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A Star Falls Over Chicago
Sultan Knish ^ | October 24, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 10/24/2012 5:09:43 AM PDT by expat1000

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1 posted on 10/24/2012 5:09:45 AM PDT by expat1000
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2 posted on 10/24/2012 5:10:55 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Spot on it seems.


3 posted on 10/24/2012 5:18:57 AM PDT by inkfarmer
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To: expat1000

wow. Brutal!!!


4 posted on 10/24/2012 5:19:01 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: expat1000

Ouch!

That will DEFINITELY leave a mark!

“If Obama were cannier than he seems, then he would embrace his own fakeness, becoming a self-constructed celebrity, glorifying in his own artificiality, until like Lady Gaga or Lana Del Rey and every third hip hop star with a pulse, his very fakeness would serve as proof of his inventiveness and his media savvy. Such an Obama would present a birth certificate showing that he was born in Kenya to challenge our notions of identity, admit to squandering all the country’s money for its own good and keep us entertained with his latest antics. It might not win him the election, but considering the example of Zoolander, it might, because then instead of being over, he would be a new escape all over again. “

Maybe Obama now needs to emulate Zaphod Beeblebrox from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

“Zaphod Beeblebrox is from the fifth planet of Betelgeuse.

He is a “semi-cousin” of Ford Prefect, with whom he “shares three of the same mothers”. Due to “an accident with a contraceptive and a time machine”, his direct ancestors from his father are also his direct descendants.

Zaphod has two heads, three arms and is “clever, imaginative, irresponsible, untrustworthy, extrovert, nothing you couldn’t have guessed”. He was also briefly President of the Galaxy. His responsibility in that position was to draw attention away from the true rulers of the universe. To that end, Zaphod and his outrageous behavior were highly successful. And he is the only man to have survived the Total Perspective Vortex (albeit in an electronically synthesized universe which was created especially for him). He used his position as President of the Galaxy to steal the Heart of Gold, a spaceship taking advantage of Infinite Improbability Drive, at its unveiling. He is also the inventor of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, and is the only person alive who can drink more than three in a single sitting. “

http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Zaphod_Beeblebrox


5 posted on 10/24/2012 5:24:31 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: expat1000
Increasingly they read like Cousin Larry phoning for bail money from Tijuana.

LOL! He has a gift for the vivid image!

6 posted on 10/24/2012 5:25:05 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Now a hit television series starring Judi Dench!)
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To: expat1000

B@tch slapping of the highest order.


7 posted on 10/24/2012 5:30:29 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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the country has left and what they leave behind is a star falling from the sky over Chicago

Either that or a big stinky, circling the bowl.

8 posted on 10/24/2012 5:34:39 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: expat1000
Voting for Obama was never the right choice objectively, but it was the right cultural choice, it was the trend, the impulse that everyone seemed to be following, the style that everyone was wearing and the book that everyone was reading. But trends like that don't last. How many people will have Lady Gaga songs in their players or Fifty Shades of Grey on their bookshelves ten years from now?


9 posted on 10/24/2012 5:35:58 AM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: expat1000
Instead of taking Americans away from everything, Obama took everything away from them...

Right down the ventilation shaft. Boom!


10 posted on 10/24/2012 5:37:25 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: expat1000

Excellent read!


11 posted on 10/24/2012 5:43:28 AM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: expat1000

Thanks for posting....a very gifted writer.


12 posted on 10/24/2012 5:45:41 AM PDT by CreviceTool ( Obama is standing above the country above - above the world, he is sort of a God = Evan Thomas)
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To: expat1000

Wow. That was pure pleasure to read, expat. Thank you!


13 posted on 10/24/2012 5:47:58 AM PDT by KGeorge
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Thanks very much, expat1000!

I love this column! Y’all will too!

His ginormous ego will NEVER recover from his upcoming defeat!

Our ultimate revenge for the drastic damage he’s inflicted on our Republic.

Be sure to drag everyone you know to the polls and keep praying.


14 posted on 10/24/2012 6:03:52 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: expat1000
EXCELLENT! Thanks for posting!

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15 posted on 10/24/2012 6:09:09 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: expat1000

At last we will be having REAL ADULTS who will come into the White House in order to clean it out.


16 posted on 10/24/2012 6:16:27 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: expat1000

Slam dunk.


17 posted on 10/24/2012 6:16:49 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: expat1000

THANK-YOU!


18 posted on 10/24/2012 6:19:22 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: onyx

I look forward to Mitt Romney winning two weeks from yesterday. Even the last debate showed a Mitt Romney who is READY.


19 posted on 10/24/2012 6:23:08 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: expat1000
The country doesn't hate him, but it is tired of him.

Mmm... I'd say a pretty large swath does, indeed, hate him, and with good reason.

20 posted on 10/24/2012 6:25:15 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: expat1000

For years and years, he has talked and said nothing of any import. All the talk, the endless speeches and addresses, the verbal and facial tics that indicated seriousness of purpose, have never led to one single thing. Not one problem solved, not one crisis resolved and not one plan laid out and completed in four years with something to show for it.

Right on!

Thanks for the post.


