Mar 02 2008

Obama Is Losing It, And America

Published by at 8:38 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions,Iraq

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The problem phenoms such Obama is they come to believe they have super human powers and can change the world from its gritty, some times deadly, reality into a Sesame Street paradise where all is as simple as counting to twenty. The crowds start intoxicating their mind with the idea the mob-think is real, not some emotional Merry-Go-Round which is simply a fantasy fed euphoria (like the high you get when you watch the end of a great movie). The Obama campaign has become surreal in their commentary of late, giddy with the mob at their backs.

It won’t last until November. And I am not sure it will last to this Tuesday. Let’s begin with the fact Barack Obama has a bunch of challenges in front of him. He is way to inexperienced, too vague and too liberal to gain broad support without the mob-boost. But he also has a perception problem as the son of a Muslim father. Which I had dismissed as totally irrelevant and silly talk, until Barack and Michelle opened their mouths this week.

Let’s begin with Michelle and her own efforts to bring public attention to Barack’s middle name of “Hussien”:

Michelle Obama, who often has decried “the fear bomb” that opponents have used against her husband for his middle name — Barack Hussein Obama — said in Canton, Ohio, today that it is happening again and shows why it’s so important that he wins election as president.

“They threw in the obvious, ultimate fear bomb,” Obama said today of her husband’s 2004 Senate race. “We’re even hearing [that] now. … ‘When all else fails, be afraid of his name, and what that could stand for, because it’s different.'”

I had not heard that much about Barack’s (someone noted on the site above it his name used to be Barry) Arab middle name beyond the usual crazy conspiracy theories that dog every public figure. One thing you don’t do is feed the beast with attention with these kinds of things. So I am wondering is this playing the victim to gain sympathy? Who knows, it seemed strange to worry about. Those who care won’t listen and those who don’t know better.

But after what Barack recently said about Arab families (H/T Riehl World) I am beginning to wonder if the Obama’s are over reacting because they are actually trying to cover up something more substantial? Dan Riehl noted Obama creating a fiction (or was he exposing an internal prejudice) about Arab families being rounded up by the state:

Starting at 12 seconds in … just how many Arab-American families are being rounded up in America without benefit of an attorney? Apparently enough for Obama to be concerned over his own Civil Liberties, according to him.

Why only Arab-Americans being rounded up? Is he running for President of America or Shiek of America? And, as Riehl asks, when have Arab families been rounded up? And why would we worry about Arabs, when it is Muslim fanatics who are out to kill us. Is Obama confusing Arab and Muslim?

Obama makes it sound as if America is the fascist state rounding up and disappearing Arab families – when in Iraq we know that trick is one played by al-Qaeda on their fellow Arab Muslims. Obama is clearly charging America in attacking Arab Muslims, and this makes him personally nervous? We clearly have no beef with Arab Christians.

It is another one of his dumb charges, like how he would invade Pakistan (a nuclear armed, democratic ally) and negotiate with Iran (an enemy state driven by the same Islamo Fascism that drives al-Qaeda). Obama looks at Iraq and doesn’t see American successes:

All he sees is carnage from al-Qaeda and thinks it is all due to America.

Which is insane since the Iraqis themselves have told him (and the world) over and over again that the atrocities inflicted on them were from al-Qaeda, which is why they sided with the US for liberation and protection, which is why they have asked us to stay until the job is done, which is why they are our allies in a death match with evil. There are a lot of people who cannot discern the difference between the two images of Iraq and why there is a difference worth fighting for.

If Barack is so worried about Arab of any strip – American or otherwise – then he would not leave them to face Bin Laden’s butchers as he pulled troops out before they finished a very achievable mission. Why would Obama be worried about mythical round ups of Arabs in America and ignore the massacres going on in Iraq?

But why would Michelle Obama worry about his middle name “Hussein” at the same time Obama has an ad running were he openly relates to Arabs in America (and their abuse – which is laughable coming from someone who was close to being considered a viable candidate for President of the great nation). How can either Obama raise the “Hussein” fear mongering while Obama highlights his difference with other Americans – being part of the harassed and persecuted Arab-American community.

