If ponies rode men and grass ate cows, And cats were chased into holes by the mouse … If summer were spring and the other way round, Then all the world would be upside down. Once in a long while, an event evokes one of my favorite historical images: the British Army band, at Lord Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown which sealed the Americans’ revolutionary victory, playing “The World Turned Upside Down.” In this case, the event is the dramatic change over the past two weeks
It doesn´t matter when they stop drooling after the last election. I suppose if they stop fawning a bit the electorate might be more inclined to pick Republicans next time, but even without the media, the next elections (14 and 16)are the Republicans´ to lose-- and I have a great dread they will. Obama, like Bill Clinton will garner great and unwarranted reviews in the history books. With any luck the next president will again correct the course, blunt his predecessor´s errors and get no credit for it or be called dumb.
The reason for the criticism of Obama by the DNC media goofs has to do with just one thing. They support and promote the ´Rat party and they are in fear of losing big in the next election over health care, rising taxes and rising unemployment. And people see no answers coming from the ruling class - just more counterproductive measures. The media craves distractions like amnesty - however, the Washington gangs aren´t propagandizing very well by the teleprompter, and that is what angers them.
Obama used up all of his political capital bending elbows and twisting arms to get his Obamacare passed--before anyone could read it. As to moral leadership, Obama failed before coming to the White House. While I can agree with the use of the word ´´fantastic´´ applying to Obama, it means something totally different to me than to his sycophantic media.
Over the next several weeks I´ll probably bore everyone to tears talking about The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, but just last night I read:
"This [Hitler´s appointment as an ´educational officer´ (Bildungsoffizier, whose job it was to "combat dangerous ideas"] was an important break for Hitler, the first recognition he had won in the field of politics he was now trying to enter. Above all, it gave him a chance to try out his oratorical abilities -- the first prerequisite, as he had always maintained, of a successful politician."
This marked the beginning of his oratorical career, by the end of which "with a magic power, after he took to radio, to sway millions by his voice."
Sadly yes, #3&6, we have seen the GOP snatch defeat from the jaws of victory too many times to hold out much hope that they won´t manage to do it again. Add that to those who won´t vote GOP to make a "statement" (I´m talking to you, libertarians and purists) and it´s hard to be optimistic.
There will be no wholesale turning on Obama. Too much has been invested in his success. Progressives are this close to realizing their socialist dream. They would rather the country be torn apart than have to acknowledge that Obama is not the messiah. For all intents and purposes he is their best hope. Look around. Who else could champion their cause better? He will be protected. Their very existence depends upon it.
There is an unholy coalition in this country of lefty America haters and LoFo parasites. They are still not the majority but need a dose of useful idiots to go over the top on Election Day. By choosing hapless RINOs to head the ticket, Republicans have been doubly obliging. Discouraging the base and driving the idiots on the fence into their arms. Absent such a vote repellent, compare the results in ´10. I refuse to believe that it was the Kenyan´s political excellence that won the ´Rats their victory in ´08 and ´12. So,´14 could still be a repeat of 2010. But unless they learn their lesson the Republicans are headed for oblivion in 2016.
Nevertheless, #8, I continue to hold on to the thought that this great country cannot have been permanently neutered by this man and his enablers. We will get past this. We have good men and women on our side, and the Dems do not. The rest of the world has to be watching in horror as Obama has frivously waved his tiny little magic wand in various directions and sprinkled disabling fairy dust over those who would stop him. It happened because he was black and too many wanted a black president so badly they were willing to overlook and ignore Barack Obama´s obvious unsuitability to hold the highest office in the most powerful nation in the world. Optimist that I am, I believe lessons have been learned, but at much cost. I´m not a Mike Huckabee fan, but Huckabee believes Obama cannot survive the Benghazi exposure. We´ll see. But we, and the country we love, will survive the little man for whom the Uncle Sam suit is too large.
The Left is running out of pet issues to use for dividing and distracting the country. At the same time Obama´s failures are getting too big to ignore - terror attacks, no new legislation, Obamacare, stagnant workforce, and foreign policy blunders galore.
The same people who raised Obama up will take him down. They have to, because for the left when their agenda fails it can never be because the ideas they promote are rotten at their core. Failure always has to blamed on incompetent implementation.
