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Obama as Chaos

October 6th, 2013 - 11:02 pm


 Amid all the charges and countercharges in Washington over the government shutdown, there is at least one common theme: Barack Obama’s various charges always lead to a dead end. They are chaos, and chaos is hard to understand, much less refute.

By that I mean when the president takes up a line of argument against his opponents, it cannot really be taken seriously — not just because it is usually not factual, but also because it always contradicts positions that Obama himself has taken earlier or things he has previously asserted. Whom to believe — Obama 1.0, Obama 2.0, or Obama 3.0?

When the president derides the idea of shutting down the government over the debt ceiling, we almost automatically assume that he himself tried to do just that when as a senator he voted against the Bush administration request in 2006, when the debt was about $6 trillion less than it is now.

When the president blasts the Republicans for trying to subvert the “settled law” of Obamacare, we trust that Obama himself had earlier done precisely that when he unilaterally subverted his own legislation — by quite illegally discarding the employer mandate provision of Obamacare. At least the Republicans tried to revise elements of Obamacare through existing legislative protocols; the president preferred executive fiat to nullify a settled law.

When the president deplores the lack of bipartisanship and the lockstep Republican effort to defund Obamacare, we remember that the president steamrolled the legislation through the Congress without a single Republican vote.

When the president laments the loss of civility and reminds the public that he uses “calm” rhetoric during the impasse, we know he has accused his opponents of being on an “ideological crusade” and of being hostage takers and blackmailers who have “a gun held to the head of the American people,” while his top media adviser Dan Pfeiffer has said that they had “a bomb strapped to their chest.”

When the president insists that the Republican effort to hold up the budget is unprecedented, we automatically deduce that, in fact, the action has many precedents, and on frequent prior occasions was a favored ploy of Democrats to gain leverage over Republican administrations.

In short, whenever the president prefaces a sweeping statement with one of his many emphatics — “make no mistake about it,” “I’m not making this up,” “in point of fact,” “let me be perfectly clear” — we know that the reverse is always true. For Obama, how something is said matters far more than what is said. If he stumbles, as is his wont, through an un-teleprompted remark that on rare occasions can be mostly accurate, that is a serious lapse; if, more frequently, he mellifluously asserts a teleprompted falsehood, there is little worry. The result is not so much untruth, lies, or distortions, as virtual chaos. Is what he says untrue, contradictory of what he said or did earlier, or just nonsensical?

These strange flights of fantasy are not new. When Barack Obama boasts that “American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years,” we know that is despite, not because of, his efforts, remembering that oil and gas leases have markedly decreased during the Obama administration, as they have soared on private and state lands. Again, how do you refute fantasy?

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No. Obama is not operating as a 'dedicated progressive' or a Marxist-socialist or anyone with an ideology. He is not functioning within a particular political agenda. The people around him may be dedicated socialists for their own imperialist reasons but Obama has no ideology and no beliefs about the well-being of a society. His focus is not on society but always and only on Himself.

What people, to my mind, ignore is that Obama has, psychologically, NO connection to reality. He exists entirely in a virtual world of His Own Words. His words are not referenced or connected to reality; their sole function is to manipulate you into his control. That's why he is, as he is, a pathological liar. Because his words aren't meant to refer to a fact or actual issue; they are meant to manipulate you to be 'His'.

Therefore, he will say one thing to one audience and three hours later, will say the opposite to a different audience. Since he confines his words to endless campaign speeches, that is, where he preaches rather than discusses, and in situations where no-one can hold him to account, can ask questions - then, he remains safe and secure in his Virtual World. Dare to confront him and he'll turn spiteful and arrogant.

He is not a psychologically 'solid' person and people don't seem to realize this; he is a clinical narcissist - which is not your run-of-the-mill egoist but an individual with an enormous pathological need to dominate, control and - weaken others. That need to weaken others includes a malicious and vicious streak; he likes to shame and belittle others; he likes to instill fear; he likes to mock and harass others.

If Obama feels he cannot control you or some situation then, you and that situation (eg, the Middle East) literally cease to exist. He has no interest in whatever he cannot manipulate into his control.

