President Obama's poor debate performance may have shattered some illusions among his supporters in the liberal media elite. Having invested themselves in the illusion of him as the fulfillment of the liberal dream of shattering glass ceilings and pernicious racial stereotypes, his evident lack of preparation felt like a betrayal to some. They are starting to catch on that they bought into an illusion. So they are turning on him. Witness the shocking empty chair cover on the New Yorker, edited by Obama hagiographer David Remnick: The comments which follow savaging Obama are worth reading, too.
Some of the best fun I have with fellow Blacks is to end my litany of worsening conditions for all Americans and particularly Black under Zero with two reality check assertions...first, if McCain had won in 2008 and these conditions existed, Blacks would be in the streets protesting...second, if the first Black in major league baseball had not been MVP Jackie Robinson, but some guy that batted under .150 for 4 years, we would have been embarrassed and alleging his selection was a set-up to begin with...
Liberals are easily taken in by performances (IMO). The 'good show' is what matters - not performance. When the performer flops, they recoil in horror, which is what has happened to so many of their nominees (LBJ, McGovern, Carter, Mondale, Algore, Dukakis, Kerry, and now Obama).
"Lurking in the background is the specter of becoming a laughingstock."
For those of us who began laughing at the presidential farce of barry obama in 2008 (if not his actions and his very real destruction of the country) it's great to now have a lot of company. The lazy, incompetent, vacationing, golf-playing fraud gave his hand away very early. Some people just need to be hit with a 2 x 4 before their eyes open.
#5, one get's a stange momentary silence or pause...remember most Blacks lined up behind Hillary and Bill before Zero started to gain traction in the primaries and then jumped on board...then there was the shock of his election and now an under current that he is in over his head...in short, Zero is running out of excuses...
At least, poster #1, many of those blacks who have turned on obama are planning on staying home and not voting. I applaud them for at least that and certainly do offer the ones I know encouragement to stay home, indeed. If obit loses just 5% of the black vote, that will be a significant victory for truth. Hopefully, with obit being outed as the first gay president will cost him at least 5%. At least!
This is not true or even possible. I mean, obama is the smartest person in America to be elected president. He is genius level. I assume his performance is a dark mystery to us mortals because we are too stupid to understand his brilliant strategy. s/o The media will be kissing his butt again before the weekend is over.
I dunno, I hope it's true. All the Democrats I know are voting for His Majesty again. The only difference being they can't pretend anymore that it's about sparkly unicorns. This time, a vote for Obama is an intentional vote for Decline, no way to hide it. The Democrats I know are OK with this.
While I agree with #14, enablers jumping ship often happens when a flim-flam artist is exposed. Those participating in the scam are worried that they, too, will be exposed. Thus, while liberals cannot be "embarrassed", they must cover their "bare-a**es".
Libs have no problem championing any empty suit, they just don't appreciate hard work experience same as we do. They are gullible and knee jerk responsive without questioning anything. Embarrassed a bit but more quick to blame others for their disgrace.
To #1's excellent baseball analogy: If the "Jackie Robinson" batting .150, and maybe leading the lead in strike outs and errors in the field, were today, the media would be full of excuses: Nobody knew how hard it would be, etc., etc.
Nothing looks as hopelessly star-crossed, or spawns as many excuses, as bad leadership.
It's as true of the smallest subcommittee on the school PTA as it is in the Oval Office.
Anecdotal, but three of the most liberal people I know are voting for Romney. Also, #1's analysis is excellent.
SNL SKEWERED O and MSNBC last night. They had him falling asleep at the podium. However liberal they may be, one of the best things they ALWAYS do is paint an accurate picture of the Presidential debates. Remember 2000, when they so accurately portrayed GW and Algore in each debate? I swear to this day that that made a difference in a lot of votes because it accurately showed the stupidity of Algore. Yes, I think Mr. Lifson is exactly right. (Natch.)
Couple of more analogies...Blacks used to travel for miles to nearest neighbor with a radio to listen to a Joe Louis fight, and would expect him to Win, not just enter the ring! Ditto with tracking Casius Clay and didn't care when he changed his name cuz he was winning. And as to Zero's slide into a so-call Black dialect, most recently displayed in the 2007 video before a group of Black preachers, I challenge anyone to find a speech of the most celebrated Black preacher of the past century speaking in a so-called dialect. We learned to hold our breath throughout a MLK, Jr. appearance on a Meet the Press, etc., just hoping he wouldn't split a verb and would "represent"! He elevated, Zero deflates...damn champion of food stamps over jobs...
But why? Why should they be embarrassed by Obama? Just because he didn't articulate their position well, doesn't change the fact that he believes everything they do. They should be saying, So what?
