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Caesar comes to the Capitol
View from the Right ^ | May 9, 2008 | Lawrence Auster

Posted on 05/10/2008 12:52:52 AM PDT by rmlew

In its subtly mind-manipulating photographs conveying an alienated, leftist view of America, the New York Times is tops in the field, and its photo of the triumphant Barack Obama greeting people at the U.S. Capitol yesterday, by Doug Mills, is one of the Times' best.


Note the artificially dim light, like one of those prime time TV dramas where all the scenes, including in courtrooms, hospitals, and the Oval Office, are in half darkness. Notice how virtually every person in the photo looks nonwhite. Notice how the photo centers on Obama, with all heads turned in unison toward him, giving him an image of mysterious power. In fact, it doesn't even look like a photo of the United States of America. It looks like a photo of some nonwhite dictatorship. Which is what, in their heart of hearts, white liberals desire.

Also, as the Times reported, Obama, who is a U.S. senator, spent a half hour in the U.S. House of Representatives shaking hands and greeting his supporters. Normally congressmen do not enter the Senate, and senators do not enter the House, except in special, formal circumstances, but Gaius Julius Obama was walking around the House as though he owned the place. See excerpts from the Times article below (after the comments).

TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 110th; auster; bohussein; dumboears; enemypropaganda; flatulatingobama; husseinisamuslim; kenyandictator; lawrenceauster; mediabias; muslimindisguise; nytimes; obama; obamanation
Here are excepts from the Times story (the discussion thread is above):

... Mr. Obama made a celebratory return to the Capitol, where he received an enthusiastic reception on the House floor in an appearance staged to position him as the party's inevitable nominee....

Mr. Obama's very public arrival in the House chamber on Thursday morning underscored the fact that the most important front in the Democratic nominating fight was suddenly Washington, where many of the superdelegates were milling around on the House floor voting on amendments to a housing bill.

And it was in marked contrast to Mrs. Clinton's private meetings near the Capitol the day before as she sought to convert undecided lawmakers. Aides to Mr. Obama said they saw his visit as an opportunity to create an image of Mr. Obama as the soon-to-be-nominee. Elated members on the floor seemed to share that view.

"I think he is feeling comfortable and confident, and he should," said Representative Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, an Obama backer. "My colleagues are beginning to really see him as the candidate. The consensus is that he is the nominee."

Mr. Obama created an uproar as he worked the chamber for more than half an hour, accepting congratulations for his primary showing Tuesday, shaking hands and sharing hugs with Democrats in his camp, some in Mrs. Clinton's camp and even some Republicans. He did a little curtsy before Representative John M. Spratt Jr. of South Carolina, chairman of the Budget Committee and one of the sought-after uncommitted superdelegates.

Mr. Obama made his way into the well of the chamber, at one point stopping by Representative Yvette D. Clarke of Brooklyn, who showed him a copy of The Daily News from Wednesday, which ran his photo on the front page with the headline "It's His Party."

1 posted on 05/10/2008 12:52:52 AM PDT by rmlew
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To: rmlew
Until I saw the NY Times article, Obama Takes a Victory Lap, I half thought this was a photoshop from a movie.
2 posted on 05/10/2008 12:55:16 AM PDT by rmlew (Down with the ersatz immanentization of the eschaton known as Globalism.)
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To: rmlew

Caesar... the ambitious man who was about to end the Republic.
But they put an end to him. What followed was civil war. Anyone sees a pattern here?

3 posted on 05/10/2008 1:06:19 AM PDT by SolidWood
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To: rmlew

It’s funny, if you look at the people visible over his left shoulder, it’s clear they’re not looking at Obama. It’s like maybe somebody was dangling from a scaffold up to the left of the picture, or something equally as distracting.

4 posted on 05/10/2008 1:07:58 AM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

Yup. I’d love to see the whole scene. I would imagine those people on the right are looking at something much more interesting than Obama.

5 posted on 05/10/2008 1:23:32 AM PDT by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: SolidWood

Obama is no Caesar. Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus, maybe. He met a pretty nasty end too.

6 posted on 05/10/2008 1:25:28 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: rmlew

This gross picture has to be photoshopped by the Slimes. The people on the right look like high schoolers looking up and away from bo Hussein. Its a crock of cow pies

7 posted on 05/10/2008 5:20:48 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: True Republican Patriot
The people on the right look like high schoolers looking up and away from bo Hussein.

By their age and uniform,they appear to be House pages.

8 posted on 05/10/2008 6:02:55 AM PDT by HokieMom
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To: rmlew
"Caesar comes to the Capitol?"

Trajan88's reply: Thumb's down.

9 posted on 05/10/2008 7:20:16 AM PDT by Trajan88 (
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