Obama may be so full of confidence in his ability to sweep into the Oval Office on a wave of mob-emotion to come out of the closet and show how, as an Arab, he distrusts America to treat Arabs fairly. Not sure what the mob would think about that one. I think there is a reason the races are tightening Tuesday, with Obama slipping back into a tie with Clinton and not taking off. Maybe the junior senator’s inexperience is starting to show.

Addendum: Some final thoughts. If the current democrat minority candidate was Harold Ford Jr from TN I would say the Dems were a shoe-in. But Obama is just not wearing well, is not seasoned or disciplined enough, and you can’t keep the mob all worked up for 8+ months.

Update: The other thing to note about Obama is ever since he gained front-runner status the hard questions starting coming out. The best one today (HT RCP) was from David Ignatius questioning whether Obama can make good on all his fantasy promises:

But can he do it? The record is mixed, but it’s fair to say that Obama has not shown much willingness to take risks or make enemies to try to restore a working center in Washington. Clinton, for all her reputation as a divisive figure, has a much stronger record of bipartisan achievement. And the likely Republican nominee, John McCain, has a better record still.

Obama’s argument is that he can mobilize a new coalition that will embrace his proclamation that “yes, we can” break out of the straitjacket. But for voters to feel confident that he can achieve this transformation should he become president, they would need evidence that he has fought and won similar battles in the past. The record here, to put it mildly, is thin.

What I hear from politicians who have worked with Obama, both in Illinois state politics and here in Washington, gives me pause. They describe someone with an extraordinary ability to work across racial lines, but not someone who has earned any profiles in courage for standing up to special interests or divisive party activists. Indeed, the trait people remember best about Obama, in addition to his intellect, is his ambition.

Emphasis mine. The last line tells the tale of how Obama will fall – he is a politician who will say anything to win. The difference between this kind of pol and one of principle is the one who stands on principle flies in the face of public opinion and desires in order to prove his/her contrary views were in fact the better path. We shall see, but I sense Obama’s trajectory is flattening out and, as we all know, what goes up must come down.

Update: Gateway Pundit has maybe broken the code on why Obama was worried families of Arabs (as opposed to families of radical Muslims) might be persecuted and rounded up:

Included in the photo is brother Abongo “Roy” Obama who is a Luo activist and a militant Muslim who argues that the black man must “liberate himself from the poisoning influences of European culture.”

I still fail to get the connection Obama was trying to make between himself and Arab families being rounded up? He is an African, not an Arab. His only connections to Arabs is the Muslim faith of his family. Pols are famous for using synonymous terms to send subconscious signals. And sometimes they can let slip some signals as well. I am still confused about why Obama would link himself to Arabs families being persecuted for what would have to be an alliance with radical Islam? Why would the man do this in a TV ad? What is the signal and who is it meant for?

Update: Some have just about had enough of the Obama idol worship:

“Women ‘Falling for Obama,’ ” the story’s headline read. Elsewhere around the country, women were falling for the presidential candidate literally. Connecticut radio talk show host Jim Vicevich has counted five separate instances in which women fainted at Obama rallies since last September. And I thought such fainting was supposed to be a relic of the sexist past, when patriarchs forced their wives and daughters to lace themselves into corsets that cut off their oxygen.

I can’t help it, but reading about such episodes of screaming, gushing and swooning makes me wonder whether women — I should say, “we women,” of course — aren’t the weaker sex after all. Or even the stupid sex, our brains permanently occluded by random emotions, psychosomatic flailings and distraction by the superficial.

Most people are actually repulsed by the Mob, it is only those sucked up into it who find it something to grasp. Very few people are so insecure or dependent to fall for this stuff. Americans are a proud (some would say to the point of rude) culture built on the strength of the individual. We tend to resist large movements. Barack is going to learn this one way or the other.

9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Obama Is Losing It, And America”

  1. lurker9876 says:

    You referred to next Tuesday…so you think Hillary will make a comeback? There were talks about Hillary being forced to drop out after Tuesday if she loses TX and OH.

    Her husband thinks that if she wins OH, she will emerge as the front-runner for the nomination.

