Update: Another demographic is writing him off.
But, when you lose Alfred….
Did everybody but us forget about Obama’s bluff and buffoonery on Copenhagen? Does everyone but us fail to apply the lessons of Copenhagen to the health care debate and the current conventional wisdom that there will be a vote and the results will be passage of the Obama health scam?
We’re not referencing the Copenhagen climate conference which accomplished close to nothing or at least did not live up to the hyped hype – remember that was when the planet would begin to heal – but instead all the conference attendees heeled home-wards. We’re referencing the Copenhagen Olympics Obama flim-flam. Let’s review those events because the lessons have apparently been lost.
On October 1, 2009 we wrote an article which stated that “If the International Olympics Committee chooses Chicago as the host city for the 2012 Olympics, the Olympics will die.” In the article (The Chicago Olympic Tombstone) we noted how David Axelrod and Valerie Jarett had personal financial interests in a Chicago Olympics.
By the next day, October 2, 2009, we noted how “Obama The Boob Is Suckered And Plucked, Again – Olympic Size!” Remember? We played this song for days on end as a tribute to Rio and we laughed at Obama the boob:
This is a selection from that article:
That Big Boob – Barack Obama has been slapped across the face severely. After traveling across the ocean to beg before the International Olympic Committee he has been refused. This is an unprecedented, dramatic slap in the face from the international community. Obama has humiliated America.
World leaders think of Obama as a “Sucker”, now even the lowest of international bureaucrats know they have nothing to fear from the Big Boob. In pursuit of personal glory Obama has humiliated America. DrudgeReport captures the moment with the headline: The Ego Has Landed – World Rejects Obama – Chicago Out In First Round.
Obama has been plucked.
Remember that? Does anybody remember that? Remember when conventional wisdom was that Obama would not be so stupid, such a boob, as to risk a last minute, high profile junket with
Mary Todd Michelle and Oprah in tow unless a “YES” was a sure thing. Such was the boobery on display that on October 3, 2009 we wrote “Zero Sense” and these lessons for the ages (which apparently have already been forgotten):
Remember judgment? The senseless Hopium addled tried for years to convince us that Barack Obama had better judgment than Hillary or anyone because once upon a time in order to get the attention and money from a big dollar donor, he gave a speech about Iraq, to a very liberal audience, in a very liberal state, then did nothing ever again about Iraq and the video of the speech disappeared.
Now Americans are witnessing the zero sense displayed on a daily, hourly, basis, by the Big Zero himself. [snip]
Yesterday, the always speeding Obama rush-rush mobile hit a brick wall. Don’t Blame it on Rio. That brick wall is Reality. [snip]
What Obama wanted was a quick trip to Copenhagen, wasting millions of government dollars. Some planes wasted money lugging Michelle Obama and Oprah, other planes lugged the Obama limousine, other planes carried support personnel and equipment. It was a huge waste of money.
Obama timed it so that the “Yes” vote for Chicago would be announced shortly before he would arrive in Washington, D.C., in time to hold a triumphant publicity stunt press conference. Big Media would shower Obama in rose petals, and light incense to this colossus Caesar “while we petty men walk under his huge legs and peep about to find ourselves dishonorable graves.”
But the International Olympic Committee followed a different script. It is a script we have described and it is the template foreign leaders follow in their dealings with Barack Obama: flatter Obama in public and then slap his face.
Read all of “Zero Sense” if you need a refresher course in Obama boobery, thuggery, and flim-flammery. Read the whole article and refresh the memory of those we quoted regarding Obama’s boobery. We quoted the New York Times quoting the Weekly Standard:
Rarely has a president put his credibility on the line on the world stage in such a personal way and been slapped down so sharply in real time. [snip]
The defeat will be used as a political metaphor and raise painful questions. Why did he invest so much time, taxpayer money and, perhaps most important, presidential prestige in a losing effort? How did he misjudge the potential vote so badly that Chicago evidently was not even in the top tier? What does it say about a leader who may be far more popular abroad than his predecessor yet has trouble converting that esteem into tangible benefits for the United States?
Has that Obama bluff been completely forgotten? It appears so from the “sure thing” prognostications on health care this week.
We are supposed to believe that boob Obama would not postpone a vacation to Indonesia unless there was a sure victory such as was expected at Copenhagen (let’s thrown in the failure of the climate conference in Copenhagen too at this point). We are supposed to believe that Harry Reid would not dare move ahead without the vote a “sure thing” even though his history is, to be kind, less than stellar when it comes to being master of the Senate.
Further we are supposed to believe that Nancy Pelousy would not schedule vote scheduling votes unless it was all a sure thing (remember a very short time ago when Nancy could not count the collapsed support for Charles Rangel, defended him, then had to drop him like a hot potato, only to have Rangel dispute matters and finally leave on his own accord, maybe?)
We’re supposed to trust the political acumen of a Pelousy who said “women won’t suffer a ‘step back’ if Democrat Hillary Clinton loses her presidential bid”? [Don’t miss Valerie Jarrett’s latest praise of Obama for his “womanly leadership.”]
We’re supposed to believe that a bill, which until this very Ides of March did not exist is a “sure thing”? Or is the “sure thing” supposed to be the House passing a “sure thing” bill which accepts, but does not vote on the already passed Senate bill, and then we are supposed to ignore what the Senate will do? Or is the “sure thing” that both the already passed Senate bill will be passed by the House and then the Senate will pass the reconciliation bill passed by the House? The “sure thing” is a shell bill which will be twisted into something entirely different as the week digresses.
