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Slate to Obama: Enough about you, already
Hotair ^ | 12/22/2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 12/22/2012 7:09:17 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Barack Obama flew to Hawaii this week after fiscal-cliff negotiations stalled, in part for a Christmas vacation, and in part to attend the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye. Obama offered a eulogy for Inouye, which usually means offering insights into the deceased’s life and character. Instead, as is Obama’s wont, he talked more about himself than the man whose life was supposed to be the center of attention.

Even Slate noticed the problem, and blasted Obama for his narcissistic streak:

Someone needs to tell Barack Obama—it must get particularly confusing this time of year—that his own birth is not Year One, the date around which all other events are understood. His much-noted, self-referential tic was on cringe-worthy display Friday when the president gave his eulogy for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, who served in Congress for half a century representing Obama’s birth state of Hawaii.

Inouye was a Japanese-American war hero (he lost an arm in World War II, destroying his dream of becoming a surgeon), and as a senator he served on the Watergate committee, helped rewrite our intelligence charter after scandals, and was chairman of the Senate committee that investigated the Iran-Contra affair. It’s the kind of material any eulogist could use to give a moving sense of the man and his accomplishment. But President Barack Obama’s remarks at Inouye’s funeral service were a bizarre twirl around his own personal Kodak carousel.

This comes as no surprise to readers of Hot Air; it was a recurring theme in the Obamateurism series. For that matter, so is Obama’s odd concept of math:

Obama likes to see events through the lens of his own life’s chronology. Thus we learn that Inouye was elected to the Senate when Obama was 2 years old.

Er, that’s not true. Obama was born in August 1961, and Inouye won election to the Senate in November 1962, taking office in January 1963. Obama wasn’t two years old, not even when rounding the numbers; he was one year old when Inouye won his Senate election. (At least this isn’t as bad as Obama’s Selma math.)

Emily Yoffe continues:

Obama acknowledges that as a young person he was unaware of politics, and thus Inouye. But then something important happened that made young Obama pay attention to the first man to be elected to Congress from Hawaii after it joined the union. When Obama was 11 years old he went on vacation with his family, and those paying their respects to Inouye got to hear a long description of this amazing trip, from Seattle to Kansas, from Disneyland to Yellowstone. They heard of the young Obama’s happiness whenever the motel had a pool or an ice machine. And finally, as the people must have been twitching in the pews wondering where this was all going, we get back to the late senator.

It turns out the Watergate hearings were taking place at that time, too, and Obama’s mother watched them in their various hotel rooms. It surprised young Obama to see that a man of Japanese descent was a senator. Little did most people know that the most important thing to come out of the Watergate hearings was that Obama, with his mixed-race background, saw in Inouye a hint of “what might be possible in my own life.” That Obama in some way may have been inspired to a political career by a man who overcame prejudice and later became Obama’s colleague is a fine point to make. But it is an incidental one to the life being celebrated.

It’s fine to relate personal stories during eulogies, but they should have the deceased as the focal point, not the eulogist. As Yoffe notes, this is a constant theme for Obama, whose speeches contain more self-referential pronouns than any of his predecessors of recent memory. Even the President who earned the monicker “The Big Me,” Bill Clinton, looks positively humble in comparison.

We’ll include this one in the OOTY polls next week, to be sure.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0dipstick; bho44; enoughalready; inouye; narcissist; obama; slate; theblackjesus

1 posted on 12/22/2012 7:09:27 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
I wonder if zero just forgets where he is...

....Why he is speaking on any particular occasion....
...and to whom??

Therefore he shifts to---

"Enough about politics.... Let's talk about me?"

2 posted on 12/22/2012 7:18:41 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: SeekAndFind

They are just figuring this out now. Oh well for Obama, just another bump in the road.

They still love him.


3 posted on 12/22/2012 7:20:17 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: SeekAndFind

What must it be like to see everything, absolutely everything in the universe only in terms of oneself???


4 posted on 12/22/2012 7:24:38 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: SeekAndFind

What an asshole. But he does have his worshipers.


5 posted on 12/22/2012 7:26:08 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

RE: But he does have his worshipers.

Oscar Winner Jaimie Foxx wins an award and calls Obama : “Our Lord and Savior”

See here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbZf__CFa-g


6 posted on 12/22/2012 7:30:40 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
that wasn't even his biggest howler of the week. President Pretentious this past week on the fiscal cliff negotiations:

Obama told reporters earlier in the day that Republicans were focused too much on besting him personally rather than thinking about what's best for the country. . . .

Asked why an agreement was proving so elusive after both sides had made concessions, Obama said it might be that "it is very hard for them to say 'yes' to me."

