A picture worth a thousand words—read from a teleprompter
By Steve Miller Monday, January 25, 2010
President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan at the Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church, Va. on Jan. 19, 2010 using teleprompters to speak to 11 year old kids.*******
America’s Crash Course in Narcissism 101
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
By Joy Tiz
Monday, January 25, 2010
Need for excessive admiration.
Heightened sense of entitlement, leading to unreasonable expectations that others should treat him especially favorably or comply automatically with his expectations.
Tendency to be interpersonally exploitive. A person with NPD does not hesitate in taking advantage of others to meet his own ends.
Lack of empathy, an inability or unwillingness to recognize or identify with the feelings or needs of others.
An envy of other people, or conversely, a belief that other people envy him.
A tendency toward arrogant behavior or attitude.
When children experience overwhelming trauma, they protect themselves as best they can with a variety of defense mechanisms. There is no question that life for little Barry was traumatic, full of chaos and abandonment, as well as genuine fear. The adults in his life betrayed him and taught him hate and mistrust. Otto Kernberg, in his research on narcissism, states that it evolves as a defense against a cold and unsympathetic parent. The child withdraws part of himself from the unavailable parent and turns it back toward himself, creating a grandiose sense of self. Healthy emotional development was just not possible in young Barry’s environment.*******
Big Head Of The Day
Narcissist Barack Obama
By Bob Parks
Monday, January 25, 2010
We’ve been calling President Obama a narcissist for awhile now. Between “Let me clear”, “I’m the president”, or the numerous times he retells the wonder that was his election victory, one could assume he has an overinflated sense of self.
Rep. Marion Berry’s parting shot, published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette offers a warning to moderate Democrats and border state moderates — warning of a midterm bloodbath comparable to the 54-seat D-to-R swing in 1994. But the jaw-dropper is Berry’s claim that President Obama personally dismissed any comparison between Democrats now and under Bill Clinton 16 years ago — by saying his personal popularity would bail everybody out.
“I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all,” Berry said. “They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.”
We can now officially declare President Obama’s narcissism fact….*******
Obama’s Kiss of Death
White House went into a major spin overdrive
By Bob Beers
Friday, January 22, 2010
Here is the first paragraph:
“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday, shows that 27% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15.”
Like Carter, Obama is attempting to blame his disastrous results on the previous administration. The message isn’t being believed, not even by a majority of those who voted for him. Admittedly, Ford was essentially a buffoon much like Bush, but neither man could be honestly accused of creating the economic disasters that came into play after they left office. Unlike Carter, Obama has managed to work his voodoo onto the American economy into less than half the time. The GOP is literally salivating at its improved prospects. Also like Carter, Obama is completely clueless in regard to public opinion. Apparently, so is the Mainstream Media. You have to search long and deep for any article criticizing Obama’s agenda for the Democrat losses in Virginia, New Jersey and now what is known as the most liberal state in the union, Massachusetts. There is a simple reason for this, most of the managers and directors of America’s media outlets are now aging hippies; the same people who decided in the 60’s to abandon every cultural aspect that they associated with their parents, cleanliness, chivalry, loyalty to kin and country, manners and patriotism; and the big one, the sanctity of innocent human life.
These people, Obama included, found avenues of employment that allowed them to continue their steadfast belief in the communist agenda without having to deal with the economic realities the rest of us cope with on a daily basis. They did so, covering their walls with posters, not of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Adams, but with the likenesses of Mao, Lenin, Ho, Guevara and Castro. Insulated from economic reality, they developed a cocoon of self-righteousness that continues today. There can be no other rational explanation for the headlines that preceded the Massachusetts election. Words such as “shocking” give an indication as to how the results of the voting hit them.
If you peruse the archives concerning the Brown/Coakley campaign, you will notice several articles trumpeting Obama’s decision to stump for the Democrat candidate. Nowhere will you find one warning the President off because his lack of popularity may do more harm than good. You actually have to travel into the Tweetsphere (my coined term) to find mention of Obama’s deadly pucker. There was a brief glimpse of the term “Kiss of Death” on The Drudge Report, but that was it.