Don't wonder that Obama lies and misinforms and manipulates - as if you were wondering why any normal person would do that. He isn't normal; he is psychologically pathological and his need to destroy goes hand in hand with his need to control.
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Obama is just being Obama. An Alinsky community organizer and a cheap politician. Nothing "unprecedented" or "historical" about him, except that he made it to the top by the color of his skin.
The chaos can be laid at the feet of the media, the firewall against the most pernicious governments historically, but now as corrupt as the government they are purposed with holding responsible. They have become, in every sense, The Ministry of Truth, even to the point of scrubbing "news" that occasionally gets revealed by quick online visitors who capture a screen grab before the information is sent down the Memory Hole.
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Obama as Chaos could have been entitled Obama the Communist. They are both the same thing. Obama speaks in double speak and code. And like the "days of old" when the hard line Soviets spoke, some of us listen to his words and parse them for their true meaning. His words are meant to be heard by the masses in a literal fashion. By those trained in deception, they hear something else entirely. I learned long ago that everything he says means the opposite of what the average person thinks it means. Take for instance his focus on the middle class. Bet a lot of people thought he LIKES the middle class. He really really wants to help them. No. He is telling his comrades the middle class is a TARGET all right. But not in the ways one would think. If you like your doctor, you can keep him. We have shovel ready jobs. We have a transparent administration. I am a Christian. I am not a Muslim. I will be a uniter. And on and on. The clue to understanding this PSYCHO is to understand how his brain has been warped by decades of left wing deceit and double talk. It's hardly a wonder he can't speak much when not faced with a script. He has so many public personas vs. his true self that he has lost control of which one he can let out of the bag. He was trained to be and is a replica of a "Soviet" apparatchik.
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I actually read, MAYHEM....'>>.......
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Professor Hanson states: "These strange flights of fantasy are not new. When Barack Obama boasts that 'American oil PRODUCTION is the highest that it’s been in eight years,' we know that is despite, not because of, his efforts, remembering that oil and gas LEASES have markedly decreased during the Obama administration, as they have soared on private and state lands. Again, how do you refute fantasy?" (CAPS added)

Does not Mr Hanson recognize the difference between production and leases? Can not the two simultaneously be true?
48 weeks ago
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He is the incarnation of Koestler's No.1 Luciferic Leader who is the DARKNESS AT NOON...
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"But in their daily calculus, that resulting chaos is minor in comparison to the symbolic meaning of Obama. He is, after all, both the nation’s first African-American president and our first left-wing progressive since Franklin Roosevelt. In comparison with those two facts, no others really matter."

That's hitting the nail on the head. It is ideology all the way down.
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The operative word is not "chaos," but "contempt."

Only someone so deeply contemptuous of his audience would have the breezy gall to brazenly lie to them like retarded children.

Only a man who sees the American People in the same way that a pimp regards his heroin-addicted prostitute would abuse them so contemptuously -- where else is she going to get her smack from, where else are his base voters going to get their "free" stuff?

Only a man whom the media relentlessly allow to "Come out of the water dry" based on nothing more than his skin color -- no matter how he contradicts himself, no matter how big the whoppers he utters are -- could be so contemptuous toward everyone, not just his own willfully-deluded base.

Chaos is what arises from this much of a profound degree of lazy, arrogant contempt.
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BHO is the American BOTTOM-FEEDER who ironically regards the American people & polity as his bottom-feeding gutter
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Hillary Clinton, James Baker III on Iran: “We Ought to Take Em Out”, “We’re going to Provoke an Attack because then we will be in Power for as long as Anyone can Imagine” By Global Research News Global Research, October 04, 2013 PBS
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All that Dr VDH points out is true but Obama is correct in his assumption that he is ruling a country of dependent dimwits. He only needs to be Black and Leftist and therefore substance and truth be damned. Its not complicated.
49 weeks ago
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"obama Despair Syndrome"

WADR to Wart7, (thanks for the new to me info) are concerned, informed Americans reaching a point of diminishing returns in trying to fractionate the %s of how and why the ____-in-WH does as he does?
He just always gets and does worse. He can be startling at times, but should anyone be at all surprised anymore? Is he going to fire hose and arrest the Ohio Honor Flight vets coming in as scheduled on Wednesday?
Word now is that he is absolving himself in CR and debt-ceiling debacle and handing it to reid. "My army" on Syria recently? Way way beyond cognitive dissonance.
49 weeks ago
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News is now that ___-in-WH is passing the buck, and throwing under the truck/bus?, of CR and debt limit to reidtard.

What is immediately workable is a pub U.S. Senate next year
I am mainly concerned about good candidates who will win.

After RNC/RINO abandonment of Angle against reid, there is not much reason to trust them. Third party and protest (and stay at home votes) gave us both clinton I and 2nd term of pouter-in-chief.

Senate Conservative Fund does at a minimum identify potential winners.

Then, individual citizens can choose who to support apart from or with any PAC.

Love Krauthammer's recent "What is any *ONE* achievement of hildabeast?"

Oh, the Chicoms want their money ...
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OBAMA is consummate comprise of THE HEIDEGGERIAN LIAR. Orwell predicted such (as Czeslaw Milosz) a "double-think"-practicing creature in his classic essay,THE CAPTIVE MIND. But BHO not merely practices, "Ketman", he is THE KETMAN, the multi-layered LIAR whose "ontological" center is a valueless "black" hole of deceit and self-apotheosis. Like Cormac McCarthy's anti-Christ figure,The Judge, in his PM Inferno, BLOOD MERIDIAN, he is a Creature...not a man or boy...but an incarnation of anti-LOGOS, a being which actualizes ITSELF on The EVIL,The LIE and The UGLY. He is the anti-Being and (ironically) antithesis of the untermensch, Nietzschean "BEAST" living vampire-like, BEYOND GOOD & EVIL, enthralled only by himself, of himself and for himself. Yet he is not physically (or metaphysically) alone. He is surrounded by minions, virtual worshipers, who in worshiping him, believe they worship themselves in a hellish parody of anti-humanity that truly consummates the mystery: 666...
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