"At some point they've got to take me out of it," Obama said of Republicans, adding they should instead focus on "doing something good for the country."

link

7 posted on 12/22/2012 7:33:15 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: SeekAndFind

You’d think a guy who keeps fighting over questions about his birth certificate would remember when he was actually born.


8 posted on 12/22/2012 7:34:26 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Wings-n-Wind

I wanna talk about me

Wanna talk about I

Wanna talk about number one Oh my me my

What I think, what I like, what I know, what I want, what I see

I wanna talk about me!!!

9 posted on 12/22/2012 7:38:36 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
You’d think a guy who keeps fighting over questions about his birth certificate would remember when he was actually born.

He probably doesn't know. There may be a LOT of things he doesn't really know for sure about himself.

Or, his brain is so scrambled from a lifetime of chemical abuse that he just assumes everyone has difficulties doing simple subtraction to arrive at a particular year.
10 posted on 12/22/2012 7:41:18 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: SeekAndFind

Criticizing Zer0?????? Is Slate racist?????


11 posted on 12/22/2012 7:41:24 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( Boehner, our Vichy Speaker)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Enough about me talking about me, let’s hear you talk about me for a while.


12 posted on 12/22/2012 7:41:54 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: SeekAndFind

The only thing missing from Obama’s self aggrandizement, is the posting of giant billboards all over the roads and on the sides of tall buildings, with the caption: “Dear Leader”.

But, the democrats will one day, be clamoring for his face on Mt. Rushmore, declaring that, adding his face to the collection there, will be another step towards the healing of America’s past as a racist nation.


13 posted on 12/22/2012 7:42:17 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: SeekAndFind
Memo to Slate: As Bruce Willis put it, "Welcome to the party pal."

Don't they remember how Obama acted when Neil Armstrong passed away?

Fools

14 posted on 12/22/2012 7:42:17 PM PST by Lysandru
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To: Lysandru

I wonder if he has thought of issuing calendars that begin in 1961?


15 posted on 12/22/2012 7:44:26 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: SeekAndFind

I saw that. What a stupid twit.


16 posted on 12/22/2012 7:45:19 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: SeekAndFind

The ignorant chattering class has never, and will never, understand what a vain scumbag the African communist Ubama is. They would elect him again if given the chance. America is dead as a doornail.


17 posted on 12/22/2012 7:51:29 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: EveningStar



18 posted on 12/22/2012 7:53:09 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama likes to see events through the lens of his own life’s chronology. Thus we learn that Inouye was elected to the Senate when Obama was 2 years old. Er, that’s not true. Obama was born in August 1961, and Inouye won election to the Senate in November 1962, taking office in January 1963.

This is nit-picky. Who knows for sure when (or where) the African communist Ubama was actually born? Maybe Ubama is correct.

19 posted on 12/22/2012 7:54:41 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Chode

It’s always a good time for some Toby Keith.


20 posted on 12/22/2012 8:02:53 PM PST by EEGator
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To: adorno
But, the democrats will one day, be clamoring for his face on Mt. Rushmore, declaring that, adding his face to the collection there, will be another step towards the healing of America’s past as a racist nation.

Add? More likely he'll have it re-carved so his is the one and only face on the monument.

21 posted on 12/22/2012 8:04:22 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: JohnBrowdie
Obama told reporters earlier in the day that Republicans were focused too much on besting him personally rather than thinking about what's best for the country. . . .

As a general rule, any time Democrats accuse Republicans of doing something wrong, it is because they are already doing it themselves.

22 posted on 12/22/2012 8:05:25 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: SeekAndFind

0bama doesn’t know any other subject than himself.


23 posted on 12/22/2012 8:11:06 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Even the President who earned the monicker “The Big Me,” Bill Clinton,


That’s one moniker - no ‘c’ - I’ve never heard for Sink.


24 posted on 12/22/2012 8:12:10 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Nepeta
I wonder if he has thought of issuing calendars that begin in 1961?

And we'll celebrate Christmas in August...

25 posted on 12/22/2012 8:14:56 PM PST by okie01
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To: adorno
RE: But, the democrats will one day, be clamoring for his face on Mt. Rushmore, declaring that, adding his face to the collection there, will be another step towards the healing of America’s past as a racist nation.

Are they going to paint the face black?


26 posted on 12/22/2012 8:15:48 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Flick Lives

27 posted on 12/22/2012 8:17:56 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Flick Lives
More likely he'll have it re-carved so his is the one and only face on the monument.


28 posted on 12/22/2012 8:19:27 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Thus we learn that Inouye was elected to the Senate when Obama was 2 years old. Er, that’s not true. Obama was born in August 1961

It is interesting that everytime hussein makes an historical reference to his age, he's always older than that fake bc shows. Even his teahers say he was taller and looked older than he should have been. But nothing to see, move along because he WON.

