OUR NEW PRESIDENT!
[stained-glass window courtesy of Glenn Beck]
Ladies and Gentlemen: If we are to believe all the polls, tracking, and exit, as well as eye witnesses seeing African-Americans and the Young (convulsed by "White Guilt" for Slavery) being bussed to early voting--not just Registration, but VOTING in Ohio--Now with 30-odd days left until the bulk of the nation votes--America is going to get what every nation gets: THE GOVERNMENT THAT IT DESERVES!
Our New FIRST COUPLE:
THE "PEOPLE" CHANT IN ECSTASY
Oh, HowWe Love Thee, Great Leader!
Obama! Obama! Obama! Change! Change! Change! Yes We Can! Yes We Can! Yes We Can! Change You Can Believe In! Change You Can Believe In! Change You Can Believe In!
We Adore You, Our Beloved President Obama!
Supporters seem transfixed as Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama speaks at a rally Thursday at Michigan State University.
[Better See whether there is any Change left in your pocket after he starts to tax you]
Even Charles Krauthammer appears to have thrown in the towel, turned up his hands, and given up on McCain. [See McCain's "Gentility"- . . . . . . . . . Sucks]
Cool, Calm And Collected Obama Now Seems Plausibly Presidential
By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER Posted Thursday, October 02, 2008 4:30 PM PT
Krauthammer's Hail Mary Rule: You get only two per game. John McCain, unfortunately, has already thrown three.
The first was his call on the surge, a deep pass to David Petraeus, who miraculously ran it all the way into the end zone.
Then, seeking a game changer after the Democratic convention, McCain threw blind into the end zone to a waiting Sarah Palin. She caught the ball. Her subsequent fumbles have taken the sheen off that play, but she nonetheless invaluably solidifies his Republican base.
Supporters seem transfixed as Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama speaks at a rally Thursday at Michigan State University.
When the financial crisis hit, McCain went razzle-dazzle again, suspending his campaign and declaring he'd stay away from the first presidential debate until the financial crisis was solved.
He tempted fate one time too many. After standing tall in the pocket, McCain had to scramble. The crisis unresolved, he showed up at the debate regardless, abjectly conceding Obama's mocking retort that presidential candidates should be able to do "more than one thing at once."
(Although McCain might have pointed out that while he was trying to do two things, Obama was sitting on the sidelines doing one thing only: campaigning.)
On To Victory
You can't blame McCain. In an election in which all the fundamentals are working for the opposition, he feels he has to keep throwing long in order to keep hope alive. Nonetheless, his frenetic improvisation has perversely (for him) framed the rookie challenger favorably as calm, steady and cool.
In the primary campaign, Obama was cool as in hip. Now Obama is cool as in collected. He has the discipline to let slow and steady carry him to victory.
He has not at all distinguished himself in this economic crisis — nor, one might add, in any other during his national career — but detachment has served him well. He understands that this election, like the election of 1980, demands only one thing of the challenger: Make yourself acceptable.
Value Of Nonsense
Once Ronald Reagan convinced America that he was not menacing, he won in a landslide. If Obama convinces the electorate he is not too exotic or green or unprepared, he wins as well.
When after the GOP convention Obama's poll numbers momentarily slipped behind McCain's, panicked Democrats urged him to get mad. He did precisely the opposite. He got calm. He repositioned himself as ordinary, becoming the earnest factory-floor, coffee-shop, union-hall candidate.
In doing so, he continues his clever convention-speech pivot from primary to general election.
In a crowded primary field in which he was the newcomer and the stranger, he rose above the crowd on pure special effects: dazzling rhetoric, natural charisma and a magic carpet ride of transcendence and hope.
It worked for two reasons:
Democrats believe that nonsense, and he was new.
Now he needs more than Democrats. And novelty fades. Obama understood that the magic was wearing off and the audacity of hope wearing thin.
