We’re not talking about his manboobs. We’re talking about what makes Barack Obama tick.
After a long year of ceaseless flim-flams, which make the year feel more like a decade, some are beginning to trace an outline of Obama’s innards. We are getting a version of what Big Media thinks Obama is made of. It is important that we are finally getting to some evidence based analysis instead of worship.
Doctors, cosmologists, detectives, lawyers, mothers, fathers, most everyone has to look at the world around them and figure out how things work. Doctors must make a diagnosis and then devise a treatment. Cosmologists look at the universe and decide upon a theory of what they are seeing.
In earlier Earth history cosmologists agreed that the universe revolved around the earth. These cosmologists fought and derided those who believed the Sun was the center of our star system. Eventually the cosmologists who, based on evidence – not faith nor hope, determined the Earth revolved around the Sun were proven right.
The same can be said of the current debate about Barack Obama. Here at Big Pink we have contended that Barack Obama is a flim-flam man. Obama is only interested, as his own wife has stated, in his selfish self-advancement and careerism. According to us, Barack Obama is an opportunist who has never accomplished anything but his own self-advancement; Obama is not qualified to be president; is a boob; and lacks a basic rational world-view as well as any experience for the job he has been gifted.
Our views of Obama are evidence based. Whether it’s Rezko, what happened in Illinois with health care, Exelon, Obama’s race-baiting which goes back to his early Hawaii days where Obama blamed all his failures on race (“The fact that Obama was half-black and half-white didn’t matter much to anyone but Obama, Kakugawa says: “He made everything out like it was all racial.” )
The opposite view of Obama we deride as creations by Hopium guzzlers and Mess-iah worshipers. Their view is that Obama is wonderful and gifted and deserving of great respect and applause.
The two views of Obama are opposed to each other just as the views of those earlier cosmologists were opposed to each other. Eventually the evidence will be in and one side will be proven correct beyond any doubt.
In March of 2008 we commented in Dumb White People:
Amazing how the recollections of Obama’s friends over and over again conflict with Obama’s fictionalized accounts of his life story.
“He made everything out like it was all racial.” Sounds like Reverend Wright. 20 years he sat in that church and listened alongside his children.
At the embarrassment which is NBC we see a faith based boob trying to understand why Obama is such a failure when so much was expected of him. The boob at NBC is no ordinary boob. The boob is the Washington Bureau Chief for NBC. Scratching his head to try to figure out why his god has failed, Mark Whitaker, the NBC boob in chief, does exactly what he should not do.
Seeking to make sense of Barack Obama’s first year as president — and why he has come across as competent but less magical than many Americans hoped — I’ve been rereading his autobiography, “Dreams From My Father.”
To revisit that memoir is to be reminded of what a mixed-up childhood the president had. The brilliant but troubled Kenyan father who abandoned his teenage bride and their infant son. The footloose mother who took “Barry” to Indonesia with a second husband, then shipped him back to Hawaii to live with his grandparents. The sense of alienation he felt as a young black man growing up with few African American friends or role models.
Mark Whitaker is a fool. Instead of asking himself if “Dreams From My Father” is a bunch of lies, Whitaker goes on prayerful knees to his pilgrimage site, just like Muslims go to the Kaaba in Mecca. Losing his faith Whitaker re-reads his Barack Bible of lies to try to recapture the glow of earlier cathedral visits to light Obama Hope candles. This is the man in charge of NBC News is Washington!
Instead of acting like a journalist and wondering if he has been flim-flammed, Mark Whitaker seeks to renew his faith in the golden calf. Instead of asking if Obama’s “autobiography” is a bunch of lies which has deceived readers, Whitaker makes new excuses for Obama. Instead of asking, like a journalist, if Obama’s history is more akin to a rejected and dislocated youth who turned to back-slapping and flim-flam confidence games to fill the hole in his life (caused by his disgusting sperm-spraying father and his, to be polite, open petals mother) Whitaker swallows the fake history whole.
