Skip to comments.Barack Obama is a Fake
Posted on 02/20/2008 5:45:17 AM PST by Kaslin
Sen. Barack Obama's star appeal is causing physiological reactions in his supporters. Which is to say, they're fainting.
And these fainting routines are causing me physiological reactions. Which is to say, I'm throwing up.
At no less than six of Obama's recent rallies, fans have reportedly fainted. Those incidents were caught on video or audio. In each, Obama -- who never even thinks to put down the microphone or ask a campaign aide to take care of the matter -- narrates to the crowd as medical volunteers show up to minister to the stricken. In two of the videos, he picks up a bottle of water and offers it to the poor, overcome admirers.
I don't mean to suggest that all this is staged. I'm saying it straight out: It's staged. Obama is supposedly Mr. Authentic -- the man who naturally radiates charisma and magnetic charm. His pheromones are so powerful they strike unwitting audience members into a stupor. He's the Beatles. He's Elvis. More than anything, he's the new JFK, a young, vibrant leader who will lead America into a bright new future.
Obama is as fake as Pamela Anderson's assets -- the only difference between them is that Anderson's boobs have some weight. He's slicker than a Slip 'N Slide. He's more like a pedophilia-free Michael Jackson than a JFK -- he's a sort-of-black, sort-of-white guy made of plastic who lip-synchs empty lyrics to the screaming adoration of juveniles.
Obama is like JFK in one way: JFK was packaged for public consumption, and so is Obama. JFK's father, Joseph -- who doubled as JFK's campaign war chest -- used his personal connections with media members to push his son into the national spotlight as soon as John returned from World War II. John's heroic PT 109 story was printed in The New Yorker, and in 1944, it appeared in Reader's Digest. The ensuing hubbub made JFK a national figure. Life magazine featured Kennedy in 1953, March 1956 and December 1957. The December piece drooled that Kennedy "has left panting politicians and swooning women across a large spread of the U.S." Complained Sen. Hubert Humphrey, "I don't know how he does it. I get into Photoplay and he gets into Life."
Obama, like JFK, is a media creation. He's sponsored no significant legislation during his time in the Senate. He's never run a tough election race. He's flipped his position on Iraq and flipped back. He's never made an important statement in any of his speeches, unless slogans cribbed from "Politics for Dummies" count.
Kennedy did virtually nothing during his time in the House and Senate. His Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Profiles in Courage," was ghostwritten. But at least by the time JFK ran for president, he'd been a federal-level politician for 14 years. He'd been a war hero. While Obama is just as manufactured as JFK was, he's half as qualified and twice as phony.
JFK never posed as a hard-bitten man of the people -- Obama, who has experienced little to no racism in his life, poses as a champion over discrimination. His first book, "Dreams from My Father," is an ode to victimology, with Obama painting himself as a sensitive straight arrow stuck between two worlds. We're supposed to weep with him when he turns to cocaine because he feels uncomfortable with both the non-blacks and the militant blacks at his privileged high school in Hawaii. We're supposed to sigh when he finds his identity in his African ancestry -- even though he'd never spent a day in Africa until his mid-20s.
JFK never shied away from debating Nixon -- Obama refuses to take on Hillary, knowing he'll be cut to pieces. JFK never plagiarized his talking points -- Obama steals from his buddy, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. JFK made clear his positions on the issues -- Obama obfuscates, repeating the word "change" as though it were a magical talismanic incantation. Which it is, as far as his empty-headed constituents are concerned.
Obama is inauthentic. His creepily similar responses to the fainting incidents are too identical to be spontaneous. The rash of swooning, star-struck supporters at Obama's speeches smacks of insincerity. Instead of offering his fainting followers water, he ought to be offering them Kool-Aid.
Yes, he is a fake. Which is exactly why it must be so galling for hilary to be so soundly trounced by him...
U.S. Sen. Dan Inouye and his fiancee Irene Hirano were among the hundreds of voters in line at Jefferson Elementary School in Waikiki.
GREGORY YAMAMOTO | The Honolulu Advertiser
Richard Post points out directions as people at Jefferson Elementary School register to become Democrats.
GREGORY YAMAMOTO | The Honolulu Advertiser
U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, who was born and raised in Hawai’i, won the state’s Democratic presidential caucus in a landslide yesterday. Obama had 28,347 votes, or 76 percent, to U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton’s 8,835 votes, or 24 percent, with 100 percent of the precincts reporting.
Those are the vote tallies contained in what the party is calling “the preliminary final” results. A recount is scheduled for March 1 before the final results are released.
Hawai’i Democrats turned out in record numbers at the party’s caucuses to help settle the nomination fight between Obama and Clinton of New York.
Obama ran television and radio advertisements in the Islands and talked about his local roots to help distinguish himself from Clinton, who sent her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, to campaign for her in the state.
The caucuses drew a surge of new Democrats, including many who registered to vote and joined the party just last night.
The party had printed 17,000 ballots and volunteers at many caucus sites ran out of ballots and blue party membership cards and had to improvise with notebook paper.
The caucuses have typically drawn fewer than 5,000 people in the past but got more than times that figure last night.
“I trust that the people of Hawai’i understand that this is a very unique year,” said Florence Kong Kee, the party’s political director.
Brian Schatz, a local Obama volunteer and former state representative for Makiki, said it appeared that last night’s turnout may have exceeded the local Obama campaign’s estimate of 15,000 to 18,000 people.
“It’s a gift this election season to have such excellent choices on the Democratic side,” said Schatz, a likely candidate for state party chairman in May. “We think the more people who come in to caucus is better for the Obama campaign.”
State House Majority Leader Kirk Caldwell, D-24th (Manoa), a Clinton volunteer, described the turnout as “unbelievable.”
“Unbelievable, in terms of turnout, in terms of energy I think it’s historic,” he said. “I think people thought they were part of something special tonight.”
‘I’VE NEVER SEEN THIS’
Annelle Amaral, the party’s O’ahu County chair, said party leaders thought there would be substantially higher turnout this time compared to past years but there was no way to know exactly how many people would show up.
“How could we be ready?” Amaral said. “How could anyone have anticipated this kind of attendance. It’s phenomenal. I’ve never seen this.”
It has to be difficult for the Messianic family of American politics, the Clintons, to sit around the table and say “How is he beating us at our own game?”
If he starts levitating, they'll know they are in trouble.
Now ... where's all the photoshoppers with "The Fifth Beattle" .. ?
It was a long time ago. Frank Sinatra’s appearances caused mass bobby-soxer fainting.
This was the Chairman of the Board’s schtick.
That's why I call him "O'Barnum". He's a sideshow barker; but the tent is empty. The 'unicorn" is a goat w/ a horn stapled to the middle of its head.
Hawaii was originally settled by the Irish?
I've seen "Hawai'i" with an apostrophe before, but not Oahu. I guess the rule with Hawaiian names is, when in doubt, stick in an apostrophe.
You gotta be sincere! You gotta be sincere! You gotta feel it here, 'Cause if you feel it here, Well, then you're gonna be honestly sincere!
When does he start the “lay on hands” routine ?
While Obama is just as manufactured as JFK was, he's half as qualified and twice as phony.
When does Free Republic start a “truth file” on Obama?
Anybody who is forced to plagiarized Devall Patrick is obviously someone with little to offer.
Aloha! McCAIN 2008!
He has direct ties through his early years to abject communist sympathisers.
He knows exactly what he is doing...and it will not be for the good of this Republic or the foundational principles upon which it, and our way of life rests.
Yeah, she must be thinking, "I like my people stupid, but not THAT stupid."
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