Hence the self-denial perfectly personified in his acceptance speech in Denver. He could have had 80,000 people in rapture. Instead, he made himself prosaic, even pedestrian, going right to the general election audience to project himself as one of them. Ordinariness was the theme.
His self-told life story? Common man, hence that brazen introductory biopic that shamelessly skipped from Hawaii grade-schooler to Chicago community organizer with not a word about Columbia and Harvard. His riff on American concerns? All middle-class anxieties. His list of programs? All pitched as his middle-class remedies.
He's been moderate in policy and temper ever since. His one goal: Pass the Reagan '80 threshold. Be acceptable, be cool, be reassuring.
Part of reassurance is intellectual. Like Palin, he's a rookie, but in his 19 months on the national stage he has achieved fluency in areas in which he has no experience. In the foreign policy debate with McCain, as in his July news conference with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Obama held his own — fluid, familiar and therefore plausibly presidential.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. famously said of Franklin Roosevelt that he had a "second-class intellect, but a first-class temperament." Obama has shown that he is a man of limited experience, questionable convictions, deeply troubling associations (Jeremiah Wright, William Ayers, Tony Rezko) and an alarming lack of self-definition — do you really know who he is and what he believes?
Nonetheless, he has a first-class intellect and a first-class temperament. That will likely be enough to make him president.
© 2008 Washington Post Writers Group
Thus spake Charles Krauthammer
It ain't gonna be his "first-class intellect and first-class temperament that will likely be enough to make him president."
It'll be the throngs going into ecstatic loss of reason, into orgasmic body spasms at seeing Him--the "anointed one," the one they have been waiting for--for so long, for all their lives!--it will be these and the agitation in the "communities," bringing everybody they can scrape up to the polls.
I get a violent negative visceral feeling whenever I see or hear Barack Hussein Obama. I mean, my skin crawls when I hear his sonorpous voice blowing smoke up--or trying to--our nethermost orifices.
I got the same feeling about George W. Bush (although I voted for him in 2004, because of that snake-in-the-grass Kerry with his Djenghis Khan, betraying the men that had to stay back in 'Nam, when he was purple-hearted outta there [or however he got back to the States and became a War Protester]). I got that same strong negative emotion for George W. when he spoke of His "dream of two states living side by side: Israel and "Palestine." Or when he sucked up to the Saudi "royals," kissed the prince or king (whatever), and cavorted in Crawford, Texas with Saudi Arabs in their native garb.
So, you can say that I am an equal opportunity despiser of men in--or headed for --office who are not wholly committed to our side--our country. I mean they've got a hidden agenda. George W. Bush was quite open about letting it show now and then, Obama is keeping his well hidden. But, we'll find out all too soon.
Oh, about those photos up there, "Our New FIRST COUPLE." must've caught 'em on a bad day--I mean, two bad days. Because that's not a "couple" portrait, each each one on his or her own.
Hers was when she couldn't control her bile and let its bitterness spill out about something like "this downright mean country." So mean that we should all have it so good! As good as she and Barack had and have it: nice education, thanks to AA (ya see, that's what wrong with AA (affirmative action), ya never know whether they got there on their own or . . . . ), nice house, nice neighborhood, freedom to worship--ah that's a sore subject still what with that Rev. . . .
Anywhoo, back to that photo, His and Hers.
We can find a better one of her. Not a false face that doesn't show how she really feels, but a more flattering one at any rate. So, this is it:
This face fits right in with her sentiments: [from http://theamericansentinel.com/2008/08/25/a-few-details-that-may-not-come-up-during-michelle-obamas-dnc-speech-3/ where Michael Eden is right in sync with what's what with Michelle Obama:
“Sometimes it’s easier to hold onto your own stereotypes and misconceptions. It makes you feel justified in your ignorance. That’s America.” [Youtube].
“Let me tell you something. For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback.” [Youtube].
