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We laugh at the ventriloquist's dummy, but what do you do when the dummy is President of the United States? -- WSJ OpEd

Ken 2012/07/25 15:22:08
A "deadly" OpEd on Barack Obama,in the Wall Street Journal, the most widely circulated newspaper in America .


Article from the Wall Street Journal - by Alan Caruba:



"I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he's led a kind of make-believe life in which money was provided
and doors were opened because at some point early on somebody or some group (George Soros anybody?) took
a look at this tall, good looking, half-white, half-black, young man
with an exotic African/Muslim name and concluded he could be guided
toward a life in politics where his facile speaking skills could even
put him in the
White House.


In a very real way, he has been a young man in a very big hurry. Who
else do you know has written two memoirs before the age of 45? "Dreams
of My Father" was published in 1995 when he was only 34 years old. The
Audacity of Hope" followed in 2006. If, indeed, he did write them
himself. There are some who think that his mentor and friend, Bill
Ayers, a man who calls himself a "communist with a small 'c'" was the
real author.


His political skills consisted of rarely voting on anything that might be deemed controversial. He went from a
legislator
in the Illinois legislature to the Senator from that state because he
had the good fortune of having Mayor Daley's formidable political
machine at his disposal. He was in the U.S. Senate so briefly that his
bid for the presidency was either an act of astonishing self-confidence
or part of some greater game plan that had been determined before he
first stepped foot in the Capital. How, many must wonder, was he
selected to be a 2004 keynote speaker at the Democrat convention that
nominated John Kerry when virtually no one had ever even heard of him
before?


He
outmaneuvered Hillary Clinton in primaries. He took Iowa by storm. A
charming young man, an anomaly in the state with a very small black
population, he oozed "cool" in a place where agriculture was the
antithesis of cool. He dazzled the locals. And he had an army of
volunteers drawn to a charisma that hid any real substance.


And then he had the great good fortune of having the Republicans
select one of the most inept candidates for the presidency since Bob
Dole. And then John McCain did something crazy. He picked Sarah Palin,
an unknown female governor from the very distant state of Alaska. It
was a ticket that was reminiscent of 1984's Walter Mondale and Geraldine
Ferraro and they went down to defeat.


The
mainstream political media fell in love with him. It was a schoolgirl
crush with febrile commentators like Chris Mathews swooning then and now
over the man.
The venom directed against McCain and, in particular,
Palin, was extraordinary.


Now, 3 full years into his presidency, all of those gilded years leading up to the White House have left him unprepared
to be President. Left to his own instincts, he has a talent for saying
the wrong thing at the wrong time. It swiftly became a joke that he
could not deliver even the briefest of statements without the
ever-present Tele-Prompters.


Far
worse, however, is his capacity to want to "wish away" some terrible
realities, not the least of which is the Islamist intention to destroy
America and enslave the West. Any student of history knows how swiftly
Islam initially spread. It knocked on the doors of Europe, having gained
a foothold in Spain .


The
great crowds that greeted him at home or on his campaign "world tour"
were no substitute for having even the slightest grasp of history and
the reality of a world filled with really bad people with really bad
intentions. Oddly and perhaps even inevitably, his political experience,
a cakewalk, has positioned him to destroy the Democrat Party's hold on
power in Congress because in the end it was never about the Party. It
was always about his communist ideology, learned at an early age from
family, mentors, college professors, and extreme leftist friends and
colleagues.


Obama
is a man who could deliver a snap judgment about a Boston police
officer who arrested an "obstreperous" Harvard professor-friend, but
would warn Americans against "jumping to conclusions" about a mass
murder at Fort Hood who shouted "Allahu Akbar". The absurdity of that
was lost on no one. He has since compounded this by calling the
Christmas bomber "an isolated extremist" only to have to admit a day or
two later that he was part of an Al Quaeda plot.



