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Mark Steyn: Wait and see how flexible Obama will be
OC Register ^ | 6 Apr 2012 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 04/08/2012 9:28:09 AM PDT by Rummyfan

As Bob Hope and Bing Crosby observed in "The Road To Bali":

"He gets his shirts straight from Paris

Cigarettes from the Nile

He talks like a highbrow

But he plays Chicago style..."

I've no idea where President Barack Obama gets his shirts and smokes, but he certainly talks like a highbrow, sufficiently so to persuade presidential historian Michael Beschloss to pronounce him the day after the 2008 election "the smartest president ever." Yet, in the end, he plays Chicago style. You can take the community organizer out of Chicago, but you can't take the Chicago out of the community organizer. Or as the Agence France-Presse headline put it, "Combative Obama Warns Supreme Court On Health Law."

Headlines in which the executive "warns" the courts are usually the province of places like Balochistan, where powerful Cabinet ministers are currently fuming at the Chief Justice's determination to stop them kidnapping citizens and holding them for ransom – literally, that is, not merely figuratively, as in America. But, here as there, when Obama "warns" the Supreme Court "over health law," it's their health prospects he has in mind. He cautioned the justices – "an unelected group of people" – not to take the "unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."

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1 posted on 04/08/2012 9:28:12 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

it may be too late to wait


2 posted on 04/08/2012 9:33:21 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Rummyfan

nobama is a petulant liar thug. Have a great Easter.


3 posted on 04/08/2012 9:33:33 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Rummyfan

Steyn nails it...funny accent and all! ;-)


4 posted on 04/08/2012 9:35:21 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: Rummyfan
"flexible?" I don't have to be flexible! I am Ogumby Dammit!


5 posted on 04/08/2012 9:56:52 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ogen hal

nobama is a petulant liar thug. Have a great Easter:

President zer0bama’s Easter Address. White House April 7, 2012

“Good afternoon. This Sunday marks a holiday for a major religion in our nation. Easter is a time for families to come together to enjoy a nice meal and perhaps go on an “egg hunt”. Thousands of years ago the people of Europe seeking to invite their god to return after a long an cold winter lit fires and painted eggs as a sign of fertility.

Today we also express our hope for a new dawning in America when prosperity returns after the winter of flawed economic policies that forced so many of our people into a dark night of want and despair....

and the pagan idolatry goes on

6 posted on 04/08/2012 9:57:12 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

These quotes are a joke,right? PLEASE tell me they’re a joke!


7 posted on 04/08/2012 10:00:59 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: Vaquero

The White/Black dictator in chief is showing his cards to anyone who will look.

Unfortunately, not many are smart enough to see.


8 posted on 04/08/2012 10:02:33 AM PDT by bkaycee
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To: Rummyfan

lipstik on a pig and yer still left with a pig w/lipstik...

Semper Watching!
*****


9 posted on 04/08/2012 10:13:12 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Gay State Conservative

>>These quotes are a joke,right? PLEASE tell me they’re a joke!

Yes. It was satire. But Obama is such a joke that any decent satire sounds absolutely plausible. Anyone that posts Obama satire on FR should have to follow-up immediately with a satire warning to prevent panic.


10 posted on 04/08/2012 10:18:37 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

http://usamericanfreedom.com/2012/04/07/obamas-easter-greetings-messages-over-the-past-four-years-missed-posting-greeting-in-2011/ has the actual Easter “messages”, such as they are. This year’s transcript reads:

THE ALLEGED PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. (Applause.) Please, have a seat. Have a seat. Well, welcome to the White House. It is a pleasure to be with all of you this morning.

In less than a week, this house will be overrun by thousands of kids at the Easter Egg Roll. (Laughter.) So I wanted to get together with you for a little prayer and reflection — some calm before the storm. (Laughter.)

It is wonderful to see so many good friends here today. To all the faith leaders from all across the country — from churches and congregations large and small; from different denominations and different backgrounds — thank you for coming to our third annual Easter prayer breakfast. And I’m grateful that you’re here.

I’m even more grateful for the work that you do every day of the year — the compassion and the kindness that so many of you express through your various ministries. I know that some of you have joined with our Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. I’ve seen firsthand some of the outstanding work that you are doing in your respective communities, and it’s an incredible expression of your faith. And I know that all of us who have an opportunity to work with you draw inspiration from the work that you do.

Finally, I want to just express appreciation for your prayers. Every time I travel around the country, somebody is going around saying, we’re praying for you. (Laughter.) We got a prayer circle going. Don’t worry, keep the faith. We’re praying. (Laughter.) Michelle gets the same stuff. And that means a lot to us. It especially means a lot to us when we hear from folks who we know probably didn’t vote for me — (laughter) — and yet, expressing extraordinary sincerity about their prayers. And it’s a reminder not only of what binds us together as a nation, but also what binds us together as children of God.