And how could we forget the views she expressed to The New Yorker:
[Michelle] Obama begins with a broad assessment of life in America in 2008, and life is not good:
. . . we’re a divided country, we’re a country that is “just downright mean,” we are “guided by fear,” we’re a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents. “We have become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day,” she said, as heads bobbed in the pews. “Folks are just jammed up, and it’s gotten worse over my lifetime. And, doggone it, I’m young. Forty-four!”
Now for Barack Hussein Obama.
His must've been taken on the day he said that he'll stand with the "Muslims."
And why not? after all, he . . .
But, before we go on, I've got to find a more flattering image of our New President-To-Be:
Not "Presidential" enough?
Okay then, how 'bout this one?
No? I guess not, the message is of Hope, but the photo is that same old, mean face.
Let me try again. Ah, this one ought to do it!
Hmmm? Naw, not really! Too arrogant. They'll think I want to paint him as an elitist. Back to the old photo file it is.
this one ought to do it . . . except for that caption on it. Not nice. The picture's good though. We're getting close! Closer anyway.
Ah, here's a good one!
Got the same face but with a caption more in keeping with what his campaign wants to portray it's all about. Hope. Hope for . . . ah . . . what? It never says. Then, the poster looks sort of 1984ish. You know, Big Brother . . . Big Brother is watching you!
This one is sooo exciting!
Just strikes the right note: so Messianic! That's it!
Now, we gotta find another one of his adulating followers.
Ah, here's one. Good mix of people he's bamboozled.
Now what every demagogue wants . . . needs . . . and now he's got it! Our own home-grown (sort of) Barack Hussein Obama!
. . . and the moment of splendor and glory. In Berlin, just like Mein Fuehrer. Sieg Heil! Mein Obama. ("Ich bin ja auch ein Fuehrer . . . in Amerika")
As to the question "What is the Message--you know the one of Change, Hope, etc." Or "Is there substance to his message?
Whatever. He's in the money. On the money, actually. He and at least one of his closest advisors, supporters, and associates (Rezko--unsavory character, Syrian-born, Chicago what's-it-again? slumlord?
. . . and here he is with one of America's Moslem congresspersons.
And of course, here are all the birds of a feather
"Obama in a capsule" [or poison pill] comes from a Commenter at
Jihad Watch, Commenter "RBLA" writes:
. . . we are poised to elect as president the abandoned child of a polygamous Muslim and a mother with an obsessive sexual hangup for foreign Muslims. He may not be a Muslim but has been a member for twenty years of a Church that is a fellow traveler of Farrakhan's odd Islamic cult. That, in itself should disqualify him. Obama is the life-long product of affirmative action selected by a clique of lunatic Democrat activists who seized control of a number of small state caucuses. He has no record of any serious intellectual achievements; he is probably just slightly above the average in intelligence. He has no national political experience; he came straight from the corrupt Cook County machine and has not finished even one term in the Senate, an office he attained through the sheer incompetence of his rivals in both parties. Everyone knows that there is one, and only one, reason that he has come as far as he has.
Posted by: RBLA at June 16, 2008 12:08 Mhttp://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/021413.php#c550278
taken from http://islamicdanger4u.blogspot.com/2008/06/trashing-american-heritage-at-jihad.html -- TRASHING THE AMERICAN HERITAGE
. . . AND
A closer look at what [Obama says]reveals what he's really thinking.
"Pakistan needs more than F-16s to combat extremism," he declared. "As the Pakistani government increases investment in secular education to counter radical madrassas . . . we must help Pakistan invest in the provinces along the Afghan border, so that the extremists' program of hate is met with one of hope."
In other words, let's fund schools in terrorist strongholds — just as the federal government fights crime by handing $4.8 million to the disastrous Chicago public school system — where over 30 kids were killed in the last school year alone — as it did earlier this week.
Unfortunately, a Waziristan version of the Windy City's school system won't defeat al-Qaida, but Obama has more proposed largesse — to the tune of $50 billion in foreign aid, including:
• A $2 billion Global Education Fund to counter radical madrassas.