Whitaker also absolves Obama of any blame while blaming everyone else. Obama was brilliant on the economy says Whitaker, it was those dastard Dimocrats who harmed Obama’s brilliant plan by gorging themselves on pork projects. Whitaker blames evil Wall Street for being selfish, unlike his wonderful Obama. On Afghanistan Obama is brilliant, according to Whitaker but those “manipulative” generals and advisers made Obama look like a boob. Whitaker blames the health care fiasco not on wonderful Obama but on “grandiose” legislators who hijacked wonderful Obama’s plans.
This nonsense comes from NBC’s top man in Washington. And not to worry Obama fans, Whitaker is sure Obama will brilliantly learn from his boobery. This is the nonsense and worshipful crap that comes from NBC:
Yet, if this first year has sometimes made President Obama seem caught off-guard and frustrated by the meanness and mayhem of Washington, no one should assume that he won’t learn from the experience.
The other theme running through “Dreams From My Father” is Obama’s capacity for self-examination and self-improvement. He has applied that introspection to becoming a better person, a better writer and speaker, and a better politician. In Hawaii for the holidays, taking the long walks he so misses at the White House, Obama may well be reflecting on what he needs to do to be a more effective president.
Mark Whitaker writes like a love struck dumb teen. Mark Whitaker is a self-interested fool and boob, just like the network he serves.
Doyle McManus, at the L.A. Times has not yet caught up with our analysis, but at least he is acting like a journalist and holding Obama to account using Obama’s own words. McManus, is also slowly drawing the anatomy of a flim-flam man:
He promised to save the economy from ruin, redesign the healthcare system, reregulate the financial industry, retool energy policy, slow global warming, reform education, write a new immigration law and serve as midwife to a new era of bipartisan cooperation. He said he would close the prison camp at Guantanamo, organize an orderly withdrawal from Iraq, stave off defeat in Afghanistan, negotiate with Iran, make progress toward Israeli-Palestinian peace, convince the world’s Muslims that America was their friend, launch a new drive toward global nuclear disarmament — and, while he was at it, bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago.
McManus outlines the celestial choir hopes and dreams of Obama worshipers. Then McManus does the important analysis which point by point shows Obama’s flim-flam in full flower:
Obama turned out to be masterful at launching new policies but inconsistent at getting them to work. His presidency threatened to fall into a worrisome pattern: the announcement of a lofty goal, the delegation of implementation to second-rank officials, a missed deadline or two, last-minute intervention by the president to rescue the effort from collapse, and, finally, mixed results — followed by a statement claiming victory.
Isn’t that exactly what we have seen? Notice the fact based approach McManus employs at the L.A. Times versus the faith based boobery of Mark Whitaker at NBC. McManus looks at the facts as they are, not as he wishes they were. Obama’s stimulus scam McManus notes is a failure in voters eyes. The Obama homeowners plan (not the wonderful Hillary HOLC program which should have been the priority) McManus declares “a bust”, based on evidence. The Obama Wall Street bailout McManus measures appropriately as bankers “awarding themselves huge bonuses”.
McManus notes that, based on the evidence, Obama is not a communicator:
A Pew poll this month found that only 30% of respondents believed Obama’s policies had made the economy better. A president who made his name as a gifted speechmaker has fallen into a spectacular failure in communicating. He might have served himself better by making fewer trips to Scandinavia and more to construction sites in Middle America.
The effect, based on evidence, is failure:
There’s been an important spillover effect: Obama’s other policies — on healthcare and energy, for example — have lost popular support along with his economic plan. Despite the depth of the economic crisis, the public isn’t clamoring for more federal intervention; quite the contrary. That means Obama hasn’t succeeded in building a strong constituency for his overall philosophy of government, a shortfall that will limit what he can achieve from here on.
McManus is generous to Obama. He does not fully see the disaster this year has been. He credits Obama on the economy and on healthcare as well as in foreign policy, because there have been “no outright disasters.”
We of course see the economic devastation of mounting debt, likely inflation, and a looted middle class to benefit insurance companies. We see Iran as an outright disaster, and a lost opportunity.
McManus is to be complimented for holding Obama to account, using Obama’s own standards.
McManus is at least trying to act like a journalist, letting facts lead him to conclusions. It’s what good detectives and good journalists do.
Let facts lead to conclusions. It’s what flim-flam men fear.