Barack Obama Is Having a Very Bad Week, and Even WaPo Noticed

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The smartest man in the world can’t make a gaffe, surely. When Barack Obama says something ridiculous, mean-spirited, wrongheaded, or just plain dumb, he means it.

So we know Obama considers the murders of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others mere “bumps in the road” to his re-election. Four bumps, to be precise.

When Obama says Israel is just “one of our strongest allies” in the Middle East, no longer our strongest, he means it.

When Obama refers to Israel’s fear of a nuclear Iran as “noise” that he intends to "block out," he means it.

He meant it when he said he the Constitution is a “fundamentally flawed document,” and he meant it when he said “I actually believe in redistribution” of wealth.

Barack Obama meant it when he returned Winston Churchill’s bust.  He meant it when partied in Vegas as terrorists attacked our consulates in Libya and Egypt.

Barack Obama’s worldview is easy to understand: he wants to reduce America’s prestige and to leave Israel twisting in the wind.

Jennifer Rubin has more at Washington Post.

Which Barack Obama is Right?

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A genius is someone who can hold contrary concepts simultaneously in mind.

What, then, do we call a person who simultaneously argues two contrary concepts?

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How ‘bout “demagogue?”

A few weeks ago, Barack Obama told America’s business owners that they are not responsible for their success.  “Someone else built that.”

Today, the same Obama told Mitt Romney that there not many people who consider themselves victims.

Does Mr. Obama believe that people in dire straights are not victims of circumstances? It seems so. Obama’s telling us that if you succeed, it’s because someone else helped you, but if you fail, you fail on your own.

If that is Obama’s meaning, then his idea of cradle-to-grave government dependency would be, simply, immoral. You don’t systematically reward people who repeatedly fail.

I’d like to welcome Mr. Obama to the world of people who believe we are masters of our domains. But we know Mr. Obama is a demagogue, arguing both sides of the same point to secure himself another four years of dictatorial rule.

 

Can You Trust Barack Obama for 4 More Years?

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Barack Obama came to office promising to heal the planet (I didn’t know it was sick), lower the waters, and end war as we knew it “whilst waking on water squirting wine out his ass,” to borrow William S. Burroughs’s anti-Christian blasphemy in Naked Lunch. (Funny. I don’t recall reading about Christians blowing up embassies over that book’s publication.)

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Four years later, The One might want to let the waters rise. Maybe they’ll put out the fires in the Middle East.

When Obama took office, the only international hotspots were Afghanistan and Iraq, where allied forces, led by the USA, had Iraq all but tamed. Afghanistan was ready for a surge to bring that conflict into its waning days.

Four years later, The One sees Chinese demonstrators threatening nuclear annihilation of Japan, Iran warming up its nuclear arsenal, Israel preparing to forcibly demilitarize Iran, and American embassies under deadly attack around the world.

When Obama took office, he promised that Muslim hostility would ease.

Four years later, Muslims around the world feel free to rape and murder ambassadors from the USA.

The most common mistake made by man in looking forward is believing that the future will be a linear progression of the recent past. Nassim Nicholas Taleb wrote a book about this fallacy. So did William Strauss and Neil Howe.

History does not move in a linear progression for long. Events interrupt the best laid plans.  This is why I don’t really care much about a candidate’s position on  issues of the day, except as guideposts to understanding the candidate’s world view and mindset. The issues that weigh on an office holder are usually very different from the ones he campaigned on. Instead, I want to know why the candidate takes a position. What’s his moral and philosophical reasoning for arriving at a conclusion.

More importantly, we should ask if a candidate has the temperament to deal with crises and the humility to realize that his grand strategy might fall victim to Black Swans.

Barack Obama has proven he lacks the temperament required of the American President. We always knew he was born without humility.

Barack Obama’s presidency has made the world, not just the USA, a worse place to live.

It’s time for him to go.

7 Warning Signs That Obama’s Imploding

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Hurricane Isaac smiled on the Republicans in Tampa and delivered more misery to New Orleans and its surroundings.  That was just one of the ominous signs that 2012 is shaping up to be a forgettable year for Democrats, especially for Barack Obama.