• America Houses in Islamic cities, with Internet, libraries, English lessons, vocational programs and stories of America's Muslims and the strength they add to our country.
• A new America's Voice Corps to recruit, train and send out "talented young Americans" to tell Muslims about America.
• New mobile development teams that bring together State Department, Pentagon and USAID personnel to "work with civil society and local governments to make an immediate impact in peoples' lives, and to turn the tide against extremism."
But how many schoolyard bullies were ever stopped by being told how nice their victims are? Islamofascists know exactly who we are, and they still hate us. It's not our actions that bother them — it's our very existence.
Obama would also give $5 billion to other countries' intelligence services, focusing on "helping our partners succeed without repressive tactics" — meaning no tough interrogations.
Liberal hero Lyndon Johnson discovered that throwing billions at domestic problems doesn't work. Obama would actually apply that failed Great Society mind-set to the global war on terror.
NOTE: SOME THESE OBAMA POSITIONS HAVE OR WILL CHANGE AS HE STUMBLES ABOUT TERRITORY NOT AS FAMILIAR TO HIM AS ARE THE MEAN STREETS OF CHI-TOWN (CHICAGO) AND BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY.
from STUMBLING ABOUT: OBAMA TRIES TO FIGURE OUT MILITARY STRATEGY
And he [Obama] does not appear to be as bright as he has come to believe that he is, given that big boost by Affirmative Action.
"Something very evil has been purposefully created. Many Americans know and feel this. Some can't quite put their finger on it, but they can sense trouble. If we are not wise and prudent, our country will move into a very dangerous area. This is not the time for problems caused by manipulative racial divisiveness.
It has been noted that, in his world, it is perfectly acceptable for Barack Obama to play the race card. He will undoubtedly continue to do so if and when he sits in the Oval Office. Obama is not a uniter; he only sounds like one. What legislator will dare question President Obama with the spectre of being branded a racist looming before them?
It was no coincidence that the woman who sang at the Denver State of The City Address was inspired to change the words of our National Anthem. She did so because Obama is the presumptive presidential candidate for the Democrat Party. The lyrics to "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" were intermingled with the melody of The Star Spangled Banner. The Black National Anthem was used to create hostility and division where none should exist. When interviewed, Rena Marie said she would do it over again. She recanted her apologies later on and appeared to be not only disrespectful, but antagonistic. . . .
Be sure to read read Wake Up the White Folk
COMMENT by Leslie White
If anyone has been a racial divider it is Barack Hussein Obama. The issue of an East African (Kenyan) almost-completely-absent father--whose race and nationality paved his way to Harvard, and a hippy mother trying to assuage for the past "White Man's Burden" by marrying an African and an Indonesian.
The issue of this "white" (Caucasian) American woman and the Kenyan was Barack Hussein Obama. As he has not been shy to point out, he chose to be a black man (a victim) in white America. This earned him Affirmative Action help and greased his path into Columbia University and Harvard Law. (For proof, see http://obamawtf.blogspot.com/2008/08/obama-concedes-he-has-undoubtedly.html )
Once Obama (Barack Hussein) had bedazzled white youth of America with his rhetoric (he had been recognized as the black hope by African-Americans--the people who did help build this nation, fought for it and are much more deserving than this racially confused American-African) he was on his way to the presidency, backed by such Socialist-Marxists as George Soros and MoveOn.org.
After he had opted to be a black man, he threw himself whole-heartedly into Afrocentricity and the Black Liberation Theology church-movement. When he saw his chances for the Democratic nomination receding with the disclosure of Jeremiah Wright's hatred of America, Obama publicly cut his 20-year-long relationship with the Preacher of hate.
At every chance, he plays the so-called "race card," knowing full well that it will find a sympathetic response from the guilt-ridden Liberal youth who are ashamed of the heritage of slavery that haunts them.
But Obama is not the descendant of a slave. His father was a Moslem African and there is no slave-blood on his Kansan mother's side.
Watch how the racial divide in American society will widen as the Obama Socialist-Marxist experiment is foisted on Americans.
