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Obama: 'Change comes . . . from me'
The Politico ^

Posted on 11/26/2008 1:14:01 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Obama: 'Change comes . . . from me'

By NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON

Obama referred to his team of advisers as "fresh thinking," adding that the “vision for change comes first and foremost…from me.”

President-elect Barack Obama pushed back at a press conference in Chicago today when asked how he would respond to supporters "who were looking for change," given how many of his announced and rumored appointments thus far are Clinton administration veterans.

“When it comes to the people that we've pulled together -- because I know this has been sort of conventional wisdom floating around Washington -- that, well, you know, there's a recycling of people who were in the Clinton administration,” Obama replied, referring specifically to the economic team he introduced on Monday. “And so it would be surprising if I selected a Treasury secretary who had had no connection with the last Democratic administration because that would mean that the person had no experience in Washington whatsoever.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: americahater; arrogance; bho2008; fubo; jerk; kenyan; obama; obamamessiah; obamasux; obamatransitionfile; traitor
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Hubris - noun

excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.

1 posted on 11/26/2008 1:14:01 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
"no experience in Washington whatsoever"

sounds like a critical success factor to me.

2 posted on 11/26/2008 1:20:38 PM PST by NonValueAdded (once you get to really know people, there are always better reasons than [race] for despising them.)
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To: Sub-Driver
excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance. -- aka BHO
3 posted on 11/26/2008 1:21:12 PM PST by Girlene (The H stands for Hubris)
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To: Sub-Driver
Just do an online search on ...

Malignant Narcissism

From Wiki...

An absence of conscience, a psychological need for power, and a sense of importance (grandiosity) are often symptomatic of Malignant Narcissism.

Much more, and many other sites offer addnl insight to this vewwy skewwy psycopathy.

4 posted on 11/26/2008 1:23:10 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Sub-Driver
Senator, I am so gonna clown you the next four years.
5 posted on 11/26/2008 1:25:50 PM PST by RichInOC (Obama/Biden '08: "We Are Not Ruled By Murderers, But Only--By Their Friends."--Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama votes — present.


6 posted on 11/26/2008 1:26:38 PM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: Sub-Driver

All we have to celebrate about this guy so far is that he hasn’t appointed many out-and-out rabid leftists to any high profile positions. In the wake of the election and the campaign Hussein ran (especially in the primaries) we are all thankful for what appear to be some small favors.

But we still don’t know how he will govern. He has promised quite a few things and the economic mess may well prove to be an obstacle to his implementing some of his gems of change (we can only hope). But there are still plenty of things he can do to foul the waters especially in areas like life issues, depravity as a civil right and, of course, the emasculation of the military and a retreat in the war on Islamic aggression. And watching this bunch adminstering hundreds of billions of dollars in “economic stimulus” or “economic relief” funds ought to be a real treat. And amnesty for millions awaits.

If Hussein really does think of himself as some stellar figure destined to lead America into the light we are in real trouble.


7 posted on 11/26/2008 1:27:19 PM PST by scory
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To: Sub-Driver

No experience in Washington. Isn’t that what he promised?


8 posted on 11/26/2008 1:28:07 PM PST by csmusaret (I'd rather have a sister in a whorehouse than have a brother in the US Congress.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did anyone hear the caller to Rush — about an hour after this news conference — who said he’d voted for Obama because of Obama’s “humility”. Rush pretty much hung up on him, and he almost never does that!


9 posted on 11/26/2008 1:29:34 PM PST by MayflowerMadam (We have elected a man ... who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen. - Dollard post)
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To: Seaplaner
Malignant Narcissism

From Wiki...

An absence of conscience, a psychological need for power, and a sense of importance (grandiosity) are often symptomatic of Malignant Narcissism.

Too long for a campaign slogan. "Change" sounds better.

10 posted on 11/26/2008 1:29:54 PM PST by TonyStark
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To: Sub-Driver

Thus spake Baby Hugo.


11 posted on 11/26/2008 1:30:08 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Comrade, can you spare a crust of bread?)
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To: Seaplaner

Malignant Narcissim is a GREAT song by Rush (the rock band). I just hope Obama doesn’t ruin it by taking it for his theme song! Although it would fit - it sounds great but has no real meaning. (It’s an instrumental!)

The link is from Rush’s live Snakes & Arrows album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH2-4_q11zQ


12 posted on 11/26/2008 1:30:27 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: Sub-Driver
"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child - miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats." - P.J. O'Rourke
13 posted on 11/26/2008 1:31:29 PM PST by FrankR (Where's Waldo ([W]here [A]re [L]egal [D]ocuments [O]bama? (i.e. birth certificate))
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To: MayflowerMadam
I heard that caller.

He was the one who extended his "sympathy" to Rush, and then went on about how humble both Biden and Obama are.

I thought Rush handled him beautifully.

14 posted on 11/26/2008 1:31:30 PM PST by chs68
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To: Sub-Driver

15 posted on 11/26/2008 1:32:36 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Sub-Driver
“vision for change comes first and foremost…from me.”

Thou Shalt Have No Other Thoughts Before ME!

Through The One (piss be upon him), ALL things are possible!

Alpha, Omega...

16 posted on 11/26/2008 1:35:24 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: Sub-Driver




"Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction." - AESOP




17 posted on 11/26/2008 1:35:38 PM PST by FrankR (Where's Waldo ([W]here [A]re [L]egal [D]ocuments [O]bama? (i.e. birth certificate))
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To: Sub-Driver

Less than 2 years experience in the United States Senate.

The only thing Comrade 0bama has ever run is his mouth.


18 posted on 11/26/2008 1:36:40 PM PST by mkjessup (Senator Joe McCarthy was RIGHT - see my FR home page for a tribute to a REAL Patriot.)
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To: Sub-Driver

My priest said that hope and change does not come from actors or politicians, it comes from Jesus Christ.


19 posted on 11/26/2008 1:38:19 PM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No self-esteem issues there, huh . . .


20 posted on 11/26/2008 1:38:22 PM PST by Wicket (God bless and protect our troops and God bless America)
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To: MayflowerMadam
Rush pretty much hung up on him, and he almost never does that!

He needs to do a lot more of it. I, for the most part, change stations when he takes calls now days. He used to have no patience for sycophantic callers. Now he lets them drone on forever about how much they love him.

He used to tightly manage that aspect of the show with seminars for callers and the shtick about the purpose of the caller being to make the host look good. He seems to have forgotten all of that, and will let any idiot or conspiracy theorist babble on and on for whole segments.

21 posted on 11/26/2008 1:41:34 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Minn

I’ve noticed the same response by Hannity, and Levin to some extent, recently. The caller will start off sweetly sucking up to the host, then start with a sing-song whine about “give Obama a chance”, blah blah blah. The host just listens and is overly polite. I, too, cannot stand it and turn the stations more than I used to.


22 posted on 11/26/2008 1:47:18 PM PST by MayflowerMadam (We have elected a man ... who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen. - Dollard post)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Obama: 'Change comes . . . from me"

Keep your change

I ain't buying it

23 posted on 11/26/2008 1:47:30 PM PST by freedom9 ( Just beause they all support and believe it doesn't make it right or true or even palatable)
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To: Sub-Driver

pomposity: The quality of being pompous; self-importance.

But I will say I have known people that seemed overly self-confident, however, in actuality they were insecure in their own abilities so they put on the “front” of self-confidence.


24 posted on 11/26/2008 1:49:41 PM PST by Dawn531
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To: Sub-Driver
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

--Proverbs 16:18

25 posted on 11/26/2008 1:52:27 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: 21twelve

Rush.....only recently have I realized how brilliant their lyrics are.


26 posted on 11/26/2008 1:59:43 PM PST by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: Sub-Driver

27 posted on 11/26/2008 2:08:27 PM PST by Gritty (I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions-Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama referred to his team of advisers as "fresh thinking"

So far advisers have created an Office of the President-elect thus proving that they can modify the Constitution at will. (So much for that "defective" section that speaks of that natural born thingy.)

After a months-long, Hollywood-created aura of "the President" it continues -- and IMO makes a big joke out of Obama.

Is this going to be some kind of reality show? A reality version of West Wing?

28 posted on 11/26/2008 2:20:19 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Sub-Driver

29 posted on 11/26/2008 2:23:09 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (We'll give Obama the same amount of respect the left gave Bush)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Hannity is the one who drives me batsh*t with seminar callers. He had one yesterday who lied about being a conservative and came off as a complete moonbat, and the Leprechaun just sat there and took it. Levin would have had this posers’ nuts on a platter. I’m just glad I’ve got Dennis Miller and Steve Malzberg instead of Hannity.


30 posted on 11/26/2008 2:27:37 PM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: scory
All we have to celebrate about this guy so far is that he hasn’t appointed many out-and-out rabid leftists to any high profile positions.

That's what so scary. The so-called 3rd-way centrist guys from the Clinton Era are much more dangerous than the leftist moonbats.

31 posted on 11/26/2008 2:30:27 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Sub-Driver

Proverbs 24:21
My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

Psalm 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;
all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
To him belongs eternal praise.


32 posted on 11/26/2008 2:35:30 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

The blind leading the blind.


