Posts Tagged ‘unprecedented’
There are a lot of similarities between Barack Obama and Richard Nixon, both presidents were loners, extremely thin skinned to criticism, certifiably paranoid and for both, instead of seeing Democracy’s strength being rooted in bringing different viewpoints to an honest debate, both men viewed all who dared raise a dissenting voice againt them as “enemies”.
Here’s one big difference between Nixon and Obama, however – while Nixon only spoke of his dissenters as being “enemies” behind closed doors, Obama’s hatred for people with opposing viewpoints runs so deep, he can’t even contain himself from saying it publically, as he did in calling on his supporters to “punish” their “enemies“.
When Obama calls the American people stupid any time they don’t fall in line or dare to vote against him, we know this man has no respect for the opinions of everyday Americans, but what an insight it gives us into the brain of Barack Obama, that he speaks openly of his desire to punish fellow Americans as enemies!
Is it any wonder then that we now find ourselves where we’re at with the IRS and its widespread abuse of power against any individual or organization who doesn’t think in lockstep with this administration?
If someone ever tries to suggest to you that the IRS targeting of Dear Leader’s “enemies” didn’t start at the top, chew on this fact – there’s not a single member of Obama’s cabinet that he met with more than the IRS commissioner. In fact, it wasn’t even close . . .
source: The Daily Caller.
To borrow one of Obama’s favorite words, the president’s 157 visits with his IRS commissioner is completely “unprecedented” in the history of the American presidency.
When you think of all the important posts in a president’s cabinet and you see Obama met with his IRS commissioner twice as often as any other member of his cabinet, you have to be completely delusional to imagine the campaign to punish Obama’s enemies didn’t start at the top.
After finally defeating Hillary Clinton in one of the most drawn out and contentious Democrat primaries in recent memory and finally reaching the finish line, in his primary victory speech Barack Obama promised America this:
“This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”
So when the greatest wildfires in Colorado history hit, the obvious question was, where was the messiah in his duties of healing the earth and stopping the fires?
98% of the time Obama goes infront of the press, he reads prepared remarks from his teleprompter and then quickly leaves the podium before any questions can be asked, but were I given a media pass and afforded the opportunity to ask a question, here’s what I would ask:
Mr. President, your defense budget cuts 65 C-130 aircraft from our national fleet at a time when the available planes are stretched to their thinest by your escalated war in Afghanistan. These C-130 planes can be fitted to drop 3,000 gallons of fire-retardent material in 5 seconds and are our most powerful weapon againt raging wildfires such as the one in Colorado which has now become the worst in state history.
As the man who promised to America that he would be the president who would slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet, how do you explain the fact that your policies have actually made worse the attempt to slow the massive wildfires in Colorado?
To which I’m quite certain he’d reply something to the effect of:
Let me be clear, our administration inherited an unprecedented level of drought and high temperatures across the nation, which caused the unprecedented amount of dry brush in Colorado which has fueled this unprecedented firestorm.
Make no mistake about it, it was the policies of the previous administration that were responsible for the climate change in America, so to remedy this, our administration has created an all-powerful EPA which answers to no one. By bypassing and circumventing all existing laws and even Congress itself, this administration’s EPA has been given free reign to fine, harass and destroy any businesses that it deems as having contributed to this unseasonable pattern of hot summer temperatures and climate change in general.
The solution is clear. It won’t happen overnight. There will be setbacks and false starts, but ultimately, we can borrow enough money from China to have all of my billionaire campaign donors receive lucrative government contracts to install solar panels on every building in America and end once and for all the scourge of dry brush and hot summers in America.
No one can take away from Barack Obama the fact that his accomplishments as president are unprecedented. Even Obama’s self-aggrandizing use of the word “unprecedented” is unprecedented. After calling the Bush deficits “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic” on the campaign trail, it took Obama only three years and two months to increase the national debt more than Bush did in his entire eight-year presidency, but perhaps even more impressive than that feat was Obama matching GWB’s full two-term presidency in rounds of golf over his first nine months!
