Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"O'Bama? Oh, Puh-lease!"

That is the headline of this entertaining, and accurate, assessment of Obama's Ireland visit by James Delingpole, "O'Bama? Ph, Puh-lease!". Many of us saw his visit there as overblown, but only someone in the UK could pull this off:
Ah Bejaysus and Begorrah! Oi’ll be swearin’ boi the auld shrine to the Vorgin with the shamrocks growin’ round it next to the hill where Cuchullain slew the Great Leprechaun of Kildare on St Patrick’s Day that Barack Seamus O’Toole Flaherty Joyce O’Bama is the most Irish US president that ever set foot on the Emerald Oisle, so he is, so he is.

Except, when he’s in Africa, of course, when he disappears into the dry ice and re-emerges with a grass skirt and a bone through his nose and declares himself to be Mandingo, Prince of the Bloodline of the Bonga People, Drinker of Cattle Urine, Father of A Thousand Warrior Sons, Keeper of King Solomon’s Mines, Barehanded Slayer of Lions, Undaunted Victim of the Evil Colonial British Empire.


Tony Blair used to do this trick too, his accent mutating from broad Glaswegian to genteel Edinburgh to Mummerset to Estuary to Richard E Grant to Sarf London Grime – often in the course of one Downing Street reception – the better to persuade his target audience that he was their kind of guy. And it is, of course, the hallmark of an unutterable charlatan.

I’ve argued before that Tony Blair and Barack Obama have an awful lot in common. Both are lawyers; both are snake-oil-salesman; both claim to be post-partisan, and Third Way and consensual; both play the acceptable, moderate-seeming public face of a regime chock full of Communists, class warriors, single issue rabble rousers, malcontents, communitarians and eco-loons hell bent on destroying every last vestige of what once made their country great. And both do (or did) the things dodgy political leaders always do when the going gets tough at home and their domestic audience finally wises up to how totally useless they are: they hop on the plane and pose as international statesman instead.

No kidding. Is it any surprise that Obama went abroad given the very, very brief bump in his poll numbers, and the continued Spring of Discontent in this country? I am only surprised he didn't go to the West Bank after his disastrous speech about Israel.

Perhaps he knew that Netanyahu's speech to Congress was going to be better received than Obama's was from the State Department. And that Netanyahu would get more standing ovations than Obama did for his State of the Union address. Ahem. Perhaps that is why he felt compelled to get the hell out of Dodge and to get some of that adoration he thrives on so much...

It is all about the spin, isn't it? Like the spin the MSM is putting on the special election up in NY State. They are making it sound like the Democrat, Kathy Hochul, won by a landslide, and that it is a HUGE referendum on The Republicans' position on Medicare.

There are two problems with this logic: 1. Hochul had all of 4% more votes than the Republican, Jane Corwin; and 2. the alleged Tea Party candidate, Jack Davis, siphoned off 9% of the votes. Do the math.

And about Davis, I think it is safe to say that Davis, who has run a number of times as a Democrat in that region, was a spoiler, and a successful one at that.

The major spin here, though, as Dana Perino pointed out, is that The DEMOCRATS cut $500 million to Medicare in the DEMOCRATIC passage of Obamacare. How is it that they are now going to be the ones to save it from those evil Republicans? Good grief.

It is clear, though, that this is how the MSM is going to spin it - it is the primary headline for a number of outlets. Wow.

This kind of hoodwinking and bamboozling seems to be the stock and trade these days, and is certainly a hallmark of Obama's. Along those lines, I will leave the conclusion to Mr. Delingpole, who sums up Obama's trip to the UK, and his presidency in general, beautifully:
[snip] Obama can’t stand Britain (his wife likes us even less): he made that clear enough when he sent back Winston Churchill’s bust and dissed our Prime Minister with those dodgy DVDS. He blames us for what happened to his grandfather during Mau Mau. He doesn’t believe in the Special Relationship. Are we honestly supposed to believe in that during the subsequent year in office, Obama has since acquired such wisdom and insight that he suddenly realises how special we are?

Of course he hasn’t. Obama is just doing now what all bullies and losers start doing when they realise how unpopular they are and that everyone is abandoning them. They suck up to anybody and everybody. They whore themselves piteously before enemies they once considered beneath their contempt. Fain will they fill their bellies with husks that swine eat – but which no man will give them: and serve them jolly well right, too!

