Skip to comments.Obama Hasn't Been Divisive? You Can't Be Serious
Posted on 08/21/2012 6:11:08 AM PDT by Kaslin
I was on Sean Hannity's show the other night, and the question was whether Obama's statement denying his divisiveness is defensible. It's not.
Obama said, "I don't think you or anybody who's been watching the campaign would say that in any way we have tried to divide the country. We've always tried to bring the country together."
If this weren't such a serious subject, his statement would be laughable. Let's just say it's ludicrous -- and disingenuous.
A Gallup poll showed that at the end of Obama's second year in office, 81 percent of Democrats approved, while 13 percent of Republicans did. This represents a 68 percent gap, the widest of any president in his second year since such polls have been conducted.
Obama has intermittently talked a good game about bringing us together. Indeed, much of his 2008 campaign pitch was centered on his promise to be a post-partisan, post-racial president who would usher in a new kind of politics. But his performance in office in this regard can at best be described as cynical.
It's one thing to earnestly try but fail to bring the two sides together. Though Democrats will deny it, that was the case with George W. Bush. On many issues, Bush didn't say, "It's my way or the highway." He poured more federal money into education than even any Democrat had ever done.
With Obama, it's always, "I want us to sit down and work on this." But as soon as a Republican tries to offer his input, he says, "I'm the president" or "You can't count the time I speak against the Democrats' allotted time in this bipartisan health care summit because, ahem, I'm the president" or "I don't want you to do a lot of talking."
Obama hasn't been divisive just because his policies are so unpopular, though that's a large part of it. He has intentionally engaged in identity politics, trying to pit groups of people against each other on the basis of race, gender, religion, economic earnings and sexual orientation. He has pitted labor against management, creating an adversarial and litigious climate. He has demonized private jet owners, domestic energy producers (oil, natural gas, coal and nuclear energy), corporations, the Chamber of Commerce, businesses, executives, financial institutions, insurance companies, doctors, tea partiers, small town inhabitants (bitter-clingers), immigration enforcement advocates and the so-called 1 percenters.
Indeed, there is not enough space in a column to chronicle all of Obama's polarizing conduct even as an abridged list, but let me give you a flavor of it. In addition to the foregoing, he and his team:
--Called American businesses soft and lazy and said they'd lost their ambition; they didn't build that; they need to up their game.
--Baselessly accused the Chamber of Commerce of accepting foreign contributions and said it had the burden of proving it did not.
--Said Mitt Romney, in effect, killed a lady who lost her insurance.
--Say the "wealthy" aren't paying their fair share.
--Stepped on the conscience protections of people of faith and attacked a Lutheran school's right to hire and fire on religious grounds.
--Use "gay rights" as a wedge issue and depict opponents of same-sex marriage as bigots.
--Manufactured a phony GOP "War on Women."
--Say Republicans want dirty air and dirty water and rejoice when people lose their insurance coverage, that they want a smaller America and don't believe in rebuilding roads and bridges, that they are hostage takers and Slurpee sippers. He says they created this mess, and they should sit in the backseat of the car. We'll have hand-to-hand combat with them on Capitol Hill, and if they bring a knife, we'll bring a gun.
--Crammed Obamacare down the throats of a strongly opposed majority.
--Continue to scare seniors, the "middle class" and the "poor" into believing Republicans want to destroy Medicare.
--Publicly ridiculed and demonized the Supreme Court on multiple occasions.
--Disparaged hedge fund managers as "playing with other people's money."
--Vilified immigration enforcement advocates as racists.
--Waged a war against states on immigration and voter ID laws.
--Worked against military ballots.
--Lawlessly rewrote loans in the GM and Chrysler restructurings to favor unions and cheat secured creditors; and in Solyndra, to subordinate taxpayers to private investors.
--Exploited race and minority relations for political purposes and for ideological reasons, including Eric Holder calling the nation cowards on race, racializing voter intimidation laws and saying the GOP was after him on Fast and Furious because he, like Obama, is an African American; appealing to Hispanics and blacks to vote as a bloc for Democrats because Democrats are their friends and Republicans their enemies; and accusing the GOP of supporting voter ID laws to suppress the minority vote and immigration laws for racial reasons.
Really????? “O” must think that America is a nation of functional illiterates who are also deaf mutes...