We’re supposed to believe that because no one knows what will eventually emerge by the end of this week (which is already yet another missed deadline) that it is a strength? A “defender” of the effort thinks there’s a problem:
“The trouble is, the process just keeps getting worse.
Unlikely as this seems, confusion continues to deepen. Specialists – let alone ordinary voters – struggle to remember the differences between the Senate bill, the House bill, and the president’s unfinished merged proposal. In the last big push to get reform through, using whatever deals, scams, ruses and parliamentary evasions fall to hand, the public and their concerns are pushed ever more to the periphery of Washington’s vision. [snip]
Already beyond abstruse, now in the realm of surreal farce, the debate is thus becoming yet more inward-looking and unintelligible. Can language on abortion be included in a reconciliation measure? (Probably not.) Can the Senate parliamentarian be overruled? (What is the Senate parliamentarian?) All that is missing is a speech in favour of the plan by Groucho Marx. Recovering voters’ respect for the outcome, even assuming the outcome is good, looks an ever more distant prospect.”
The gamble on a “sure thing” that no one really knows, is supposed to be welcomed with love and flowers, in much the same way as Iraqis were supposed to behave according to the Bush W. government. There are doubters:
“Suppose that Mr Obama’s gamble pays off, however. Suppose Nancy Pelosi, leader of the House Democrats, assembles her majority and sets the reconciliation wheels in motion. Suppose all then goes smoothly, and the reform is enacted. Under this best possible scenario, what then? The White House and most Democrats say they would be rewarded in November’s mid-term elections for at least getting something done. This is doubtful. [snip]
Last week two respected Democratic pollsters said that the administration’s drive for comprehensive healthcare reform was a “march of folly”. The battle for public opinion had been lost, they said, and if the Democrats insisted on passing this bill regardless, the country will kick them in the teeth in November.”
The sure thing we suspect is a real sure thing is that “Moderate House Democrats facing potentially difficult reelections this fall have a message for President Barack Obama: Don’t call us; we’ll call you.”
Another sure thing is how absolutely wrong fawner-in-chief Andrew Sullivan (“What does he [Obama] offer? First and foremost: his face.” and other Dumb White People (John Kerry thought Obama should be elected “Because he’s African American.”) were about Obama and the world.
Remember when Andrew Sullivan thought Muslims could not hate a post-Obama America? (“A brown-skinned man whose father was an African, who grew up in Indonesia and Hawaii, who attended a majority-Muslim school as a boy, is now the alleged enemy. Maybe this is why Obama postponed his vacation:
“Thousands of followers of a conservative Islamic group held peaceful demonstrations Sunday in several Indonesian cities against the planned visit of President Barack Obama.
Witnesses and police said members of the Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir protested in East Java’s provincial capital of Surabaya, South Sulawesi’s capital of Makassar and three other cities. The group, an international network which believes Muslims should unite in a single global state governed by Islamic law, urged the Indonesian government to reject the American leader’s trip, scheduled for late March.”
We know a “sure thing” is protesters in Indonesia. [Andrew Sullivan should check out the photos with the following captions: “A Muslim student kicks a banner of President Barack Obama during a protest against his planned visit in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, March …” “Muslim students step on a banner of President Barack Obama during a protest against his planned visit in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia,” “A Muslim student holds a poster of President Barack Obama during a protest against his planned visit in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia,” “A student holds a poster of U.S President Barack Obama as she protests against Obama’s plans to visit Indonesia, outside the U.S. consulate in Med …”]
Another “sure thing” is that the votes sufficient to pass Obama’s health scam do not yet exist.
“Two top aides — senior adviser David Axelrod and press secretary Robert Gibbs — said Sunday the votes will be there.
Other Democrats aren’t so sure.
After nearly a year of haggling, most of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s 252 Democratic colleagues still have concerns about passing the Senate bill, even with some fixes. Their objections range from the ideological to the procedural, and the shape of the final package hinges on an obscure, unelected official — Senate parliamentarian Alan Frumin.”
There are pitfalls, regarding abortion (the Obama Dimocrats sold abortion rights down the river last year and now they wave the abortion flag to convince the betrayed that they are now for abortion rights), the House rules (the solution du jour is the “Slaughter Rule” which creates a vote without an actual vote), parliamentarian Frumin who will determine what is allowed and what is not allowed, maybe, immigration, and more and more procedural traps.
The votes for Obama’s health scam do not exist in the same way the votes for the Chicago Olympics did not exist. Of course, as with the Obama Dimocrat abortion flip-flops (who can argue any longer that this issue is taken seriously by pro-choice congressional Dimocrats as it is clear now that this is just a way to manipulate pro-choice voters?), Obama will do anything, any deal, with anyone or anything, lie, cheat, steal, renege on deals against dealmaking to encourage deals on dealmaking, in order to get a vote for his flim-flam shell bill in the House.
What matters now is that the Obama health scam be defeated. If it is not defeated it must be made an issue (second only to the economy) this November. The Obama health scam is a massive transfer of wealth from the taxpayer to Obama pals Big PhaRma and Big Insurance.
The Obama health scam will be larded with other sweet deals designed to trap the unwary. College loan programs or abortion or anti-abortion shiny objects are distractions meant to… distract. Divide and conquer. The Obama health scam is a scam. It must be defeated.
The prognostications of passage are premature, at best. The prognostications of Chicago Olympics proved to be premature and ultimately a false HOPE. The prognostications of climate conference breakthroughs were premature as well.
Obama went to Copenhagen framed by the usual hype. The usual hype is at work again. This time the hype is to prevent the failure of the scam.
This time the Obama trip is not to Copenhagen.
This time the Obama trip is a one way to Waterloo.