21 posted on 10/24/2012 6:30:47 AM PDT by credo 2
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To: expat1000
The one thing he knows how to do is be popular.

This is the most revealing line in the article. It really doesn't help anyone lead or know how to fix something. This reminds me of the judge sentencing the smart kid that went wrong when he says, "You had a lot of potential to do good but you wasted it". Obama wasted 4 years we can never get back.

22 posted on 10/24/2012 6:35:55 AM PDT by Harley (Those that don't engage in politics are destined to be governed by inferiors. -Plato)
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To: Condor51; Grampa Dave; stephenjohnbanker; GOPJ; sickoflibs; justiceseeker93; TADSLOS

Probably no one paid a bigger price for backing Obama than Oprah-—she was queen of talk, riding a huge wave of popularity, living in luxury, earning big BIG bucks when she very publicly backed 2008 Obama, holding fund-raisers at her posh Cali estate.

Her audiences were appalled-—not just at her backing Obama but that she did it so brazenly. Her TV ratings soon fell-—she lost her perch as daytime talk queen-—and is now struggling to maintain her failing cable slot-—which is eating up her dwindling fortune.

The story gets even more tawdry-—when she showed up at the WH-—Michele treated Oprah like a pariah and an interloper—barely giving her the time of day——refusing to go on Oprah’s talk show WRT healthy eating.

Not surprising Oprah is nowhere to be seen as Obama struggles in 2012.


23 posted on 10/24/2012 6:36:56 AM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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To: expat1000

WOW! Thanks for posting this—it is BRILLIANT! As they say, “the pen is mightier than the sword”, and Greenfield uses it to totally, completely, and utterly eviscerate Obama.


24 posted on 10/24/2012 6:39:16 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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RE :”Her audiences were appalled-—not just at her backing Obama but that she did it so brazenly. Her TV ratings soon fell-—she lost her perch as daytime talk queen-—and is now struggling to maintain her failing cable slot-—which is eating up her dwindling fortune.”

As I recall she had Obama on her show but did not invite Mccain on.
Although McCain did go on The View and it didn't help him any. I recall at the end Whoopie told Mccain that his SCOTUS picks would bring back slavery, neither appeared to of heard of the 14th Amendment that outlawed slavery constitutionally.

Painful to watch such brain dead talk. I actually know a regular viewer of the View who saw the show in person and she is very clueless, she likes Sex in the City too. She claims she didnt vote for O though.

25 posted on 10/24/2012 7:04:06 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: expat1000

Hilarious, It’s OVER!

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCsQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DLR0S50G4DqA&ei=KvaHULcwicT2BO33gdgH&usg=AFQjCNG1jMQidd6W5xHWCa5I0tvN9LZ-jw&sig2=KrQowEJHZM1GQx7IIL0OEw


26 posted on 10/24/2012 7:12:36 AM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: ConservativeDude; sickoflibs; Revolting cat!; neverdem; nuconvert; Liz; Fred Nerks; Scoutmaster
Obama is getting back to his roots of entertaining upper middle class college kids with his 'hipness'; both actual college kids and the overgrown middle aged variety that make up the professional class of the mediacracy who treat the rest of the country the way that they treated the natives on their Peace Corps assignments.

The Obama Campaign was never serious, but it once aspired to an Oprah level of seriousness, to the dignity of the self-help sections where trite observations are recited with great solemnity so that they sound like they must mean more than they do.

An amazing - and funny - read by Daniel Greenfield ...

27 posted on 10/24/2012 7:13:41 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama on Benghazi - - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE-aorbApBw&feature=plcp)
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To: Biggirl

Oh yes, me too!

Keep praying.

I truly hope and pray, this election doesn’t come down to Ohio.

I’m praying Romney wins without Ohio, but also wins Ohio!


28 posted on 10/24/2012 7:14:10 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: expat1000

I can not think of an adjective great enough to describe how much I enjoy reading these posts. The Sultan is spot on, as always.


29 posted on 10/24/2012 7:15:23 AM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: onyx

Something to ponder.

I think obama is going to lose...it might even be big. The goal is and will remain his defeat.

Now...that said.

The opposition to him is truly profound and deep. It might not be enough to oust him. But if he wins, it is going to be very close and it’s not like the opposition is just going to go away.

He will be the lamest lame duck in American history if he wins. He is DONE as President of this great country, even if he manages to eke out a small and very lame victory.

I understand that he needs to be gone. but in a very real sense, he has been defeated. And there is 0% chance that Biden or any other democrat will follow.

Again, the goal is defeat for sure. But he’s done as President regardless.


30 posted on 10/24/2012 7:20:34 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: CreviceTool; All

You are welcome, everyone.

I’m glad you enjoyed it - I sure did as well!


31 posted on 10/24/2012 7:22:31 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000
Obama's seriously intent tone, the one that signals you to pay attention, no longer works on even the faithful. Like Pavlov's dogs, they have stopped coming once they realized that just because the bell rings doesn't mean that dinner or a functional economy will be served.

He promised a chicken in every pot but people have begun to realize they actually elected a chicken who likes pot.

