Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I'm beginning to think Obama really is an idiot, and a dangerous one at that. If you get past the amazing number of gaffes he makes while away from the teleprompter - including yesterdays, "Israel has always been a friend of Israel" - and you excuse the fact that not only does he still believe the surge was a wrong-headed approach, regardless of it's brilliant success, then you still have to be wondering about this ignorant mistake:

From Little Green Footballs...

From John at Power Line notices another in a seemingly endless series of gaffes from the Naive Messiah: The Fine Line Between Pandering and Lying.

Obama continued:

Now, in terms of knowing my commitments, you don’t have to just look at my words, you can look at my deeds. Just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, which is my committee, a bill to call for divestment from Iran, as a way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don’t obtain a nuclear weapon.
But Obama is not a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Obama just made that up so he could count the committee’s action as one of “my deeds.”

UPDATE at 7/23/08 2:32:05 pm:

And here’s the video clip:

I'm not sure whether the mainstream media is in the tank for this guy because of any other reason than they feel THEY can make a difference. I sense that because THEY were able to bring down a president and stop the Vietnam war, they have always (at least for the past 40 years) believed that they are the sole purveyor of truth, justice and the American way.

Here comes along this nobody, this empty suit, who looks great, speaks well and is racially perfect for a post-racial world. In addition, he is the politically polar opposite of the conservative Bush administration. This is now THEIR chance to make history again, just like the '60s!

My belief is that most Americans, regardless of the fact (or maybe in lieu of the fact) that most British, French and German solidly back Obama, will not be swayed when pulling that lever on November 4th. In fact, I was quite surprised to read on an ABC News story's comments section the amount of resentment the majority of those who commented had towards the "anointed one."

Furthermore, I was stunned at the interviews that Katie Couric gave on CBS last night as well. Although she still gave twice as much time to Obama than to Senator McCain, she clearly pointed out the stark contrast between a 30-year senate leader and a 141-day senate newbie. I mean seriously, Senator Obama has been a candidate for President longer than he has spent serving the people of Illinois.

I'm telling you, folk. This is NOT the kind of change this country needs. Electing Barack Obama would simply be a knee-jerk reaction that would greatly damage our country and the free world as we know it. Hate George Bush all you want. But an Obama presidency will set us back much, much further than anything Bush has done. Yeah, yeah, I know some friends in France see it different. That's their opinion. I'm sticking to mine.



I read this post and found nothing of substance worth commenting on. Of course, as usual, you provide a wealth of opportunities for further Bush shots, but this time around the targets are simply too easy to hit.

Aw, heck...I cannot resist. Gaffes=idiocy? Here is my all-time favorite Bushism:

"There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again." —Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

And be sure to visit the following website for more laughs:

Shayne said...

Would it ever be possible for you not to make every issue about GWB? Can you, just once, get over yourself? Seriously, your constant criticism of things anti-Bush are getting old.

K, you're a dear friend and we share a lot of history. Believe it or not, I do appreciate many of your critiques (otherwise, I'd pull a New York Times and just not print them). But enough of the Bush bash. The evil in this world (and region0 did not begin with him and it will not end with him.

My points here were strictly about Senator Obama and the danger his election poses. I'm not even bringing up John McCain or anyone else who seeks that office.

Obviously, my blog is conservative and while everyone who reads it has a right to an opinion (and it IS welcome), not every issue is in need of Bush bashing. For one thing, he is still my President. For another, as much as I despised Bill Clinton, I would never have vilified him incessantly. I was often at odds towards his policies and administration, but as President, he was still worthy of my respect.

The same will hold true of Obama, should he win. I won't like it, but I won't blame the world of problems on just him.

Don't get me wrong. There is plenty I disagree with Bush about - especially in recent months regarding Israel. But seriously, dude. You take it to another level.

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You just may have to pull a "Fox Network News", Shayne, and allow publication here of only those views and barbs that fit your preconceived parameters.

Simply put, Bush is not like any President we have ever had in the U.S.A., and not only does he deserve constant derision and ridicule, but it is our responsibility to regularly apply it. If the man was merely inept it would be one thing -- can't kick anyone for being stupid -- but he is worse than that in that unlike the typical idiot who is really only a danger to him/herself, Bush holds the fate of millions (if not billions) of other people in his incompetent hands!

You say "Enough of the Bush bash"? Au contraire, mon frére. It should -- nay, it must -- continue long after 20-Jan-09 (now less than six months away!). Short of going on trial in The Hague for war crimes, justice will only be served in the aftermath of Bush's Presidency when he has been shamed and embarrassed to the point where he will never leave his Crawford stronghold.

In closing this counter-rant -- because in re-reading what I have written, that is about the whole of what it is (but I will publish the comment anyway) -- let me just say that I took heart in what you wrote about Clinton being worthy of your respect because he was your President. Those words were well thought out, and they were correct...Bill Clinton was your President, and being your President was a responsibility he took very seriously and which he performed with great vigor and in the best interests of the whole of the American people. And George W. Bush is my President, too...I just wish that at some point during the 7.5 years he has thus far been in office he had acted as if he thought so too. Whatever micro-constituency the guy is representing, I am clearly not a part of it (and whether you realize it or not, you aren't either).

And my absolute final word here? In no way can I be characterized as an Obama supporter or a screaming liberal as result of the views I express here. I actually have yet to decide who I will cast my vote for in November as at this point I find both presumptive candidates to be equally appealing and disconcerting, and I continue to wait for a distinction focus. With Bush, though, all is crystal-clear.