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Barry, Harry, Barry and Harry

June 17th, 2014 - 10:12 am
Barack Hussein Obama, in unfamiliar surroundings

Barack Hussein Obama, in camouflage

With the backsliding economy, the collapse of Iraq, the record rise in disability, the slow-motion invasion along our southern borders — actively assisted by the current administration — and the fixation on imaginary threats over real-world problems, we have now arrived at a an inflection point in the development of the American political system. For if war is too important to be left to the generals, can we not now also say, definitively, that politics is too important to be left to the politicians?

Consider the increasingly strange case of Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetero, a man apparently born and bred for a single purpose: to run for office and yet somehow singularly unsuited to the task. Bereft of any discernible skills, intellectually mediocre, a flat and uninspiring speaker away from his omnipresent teleprompter, incapable of extemporaneous thought, indifferent to the actual discharge of his constitutional duties and possessed of low cunning attached to an overweening sense of self-importance, Obama is the first president in our history for whom the White House was the only logical career path. Neither a public intellectual like Wilson, a war hero like Teddy Roosevelt or Ike, or a self-made man like Reagan, Obama in many ways resembles JFK, who had been spawned along with his brothers explicitly for public office by an Irish parvenu with visions of grandeur and a chip on his shoulder.

Thackeray wrote about just such a family is his early novel, Barry LyndonIn that work, made into a memorable film by Stanley Kubrick, the wheedling, smooth-talking Barry (egged on by his implacable mother) woos and wins the lovely Lady Lyndon, only to beggar her with his profligate spending and undisciplined personal behavior. If you picture Marisa Berenson as Lady Liberty, this scene takes on added resonance:

Still, one can easily imagine John F. Kennedy doing something productive with his life had his quest for the White House, taken in place of his fallen older brother, not been successful. The president’s untimely death ensured that his younger brothers Bobby and Teddy would spend the rest of their lives seeking the family restoration. Not so Obama, unless you count an academic sinecure “productive.”

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I am a 48-years-old retired (1SG/E-8) combat vet of the U.S. Army (Iraqx2-Afghanx3, 1st Gulf War and Panama before that).....only trying to establish my bonifides....I have never before felt the undercurrent of anger among the people towards our government which I feel today. Tyranny has become the norm and is incessantly creeping forward taking more of our liberties away from us every day. Tragically, the modern McConnell-Boehner-Rove republican party is either in bed with the dems, or, they only want control so THEY can steal from all of us like the dems have been doing since 2006. IF we cannot field an exciting, unifying leader for 2016, and/or if widespread fraud and abuse again hands a tyrant (Her Thighness) victory, I am afraid blood will spill in many sections of the country. Who can save us? Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy....? I am very concerned about what kind of America will we leave for our children.....please join me in praying for forgiveness for being so weak as to allow these leftover hippies, queers, dope addicts and assorted other anti-American trash to takeover our society and our country. Please forgive us Lord for not being proper stewards of the majesty and grace that You have bestowed upon us. Please give us the courage, strength and wisdom to reclaim our rightful position as the last best hope for freedom and liberty in the world. Amen.

Remember BENGHAZI!
18 weeks ago
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After drinking a potion of Saul Alinsky, Jeremiah Wright, Karl Marx, Bill Ayers, King George III, King Louis XVI, Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, Joesph Stalin, the Queen of Hearts, Joe Isuzu and his own creation, Barack Obama is transformed into the cruel, remorseless, pathological, narcissistic, misanthropic, pyromaniac (clinical reference note #1) Herr Hussein, representing the hidden side of Obama’s dual nature brought to the fore. As Barry he has many supporters among sheeple and zoombies and, with great effort, is able to affect a somewhat pleasing personality, but as Herr Hussein he has become more and more fanatical, more and more dictatorial, more and more scape goating, makes ever longer enemies lists, encourages demonization and dehumanizing of political opponents and becomes ever more isolated and fascist like as time goes by as Herr Hussein grows in dominance. After taking this potion repetitively, he now no longer needs to rely upon it to unleash his worst inner fascist demons.

Clinical reference note #1: Such individuals who lack ulterior motive have traditionally been referred to in layman’s terms simply as a variation of a pyromaniac. Most such maniacs lack conscious motivation although they are fully aware of the acts they are failing to stop or they themselves are committing. Typically they will feel intense pleasure, gratification, or relief when causing destruction or when witnessing or participating in the aftermath. Motivation is also classified as pathological and non-pathological. Some research suggests that feeling such joy at horrific situations is pathological. Other research suggests that some motivation for this comes from rational thought. Taking joy in horrific situations for envisioned gains in political power and/or the concealment of the imposition of devious plans are examples of supposed rational decision making.

I must say in conclusion that history has repeatedly and harshly proven that elevating such a profoundly disturbed man to the highest office in any country is never a good idea. Unfortunately it is a lesson that must be learned first hand in every nation and some of those nations survive and some do not. As it is taking so long for most Americans to learn this lesson, it is becoming unceasingly likely that America will end up finding itself in the latter category.
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Agree with every word.

And now that he's getting ripped across the spectrum--labeled naive, foolish, incompetent, dishonest, and so on--this arrogant, thin-skinned man must be boiling inside.

