Update: Updated with a video of Hillary Clinton pointing out Obama’s oil ties – as we wrote about previously (“Hooray For Sarah Palin – BO BP Edition“). Video here [the Sarah Palin bashing is unfortunate as THIS explains]:
Let’s call it OilBama-Palooza! Today David Broder wrote “There isn’t a name for it that has become part of the popular culture.” Broder meant the crude horror wafting towards mainland America is without a name. But the entire Obama slip and slide clown circus of corruption needs a name. Let’s call it OilBama-Palooza! The slimy worst is yet to come!
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Today marks the beginning of the former “reformer” Rod Blagojevich’s trial for corruption in Illinois. But today is also the anniversary of the night that Obama promised to “heal the planet”. It has not exactly worked out that way. Quite the contrary. The only way to make the Gulf of Mexico oilier, after all the crude reserves exhaust themselves, is for Chicago Obama to take his Chicago manboobs out for a swim – so much for healing the planet.
The hubris of June 3, 2008 cannot be sufficiently quantified:
“The journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations. But I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people. Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. This was the moment—this was the time—when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals. Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America.”
Not since “unsinkable” Titanic sunk have we witnessed such hubris. Not since “unsinkable” Titanic sunk have we seen reality so thoroughly refute a batch of words strung together. Those words were strung together by frat boys for frat boys. They were just words. It was like a heartbreaking love song sung by a child star with vocal abilities but too callow to know real heartbreak and real sorrow in love. It was just a show.
When “unsinkable” Titanic sunk in April 1912 an era of hope and promise caught a glimpse of the future. In the sinking of the Titanic the world saw the failure of the most modern technologies, the demise of many of the famous, the European crash, and the Great War trench warfare horror that was to come.
“The Titanic, as the unsinkable vessel that sank on its maiden voyage, became an ultimate symbol of hubris, a cautionary tale warning that human inventiveness can always be trumped by nature.
But the Titanic took on mythic significance only because of what soon followed in its wake. It was in hindsight that the catastrophe of The Great War took on the implicit character of the unforeseen obstacle into which Europe crashed.
The unbridled optimism of the Enlightenment, a belief in the ”unsinkability” of progress, drove full speed into the abyss of trench warfare. A generation of European males was lost, and for what? Kaiser? King? The Archduke of Sarajevo? A dynamic set by arms merchants?
After the fact, what came to be called World War I could only be understood as an act of civilizational suicide. For year after year, Germany, Britain, France, and other nations sent their very futures ”over the top” into the maw of machine guns that refused to falter. It was as if the man at the helm of the Titanic sailed into the thick of icebergs he had been warned were certainly there. The story of the ship became one of pure foreboding.“
Obama has been warned. We warned America and the world about the unqualified Chicago charlatan as the icebergs moved like chess pieces. Obama and his band of Cultists would not listen – they are proponents of a hubris they praise as “audacity”. Audacity is just another name for Hubris, which was long ago identified by the Greeks as a wax that melts.
The hubris is evident every day. After spending half a golf game’s worth of time in the Gulf of Mexico last week hubris filled Obama proceeded to his vacation in the Rezko house in Chicago. Immediately after the holiday it was hubris party time at the White House with a British singer getting a Library of Congress award from spotlight-tropic Obama. The British singer proceeded to insult the previous American president as the current White House occupant laughed.
While Obama laughed and partied, Americans are seeing the mess the Dimocratic establishment proffered, and that they elected, in full flower. So stupid is the vacation-then-party-then-vacation (yup, another vacation is scheduled), Obama strategy that even Politico invokes Barney Fife, the stumbling, bumbling, hapless deputy sheriff from possibly the best TV show ever. In a week that featured vacation then party and Sestak then Romanoff, Obama will try to erase those blunders with another publicity stunt in the Gulf. But tomorrow’s Gulf publicity stunt will not stanch the flow of crude from Obama.
Two stories exemplify the Obama arc of hubris – from ‘heal the planet’ to ‘sicken us all with corruption’. The first article is from Mark Steyn in 2008:
“The short version of the Democratic-party primary campaign is that the media fell in love with Barack Obama but the Democratic electorate declined to. “I felt this thrill going up my leg,” said MSNBC’s Chris Matthews after one of the senator’s speeches. “I mean, I don’t have that too often.” Au contraire, Chris and the rest of the gang seem to be getting the old tingle up the thigh hairs on a nightly basis. If Obama is political Viagra, the media are at that stage in the ad where the announcer warns that, if leg tingles persist for over six months, see your doctor.