He
is a man who could strive to close down our detention facility at
Guantanamo even though those released were known to have returned to the
battlefield against America . He could even instruct his Attorney
General to afford the perpetrator of 9/11 a civil trial when no one else
would ever even consider such an obscenity. And he is a man who could
wait three days before having anything to say about the perpetrator of
yet another terrorist attack on Americans and then have to elaborate on
his remarks the following day because his first statement was so lame.


The pattern repeats itself. He either blames any problem on the Bush administration or he naively seeks to wish away the truth.

Knock,
knock. Anyone home? Anyone there? Barack Obama exists only as the sock
puppet of his handlers, of the people who have maneuvered and
manufactured this pathetic individual's life.



When anyone else would quickly and easily produce a birth
certificate, this man spent over a million dollars to deny access to
his. Most other documents, the paper trail we all leave in our wake,
have been sequestered from review. He has lived a make-believe life
whose true facts remain hidden.


We laugh at the ventriloquist's dummy, but what do you do when the dummy is President of the United States?


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  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/07/28 06:26:30
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +1
    Present, Oh, I have seen his strings.
  • gary 2012/07/26 02:59:03
  • Always Right 2012/07/26 00:40:29
    Always Right
    +1
    0bama is a fake and a fraud from day one of his Illinois Senate race and should have been shown the door of defeat in his first election to office. Community organizer elected President of the United States of America, thanks media, thanks uninformed voters!
  • Maddog 2012/07/25 21:24:35
    Maddog
    +2
    There was a Crow scout, named "White Man Runs Him", who served with George Armstrong Custer in his 1876 expedition against the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne that culminated in the Battle of the Little Bighorn. This would certainly be an appropriate Indian name for Barack Obama, who is obviously George Soros' sock puppet.
  • Ken Maddog 2012/07/25 21:27:10
  • Matt 2012/07/25 19:47:51
    Matt
    +1
    There are a lot bigger fish in the sea than George Soros, and they are pulling the strings. Follow the bailout, TARP, War, and foreign aid money and compare that to anything that Soros got.
    Obama Puppet
  • The Duke 2012/07/25 18:31:47
    The Duke
    +3
    Outstanding post!!! America has only one choice in November...rid ourselves of this man's regime or submit to his socialistic nanny state aspirations.
  • Grandbrother 2012/07/25 18:24:56
    Grandbrother
    This was not in the Wall Street Journal. They are a legitimate publication that, while right leaning, does not engage in sophomoric, ideological, dogmatic drivel like the chain mail/blog entry you've shared here. Here's the link to the blog: http://factsnotfantasy.blogsp...

    Get your facts straight before making false claims.
  • Ken Grandbr... 2012/07/25 18:39:43
    Ken
    +1
    You are right - the article by Alan Caruba was not published in the WSJ. I found Caruba's own statement on the facts and it was an "Eddie Sessions" who misappropriated the piece and attributed to the WSJ. My apologies. However, that takes nothing away from the truths contained in the oped. Alan Caruba is a respected conservative writer who contributes to newspapers such as The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Providence Journal, and The Washington Times.
  • Grandbr... Ken 2012/07/25 19:30:06
    Grandbrother
    Those who espouse the positions of birtherism carry very little credibility.
  • Ken Grandbr... 2012/07/25 21:27:46
    Ken
    "Birtherism???"
  • Grandbr... Ken 2012/07/25 23:46:54
    Grandbrother
    From the tail end of the blog: "When anyone else would quickly and easily produce a birth certificate, this man spent over a million dollars to deny access to his"
  • Ken Grandbr... 2012/07/25 23:54:52
    Ken
    +1
    It's the truth - Obama fought every attempt to get a copy of his birth certificate in the courts, and did, in fact, spend over a million dollars in legal fees. The only thing is, why?
  • Grandbr... Ken 2012/07/26 19:10:28
    Grandbrother
    Uh - no.