The liberal messiah is planning on traveling to my state of Nevada to champion Harry Reid’s reelection. Reid’s numbers are just above those of the good President, which is to say, they are both cellar-dwellers. There is every chance that when Obama leaves Nevada and we finish cleaning up the stench, that Harry Reid will find campaigning against the Searchlight High Prom King an uphill battle. And now, they face an additional obstacle, the Supreme Court has taken the shackles off of corporate giving.
In a 5-4 decision, the court found the McCain-Feingold restrictions on political giving to be unconstitutional. Of course they were. The problem was that McCain either didn’t understand the Constitution or didn’t care. We know that Obama’s choice of Justice doesn’t care because she voted in the minority. If you read the very small paragraph:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Nowhere in this short passage can you find or even infer that a collective has any more or less right to contribute to a campaign than the other. In fact, corporations, the great Satan of the mushy-brained type, aren’t even mentioned, unless you want to include them in the last clause. McCain Feingold was a violation of our constitution pure and simple.
Sotomeyer’s vote in this is very telling of both her opinion and the one who appointed her. What is also telling is that the great flock of the American Sheeple is changing into a wolf pack and the Democrats haven’t a clue. 0 for 4 and counting.*******
Keeping awake while Obama sings his Marxist Lullabye
RINOs, John McCain, Scott Brown, Sarah Palin, Fox News
By Judi McLeod Friday, January 22, 2010
Distressing as the latest news of McCain’s co-opting Senator Scott Brown and even Sarah Palin into Amnesty is, the biggest danger for America is allowing Obama to “normalize” his obsessive agenda for the United States of America.
There is nothing “normal” about wanting to transform America into a Socialist state.
There is nothing “normal” about community organizer Chicago street activists shutting the door on American sovereignty as soon as they arrived at the White House as President and First Lady.
There is nothing “normal” about a president and First Lady who hate America.
There is nothing “normal” about people who go so far out of their way to hide their pasts.
Obama is trying to distract patriots when he compares what happened Tuesday night in Massachusetts to his own election on Nov. 4, 2008.
Both before and after Lt. Col. Scott Brown’s arrival in Washington, Obama was bad news in action for the United States of America and what is left of the Free World.
To be clear Barack Hussein Obama is not just another Jimmy Carter, he is an unflinching ideologue who will use anything at his disposal to get what he wants: a broken America forced to worship at the hideous altar of Socialism.
Marxists seethe on the inside and show a deceitful charm to those who stand in their way long enough to get their way!
There is a warning in the reply to the comment of a Michigan woman included in the comments of former Marine and Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Jerry McConnell today: “The Scott Brown victory was a very needed boost to the morale of those who love America and want to keep her free! God should get the glory, he heard our prayers,” the Michigan commenter wrote.
“Like you I thought the Scott Brown victory was a prayer answered, and really it was; but two days later I wondered if he was all that I thought him to be,” McConnell responded. “He has sided with the RINO John McCain and is now going soft on amnesty; I’m sure at McCain’s urging.
“But even more discouraging news came from Sarah Palin yesterday when even SHE agreed to campaign for RINO McCain and said she supported McCain’s views on amnesty for the illegal aliens.
“McCain sweet-talks people telling them how beneficial “bipartisanship” is for the country; and in reality, if it could be done I would have to agree. But to the liberal Democrats the word bipartisanship means only: “Do it my way” and if you disagree with what they want, you are not being “bipartisan”. What a bunch of baloney.
“So those two revelations in addition to an earlier report that Rupert Murdoch, the Fox News biggie, is about to enter into an agreement with one of the Saudi princes that can only mean more concessions to radical Islamism.
“What promised to be a week of big celebrations has turned into a depressing turn of events. I am hoping that the Tea Partiers can come up with something to counteract all these bad news items. I guess I’ll have to pray a little harder from now on.”
