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Obama Who?

August 5th, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Critics of the president are convinced that Barack Obama will do lasting damage to the U.S. I doubt it.

Obama came to power in the third year of large Democratic congressional majorities. In his first referendum, he lost the House and he may soon lose the Senate; in other words, there followed a somewhat normal reaction against a majority party. Obama’s popularity rating is well below 50%, despite an obsequious media and a brilliantly negative billion-dollar campaign that long ago turned Mitt Romney into a veritable elevator-using, equestrian-marrying, canine-hating monster.

In the second term, there is little of the Obama bully pulpit left. “Make no mistake about it” and “let me be perfectly clear” can incur caricature, not fainting. “Really,” “I’m not kidding,” “I’m serious,” “in point of fact,” and “I’m not making this up” often prove rhetorical hints that the opposite is true. When Obama warns about gridlock in Washington, the “same old tired politics,” the dangers of a tyrant or king in the White House, the need for an honest IRS, or the perils of government surveillance, these admonitions have tragically become a psychological tic to warn us about himself. Former jokes about siccing the IRS on his enemies or using Predator drones to go after suitors of his daughters are as eerie as they are comedic.

Each new “historic” speech is by now mostly history repeating itself as farce. The Victory Column oration gave way to a flat vignette at the Brandenburg Gate. The Cairo speech follow-ups were mostly confusion about Egypt and Syria, without the fictions of the West’s underappreciated debts to Islam. The second Trayvon Martin aside on racial look-alikes was even more disturbing that the first. I don’t think Obama’s advisors will allow him to proclaim any more “deadlines,” or “red lines,” or any sort of lines at all in the Middle East.

Aside from Obama himself, no one in the post-Benghazi, -AP, -NSA, and -IRS scandal era references the president any longer as the former “professor of constitutional law.” In Obama’s case even the inflated title has become an oxymoron.

Ever so slowly, the press, albeit still for the most part privately, is learning that it has been had by one of its own. The breach of journalistic ethics turned out not to be a necessary means to an exalted liberal end, but instead was interpreted cynically by Obama as exemption for doing pretty much what he pleased — like going after AP reporters for leaking national security in a way the administration could only envy, given its own less impressive efforts to divulge what should not have been divulged. How odd that a truly adversarial press is an aid to conservatives in power, in keeping them on their toes about scandal, and how ironic that liberal media obeisance green-lights wrongdoing among those whom they deify.

What does the Arab Spring conjure up? Or “lead from behind”? Or “reset”? (If only Obama could envision Putin as George Zimmerman, we might get real on Russia.) Or an “OK” from the Arab League to act? Or CIA gun-running in Libya? Or the military non-response to Benghazi? Or the incarceration of Mr. Nakoula, the supposedly evil filmmaker? Or “al-Qaeda on the run”? Or the successive flip-flops on Mubarak, Morsi, and the Egyptian military? Or serial “deadlines” to Iran, or consecutive “red lines” in Syria? (If only these threats abroad carried as much weight as Obama’s promises to “bankrupt” coal companies and send our power bills “skyrocketing.”) Or the “peace-process” with the Palestinians? Or closing down the embassies of the Middle East? (If only Islamists were Republicans, they might be on the receiving end of real presidential threats like “punish our enemies.”) What do all these misadventures abroad have in common? I think the answer is nothing and everything: no consistency other than confusion.

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I believe that Obama has caused lasting damage. He has pushed the envelope on acceptable lawless behavior by the executive branch and their is little likelihood it will spring back to it's old dimensions.
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Hard to understand how The One We've Been Waiting For's policies will be considered inconsequential. His handling of the economic (sic) recovery is a disaster. He has polarized the country and set race relations back two generateions, and his stewardship of US foreign policy can be summed up in a single word; disaster. He will certainly be credited with losing the Middle East, and presiding over the resurgence of imperialist Russia. He'll be remembered as the author of America's decline.
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Well, we will definitely shift further towards a strong-president, weak legislature model for our Federal government. Obama's disregard for the rule of law will influence administrations to come, whether Democrat or Republican.