If you have not, I have already noticed the animosity of some African Americans to other Americans, now that they believe they have the White House in a "black man's"grasp. Uncalled-for rudeness occurs more and more often.
An Obama presidency will not bring racial healing, but rather racial strife.
Oh, and by the way, the Moslem jihadists know this and you can bet your Cowboy boots that they will use it to bring our country down--if we let them.
What will happen when they try to do that?
We are Reaping the Harvest of Affirmative Action
Conservative Beach Girl: Affirmative Action: End 44 years of discrimination!
Mr. Obama wants Affirmative Action to continue; Mr. McCain has serious questions with the implementation.
Mr. Obama is half-and-half or what would be affectionately called a man of "mixed race" as are his daughters, yet he persists that he will be the first "black" president, should he be elected which is becoming a lilttle more doubtful every day. Well, my goodness. He'll also be the first Muslim-born president as well, and the first to have received elite training at the best educational schools Hawaii had to offer thanks to his grandparents.
Conservative Beach Girl: Affirmative Action: End 44 years of discrimination!
[Both Obama and his wife are the product of Affirmative Action. Did they arrive at their station in life through sincere effort? Or were the skids greased for them via AA? lw]
OBAMA AND TONY REZKO
. . . most Americans don't have a Tony Rezko in their life to help them buy the home of their dreams. They are not like Obama at all.
Rezko, who Hillary Clinton once labeled a "slumlord," was among Obama's earliest supporters.
In 1995, when Obama ran for a seat in the Illinois Senate, Rezko, through two of his companies, gave Obama $2,000.
Obama won election in 1996 in a district that coincidentally contained 11 of Rezko's 30 low-income housing projects. In 2003, when Obama said he'd run for the U.S. Senate, Rezko held a lavish fundraiser at his Wilmette, Ill., mansion.
In 2005, when Rezko was under federal investigation of influence-peddling in Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration, Obama bought a house in Chicago's upscale Hyde Park neighborhood for $1.65 million, $300,000 below the asking price, while Rezko's wife paid full price, $625,000, for an adjacent vacant lot.
Six months later, Obama overpaid Rezko's wife $104,500 for a 10-foot-wide strip of her land, allegedly so he could have a bigger yard. Obama has admitted that at the time, he knew Rezko "was going to have some significant legal problems" with his land deals. He calls their deal a "boneheaded move."
After Rezko's 2006 conviction on 16 counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering and soliciting bribes, Obama said, "This isn't the Tony Rezko I knew." Uh-huh. Just as he said the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, after his anti-American rants became public, was "not the person I met 20 years ago."
Obama also said of Rezko: "I've never done any favors for him." Oh, yes he has, as David Freddoso points out in "The Case Against Barack Obama." And Rezko has returned the favors.
In October 1998, Obama wrote city and state officials, urging them to give Rezko $14 million to build an apartment complex. Obama's request included $855,000 in "development fees" for Rezko and another developer.
Obama did some legal work for Rezko early in their relationship, work that undoubtedly helped Rezko make millions on his rundown properties, many in Obama's district. More than half of these properties later fell into foreclosure, even after Obama tried to fix Rezko's personal housing and mortgage crisis.
In return, aside from the sweetheart deal with a slumlord that got Obama his solitary mansion, Rezko has raised as much as a quarter-million dollars for Obama's various political campaigns over the years.
As John McCain's campaign has asked, does Barack Obama really want a debate about houses?
If you want to know what makes your President Obama tick, and what he has in store for all of us, click on Obama's McKnight In Shining Armor, and be sure the read the whole damned thing! After you have read the pertinent (Alisnky) points, you will be able to see how Obama manipulates whatever situation he encounters himself in, a la Alinsky.
from "Khalid al-Mansour the man behind Obama myth:"
. . . it must be nice to be Obama. This ill-paid community organizer had thought to apply to only three law schools “Harvard, Yale, Stanford.”
from The man behind Obama myth, Is Khalid al-Mansour the man behind Obama myth?
