May 22, 2009
It seems that others are catching on to the fact that Obama generally says absolutely zero when he speaks. From the British Telegraph, via Allahpundit:
Yeah, I know, I know. I too was taken in when I first heard him speak. I remember thinking when I heard that measured, steady voice with its pleasant but authoritative timbre that here was a guy fit to govern the world. He sounded cool. Clint Eastwood “Make my day” cool.
Now, though, that novelty has worn off. Now, it’s becoming clear that this carefully worked, glacial poise is all there is to Obama. He’s just a hollow man spouting empty rhetoric.
April 30, 2009
“I didn’t anticipate the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression,” he said. “The typical president has two or three big problems, we have seven or eight.”
Hat-tip IC who writes “Huh? You were sworn in on Jan. 21. When did it hit you exactly?”
April 27, 2009
April 20, 2009
I think Barack Obama is in way over his head. Way. He seems to still have “wow, I’m actually president!” moments just a little too often. He doesn’t understand the big deal about shaking hands with our enemies or essentially getting spat at by Chavez who handed him an anti-American book in a language he doesn’t understand (imagine the reverse, Obama handing Chavez an anti-Communist book in English as some sort of peace offering) . To quote IC “he’s getting herbed and he doesn’t even know it.”
He really doesn’t.
But the truth is, I’m still totally rooting for him. I hope I’m wrong and that his lalalala I can fix the whole world with my smile thing actually works out. Because if Obama succeeds, America succeeds. And when Obama does his daily idiotic thing, it’s America that suffers.
I’m not saying sit back and give Obama a chance to do his thing, definitely not. We should fight Obama tooth and nail on that which we disagree. We should point out that giving a pound to a guy that hopes for America’s destruction is maybe not the best idea. And maybe next time don’t ram through legislation (the stimulus package) which no one seems to have read. But hope he succeeds. If he doesn’t, we may win the next election but lose the proverbial war. So go Obama! He’s president until 2012, at least, so we may as well hope he succeeds in strengthening America and fixing the economy (here’s hoping he’ll save lowering the oceans and ending all foreign wars for his possible second term). No, I don’t think he will either but that’s not what I’m rooting for.
April 19, 2009
“Because he made it as president,” Williams said, “it’s almost as if anything can happen.”
March 25, 2009
And yet, it’s not: Another Obama nominee withdraws amid scandal
March 21, 2009
The guy just doesn’t know what to say. He can’t connect. Emotions are here, he’s over there. He can’t get the words to match the situation.
This began, I’d argue, from the first moment. He punted on the inaugural. Everybody ran around like crazy trying to praise it because if Barack Obama couldn’t give a speech then what?
But now, at week 11, we’re face-to-face with the reality, the man can’t talk worth a damn.
March 12, 2009
March 4, 2009
“Appeasing Russia to “solve” Iran’s nuclear ambitions is not the only disconcerting feature of President Obama’s approach to the world. Vital friends and allies are getting America’s cold shoulder.”
January 20, 2009
Headline of the day: Obama’s success as president hinges on more than race
I love America more than I love any party or political philosophy. So if Obama balances the budget, ends all wars, brings hope and confidence to the American people all while lowering the oceans and projecting strength abroad, I’m in.
But if he doesn’t, let’s all remember what we learned during the last eight years: dissent is patriotic. Let’s be patriots!
January 7, 2009
December 3, 2008
November 18, 2008
“Just 2% of voters who supported Barack Obama on Election Day obtained perfect or near-perfect scores on a post election test which gauged their knowledge of statements and scandals associated with the presidential tickets during the campaign, a new Zogby International telephone poll shows.”
But he was so full of hope and change and…
November 7, 2008
In a cab just now I heard our brilliant new president-elect say this:
“I have spoken to all the past presidents…the living ones.”
Then, realizing that’s a moronic thing to say he mentioned something about Nancy Reagan and seances and reading the writings on Lincoln. What? Out of racist grandmothers to toss under the bus?
Update: Allah’s got video. And it’s true, this is my first flash of anger about Obama. I was all shoulder shrugging for the last few days but dissing Ronald Reagan’s wife is not something I can abide.
November 1, 2008
Barack Obama’s senior advisers have drawn up plans to lower expectations for his presidency if he wins next week’s election, amid concerns that many of his euphoric supporters are harboring unrealistic hopes of what he can achieve.
October 27, 2008
Shawn Macomber reviews two children’s books about Barack Obama:
The authors of two recent children’s picture books detailing the life Barack Obama have taken this classical Greek advice to heart, turning Hillary Clinton’s classic mockery — “Celestial choruses will be singing and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect” — into the straight-faced official biography for the four to seven year-old set.
Here, for example, is how Jonah Winter, striking a tone in BARACK somewhere between Vladimir Lenin and action movie preview narrator, translates the presidential race for America’s impressionable babes:
[O]n the horizon, at the dawn of a new age, there appeared a man who would be the embodiment of King’s dream — a presidential candidate whose very being was a bridge that joined nations.
Not to be outdone, Nikki Grimes’ Son of Promise, Child of Hope describes the early years of Barack, “his mama, white as whipped cream; his daddy, black as ink,” thusly:
He was there in Chicago because he cared about these people. They were his family. People in Kenya were his family. Indonesians were his family. And no matter where he was, the world was his home. And who he was could be summed up in one word: loveable.
Well, at least she doesn’t say Messiah.
Like I noted in an earlier post, and many of you disagreed, it will not be possible for Obama’s public to keep up this level of adoration should he actually become president. This worship is usually reserved for G-d, family, heroes, and not a man who can deliver a good speech. If you’re not sickened, you’re not paying attention.