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Not Another Obama Rant

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If you've read my prior articles, then you know I am not too fond of the activities of the Obama administration. I've gotten criticism from my friends on the left for only complaining when I disagree with Obama, yet never saying anything about the good Obama has done. So for this article, I've decided to not discuss the disagreements I have with the Obama administration — this article isn't about that.

This isn't about Obama promising during the campaign that he was not for "big government or small government but smart government" and then passing a massive increase in the size of government and it's spending programs that in a mere 90 days, exceeded everything Bush did in 8 years. Nor is this article about using a crisis to pass a massive stimulus package (without Obama's promised 5 days of sunlight) that isn't actually stimulative to the economy and won't really take effect until next year. This isn't at all about Obama running on hope, change and post partisanship and then merely implementing the liberal wish list as soon as he got into office.

I'm not griping about Obama's European apology tour, or that he bowed to the Saudi King and then lied about it. No rants about the cheesy gift to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown of 25 region 1 DVD's that won't work in UK players. Nor any beef over the even more cheesy gift of an Ipod with audio of Obama's speeches to the Queen of England. Nothing on gladly shaking hands with Chavez or sitting idle for a 50 minute anti-US rant delivered by Daniel Ortega. I won't even complain about Obama's self-centered relief that Ortega's bombast wasn't directed at him personally.

You won't find me pointing out the contradiction of Obama asking us to "put away childish things" in his inauguration, only to follow that inspiring pledge with an endless attack on GOP strawmen, as opposed to bonafide GOP positions. I won't poke fun at Obama promising to have a lobbyist free administration, only to break that rule time and again where expedient. Nor will I chide him on continuing to claim that his vetting process is held to a higher standard even after hiring lobbyists as well as admitted tax evaders. I'm not even going to mention Obama's seeming dependence on telepromters, though I am thankful that he seems to have added a third teleprompter in the center. Now watching him speak isn't nearly as much like a tennis match as it was before.

I could be upset about Obamas defaming of returning veterans, or of "Republican terrorists" but I won't. Nor will I make an issue about Obama letting Mexico and their drug cartel problems drive changes to our second amendment rights, which by the way are guaranteed by the constitution. There won't be a complaint about Obama promising a tax cut for 95% for Americans, even for those that don't pay any income taxes. Nor will I raise the specter of Obama's cap and trade program, a behind-the-scenes tax increase which will raise the cost of everything on 100% of Americans, and won't actually do a single thing to reduce emissions or the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, except perhaps, by way of economic atrophy. Obama's reversal of the embryonic stem cell federal funding ban as a triumph of sound science over the false choice of moral values will not be covered here.

The Obnoxious American will not be pointing out that while hundreds of thousands of Americans were losing their jobs, Obama was eating waygu beef with his buddies in the White House, or flitting around the country to continue his endless campaign. I won't chastise the man for holding a press conference, summit, or town hall, on every single issue that comes up, but making mere passing reference on North Korean missle launches and racial utterances by the likes of Iran's Ahmadinejad. This American won't be talking about Obama's preposterous claim to cut 2 trillion in spending by assuming the Iraq war will last ten more years at surge costs. And you can be damn sure that the topic of Obama's release of CIA memos on the use of waterboarding, but redacting any detail on what those tactics yielded in terms of saved American lives following 9/11 will absolutely not be discussed here.

I won't be talking about any of that. In fact, I won't be talking about anything.

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  • OA, you finally managed satire! Nice job! And the nicest thing about is that you did not label it as satire, leading us all to believe that this was a serious article!

  • The Obnoxious American


    While the delivery might be satirical in nature, the content definitely is not.


  • That’s precisely the point, OA. Your content was a litany of the sins of the “Blessed of Hussein” that went on and on and on (I could add a few more, but that’s beside the point). And it wasn’t a damned bit funny because what the stupid fucker is doing to you all is not funny.

    Not one bit.

  • The problem is not with your article. The problem is that no matter who you chose, you got the same mess, the same inability to cope, which is what you are really seeing.

    But that is a whole different topic…..

  • The Obnoxious American


  • Baronius

    If you’re listing broken pledges by Obama, you have to include the reinstitution of paygo. But you’re not listing them, so never mind.

  • The Obnoxious American


  • Don’t think there’s much I can say here, except to give my compliments on your title and the 20-word blurb which appears underneath it on the Politics homepage. Great way to get people to read your article!

    I think the complaint about sitting through Ortega’s speech was a bit unfair, though. What was he supposed to do – stand up and start throwing tomatoes?

    Sure, he could’ve walked out, but that’s so 1979. I like what he did do, which was to sit politely through the whole thing, then afterwards respond with the political equivalent of “Yes. And?”

  • The Obnoxious American

    Thanks for the kudos on the title. It’s a shame that some won’t read articles based on the author or their views, but such is the disease of liberalism.

    I agree with you that Obama should not have walked out either. However, he should have addressed it, and perhaps had some words in favor of the good his country (i.e. America) has done, contrast that with the bad done by guys like Ortega and Chavez.

    This isn’t rocket science Doc, and I think most of the country agrees with me that Obama’s response at the Americas summit, and his apology tour of Europe are at best unpresidential, at worst laying undeserved blame and ill repute on this country. Liberals might think that these charges by the likes of Ortega of all people are well placed. And I have already had lengthy conversations with various commenters here who took Chavez’s defense. But wingnuts aside, the entire episode at the summit was a low point for the office of the President, and a low point for this great country. Trust me in that people will come to learn about this, and they will not like it.

  • I have to point out that 40 nations walked out on Ahmadinejad at the UN. I imagine we could have walked out on Ortega at the Americas Summit.


  • The Obnoxious American


    He certainly could have. But I feel like walking out of the Americas Summit would have seemed a bit prissy. I don’t think we should ever walk away from such a diplomatic confrontation, especially with such a young, untested and inexperienced President who has something to prove to both the world and his own people.

    We shouldn’t have to turn tail from the likes of Chavez or Ortega. We should be able to, in two or three sentences, make a statement that carrys a lot more meaning than merely walking out.

    Besides, Obama is supposed to be charming, witty and articulate. Don’t forget quick on his feet. Could he not have articulated the American position in a charming, witty and quick on his feet way? I suppose, given his response, not really. He lost yet another opportunity here to change my mind (and the minds of many) about him.

  • Martin

    “Obama is supposed to be charming, witty and articulate. Don’t forget quick on his feet. Could he not have articulated the American position in a charming, witty and quick on his feet way?”

    Probably not because when one is a guilt ridden American Liberal, then one usually apologizes first and thinks second. If a conservative had gone on a rant about American liberal policies, then you would have seen someone quick on his feet and possibly articulate.

  • I wish I could have wagyu beef for dinner…

  • I like the profile pic, Obnox. The cravat suits you. And is that an eyepatch? ARRRRRRR!!!