I suspect he's so ticked that he's no longer concerned with plunging poll numbers and his favorability ratings. I think he'll spend the next two years abusing the powers of the presidency, daring the GOP to impeach him. He knows the Senate won't convict.

The president's going rogue, folks. This country has never been at greater risk since the Civil War.
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17 weeks ago
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Excellent article, but the author missed one point Little barry won handily because he followed 8 years of stunning incompetence by the idiot from Texas. I actually had hope for change myself, I just didn't expect that change to come in the form of Chicago style drug dealer tactics and strategies.
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As for what Republican can move against him? They're out there. Plenty of them. It's just that our political system is rigidly fixed with elections held every even numbered year, and a split congress that has to be overcome before anybody can effectively check his capricious use of power. We are almost, but not at the climax of a drama that has been going on for over a century. The ascension to power of anti-constitution leftists has been gradually building since the Progressive era of Teddy Roosevelt. They have finally gotten everything that they've ever wanted, and it is turning to ashes in their mouths. That they should be so successful in achieving power, and so wretchedly awful in wielding it will doom the leftist ideal for the century to come. And who will come forth as the champion, the new Reagan? Who knows? Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, Suzanna Martinez to pick from somebody already in office; or Joni Ernst, or Dave Brat, now running for Congress, or Sarah Palin, lurking out there in the gloomy dusk, with a high powered rifle, and her finger on the pulse of mood of the American populace. Any one of them could lead in the restoration of our Constitutional system. It's just too early to tell just yet who it will be.
18 weeks ago
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Never in the history of this country has the cheerleading of the media been so important to the election of a president. Even today the media regurgitates the talking points handed to them by the WH as articles and opinion pieces, which are then approved by editors as legitimate by publishing them.

That the IRS can tell Congress that they lost all the emails from Lois Lerner and every other high ranking IRS figure involved in the (faux) scandal without a single mention in any major news publication is shocking. Where are today's Woodward and Bernstein?

Moreover, why has Darryl Issa not given Lerner immunity and forced her to testify?

Idiots abound.

Who is watching the watchers?
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He has used the Alphabet Organs of State as POLITICAL weapons against the America people.
He has allowed an uncontrolled influx of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS across America's porous borders and put impediments in the way of the enforcement of America's LAWS dealing with ILLEGALS.
He has provided a HEROES welcome home for an American TRAITOR and inappropriately groped his Mother and SMILINGLY allowed his Father to spout ISLAMIC PROPAGANDA on the White House steps.

IMPEACH THE TRAITOR and his whole corrupt LYING REGIME NOW.
18 weeks ago
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I was visiting family in Germany in 1982 and one of my sisters-in-law asked me how America could elect an actor, Reagan, to be president. I told her, "He was governor of California for eight years." Her comeback was "That doesn't mean anything." (I have a long memory) It wasn't until years later that I discovered that European politicians are raised to become "leaders" through the schools and groups which produce those idiots.
In a sense, The Won was raised to become president and he campaigned during a time when American Stupidity was and is at an all-time high. In a sane world he would be at best an over-paid college professor. Over-paid professor. I apologize for the redundancy. Both times.
18 weeks ago
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We do have to be careful about pouring our antagonism towards (the tragic total misuse of what should have been beautiful and humane) leftism into the "I loathe him so much" cup.

The endless reporting on left wing double standards which angers so many us. It isnt really doing anyone any good. It does your head in and plays into their hands as they can just point the finger at your "scandalous anger" which is what they have been doing this entire administration if you have been paying attention.

He doesnt rule. Contemporary feminists do. You are in a sense arguing enmasse with hysteric women. Where will that get you?

I am surprised how little thought in these blogs is put into how to utterly ignore the daily distractions these charlatans pose and get to business. What can be done to oppose their lies and hypocrisy?

Why dont the GOP go into hibernation and vote present on everything. Why doesn't FOX news undertake a more solemn and serious tone to their reporting. Less gloss, less Ken and Barby. Give them the rope. Right now you are justifying them with every oppositional post and story. You vindicate them and make them feel superior to you and others.

When they have f-ed everything up, like a bad weekend carpenter they will have to call you in. Then you can name your price. I am sure a little more focus on long term strategy and less on incessant daily indignation and someone or a group or a leader can come up with a more intelligent plan to counter it and save our race.

But both sides do have a list of good ideas and horrible sins, that must always be rememembered or the tyranny will just replicate istelf again.


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Mr. Walsh is spot-on. Barry Sotero was a bench-warmer, 9th of 10 players, on his senior high school team...he barely lettered. We know NOT how he rose through exclusive colleges, but he didn’t have game for a basketball scholarship. By the bye? Sarah Palin was the MVP and starting point guard for her senior high school’s Alaska State Championship team. PALIN GOT GAME! (They called her “Sarah Barracuda”.)
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I seem to recall that there are ranches in TX where you can pay to go & shoot "retired" zoo or circus Lions or Tigers. Seems to me the best use for these animals would be to create a "wild animal zone" just inside the border, where they can live & hunt aliens, in their retirement. This is definitely a better deal for the animals & I expect word would spread FAST about the "new improved Border Patrol". A WIN WIN, if ever there was one!!
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I remember visiting cousins in Canada once and they took us to a place called African Lion Safari where you could look at real lions (and other exotic animals as well). There was high chain link fencing all around the place with frequent signs warning "Trespassers will be eaten".
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