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President of the Future: Unfortunately the rest of us have to live in Obama’s present
The National Review ^ | September 29, 2012 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 09/29/2012 2:24:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Edited on 09/29/2012 9:35:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

One of the reasons why Barack Obama is regarded as the greatest orator of our age is that he’s always banging on about some other age yet to come — e.g., the Future! A future of whose contours he is remarkably certain and boundlessly confident: The future will belong to nations that invest in education because the children are our future, but the future will not belong to nations that do not invest in green-energy projects because solar-powered prompters are our future, and most of all the future will belong to people who look back at the Obama era and marvel that there was a courageous far-sighted man willing to take on the tough task of slowing the rise of the oceans because the future will belong to people on viable land masses. This futuristic shtick is a cheap’n’cheesy rhetorical device (I speak as the author of a book called “After America,” whose title is less futuristic than you might think) but it seems to play well with the impressionable Obammysoxers of the press corps.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; economy; employment; islam; muslims; obama; unemployment; unitednations

1 posted on 09/29/2012 2:24:23 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great Article. He hits on the head.


2 posted on 09/29/2012 2:40:20 AM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Excellent article! Mark Steyn gets it.


3 posted on 09/29/2012 2:43:02 AM PDT by ChowChowFace
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4 posted on 09/29/2012 2:58:52 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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5 posted on 09/29/2012 3:03:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The future will remember him as that jerk-off who ruined the medical profession and led the charge in making 5 generations debt slaves.

Unless he wins a second term...then things are going to take a turn for the worse.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 3:13:08 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny ("Allah" isn't a god. It's a mental disorder.)
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To: JoeProBono

I really hate that parrot gif. It sums PC up in one pic.


7 posted on 09/29/2012 3:22:17 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Psycho_Bunny

The future will remember him because he is a mulatto.

There is nothing else to note; no accomplishments, and they’ll paint his entire failed tenure as the work of George W. Bush.


8 posted on 09/29/2012 3:30:20 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

welcome to the third world country that Obama built


9 posted on 09/29/2012 4:25:09 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But one thing we can say for certain is that the future will not belong to broke losers. You’re the brokest guy in the room, you’re the president of Brokistan. You’ve got to pay back $16 trillion just to get back to having nothing, nada, zip. Who the hell are you to tell us who the future’s going to belong to?

The relevant passage...

10 posted on 09/29/2012 4:54:49 AM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hope Mark subs for Rush once before the election, because it's the only way more than a dozen people will learn of this. Rush sure hasn't mentioned it.

Even more extraordinary, on September 14, fewer than two-dozen inbred, illiterate goatherds pulled off the biggest single destruction of U.S. airpower since the Tet Offensive in 1968, breaking into Camp Bastion (an unfortunate choice of name) in Afghanistan, killing Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Raible, and blowing up a squadron’s worth of Harriers.

11 posted on 09/29/2012 6:05:23 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump


12 posted on 09/29/2012 6:08:40 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 9/29/12, 38/114 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (11/6/12, 1/21/13))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess the thing that galls me the most is when he said that under his presidency the oceans would stop their rise!

Good grief! His worshipers cheered and he basked in their love.

Made me sick to my stomach!


13 posted on 09/29/2012 6:21:16 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

One cannot expect more thought process from a whole segment of American society who place more value in their FREE OBAMA PHONES than they do in their sexual liasons.

Otherwise—how would Maury Povich have his show for years? Some of those teen age girls were on that show 12 times in 5 years trying to find their “baby daddy”!!!!

Who sits outside a shoe store, sleeping on the sidewalk for days, waiting for a new pair of $200 sneakers? Blacks who have a stronger connection to welfare & Section 8 housing than the working segments of the USA population. Who mobs a store at midnight when 60” TV’s are on sale? Welfare recipients. The rest of us are working. The rest of us are paying our OWN bills! The rest of us pay for our own kids school LUNCHES! We pay for our OWN legal fees!!

When you are totally raised in a multigeneration system of handouts of all kinds, you can never learn self-reliance, self-respect, or self-determination.....

LBJ started this nurturing of such a segment of our population, but Obama is finding ways to certainly put the frosting on it all, openly placing a higher value on those with darker skin color than those who produce the food & housing that those on welfare use in abundance.

We need to boot Obama out, but we also need to re-qualify every single person who is living off the public trough, black or white or Hispanic. The fraud is rampant, and whites are doing their share of the damage to the public trough debt, also, learning how to scam from the examples of scammers they have had to witness for over 50 years.

None of them have a conscience. They think it is all ‘owed’ to them. They will continue to vote for “The GREAT PROVIDER”—Barack Hussein Obama—because they think he is their year round, lifetime Santa Claus.

This country needs a RESET button.


14 posted on 09/29/2012 7:20:57 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles
Yes I agree. Blacks have been mistreated over the years but equally bad is the narrative that some of them have been fed.

Too many of them have been told that they don't have a chance to make anything of themselves so the government handout is what they expect.

Wonder how they think Condi Rice and others like her have made a success of themselves?

I would have thought a black president would inspire them to try to get out of the ditch but all it has done is get more goodies from Uncle Gov. I hope I am wrong about that.

15 posted on 09/29/2012 12:15:45 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; JLS

Bump & a Steyn Ping!


16 posted on 09/29/2012 8:57:21 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Chinese Politburo get it, Czar Putin in the Kremlin gets it, and even the nutters doing the “Death to the Great Satan!” dance on the streets of Cairo and Lahore get it. On November 6, we will find out whether the American people do.

A half century of Godless government schooling has taken its toll on the literacy of two generations of American voters. God, please save us from ourselves.

17 posted on 09/30/2012 5:39:54 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping. Sorry it is late, computer issues this weekend.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping neverdem;


18 posted on 10/01/2012 11:52:24 AM PDT by JLS
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mark hit this one out of the ball park!


19 posted on 10/01/2012 3:01:37 PM PDT by Gritty (The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam - Obama at UN, 09/25/2012)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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Only a little off topic

20 posted on 10/01/2012 4:21:26 PM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Most Promising Columbia Grad of 1983, Most Promising Community Organizer of 1988, Most Promising Fake Memoirist of 1995, Most Promising Presidential Candidate of 2008

Most Promising Nobel Peace Prize Winner of 2008

21 posted on 10/02/2012 3:35:53 PM PDT by lwd
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