32 posted on 10/24/2012 7:28:13 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: expat1000

Stick a fork in him...The Bro must go.


33 posted on 10/24/2012 7:29:28 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: KittenClaws
I can not think of an adjective great enough to describe how much I enjoy reading these posts. The Sultan is spot on, as always.

I ran out of superlatives for Greenfield's essays long ago, KC, but I appreciate your comment and reassurance that others feel the same way. And, no, in case anyone is still wondering, I am not him - just a fan.

34 posted on 10/24/2012 7:31:35 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Great post - could you add me to your ping list? Thanks.


35 posted on 10/24/2012 7:34:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama on Benghazi - - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE-aorbApBw&feature=plcp)
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To: Liz

Hopefully, all of the formerly beautiful, rich, and famous lefties will suffer the same fate as Oprah has.


36 posted on 10/24/2012 7:59:16 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: expat1000
a politician whose only skill is popularity had better avoid taking responsibility for anything that might make him unpopular.

During his first time as Washington DC Mayor, Marion Berry was asked if he was afraid that Jesse Jackson would run for his job. Berry's reply was "Jesse don't want to run nothing but his mouth."

That pithy comment summed up Jesse Jackson perfectly. Jesse Jackson wanted camera time, not to be held responsible for picking up the trash, and fixing pot holes. In what may be the first kind thing I have ever said about the man, Jesse Jackson was shrewd enough to know his limitations, and made darn sure that he didn't get elected to a job he would be terrible at.

BO, on the other hand, didn't believe that he had any limitations. Although he may be beginning to suspect.

37 posted on 10/24/2012 7:59:34 AM PDT by Pilsner
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>> Great post - could you add me to your ping list? Thanks.

Happy to - welcome to the ping list.


38 posted on 10/24/2012 8:00:14 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000
...that's what Obama is now ...... a flat line in search of its trend.

This pretty much distills Obama down to his essence.

39 posted on 10/24/2012 8:02:00 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: expat1000; C. Edmund Wright; Liz; wayoverontheright

Hopefully, all of the famous who backed the Criminal Obozo will go down with him next month.

This is an excellent article describing what is happening to the libs and Obozo:

The Wave That Breaks The Liberal Bubble
The American Thinker ^ | 10-24-2012 | C. Edmund Wright

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:56:19 AM by wayoverontheright

Can you feel it?

The wave, that is. I speak of one that will wash away far more than just a failed presidency. This wave will have the torque to rock the entire liberal bubble — the political/media/crony bubble — leaving it forever exposed. Ironically, those inside this bubble will be the last to know — which is precisely why it will happen. Those who would rule over us, and insult us with outrage over Big Bird, academic debate-scoring, “binders” memes, and specious jobs statistics know nothing about us. This includes those inside the bubble who purport to represent our views.

But we know them well. For the record, “we” refers to the quarter of the country that never bought into the fraudulent vapor of Obama

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/10/the_wave_that_breaks_the_liberal_bubble.html#ixzz2ACzJwCCb


40 posted on 10/24/2012 8:06:44 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: expat1000

Please put me on this ping list!


41 posted on 10/24/2012 8:10:12 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: MissMagnolia

Eau de Skunk
Black and white and stinks all over.


42 posted on 10/24/2012 8:14:10 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Grampa Dave
Please put me on this ping list!

You got it, Gramps. :-). Welcome to the Sultan Knish ping list.

43 posted on 10/24/2012 8:14:28 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: MestaMachine
... and stinks all over.

BO .... how appropriate.

44 posted on 10/24/2012 8:20:38 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Liz
Increasingly they read like Cousin Larry phoning for bail money from Tijuana.

LOL! As for Oprah, she had it comin' after falsely tainting Texas beef. Karma is a bee-otch. Super Soul Sunday that.

45 posted on 10/24/2012 8:29:57 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: Liz

Obama played Oprah - sadly she went along with it...


46 posted on 10/24/2012 9:38:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama on Benghazi - - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE-aorbApBw&feature=plcp)
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To: workerbee

Hate takes way to much energy for this guy


47 posted on 10/24/2012 10:47:18 AM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: onyx; expat1000

Great writing!


48 posted on 10/24/2012 11:08:57 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: Liz; Condor51; Grampa Dave; stephenjohnbanker; GOPJ; sickoflibs; justiceseeker93

” Probably no one paid a bigger price for backing Obama than Oprah-—she was queen of talk, riding a huge wave of popularity, living in luxury, earning big BIG bucks when she very publicly backed 2008 Obama, holding fund-raisers at her posh Cali estate.

Her audiences were appalled-—not just at her backing Obama but that she did it so brazenly. Her TV ratings soon fell-—she lost her perch as daytime talk queen-—and is now struggling to maintain her failing cable slot-—which is eating up her dwindling fortune.”

It sure is!


49 posted on 10/24/2012 11:11:39 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: expat1000

OH
MY
GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some one get this to Romney headquarters FAST!!!!!!!!

It needs to be Romney’s election eve final speach (or at least Ryans)

And billed as EPIC before hand


50 posted on 10/24/2012 11:15:47 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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