Saturday, September 15, 2012

- Another Triumphant Obama Moment

You know things are REALLY bad when Mark Steyn is too depressing to be funny:

So, on a highly symbolic date, mobs storm American diplomatic facilities and drag the corpse of a U.S. ambassador through the streets. Then the president flies to Vegas for a fundraiser. No, no, a novelist would say; that’s too pat, too neat in its symbolic contrast. Make it Cleveland, or Des Moines.

The president is surrounded by delirious fanbois and fangurls screaming “We love you,” too drunk on his celebrity to understand this is the first photo-op in the aftermath of a national humiliation. No, no, a filmmaker would say; too crass, too blunt. Make them sober, middle-aged midwesterners, shocked at first, but then quiet and respectful.

The president is too lazy and cocksure to have learned any prepared remarks or mastered the appropriate tone, notwithstanding that a government that spends more money than any government in the history of the planet has ever spent can surely provide him with both a speechwriting team and a quiet corner on his private wide-bodied jet to consider what might be fitting for the occasion. So instead he sloughs off the words, bloodless and unfelt: “And obviously our hearts are broken . . . ” Yeah, it’s totally obvious.

And he’s even more drunk on his celebrity than the fanbois, so in his slapdashery he winds up comparing the sacrifice of a diplomat lynched by a pack of savages with the enthusiasm of his own campaign bobbysoxers. No, no, says the Broadway director; that’s too crude, too ham-fisted. How about the crowd is cheering and distracted, but he’s the president, he understands the gravity of the hour, and he’s the greatest orator of his generation, so he’s thought about what he’s going to say, and it takes a few moments but his words are so moving that they still the cheers of the fanbois, and at the end there’s complete silence and a few muffled sobs, and even in party-town they understand the sacrifice and loss of their compatriots on the other side of the world.

But no, that would be an utterly fantastical America. In the real America, the president is too busy to attend the security briefing on the morning after a national debacle, but he does have time to do Letterman and appear on a hip-hop radio show hosted by “The Pimp with a Limp.” In the real State Department, the U.S. embassy in Cairo is guarded by Marines with no ammunition, but they do enjoy the soft-power muscle of a Foreign Service officer, one Lloyd Schwartz, tweeting frenziedly into cyberspace (including a whole chain directed at my own Twitter handle, for some reason) about how America deplores insensitive people who are so insensitively insensitive that they don’t respectfully respect all religions equally respectfully and sensitively, even as the raging mob is pouring through the gates.

Right now in the halls of the American news media where popular opinions are formed, gaggles of our self appointed intellectual elite are trying to formulate ways to draw a logical connection between this smoking hole of an international catastrophe and the intolerance of the right. That we're willing to delude ourselves in such an obvious way is our real national disgrace.

Obama and his agenda have failed at EVERYTHING. But the popular press will take any position no matter how visibly ridiculous to avoid saying so. We shouldn't be reelecting Obama, we should be burning him in effigy. His neglect of duty and wrongheaded policies are responsible for this. Even if the New York Times doesn't dare say so.

Obama is the penultimate man of the left. He is the Kardashian President. He is an empty suit, 7 iron in hand and smile on his face because in an age when pointless celebrity is considered the ultimate achievement, that's what wins elections. He is so consumed with his own ego and his own personal prospects that he can't appreciate how his actions have consequences for others. He's a vacuum. A hollow shell. The only thing he's truly successful at is passing off vapid excuses for his failed policies as resembling the truth closely enough for the blatant lies to be reprinted in the Times as facts.

The press will be passing this off as an Obama triumph somehow, but the rest of us will know better. This is really a moment of American weakness and defeat. And if we're seriously going to reelect Obama, we had better start getting used to them.

Right now, (as shown in the photo above) the black "Al Qaeda" flag is flying over the US Embassy in Tunisia. How exactly is this a good thing for America's public image? I'm sure the New York Times will be happy to explain it to you.


chess said...

Well just thank you for my Saturday am wake up slap.This dude is one amazing writer.
I used to think that BHO could be the anti-christ that needs to show up and then all hell breaks loose and the 7 seels are bbroken open and and and. But just what you said. Now I just thinks hes a symbol of how low we are going in this society..Maybe if the anti-Christ isnt a bad ass with glowing eyes etc. Maybe the anti Christ is just a "piper" who leads us to all jump off the cliff with him.If so then BHO could be that dude.If so then I feel a little better because even if Im not here GOD/JESUS should be able to kick the living shit out of him.
A friend of mine would tel me we are living through the downfall of Rome.All societies do this and ours is no different.