Or else...They should have been embarrassed long ago. Did they not see the styrofoam columns. The seal of the president- elect? The podium and TelePrompTer in the elementary classroom? The awful rudeness to the Supremes at the SOTU? The photoshopped pictures? The endless golf? The bows to muslims? the royal gaffes? the unearned Nobel? I mean, come on.
So NOW you're embarrassed? News flash, liberals. Not ONE thing has changed. Your boyfriend is a major dweeb.
Yes, the Leftist intelligentsia persuaded themselves that Obambi was a "genius."
Michael Beschloss, a liberal "presidential historian" and subscriber to this belief, provided one of the most unintentionally funny moments in radio history when this claim was abruptly challenged by Don Imus.
Beschloss, a guest on the Imus radio show, had just gushed that Obama had the "highest IQ" of any US president. An incredulous Imus interjected "What is his IQ? How do you know? What IS Obama's IQ?"
May I suggest another reason the left is embarrassed by the Obamanation of Desolation?
They are embarrassed because he unabashedly implemented their policies and they didn't work.
Now they cannot criticize him without being labeled a racist, mother hating, baby killing bigot because anyone who questioned Obama in 2008 was labeled as such. They have no other candidate at this point.
An entry titled "Forget About the Price Tag" has won the HHS video contest for promoting Obamacare. (snip)McDonald received the $2,000 grand prize and a $3,000 prize for having the top song. McDonald, a resident of Chicago, signed up for Cook County´s Medicaid program. She has type 1 diabetes. Did someone tell the state of IL that the $5,000 she won in the contest might make her inelgible for Medicaid? The huge irony is that she won by posting a video urging her fellow youth not to worry about the price tag, when she herself is getting her insurance paid for by
In his first term, Obama managed to get his paws on health care, banking, energy, student loans, the auto business, and more. Now he has his sights set on your 401(k). The left has had its eye on retirement savings for years, but so far takeover attempts have been rebuffed. (snip)Once it is established that mutual funds pose a risk to financial stability, government will likely proceed on its merry way, with thousands of pages of regulations bringing those funds, and the savings they manage, under the thumb of government. It is only a short step from regulation to appropriation,
In Michael Agar´s book entitled Language Shock: Understanding the Culture of Conversation, he asks "[h]ow do you speak and act a lie at the same time?" Agar maintains that there are three characteristics of an act that tell ... whether a lie occurred or not: I. The sentence is false; 2. The person knows it´s false; 3. The person intends to deceive. A lie isn´t just what´s in the discourse; it´s also what´s in the circumstances of the act of speaking, like the knowledge and intentions of the speaker. Furthermore, "the thing that most people would say makes a lie
Organizing for Action (OFA), which lives at the web address barackobama.com because it is an outgrowth of the Obama presidential campaigns, is shamelessly seeking to exploit the deaths of school children at the hands of a maniac in Newtown, CT. I am beyond words. How low can you go?
Global warming hysterics at the BBC warned us in 2007 that by summer 2013, the Arctic would be ice-free. As with so many other doomsday predictions by warmists, the results turn out to be quite the opposite. The UK Daily Mail reports: A chilly Arctic summer has left 533,000 more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year - an increase of 29 per cent. (snip) The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked by pack-ice all year. More than 20 yachts that had planned to sail it have been left
Barack Obama is a man with only one core conviction. He has, as the basic foundation of his otherwise disorganized and uncertain belief system, the irrefutable tenet that the United States, because of its European roots, has been the epitome of oppression and arrogance throughout its history. Therefore, he is able to rationalize the need to say or do anything as the transformation of American society and the end of the pre-eminent status of the United States are his sole objectives. He has, thus, adopted a pre-meditated schizophrenic personality wherein he comports himself as an apologist and appeaser on the
Liberal media bon pensants are in a huff over remarks delivered by London´s Mayor Boris Johnson suggesting that IQ and effort have something to do with income. (snip) Britain´s Guardian, which regards itself as the leading organ of the left wing intelligentsia, busied itself ginning up an editorial pretending that Johnson is probably a racist: [Johnson used] a bizarre metaphor - "The harder you shake the pack, the easier it will be for some cornflakes to get to the top" - which was likely designed to confuse with colour, and make sure that this ambitious politician didn´t say too much.
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
President Obama will cast growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream” during a speech Wednesday in Washington. The speech will serve as an early preview for next year’s State of the Union address, according to a White House official, who said Obama would focus much of his energy over the next three years on the issue. “The decisions we make over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” the official said.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long
Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways. Here’s the statement from Martin Bashir, via email: After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon