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Obama: Iím being vilified just like MLK, Jr.
Legal Insurrection ^ | August 13, 2011 | William Jacobson

Posted on 08/13/2011 9:19:44 AM PDT by bkopto

At a fundraiser in New York, Obama likened his efforts to reform government to those of Andrew Cuomo, but then Obama also compared what he was going through to the trials and tribulations of Martin Luther King, Jr. (via Sam Foster):

Before leaving, Obama likened himself to one more figure. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I think that we forget when he was alive there was nobody who was more vilified, nobody who was more controversial, nobody who was more despairing at times,” he said.

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KEYWORDS: bho44; delusionsofgrandeur; itsallaboutme; martinlutherking; messiah; mlk; racecard; victimhood
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Truly a man-child. Obama is his own worst enemy. In his blinkered world, his ideology stubbornly trumps reality, and all adverse consequences result.

Obama is flummoxed by all that is going wrong, nationally, financially, politically, and internationally. Things going south never happened before (in his affirmative action bubble), so why is it all happening now?

The whole world would be better off if he just fetching Bill Clinton's coffee.

1 posted on 08/13/2011 9:19:49 AM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

MLK was vilified by a jail and eventually a bullet. Obama has it easy because of MLK. Unfortunately, he’s using his opportunity to destroy the country.


2 posted on 08/13/2011 9:22:11 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: bkopto

Now he’s smearing MLK. He’s more like Malcom X (his daddy).


3 posted on 08/13/2011 9:22:11 AM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: bkopto

MLK was a Republican and Loved America. He would be against BO


4 posted on 08/13/2011 9:22:14 AM PDT by Exton1
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To: bkopto
Vilified? Excuse me, but the news this week is touting yet another memorial built for MLK. He has more schools and streets named after him than all the founding fathers and other historical figures put together.
5 posted on 08/13/2011 9:22:44 AM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after '12 - Told you so.)
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To: bkopto

LMAO- we here at FR really don’t realize what we have...obozo is Abe Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and MLK all rolled into one- just ask him or his supporters and they’ll tell you...


6 posted on 08/13/2011 9:22:44 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: bkopto
Vilified? Excuse me, but the news this week is touting yet another memorial built for MLK. He has more schools and streets named after him than all the founding fathers and other historical figures put together.
7 posted on 08/13/2011 9:22:44 AM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after '12 - Told you so.)
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To: bkopto

Zero playing the race card...


8 posted on 08/13/2011 9:23:41 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: bkopto
Obama: I’m being vilified just like MLK, Jr.

What utter conceit...

9 posted on 08/13/2011 9:23:47 AM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: Republic of Texas

You know, when they see that barry is unable to destroy this country enough, I could see his handlers (Soros, et al.) offing barry in order to ignite a race war in this country. If the flash mobs don’t do it.


10 posted on 08/13/2011 9:24:25 AM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: bkopto

This guy’s narcissism is positively scary. He has lived in such an insulated world his whole life. He’s had the same Marxist world view his entire adult life and had NEVER held a job where he was accountable for any results. He’s never had to accept blame for anything, and at this point he NEVER will. God help us if this guy is re-elected.


11 posted on 08/13/2011 9:24:58 AM PDT by rockvillem
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To: bkopto

Poor baby.


12 posted on 08/13/2011 9:24:58 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: bkopto

It is official. Barry is certifiable.


13 posted on 08/13/2011 9:25:01 AM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: bkopto

MLK Jr. and MLK Sr. were both Republicans.


14 posted on 08/13/2011 9:25:05 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: bkopto

Although MLK was no saint, he stood head and shoulders above Obama as a real leader for ALL Americans.

No comparison between the two. For Obama to now pull the race card is beneath contempt. And hardly “presidential”.


15 posted on 08/13/2011 9:25:17 AM PDT by Tigerized
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To: bkopto

I am surprised he set his sights so low.

I was SURE he was going to say something like:

“I am being persecuted much like the way they persecuted Jesus.”

Narcissistic little twerp.


16 posted on 08/13/2011 9:25:54 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: bkopto

Every single time I think this monumental retard couldn’t possibly say anything dumber, he hits one out of the park.


17 posted on 08/13/2011 9:26:18 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: bkopto
he still compares himself to the greats of history.

He is a legend in his own mind. He has the libtard "just don't get it" mentality. He doesn't get it that his libtard ideas suck.

18 posted on 08/13/2011 9:26:27 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: bkopto

Obama, in case there was any question, is the most insane person ever to seize the Presidency.


19 posted on 08/13/2011 9:26:55 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: bkopto

Barack, don’t sully the name of a great American by associating your attempts to destroy this country, with the trials MLK went through.

YOU are in the White House and have mistaken whining for leading!


20 posted on 08/13/2011 9:27:15 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: bkopto

the guy went to elite private schools his whole life and has never put in a hard day of work during that span and, yet, always plays the victim. This, of course, is due to major insecurities that comes from being 50 years old and having never done anything on your own except vote “present” all your life.


21 posted on 08/13/2011 9:27:15 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: bkopto

SOS!

Alinsky/CP, Etc. Rules... All BS to the advantage of....(guess)


22 posted on 08/13/2011 9:28:43 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: bkopto

Mark Levin has it right. Since he can’t run on his record, he’s running as an outsider. When the race gets in full swing, the negative smear campaigns against his opponents will begin.


23 posted on 08/13/2011 9:28:55 AM PDT by Master of Orion
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To: bkopto

Obambi isn’t good enough to shine MLK Jr.’s shoes. MLK Jr. was a Republican and an American. He would not approve of Obambi.


24 posted on 08/13/2011 9:28:59 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: bkopto

whatta joke!


25 posted on 08/13/2011 9:29:03 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: bgill

“Vilified? Excuse me, but the news this week is touting yet another memorial built for MLK”

Hussein is just ticked that memorial is not all about Hiskingship. You do know He “WON”


26 posted on 08/13/2011 9:29:13 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: bkopto

Obama has zero connection to Martin Luther King.
What a shameless liar. Obama has nothing to do with the African American experience of slavery and discrimination. His black father was from Kenya, spent three years in America then returned to Kenya. Obama’s black side is imported from Kenya. His white side does have roots in America and goes back some generations.


27 posted on 08/13/2011 9:29:34 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT -- works better if you're already smart)
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To: bkopto
I can't wait for him to compare himself to Jesus Christ.

Oh, wait. I meant Muhammad.

28 posted on 08/13/2011 9:31:03 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Regulation is government control of capital, and government control of capital is socialism.)
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To: sargon

Exactly what sacrifices has this man made on behalf of his cause.

Aside from both of them being good speakers, tell me something that Obama has done.

And when it comes to speaking, tell me more than “hope and change.”. MLK could write a great speech because he knew what he was talking about. He could deliver it without reading off a prompter. And really, in thirty years are you going to get chills listening to any of Obama’s speeches?

The only thing these guys have in common is half a race.


29 posted on 08/13/2011 9:31:56 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (George Lopez is the black hole of funny. Nothing funny can escape his suck.)
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To: bkopto

Obama and King have a lot in common.

Love of America’s enemies and socialism for starters.

I can just hear FR’s “But MLK was really conservative” gang already...does anyone bother to read what he actually said and did

or wonder why Buckley, Magnus and Goldwater loathed him

or Ho adored him?


30 posted on 08/13/2011 9:32:41 AM PDT by wardaddy (I have taken down General Polks Southern Cross and put up St George..God Save Brittania..)
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To: bkopto

Martin Luther King?

Try Rodney King.


31 posted on 08/13/2011 9:33:26 AM PDT by noblejones (Obama rules!)
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To: God luvs America

You read my mind!


32 posted on 08/13/2011 9:33:48 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: bkopto

Delusions of grandeur! Not long ago he was comparing himself to Reagan and running around with a white cowboy hat.

He’s a great example of someone always being told how great they are despite modest accomplishments.

Reality has got to be a real pail of ice water in his face.


33 posted on 08/13/2011 9:34:07 AM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: bkopto

my wife says obama will come to Christ.

that’s the only hope and change obama has.


34 posted on 08/13/2011 9:34:33 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: bkopto
Obama was a 6 year old foreign schoolboy when MLK was killed. He probably never even heard of him until the assassination, if then. Obama is only reciting racist rants about MLK. He probably heard most of them from his racist minister.

I was in college at the time. MLK was treated as a hero, not a villain, except maybe by members of the Democrat party.

35 posted on 08/13/2011 9:34:33 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: bkopto

Obama was all of 6 or 7 when MLK was murdered. And just where was Obama living the first 6-7 years of his life?


36 posted on 08/13/2011 9:34:51 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: bkopto

Obama comparing himself to MLK is no big deal.

The left hath already anointed him Messiah, and Newsweek calls him god. Obama hath already proclaimed that his anointment marked “the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”

That the Anointed One would deign to liken himself to a mere mortal is evidence of his “profound humility, and knowledge of [his] own limitations” while he dwells among us in the White House.


37 posted on 08/13/2011 9:34:57 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: bkopto

I don’t recall MLK ever whining like a spoiled teenager when the DEMOCRAT Party led by Robert KENNEDY heading the Justice Department harassed him, threw him in jail, and tried to play games like setting him up with a prostitute.

Obama whines if someone says they don’t agree with him.

Obama, you fail the content of character test.


38 posted on 08/13/2011 9:35:35 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: bgill

(Old news) NJ school named for Obama to close:

http://www.thegrio.com/politics/nj-elementary-school-named-for-obama-will-close.php

List of places named for Obama (more than you might think):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_named_after_Barack_Obama

My favorite, and I quote:

“Kenya - Senator Obama Primary School and Senator Obama Secondary School, both in Nyang’oma Kogelo, birthplace of President Obama’s father.[citation needed]”

Have to laugh at “citation needed”


39 posted on 08/13/2011 9:36:14 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: bkopto

bozo doesnt really need to pander to the black vote....he will still retain a vast majority of it in 2012, regardless of the destructive policies he foments towards blacks, et al

just more bozo sob-assing

ignore him, and/or laugh at him.....that is a nightmare for a narcissist


40 posted on 08/13/2011 9:38:19 AM PDT by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: bkopto
A short collection of Regime Media magazine covers (Time. Newsweek, etc.) propagandizing the head of their party as a saint.


41 posted on 08/13/2011 9:39:06 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Exton1

The problem with Obama is that he can’t show who he really is to Americans because he’s a commie. He’ll never be a true leader. In a few years, he has tried to glom onto the Kennedy’s and Camelot, mimmicked Lincoln in his inaugural trip to Washington by train, making the same stops, had the audacity to use Reagan’s name and now MLK. I’m surprised it took him so long to latch onto MLK being the racist and race baiter that he is. He tries to attach himself to great men because he is a shell of a man and hollow. There is nothing there.


42 posted on 08/13/2011 9:39:11 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: bkopto
A short collection of Regime Media magazine covers (Time. Newsweek, etc.) propagandizing the head of their party as a saint.


43 posted on 08/13/2011 9:39:11 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: bkopto

If you type in a search for “Obama compares himself to”, you get quite a long list. Reagan, JFK, FDR, Lincoln, etc.


44 posted on 08/13/2011 9:41:33 AM PDT by DejaJude (Obama - in over his head and above his pay grade.)
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To: bkopto

BHOSHRINK


45 posted on 08/13/2011 9:42:58 AM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: Skepolitic

It’s still hard for me to believe he said that about himeslf!!! What a NARCISSISTIC ASS!!


46 posted on 08/13/2011 9:43:42 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: bkopto
Obama: I’m being vilified just like MLK, Jr.

....sigh...

47 posted on 08/13/2011 9:44:01 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: bkopto
I’m being vilified just like MLK, Jr

You are being vilified just like someone who rams society changing through congress without a national debate or even reading the details,
or like one who has no accomplishments, a clandestine past and produced only forged electronic birth documents,
or like one who has spent more in two years than any other administration could fathom in eight and all with no positive effect on the economy,
or like one who calls patriots terrorists,
or like one who destroys the use and production of energy,
or like one who uses the unconstitutional power of the federal government to close down Chrysler dealerships and destroy the wealth of business owners that contribute to your political opponents,
or like one who has destroyed private sector jobs but created temporary "green Jobs" at a cost of $2,000,000 each,
or like an petulant child that criticizes the courts when things don't go your way and the Constitution still has some force of law,
or like one who bows to foreign dignitaries of countries known to support terrorism,
or like one that creates a cadre of czars without accountability or oversight of the American people... and I'm just getting started.

But maybe we should just vilify you as a bastard three times over and Chicago thug tutored by Bill Ayers, discipled by Jeremiah Wright and a golf in your face elitist.

MLK is remembered for a righteous stance against the second class treatment of black sons of slaves, Barry Sotero will be remembered for his unrighteous stance to make others second class and enslave their children.

48 posted on 08/13/2011 9:44:03 AM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: bkopto

Good Grief. Obama, you are a big nothing.


49 posted on 08/13/2011 9:44:21 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: bkopto
William A. Jacobson quotes James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal in this article. Here is Taranto's observation in full context of Obama's speech in 2008. I think it pretty much sums up the narcissism.
Oobamalmaboombom is in italics.

You've heard it before, but it's worth repeating as a reminder of just how puffed-up Barack Obama got back in 2008:

I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. This was the moment--this was the time--when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals.

"The moment" wasn't Obama's election. It wasn't even his nomination. It was merely the "moment" when, by dint of finishing a close second in the New Mexico and South Dakota primaries, he had clinched enough delegates to make his lead over Hillary Clinton impossible for her to surmount. Oh, and he preceded this by declaring: "I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations." We sometimes say "I pride myself on my humility," but in our case the irony is witting

JAMES TARANTO

50 posted on 08/13/2011 9:46:36 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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