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Barack Obama is a Fake
Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2008 | Ben Shapiro

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.

Riiiiight.

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.


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 5thbeatle; change; democratparty; elections; fraud; hope; obama; shapiro
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1 posted on 02/20/2008 5:45:17 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

2 posted on 02/20/2008 5:47:34 AM PST by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: Kaslin

Yes, he is a fake. Which is exactly why it must be so galling for hilary to be so soundly trounced by him...


3 posted on 02/20/2008 5:47:37 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (IX-XI -- numquam didici)
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To: Kaslin

Advertiser Staff

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.”
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080220/BREAKING01/302200004


4 posted on 02/20/2008 5:49:09 AM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

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?”


5 posted on 02/20/2008 5:49:15 AM PST by the808bass
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To: Kaslin

If he starts levitating, they'll know they are in trouble.

6 posted on 02/20/2008 5:49:47 AM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Vaquero
Good on YOU, Vaquero ... that is exactly what I was thinking too.

Now ... where's all the photoshoppers with "The Fifth Beattle" .. ?

7 posted on 02/20/2008 5:50:55 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Kaslin


He's on a mission from God.
8 posted on 02/20/2008 5:52:42 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: Hegemony Cricket
I think that fact has more to say about how much the Clintons are actually reviled. A man as vacuous as Obama is a more viable alternative then Bill and Hill.
9 posted on 02/20/2008 5:53:57 AM PST by newnhdad
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To: Kaslin

It was a long time ago. Frank Sinatra’s appearances caused mass bobby-soxer fainting.

This was the Chairman of the Board’s schtick.


10 posted on 02/20/2008 5:54:15 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Kaslin
"Obama is inauthentic."

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.

11 posted on 02/20/2008 5:54:49 AM PST by Pietro
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To: OPS4
"O'ahu"?

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.

12 posted on 02/20/2008 5:55:20 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Kaslin
“Speak to us, oh beautiful one, tell us how you make that glorious sound, that even now in anticipation of it has reduced me to a snarling, raging, panting, jungle beast!”

Birdie/Obama:

“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!”

(All faint)

13 posted on 02/20/2008 5:55:53 AM PST by pabianice
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To: newnhdad

When does he start the “lay on hands” routine ?


14 posted on 02/20/2008 5:56:11 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: Kaslin
My favorite line:

While Obama is just as manufactured as JFK was, he's half as qualified and twice as phony.

15 posted on 02/20/2008 5:56:57 AM PST by mykdsmom
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To: Kaslin

When does Free Republic start a “truth file” on Obama?


16 posted on 02/20/2008 5:57:39 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: Kaslin

Anybody who is forced to plagiarized Devall Patrick is obviously someone with little to offer.


17 posted on 02/20/2008 5:59:00 AM PST by John Robie
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To: Verginius Rufus

Aloha! McCAIN 2008!


18 posted on 02/20/2008 5:59:01 AM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: Kaslin
Barak Hussein Obama is a marxist. He also has what I consider to be unhealthy (at best) and even dangerous ties to radical ISlam. Reference his support of a candidate in Kenya in 2006.

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.

19 posted on 02/20/2008 5:59:25 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Hegemony Cricket
Yes, he is a fake. Which is exactly why it must be so galling for hilary to be so soundly trounced by him...

Yeah, she must be thinking, "I like my people stupid, but not THAT stupid."

20 posted on 02/20/2008 6:00:05 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Kaslin
Obama is supposed to be charismatic - something that is lost on me. He has a good voice but says nothing of substance. Obama/Hillary/McCain are fakes, and unqualified to be POTUS. Obama’s plus over the other two is that he has been in far fewer scandals, does not have a spouse involved in criminal activity/adultery, and is not a Washington insider.
21 posted on 02/20/2008 6:00:40 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Kaslin
The folks at Nader.org noticed Obama's lack of gravitas, too.
An Obama Fable--It's All About the Mood, Dude
22 posted on 02/20/2008 6:01:02 AM PST by syriacus (Mrs. Obama's Little Book of Etiquette says it's NOW acceptable to be REALLY proud of being American.)
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To: Kaslin

He is the Seinfeld candidate. (Remember how “a show about nothing” became a national craze?)


23 posted on 02/20/2008 6:03:02 AM PST by Kid Shelleen (Aztlan My Azz: La Raza is Spanish for Tan Klan)
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To: Dante3

Exactly, Obama talks well while saying absolutely nothing. It’s amazing how the sheople fall for this charlatan


24 posted on 02/20/2008 6:03:32 AM PST by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: Kaslin

Bill’s just kicking himself for not injecting melanin early enough and running as the candidate of “change”.


25 posted on 02/20/2008 6:03:43 AM PST by Melinda
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To: AmericanMade1776
When does Free Republic start a “truth file” on Obama?