33 posted on 11/26/2008 2:36:08 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Sub-Driver

Anyone notcie this “professing Christian” (Obama), has not been to church since being elected. He’s been “working out” on Sunday.


34 posted on 11/26/2008 2:42:44 PM PST by evangmlw
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To: Sub-Driver

“Change comes ... from me”
(Obama said that)

“I am the state”
(Didn’t some king say that?)

Not too far apart, eh?
(I said that)

- John


35 posted on 11/26/2008 3:16:24 PM PST by Fishrrman
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To: Sub-Driver

I am the light. I am the way.


36 posted on 11/26/2008 3:22:59 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: TexasRepublic

Oooooh! Don’t get me started on Hugo! Talk about Malignant Narcissism! He has single-handedly turned that country into a stinkhole and his “followers” have gotten so used to the stink they can’t even smell it. The stinking tenements that are STILL there after years of HIM remind me of the MILLIONS State Senator Obama got diverted to Rezko to build all the boarded-up tenements in Chicago. I think one of those is still open and maybe they’re trying to keep it as an example of all they’ve accomplished.


37 posted on 11/26/2008 3:25:18 PM PST by Twinkie (REPENT! Look Up! The Lord's Return Is At Hand . . . . .)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s the king of pompous words — I don’t think he’s really this guy but he sure talks a big game — with zero experience


Daniel 7:8 NKJV

I was considering the horns, and there was another horn,
a little one, coming up among them,
before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots.
And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man,
and a mouth speaking pompous words.

Daniel 7:20 NKJV

and the ten horns that were on its head,
and the other horn which came up, before which three fell,
namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke pompous words,
whose appearance was greater than his fellows.


38 posted on 11/26/2008 3:28:44 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Sub-Driver

How many people saw the PBS Frontline story about Venezuela and Chavez? The particularly interesting part is the way Chavez plays his ministers as the bad guys all the time, in public ... It’s never his fault.

Watch — http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/hugochavez/view/

Obamunism is warmed over communism, following the Chavez model. Aha, you say, now you know why the liberals were all fawning over the thug Chavez for the last few years. Watch the video, and get back to me.


39 posted on 11/26/2008 3:29:49 PM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just another episode of PIMP MY PRESIDENCY.


40 posted on 11/26/2008 3:29:52 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

41 posted on 11/26/2008 3:30:48 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Brilliant

I am the walrus...goo goo g’joob.


42 posted on 11/26/2008 3:31:48 PM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: scory
If Hussein really does think of himself as some stellar figure destined to lead America into the light we are in real trouble.

He conned half of America into thinking that, otherwise they wouldn't have voted for him.

Not one week after the election my starry-eyed liberal sister was still trying to sell me on Obama. It's a psychosis, I tell you.

43 posted on 11/26/2008 3:33:36 PM PST by pray4liberty (Always vote for life!)
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To: CalvaryJohn

“Levin would have had this posers’ nuts on a platter.”

Hannity would have, too, at one time. I think the threat of the Fairness Doctrine has compromised his grit.

When Rush gets too gushy with the seminar callers, I go to my PC and listen to Tammy Bruce. She’s tougher than all of them, except maybe Levin.


44 posted on 11/26/2008 3:41:45 PM PST by MayflowerMadam (O to grace how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The guy is a freaking megalomaniac.
45 posted on 11/26/2008 3:42:16 PM PST by svcw (Great selection of Christmas gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver

“I am the way, the truth and the light. No one comes to the
Father but through me.” John 14 something.

Obamassiah needs a shrink.


46 posted on 11/26/2008 3:45:54 PM PST by tumblindice (Cough it up Barry, you know what ah'm talkin `bout)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama: 'Change comes . . . from me'

That is until the stinky stuff begins to fly then it is nothing to do with me at all.
47 posted on 11/26/2008 3:47:18 PM PST by monkeycard (There's no such thing as too much ammo.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Regardless of what we all think of Obama, the headline here is grammatically dishonest. The subject of the sentence was “vision” - the vision comes from Obama. “Change” was part of a prepositional phrase. He did not say what the title says he did - it’s a distortion.

I’m all about criticism and ridicule of the One (after all, see my tagline), but it needs to be based in truth.


48 posted on 11/26/2008 3:52:39 PM PST by xjcsa (And these three remain: change, hope and government. But the greatest of these is government.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Change comes from me”? More plagiarism, in this case a rip-off of John D. Rockefeller’s practice of handing out dimes to kids.


49 posted on 11/26/2008 3:52:52 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

I was fond of pennies for UNICEF myself....


50 posted on 11/26/2008 4:06:54 PM PST by combat_boots ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."Aldous Huxley)
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