29 posted on 12/22/2012 8:32:14 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nicolai!


30 posted on 12/22/2012 8:36:43 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: adorno

There won’t be enough rock on Rushmore to fit those big effing Dumbo Ears of his.


31 posted on 12/22/2012 9:11:54 PM PST by Artcore
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To: txhurl

I don’t remember that one. IIRC however, Monica referred to B.J. as “the big he”.


32 posted on 12/22/2012 9:15:23 PM PST by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: Artcore
The sculptor will have to consider wind loadings when he carves Lincoln into a representation of Dear Leader's noble visage.

Think of all the extra concrete that will have to be added to make the Great Father twice the size of the rest of the faces...

33 posted on 12/22/2012 9:30:09 PM PST by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: Nepeta

” There may be a LOT of things he doesn’t really know for sure about himself. “

You mean like who his REAL father is. Stuff like that! He’s probably scared to have his DNA done. The truth might hurt! Shoot, it’s likely his mother didn’t know either.


34 posted on 12/22/2012 9:41:52 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Artcore

“There won’t be enough rock on Rushmore to fit those big effing Dumbo Ears of his.”

Rock? They are out trying to find a big lump of coal to haul out there and hoist up. “If it ain’t Black, it ain’t Barak”


35 posted on 12/22/2012 9:47:40 PM PST by vette6387
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To: EEGator
pretty much...
36 posted on 12/22/2012 9:53:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: adorno

In St. Louis (North), there’s a building with a large mural of Dear Leader, chin in air, like he’s about to reveal an “S” on his chest. Sickening.


37 posted on 12/22/2012 10:26:19 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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39 posted on 12/22/2012 10:39:47 PM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: okie01
I wonder if he has thought of issuing calendars that begin in 1961?

And we'll celebrate Christmas in August...


I'm sure Bill Ayers could write some Obama nativity carols. There are people who already think of him as divine.

Just remember the kiddies singing Obama hymns in 2008 if you think it's impossible.
40 posted on 12/23/2012 12:01:20 AM PST by Nepeta
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To: SeekAndFind
Obozo reveals at every turn that he is an out of touch DUMBA$$ yet NO ONE in the MSM calls him on it.

He is your typical Chicago "community organizer" ( cover name for "bagman" representing the political machine ) who couldn't lead a boy scout troop through Griffith park. Yet, he's our PRESIDINK!

41 posted on 12/23/2012 1:01:21 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: SeekAndFind

Our Neurotic Narcissist-in-Chief is a psychopath who has a compulsive need to constantly re-create and re-invent himself, given his insecurities over being an Indonesian/Kenyan Moslem Marxist who fundamentally hates America, educated via affirmative action admissions... all the while pretending to be a normal human being of American descent.


42 posted on 12/23/2012 2:36:03 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: SeekAndFind
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43 posted on 12/23/2012 4:20:42 AM PST by MtnMan101
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To: SeekAndFind

Now this article even shows Obama does not even Know when he was Born.I suspect He Really Does Not know where either,or who his real Father was


44 posted on 12/23/2012 5:10:16 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: SeekAndFind

IF obama was our lord and saviour, just imagine how many time “I”, “Me” and “My” would be used in the New Testament


45 posted on 12/23/2012 5:33:43 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: SeekAndFind
Are they going to paint the face black?

The hair will be a hint.

But, I'm pretty sure that, if he did, via a major mistake ("we" already made the mistake of making him president, so, "we" could make more mistakes with him) end up there, that there are ways to make the stone look black.
46 posted on 12/23/2012 6:17:40 AM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: SeekAndFind
Well this vacation was planned awhile ago so it wasn't because Senator Inouye died. Met him once for a second in the mid 70's.

The reason Inouye was out and about? I think election year but I was 17 so I couldn't vote, no idea. Maybe Obama got an A on his test up manoa Valley and neo-riche Punahou private school where haoles have a reprieve from getting their proverbial arses kicked( as in public school over yon) and it was declared a State Holiday?

Maybe Obama was off blowing dope with his choom gang or cutting class to get in the way of the real body surfers at Sandy Beach. Gads, obama is so full of himself I begin to wonder if he'll one day be gay parading down the street and get eaten by worms from the inside out like Herod, from the days of Jesus, and all I'd be able to yell is, "Mele Kalikimaka Mr shaka haole marxist narcissistic punk."

47 posted on 12/23/2012 8:48:16 AM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who cares, right? Four more years.


48 posted on 12/23/2012 8:52:43 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Narcissist.


49 posted on 12/24/2012 8:14:03 AM PST by sarasota
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