Lanky Barack Obama in a powdered white wig, dressed in a full gold and yellow lace brocade ballroom gown, a creme lace feathered fan wanly hanging from his boney arm, heads to the French marble-top desk, sighs, picks up a quill and begins to scratch on parchment and compose his manifesto to be delivered in September from Versailles.
Henry Louis Gates, in white shorts slightly stained from his long bicycle ride through the Vineyard lanes, is perched like a parakeet watching the great one at his great labors. Ever the literary savant, Gates squints out through the lattice windows at the neighboring castles and suggests the immortal line “Let them eat cake.” Madame Déficit licks his lips and feigns fatigue.
What kind of plan would emerge from the hard lands of Appalachia or the burdened fields of workday America we will never know. The fire this time, the fierce urgency of now, is and always has been Martha’s Vineyard.
Sister Sarah Palin discussed the lush salt air paradise last night with Greta Van Susteren:
“GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: This is a “Fox News Alert.” The stock market takes a bath. It has been a week of gyrations, up, down, up, down, and now down. Today it nosedives, the Dow down 419, the NASDAQ down 131, and the S&P 500 down 53. It was a very bad day for Wall Street and a terrible sign for our economy.
So where is President Obama at an important time like this? He’s officially on vacation in Massachusetts on Martha’s Vineyard for 10 days.
Joining us is former governor Sarah Palin. Good evening, Governor. I guess the truth is, is that whether the president’s at the White House tonight or Martha’s Vineyard, the stock market still went down today. We still have jobless claims over 400,000. So where he is doesn’t matter. But does it send a sign to the American people? Does it matter sort of symbolically where he is?
SARAH PALIN, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR/FORMER ALASKA GOVERNOR: It does matter where he is tonight, Greta, and I don’t know why our president bothers even making promises at this point or spewing those platitudes. One in particular, he said he promised to not rest until every American who wanted a job got that job. And yet there he goes, jetting off to tickle his toes in the sand of Martha’s Vineyard and probably burying his head in the proverbial sand, ignoring the fact that 14 million Americans cannot find a job, that 40-plus million Americans are relying on food stamps to make ends meet.
You know, economies are crashing. Markets are crashing. There’s a lot of turmoil right now. And he just seems so extremely absent from the reality that the rest of us are facing in this country today. And that’s illustrated by his desire and now his action to go on vacation again, this time for 10 days in a pretty elite high mucka-mucka area where the rest of us are kind of shaking our heads saying, Really? At this time? Perception being reality in politics, why in the world would he do this?”
We answered Sister Sarah’s question long ago: Obama does not care that you know he knows that you know he does not care.
The discussion turned to the events in Syria. We’ve written about Syria, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and certain connections Obama has with Syrians. [We’ll write about this again very soon and explain once again how to listen to Hillary Clinton who is occasionally forced to spew words written by Boob Obama.] Sister Sarah talked about Hillary Clinton and the mess that is Barack Obama:
“VAN SUSTEREN: You know, going back to President Obama, I tell you something that surprised me today. I was watching the announcement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the United States’ position, as the chief diplomat, on the president of Syria that he — you know, that he must go, that he’s got to leave.
And as I was looking at the screen, I thought, you know, this very important thing, you know, the president — and let me be very sarcastic. He’s busy packing for his vacation. He hasn’t given the jobs plan. Meanwhile, it’s almost like he outsourced this. And she looked much more presidential, and you know, sitting there up on the screen, announcing the policy of the United States. And I thought to myself, you know, Is he just tired? Has he sort of given up? Or — or — I mean, like, you know, suddenly, she looked like the president.
PALIN: Well, he’s got his priorities skewed, really, Greta. And I take it literal that he was getting ready for, packing for vacation while here it was Secretary Clinton asking on behalf of the United States of America for another president of another country to step down. That is our president’s role!
No, this is another example of President Obama leading from behind. Makes you scratch your head and wonder what really does he do? What does he desire to do in that position of leader of the free world and so much influence that he has, and in a case like this, he’s stepping back and allowing Hillary Clinton to basically carry the water for our entire nation. Very strange goings on there with our foreign policy decisions and announcements like that.
And I’ll bet you, Greta, going out on a limb because I — you know, obviously, I can’t speak for liberal Democrats. But I just think that after a day like this, where you saw that kind of presidential aura of Hillary Clinton as she made that announcement today, while Barack Obama was packing to head out for 10 days on vacation again to go golf and tickle his feet in the sand — I’ll bet you people, if they had to do it over again, who had that choice at that time in the Democrat primary between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — I bet you today, they are saying, We should have gone with Hillary Clinton.“
Greta Van Susteren then committed the usual mistake of saying that Obama ran a great campaign in 2007/2008. That is just not the case. Recall how immediately after the bungled inauguration many wondered where the “brilliant” communications operation for Barack Obama disappeared to? Well, it didn’t disappear. It never existed. Sister Sarah discussed last night the obvious fact that Obama was protected by Big Media:
“VAN SUSTEREN: You know, it’s just — it’s amazing to me, though. As I think to myself, like, why — has he — has he almost sort of given up that he would sort of outsource that? I mean, you know, where’s the fighting spirit for him? I just don’t get this because, you know, he was – – he was so — such a strong — strong on the campaign trail and he inspired so many Americans. I was hoping that he would inspire, you know, people who had never, ever been involved in politics. He got them out to vote. And now, you know, it’s almost as though he’s lost his steam. He seems to have lost the interest, or at least right now in this month, he has.
