Skip to comments.Obama the Shameless
Posted on 04/29/2010 5:41:51 AM PDT by Kaslin
When, in the course of human gall, it becomes impossible for the People to ignore the utter shamelessness and arrogance of its elected leaders and -- well, enough preamble. That time is now. My God, that time is now.
Barack Obama's speech in Iowa would mark that nadir for us all by itself had his entire public behavior since his healthcare takeover not already done so. It's the same smarmy stuff that could constitute a "malaise" moment except that it's not a singular, telling moment, but just another day in this epoch of ongoing pomposity.
To judge from his remarks, you would think Pres. Obama was warning people against Candidate Obama.
Try, for example, this part (all quotations courtesy of Jake Tapper for ABC News): "Everybody dislikes Washington right now, and everybody wants to lower their taxes. Everybody hates waste in government. But at the same time, you know, government does some important things like helping to make sure you've got clean drinking water and that your roads aren't full of potholes."
Everybody dislikes Washington, so you ran as an outsider. Everybody wants to lower their taxes, so you ran as a tax cutter (for 95 percent of us, that is). Everybody hates waste in government, so you promised to lower the deficit, curtail earmarks and bring about open, transparent government.
Now you try to justify higher taxes, more waste, a much greater deficit and a coming avalanche of taxes on the basis that "government does some important things"? Some? Few question the some, but they have very serious issues with the many other things the government does. As did you, before your election. Before the Change.
Or this: "I noticed I didn't get a lot of clapping about the whole 'We're gonna have the hard choices' thing."
No? Maybe it's because people know how abjectly false that "hard choices thing" is. They know it's a euphemism for much higher taxes because you and Congress always make the easy choice to spend more, more, more. The people know they don't face a choice at all; they cannot choose freely not to pay those higher taxes. They know it will be hard, but only for them.
By now, of course, they also know what you've done the past year and a half since Candidate Hope & Change morphed into President Business As Usual On Steroids.
Or this: "As this debate unfolds, I just want everybody to pay attention to what folks are saying. A lot of times politicians will tell you, 'I'm going to cut your taxes, I'm going to lower the deficit, I'm going to expand Medicare.' [Don't settle for that.] Ask every politician when they say they're going to balance the budget and deal with the deficit: 'What exactly are you going to cut? What spending are you willing to eliminate?'"
Goodness, people are doing those things already. It's called the Tea Party movement, Mr. President. You and your ridiculous message crafters and media toadies are busy calling them racists, mobs, fringe kooks, ad nauseam, even though in 2007-08 you seemed to share right many of their concerns. What happened?
The people are asking those very questions, but they're asking them of you, you see, since you promised to cut taxes, lower the deficit and so forth, but instead delivered one deficit-ballooning program after another.
Now they sense, correctly, that you're preparing to make them and their children and grandchildren pay for your own spending party. You and your supporters and pals got their power and payoffs, now you want to pretend as if you're at the mercy of your own farcical Debt Commission, unable to stop a crippling influx of tax increases to solve, supposedly, those problems which you deliberately made much, much worse.
Oh, and we remember how you said we faced a "crisis" back when you were campaigning. Before the Change.
But have at it, Mr. President. What exactly are you going to cut? What spending are you willing to eliminate? These are your questions; you cannot be afraid of them.
He made an interesting comment yesterday about how people shouldn’t be “allowed” to make “too much money”
Waiting for reaction today.
We have our very own Hugo Chavez and cheering crowds along his route.
I’m getting awfully tired of half white black assed bombast. I must be a racist. But then one must ask what in the heck racism has to do with half white black assed bombast and it’s effect on America.
At some point even his base has to realize who he really is. I did notice that the 95% approval he had from the African American community was now 90% according to the article. Maybe they are already realizing it.
a FRAUDIAN slip, no doubt!
Yet Obama's shamelessness is not merely quantitatively greater than Clinton's, but of a quality that alternately inspires reluctant admiration ("Man, is he good at this or what?") and sober dread ("Does this man even have a soul?").
Yes, and prior to your "spending like a drunken sailor" administration, we had clean water and the roads with pot holes did get fixed.
So, what have you done?
Wage controls are a given. Can price controls be far behind.
If anyone thinks it’s okay to sit home in November because their republican running isn’t pure enough they had better wake up.
The point of no return would be upon us in a heartbeat if the dems keep control of congress.
It’s the numbers of people on the committees, it’s who controls the Ways and Means.......(do you like Charlie Rangel?)....then stay home.
The best explanation I’ve ever seen of Obama and his cult
If you call the last administration spending like a drunken sailor what do you call this administration who already spend 3 times as much in the first 6 weeks as President Bush spend in his entire 8 years
Sean Hannity played the clip last night on his show
I just stole the picture from you
Too much money, as in algore’s new Montecito property? The-oprah, Travolta, etc., have places there, too. Get a load of this little number:
Just under $7 Mn. Place run up into the $40 Mns there. All is well in the commune when you’re all millionaires.
I cannot stand to hear the arrogant, narcissistic punk anymore. I tuned out on listening a long time ago.