Merely think of George Washington's Farewell Address:

"All obstructions to the execution of the Laws, all combinations and Associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, controul counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the Constituted authorities are distructive of this fundamental principle and of fatal tendency. They serve to Organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force--to put in the place of the delegated will of the Nation, the will of a party; often a small but artful and enterprizing minority of the Community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public Administration the Mirror of the ill concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the Organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common councils and modefied by mutual interests. However combinations or Associations of the above description may now & then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the Power of the People, & to usurp for themselves the reins of Government; destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion."

Obama and his cronies are exactly the type of factional group Washington warned us against all those centuries ago ...
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Thank you Mr. Hanson. Very accurate description of Obama.
But what do you suppose we do in order to thwart his ideological intentions for the next 3 1/2 years? He has, after all, amassed and accumulated more
executive power than any president in history. How do we combat that?
Combine his power with 32 socialist/marxist czars, a liberal-left dominance
in the Senate, and you have a remedy for more insidious power-grabbing.
Write us an article on the solutions, if any, to this monumental conspiratotial
dictatorship in the White House. Oh.....and
Good luck, America.
50 weeks ago
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OBAMA'S ARAB SPRING - EQUALS - MOHAMMED'S PREDICTIONS - EQUALS - OBAMA'S SELF-FULFILLING PROPHECY:- EQUALS: OBAMA'S WORLD RULE.- EQUALS - OBAMA'S BAIT AND SWITCH:

OBAMA IS USING U.S. FOREIGN POLICY IN ORDER TO USE THE ISLAMIC TERRORISTS - AND AMERICA: THE TERRORISTS 'THINK' HE IS FULFILLING MOHAMMED'S PROPHECY (ARAB SPRING) TO CAUSE ISLAM'S WORLD RULE, WHILE AMERICANS 'THINK' HE IS USING U.S. FOREIGN POLICY TO ACHIEVE SOME UNKNOWN ADVANTAGE FOR HER, WHEN ALL THE WHILE HIS 'PLAN' WAS TO 'BAIT' ISLAM - IRAN, AL QAEDA, THE BROTHERHOOD - TO SUPPORT HIS 'VERY CANNY' STRATEGY TO 'APPEAR AS IF THE MAHDI IS RETURNING' - AND WHEN THE MOMENT IS RIGHT, TO 'SWITCH FROM HIS MAHDI POSE TO HIS WORLD DICTATOR POSE - SIMULTANEOUSLY HAVING BAITED AMERICA, AND SWITCHING FROM 'PRESIDENT' TO DICTATOR 'IN PERPETUITY'.

FOLLOW THE HADITHS AND THE QUR'AN FOR THE STEP BY STEP PROTOCOL HE HAS USED; 'SYRIA' AND 'YEMEN' ARE 'KEY' STEPS IN MOHAMMED'S PROTOCOL.

The excerpts in 'Alexis' Comments at Disqus Activity on this topic are all taken from articles and diary entries written and posted as far back as 2007. Those concerning the Arab Spring have been at "A Boudica Point of View" since it began in Egypt.

Quote from Mohammed's "Sayings": The Hadiths:
“The Muslims will throw off the reins of the foreigners and take possession of their land, overthrowing those rulers that are foreign agents" (Obama's 'Arab Spring' verbatim - step by step -"leading from behind"

“Behold, the Imam (Caliph) is but a shield from behind whom the people fight and by whom they defend themselves.” Hadith from Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal ‘
"Ja'far al-Sadiq, the Sixth Imam, made the following prophecies: Abu Bashir says: When I asked Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq, "O son of the Messenger of God! Who is the Mahdi (qa'im) of your clan (ahl al-bayt)?", he replied: "The Mahdi will conquer the world; at that time the world will be illuminated by the light of God, and everywhere in which those other than God are worshipped will become places where God is worshiped; and even if the polytheists do not wish it, the only faith on that day will be the religion of God. (“ISLAM”)

The foregoing is factual - below is kidding on the square: Barack Obama is totally delusional - and, he 'did' rig the 2012 election from the Middle East to the U.S. by use of clandestine anti-Constitutional activities: the NSA, PRISM and the IRS.

