Today the New York Times Magazine is devoted exclusively to pictures of Obama’s People. We are surprised that with the title Obama’s People there have not been shouts of “racism”.
Now that we are assured it is not racist, we thought we would take the opportunity to discuss Obama’s People too.
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“It has certainly helped the president-elect to get more of a hearing from evangelicals when he invited Rick Warren,” said Richard Land, a well-known social conservative and chief of the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy arm. “I don’t think that would have happened had Hillary Clinton been elected.”
You betcha! Rick Warren, homophobe, would not be provided with a national, nay – a worldwide, bully pulpit to polish his homophobia and glory in heightened visibility – in Hillary Clinton’s decent and respectful world. But, Rick Warren is one of Obama’s People.
The Hopium addled and addicted will not like the reminder that Rick Warren, homophobe, is one of Obama’s People. The Hopium addled and addicted don’t like to be remined that
Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.
The Hopium addled addicts are finding the Obama knife stuck deep in their backs. Yesterday at The Confluence there was chortling as the Hopium addled addicts have begun to whine against Obama (innocent and sweet Big Pink was enemy #1 in all the whiny posts by PINOs even as they weep at the realization we have been correct all along and they were duped).
The Hopium addled addicts should learn from a McCain voter quoted in the New York Times. As Hillary Clinton public approval climbed to 65% in the Gallup poll, Obama’s approval in NYTimes/CBS’ poll was at 60%. A John McCain voter said this in the survey which should clutch and chill the heart of true Democrats and true progressives:
“I think those of us who voted for McCain are going to be a lot happier with Obama than the people who voted for him,” Valerie Schlink, 46, a Republican from Valparaiso, Ind., said in an interview after participating in the poll.
Valerie Schlink is making lemonade from a tall lemon. She too will learn that Obama can’t be trusted – by friend nor foe. Valerie Schlink will learn her lesson, and soon. The Hopium addled addicts, who knows? The Hopium addled addicts refuse to learn from history but history cannot be ignored.
The New York Times spun the results of their poll to suggest that Obama has a deep pool of American support and a patient public that will excuse his bumbling. But the data do not support that conclusion. Americans are ever optomistic but patience is not particularly an American trait with bumbling politicians – even ones from Chicago.
As the New York Times was spinning for Obama, hoping things will change and they will finally get their usual interviews, the L.A. Times was unspinning Obama’s cult of personality organization.
PINOs, Hopium addled addicts, and true Democrats have a situation on their hands which will end only with a program of Democratic Entnazifizierung to rid us of the dangerous cult of personality.
As Barack Obama builds his administration and prepares to take office next week, his political team is quietly planning for a nationwide hiring binge that would marshal an army of full-time organizers to press the new president’s agenda and lay the foundation for his reelection.
True Democrats and progressives know the Hopium addled addicts who are Obama’s People are a dangerous cult of personality:
Concerns about Obama’s ambitions are coming from state party leaders as well as from Capitol Hill.
“The party needs to be rooted not just around one individual, but it needs to have a grass-roots base that can survive the times and even endure past whoever may be in office,” said Jerry Meek, chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party.
Obama’s People cult of personality has more than a strong whiff of die partei bin ich und ich bin die partei; which PINOs and the Hopium addled addicts will soon discover.
Understand, the Obama’s People cult of personality, funded with more than $75 million, is not directed primarily at Republicans. the Obama’s People cult of personailty is directed, the dagger is held at the throats of Democrats:
One key difference, however, is that the Republicans used their network to target Democrats and win elections, whereas the Obama system will be used at least in part to influence members of the president’s own party.
For example, Democratic lawmakers in Republican-leaning districts might resist voting for an Obama-backed global warming bill. In that case, the White House or DNC could use the new network for phone campaigns, demonstrations or lobbying trips to push lawmakers to stick with Obama. [snip]
Another Capitol Hill strategist, however, said some lawmakers in closely contested districts were anxious about the Obama plan, “watching very carefully to see whether or not they’re going to be pressured at home.”
Obama’s People will sell the cult of personality organization as an issues organization. History teaches us differently. A cult is a cult.
Antoin “Tony” Rezko, Emil Jones, Bill the Bomber Ayres, Jeremiah Wright, and the rank air of corruption Barack Obama has breathed all his political life merely describe the amniotic fluid Obama thrived in. The latest batch of Obama’s People are a more toxic mix.
Except for Richard Nixon, no president since Harry Truman leaves office more unloved than George W. Bush. Truman’s rehabilitation took decades. Bush’s will come sooner. Indeed, it has already begun. The chief revisionist? Barack Obama.
Vindication is being expressed not in words but in deeds — the tacit endorsement conveyed by the Obama continuity-we-can-believe-in transition. It’s not just the retention of such key figures as Secretary of Defense Bob Gates or Treasury Secretary nominee Timothy Geithner, who, as president of the New York Fed, has been instrumental in guiding the Bush financial rescue over the last year. It’s the continuity of policy.
It is the repeated pledge to conduct a withdrawal from Iraq that does not destabilize its new democracy and that, as Vice President-elect Joe Biden said just this week in Baghdad, adheres to the Bush-negotiated status of forces agreement that envisions a U.S. withdrawal over three years, not the 16-month timetable on which Obama campaigned.
It is the great care Obama is taking in not pre-emptively abandoning the anti-terror infrastructure that the Bush administration leaves behind. While still a candidate, Obama voted for the expanded presidential wiretapping (FISA) powers that Bush had fervently pursued. And while Obama opposes waterboarding (already banned, by the way, by Bush’s CIA in 2006), he declined George Stephanopoulos’ invitation (on ABC’s “This Week”) to outlaw all interrogation not permitted by the Army Field Manual. Explained Obama: “Dick Cheney’s advice was good, which is let’s make sure we know everything that’s being done,” i.e., before throwing out methods simply because Obama campaigned against them.
Torture? Glenn Greenwald details the Obama hogwash regarding torture and how Obama will violate the U.S. ratified, now legally embedded, U.N. conventions on torture. In short, the Greenwald article advises: Obama can’t be trusted.
The former Republican congressman chosen by President-elect Barack Obama to direct billions in federal highway spending has been an unapologetic advocate of earmarks, a practice Obama now opposes, and has used his influence to win funding for projects pushed by some of his largest campaign contributors.
Ray LaHood, who represented Illinois in the House for seven terms, sponsored $60 million in earmarks last year, steering at least $9 million in federal money to campaign donors, a Washington Post analysis shows. An opponent of earmark reform efforts in Congress, LaHood ranks roughly among the top 10 percent in the House for sponsoring earmarks in 2008, according to a watchdog group.
Social Security? Obama’s People will follow marching orders from on high to dismantle Social Security while using flowery language.
The Hill asked, using the word “reform” in the same way George W. Bush used the word “reform” – as a substitute for “dismantle”: Obama says he wants to reform Medicare and Social Security–will he have more success with Social Security than Bush did?
Obama’s People are the ones who gambled and lost and now want American taxpayers to pay the bill with “bailouts”.
Obama’s People are the Hopium addled addicts who deride history and ignore Obama’s actions preferring to be lulled by flowery words.
Obama’s People got us into the mess we are in.
Obama’s People will deify and excuse Obama’s lies.
Obama’s People are the mirror image of Bush’s People.