“At some point even his base has to realize who he really is. I did notice that the 95% approval he had from the African American community was now 90% according to the article. Maybe they are already realizing it.”
Don’t fool yourself. The tribal vote will always remain at 99% for Obungo. Together with the Hispanics, the Muzzies and the hard left, Obozo has a solid 30% vote foundation irrespective of what he does.
While I am not professionally qualified to offer an opinion as to whether his narcissism is of the malignant variety, Obama's behavior - in particular, the pattern revealed by his responses to criticism - would seem to bear this out. I know this much for certain: big trouble lies ahead, the foreshadowing of which will be the moment he fails to get his way on an issue of substance.
‘What exactly are you going to cut? What spending are you willing to eliminate?’”
OBAMACARE for starters!
I saw that video clip on Hannity last night. Unbelievable. So far, not much has been made of it. I couldn’t even find the video on FR last night.
He also blatantly lied about the AZ law saying that a legal citizen could be arrested for taking their kids out for ice cream without their papers. LIAR! It is shameless that the media let’s him blatantly lie! Hell, they repeat his lies as truth.
Ogabe is probably the biggest liar in world history.
November 2010 could be a game-changer though.
I can tell you with certainty that a large percentage of the “African-American” community realize full well that Obummer is a disaster of gargantuan proportions but few are ready to admit it to anyone but their closest confidantes. It is like the O.J. Simpson trial, many would pretend to believe that the not guilty verdict was justified but as time went by they began to let slip the fact that they knew it was absurd.
If black people ever stop belittling themselves then they will be honest with the rest of the world and stop defending thugs like Obama and Simpson simply because of their skin color. One who lacks self confidence will keep a chip on his shoulder and steadfastly refuse to deal with reality. Often he will also put up a false front and feign a belief in his own superiority to mask an inner feeling of inadequacy. Been there, done that, got the danged T-shirt.
I am not in a mood to bicker with you today, so look elsewhere.
I knew from the primaries that Obama was bad...but never in my wildest dreams would I have believed what I am seeing since he took office.
Very well said. I would like to think people will not allow themselves to be manipulated again, and again. unforunately, we’ve seen it before, and we’ll continue to see it.
EXERPTS from ‘Understanding Obama; The making of the Fuhrer:
>When you fall for someone to the extent that Obamas followers have fallen for him, you surrender your reason and individuality to him willingly. When millions of people surrender their hearts and their minds to one person the result can be catastrophic. This is what happened in Germany with Hitler, in China with Mao, in the Soviet Union with Stalin, in Cuba with Castro, in Iran with Khomeini, and so on and so forth. Today, we think these men were monsters, but that was not what millions of their worshipers thought. Those people loved them. Dictators cant dictate, unless peole are willing to be dictated.
>According to Vaknin, Obama displays the following behaviors, which are among the hallmarks of pathological narcissism:
- Subtly misrepresents facts and expediently and opportunistically shifts positions, views, opinions, and “ideals” (e.g., about campaign finance, re-districting). These flip-flops do not cause him overt distress and are ego-syntonic (he feels justified in acting this way). Alternatively, refuses to commit to a standpoint and, in the process, evidences a lack of empathy.
- Ignores data that conflict with his fantasy world, or with his inflated and grandiose self-image. This has to do with magical thinking. Obama already sees himself as president because he is firmly convinced that his dreams, thoughts, and wishes affect reality. Additionally, he denies the gap between his fantasies and his modest or limited real-life achievements (for instance, in 12 years of academic career, he didn’t publish a single scholarly paper or book).
- Feels that he is above the law.
- Talks about himself in the 3rd person singluar or uses the regal “we” and craves to be the exclusive center of attention, even adulation
- Has a messianic-cosmic vision of himself and his life and his “mission”.
- Sets ever more complex rules in a convoluted world of grandiose fantasies with its own language (jargon)
- Displays false modesty and unctuous “folksiness” but is unable to sustain these behaviors (the persona, or mask) for long. It slips and the true Obama is revealed: haughty, aloof, distant, and disdainful of simple folk and their lives.
- Sublimates aggression and holds grudges.
- Behaves as an eternal adolescent (e.g., his choice of language, youthful image he projects, demands indulgence and feels entitled to special treatment, even though his objective accomplishments do not justify it).
Obamas speeches are grandiose. They are other worldly. He may talk about the war in Iraq, taxes or social security. It does not matter how mundane is the subject, he makes them sound transcendental and his audience is moved to tears. His worshippers do not go to listen to his plans. He has yet to offer any that is workable and different. They go to bask in his glory, to get high. Obama presents himself as someone with a unique vision and grasp of the entire problems affecting, not just the nation but the world, a pretense that is incomensurate with his track record. When in a meeting with House Democrats waxing lyrical about his trip to Europe, he concluded, this is the moment, as Nancy [Pelosi] noted, that the world is waiting for. The world is waiting for Obama, according to Obama. In one of his rallies he reiterated this delusion of grandiosity and said, We are the ones weve been waiting for.” This sentence is logically absurd. What actually Obama wanted to say, which he masked with fake modesty is I am the one the world has been waiting for.
