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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

January 20, 2017 . . . It Can't Come Soon Enough!

Just got through watching President Obama (unfortunately, my President) give a little press conference before heading off for Greece, Germany, and Peru. This will be (Hallelujah! and RIP to the great Leonard Cohen) Obama's last foreign trip as our President.

Perhaps it's possible for a person to be more narcissistic, more condescending, and more out of touch with reality than our President, but I have seen no evidence of that.

This presser should be studied by students of psychology all over the world. The man has no ability to recognize that he has led his political party, not to mention his nation and great parts of the world, into disaster. He and his legacy have just been roundly rejected at the polls, and the one candidate vowing to erase that legacy from the books and our lives is waiting in the wings to replace him.

Everything Obama touched during his presidency turned to muck, yet he cannot and will not recognize that. Instead he gives paternalistic advice to his successor, sticks a shiv into the already sore and broken ribs of his own party's candidate--giving her campaign advice and telling her how he did it--and presumes to give us all a smug lecture on the ways of the world. He is off to console the foreigners on their sadness over the election of Trump; he has only praise for the disgraceful Chancellor of Germany who is his main rival for the title of Most Destructive Western Leader; he . . . oh, never mind.

Watch his performance for yourselves and try not to vomit.

Inauguration day is just too far away.

40 comments:

  1. I wonder if souls about to be released from purgatory know when that release is to happen...

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  2. It was breath-taking; and he has become almost a cartoon caricature of everything that is wrong with progressives. I am however impressed with one of his achievements; he has shown beyond rational argument that it is possible to occupy arguably the most significant position on the planet and still create a vacuum.

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  3. The left on Facebook, are now circulating nostalgia memes on how cool Obama is. Because they are all going: https://youtu.be/caGX7EMVzEU
    I am thoroughly enjoying it. I normally think about that clip when I take my cats into the vet, but it works for leftist seeing Trump elected too.

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  4. Trump is right but seldom loved ... whereas Obummer is loved but seldom right.

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    1. There's a reason ancient Israel sidelined its prophets so frequently. People tend to want to be flattered, not told the truth about themselves.

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  5. He, along with the rioters "protestors" can do nothing else, for it's all they know how to do.
    James the lesser

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  6. The TV is on Fox and President Clinton is lecturing the world from Athens on the success of his eight years in the White House. He is also lecturing the world on inclusion, and along with that, the threat of rising nationalism. But the bottom line is, he's trying desperately to salvage his legacy. "My vision's right," he insists.

    No mention of Obamacare, shovel-ready projects, or social experiments in the US military of course, or any other parts of his vision that will soon be history.

    And the poor Greek Prime Minister is left shrugging: is this a joint press conference or Obama's personal conference? Obama is grasping, in an unseemly fashion, at a place in history. Anyone want to bet whether he will be with us for a very long time, hectoring and sniping from the sidelines? Or will he follow W's gracious example, stepping quietly aside and letting his successor take the reins?

    Fat chance.

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    1. We will never be rid of Obama. He will talk, talk, talk forever. He sickens me.

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  7. Poor Mr. Obama. America has disappointed him so.

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  8. It dawned on me that the protesters aren't upset that Hillary lost. They are upset that Obama can't have a third term.

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    1. Oh, he could try. Operative word is try.
      It would be like Heinlein's "The wet firecracker war" from "the Moon is a harsh mistress"

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  9. The tone on FB of assorted liberals is simply breathtaking in its hurt tone, invective and irrational delusion. People I thought were sane and could agree to disagree are completely flying off the handle and making total idiots of themselves. Oh, and continually accusing people of this and that without evidence (Bannon) continue apace.

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    1. Oh yes, this ^^^. Today someone in my feed said that Trump's election was a true American tragedy, and people piled on agreeing.

      Imho, things like 9-11, Pearl Harbor, Columbine, the Oklahoma City bombing are American tragedies.

      To think that losing an election compares is lunacy. And pure cussed selfishness. And ignorance of the Constitution and this little thing called checks and balances. Oh they are so afraid. While our Constitution will make Trump a mad monarch an impossibility.

      The idiots, if they want to be afraid of their government, take a look at the powers Congress handed off to the IRS, the EPA, the BLM and so on. Now there is a source of being a victim of one of those agencies trains their beady eyes on you.

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    2. A father of a four year old girl died because these so-called protesters blocked an ambulance.

      http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2016/11/report-anti-trump-protesters-block.html

      Facebook be damned. These "People" need to be charged with manslaughter.

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  10. I guess I'm guilty of 'crude nationalism'.... in that I feel America should have an identity distinct from Obama's 'global citizenship of tyrants and dictators'. His holier-than-thou-ness, Obama, himself, yes, The One, has deigned to give me advice on what is 'acceptable patriotism', and boy am I thankful (....that he's gone soon).

    - reader #1482

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  11. Harry Truman traveled abroad 3x in 8 years in office. One was a courtesy visit to Mexico. One was a courtesy visit to Canada (a trip that could have been made by car). One was the Potsdam Conference. We have all this communications technology and diplomats in every corner of the world, and he fancies he improves matters by carting FOUR planeloads of people and equipment to bore foreign heads of state with his yammer.

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  12. Art: Speaking of boring, if you get a chance to watch video of Obama and The Greek PM addressing the press this morning, it's worth a few minutes. Obama dominates the Q&A session, leaving the PM pretty much ignored. What space will be large enough for Obama's ego after January 20th?