Jeffrey Lord has a tremendous article explaining how Obama is the first plantation black president. He is the white liberal media´s house negro. If you are black and you leave the liberal/progressive plantation you are pilloried by the white liberal media. Just look at Herman Cain, Allan West, Ben Carson, and of course Justice Thomas. This was Justice Thomas´s point in his recent speech. Obama was and is used to further subjugate black people into slavery on the white liberal plantation. All of the msm is owned by white men enslaving the black folk to their ideology, and if they buck it....they are hung and beaten with ridicule.
When "permission" is granted to bash Obama, they´re like sharks smelling blood - the story may just overshadow their politics. We can only pray this is true in this case.
Obama has through his egocentrism and naïveté added instability to an already dangerously unstable world.
I am also fully convinced that during the presser O held when he said, "Well, maybe I should just pack up and go home", he was waiting for the alleged journalists to moan and beg him to stay. I heard zero reaction to that statement, which had to have hurt O´s fragile self-assessment. A telling moment.
FTA...Particularly when it comes to foreign affairs, Barack Obama is no longer the adoringly-fêted citizen-of-the-world who, on July 24, 2008 spoke in Berlin to 200,000 adoring, mindless fans, in a speech that German magazine Der Spiegel called “People of the World, Look at Me.”
I missed that quote back in 2008. It´s priceless and right on target. Nothing has changed and, unfortunately, Mooch has inherited the same narcissism.
Sorry, I do not believe they will turn on Obama. Everything will be blamed on Republicans, a do nothing Congress, Bush, global warming, the Tea Party, and extremist right wing Christians. It´s not zero´s fault that people cling to their Bibles, guns and racist views. Please folks, there is no light at the end of the tunnel, its just another train to run over people who are trying to keep this nation afloat. I am and continue to be despondent.
It´s all about the money. When WaPo´s profits are down 85% from one quarter to the next, and the NYT is trying to sell the Boston Globe at a 850 million dollar loss, they can no longer afford to have people walking away from their daily Obama valentines. They must give people what they want to read--oh, the horror!
to the very slight extent that the MSM has "turned on" Obama (and it´s slight to be the point of feather weight) it is ONLY because Obama was reelected. MSM could have reported ALL of this in September of 2012 but they wanted to hurt Romney and help Obama. They make me sick. I do NOT welcome them to the fold. They are toadied, frauds and are in a profession protected by the constitution. I hold them in utter contempt no matter how much they (smirk, snort) "turn on" Obama.
What the media builds up, they also delight in tearing down. That philosophy is why Rush has never cared about what the media says about him. He worked hard and earned his place in radio history on his own merits. The media can poke him, but he won´t go into that good night until he is good and ready to himself.
#1 You´ve got it right. He will hit the road. He doesn´t constantly campaign, however, as Rush and others postulate. As you point out, he constantly community organizes. It´s amazing how successful he´s been. It´s a simple formula that casts Obama as the gallant knight single-handedly fighting unseen forces of darkness. Every speech will have a villain that Obama is fighting on behalf of whichever _____ (fill in the blank) group he is addressing. He may be CIC but he is above it all and responsible for nothing. Don´t worry, he will promise to find the guilty parties. Simply amazing.
As I mentioned in an earlier response, I was stuck in a waiting room with CNN on for almost 6 hours yesterday and not ONCE (Monday, the 6th) did CNN mention Benghazi or the hearings. Not ONCE! And they wonder why they are flailing.
Until I read and/or hear the MSM screaming loud and long for Obozo´s removal from office, I will NOT believe that they have turned against him. Right now, a few of them may be upset with him, but in the long run, they will continue to stand behind him and support what he does.
There will be no justice. He will continue to flim-flam, partying and vacationing his presidency (and our tax dollars) away. A country stupid enough to elect this unqualified person not once, but twice, is beyond the hope of justice. Demographics is doing us in. If I had no family ties and obligations, I would look for someplace else to live, so help me. My family lines have been in America since the 1600s, and I can´t imagine leaving the country I love (and the state of Texas that I love), but enough is enough.
You didn´t expect pravda turning on stalin or voelkischer beobachter on hitler! Why do you expect mainstream histrionics media turn on obozo??? They can pretend they criticize him, mostly for him not being leftist radical enough, telling the unwashed honey boos that he is too compassionate to wile millionaires and billionaires who don´t share their wealth with slaves and illegals. Other than that their wet dream is to make obozo "dearest leader" for life.