While praying, we should all keep our eye on The One who, just as Saul Alinsky advises, works so hard to keep us all demoralized and distracted.
What could be better for a deceitful Marxist than patriots let down by their own folk hero leaders?
As some of our “conservatives” put their egos ahead of the people, it will be more important than ever to remember that it was the independents more than the card-carrying Repubs (RINOS) who gave us proof in the Massachusetts Miracle that main-street America rejects Obama.*******
A Messiah Treading Instead of Walking on Water
The magic, the tingle and the thrill were gone
By Judi McLeod
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
There’s a bone-chilling, Siberian-like chill flowing among Obama’s czars today; a biting wind that can’t help but remind them that while seized power doesn’t last forever, the need to pay one’s bills does.
While the hippie czars were trimming their ponytails for the party bound to follow next week’s State of the Union address, something called reality happened.
Call off the cops. Obama senior adviser David Axelrod is not really missing. He’s only hunkering down under all his astroturf. Even the definition of astroturf: “Manufactured grassroots support” is today an ironic Axelrod humiliation. The manufactured grassroots of the Tea Party won big in Boston last night.
The fallout is rich in possibilities. Perhaps it won’t be long before big-talking White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will come tiptoeing across the stage exiting left in his crisis-seeking ballerina slippers.
Must have been a glum pajama party last night when slum landlord Valerie Jarrett, New Age Queen Oprah Winfrey and Michelle, the three women to whose apron strings the president is hopelessly tied, held their wake.
When it was all over their emperor was standing there with no clothes.
Worst of all it all happened on the very day when Madam Toussaud unveiled the wax form of Michelle standing next to her husband in a “fake Oval office.”
In reports of the fawning mainstream media, Michelle was still trying to find herself, to strike out for herself, to determine where to leave her mark.
Like many self-centered community street organizers, Michelle thinks it is important for us to know that she is still trying to find herself. Still trying to find oneself at age 46 is absurd.
Having her wax form unveiled by Madam Toussaud’s on yesterday of all days was a disaster because they may as well have carved Scott Brown’s face on it.
It’s over, the voters of Mass. took aim and shattered forever Obama’s image as “The Messiah”.
The last word here belongs to Canada Free Press commenter Turner Echols who posted these words this morning: “New Post-Election slogan: “So Can We!”*******
Jimmy Carter has the dubious honor of being known as the most incompetent President this country ever had. Ronald Reagan’s quip, “Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?” may be changed to, “Are you better off now than you were a year ago?” Because Barack Hussein Obama has proven that he knows even less about economics than his peanut-pushing compatriot Carter.
B. Hussein Obama Grade for First Year in Office: F minus; Abject Failure
Obama has established himself as one of the most “don’t-give-damn” liars of all time in that office
By Jerry McConnell Monday, January 4, 2010
We have just passed through the time of year which we have for many years called the ‘Season of Joy’ in this overwhelmingly Christian nation. However, there wasn’t much joy in this year of 2009 due to the unwelcome presence of a foreigner who has usurped the highest elected office of our country: the U. S. Presidency and ignores Christ.
If Obama is a true American citizen, like the rest of us, he should be proud to show his true colors. But methinks a huge can of ugly worms would be opened to the devouring public should the real truth ever be seen. A veritable Portrait of Dorian Gray.
This calculated lapse of common decency and respect for what he calls his “fellow Americans” is probably the most singly responsible element in Obama’s slide to new popularity depths with the public. It, along with numerous incidents of breaking his word to the people who put him in the White House , are paramount to his failing grades as he ends his first year in office.
The number and description of his broken promises are so voluminous as to be physically impossible to totally repeat in a column of this size, so I will try to cover some of the principal promises that have not been kept.