Now, I have to be careful, I am not going to stand up here and give a sermon. It’s always a bad idea to give a sermon in front of professionals. (Laughter.) But in a few short days, all of us will experience the wonder of Easter morning. And we will know, in the words of the Apostle Paul, “Christ Jesus...and Him crucified.”

It’s an opportunity for us to reflect on the triumph of the resurrection, and to give thanks for the all-important gift of grace. And for me, and I’m sure for some of you, it’s also a chance to remember the tremendous sacrifice that led up to that day, and all that Christ endured — not just as a Son of God, but as a human being.

For like us, Jesus knew doubt. Like us, Jesus knew fear. In the garden of Gethsemane, with attackers closing in around him, Jesus told His disciples, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.” He fell to his knees, pleading with His Father, saying, “If it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.” And yet, in the end, He confronted His fear with words of humble surrender, saying, “If it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”

So it is only because Jesus conquered His own anguish, conquered His fear, that we’re able to celebrate the resurrection. It’s only because He endured unimaginable pain that wracked His body and bore the sins of the world that He burdened — that burdened His soul that we are able to proclaim, “He is Risen!”

So the struggle to fathom that unfathomable sacrifice makes Easter all the more meaningful to all of us. It helps us to provide an eternal perspective to whatever temporal challenges we face. It puts in perspective our small problems relative to the big problems He was dealing with. And it gives us courage and it gives us hope.

We all have experiences that shake our faith. There are times where we have questions for God’s plan relative to us — (laughter) — but that’s precisely when we should remember Christ’s own doubts and eventually his own triumph. Jesus told us as much in the book of John, when He said, “In this world you will have trouble.” I heard an amen. (Laughter.) Let me repeat. “In this world, you will have trouble.”

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I find it unsurprising that any time Obama refers to prayer, he gets laughter from a friendly media audience that probably doesn’t pray any more than he does.


11 posted on 04/08/2012 10:32:29 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: Rummyfan

This nation would turn itself around correctly if Mark Steyn were on a major network speaking every night. I wish he got full exposure. He is such a genius, makes so much sense, and is the funniest man ever. I am crazy about him.

And he is right on.


12 posted on 04/08/2012 10:38:40 AM PDT by Yaelle (Let's fight Romney with every primary. Why make it easy for him? Go Rick!)
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To: Rummyfan
He cautioned the justices – "an unelected group of people" – not to take the "unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."

Krauthammer responded to this ridiculous statement today, "This concern would be touching if it weren't coming from the leader of a party so deeply deovted to the ultimate judicial usurpation - Roe v. Wade, which struck down the abortion laws of 46 states."

13 posted on 04/08/2012 11:03:55 AM PDT by PLK
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To: Pollster1
My first reading of that statement was astonishment that is was pretty theologically sound and then I reread it and saw this

not just as a Son of God

a Son of God? Not, THE Son of God. This little change makes his entire statement Christian theological BS.

14 posted on 04/08/2012 11:18:29 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Yaelle

He’s something else, isn’t he?


15 posted on 04/08/2012 11:21:15 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Rummyfan

updating tagline


16 posted on 04/08/2012 11:47:45 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: Obama sez: "Nice little Supreme Court you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to it.")
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To: Rummyfan
"The eunuchs of the palace media"

Steyn weilds language like a surgeon weilds a scalpel.

17 posted on 04/08/2012 12:05:18 PM PDT by magellan
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To: Raycpa

As a firm believer and childhood faith in the spirit of ‘The Father’ and ‘The Son’ and ‘The Holy Ghost’ I thought the words voiced were very much in the context of Easter events. The use of ‘a’ in place of ‘the’ might be indicative of Obama’s penchant for double speak. However, my own personal brain/mind set is somewhat different in that I prefer to even drop the use of ‘son of God’ and simply acknowledge that Jesus was ‘of God’ coming before all humanity as God intended such to be.


18 posted on 04/08/2012 12:56:12 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Gay State Conservative
Steyn nails it...funny accent and all! ;-)

Steyn's brilliance and learning is often breathtaking, and always enormously enjoyable.

He pisses me off over remaining silent about a number of important issues, but what he does address, no one does better.

19 posted on 04/08/2012 3:38:14 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker
He pisses me off over remaining silent about a number of important issues...

Issues such as?

20 posted on 04/08/2012 4:03:08 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: Gay State Conservative; Vaquero
These quotes are a joke,right? PLEASE tell me they’re a joke!

They read like something from The Onion. Not even O-zero could be so dense.... Could he?

21 posted on 04/09/2012 5:15:52 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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