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Mon, 04-12-2010 - 7:02pm

Obama's Make-Believe Life

By Alan Caruba

I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he’s led a kind of make-believe life in which money was provided and doors were opened because at some point early on somebody or some group took a look at this tall, good looking, half-white, half-black, young man with an exotic African/Muslim name and concluded he could be guided toward a life in politics where his facile speaking skills could even put him in the White House.

In a very real way, he has been a young man in a very big hurry. Who else do you know has written two memoirs before the age of 45? “Dreams of My Father” was published in 1995 when he was only 34 years old. The “Audacity of Hope” followed in 2006. If, indeed, he did write them himself. There are some who think that his mentor and friend, Bill Ayers, a man who calls himself a “communist with a small ‘c’” was the real author.

His political skills consisted of rarely voting on anything that might be deemed controversial. He went from a legislator in the Illinois legislature to the Senator from that state because he had the good fortune of having Mayor Daley’s formidable political machine at his disposal.

He was in the U.S. Senate so briefly that his bid for the presidency was either an act of astonishing self-confidence or part of some greater game plan that had been determined before he first stepped foot in the Capital. How, many must wonder, was he selected to be a 2004 keynote speaker at the Democrat convention that nominated John Kerry when virtually no one had ever even heard of him before?

He outmaneuvered Hillary Clinton in primaries. He took Iowa by storm. A charming young man, an anomaly in the state with a very small black population, he oozed “cool” in a place where agriculture was the antithesis of cool. He dazzled the locals. And he had an army of volunteers drawn to a charisma that hid any real substance.

And then he had the great good fortune of having the Republicans select one of the most inept candidates for the presidency since Bob Dole. And then John McCain did something crazy. He picked Sarah Palin, an unknown female governor from the very distant state of Alaska. It was a ticket that was reminiscent of 1984’s Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro and they went down to defeat.

The mainstream political media fell in love with him. It was a schoolgirl crush with febrile commentators like Chris Mathews swooning then and now over the man. The venom directed against McCain and, in particular, Palin, was extraordinary.

Now, nearly a full year into his first term, all of those gilded years leading up to the White House have left him unprepared to be President. Left to his own instincts, he has a talent for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. It swiftly became a joke that he could not deliver even the briefest of statements without the ever-present Tele-Prompters.

Far worse, however, is his capacity to want to “wish away” some terrible realities, not the least of which is the Islamist intention to destroy America and enslave the West. Any student of history knows how swiftly Islam initially spread. It knocked on the doors of Europe, having gained a foothold in Spain.

The great crowds that greeted him at home or on his campaign “world tour” were no substitute for having even the slightest grasp of history and the reality of a world filled with really bad people with really bad intentions.

Oddly and perhaps even inevitably, his political experience, a cakewalk, has positioned him to destroy the Democrat Party’s hold on power in Congress because in the end it was never about the Party. It was always about his communist ideology, learned at an early age from family, mentors, college professors, and extreme leftist friends and colleagues.

Obama is a man who could deliver a snap judgment about a Boston police officer who arrested an “obstreperous” Harvard professor-friend, but would warn Americans against “jumping to conclusions” about a mass murderer at Fort Hood who shouted “Allahu Akbar.” The absurdity of that was lost on no one. He has since compounded this by calling the Christmas bomber “an isolated extremist” only to have to admit a day or two later that he was part of an al Qaeda plot.

He is a man who could strive to close down our detention facility at Guantanamo even though those released were known to have returned to the battlefield against America. He could even instruct his Attorney General to afford the perpetrator of 9/11 a civil trial when no one else would ever even consider such an obscenity. And he is a man who could wait three days before having anything to say about the perpetrator of yet another terrorist attack on Americans and then have to elaborate on his remarks the following day because his first statement was so lame.

The pattern repeats itself. He either blames any problem on the Bush administration or he naively seeks to wish away the truth.

Knock, knock. Anyone home? Anyone there? Barack Obama exists only as the sock puppet of his handlers, of the people who have maneuvered and manufactured this pathetic individual’s life.

When anyone else would quickly and easily produce a birth certificate, this man has spent over a million dollars to deny access to his. Most other documents, the paper trail we all leave in our wake, have been sequestered from review. He has lived a make-believe life whose true facts remain hidden.

We laugh at the ventriloquist’s dummy, but what do you do when the dummy is President of the United States of America?
http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/2010/01/obamas-make-believe-life.html

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Tue, 04-13-2010 - 6:50pm

The conservative is so very caught up in bloggers that I thought I would add some of my own.

"Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society."


       Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Tue, 04-13-2010 - 11:02pm
Thanks, but we're all aware now that the racists and homophobes hiding in the Tea Parties are infiltrating liberals who can't constrain their own hate/
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Wed, 04-14-2010 - 2:33am

By now, anybody capable of critical thinking very well knows the good folks, our fellow American Citizens who grace the Tea Party movement are getting a bad name thanks to a VERY few “bad apples” lurking amongst them who tend to shout racial slurs and spit on minority legislators, wear Ku-Klux Clan sheets at their rallies, yell obscenities at our homosexual Citizens, etc., etc., etc. For example, one such Tea Bagger, it was revealed today, had sent “questionable” emails out to fellow Tea Baggers; those rare few “bad apples” like himself who hurt the otherwise “sane” movement, containing racist sentiments, pornography and even beastiality. Like I said — “one bad apple”. Only, this guy happens to be the Tea-Party-backed Republican candidate for governor of New York by the name of Carl Paladino (TPM). OOPS. That’s gonna leave another mark. Poor, poor Tea Partiers — one step forward, two steps back.


What a lamo bunch of crap from the leftist media


There are a multitude of videos ALL OVER YOU-TUBE debunking both the supposed "15 uses" of the N-word, as well as the spitting incident


The left is getting SOOOO desperate now that the majority of Americans have demonstrably turned against the Democrats.


I'm eating popcorn and celebrating every day as the Dems appeal is in a death spiral; this is exhilarasting to watch


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Wed, 04-14-2010 - 5:42am

LOL/LOL.


From the Daily Kos - MORE liberal bloggers - of course, this item is true, true, true in reference to your democratic "death spiral."




Florida US House Race goes to Democrat!
by chloris creator

Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 07:32:40 PM PDT


BOCA RATON, Fla. – Democratic state Sen. Ted Deutch on Tuesday handily won the first U.S. House race since Congress passed President Barack Obama's massive health care overhaul.


With 59 percent of precincts reporting, Deutch had 62 percent of the vote compared to 36 percent for Republican underdog Ed Lynch. No-party candidate Jim McCormick trailed far behind with just 3 percent. The Associated Press called the race just about two hours after the polls closed.




For the rest of the article go here


The results are in.

"Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society."


       Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Wed, 04-14-2010 - 8:23am
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Wed, 04-14-2010 - 8:53am

No, the right shouldn't be worried.

"Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society."


       Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Wed, 04-14-2010 - 10:18am

You're right. The dumbing down of America will take a lot to overcome. I'm sure we'll continue to see some socialists elected into office even after everything

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Wed, 04-14-2010 - 11:13am

"It also can not be understated that much of it is caused by the self-loathers and American haters whose actions are to deliberately destroy the country."


I agree.

"Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society."


       Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Wed, 04-14-2010 - 11:56am

Na, the self-loathers live on the left...

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Wed, 04-14-2010 - 5:47pm

But this far-right Florida LOSS maybe ought to make the neocons rethink their strategy of not campaigning on any original ideas/plans/dreams/whatever of their own but simply bashing health care reform and President Obama.

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