By all means let us enjoy watching Obama smarm and grovel and ingratiate himself like seome presidential Uriah Heep. But for heaven’s sake let us never give him the benefit of the doubt. He’s a cold fish and would certainly never show any mercy towards us were the roles to be reversed.

Amen to that...


Mary Ellen said...

OMG! This post!

First of all, I couldn't stop laughing when I read the part about the "African Obama" and he declares himself as Mandingo, Prince of the Bloodline of the Bonga People...and then they got to the part about drinking cow urine I almost fell off my chair laughing! I pictured him in a grass skirt having one of his "beer summits" only having a "cow urine summit" instead.

Then I clicked on the link about Michelle hating Britain and the article mentioned that the Brits just love her fashion sense and the first thing I thought of was this pic I saw at Gateway Pundit. This is the "fashionable" Michelle in London the other day. If you haven't seen it, get ready for a laugh.

It reminds me of the Beverly Hillbillies or something. What an embarrassment that woman is!

Oh, and he's so right about that accent thing. We've all heard his black cadence when he's addressing his Reverend Wright crowd.

Ya better watch out, Rev.Amy, if Obama's internet police find out you wrote this post, you may end up with a couple of FBI agents at your door...or worse yet, Michelle Obama with her big fat a$$, I mean big fat belts.

We'll all see what happens when Obama gets wind of the polls after his disastrous speech during the Netanyahu visit. He'll probably be wearing a yarmulke at the next press conference. Oy!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

ROTFLMAO at the yarmulke visual - that is hilarious, ME. I can SO see it, though, can't you?

FASHION SENSE?? You have GOT to be kidding me. That woman has NO fashion sense. Now, I know I am one to talk - I wear the Southern preppy uniform of khakis, polo shirts, and stuff like that, so I am no fashion plate. BUT. I just do not see why people think she has any fashion sense at all. I do not like her choices (and that photo was just hysterical, Mary Ellen - oh, my).

Isn't it nice to know that SOME people in Europe see through Obama? Now if only some of the Kool Aide drinkers here will put down their glasses...

Thanks for the great comment!

Anita Carol said...

You hit the bigtime. You have LSO tracking cookies associated with your site.

Before anyone thinks this is a virus, it is NOT a virus, a bug or anything like that.

It is an insidious tracking cooking that is not deleted by thenormal "Delete all Cookies" routine.

You have the Feds tracking your visitors via an LSO.

The LSO says " "

This means that the Feds are tracking each visitor to your site and tracking us in ways more deep and invasive than normal cookies.

Here is the way you see your LSO's. Using Firefox install 'Better Privacy'. This addon allows you to see and delete LSOs.

What is an LSO?

Here is just one link, you can do your own research.

I remember a while back where Obama's crew, "" dropped a LSO tracking cookie on Pamela's Atlas Shrugs site. I do not remember what she had to do to make them stop. You might ask her.

The fact that Obama is tracking people is just mind blowing, considering that I have zero trust and faith that this man will do anything good for the people. What does he need all of this personal surfing info for?

So, just check it out and find out what you can do to make them drop their LSO tracking of this site and in the meantime, all Internet users should consider a switch to Firefox and get the addon 'Better Privacy' in order to delete these creepy cookies. Better Privacy is the best remedy to get rid of these super tracking cookies.

Stay strong Amy, this is just another example of how our Federal Government under Obama has ramped up the monitoring control of all citizens.

On another note, long time no see, although I have never been very far. We talked here in the past regarding horse therapy for special needs persons.

I have not posted in a while, but will try to post more.

Mary Ellen said...

I just had to stop over and show you this...I saw it and couldn't stop laughing. I love the British press!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

ROTFLMAO - ohmygosh, that is hilarious, ME!

So, apparently some folks are taking umbrage at the African parody by the writer of this post to make a point - that Obama will do whatever it takes to ingratiate himself to what ever group he is with at the time.

Of course, having used that particular (satirical) point makes Delingpole a racist.

Naturally. It's all abt the race card, you know...

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Anita, thank you so much for that information. I have already done the upgrade you suggested at Firefox, and am looking into this. Thank you!

And good to *see* you, too. I appreciate your coming by. I appreciate so much your letting me know abt this.

Obama and his minions are at it again, apparently. I wish I was surprised by this, but I am not one bit. Wow...

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Anita, I meant to add that Blogger (aka, Google), had put your comment in SPAM. Telling, that...