    One, the birth certificate was already released. Two, he simply had to fight every frivolous, unfounded birther lawsuit that was brought against him. In some cases, he didn't even fight them and still won because they were so moronic in what they charged. And three, it's erroneous to assume that every dollar of legal fees paid out was directed towards defense against vapid birther charges.

    As for "why?", perhaps that's a question you should pose to virtually every single past candidate for President, all of whom have had comparable legal defense funds. McCain, for example, spent over a million dollars in legal fees post-election too. Why and on what? Well:

    "'Law firms representing presidential campaigns typically are very busy in the one to two years following the campaign,' said Brett Kappel, a lawyer with the firm Arent Fox LLP who specializes in campaign finance law. 'First, there are all the legal issues involved in closing down the campaign –- resolving disputes with vendors, preparation for the FEC audit and so on. Second, the one to two years after the campaign is over are typically when all the FEC complaints that were filed against the campaign are resolved, and that’s certainly been the case with the 2008 Obama campaign.'"
    http://www.politifact.com/tru...
  • Ken Grandbr... 2012/07/27 05:00:50
    Ken
    Actually no birth certificate had been released when those suits, a half-dozen or so, were filed. No other candidate has fought so fiercely (and expensively) in court to resist being required to establish his eligibility for the office. A simple release of all of his birth records would have ended the controversy and shut the "birthers" up. Also, why all the secrecy about his college transcripts? What is he hiding in there? Did he really apply to Occidental as a foreign student, as all the chain emails claim?
  • Grandbr... Ken 2012/07/27 18:28:00
    Grandbrother
    "Actually no birth certificate had been released when those suits, a half-dozen or so, were filed"

    Yes it had. Birthers simply discounted Hawaii's state sovereignty and pretended (erroneously) that their standard short form birth certificate was illegitimate. You're doing the same now, and the blog author does it above. All of you fail.
  • Always ... Grandbr... 2012/07/26 00:31:55
    Always Right
    +1
    How about 0bama's non-ability to do anything right for America and it's citizens!
  • Grandbr... Always ... 2012/07/26 19:12:10
    Grandbrother
    That's quite an unfounded, blanket statement. Clearly you have no interest in objective dialogue.
  • Always ... Grandbr... 2012/07/26 19:19:34
    Always Right
    +1
    Just name one thing he has done right!
    So far I see no job creation, higher unemployment, US debt higher than ever, US credit rating down graded, more poverty, more people on food stamps and welfare. The only thing he;s been successful at is making America fail in all categories for economic recovery!
  • Grandbr... Always ... 2012/07/26 21:44:27
    Grandbrother
    "Just name one thing he has done right!"
    Ordered the strike that killed Osama bin Laden.

    Also, you need to open your eyes - there have been millions of private sector jobs created. That has of course been tempered by the GOP's relentless push to cut public sector jobs (police, firefighters, teachers), as well as their refusal to pass things like the American Jobs Act that the CBO estimates would have shaved billions off the defecit, raised revenues ( http://www.cbo.gov/sites/defa... ), and that independent economists conclude would have created almost 2 million more jobs. http://www.politico.com/news/...

    Unemployment has DROPPED since it skyrocketed at the tail end of it's late 2008/early 2009 freefall.
    http://data.bls.gov/timeserie...

    US debt is indeed higher than ever, but it's rate of growth has dropped to its slowest in over 60 years under Obama.
    http://articles.marketwatch.c...

    The US credit rating was downgraded thanks primarily to right wing ignorance and dogmatic intransigence.
    http://finance.yahoo.com/blog...

    Etc., etc., etc.
    "Just name one thing he has done right!"
    Ordered the strike that killed Osama bin Laden.

    Also, you need to open your eyes - there have been millions of private sector jobs created. That has of course been tempered by the GOP's relentless push to cut public sector jobs (police, firefighters, teachers), as well as their refusal to pass things like the American Jobs Act that the CBO estimates would have shaved billions off the defecit, raised revenues ( http://www.cbo.gov/sites/defa... ), and that independent economists conclude would have created almost 2 million more jobs. http://www.politico.com/news/...

