Yes, everything is about Barack Obama. From the beginning, he has built his career on his own personal story, and the funeral service of former Hawaiian Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Cathedral on Friday apparently struck him as an opportune time to remind the world what that story was.(snip)The problem, however, is not just that Obama used the word "my" 21 times, "me" 12 times, and "I" 30 times in the course of telling his story, but rather that even at a funeral, he could not keep the story straight.
FTA -- "Post-re-election, reporters allow Obama to spin with impunity. They no longer seem worried that someone of the right will scoop them. They are confident that their media pals would ignore the scoop as well. They know that as long as they control the headlines, there can be no new Watergate -- and Obama is beginning to sense it, too."
To pick nits, when has it been otherwise with our clown POTUS?
It would probably be simpler to regard the individual using the name Barack Obama as a creative artist, a celebrity, and an entertainer, rather than as a politician in the usual sense. If one views him as a performer acting out the fantasy ideology of modern liberalism, and the current crop of Democrats as the chorus, matters begin to make sense. The contemporary liberal-Leftist establishment is putting on a show for people who want the world to be otherwise than it is really is, and whose objections to reality consist of the well-known and deplorable fact that it is not fair. Obama is best understood as the master of ceremonies at the Leftist cabaret. Strict adherence to the facts is not required for such a role. Indeed, such mundane veracity would interfere with the maintenance of the illusion. The truth for Obama and his fellow entertainers, as well as for their audience, fans, and groupies, is aesthetic and not literal. Obama tells his tales and weaves his narratives for their entertainment value and their value in maintaining suspension of disbelief.
Of course, the show cannot continue indefinitely. Reality will have its say in the end. That is why it could be a blessing in disguise that Obama was given an encore, clapped back onto stage by the audience, which does not yet comprehend that it is attending a show and not engaging with reality. Parts of the roof may have to fall in on them before they wake up.
Well, over here on the Mainland (in Kansas), the Watergate hearings were on during the day, not in the evening as I recall. My brothers and I spent a lot of time outdoors that summer due to this intrusion (we were kids) into our TV time. Our mother watched them, she had a particular dislike for Mr. Dean, but it was definitely during the daytime. Perhaps I´m a bit nitpicky, but can´t this guy just talk about the deceased? Obama: the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral.
#5 nails it. However, the unfortunate truth wil be this. When positive proof of the truth about his birthplace comes out, the media and the left will say, ´well, that just goes to show how meaningless natural born citizenship status is.´ And when his sexual orientation comes out, the same people will say, see, sexual orientation doesn´t matter.´
It´s possible they really didn´t have that much biography on the dear departed senator so they had to use fillers to kill time. I doubt Obama wrote this and his teleprompter scribbler worships the ground he walks on.
This is nothing new, he went on and on about how much he did in the Bin Laden knock off job,when we know he stopped the raid at least 3 other times out of fear it would backfire.
Nevada Dad, # 9, your comment is supported by the readers of Salon who criticized the writer of an almost identical piece on Obama´s eulogy to himself. Salon´s left wing readers were shocked that Salon would allow such a hateful piece since they worship Obama.
The Watergate hearings were indeed televised during the daytime. I was nearing the end of my freshman year in high school, and if the committee was in session, it was televised.
Years later, I would attend a speech by G. Gordon Liddy that he´d given at the University of Utah. Right from the start, Liddy mentioned the hearings, and added the reality check: that most of those in that college-age audience would probably far more upset that "Gilligan´s Island" had been preempted by the hearings.
Obama is a liar. Worse, he isn´t a very good liar, and yet the LeftMedia still can´t find the integrity to point out the constant lies he tells.
As a high school kid, I used to get upset by liars. My dad used to tell me to be patient. He used the old saying: "Give him enough rope and he´ll hang himself."
It seems to me that Obama has coils and coils of rope right now, but I don´t see any noose being made.
As #10 stated, he probably didn´t write the funeral story himself. I wouldn´t be surprised if Valerie Jarrett wrote it. I don´t think she has a shred of respect for any American history or traditions. Her loyalty, IMHO, is with Islamic Iran. Remember just before election day she said “After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time.”
Too bad that someone is not brave enough to confront Obama. It may not be today, but be assured that one day God Himself will challenge this man. Obama´s greatest fear will come upon him when he hears Jesus say - Depart from Me for I "never" knew you!
Obama still has time to change this marrative, but he alone must act in repentence and that is something he has not known thus far.
Pray for Obama - that he comes to the reality of God, His Son, His Holy Spirit.
Obama´s legacy thus far is not good for US or his own children.
Jesus came to set all sinners free "if" only they repent, change from their wicked way, allow God alone to love US as only He can - totally and eternally!
Again, pray that Obama bows before the only true King of kings and Lord of lords! In that expression of humility, he will be honored, but not by being proud/pompous.
We deserve what we have "until" we seek the King, just like the Wise Men, we need to come, just as we are, knowing God´s Love/Grace are ours if only we ask for it.
Someone in the GOP must know this guy is a fraud and phony.
Stop letting him act like the bully and expose him as such.
Stop couching your words and say "he´s lied to me".
When Harry Reid squacks, "the Democrats have controlled the Senate for 6 long years now, and have failed to pass, or propose a budget in the last 4, so how can they be taken seriously in this discussion"?
Obama would lie when the truth would make better sense. He does it with impunity, because he knows that the lp dogs in the media will never call him out.
He thinks he´ll have a place in history...her be just a joke...along with Jimmie Carter. He´ll be the one who had a 100 flatulent reporters wheezing in concert;accompanying ValJar playing´ The Internationale´ on her Kazoo.
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Every day, it seems, more people who have been screaming their hatred for those who predicted all we see coming true are admitting what we have known all along. The president is incapable of telling a truth, and what conservatives have been predicting for three years about ObamaCare has been entirely correct. Indeed, we haven´t seen anything close to the worst of what is to come, since the system hasn´t even begun to function in its utmost state of disarray and confusion.(snip)So, can we finally stop pretending that the left has a positive plan for the United States? Can we
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Councilman Jermaine Reed is not going to like this: Police in Kansas City, Missouri are picking on black people. Again. This time the targets are "unruly teenagers" from a 95 percent black high school called DeLaSalle. Last Thursday, a bus driver removed five DeLaSalle students from the bus for violence and mayhem.(snip)Everyone arrested was black. Everyone kicked off the bus was black. And everyone fighting in the streets of this black neighborhood was black. That did not make the local media accounts. This example of mob violence is similar to what a Kansas City TV station calls a "perennial problem"
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