– President Barack Obama
Having Barack Obama as our first black president is analogous to Dennis Rodman having been America’s first black basketball player. No one can deny Mr. Rodman’s credentials as an outstanding basketball player, unless one is a mental deficient. However, no one can deny that he is also a skanky creep, unless one is a mental deficient bereft of any character whatsoever.
He’s from Hawaii, OK? He likes it warm.
– Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, referencing Obama’s predilection for keeping the Oval Office at greenhouse temperatures
This from the man who admonished that Americans “can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times” while campaigning in Oregon in 2008.
This vile hypocrisy, arrogance, elitism and debasement of America’s core philosophy is typical of what many have come to expect from the far left.
First (as I illustrated last week in this space), President Obama ordered our military detention center in Cuba closed, hamstrung the CIA as regards methods used against captured enemy combatants, affirmed the undeclared war on conservative media and imprudently kowtowed to radical Islam – all within two weeks after the most expensive inaugural in American history.
Then, this pretentious clown (and I mean that in the most Ringling Brothers sort of way) publicly ripped into corporate executives for the economic problems the world is facing to perpetuate the myth that they are responsible, when he knows – he knows – that the Barney Frank and Chris Dodd (the only senator to take more from Fannie Mae than Obama himself) contingent in Congress actually brought it all about. It is his own party that gingerly and eagerly flicked the first domino with its augmentation of the Community Reinvestment Act.
To the informed, this is not a matter of giving a new president the benefit of the doubt to see if he’ll “make good” and “do what’s right” for America. The informed have known since 2007 (if not earlier) that Barack Obama is the worst of the Democratic left, a practiced liar and a Marxist. Apropos the president’s proposed fix for our economic woes: His economic “stimulus” package has simply not been sufficiently scrutinized for average Americans to see that it’s a frightening, quantum leap toward Marxism.
Want to take a guess as to why?
All most Americans are able to see is this lovely man doing lovely things for our country out of positively lovely, noble, altruistic of motivations. Yet underneath this loveliness, others see a greasy, black-souled (no pun intended) consummate Chicago politician.
What’s the attraction?
The attraction lies in the aforementioned “all most Americans are able to see”; in other words, that which the Ministry of Truth (the establishment press) allows them to see.
One would think that given the current political climate, a new sitting president – whomever he was – would order his people to ensure that any appointees for Cabinet positions should be the squeakiest of clean. Yet, we have a veritable Rogue’s Gallery of appointees being paraded before us. Obama’s consolation prize of the secretary of state post to Hillary Clinton was of such popular titillation that only a few pundits even bothered mentioning that Madame Clinton’s international ties and conflicts of interest might border on the criminal for someone holding that office.
There’s New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who took his name out of the running for commerce secretary over a possible “pay for play” scandal in his state, and deposed Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, who withdrew as a nominee for health and human services secretary Feb. 3. It was discovered that Daschle “mistakenly neglected” paying $128,000 in federal taxes. Oddly, the president was solidly behind Daschle as late as Feb. 2. Timothy Geithner, Obama’s pick for treasury secretary, and Nancy Killefer, who was slated to be the first “chief performance officer” for the federal government, experienced similar “accounting malfunctions” that were revealed after their nominations.
This national Obamagasm is like an episode of “The Twilight Zone” or “Star Trek” (the original): Only one, or perhaps a select few, recognize the monster for what it is; everyone else is either oblivious, or somehow paying slavish deference to it. By the time it is unmasked, the damage it has done is incalculable.
If one looks at the cult of celebrity worship in our country, it’s obvious that this kind of adulation – which is dedicatedly focused on Obama at this point – does nothing positive for the integrity or character of celebrities.
So, if our president chooses to protect terrorists, subsidize nefarious nonprofits, subvert the First Amendment, stay his party’s course of stealing from taxpayers and sabotaging our economy, and generally diminish the presidency and America’s standing in the global community, there certainly will be nothing within the paradigm of his value system – or his narcissism – to stop him.
Remember? He won.
I’m the president, man. … Back off.