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I’m Obama, No Wait… I’m Lincoln… No Wait… I’m Martin Luther King…

I can only begin this dispatch by asking WTF?! Is Obama playing for sympathy, or does he truly believe he’s the equal, in any way, of these American Heroes?

To begin lets look at NRO

It began with a friendly question from the audience, asking Mr. Obama how he hoped to manage a Congress which has proven so hostile to his agenda. He replied with what was intended to be a self-deprecating comment about presidents in the past who have had it worse. “But when you listen to what the Federalists said about the anti-Federalists and the names that Jefferson called Hamilton and back and forth — I mean, those guys were tough.”

But then, somewhere in the line of his thinking, President Obama performed a rhetorical U-turn: “Lincoln, they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me.” One moment, Obama was modestly declining to claim that he had it worse than Hamilton or Jefferson — Hamilton and Jefferson, now those guys were really mean — and in a blink, he was presenting himself as an object of pity, exceeding in his sorrow even the American Man of Sorrows.

Uhhhm yeaaa. The reincarnation of Jimmy Carter is actually Abraham Lincoln. And worse off than Lincoln. Lucky thing the White House has its own built in theater ain’t it Mr. Resident?

But he’s gotten worse since then. It’s been two days and people are not proclaiming him “The Great Emancipator!” for cryin’ out loud. Ingrates. American Terrorists.

Lee Cary at the American Thinker tells us about his latest attempt to attain godhood.

A word battle last week between two websites played out this way: Jim Hoft wrote that President Obama had compared himself to Dr. Martin Luther in a recent speech. Oliver Willis of Media Matters, calling Hoft the “dumbest man on the internet,” claimed that Obama was only “paying tribute to King’s fight for civil rights, using that as an example to the audience of why all Americans should fight in the face of adversity towards a larger goal.”

Here are the Obama words at issue:

“I’m going, on the 28th, I’m going to be at the dedication of the new King memorial, which I’ve flown over and it looks spectacular. And now that King has his own memorial on the Mall I think that we forget when he was alive there was nobody who was more vilified, nobody who was more controversial, nobody who was more despairing at times. There was a decade that followed the great successes of Birmingham and Selma in which he was just struggling, fighting the good fight, and scorned, and many folks angry. But what he understood, what kept him going was that the arc of moral universe is long but it bends towards justice. But it doesn’t bend on its own. It bends because all of us are putting our hand on the arc and we are bending it in that direction. And it takes time. And it’s hard work. And there are frustrations.
And if everybody here is reminded of that fact, then I’m absolutely confident that America’s arc is going to be bending in the direction of justice and prosperity and opportunity.
So I hope you will join me. Thank you.”

It requires a willing suspension of disbelief — plus some tone deafness — to not hear, within Obama’s words, the meta-message likely to continue throughout the ’12 campaign: that like MLK, Obama is being vilified by the regressive, terrorist right; that, like MLK, he occasionally feels despair and frustration; that, like MLK did, he has for years — okay, maybe just a few — been struggling against scorn-faced “angry folks” like Tea Partiers; that, he too, struggles to follow the “arc of moral universe” [sic ?] bending toward (social) justice. And, also, like MLK, he knows it takes time, since he never promised to fundamentally transform America in a day.

And here I was thinking that Martin Luther King’s Dream could be summed up in his famous quote…

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Obama has a dream, of a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by whether they voted for Obama or not.

I choose NOT. Go ahead, judge me, bitch.

nessa
Retired Paratrooper, Biker, Tattoo Artist

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  1. No ONE and I mean NO ONE knows who this man is, FOX cannot find ONE student who took his supposed classes, no prior girlfriends, nothing, I despise the media for what they have done to this Country!

  2. That’s scary Jaded. Not likely but for all we know of him, he could be a genuine Soviet sleeper such as they were planting in this country until the USSR fell. This really angers me, it really does. The time to have this conversation with himself in his own head – and figure out what he wants to be when he grows up- was years ago before he even ran for Illinois state senate. If he wanted to be MLK he should have gone into the ministry and picked up a graduate degree. He might have been better at Jesse Jackson’s gig than Jesse. Aspiring to great things? Not necessarily bad. Having his own psycho-babble conversation on our time while the economy craters? Unacceptable.