Of course, George W. Bush had the disadvantage of having a conscience and feeling it would not be right for the president to be seen golfing while soldiers were dying on the battlefield. Quoting the former president:
I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.
Thankfully for Barack Obama, he has absolutely no qualms about being seen playing golf while our soldiers die. For the man who was handed a Nobel Prize before having accomplished anything as president, who then promptly expanded the War in Afghanistan to the body count of more than twice as many soldiers dead under his presidency than under Bush’s, Obama’s ability to focus on his golf game without distraction must be seen as all the more impressive. Barack Obama now stands just one round away from the milestone of one-hundred rounds of golf played. It’s tough being king, but someone’s got to do it.
So while we applaud Obama for achieving yet another remarkable presidential milestone, we must also marvel at the fact that it’s just one of the many achievements for which history will remember this president. As devoted as he’s been to his presidential golf game, Obama has still found a way to squeeze in an unprecedented amount of lavish vacations and more fundraisers than the last five presidents combined. Is it any wonder the man is portrayed on mainstream media magazine covers wearing Superman suits and sporting airbrushed halos over his head?
Here it is folks, the picture that shocked the world:
Of course, the photo didn’t really shock the world. (I’m sure Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj was pretty shocked, though.) It now looks to have been proved authentic, but though there was even some controversy over the photo, it’s really just a bit of light-hearted news here, it’s not like anyone is going around and suggesting it’s some sort of scandal worthy of some moniker like In-yo-face-gate . . .
In-yo-face-gate. I have to admit, it has kind of a ring to it. Ah shucks, I think my post just got a new title.
Here’s the thing though, if you’re curious about people and personalities, if you want to play pop psychologist along with me, I think this bizarre shot of Obama gives us a bit more insight into the man, and it’s really not overstating it to call it “bizarre” when you consider we’ve all been taking group photos since kindergarten . . . seriously, who does that in a group photo?
To stand there, seemingly oblivious to the man standing right next to you and have that sort of Freudian slip of the hand, it’s almost as if Obama is subconsciously saying, don’t mind these other people, look at me, I’m the only one here in this room who really matters.
And it fits a pattern, too. Consider the fact that this is the guy who once gave the Queen of England an iPod with photos and audio of his speeches! Seriously?
And I don’t think any of us have ever heard anyone so self-absorbed as Obama when he’s speaking to the nation. It’s not about you or us, it’s about him! In a typical Obama speech, you can hear him drop “me,” “my” or “I” 27 times in four and a half minutes. To use one of Obama’s favorite words, that kind of self-referencing is “unprecedented.”
And when you think of Obama’s unprecedented use of the word “unprecedented”, that too gives you a little glimpse into the man. In his mind, no president has ever had to deal with the kind of challenges that he’s been presented. Seriously, Mr. President? Seriously?
But really, what kind of person without some massive degree of arrogance is going to end up president of the United States? It’s one thing to run for president when you don’t have a chance, but to have a shot at having the most consequential job on the entire planet and actually say, “Yeah, I can do that,” you have to have a conviction in yourself that none of us mere mortals will ever have. Sure, we all might daydream and talk about how the world would be if we were in charge, but if you actually had a shot at the job, how many of us would want to take that awesome responsibility on? Especially if you’d never had any experience as an executive or running a business.
When the vast majority of what we see of the president is carefully scripted and teleprompted, I find these small unguarded glimpses into the man quite interesting, really. Obama may not have the ability to connect with Americans the same way Bill “I Feel Your Pain” Clinton did, but when it comes to assuming the crown of American nobility, no one creates a more handsome portrait of the ruling elite as President O. You can almost see him as he stares at his reflection in the videos, transfixed by the image of himself, King Barry, ruler of the world.
Three cheers to the Narcissist-in-Chief. Still hoping you can turn this presidency around.