Obama has not only diminished the nation in the eyes of the world but he’s diminished the office of president in the eyes of the American people. It’s a shame when Americans have lost all pride in the POTUS and the first family. It’s sad that he’s such a bumbling fool, which reflects on all of us.
From bowing to foreign leaders:
to denying American exceptionalism to escorting the Dalai Lama past the garbage and out of the White House via the back door,
Obama has weakened our position on the world stage.
So, when the president is selling $5 raffle tickets from his living room in the White House for a dinner with him or Joe Biden, it’s obvious to all that the prestige of the office is in the basement. It’s on par with the sleaziness of selling the Lincoln bedroom.
Let’s hope a dinner with a common American goes better than this one did:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The Obamas are totally out of their element as the First Family of America.
Obama has the Alinsky community organizer job down very well: give the idea and incentive and then delegate so if (or when) it doesn’t work out, he has clean hands. It’s really nothing more than a continuation of voting “present” by just Being There.
Just Being There (in the White House) is all he really wants anyway: the perks and the private concerts with super stars, the private jet and personal chef. Honestly, after reading Michael Barone in the National Review today, I can see why BO wants to be president again. Being There is just so easy.
Which past leader does Barack Obama most closely resemble? His admirers, not all of them liberals, used to compare him to Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt.
But there is another comparison I think more appropriate for a president who, according to one of his foreign-policy staffers, prefers to “lead from behind.” The man I have in mind is Chauncey Gardiner, the character played by Peter Sellers in the 1979 movie Being There.
Peter Sellers as Chauncey Gardiner in Being There. And many believe that just like Chauncey, Obama walks on water, too.
As you may remember, Gardiner is a clueless gardener who is mistaken for a Washington eminence and becomes a presidential adviser. Asked if you can stimulate growth through temporary incentives, Gardiner says, “As long as the roots are not severed, all is well, and all will be well in the garden.”
“First comes the spring and summer,” he explains, “but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.” The president is awed as Gardiner sums up, “There will be growth in the spring.”
Kind of reminds you of Barack Obama’s approach to the federal budget, doesn’t it?
On all these issues, Obama seems oddly disengaged, aloof from the hard work of government, hesitant about making choices.
That doesn’t sound like Lincoln. Or Roosevelt. Or even Jimmy Carter. More like “then we have fall and winter.”
I’ve seen Jack Cashill’s video speeches. I’ve read Stanly Kurtz’ book, Radical in Chief. And it’s because of them and all the comments that cali has made that I believe there is more to this president’s past than we know.
Am I convinced that he was born in Hawaii? NO.
Do I think there’s a possibility that he was born outside this country? YES.
Do I think that Obama could be playing us all as rubes and he really is Hawaiian born? YES.
Do I know for certain that he’s a Christian? NO.
I’m not prepared to discount anything. And what does that say about this man we elected? It says that we really know nothing for sure about him. All that remains are more and more conspiracy theories and I see this as something that will never die. There will be theories about this guy’s life in perpetuity.
Maybe that’s what he wants to leave history: something like an Arthurian legacy. Can anyone prove, without doubt that King Arthur lived? No. Can it be proven that he didn’t? No.
Can anything be definitively proven about Obama’s early life? Very little.
He’s a little like Jesus, isn’t he? There’s a large gap of time during childhood that is all but non-existent, in both men’s lifes. The difference is that we take on faith the life of Jesus because we have no kindergarten teachers or childhood friends to question. Somehow, Obama has kept most of his past a secret and kept quiet almost all those who had to have known him.
I just don’t know what to think about this man – aside from knowing that he’s a Marxist who shares none of my beliefs or my vision of what America really is about and knowing that he has plans that will destroy the America that we love. He is dangerous to our future and another term as president will create almost irreversible damage to us as a people and a nation.
Two days ago, Matt Drudge linked to a new book by Jerome Corsi, unflinchingly titled Where’s the Birth Certificate? The book immediately leapt to number one on Amazon.com, where it has remained ever since. The media has shown its usual incredulity at the indisputable stupidity of the American people. How could so many people question President Obama’s birthplace? How could they wonder about his origins? Are they all simply racist?
The answer, of course, is that Americans are desperately seeking an answer to a simple question: why does President Obama appear to be so un-American? The term un-American here is not synonymous with anti-American (though Obama has been that on occasion); instead, it merely signifies that President Obama is unconcerned with typical American principles and traditions. He sees capitalism as selfish and evil, religion as dangerous and oppressive; he sees the Constitution as antiquated and entrepreneurialism as exploitative. [Read more by Ben Shaprio/NewsRealBlog]
Sometimes you read something and have an epiphany-like moment. Or more like a “he knows exactly what I’m thinking but couldn’t say it as well” experience. Shaprio put a tack right in the middle of the map for me with the question “why does Obama seem so un-American?”
I’ve never been marching in the birth certificate parade because some little voice tells me it could all be a head fake. Now, I have to admit that another little voice tells me there could very well be something to it, too. And if he does have a valid BC, then why spend millions of dollars to keep it hidden? I just have too many questions about him and why he’s guarded his life like no one I’ve ever seen in public life before. If I’m not mistaken, his annual physical has never been released nor were his medical records during the campaign. (Someone correct me with evidence, if I’m wrong, please.) I’ve never seen a politician with so many aspects of his life “off limits” like this guy.
But I digress.
The point is that this man we (well, not me) put in the Oval Office seems like he’s not one of us. He feels different from all the other Americans we know, we work with or work for, we love, we marry, we fight with and for. Obama is not like any of my neighbors or my state Senator. His values are not our values. For me, he IS the Anti-American. His principles are nothing like mine.
When you think about it, he didn’t grow up like a typical American. His youth was spent in foreign lands with foreign traditions and cultures. Is that a bad thing? Maybe, because it means that he can’t really relate to the typical American. He faked it pretty well during the campaign but now that he’s sitting in the White House, the difference between him and pretty much most of America, is very clear and he’s doing very little to hide it.
I guess what makes me the most uncomfortable about Obama is that he’s made me the enemy. I can’t remember a president who made those in the opposing party into the enemy, like this man has. (I find myself wistfully wishing for the days of Bill Clinton…. kinda.) To Obama, it’s them against us and by framing it this way, he’s made me feel like I’m in a civil war with my own government.
Remember when he said that we were no longer red states or blue states but now we were united states? He only said it once because he never really meant it.