  3. I know this tune has been played before, but our vaunted Fourth Estate just totally and crassly let the country down. Liberal bias aside, they went for the story line of the ascension of the black man. we could go on at some length here, but sometimes we wonder if there are any of the old guard left, on either, or any, side of the aisle, who still get it. This is not politics as usual, and it is not the liberal dream, or overcoming the last barrier, or any of that crapola. This is at best a disastrous interlude, and at worst, a disaster of yet-to-be understood proportions. In the meantime, the destroyers are having a field day.

    • I can’t give you a cite or link but it is on record and easily found – a lot of people consider the watershed moment when the MSM dropped its mask of “objectivity” and revealed itself to be wholly in bed with the DNC was in 2004 when Evan Thomas, Managing Editor of Newsweek magazine, boldy and brazenly said he believed Newsweeks support of John Kerry was worth at least 4 percentage points in the popular vote in Nov 2004 (Bush v. Kerry). Can’t get much more “out” and brazen than that.

      • And there is no remorse, no shame, no calls to ‘ clean up our own house’ Jayson Blair, Rathergate, WAPO’s ‘salons’, the JournOlist and so much more. I used to read WAPO everyday and this is God’s truth: There were articles written by female writers in the Post talking about dreaming of having sex with Obama. I am not making this up. There were “Well, girl, let me tell you! He’s just so….god-like”, et cetera. And these people with a straight face will say they are privileged from revealing sources, et cetera, and they have a Constitutional right to probe into the inner sanctums of conservatives’ personal lives.

  4. Bob what is the masculine equivalent of “Euw!” that one-word diss the UP women are so expressive using on slimy Libs? Maybe a plain ol’ “barf”? Will they be so hot for Obama in 2013? I thought so.

  1. No ONE and I mean NO ONE knows who this man is, FOX cannot find ONE student who took his supposed classes, no prior girlfriends, nothing, I despise the media for what they have done to this Country!

  2. That’s scary Jaded. Not likely but for all we know of him, he could be a genuine Soviet sleeper such as they were planting in this country until the USSR fell. This really angers me, it really does. The time to have this conversation with himself in his own head – and figure out what he wants to be when he grows up- was years ago before he even ran for Illinois state senate. If he wanted to be MLK he should have gone into the ministry and picked up a graduate degree. He might have been better at Jesse Jackson’s gig than Jesse. Aspiring to great things? Not necessarily bad. Having his own psycho-babble conversation on our time while the economy craters? Unacceptable.

  3. I know this tune has been played before, but our vaunted Fourth Estate just totally and crassly let the country down. Liberal bias aside, they went for the story line of the ascension of the black man. we could go on at some length here, but sometimes we wonder if there are any of the old guard left, on either, or any, side of the aisle, who still get it. This is not politics as usual, and it is not the liberal dream, or overcoming the last barrier, or any of that crapola. This is at best a disastrous interlude, and at worst, a disaster of yet-to-be understood proportions. In the meantime, the destroyers are having a field day.

    • I can’t give you a cite or link but it is on record and easily found – a lot of people consider the watershed moment when the MSM dropped its mask of “objectivity” and revealed itself to be wholly in bed with the DNC was in 2004 when Evan Thomas, Managing Editor of Newsweek magazine, boldy and brazenly said he believed Newsweeks support of John Kerry was worth at least 4 percentage points in the popular vote in Nov 2004 (Bush v. Kerry). Can’t get much more “out” and brazen than that.

      • And there is no remorse, no shame, no calls to ‘ clean up our own house’ Jayson Blair, Rathergate, WAPO’s ‘salons’, the JournOlist and so much more. I used to read WAPO everyday and this is God’s truth: There were articles written by female writers in the Post talking about dreaming of having sex with Obama. I am not making this up. There were “Well, girl, let me tell you! He’s just so….god-like”, et cetera. And these people with a straight face will say they are privileged from revealing sources, et cetera, and they have a Constitutional right to probe into the inner sanctums of conservatives’ personal lives.

  4. Bob what is the masculine equivalent of “Euw!” that one-word diss the UP women are so expressive using on slimy Libs? Maybe a plain ol’ “barf”? Will they be so hot for Obama in 2013? I thought so.

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