>Cult of Personality:
“A cult of personality or personality cult arises when a country’s leader uses mass media to create a heroic public image through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships but can be found in some democracies.
> Look how millions of people literally worship Obama. With some people I cannot even talk about Obama. They cannot tolerate any criticism of him. They get angry and, not only they want to end the conversation but threaten to end the friendship. I am familiar with this kind of religious devotion to a person. The reaction that I get from Obama worshippers is similar to that of Muslims when their prophet is criticized. They are even prone to insult you. See how they overlook Obama’s blatant lies and are willing to forgive his major sins such as racism. Note how the mainstream media bends the rules, twists the facts, exaggerates Obamas little virtues, absolves his sins, and even lies to sell him to the public. Compare the royal treatment that the liberal press has given to Obama to how unfairly they treat Governor Palin; how they smear her character and belittle her experience and achievement. ABCs Charlie Gibsons interview with Governor Palin was a stain on journalistic integrity. Is it more important that Palin has not traveled the world and has not shaken hands with heads of states, or the fact that Obama has lied so many times? Under what pretext should an ordinary citizen visit heads of foreign states? The question itself is preposterous.
>While not shaking hands with foreign heads of states does not disqualify one to run for any office, The Logan Act (est. 1799) makes it a crime for a citizen to confer with foreign governments against the interests of the United States. Specifically, it prohibits citizens from negotiating with other nations on behalf of the United States without authorization.
That is exactly what Obama did during his trip to Iraq, a charge that Obama’s national security spokeswoman Wendy Morigi confirmed, while trying to deny it. She said, In fact, Obama had told the Iraqis that they should not rush through a Strategic Framework Agreement governing the future of US forces until after President George W. Bush leaves office.
This is high treason. Ordinary citizens have no right to enter into negotiations with foreign countries and make deals against the interest of their Government. Obama tells the Iraqis not to let the American soldiers go, so he can call them in January, supposedly when he is the president and claim victory for himself. Will Mr. Gibson or anyone in the liberal media question Obama for this crime?
>The narcissists anger and intolerance is projected on his servile followers who also become angry and intolerant of criticism of their leader. Remember the sick symbiosis between the narcissist and his codependents? The followers get their narcissistic supply by elevating the status of their leader. The greater he looks, the better they feel. They see their glory is his glory. Conversely, when the narcissist is criticized, his followers become offended. They take those criticisms personally and their instinct of self defense is triggered. They will become vigilantes and will silence their critics through intimidation, bullying, mocking, threats and violence (like calling those who disagree with Obama, racists).
>Narcissists are amoral. They consider themselves to be above the law. Once in power, they will try to strengthen their hold by surrounding themselves with equally amoral people.
>Narcissists are often callous and even ruthless. As the norm, they lack conscience.
>Not surprisingly, Adolph Hitler also wrote his own autobiography when he was still nobody. So did Stalin. For a narcissist no subject is as important as his own self. Why would he waste his precious time and genius writing about insignificant things when he can write about such an august being as himself?
>The downside of this is that if Obama turns out to be the disaster I predict, he will cause widespread resentment among the whites. The blacks are unlikely to give up their support of their man. They are in a state of trance. They truly believe Obama is their messiah. He is the fruition of their long quest for black power. Cultic mentality is pernicious and unrelenting. They will dig their heads deeper in the sand and blame Obama’s detractors of racism. This will cause a backlash among the whites. The white supremacists will take advantage of the discontent and they will receive widespread support. It is unlikely that Whites would ever devolve to racism, but all it takes is a substantial number of disaffected people to fuel the flames of racial tension. I predict that in less than four years, racial tensions in America will increase to levels never seen since the turbulent 1960s. Obama will set the clock back decades. Despite his campaign rhetoric he has been a racist all his life. He will interpret any dissent as a rejection of his racial identity. As resentment towards him increases, so will his paranoia. He will grow distrustful of the whites and will surround himself with the blacks and other yesmen with whom he identifies himself. Americas near future is bleak.
>America is the bastion of freedom. The peace of the world depends on the strength of America, and its weakness translates into the triumph of terrorism and victory of rogue nations. It is no wonder that Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, the Castroists, the Hezbollah, the Hamas, the lawyers of the Guantanamo terrorists and virtually all sworn enemies of America are so thrilled by the prospect of their man in the White House. America is on the verge of destruction. There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological narcissist as president.
This guy nails Obama to the wall
I couldn't stand his voice from the first time I heard his voice, and every time the arrogant p o s opens his mouth, I either change the channel or mute him
He is an idiot, but can you imagine if President Bush had said something like that? And he was called stupid by the left and the LSM
That would be an excellent start
Yes, and prior to your "spending like a drunken sailor" administration, we had clean water and the roads with pot holes did get fixed.
Impeach that arrogant mealy-mouthed s o s
No problem. Sorry I snapped at you.
We’ve GOT to get rid of that sob..we just GOT to.
This is insane.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.