    Unemployment has DROPPED since it skyrocketed at the tail end of it's late 2008/early 2009 freefall.
    http://data.bls.gov/timeserie...

    US debt is indeed higher than ever, but it's rate of growth has dropped to its slowest in over 60 years under Obama.
    http://articles.marketwatch.c...

    The US credit rating was downgraded thanks primarily to right wing ignorance and dogmatic intransigence.
    http://finance.yahoo.com/blog...

    Etc., etc., etc.
    (more)
  • Always ... Grandbr... 2012/07/26 22:40:40 (edited)
    Always Right
    +1
    The following are 70 facts that Barack Obama does not want you to see….

    $3.59 - When Barack Obama entered the White House, the average price of a gallon of gasoline was $1.85. Today, it is$3.59.

    22 - It is hard to believe, but today the poverty rate for children living in the United States is a whopping 22 percent.

    23 - According to U.S. Representative Betty Sutton, an average of 23 manufacturing facilities permanently shut down in the United States every single day during 2010.

    30 - Back in 2007, about 10 percent of all unemployed Americans had been out of work for 52 weeks or longer. Today, that number is above 30 percent.

    32 - The amount of money that the federal government gives directly to Americans has increased by 32 percent since Barack Obama entered the White House.

    35 - U.S. housing prices are now down a total of 35 percent from the peak of the housing bubble.

    40 - The official U.S. unemployment rate has been above 8 percent for 40 months in a row.

    42 - According to one survey, 42 percent of all American workers are currently living paycheck to paycheck.

    48 - Shockingly, at this point 48 percent of all Americans are either considered to be “low income” or are living in poverty.

    49 - Today, an astounding 49.1 percent of all Americans live in a home where at least one person r...





    The following are 70 facts that Barack Obama does not want you to see….

    $3.59 - When Barack Obama entered the White House, the average price of a gallon of gasoline was $1.85. Today, it is$3.59.

    22 - It is hard to believe, but today the poverty rate for children living in the United States is a whopping 22 percent.

    23 - According to U.S. Representative Betty Sutton, an average of 23 manufacturing facilities permanently shut down in the United States every single day during 2010.

    30 - Back in 2007, about 10 percent of all unemployed Americans had been out of work for 52 weeks or longer. Today, that number is above 30 percent.

    32 - The amount of money that the federal government gives directly to Americans has increased by 32 percent since Barack Obama entered the White House.

    35 - U.S. housing prices are now down a total of 35 percent from the peak of the housing bubble.

    40 - The official U.S. unemployment rate has been above 8 percent for 40 months in a row.

    42 - According to one survey, 42 percent of all American workers are currently living paycheck to paycheck.

    48 - Shockingly, at this point 48 percent of all Americans are either considered to be “low income” or are living in poverty.

    49 - Today, an astounding 49.1 percent of all Americans live in a home where at least one person receives benefits from the government.

    53 - Last year, an astounding 53 percent of all U.S. college graduates under the age of 25 were either unemployed or underemployed.

    60 - According to a recent Gallup poll, only 60 percent of all Americans say that they have enough money to live comfortably.

    http://www.yolohub.com/econom...
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  • Grandbr... Always ... 2012/07/26 23:48:17
    Grandbrother
    Ugh - cut and pasted lists. Offer your own thoughts and I'll discuss, but I won't expend any effort on responding to a cut and paste.
  • Always ... Grandbr... 2012/07/27 01:08:07
    Always Right
    +1
    Just what the hell do you call your reply to me? My opinion is 0bama's got to go, before America is no longer the land of the free!
  • Grandbr... Always ... 2012/07/27 18:30:32
    Grandbrother
    "Just what the hell do you call your reply to me?"

