For a long time we have wanted to publish an article cataloging the many “memes” that have started here at Big Pink. Today is not the day for such an article but with the publication of the new book “Confidence Men” it’s time to take a quick look-a-round.
“Memes” is a word most beloved by the Obama lovin’ “creative class” of dopes. A “meme” is an idea that is transmitted from one person to another – what in politics would ordinarily be called a successful narrative.
Here at Big Pink we have put forth several “successful narratives”. These narratives have been successful because they are the truth not because we have sought to “meme” them. In 2007 we stated that there are two views of Barack Obama. One of those views will prevail. By 2009 in an article called “Anatomy Of A Flim-Flam Man” we expanded on what we meant:
“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.”
Copernicus or Ptolemy? – both could not be correct. Big Pink or the Hopium Guzzlers? – both cannot be correct.
Look around at the “Obama Is The Third Bush Term“, in words (top right column) and pictures (bottom left column). That started here. “Culture of Corruption” – sorry Michelle Malkin – that started here too. We referenced the Culture of Corruption in the Democratic Party in June 2008. We specifically tied the Culture of Corruption surrounding Barack Obama himself in June 2008 as well. We beat these narratives, er, memes”, er drums, repeatedly over the years sure that our view of Barack Obama was the correct one, not that fake HopeyChangey nonsense. (That “Obama is a fake” business started here too.)
The narratives we have repeated that have been most resisted have been our contentions that Barack Obama hates women, Barack Obama attacks Social Security, Barack Obama is a Boob, and most resisted of all – that Barack Obama is a flim-flam man.
The views on Barack Obama and Social Security have undergone a rapid transformation and most (on the left anyways) now agree with us that Obama wants to loot the system. The “boob” narrative has also enjoyed increased traction with some writers even writing that Obama is stupid. But “flim-flam” man has been a tough red pill to swallow. Likewise for Obama is a sexist and a misogynist.
To the rescue comes the book “Confidence Men“. A “confidence man” is also known as a “con man” or a “flim-flam man.” Barack Obama is a Confidence Man, a con man, a flim-flam artiste. Author Ron Suskind, from his book:
“On this warm late-summer afternoon, with Congress out of session, Obama has convened the press to announce the launch of a new agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It has been designed to protect American consumers from the predations of the financial services and banking industry, which over the past couple of decades has grown vast and insatiable by inventing, for the most part, new ways to market, sell, and invest in debt.
The woman standing awkwardly at Obama’s left hip, Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren, has become the nation’s town crier on the subject of bankruptcy and debt. In the two years since the economic crisis, she has emerged from nowhere to trumpet the story of how debt was turned into a velvety weapon, how engorged financial firms deceptively packaged it, sold it as securities, and extracted usurious profits from American consumers, especially those in America’s once-vaunted middle class. [snip]
So today is a long-delayed victory for Warren—almost. Somehow nothing in the Rose Garden is quite as it seems.“
Suskind goes on to note that Obama pretended he and Warren were “old friends” even though Obama had “been studiously avoiding her.” Describing Tim Geithner, who stands by Obama at the fake flim-flam ceremony, Suskind writes that Geithner was “looking sheepish”. Here’s why:
“Only those in his inner circle at Treasury, though, can precisely read what’s behind that expression: a string of private efforts across the past year to neutralize Warren. The previous fall, Geithner huddle with top aides to develop what one called an “Elizabeth Warren strategy,” a plan to engage with the firebrand reformer that would render her politically inert. He never worked out a viable strategy—a way to meet with Warren without drawing undesirable comparisons—and so, like the president, he didn’t.
What the Treasury Department did do, unbeknownst to Warren, was embrace demands from the banking industry to create a bureau under the condition that Warren would not be allowed to lead it. [snip]
The industry managed to get the proposed agency shrunk into a bureau that would live under the auspices of the Federal Reserve, the government’s greatest mixed metaphor of public purpose and private self-regard, representing as it does the dual interests of a sound monetary policy and the health of the banking industry. Beyond that, the bureau’s rules can be vetoed by a two-thirds majority of a panel of other financial regulators—an indignity of institutionalized second-guessing known to few other agencies.”
Obama opposed Warren the same as Geithner. Obama avoided Warren and participated in her marginalization. Was it misogyny or cupidity on Obama’s part? It was all a flim-flam worthy of Bernie Madoff. And don’t forget that Madoff was the one who said “The whole new regulatory reform is a joke.” Not a joke Bernie, a scam, a flim-flam.
It’s all been one gigantic flim-flam. It’s as we wrote from the very beginning, except now the people mouthing what we wrote are from the Obama inner circle:
“…some advisers have become convinced that his lack of experience, especially managerial experience, may be his undoing; that, at a time of peril, the president may simply not be up to the demands of this moment.”
It’s only gotten worse since those words were written. The flim-flams are more overt, easier for those not from Big Pink to spot.
Yesterday, Barack Obama instead of addressing the nation’s economic woes and troubles, decided to stage yet another flim-flam publicity stunt designed to convince the idiots who enabled him in 2008 that this time it’s different. But yesterday’s publicity stunt was all about helping Barack Obama, not the economy, not those suffering under the Obama economy.
Obama’s “class warfare” strategy won’t work because it’s all a flim-flam. You don’t need an AP fact check on who pays more taxes, secretaries or their bosses. Obama’ class warfare bunk is solely designed to dupe and delude.
Obama wants the Hopium lobotomized dolts to believe he is waging class warfare on their side (even as he denies the class warfare charge). But he is not. Obama is dropping fast in the polls (now Marist has the boob at 39%) and new flim-flams must be initiated. It’s all a big fairy tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury signifying nothing.
Obama knows that his own party rejected his proposals when they were in the majority and those publicity stunt proposals are dead on arrival. It’s just a bunch of publicity stunts designed to dupe the clueless supporters who no longer drink their minimum daily requirement of Hopium.
The strategy will work temporarily because Barack Obama Hopium Guzzlers are truly stupid people. They don’t notice that Barack Obama quit the job they thought they had hired him to do. They are stupid and they are corrupt. To the Hopium Guzzler, even those who flatter themselves into thinking they are not Hopium Guzzlers, any truth told about Obama is immediately denied or “put into context” such that the obvious is obscured by these willfully blinded dolts.
For instance, the allegations of sexism and misogyny in the White House (which we will target in Part II) are yet another opportunity to defend Barack Obama. Left Talking idiots say “honestly, this is not a White House story” and attempt to place the disgusting facts into a different frame. That’s what Obama did during the Jeremiah Wright revelations – ignore the charges directed against himself and instead talk about the history of racism. It’s a flim-flam.
Barack Obama is a flim-flam man and his “marks” are stupid and/or corrupt. How else to explain Gloria Steinem all chummy with Michelle Obama last night and holding fundraisers for sexist and misogynist Barack Obama yet not a word from Steinem about a hostile workplace for women in the White House? This is not what a feminist looks like.
As Confidence Men arrives at the book stores in time to deal with Obama’s business policies, today we are not surprised to hear that Solyndra executives will plead the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination when questioned by Congress this Friday.
It’s not Solyndra executives that need to be questioned however. The creature that needs to be dragged before tribunals and questioned is the master confidence man in the White House.