PALIN: Well, the difference between him now and back there three years ago on the campaign trail is he was getting away with everything on the campaign trail, and it was driving me crazy as a team member of the John McCain presidential team, as we were campaigning for office, watching what the press was letting candidate Barack Obama get away with, with his proclamation that he’d be transforming America, and yet nobody asking him, What in the world do you mean you want to transform the greatest, most prosperous, safest, healthiest nation in the world? What do you mean, transform it? Do you mean restore all that is good and strong about America, or truly, you want to fundamentally transform it?
That’s just one example of candidate Obama spewing that kind of rhetoric and getting away with it. And now, three years later, we’re understanding what he meant by that fundamental transformation of America as we see more and more failed policies being implemented and we sit here scratching our heads, wondering what is next? We saw markets today reacting to volatility, reacting to a lack of plan, which leads to lack of confidence in the marketplaces. And we wonder how much worse is this going to get before 2012? I tell you, 2012 can’t come soon enough!“
For those of us who in 2007 asked “change, to what?” Sarah Palin’s words are familiar. It turned out we were right and it was CHANGE FROM BAD TO WORSE. OBAMA MADE IT WORSE.
Pat Buchanan also noted the odd location chosen for Obama to compose his next snake-oil speech coming in September in an article called The View From Martha’s Vineyard:
“As he and his daughters bicycle around the summer playground of the Northeastern elite, Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama is steadily bleeding away both the support of the nation and that of his most loyal constituency.[snip]
Unemployment remains at 9 percent, as it has for two years. The Dow has lately lost 2,000 points, or $3 trillion in wealth wiped out. All that money the Fed pumped out is now being reflected not only in the price of gold, silver and Swiss francs, but in rising consumer prices – inflation. One in five U.S. children is living in poverty.
Middle America, some time ago, decided the “hopey, changey thing” was not working out for them. Now the patience of African-Americans with a president for whom they voted 24 to one is wearing thin. [snip]
A collision between Obama and his base seems inevitable. For Black America’s situation, though tough today, seems certain to get tougher. Why?
First, black Americans held a significant share of the subprime mortgages that went sour when housing prices went south, and are thus overrepresented among those who lost homes.
Second, black Americans, with a higher rate of poverty, depend more on the entitlement and social programs that Obama cannot avoid hoisting onto the chopping block in any “balanced” plan for dealing with the deficit-debt crisis.
Third, African-Americans are overrepresented among the 22 million who work for local, state and federal governments. And while government workers came out best in terms of job security and salary hikes in the stimulus days of 2009 and 2010, in the austerity days of 2011, they are getting their fair share of pink slips. It is almost a truism: Whenever Middle America goes into recession, Black America flirts with depression.”
We warned long ago that it would be the young and African-Americans who would be hurt the most by the election of Barack Obama. We warned long ago that it would be gentry whites who would ideologically suffer the most. The chickens are coming home to roost for those most fervent Obama supporters because: If You Elect A Treacherous Boob, Expect Treacherous Boobery.
For those upset that we quote Pat Buchanan at World Net Daily, try this on for size:
Rep. Pete DeFazio (D-Ore.) slams president Obama in an interview with KGW in Portland.
From the KGW report:
Asked whether he thought the President had a shot at re-election, Defazio was skeptical.
“At this point it pretty much depends on how far out there the Republican nominee is. You know with a respectable–someone who is a little bit toward the middle of the road–Republican nominee, he’s going to have a very tough time getting re-elected,” said DeFazio.
He’s also not convinced the President will do well in Oregon.
“I believe Oregon is very much in play. I mean we are one of the harder hit states in the union, particularly my part of the state. I’ve just done six town hall meetings, have seven to go but people are shaking their heads and saying ‘I don’t know if I’d vote for him again.‘” Defazio said.
Asked if he was surprised, the congressman shrugged.
“Not at all,” DeFazio said. “One guy asked me, ‘Give me 25 words what he’s about and what he’s done for me.’ I’m like, ‘It could have been worse.’”
Yes, that is old time Democrat from Oregon Pete DeFazio which indicates that recent New Jersey and New York poll numbers are not that odd after all. Oh, those Silicon Valley geniuses that thought Obama was Mess-iah and Hillary Clinton was not – they’re disillusioned too. Latinos? They think Obama stinks and support continues to drop.
No wonder the Republicans, hardly on high moral ground in any of this considering the Bush years, are mocking Obama with a new website which supplies free greeting cards.
For Barack Obama the “fierce urgency of now” that Martin Luther King spoke about is about self-advancement, vacations, golfing and to hell with the “bitter”. But as he slumbers in his ballgown outfits in the playgrounds of the rich he might well remember a lyric from a fun summer song from days gone by. In that musical frolic the ominous note for Barack Obama is “There is danger in that summer moon above.”