I'd guess just after Hillary's political ambitions are in shambles.
26 posted on 02/20/2008 6:05:23 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: Kaslin

I see Mr. Hussein has been taking lessons from Benny Hinn...


27 posted on 02/20/2008 6:05:46 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.")
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To: Kaslin

Ohhhhh...ohhhhhh...ohhhhhhh...the Woodstock of the 21st century...with Barack ‘Jimi’ Hussein playing the national anthem...of Kenya...


28 posted on 02/20/2008 6:05:51 AM PST by informavoracious ("Help me, Obama-Wan Kenyabi, you're my only hope!" /mockery)
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To: Hegemony Cricket
Yes, he is a fake. Which is exactly why it must be so galling for hilary to be so soundly trounced by him...

Or kharma. Bill eas and stillis a backwater hick from Hope
29 posted on 02/20/2008 6:06:10 AM PST by RedMonqey
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To: Jeff Head

God help this country if he gets elected in November


30 posted on 02/20/2008 6:06:16 AM PST by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: Kaslin

Keep this one around, as I’m sure we’ll all need to be reminded later on!


31 posted on 02/20/2008 6:06:34 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Kaslin

The more the Obama spectacle drags on, I am quite confident of McCain’s chances in the Presidential election.


32 posted on 02/20/2008 6:07:54 AM PST by GregH
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Slayed in the Spirit.

Earnest we hardly knew yah.

33 posted on 02/20/2008 6:08:57 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's George Galloway?)
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To: Kaslin
"God help this country if he gets elected in November"

With so many conservatives staying home or voting 3rd party to uphold their "convictions" this election, prepare for a left-wing nutjob like Hussein to take hold of the most powerful position on Earth...

34 posted on 02/20/2008 6:10:19 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.")
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To: Kaslin

35 posted on 02/20/2008 6:12:49 AM PST by Kid Shelleen (Aztlan My Azz: La Raza is Spanish for Tan Klan)
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To: Kaslin

“Obama refuses to take on Hillary, knowing he’ll be cut to pieces.”

I agree that Obama is a total fake. But Obama has debated Hillary many times and has not been “cut to pieces”. She is just as fake as he is.


36 posted on 02/20/2008 6:13:21 AM PST by detective
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To: the808bass

Looks like the Republicans aren’t the only one with an, “Anybody but Hitlery”, complex.


37 posted on 02/20/2008 6:18:59 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: GregH

McCain should get surrogaes to mock the Obama adulation. It’s like he’s Justin Timberlake.


38 posted on 02/20/2008 6:22:42 AM PST by PghBaldy (Shut the heck up Michelle. You're making me really proud of McCain.)
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To: Kaslin

I watched his speech last night...I have never really heard more than short sound-bites and thought I’d give a listen. My wife and I both just shook our heads in disbelief...this guy can talk for 45-minutes and say absolutely nothing. I have never witnessed such a pathetic, rambling, empty rant. I think he has been reading his press clippings too much...it is hard for me to believe the mouth breathers are falling for this guy.


39 posted on 02/20/2008 6:24:08 AM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: Jeff Head

Right. He needs to be constantly described as a Marxist in this year of identity politics. That is a label that will stick.

I read on up on Mr. Obama and he comes from very foul stock. He is a product of Marxist-Islamic indoctrination and his mother, grandparents are lefties were lefties of the first order.

He is dangerous beyond belief.


40 posted on 02/20/2008 6:25:55 AM PST by lone star annie
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
When does he start the “lay on hands” routine ?

With these people falling out left and right, it reminded me of a Leroy Jenkins revival meeting.

41 posted on 02/20/2008 6:31:31 AM PST by chimera
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To: Dante3
"Obama is supposed to be charismatic - something that is lost on me."

Bill Clinton is also supposed to be charismatic - I've never been able to see that either!

42 posted on 02/20/2008 6:35:24 AM PST by CarolinaGOP ("Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kaslin

A fake and a flake.


43 posted on 02/20/2008 6:36:39 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: chimera

I was thinking of an earlier version from Tulsa...


44 posted on 02/20/2008 6:36:51 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: mmichaels1970
He's on a mission from God Allah.
45 posted on 02/20/2008 6:39:49 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW!)
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To: Kaslin

No, he’s a genuine charlatan.


46 posted on 02/20/2008 6:40:03 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Kaslin

No, he’s a genuine charlatan.


47 posted on 02/20/2008 6:40:06 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: CarolinaGOP

Me neither. Bill brings to mind the word “sealzy.”


48 posted on 02/20/2008 6:40:56 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Kaslin

49 posted on 02/20/2008 6:42:21 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: Kaslin

Obama will likely call a stop to the fake fainting now that the he has been exposed. Anti-Obama folks should start showing up and fainting when he talks, walks by, or drives by.... turn it into a bigger joke.


50 posted on 02/20/2008 6:43:19 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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