And before you ask; yes, I wlll list the very scant few promises to the voters and general public that he has kept. In fact, that they are so few, I will list them first. Although you will note that four kept promises (with one pending) do not have great impact or assistance to the greater majority of American citizens. They are more targeted on low income people and many of probable questionable legal citizenship.
The basic information shown for each one of the next four excerpts of “promises kept” (and one pending) was furnished in an online column by Adam Serwer at TheRoot.com
Credit Card Reform
In 2004, 84 percent of African Americans and 75 percent of Latinos were carrying a credit card balance, compared to 51 percent of whites, making them especially vulnerable to random interest rate increases, etc. The credit card reform bill Obama signed last May prohibits unscrupulous practices and hidden fees.
Reforming the Civil Rights Division
Adam Serwer claims the Civil Rights Division of Justice under the Bush Administration “faltered in its responsibility to enforce anti-discrimination laws and protect the voting rights of minorities” theoretically because Bush appointees were “ideologically opposed to the historical mission of the division. Since being confirmed, the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez has declared the Civil Rights Division ‘back in business.’ The Division has prosecuted the largest number of hate crimes since the last time a Democrat was in office.”
Signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Lilly Ledbetter was a supervisor at Goodyear Tire and Rubber’s plant in Gadsden, Alabama, for nearly twenty years before she discovered that her male counterparts, often with less experience or seniority, were making far more money than her. Nine days after being inaugurated, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act—the first bill of his presidency—into law, which extends the statute of limitations to 180 days after the last discriminatory paycheck, rather than when the discriminatory wage was first set. The potential implications in a country where African-American men and women earn 72 cents and 64 cents respectively for every dollar that white men earn are obvious.
Reforming Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
It happened without much fanfare or notice, but an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act the President signed in November 2009 directs the U.S. Sentencing Commission to review all the mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, the first time it has been directed to do so since 1991.
Although this next item is not yet signed into law by the president, it has two versions passed through the two houses of Congress; to be resolved and merged into one satisfactory to the president.
The Health Care Bill
As I noted above, all four of Obama’s “promises kept” apply only to select groups of Americans and not the majority of our citizens.
Also as I noted above, the volume of “promises not kept” makes a complete list impossible; particularly with comment regarding each individual one. Things like his promise to “keep lobbyists out of his Administration” could take several pages just identifying the individual lobbyists that he has already hired to work in his Administration. There are so many of them that Michelle Malkin has written an entire book titled “Culture of Corruption” that is bloated with such events. So we should probably list that one as one of the most egregious and go on to the others as is possible.
An online site titled, Infowars.com almost a year ago listed some of the campaign promises that Obama had already broken. This is the site and the information in it:
February 17, 2009
1. Make Government Open and Transparent
2. Make it “Impossible” for Congressmen to slip in Pork Barrel Projects
3. Meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public
4. No more secrecy
5. Public will have 5 days to look at a Bill
Probably the most ludicrous and downright laughable promise that he has also made on several occasions, both before and after being elected is the assertion that he will provide the most “transparent” administration of any of all time. Then his very next procedure is to take evasive actions and steps calculated to turn transparency into the dark of night to hide any possible actions that could cause controversy or questions.
Number 3 above is a total joke. All the major bills written to create a new law are done, again in the dark of night, and by professionals who are not even elected and then in many cases, they are voted on in Congress when the time is most propitious for secrecy while voting. These actions also impinge on Number 4 in the list also.
Of all the major bills so far during the course of this legislative year does anyone recall when the public got FIVE days to examine a bill before a vote took place? This was a promise Obama made that needed cooperation from the Congress but has never been achieved.
Also never achieved is the promise made to publish all pork barrel projects online. The next one will be the first one.
One of the reasons why I believe Obama makes and then doesn’t keep his promises is that when he makes a promise in a public setting or news conference gathering he is posturing and trying to look presidential. But then later when confronted by those to whom he is obeisant and who tell him to back off, he just conveniently forgets it; sort of like Al Gore’s convenient lies that have made him so much money.*******