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    1. You can cut the ego down by refusing to countenance the construction of a public 'presidential library', by stripping of his security detail, by limiting his office staff to some secretaries to answer the mail, and by limiting inter-state contracts for honoraria to $22,000. And assess what he contributed toward his pension and apply that to a life annuity purchased at market rates.

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    2. Ancient Greek wisdom:
      πόσο βαρετή αυτή Ομπάμα!

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    3. When Obama first came to the UK at a joint press conference with the then Prime Minister it was he, Obama, who gestured they should leave the stage when it was finished as if he was the one in charge.

      I heard later that where possible the PM refused to be photographed with Obama as the visitor had been taught all the gestures designed to show he was the one in charge, and not a guest of the host country.

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  13. What says the group, and our esteemed Diplomad, about Rudy Gulliani as a potential choice for Secretary of State?

    I'm thinking it might be an inspired choice. I'd like to think there's a critical mass of good career professionals to make the department shine again, if they had the right leadership.

    John Bolton in my view is a great man, but not the right choice...

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    1. Agreed, Chessy. I said this about Mr B a little earlier here, but for some reason the post got deleted.
      I'd be happy with Giuliani. I hope his health is up to it.

      Graham

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    2. I disagree. It is IMHO much more important that the swamp be drained at DOJ and I think Gulliani is the man to do it.
      Bolton will take no quarter and press our best interests forward.
      I like Gulliani for AG and Bolton for SOS.

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    3. We need to drive a stake into the heart of the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Foundation. Gulliani is the man to do it.
      The Clintons should slither off under the rock from which they came. Nothing else will suffice or they will come back again.

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    4. Good point... if giuliani were sec-state, who would be running DOJ?
      I imagine there are qualified individuals... but trump might want a high profile person there? Dunno..

      - reader #1482

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    5. All: Thank you for your thoughts!

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    7. Giuliania as Interior, Bolton as Sec State, James Mattis as Sec Defense.....
      This is fun:)

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  14. I have watched hardly any TV in the last five years, and I actively avoid any of the halfrican's speeches, the few I saw in his early years were underwhelming and information-free, I could not stand the delivery pace and lispy tone. In short I found his speeches information-free (even his state of the union addresses)

    I will take your word that his latest effort is truly terrible, it is a fitting end to a long nightmare of a presidency where so much has been expended to achieve a massive deterioration in the national fabric.

    People used to mock Carter, have not heard much of that lately, Obama has pushed him off the worst president ever pedestal.

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  15. This afternoon I see even the NYT and the WaPo are out with articles about Obama's complete denial of reality. He truly is living in some sort of dreamland of his own making.

    Graham

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  16. No thanks
    I don't need to raise my BP watching a gibbering ape speak
    I still hoping the infantile bitch has a complete spaz out meltdown when the true reality of his END sinks in.
    BOINGO: You are a nobody
    You always were. And now, you have that stamped on your face. FOREVER

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    2. Please don't resort to infantile name-calling. He's clearly human, and calling someone "ape" with African heritage is a dehumanizing racist slur. And I'm not someone who throws around the label of "racist" easily.
      That said, hurry up January!

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    3. Yeah, with C T on this. While we may be opposed to the positions of President Obama and others. A modicum of respect as a fellow human is expected. Unlike those on the left it isn't always racial or sexual orientation, it is the policy, not the person. Avoid the Ad hominem.

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    5. The letter "K" on his forehead. False accuser.

      http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/SMIGRA*/Calumnia.html

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  17. An insufferable ass is an insufferable ass, of course, of course
    And no one can talk sense to an insufferable ass, of course
    And especially, of course, if the insufferable ass is the famous Barack Obama

    Go right to the source and ask the insufferable ass
    He’ll give you the answer that deceivers will endorse
    He’s always on a dissemblers course
    Talk to Barack Obama

    Barack Obama just yakkity yaks a streak and wastes your time of day
    Does any sane person even believe anymore a thing he has to say?

    An insufferable ass is an insufferable ass, of course, of course
    And this one’ll talk in prevaricating circles til his voice is hoarse
    You never heard of a talking insufferable ass?

    Well listen to this

    He is Barack Obama

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  18. The Democrats lost
    In search of a Legacy
    Obama in Greece

    Our Children's future
    America now bankrupt
    Leftist Policies

    Citizens now stand
    The vote heard round the world
    Hillary in tears

    Reclaim what is ours
    Government by the people
    A strong Leader stands

    Tantrums in the streets
    Education malpractice
    Snowflakes still deny

    Looking for comfort
    A new symbol for the Left
    The Diaper Pin worn

    We watch with Dismay
    Civics one oh one not taught
    Cries for a re-do

    Now we take solace
    Our instincts are confirmed
    Adults will take charge

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  19. There's no hurry to leave, oh Great One. I'm so enjoying The Donald's capacity to enrage Lefties that I feel he should carry on doing it without being diverted by the cares of office. Meantime, oh Great One, you can continue to make a fool of yourself lecturing the rest of us.

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  20. The president of record, not Val Jarred, tried to rule by Exec Order rather than legislate into laws; had one actually been a Constitutional Scholar, it would be incumbent upon that incumbent to actually have bills passed into law; but being a lazy incompetent scholar of the American Experiment due to being a Marxist, the incompatibility of these two ideologies literally "left" the Democrats unable to govern within said Constitution. Obama will be viewed as a failure on so many levels, but his only experience in actual governance was the actual bad experience of failing to understand the Constitution.

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