President Barack Obama successfully portrayed himself as a uniting candidate during the 2008 election, but his actions in office deepened the partisan divide, author and American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray told The Daily Caller in an exclusive interview. “In the 2008 campaign, I actually believed that [Obama] was going to try to be a president who would bridge the partisan divide and compromise,” Murray said. “His rhetoric was really pretty good, and his behavior since he got into office has been the polar opposite. And it is getting worse rather than better.” Obama’s carefully cultivated demeanor of sophistication drew
Barry has long relied on his (well-spoken) motor mouth - and he cares not too much whether what comes out of it makes much sense - as long as it sounds good and fits the narrow concerns of the occasion.
I am reminded of empty-suit, empty chair Barry when I read this line from Hamlet:
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage. And then is heard no more: it is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.
Many on this site consider him as a purely evil character. I disagree - he is purely vapid.
If you set aside the whole birth certificate controversy (and at this point, I really do not care - the damage has been done) Barack Hussein Obama may have been born in America but he was not raised in America.
He does not share our background.
He does not share our common history.
He does not share our love of country.
Regardless how you parse this administration, Barack Hussein Obama has been a disaster for our country and in a greater sense, the world. Just because you are an ´´intellectual´´ does excuse your failure to recognize his lack of Americanism. Intellectual does not equal elitist, nor does being an ´´intellectual´´ equate to one with common sense so look down your nose at the working class all you want Mr Murray; Joe the Plumber has more native intelligence than you and your colleagues.
Barack Hussein Obama is not an American in truest sense of the word.
And the enlightened intellectual --[better and smarter than the folks in flyover country] Charles Murray reveals that he´s still stuck on stupid.
0b@$tard duped Charles Murray because Charles Murray wanted to be duped by someone who sounded just like him, --and that should tell you everything you need to know about Charles Murray.
Murray never looked behind the curtain. He didn´t need to. After all, 0b@$tard sounded just like him; so smart, so sophisticated; so enlightened. Just like Charles Murray.
Krauthammer, another enlightened intellectual, never looked behind the curtain; Petty Noonan, another enlightened intellectual never looked behind the curtain.
That´s a list that could exceed the word limit, but you get the picture.
The enlightened intellectuals were so taken with someone who sounded just like them, they never heard the sound of Rev. Wright´s voice when he asked God to damn America, not bless Her. If they never heard that, then it didn´t compute that 0b@$tard sat for 20+ years in that "church," and described Wright as a mentor.
Those Smarter Than You intellectuals never heard Bill Ayers say he wished he could have committed more terrorist acts upon America and killed more people, therefore, it never computed that 0b@$tard began his political career in Ayer´s living room; they took the Mulatto´s word for it that Ayers was just another guy in the neighborhood.
If I were Charles Murray, I would have kept what he reveals about himself in this article to myself. I would be too ashamed and embarrassed to own up to that depth of stupidity.
I used to have respect for Mr Murray´s work. After seeing how blind he was to Obama ´s obvious character flaws, now not so much. Too many here had Obama pegged from day one, Mr Murray was one who sized him up with wishful thinking. It sure sounds like he voted for him as well.
What is evil if not cavorting at a private retreat while denying the bereaved families of our fallen military the funds to bury their dead? What is evil if not denying our industry the fuel necessary (Keystone Pipeline) to keep our economy robust merely as a political tool to cut this country Down to the size he thinks it ought to be? Our trucking industry is grinding to an absolute halt, unnoticed by anyone, because of four dollar a gallon diesel but everyone is enraged over closed national parks. Has the definition of evil changed while we weren´t looking?
“His discourse just was so familiar to me, and along with what was a very engaging personality, I kind of ignored things, which, I think it is fair to say, a lot of working class people glommed onto right away,” he added. ---------------
Yes - many of us glommed onto such things as Obama´s lack of experience, absence of accomplishments, radical Leftist background and associates, weird secrecy about the basic facts and records of his life etc. We weren´t impressed or confused by the speechifying, mainly because it almost instantly set off all our BS detectors, which began to howl and wail so loudly they almost drowned it out. It seems that Professor Murray, despite his indubitable talents and accomplishments, does not possess a functioning BS detector. Is this something only working class Americans have? But then, what about all those working class Americans who voted for the first Toastmaster president?
Fine words and an insinuating manner, said Confucius, are seldom associated with true virtue.
The only thing this dumb clown knows how to do semi well, is read of that blasted TP. End of story.Zero, Holder, Jarret, Ludzilla and co. all of them HATE this country and want to tear it down. They are commie Muslims and follow their dyed in the wool agenda. There are not sufficient brain cells among them to realize that 7th century Muslim views and Karl Marx´ outdated communism does not work in this century or here in the US. They want to drag this country down to some primitive African level. BUT they like to enjoy all the perks of the office. The Narcissist wants to be a Pharaoh, possibly not just of the US but the world. Narcissism is an illness and this guy needed medical help for a long time! Start holding impeachment hearings, it will stop this bum in his tracks and throw him out! Zero understands nothing about the US!
What is the media´s excuse? ...Were, (-and are...), the MSM/alphabets/hollyweird also, ´´clueless,´´ or are they actually complicit regarding the 0bama(D!) policy, ´wrecking ball,´ statist agenda? ...Surely they can´t all simply claim ignorance to the already apparent disruptions occurring throughout the fabric of American life due to the statists´ connived &, ´deemed,´ radicalized agenda, ...can they? Yet again, they do all seem to use the same talking points, often word for word.
The press and elites were too afraid their "magic Negro" would not pass any scrutiny so they didn´t scrutinize him. Funny, we conservatives knew what Obama was up to so we aren´t surprised by what he does. We knew, sadly, we knew.
I have heard repeatedly how wonderful the oratorical skills Obama posesses. A great orator would be able to speak sans TelePrompTer. Off TelePrompTer Obama uses a jumble of words revealing his true intentions or feelings- or is just mass confusion.
I do not believe in the almighty intelligence of Obama. Rather, the speech writers, TelePrompTer staff, and Valjar run puppet boy.
Orator, that was Reagan! He could deliver a speech, deliver a joke, and have self deprecating humor. "We´ll, there you go again..."
This "working class" was very disturbed by the George Stephanopoulos interview where 0bama needed to be "reminded" his religion was Christianity.
Then, and many times since, I´ve thought of the old truism: a priest will tell you, "Give me a child before the age of seven, and I´ll make a lifelong Catholic of him."
And where was 0bama at the age of seven? Wouldn´t that be attending a private school, where he was enrolled as a "Muslim" named Barry Soetero per the form posted on the internet?
Of course, since "all" of 0bama´s records have been sealed, we aren´t allowed to learn if his name was changed then, was ever legally changed "back" or if his citizenship was affected by the "adoption" by his step-father. the sycophantic Journ-O-Lusters had no interest in pursuing this kind of information about their "messiah."
Sorry, and I don´t mean this disrespectfully, but I don´t think President Obama is the clueless one in this story.
Too many "coincidences", from petty to egregious, have strained credulity to the point that it is not possible for me to believe that his actions aren´t deliberate. How long does it take for an ´over-educated person´ to catch a clue and try to correct mistakes?
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