    Doesn’t look like either one will get all of the delegate votes by convention – forcing the superdelegates to decide the nomination.

    So it will be a fierce fight until convention to buy the superdelegate votes but if they see that Obama’s losing momentum, then they may switch back to Hillary by August.

    Nope, Hillary’s staying.

    Anyone read this Obama, Apostasy, and Ahmadinejad’s Iran

    Even if he declares himself as a “Christian”, his relationships with countries like Iran would be problematic.

    This is complicated by his connections with Jeremiah Wright, Farrakhan, Rezko, Auchi, etc.

    As for McCain, I think he’ll get all of the delegate votes he need to get the nomination by next week. Huck is out.

    Oh, saw a blurb that Chuck Hagel may join Obama’s cabinet…

  2. Terrye says:

    Obama is just playing to that lefty persecution complex thing. America is always rounding people up as far as they are concerned.

    After all, 1 in 100 Americans are locked up for something, that is true.

    I think the sort of thing that might do Obama in is Rezko and state politics in Illinois. There might be something really fishy there.

    As for his middle name. I think McCain did the right thing distancing himself from that Cunningham guy making an issue of that. Democrats are always seeing themselves as victims of some kind of prejudice. That is what this is all about: prejudice. Obama is trying to let those Arabs and Muslims out there know that he gets how they feel, he too has been a victim of prejudice.

    I know I got sick of this stuff right away. Whenever some screeching woman was hollering “I love you” at this man and he smirked and said ‘I love you back”… I thought there was something downright bizarre about the whole damn thing. I still do.

    I can not believe I am saying this, but I hope Hillary pulls it out.

  3. VinceP1974 says:

    >I still fail to get the connection Obama was trying to make between himself and Arab families being rounded up? He is an African, not an Arab

    That’s where you are wrong.

    Of all his great-grandparents.. only ONE of them is African.. the rest of his father’s ancesters ARE Arab.

    “That means that Mr. Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother’s side. He is 43.75% Arabic, and 6.25% African Negro from his father’s side.”

  4. Whippet1 says:

    So what am I missing here…
    If he’s primarily African then why is his name so “Arab?”

    The Obama campaign gets irate when his middle name is used? Like the American public isn’t smart enough to recognize that Barack Obama isn’t your typical african-american name? Who needs the middle name – we’ve figured out the heritage from the parts of his name they are using…

    And if he’s primarily african and is a devoted Christian rather than a Muslim, then why are his current and past associations filled with the Farrakkans, the Syrian Rezko and the Nation of Islam?

  5. kathie says:

    Obama’s family is African-Muslim. He is trying to make a connection to Arab-Muslims in America. Like the black-Muslims who are being killed by Arab-Muslims in Darfur. Get it? I don’t either!

  6. 75 says:

    An appalling and horrible thing
    Has happened in the land:
    The prophets prophesy falsely,
    And the priests rule on their own authority;
    And My people love it so!
    But what will you do at the end of it?

    Jeremiah 5:30-31

  7. Whippet1 says:

    Ooh, good one!

  8. BarbaraS says:

    Big Lizards has a post up about Obama’s sneaky conniving rise to his present office. He challegned the names on his opponents’ petitions in his state senator race until he was the only one running for the dem nomination and general and somehow in the Illinios senate race the press sued and a judge approved that that opponent’s sealed divorce was opened to the public. In the general election for Illinois senator the press also somehow went before a jjudge and his divorce papers were also unsealed.

    Now comes McCain pulling out of the public funds deal. The FEC says they will vote on this. Unfortunately they don’t have a quorum. A democrat and republican are nominated together for this committee but Obama put a hold on the republican. If the FEC votes against McCain pulling out then since he has already spent 40 million plus then he would have to go dark after 50 million which is the limit if accepting public funds. Obama did not ask for public funds so he can spend unlimited funds. What is there about this that represents change in democrat politics? Sounds like the same kind of stuff. If you czn’t win by vote then win by trickery.

  9. 75 says:

    Thank you, Whippet. I can only hope that more than just you understood the significance of it.