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Here’s seven more warning signs that Obama’s 6-year campaign is about to implode:

1.  Torrential Rains Wipe the Face of Mount Obamamore

Not that weather plays favorites, but you have wonder. First, there was Isaac. It missed Tampa and revealed Obama as a self-serving attention grabber. Obama who’s going to New Orleans Monday only as a political necessity after Mitt Romney paid the drenched and ravaged city a visit on Friday.  But the real kicker was the torrential rains that ruined a gigantic Rushmore-like sand sculpture of Dear Leader Obama.

2.  Even Bill Maher Says Clint Eastwood “Killed” It at GOP Convention

In 2008, John McCain couldn’t buy a celebrity endorsement. In 2012, a Hollywood icon delivered one of the best and most bizarre performances in political convention history.  Clint Eastwood demonstrated the skills of a great storyteller by talking to an empty chair that represented the empty suit in the White House. When Bill Maher and Mark Levin agree, it must be true.

3.  Bill Clinton Poised to Upstage Obama (and remind all of us that things were better when Newt was Speaker of the House)

Did I call Obama an attention whore? Well, in that old profession Obama’s a cheap streetwalker compared the $10,000-an-hour “executive escort” named Bill Clinton. And there’s a lot of evidence that the two don’t like each other. That should make for quite a show as Bill Clinton brings his Little Rock carnival to North Carolina to show Obama how to turn political tricks like a master.

4.  Democrat Governor Admits We’re Not Better Off Than Four Years Ago

The greatest question ever asked in a presidential debate didn’t come from the moderator; it came from Ronald Reagan. In a debate with President Jimmy Carter, Reagan asked, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?”  The answer then, as now, was “no.”  Even Democrats can’t deny that Obama made it worse.

5.  Democrats Campaign of Personal Attacks Tarnishes the Incumbent

Last June, the New York Times realized that Obama’s decision to take the low road in 2012 was a big gamble. That’s because of neuroscience. When I say something bad about someone, the listener thinks less of my subject, but he also thinks less of me.  (I should probably worry more about this fact, huh?)  By going negative hard and early, Obama is alienating voters left and right. He’s running against America’s current state—a state he produced by his work in the majority party in the Senate and as President.  That helps explain why even his own campaign staff can’t tell us things are better now than when Obama took office.

6.  Republican Identification Reaches Historical High

For years, Republican wins were tied to low turnout. That was because far more voters self-identified as Democrat than Republican.  But Republican identification is at an all time high following a positive and effective GOP convention.  For an incumbent relying on negativity, this Republican surge is a double-barrel shotgun aimed on Obama’s political future. He’s turning off young voters who should be idealistic, and catalyzing independents to choose the GOP.  According to Rasmussen, 37.6% of us identify as Republican, but only 33.3% as Democrat.  What’s worse for Obama (and better for America) are the trends.  Democrat identification is falling as Republican ID rises.  In other words, Democrats are becoming Independents and Independents are becoming Republicans.

7.  Even Huffington Post Realizes Obama Failed to Reform Politics as Promised

Sam Stein at HuffPo writes about an Obama flaw we on the right recognized four years ago: Obama’s no reformer. He promised to change politics, to change America, to heal the world and lower the seas. He didn’t.  By contrast, Mitt Romney’s determination to help you and your family looks far more promising.

While the Electoral Map is still concerning for Republicans, Obama seems to be steering the Democrats into the teeth of a political hurricane.

Just How Bad Would a Second Obama Term Be?

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If you believe that 92 percent of people need to have most aspect of their lives managed by experts, then a second Obama term will make you happy.

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If, however, you believe in self-governance, that people are endowed by God and nature with the capacity and unalienable right to manage their own affairs, then a second Obama term will be a massive human rights violation.

Consider what the Obama administration has already brought us:

  • He has appointed bureaucrats to make your medical decisions
  • He has given himself the sole authority to strike down laws passed by Congress
  • He has taken upon himself the authority to create laws that Congress specifically refused to pass
  • He has deployed drones to spy on Americans without a warrant
  • He has denied private companies the permission to seek and recover fuel
  • He has encouraged violence against the hardest working Americans
  • He has encouraged illegal aliens to steal our things
  • He has disparaged the Constitution as “fundamental flawed document”
  • He has seized control of private companies
  • He has damaged America’s credit rating
  • He has exploited racial tension for his own advantage
  • He has undermined small business

So, how bad would a second Obama term be?  Frankly, I think it would end the United States of America has we know it.