Found this mentioned in the comments section. Worth looking at. He is a Chicago thug.
The following puts Barack Obama into perspective:
Profile of the Sociopath
This website summarizes some of the common features of descriptions of the behavior of sociopaths (http://www.mcafee.cc/Bin/sb.html).
Glibness and Superficial Charm
Manipulative and Conning
They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.
Grandiose Sense of Self
Feels entitled to certain things as “their right.”
Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.
Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.
When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.
Incapacity for Love
Need for Stimulation
Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common.
Callousness/Lack of Empathy
Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others’ feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.
Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.
Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency
Usually has a history of behavioral and academic difficulties, yet “gets by” by conning others. Problems in making and keeping friends; aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc.
Not concerned about wrecking others’ lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.
Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity
Promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts.
Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle
Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.
Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily.
Other Related Qualities:
Contemptuous of those who seek to understand them
Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them
Only rarely in difficulty with the law, but seeks out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be tolerated, condoned, or admired
Goal of enslavement of their victim(s)
Exercises despotic control over every aspect of the victim’s life
Has an emotional need to justify their crimes and therefore needs their victim’s affirmation (respect, gratitude and love)
Ultimate goal is the creation of a willing victim
Incapable of real human attachment to another
Unable to feel remorse or guilt
Extreme narcissism and grandiose
May state readily that their goal is to rule the world
(The above traits are based on the psychopathy checklists of H. Cleckley and R. Hare.)
As one person points out in the comments of the youtube video below, that is a classic example of minority voter disenfranchisment.
Next time the Dems complain about that, tell them O only got to the presidency by totally removing every other black from the ballots, for his half-white butt, in a very dishonorable manner.
And then he removed his Republican opposition by opening his divorce records and spreading them all over the paper.
I don’t have a problem with a rough and tough president. But don’t tell me he’s a nice guy. Because he’s not.
Accurate post until you blame Obama for opening Ryan’s sealed divorce settlement. It wasn’t Obama that forced those records open. It was his media enablers at the Chicago Tribune and ABC along with a corrupt LA judge.
Keep in mind that this is the same media that cannot lift a finger to look into Obama’s past. The records had been sealed by mutual request and, given the bitterness of the divorce on both sides, it was reasonable to do so. But, the blame doesn’t just stop there.
The IL GOP is part of the Combine - a group of insiders with their face in the public trough - and Judy Baar Topinka not only didn’t stand by Ryan, she buried the race with Alan Keyes.
All of these are undeniable facts
Uncanny, isn’t it? I’ve thought this for a long time, but amazingly, it’s not been aired very much.
...”It was his media enablers at the Chicago Tribune”....
David Axelrod.....worked for the Chicago Tribune. Coincidence? I think not....
Our local radio station plays a clip of 0bama saying “Nobody disputes that”.
You’ll find that, given the proper lens to look through to see clearly, that the left, doing the bidding of their ideological father, will take anything that is good and twist it around for evil, and calls good evil and evil good.
Charity becomes entitlement enslavement.
Righteous behavior and following God’s law is condemned.
Mention of Christ is not allowed.
Denial of self is considered inferior to self-fulfillment.
Abominations are celebrated.
Divisive? Obama? say it isn’t so. The most divisive President the U.S. has ever had the misfortune to elect. Rich Vs poor,
Black Vs white, capitalism Vs socialism, Producers Vs non producers, business Vs government, Solvency Vs Debt, Republicans Vs Women, Small Gov. Vs Big government and on and on. And he says he is not divisive and he won’t be when we get rid of him. Obama is not fit to Govern, he has no clue except for his own narrow vision of his ideology.
So do a lot of Republicans, if the past 24 hours is any indication.
Jim Quinn’s fill-in host this morning played a long montage of all of Obama’s “I’m a uniter” rhetoric from 2008. Really made your blood boil to hear that again when he has governed as the polar opposite.
I have to include Obama with his “media enablers”. They are all part of the whole.
I will go along with the Republicans being as corrupt. That is what the TEA party rose in opposition to, and why the Republican establishment in actuality hates and despises the TEA party - Palin, Paul, Cain, and all those who really stand for change.
For all their talk (Rove, Bush, Romney, McCain, etc) they DONT want things to really change. They want the money to keep flowing from the tax payers, just into THEIR projects. I call them Gravy Train Republicans, as opposed to the Tea Party Express.