So now Im here and depressed and realize I dont have any comfort food...So off I go to the Doughnut Palace

chess said...
And Ill be listening to this in hopes of picking up my spirit.

Ikaika said...

I am treated to why Mormonism in any level of obeyence is now a bizzarre cult. I am told of the peculiarities of Mormonism, the harm, the warts, the stuff that makes Hollywood get a boner especially when it can be distorted and forged into a scythe.
I am told now that I am not to regard any other religions with an eye of skepticism, but the Mormonism of the guy that won the GOP primary. I am still and always an infidel, not only to the moon worshipers, but to the moonbats that regard any religion anti intellectual.
I get this from the right, left and center.
I am then told abouth "wasted votes", and how voting RINO POTUS will do more harm than good. I am told by "true conservatives" that Ron Paul & Gary Johnson were "unfairly" treated in the GOP Primary. I am told that since both men could not coordinate a candidacy or even handily defeat Santorum, it is somehow a conspiracy of a cabal of Power-brokers that picked Mitt all along and the rest was merely dog n pony.
I am told by the left that the election is over, I should not even show up. They are my intellectual superiors with a glaucomic and myopic view of election history. I am retold that November doesn't matter anymore.
Do not discuss what has happened with any of these parties. No one likes to be stirred from their sleep
That black flag flying over US soil is more poignant than one may want to believe.

chess said...

Ikaika .I need to send you a fresh hot fritter every weekend. Let the dopamine bathe those angry neurons. Let your synapses explode in orgasmic acetylcholine..
Then slap yourself back to reality and grab a gun. Ryan said ?2 days ago..We wont get the next 4 years back and BHO wont be runing for re-election.Maybe then Ill think hes the anti-Christ..

chess said...

And Im glad to be an underling infifel of yours and the rest of you guys..
Still thinking Frith is either at Gitmo or still doing black ops somewhere.Maybe hes taking out Eric.

Ikaika said...

Thanks chess, hot fritters are a panacea.
2 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan by guy dressed like a cop.
I had a gin and a cigar last night, but I could not enjoy it. I had good week at work, but the news from the middle at and the middle of DC makes everything taste acrid.

chess. said...

Most people dont do nearly the reading that we do let alone the writing that you guys do and still hold hi stress jobs.
People ask me how I can be crabby and the markets doing ok. Im making my spending money. Pension plan is doing well.. I just look at them with a blank stare.
Last week I started sending all the shit I see from 5 am till bedtime. All the black swans flying around etc. It took 2 days for these people to beg me to stop sending them stuff because they were getting suicidal.
Wonder why I am crabby? These are the people who would have gotten out at dow 6600 and still be wondering if its a good time to get back in. Sorry. I am crabby.
And we potentially are about to reelect the guy who could set us on the path right back down to dow 6600.Crabby? Really???

chess said...

Egypt mediators try to remove Salafist Bedouin from MFO base. US force under siege
Saturday, September 15, 2012 8:38:31 AM · by Dave346
Debka ^ | 9/15/12
Contrary to Egyptian claims to be in control of the Multinational Force in northern Sinai base after its invasion by Salafist Bedouin gunmen Friday night, all they had managed to do by Saturday morning was to mediate between the New Zealand general who commands the base and the invaders on terms for their departure. The gunmen linked to al Qaeda still control the exits and entrances to the Al Ghora base, holding hundreds of US officers, soldiers and airmen to siege.

Anonymous said...

Here's a quote from the front page of the on-line NYT today, 09-15-12:

"The White House is preparing itself for turmoil that will test the security of diplomatic missions and President Obama’s ability to shape the forces of change in the Arab world."

Uh...yeah... Here's the deal NYT and your sick liberal adherents... BHO has no ability to "shape the forces of change in the Arab world." My suggestion would be, keep kissing China's ass and pray that they're as indebted to us as we are to them so we still have bread in the pantry in two years.

The US is increasingly a bankrupt has-been power run by an affirmative action case and a congress of cowards and intellectual lepers. What a bunch of arrogant bullshit from the hypocritical NYT.

How does a paper that espouses a hyper-liberal, relativistic worldview then rally the Affirmative-Action-In-Chief to dictate policy to nations who hate us, operate off of a completely different world view and generally threaten our own self-interst in the areas of energy security, human rights and religious & expressive freedoms?

What a joke. BHO, get off the Arab tip & get on the unemployment line where you belong.

chess said...