Quote Of The Day

Thursday, February 25, 2010





And who said the WSJ was only interested in money. They stuck their necks out writing this one.


Terrific Article on Obama ! ! !

Article from the Wall Street Journal Form by Eddie Sessions:

"I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he's led a kind of

make-believe life in which money was provided and doors were opened because

at some point early on somebody or some group took a look at this tall, good

looking, half-white, half-black, young man with an exotic African/Muslim

name and concluded he could be guided toward a life in politics where his

facile speaking skills could even put him in the White House.

In a very real way, he has been a young man in a very big hurry. Who else do

you know has written two memoirs before the age of 45? "Dreams of My Father"

was published in 1995 when he was only 34 years old. The "Audacity of Hope"

followed in 2006. If, indeed, he did write them himself. There are some who

think that his mentor and friend, Bill Ayers, a man who calls himself a

"communist with a small 'c'" was the real author.

His political skills consisted of rarely voting on anything that might be

deemed controversial.. He went from a legislator in the Illinois legislature

to the Senator from that state because he had the good fortune of having

Mayor Daley's formidable political machine at his disposal.

He was in the U.S.. Senate so briefly that his bid for the presidency was

either an act of astonishing self-confidence or part of some greater game

plan that had been determined before he first stepped foot in the Capital.

How, many must wonder, was he selected to be a 2004 keynote speaker at the

Democrat convention that nominated John Kerry when virtually no one had ever

even heard of him before?

He outmaneuvered Hillary Clinton in primaries. He took Iowa by storm. A

charming young man, an anomaly in the state with a very small black

population, he oozed "cool" in a place where agriculture was the antithesis

of cool. He dazzled the locals. And he had an army of volunteers drawn to a

charisma that hid any real substance.

And then he had the great good fortune of having the Republicans select one

of the most inept candidates for the presidency since Bob Dole. And then

John McCain did something crazy. He picked Sarah Palin, an unknown female

governor from the very distant state of Alaska . It was a ticket that was

reminiscent of 1984's Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro and they went

down to defeat.

The mainstream political media fell in love with him. It was a schoolgirl

crush with febrile commentators like Chris Mathews swooning then and now

over the man. The venom directed against McCain and, in particular, Palin,

was extraordinary.

Now, nearly a full year into his first term, all of those gilded years

leading up to the White House have left him unprepared to be President. Left

to his own instincts, he has a talent for saying the wrong thing at the

wrong time. It swiftly became a joke that he could not deliver even the

briefest of statements without the ever-present Tele-Prompters.

Far worse, however, is his capacity to want to "wish away" some terrible

realities, not the least of which is the Islamist intention to destroy

America and enslave the West. Any student of history knows how swiftly Islam

initially spread. It knocked on the doors of Europe , having gained a

foothold in Spain ..

The great crowds that greeted him at home or on his campaign "world tour"

were no substitute for having even the slightest grasp of history and the

reality of a world filled with really bad people with really bad intentions.

Oddly and perhaps even inevitably, his political experience, a cakewalk, has

positioned him to destroy the Democrat Party's hold on power in Congress

because in the end it was never about the Party. It was always about his

communist ideology, learned at an early age from family, mentors, college

professors, and extreme leftist friends and colleagues.

Obama is a man who could deliver a snap judgment about a Boston police

officer who arrested an "obstreperous" Harvard professor-friend, but would

warn Americans against "jumping to conclusions" about a mass murderer at

Fort Hood who shouted "Allahu Akbar." The absurdity of that was lost on no

one. He has since compounded this by calling the Christmas bomber "an

isolated extremist" only to have to admit a day or two later that he was

part of an al Qaeda plot.

He is a man who could strive to close down our detention facility at

Guantanamo even though those released were known to have returned to the

battlefield against America .. He could even instruct his Attorney General to

afford the perpetrator of 9/11 a civil trial when no one else would ever

even consider such an obscenity. And he is a man who could wait three days

before having anything to say about the perpetrator of yet another terrorist

attack on Americans and then have to elaborate on his remarks the following

day because his first statement was so lame.

The pattern repeats itself. He either blames any problem on the Bush

administration or he naively seeks to wish away the truth.

Knock, knock. Anyone home? Anyone there? Barack Obama exists only as the

sock puppet of his handlers, of the people who have maneuvered and

manufactured this pathetic individual's life.

When anyone else would quickly and easily produce a birth certificate, this

man has spent over a million dollars to deny access to his. Most other

documents, the paper trail we all leave in our wake, have been sequestered

from review. He has lived a make-believe life whose true facts remain

hidden.

We laugh at the ventriloquist's dummy, but what do you do when the dummy is

President of the United States of America ?"