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  • Obama, Israel, and the Politics of Narcissism

    05/25/2011 9:37:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 25, 2011 | Abraham H. Miller
        President Obama’s much publicized speech (May 19, 2011) to the Arab world created a new dimension in presidential character — the passive narcissist. Seldom, if ever, has any president been so infatuated with his own words at the expense of realityWith the American dollar on a downward spiral, the president now promises billions of dollars to the so called “Arab democracy movement.” Calling something a “democracy movement” doesn’t make it so. Straining the financial resources of the nation for the chimera of democracy does not enhance our national security.In Libya, the democracy movement is run by Gitmo alumni tied...
  • When will Obama crack in public?

    05/22/2011 12:41:15 AM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 82 replies
    WND ^ | April 19, 2011 | Mychal Massie
    At a time when many Americans can barely afford Burger King and a movie, Obama boasts of spending a billion dollars on his re-election campaign. Questioned at a recent appearance about the spiraling fuel costs, Obama said, "Get used to it" – and with an insouciant grin and chortle, he told another person at the event, who complained about the effect high fuel prices were having on his family, to "get a more fuel-efficient car."
  • White House shuts out (Boston) Herald scribe

    05/18/2011 3:28:46 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 64 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 18, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today, in e-mails objecting to the newspaper’s front page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed, saying pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news “fairly.” “I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the White House regularly and fairly in determining local pool reporters,” White House spokesman Matt Lehrich wrote in response to a Herald request for full access to the presidential visit. “My point about the op-ed was not that you ran...
  • Obama mocks Republican position on immigration

    05/10/2011 1:27:47 PM PDT · by Justaham · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5-10-11 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ERICA WERNER
    Delving anew into an explosive issue, President Barack Obama stood near the border with Mexico on Tuesday and declared it more secure than ever, trying to build pressure on Republicans to take on a comprehensive immigration overhaul—and eagerly working to show vital Hispanic voters that he is not the one standing in the way. Countering Republican calls to focus on border security before moving to a comprehensive overhaul, Obama said their demands have been more than met by his administration but "they'll never be satisfied." He boasted of increasing border patrol agents, nearing completion of a border fence, and screening...
  • Obama: I Was 'As Active in Planning OBL Mission As Any Other Project During My Presidency'

    05/08/2011 6:56:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 8, 2011 | Noah Davis
    60 Minutes aired the interview Steve Kroft conducted with President Obama on Wednesday at the White House in which the Commander-in-Chief discussed the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden. "I felt very strongly there was a strategic imperative to go after him," the President said even though he admitted they had no photograph and no direct evidence of bin Laden's presence. The President also said he was "about as active as any project that I've been involved with since I've been President... I was not involved with designing the initial plan but each iteration they'd bring to me, make...
  • Obama warns White House party crowd: 'You do not want to be between Michelle and a tamale'

    05/06/2011 9:13:47 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 69 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 5, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    El president Obama meant it as a joke for his latest White House party tonight, one to mark Cinco de Mayo. The crowd laughed. But Mr. Obama may pay for this public quip later tonight up in their private quarters. Since Primera Esposa Michelle Obama has been talking healthy eating and combating obesity for muchos meses, Even as her husband continues to be photographed downing junk food at most any opportunity.. No 'Cinco de Cuatro' gaffe this year. Obama learned his lesson two years ago; you can read this year's version in full by scrolling down. Americans politicians and many...
  • The First-Person Presidency. Obama’s use of pronouns show where his heart lies.

    05/06/2011 6:47:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/06/2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Here are a few excerpts from President Obama’s speech on Sunday night about the killing of Osama bin Laden. “Tonight, I can report . . . And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta . . . I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden . . . I met repeatedly with my national security team . . . I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action. . . . Today, at my direction . . . I’ve made clear . . . Over the years, I’ve repeatedly made clear . . ....
  • President Obama's remarks on the death of Osama bin Laden [BHO: 24 for himself, 3 for US Military]

    05/01/2011 11:16:03 PM PDT · by Nomen Klatura · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 1, 2011 | President Barak Hussein Obama
    BHO's statement contained 74 sentences. In 24 out of 74 sentences, he said "I", "me" or "my." This is not about the military, or even the CIA, which were mentioned in just 4 of the sentences. It's about BHO, and BHO alone. Congratulations, BHO, here are a few things for which you took credit in the 74 sentences: "I directed Leon Panetta... to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority..." "I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden." "I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility...
  • White House correspondents’ dinner sees a less-serious Obama

    05/01/2011 4:46:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2011 | Dan Zak
    ....“I want to make this clear to the Fox News table: That was a joke,” said the tuxedo-clad president from a rostrum at a head table adorned with tulips and hydrangeas. “That was not my real birth video. That was a children’s cartoon. Call Disney if you don’t believe me. They have the original long-form version.” The president, ever inscrutable, is officially in reelection mode, having spent the past week on matters serious (touring the tornado-ravaged South) and silly (asserting his place of birth). The question, politically, was what version of himself would Obama choose to display at this weird,...
  • Barack Obama: It was "a fun day" while tornados kill hundreds in Alabama

    04/28/2011 2:07:43 PM PDT · by WilliamHouston · 59 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 28, 2011 | Darlene Superville
    "Today was a fun day," Obama said at his first fundraising event at Corzine's apartment.
  • Obama: Mistakes? Can't think of any.