This scandal should have finished Hilary´s career - she should have resigned. And this president is vile - this is so far beyond the Watergate scandal, it´s more than criminal - it´s treasonous, it´s a betrayal of his oath, his obligations as commander in chief -
The Dems and all their ignorant, illiterate robot voters will be in denial forever, but the heart of this nation will know the truth when they see it. I have no doubt about that.
Kaminsky sets precedent critcizing other news journalists. He breaks rank in this fascinating accounting of socialist writers actually beginning to object to the fawning subservient, knee pad ways of mafia media. For further enjoyment of this wonderful work of Kaminsky, seven times, try substituting the word "socialist" in place of his unreal seven uses of the word, "liberal". See how much nicer, and even more powerful, it reads He´s done great work here, catching the leaks in the propaganda dam, and deserves hearty congratulions for setting precedent.
The MSM isn´t just blindly in love with Dear Leader. They knowingly cover-up and lie for Him, which is borderline criminal, at best. It´s not the moistness in their loins, it´s the self-image they feel they must project - to in any way admit that Dear Leader is not The Second Coming as they´ve proclaimed on every frontpage since 2008, would be to admit their own unforgivable stupidity and deceit in making sure He was elected and reelected on a historically unequal media playing field. There is no way in hell the MSM will abandon Dear Leader now and thus expose their own pettiness and corruption.
When it is abundantly clear that the Molochrats are traitorous, rotten scum, it is hard to understand how they are still so popular. I believe two of the reasons are: the stupid are easily fooled; the corrupt are easily bribed. It goes a long way towards explaining their electoral success. These two and blatant vote fraud. The three legs of satan´s milking stool.
#12: Groan is right; I had to check "frivolously", too. But your post probably best captures exactly what we have all been dealing with since that miserable creep came on the scene than anything else I´ve read on the subject. Well said, sir.
While the worm is turning, I get tired of liberals and conservatives labeling Obama as "intelligent, smart, bright, etc." He is none of these. In my opinion every time he opens his mouth he utters the most nonsensical verbiage produced by a president. He demonstrates no deep understanding of any of the pressing issues that confront our nation in the short and long term. He values his image far more than he values the substance that accompanies the office he holds. He is a recreational politician who holds office for his own satisfaction rather than out of some sense of duty to the nation that provided he, his mother, and his immigrant father opportunities that stagger the imagination of the rest of the world.
Last time I checked Prissy Chrissy Mathews was still in full drool mode. It ain´t going to happen. We had Slick´s hide nailed to the wall and he escaped. ØDumbø has 90% of the minority vote and all of the Lo Flo on his side.
Perhaps the Pendulum of politics will swing as it has historically: Carter begat Reagan Clinton begat GWB Obama will beget another conservative, yet to be determined. Trust the Pendulum and the currently evasive sanity of the American voter. Every once in a while sanity reigns.
If you like your selfie, you can keep your selfie. Period. Unless, of course, you’re Barack Obama, in which case, you better delete it from your smartphone pronto, unless you’d like to spend the next three or four months dining on hot tongue and cold shoulder. You didn’t need a fake interpreter from an old Woody Allen movie to translate Moochelle Obama’s body language. So there they were, Barry, British Prime Minister David Cameron and the hot-wife leader of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, hamming it up like it was the 25th anniversary reunion of the Choom Gang. Some Krazy Kids, horsing around, waiting for
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US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
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President Obama’s job approval among American voters has dropped to negative territory with just 38 percent voicing their approval versus the 58 who says they disapprove, according to a national poll released Tuesday by the independent Quinnipiac University. That is one percent less than the 39% who said they approved of him in last month’s poll. The majority of the 2,692 registered voters the University in early December said that the president is not honest and trustworthy. When asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?,” respondents gave Obama lackluster ratings
Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela´s memorial yesterday "made up his own signs," according to South Africa´s deaf federation. "He´s a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town, said according to ITV News. "He wasn´t even doing anything, There was not one sign there. Nothing. He was literally flapping his arms around." Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA, told Reuters:
New York — The anchor who might beat Bill O’Reilly gets her eyelash extensions applied one at a time, with tweezers and dabs of glue, about 90 minutes before showtime, right after a motorized gun sprays foundation over her face, neck, shoulders, collarbone and sternum, wiping out a galaxy of light freckles that spreads across her — Let me stop you right there. Photos of the day Uruguay legalizes marijuana, Kiev police pull back from protesters, aging U.S. prison population and more. Tuesday´s Photos of the day Would you write this way about a man? About O’Reilly himself? At least that’s what Megyn Kelly might ask at
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