From the foregoing comes this:
In writing Dreams (from my Father), Obama had more than help, much more. The real question is where that help came from and why. . . . With no known prior writing except, by his own admission, “a journal of daily reflections and very bad poetry,” The Times of London calls it “a beautifully written personal memoir steeped in honesty.” And if the “honesty” part is questionable, the “beautifully written” part is not.
HOW THE SKIDS WERE (OR COULD HAVE BEEN) GREASED SO THAT OBAMA GOT INTO HARVARD LAW
A recent televised interview (3:07 mins) with octogenarian entrepreneur and politico Percy Sutton, on a New York City show called "Inside City Hall," sheds light on the question of who this godfather might be.
Sutton described al-Mansour as "the principal adviser to one of the world's richest men."
A Manhattan borough president for 12 years and a credible candidate for mayor of New York City in 1977, Sutton spoke knowingly about the Obama candidacy. Although unspecified as to date, the interview likely took place within the last few months.
"I was introduced to [Obama] by a friend," Sutton told the interviewer. The friend's name was Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, and the introduction took place about 20 years ago.
Sutton described al-Mansour as "the principal adviser to one of the world's richest men." He also implied that al-Mansour was currently raising money for Obama.
Knowing that Sutton had friends at Harvard, al-Mansour asked Sutton to "please write a letter in support of [Obama] ... a young man that has applied to Harvard." Sutton gladly did so.
Although Sutton does not specify a date, this would likely have been in 1988 when the 27-year-old Obama was applying to Harvard Law.
Two years later, while still a law student, Obama improbably received an advance to write a memoir that would be called "Dreams From My Father" when finally published in 1995.
Not yet clear is who exactly this Khalid al-Mansour is. There are at least two candidates, one more troubling than the other. The first is a Muslim crackpot preacher who has not met the paranoid racial fantasy unworthy of his energy.
The second, more likely, is a Dr. Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour, described as "an internationally acknowledged adviser to heads of state and business leaders in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America."
Apparently, al-Mansour serves on the Board of, among others, Saudi African Bank and was responsible for the Africa investment activities of Kingdom Holdings, Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal's investment company.
Two other details argue for this al-Mansour's involvement in Obama's academic and literary careers. He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University and has authored 24 books.
In short, al-Mansour fits the profile of the political godfather. When I was speculating whose "purposeful intervention" had steered Obama's career through its rough spots, I could not have imagined a more likely candidate.
Caution is warranted here. This story is still developing, not in the major media of course, but in the blogosphere, where just about all serious reporting now takes place.
Who is Jack Cashill? [gives his professional bio]
From Reflections on Barack Obama
(updated)Prof. Paul Eidelberg
comes the following excerpt:
Middle East analyst Emanuel A. Winston discusses various sponsors and mentors who seem to have been behind Barack Obama’s meteoric rise to public prominence and who may have influenced his political orientation.
Among those mentioned are the anti-American author Khalid al-Mansour, the principle adviser of Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal; the notorious Columbia University Professor Edward Said, once a member of the PLO; and Syrian-born Tony Rezko, a Chicago politician who became executive director of the Muhammad Ali Foundation to spread Islam.
To the preceding one must add Obama’s mentor the Rev. “God-damn-America” Jeremiah Wright, whose church Obama attended for 20 years.
Winston rightly concludes that America is poised to elect a man to the presidency whose known mentors and sponsors put a lie to just about everything Obama has said on the campaign trail.
Winston adroitly refers to Senator Obama as a “Mansourian candidate.” Let me offer some other sobriquets that may give the reader a glimpse into Obama’s mysterious character.
[all emphases and italics mine. lw]
Good Luck, America! You vote for this guy in early November and you deserve all that you will get. ( . . . "and what's that?" you may well ask--if I haven't gotten through to you-all yet. Do you really . . . truly . . . want to take the chance and find out?)