do enough to put his own guidance into it. Instead, he left it up to the party hacks. That’s why we have this giant new mess of porculicious obligations piled onto the rest of a lame economy.
So, since you missed the point —and took offense at nothing— how will you look people in the eye? Is this how you’re going to advance the cause of Eric Holder’s America? By imagining stupid shit like the ridiculous paranoiac and race exploiter you are?
By the way, those of us who supported the previous Commander-in-Chief were subjected to eight years of constant reference to his supposedly chimp-like features and expressions. Talking about the “Chimperor” was standard-issue fare with degenerate hippies everywhere. But now that we have a self-identified black man as our President, what do you suppose will be the fate of that term? I suspect that Obama’s biggest critics —those who happen to be white— will be extra careful not to make references to his racial characteristics because they know, as a political matter, they dare not. And why should they? Leave it up to Sharpton and his simian imaginings to continually resort to that lever —like the frivolous rat he is. America’s more grown up than some want to believe.
I oppose Obama as a politician and even as the President of my country, but I have no reason to oppose him on account of his race because I think that is stupid and because that’s how people thought before me. If I choose —and I do every day— to interact with and learn from people who are not like me, then I am manifesting America’s genius. If I choose to move past racial and class and ideological identities —and I make the effort every day— then I am closer to health than those who segregate themselves away.
Get it, Eric? I don’t have to “talk” about race if I am living right by the world.
(Oh, for future reference? The cartoon in question alludes, as such things do, to a current topic of great curiosity: on Monday, an old woman in Connecticut who kept a chimpanzee around as her lover and drinking buddy had to stab the poor thing to keep it from shredding her best friend’s face apart. She failed. When the cops showed, they had to put him down. I don’t know why a person would choose to live with a chimp in such intimacy, but it certainly seems crazy and out of control. Like an ape on psychotropics. Like this spending bill they just enacted. Total apeshit socialism.)
The Attorney General of the United States told his employees today that we are a “nation of cowards” when it comes to the topic of race and that we should therefore spend more time talking about it.
I think that’s a perfectly stupid idea. Where did he come up with that, anyway? Did the boss put him up to it? Why? So it makes the malcontents easier to find?
Well, I got a better idea for you, dawg: you worry about catching criminals and we’ll let the culture decide how it feels about race and whether it’s something to talk about. You know: like it’s been doing without your instructions for centuries now.
Because talking about race is like talking about death. We won’t escape the inevitability of either —neither as a condition nor a result. So what is the value in “talking” about such things? To Leftists and liberals, the value of race is in its efficiency and expediency as a political tool. You don’t have to be responsible for yourself as an individual if you can go and cry “Race!” enough. You can hide in your group identity when you can’t find comfort elsewhere. That’s why the Nazis worshipped the Aryan ideal. And that’s why everybody from the Black Panthers to the Brown Berets to the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan can go enjoy each other in some cheap motel somewhere.
“Cowards,” are we? Really? What an unfortunate remark. I hope he’s made to answer for it.
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