Out there in the voting booths, however, Democrat legs stayed admirably unthrilled. The more the media told Hillary she was toast and she should get the hell out of it and let Obama romp to victory, the more Democrats insisted on voting for her. The more the media insisted Barack was inevitable, the less inclined the voters were to get with the program. On the strength of Chris Matthews’s vibrating calves, Sen. Obama raised a ton of money — over $300 million — and massively outspent Senator Clinton, but he didn’t really get any bang for his buck. In the end, he crawled over the finish line. The Obama Express came a-hurtlin’ down the track at two miles an hour.[snip]
I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations. But I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people… I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal… This was the moment — this was the time — when we came together to remake this great nation…
It’s a good thing he’s facing it with “profound humility,” isn’t it? Because otherwise who knows what he’d be saying. But mark it in your calendars: June 3, 2008 — the long awaited day, after 232 years, that America began to provide care for the sick. Just a small test program: 47 attendees of the Obama speech were taken to hospital and treated for nausea. Everyone else came away thrilled that the Obamessiah was going to heal the planet and reverse the rise of the oceans: when Barack wants to walk on the water, he doesn’t want to have to use a step-ladder to get up on it.[snip]
Nothing in Obama’s resume suggests he’s the man to remake America and heal the planet. Only this week, another of his pals bit the dust, convicted by a Chicago jury of 16 counts of this and that. “This isn’t the Tony Rezko I knew,” said the senator, in what’s becoming a standard formulation. Likewise, this wasn’t the Jeremiah Wright he knew. And these are guys he’s known for 20 years. Yet at the same time as he’s being stunned by the corruption and anti-Americanism of those closest to him, Obama’s convinced that just by jetting into Tehran and Pyongyang he can get to know America’s enemies and persuade them to hew to the straight and narrow. No doubt if it all goes belly up and Iran winds up nuking Tel Aviv, President Obama will put on his more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger face and announce solemnly that “this isn’t the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad I knew.”
Every time I hear an Obama speech, I start to giggle. But millions of voters don’t. And, if Chris Matthews and the tingly legged media get their way and drag Obama across the finish line this November, the laugh will be on those of us who think that serious times demand grown-up rhetoric.”
From Rezko trial to Blagojevich trial, from Sestak to Romanoff, from Chicago corruption to corruption of the Gulf. The Obama story writes itself now:
“As jury selection in the corruption trial of Rod R. Blagojevich begins on Thursday, people here are less curious about what they may learn about the impeached former Illinois governor than they are about who else will be tainted in the proceedings.
The trial may finally open a window into Mr. Blagojevich’s interactions with other politicians and political strategists, business and union leaders and others. Consider a tantalizing detail: Much of the prosecution’s case is expected to center on phone calls federal agents secretly recorded; through roughly 500 hours of recordings of Mr. Blagojevich’s conversations, most of which have never been made public, someone was on the other end of the line.
Mr. Blagojevich’s fellow Democrats in Illinois, in particular, are worried about what will be revealed over the course of a trial that could last until close to Election Day. They do not want voters reminded of the venality of politics — especially when voters have made clear their rage over politics as usual.
“In a year that’s already bad for the Democrats, this will make it worse,” said David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. “There will be a Blagojevich odor in the air, and it will be with us day after day, like political Muzak.”
Blagojevich, is on trial for bribery, extortion, and racketeering. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Harry Reid of Nevada, Richard J. Durbin, Rahm Emanuel, and Valerie Jarrett are among the potential witnesses. But it is Barack Obama who dangles Banquo-like over the proceedings.
“The prosecution’s case is widely expected to come down to this: two leading witnesses — former chiefs of staff for Mr. Blagojevich who were initially indicted with him and have since pleaded guilty — and the secret recordings, all captured in the fall of 2008. A central point of contention is expected to be which of the recordings are played. Mr. Blagojevich has said, again and again, that every recording should be played, but the judge will decide which the jury should hear.”
In the future we will detail the motions prosecutors have filed and the motions the judge has granted which will deny Blagojevich a full and fair trial as well as protect the Chicago corrupt, such as Obama.
“Another possible wild card in Blagojevich’s long-awaited trial that begins on Thursday is whether it will entangle Obama and his aides in Illinois’ hurly-burly political theater.
The trial, which is expected to last up to four months, may expose discrepancies in how members of Obama’s future administration characterized its contacts with Blagojevich after the November 2008 election.[snip]
There is also the shadowy figure of a convicted influence peddler, Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a former friend to both Obama and Blagojevich who may testify for the prosecution.”
The uncaring, self-interested, “career” minded Obama, with the shady or criminal friends and benefactors came out of the swamps of Chicago.
It is Michelle Obama who has declared Obama to be personally “stinky” and was “angry at his selfishness and careerism”. It is no surprise then that this type of personality attempts to soil others with his own shortcomings.
After Obama tried to blame others for his inattention to the oil swamping the Gulf, Brian Williams of Obama Cult headquarters NBC had this to say:
“Williams: …The night the rig exploded I went on the air, it was our lead story. I asked the question, ‘is this going to lead to one of the most catastrophic events of all time where the environment is concerned?’ I got a kick out of President Obama saying that even when the cameras go away we’ll still be there for you. That ain’t the way this is going to play out. If anything, the cameras being here have compelled outside interests – government, BP – to kick this into another gear. With all due respect, the President might have had his scenario off by 180 degrees. So we’ll keep coming back here, we won’t take our eyes off this region, we haven’t since we knew we had a Category 5 storm off the coastline five years ago.”
It’s the same personality disorder and lack of caring for others that was demonstrated when Obama refused to meet with Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona to discuss the new law. It was only when public outrage and the calm demeanor of Jan Brewer appeared on televised broadcasts that Obama was forced to acquiesce and grant her the meeting he promised world dictators. Whether it’s the hated Obama health scam which gifts countless trillions to Big Pharma and Big Insurance while bending the cost curve upwards, the failing economy, the rising debt and deficit which increases by the billions on a daily basis, and the get everyone out of election races except for Obama himself – Americans are seeing the Chicago corruption even through the Big Media filters.
The Obama Corruption gusher is massing off shore. Soon, and for years to come, the Obama crude will hit the mainland. It’s an Obama gusher of Chicago Corruption.