Monday, May 19, 2008

Obama, Would You Like Some Brie With That Whine?

It's no secret to members of Joshua's Army that I have a fairly low opinion of Barack Hussein Obama as a presidential candidate. But the way things are going, I'm even losing respect for him as a man.

It's not enough that he's based a great deal of his campaign on grievance mongering and racial politics - that's be expected from a candidate on the Left for the Democrats in this election year. But it's at the point now where any direct or even implied criticism of The Chosen One, his proposed policies,his past record or his associates is attacked as racist, a personal attack, or, in the words of the candidate 'low class.'

First, we were told that using the candidate's middle name or referring to his Muslim background was off limits. Here, we have a presidential candidate who was willing to make a small fortune selling books that used this background as a marketing hook and that made point of praising his father and brother's fundamentalist Islamic faith when it was to his advantage... but who claims that to mention it now that he's running for president at a time when America is in a conflict with fundamentalist Islam is somehow irrelevant and 'dirty politics.'

Next, we were told that his twenty year association with Jeremiah Wright was off limits, especially since Wright was just his pastor, we were told his remarks were 'just snippets, taken out of context,' that hey, all of us have heard stuff we disagree with coming from our clergymen, that this was just normal style in Black Churches and that he somehow never heard anything offensive in an intensive twenty year relationship with this man.

Then, Obama wanted us to take his relationship with Leftist icons and ex-Weatherman terrorists Bill Ayres and Bernadine Dohrn off the table, since they were, after all, just neighbors and social acquaintances. And never mind that Obama sought them out to help launch his career in Chicago politics by getting their seal of approval as a credible candidate acceptable to their radical views.

Turns out you may not need a Weatherman to see which way the wind blows, but you sure seem to need one to get elected in certain circles!

Last week, Obama and many of his fellow Democrats went ballistic over a speech President Bush made in the Israeli Knesset, where he talked about the dangers of trying to appease America's avowed enemies - without mentioning anyone in particular by name.

Funny thing is, The Chosen One had a golden opportunity dropped in his lap there. All he had to say was something 'nuanced' along the lines of "I agree with President Bush that the United States should not be appeasing terrorists or states that sponsor them. At the same time, it's important that we remain engaged in the Middle East as a force for peace.'

You know, the usual meaningless drivel that could be taken any which way.Or he could have ignored it.

Instead, he went bat burgers, calling the president's remarks "an appalling attack" and "fear mongering"...thus underlining that Barack Hussein Obama and a lot of his party own the appeasement label.

Even worse (and more revealing) was his attempt to explain himself to Leftist shill David Brooks in the New York Times, in response to questions about his endorsement by people like Hamas:

The U.S. needs a foreign policy that “looks at the root causes of problems and dangers.” Obama compared Hezbollah to Hamas. Both need to be compelled to understand that “they’re going down a blind alley with violence that weakens their legitimate claims.”

"Legitimate claims", hmmm..? I can just see how effective an Obama administration would be at dealing with these characters, which is why they're absolutely salivating at the thought of him winning the White House.

And now, The Chosen One is seething over an ad made by the Tennessee Republican Party that actually has the temerity to use video segments with a couple of famous quotes by Obama's whiny buppie wife Michelle:

"But I do want to say this to the GOP. If they think that they're going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful. Because that I find unacceptable," he said.

Obama praised his wife's patriotism and said that for Republicans "to try to distort or to play snippets of her remarks in ways that are unflattering to her I think is just low class ... and especially for people who purport to be promoters of family values, who claim that they are protectors of the values and ideals and the decency of the American people to start attacking my wife in a political campaign I think is detestable."

Man up, lil' buckaroo...that's what happens when you have your wife actively campaigning for you instead of assuming a relatively quiescent role. It's fair game.

As for 'snippets'....Obama ought to be careful about using that word. The last time he went off about snippets being taken out of context, it was in response to people's questions about Jeremiah Wright's racist, anti-Semitic and radical statements and sermons. And I think we know how that turned out.

Best to let that particular sleeping dog lie, before people really get the idea to start looking for context, and G-d-knows-what surfaces from under the woodwork.

It's one thing to throw your grandmother, your long time spiritual mentor and a whole handful of campaign advisers and associates under the bus when they prove embarrassing, but it might be a little more difficult with a spouse.

In view of what these little episodes have revealed, not only is Barack Hussein Obama unqualified to be president based on his resume, he lacks the basic temperament for the job.

Can you imagine this oversensitive, whining little poseur dealing with the likes of Putin, Ahmadinejad or Kim Jong-Il?


Anonymous said...

Putin is by far and away the most dangerous. He controls the country with the largest most advanced nuclear arsenal in the world, the best intellegence agency on earth, and Russia has a higly motivated military. In addition to this, Russia is supported by huge oil wealth. In short, Russia is the most powerful nation on earth right now.

Mr. Putin is one of the most evil men who has ever lived. He is also one of the most clever politicians to have ever lived. He would squash Barack Obama like a bug. He would crush John McCain like a mouse. In summary, there is no politician in the US or the West who is capable of standing up to this man. Putin's intellect and ruthlessness towers over all of them.

Now having written this, there is good news. 1.) Russia's wealth and Putin's power is based almost solely on oil wealth. If we develop more of our own reserves and build more refineries, as well as more nuclear power plants we can gain more leverage against Russia and neutralize some of Putin's effectiveness. 2.) Putin and his government are amond the most anti-semitic on earth. Those who have come against Israel have always had a bad end. 3.) America's cause in the conflict with Russia is a just one.

These factors mean that God will ultimately be opposed to Mr. Putin. As such, no matter how clever he may be, which he is very clever, God will cut him, his supporters, and his government down to size.

Anonymous said...

I have never seen David Brooks referred to as a leftist shill.

Unknown said...

another interesting point about his comment on hamas and hezbullah -- not only are their real claims illegitimate (destroy israel) but the violence is by no means a blind alley. on the contrary, it's been their only path to success. so BHO gets it doubly wrong while thinking he's hit the nail on the head. too bad he can't feel the pain when he misses the nail and hits himself (ie us).

Anonymous said...

I think that BO hasn't had to ever be responsible for his actions or for what he says. He's been given a pass every time that he screws up up till now and he is pissed that he isn't getting it anymore. So is his wife.

Think of the way some in the MSM are treating BO as affirmative action writ large.