    I call it my own thoughts and conclusions in my own words with links to sources that corroborate them.
  • Ken Grandbr... 2012/07/27 05:12:46
    Ken
    Obama has increased the government's share of the GDP by 25%, from about 20% to 25%! Simply put, 25 cents of every dollar spent in the U.S. today is by the government, and over 40% of that, over 10 cents of every dollar, is borrowed money! We are going deeper into debt at the rate of over $4 billion every day!
  • Grandbr... Ken 2012/07/27 18:34:50
    Grandbrother
    This surprises you in a period of recovery from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression? And don't forget that despite this, federal spending under Obama has risen at it's slowest pace since the 1950's ( http://articles.marketwatch.c... )
  • Ken Always ... 2012/07/27 05:09:14
    Ken
    +1
    You can add to that, the Obama administration added over 3,800 new regulations in 2011 alone that are estimated to cost the U.S. economy $105 billion, with regulatory compliance costs equaling 11.7% of the U.S. economy! He's in way over his head!!!
    http://www.freedomworks.org/b...
  • Grandbr... Ken 2012/07/27 18:41:24
    Grandbrother
    "3,800 new regulations in 2011"? Where do you get your numbers from? Because according to the latest tallies I'm aware of, he's at "613 federal rules during the first 33 months of his term", compared to "643 cleared by President George W. Bush’s administration in the same time frame". http://www.bloomberg.com/news...
  • Ken Grandbr... 2012/07/27 05:06:32 (edited)
    Ken
    +1
    How about over 3,800 new regulations in 2011 alone that are estimated to cost the U.S. economy $105 billion, with regulatory compliance costs equalling 11.7% of the U.S. economy! He's in way over his head!!!
    http://www.freedomworks.org/b...
  • 4570GOVT 2012/07/25 17:42:46 (edited)
    4570GOVT
    +3
    " PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN - FOR I AM THE ALL POWERFUL " WIZARD OF SOROS " !



    Obama is what we call a " POST TURTLE " ....................



    A Man Was Walking Down A Country Road . Looking Off To The Side , He Sees A TURTLE Sitting On Top Of A Fence Post .



    He Just Knows That The Turtle Didn't Get Up There By Himself .



    So HOW Did He Get " UP THERE " On That Lofty Perch ?



    SOMEBODY " Had To Put Him Up There " , But WHO ?



    Such is the case with our President . He is CLEARLY out of his eliment ( and just as he said last week ............. " If You Are Successful - YOU DIDN'T GET THERE BY YOURSELF , You Had HELP ! " - END QUOTE )
  • Ken 4570GOVT 2012/07/25 18:40:28
  • 4570GOVT Ken 2012/07/25 21:42:32
    4570GOVT
    +2
    You Got It !
  • santa6642 2012/07/25 17:12:54
    santa6642
    +1
    With the obamanation i laugh harder, He isd a joke from day one.
  • doc moto 2012/07/25 17:09:03
    doc moto
    Well, it is like perfume; just like stink of stuff! It comes and it goes and some just stick to you like fly-paper, new toilet paper for the whitehouse! Just use more glue!
  • Brian 2012/07/25 16:33:54
    Brian
    +1
    It goes much deeper than George Soros, that the nwo ringleader Glenn Beck called out!
    Bush is a scumbag puppet just like Obama is and yes 911 was a inside job done by these NWO scumbags! NWO scumbags NWO scumbags NWO scumbags NWO scumbags
  • maggiemay 2012/07/25 16:30:31
  • The Pat... maggiemay 2012/07/25 17:37:35
    The Patriot
    +2
    ROTFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Allbiz - PWCM - JLA 2012/07/25 16:09:47 (edited)
    Allbiz - PWCM - JLA
    +1
    I think his use of "composites" in his writings is proof-positive that he lives in a fantasy world.
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2012/07/25 16:08:43
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2012/07/25 16:07:16
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +3
    Well written and true.

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