The most infuriating thing about Barack Hussein Obama that I personally despise, is his use of the first person in all manner of speaking. It doesn’t matter if he is talking about Osama being killed – he did it, or the tornados in South Carolina – he will fix it. The man believes his own hype that he is a god and that those who actually do the heavy lifting and REAL work are just extensions of himself as opposed to the reality that he is an extension of them. The First-Person Presidency
Here are a few excerpts from President Obamaâ€™s speech on Sunday night about the killing of Osama bin Laden.
â€œTonight, I can report . . . And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta . . . I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden . . . I met repeatedly with my national security team . . . I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action. . . . Today, at my direction . . . Iâ€™ve made clear . . . Over the years, Iâ€™ve repeatedly made clear . . . Tonight, I called President Zardari . . . and my team has also spoken. . .These efforts weigh on me every time I, as Commander-in-Chief . . . Finally, let me say to the families . . . I know that it has, at times, frayed. . . .â€
The problem of first-personalizing national security is twofold. One, it is not consistent. Good news is reported by Obama in terms of â€œIâ€; bad news is delivered as â€œreset,â€ â€œthe previous administration,â€ â€œin the pastâ€: All good things abroad are due to Obama himself; all bad things are still the blowback from George W. Bush.
Two, there is the small matter of hypocrisy. The protocols for taking out Osama bin Laden were all established by President Bush and all opposed by Senator and then candidate Obama. Yet President Obama never seeks to explain that disconnect; indeed, he emphasizes it by the overuse of the first person. When the president reminds us this week of what â€œover the years Iâ€™ve repeatedly made clear,â€ does he include his opposition to what he now has institutionalized?
Guantanamo proves to have been important for gathering intelligence; Barack Obama derided it as â€œa tremendous recruiting tool for al-Qaeda.â€
Some key intelligence was found by interrogating prisoners abroad; Barack Obama wished to end that practice: â€œThis means ending the practices of shipping away prisoners in the dead of night to be tortured in far-off countries, of detaining thousands without charge or trial, of maintaining a network of secret prisons to jail people beyond the reach of law.â€ â€œThat will be my position as president. That includes renditions.â€ Renditions have not ended under Obama, but expanded.
I think that Victor Davis Hanson pretty much nailed the left of today with the left of 2005 through today with this paragraph…
“The only thing more surreal than Barack Obamaâ€™s radical transformation is the sudden approval of it by the once hysterical Left. In Animal Farm and 1984 fashion, the world we knew in 2006 has simply been airbrushed away.”
I personally refuse to allow the left to attempt to airbrush history since I was out here screaming for HONESTY in the media. Of course, I now know they are more the enemy than the Democrats ever could be. Without the media wing of the Democrat Party there would be no Democrat Party. Americans reject liberalism, progressivism and all other manner of leftism – when it is told to them honestly. This must be done on the internet and through research, because the media are all manner of the aforementioned isms and it’s their job to protect them. We are not going to let Barack, the Faculty Lounge members of the media, and the Democrat Party, get away with what they’ve said and done (traitors). They will not be allowed to go quietly into the silent night….I, JadedByPolitics, and all of you will be here to make sure that truth sees theÂ light of day!