OBAMA SAID: (Wish the following were only a spoof)
“I’m going to need another term to finish the job,” (AP Dec. 1, 2011)
--- because synchronizing transformations of fundamental phantasmagorias takes time in order to set up the precise--timing for revelation of his true identity. The world must first be in mental-readiness to learn that all the while he was covertly crafting world events for his ‘Day of Judgment’ against the world for its offenses against 'him' – and to set the stage for the world to be told that he is the prophet‘s promised end-time Big Kahuna – AND, DAMN IT! – HE WANTS THE CREDIT DUE TO HIM EVEN IF HE HAS TO DO ANOTHER LOWLY STINT AS U.S. PRESIDENT.TO PREPARE THE WORLD FOR HIS COMING

http://boudicabpi.wordpress.co...
“A BOUDICA POINT OF VIEW: Take No Prisoners”
LETTER TO “THE ENVY CLASS”: ‘THE DREAMER-REAMERS’
“TREASON AND SHROUD; IRAN ESCORTS OBAMA TO WORLD DICTATORSHIP THRU STRAITS OF 2012” Pref Parts I-V “LETTER TO BARACK OBAMA” Parts I-V

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September 2012
”BARACK OBAMA ‘WHO’? TIMELINE OF HOW OBAMA DESTROYED HIMSELF archived in ‘Alexis Public Library’; A liturgy of how he died”

boudicabpi.wordpress.com/barack-obama-who-timeline-of-how-obama-...




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September 2012
BARACK OBAMA 'WHO'? TIMELINE OF HOW OBAMA ...

boudicabpi.wordpress.com/barack-obama-who-timeline-of-how-obama-...


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I like reading Mr. Hanson, but he needs a reality check. One might think the democrats are finished after that article, but nothing can be further from the truth. This was an extreme case of wishful thinking, particularly what he said about the media getting wise to him. If anyone doubts me, just look at the links where I found This article--on RealClearPolitics--and they are just as predictably partisan as they always have been and will continue to be.

Hillary Clinton will be the next president, and if not, some other Democrat. Mr. Hanson must be having coffee with Dick Morris, but I forgive him anyway.
50 weeks ago
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VDH, Usually I agree with you, but you are wrong on this one. Obama will destroy America. He still has the power.
50 weeks ago
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I fear that we may never recover from the damage Obama has done. Perhaps worse than his damage to the economy, he has polarized us so extremely that a great percentage no longer think, just react with standard polar response. That institution so necessary to maintain freedom - the Free Press has become so corrupted that the only facts that are reported are the ones fitting ideology and nobody trusts the reports they produce.
50 weeks ago
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It is hard to believe, but in 2008 and and amazingly again in 2012 a majority of Americans elected a man to be their President that hates the traditional America that most of us grew up in and love. His fundamental transformation of the United States is a blueprint for economic malaise, racial division and weakening of our military and national and border security, all while using executive orders to thwart the will of the people and Congress. He is arrogant and loves to mock and ridicule those who oppose him and his Far Left agenda. One thing that I have noticed about Obama is that his handlers never allow him to be seen in a large public venue like a sporting event or parade, instead of the carefully staged speeches before an audience of Obama Zombies as his backdrop. They know he would soundly booed if he showed up to throw out the first pitch at a major league baseball park. In my book, this man has committed an enormous number of impeachable offenses and is a danger to our free Republic. In fact, he is the "Enemy Within" along with many, many others in the Democratic Party (American Communist Party).
50 weeks ago
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Even worse is the fact that congress will exempt itself from the failed obummercare debacle.
50 weeks ago
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Your comment deserves much more than the single sentence you've given it.
The fact that congress - half of which is dominated by the GOP - can so brazenly exempt itself from the Affordable Care Act yet not repeal this horror says that THEY JUST DON'T CARE ANYMORE. They think they are immune to us voters, above criticism or reproach. As far as they are concerned, WE AREN'T CALLING THE SHOTS ANYMORE.
Democracy has been slain in DC. While either party still exists as a functioning entity, it will remain dead.
We have lost our freedom, and the Constitution is no longer an operational body of law.
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I'm not convinced Obama will leave peaceably. VDH is underestimating the fiscal damage Obama has caused, there is no free lunch.
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