    04/21/2011 6:46:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/21/2011 | Byron York
    Seven years ago, in April 2004, President George W. Bush held a formal news conference in which he was asked, "What would your biggest mistake be…and what lessons have you learned from it?" Bush's hemming and hawing answer -- in several minutes of flailing about, he never managed to come up with a single mistake to cite -- was widely criticized in the days that followed. On Wednesday, President Obama held a town hall at the headquarters of Facebook in Palo Alto, California, during which he was asked, "If you had to do anything differently during your first four years,...
  • Obamas attending shuttle launch

    04/20/2011 4:19:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Politico44 ^ | 04/20/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    President Obama plans to bring his family to the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour on April 29 to see Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's husband lead six astronauts into space. Giffords wrote on Twitter: "We are very happy that Pres. Obama is coming to Mark's launch! This historic mission will be Endeavour's final flight." The Orlando Sentinel reports that Obama decided to attend for a few reasons, one of which was that he was going to be in the state already to speak at Miami Dade College's
  • When will Obama crack in public?

    04/19/2011 2:14:51 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 29 replies
    WND ^ | April 19,2011 | Bed_Zeppelin
    At a time when many Americans can barely afford Burger King and a movie, Obama boasts of spending a billion dollars on his re-election campaign. Questioned at a recent appearance about the spiraling fuel costs, Obama said, "Get used to it" – and with an insouciant grin and chortle, he told another person at the event, who complained about the effect high fuel prices were having on his family, to "get a more fuel-efficient car."
  • The Uppity One

    04/17/2011 1:39:27 PM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 12 replies
    America Talks ^ | 4/17/11 | David Zublick
    The Oxford American Dictionary defines the word uppity as "self-important: arrogant." It is taking liberties or assuming airs beyond one's station; presumptuous. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, a conservative Republican from Georgia, let slip what critics had been saying was the subtext of many of the attacks on Barack Obama: He's "uppity." The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper, wrote that Westmoreland was discussing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's acceptance speech outside the House chamber when he veered into his thoughts on Michelle and Barack Obama. "Just from what little I've seen of her and Mister Obama, Senator Obama,...
  • Obama predicts: 'American people will feel that I deserve a second term'

    04/15/2011 12:46:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 129 replies
    Obama predicts: 'American people will feel that I deserve a second term' By Michael O'Brien - 04/15/11 02:59 PM ET President Obama said Friday that he's convinced that voters will come to see him as the candidate best prepared to serve as president by next fall's elections. The president said he thinks that he can make the case for a second term, though he acknowledged that the state of the economy could be his biggest hurdle to clear in winning reelection. "I think the economy's going to continue to improve, and I think I'm going to be able to make...
  • Obama Disappointed With Lack of 'Cool' Phone in Oval Office

    04/15/2011 5:34:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2011
    WASHINGTON -- Turns out President Obama would like a phone upgrade. The president, in an unscripted moment with donors in Chicago, was talking about the need to innovate in technology. "The Oval Office, I always thought I was going to have really cool phones and stuff," he said during a small fundraising event at a Chicago restaurant. "I'm like, c'mon guys, I'm the president of the United States. Where's the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up? It doesn't happen." The president made his off-the-cuff remarks with donors as he took questions and after reporters had been...
  • Thursday Self-Help

    04/07/2011 9:42:55 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 1 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 04-06-11 | Regalo Di Spine
    Everyone, at one point or another will encounter a person who, no matter what the situation, thinks he knows best. It may be a boss or even a family member. This is someone who believes that their point of view is the only valid one and their prejudiced outlook seems unassailable. For today’s exercise, let’s say that this difficult person is your President. Though you may instinctively wish to ignore this person to avoid the negative reaction they bring out in you, sometimes it just isn’t possible. When the difficult person in your life is the leader of the free...
  • The inglorious Obama

    03/28/2011 9:37:36 AM PDT · by shibumi · 12 replies
    WND ^ | March 28, 2011 | Barbara Simpson
    © 2011 I got it! Last week, I finally realized how best to sum up the man who is president of the United States. In fact, the same can be applied to his wife, the first lady. Barack and Michelle Obama simply have no shame. They're imbued with ego, pride, chutzpah, arrogance and vain conceit that seemingly have no bounds. No matter what gaffe they commit, whatever they do that's wrong, ridiculous, crass, uncouth, rude, improper or even – dare I say, unconstitutional – they carry on as though nothing untoward had happened. If anyone criticizes, well, no fault lies...
  • Obama's Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    03/22/2011 12:26:58 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 21 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | Wednesday, March 2, 2011 | Ben Shapiro
    During the 2008 campaign, Hillary Clinton suggested that if the emergency phone rang at 3 a.m. in the White House, you wouldn't want President Obama picking it up. She was wrong. Obama wouldn't pick it up in the first place. He'd let it go to answering machine. He'd be too busy chasing the nearest camera. Obama is the "Girls Gone Wild" president: Stick a lens in front of him and he'll take off his shirt, mince about like a coed, and babble nonsensical nothings to an audience oddly fascinated by his antics.
  • As World Burns, Obama Tapes NCAA Basketball Brackets For ESPN Today

    03/15/2011 7:04:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 133 replies
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 | Kristinn
    An uncritical one line report in Mike Allen's 'Playbook' column at Politico this morning says:"PRESIDENT OBAMA is taping his NCAA picks today, and they’ll be revealed tomorrow on ESPN."With our top Asian ally Japan facing an economic meltdown on top of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant crises--an economic meltdown that is already affecting the U.S. and global economies; with the Middle East in flames; with the U.S. government on the verge of bankruptcy; with the U.S. still involved in two wars, Barack Obama is focused on being the cool guy with the jocks in school by being filmed picking...