Obama turns on the charm in California….
It’s not like we haven’t seen this President (of all of us) make disturbingly ideological statements in the past. We’ve seen it again and again, Obama behaving like a hyper-partisan political id rather than a statesman. This weekend, while on a fund-raising trip in California, he did it again:
“Some of you here may be folks who actually used to be Republicans but are puzzled by what’s happened to that party, are puzzled by what’s happening to that party. I mean, has anybody been watching the debates lately? You’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change,” he said, to applause. “It’s true. You’ve got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don’t have health care and booing a service member in Iraq because they’re gay.”
“That’s not reflective of who we are,” Mr. Obama said. “This is a choice about the fundamental direction of our country. 2008 was an important direction. 2012 is a more important election.”
Quoting Vice President Joe Biden, Obama effectively laid out his reelection strategy, saying “Don’t compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative.”
Did the President of the United States just link the Texas wildfires to Global Warming? Huh! The very same President who took three months to declare Texas a disaster area after wildfires scorched more than 1.2 million acres of the Lone Star State?
And audiences (plural!) are cheering the prospect of someone dying because they don’t have ObamaCare. Uh huh. Someone is reading the Daily Kos, again, I see.
Obama’s examples of “tea party extremism” really aren’t worth mentioning unless you want to unfairly smear an entire group of people. At the tea party debate, Obama referenced, people were cheering Ron Paul’s answer, not the plant yelling, “let him die!”
Sarah Rumpf was at the debate in Florida. She reported over the weekend what she saw and heard, up close and personal:
The debate included video questions that were submitted on YouTube, and one came from a soldier serving in Iraq who is gay and asked about the candidates’ opinions on don’t ask don’t tell. There was audible booing after his question…however, please note that it was not the crowd booing. It was only one or two people.I was at the debate, in the audience on the right hand side about halfway back (here’s my tweet of the video screen that was right in front of us). The person who booed was just a few rows in front of us. The booing got an immediate and angry reaction from nearly everyone sitting around him, who hissed and shushed at him. Lots of loud gasps, “Shhhh!” “No!” “Shut up, you idiot!” etc.
Sound like plants to you? Does to me. I could be wrong, but we’re starting to see a pattern of these, now. I think I’m smelling the flop-sweat of desperation coming from some rat-hole in Chi-town. David Axelrod, the father of astroturf, is masterminding Obama’s re-election strategy from Chicago, as you know.. .The left-wing blogosphere jumped on these shocking, shocking examples of “tea-party hate” to frame the narrative as “The Adult in the Room” against the unhinged tea party extremists.. And now the Community Organizer in Chief, himself is doing it.
The Democrat party has been trying to label the tea party as dangerous “extremists” ever since its inception. But, the most dangerous extremists, the lunatic fringe, (as they show us repeatedly), are the President’s own minions. They are reflective of what the President is.
Republicans should be on notice to not only be on their very best behavior at these events, but to be on the alert for plants from now until the election.
As for Obama’s bizarre “Don’t compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative” line, yeah, Biden said the same thing at a campaign stop in 2010 — “the alternative” meaning the tea party. (How’d that work out for you, champ?)
So by the “alternative”, our dear leader means us, friends.
Does anyone remember President Bush talking about Democrats, this way?
Drew from AoSHQ weighs in: Obama: If Rick Perry Had Only Believed In Voodo, Er, Climate Change, There Wouldn’t Be Any Fires In Texas Or Something:
Add this to the pile of, “Imagine if a Republican had used a tragedy in a blue state for political gain column”. Of course it won’t get the same play because the MFM is in Obama’s pocket and many reporters/editors/producers probably agree with him. Also, at this point, no one actually expects Obama to be anything but a classless son of a bitch.
Keith Koffler has more: Obama’s Unpresidential Contempt for the GOP:
The president is president of all of us. Not just the Democratic Party. Even during a campaign.
It’s one thing to lambaste your opponents and their ideas. But the president of the United States should not be describing the other Party as un-American. It’s worse than sordid, divisive politics. It’s an ignominious, even somewhat frightening thing for a president to do, and it demonstrates a real ignorance on the part of Obama about the Constitutional role of his position.
See? They are milking these (non) incidents for all they’re worth.
Turns out I’m not the only one whose B.S. meter is spinning.
From Ulsterman’s shiny, new digs, White House Insider calls b.s. on the “Anti-Christ” heckler:
Our own D.C. Insider had this to say about the incident in an emailed response to us just this morning:
“Look for further stagings like this. There is a plan underway to portray President Obama as a victim of an unhinged and radicalized far right America. It fits right in with the racial divide plan, the class warfare plan, it’s all part of the re-election package. This outburst, if not directly planned by the Obama team, was at the very least allowed to happen. They wanted this footage. They wanted this conflict. And there is more to follow. How far the Obama folks want to push this remains to be seen. My instincts are telling me very far. Dangerously far.”
Limbaugh succinctly lines up the evidence in three simple steps:
-Just yesterday the New York Times publishes an editorial titled, “Why the Anti-Christ Matters in Politics”. The editorial attempts to portray conservatives as hard-line evangelical crazies. Coincidence? Perhaps.
-Shortly after the New York Times editorial was published, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell does a snide segment titled “Is Barack Obama the Anti-Christ?” – which in essence adds a visual to the New York times piece and reinforces the idea of religious conservatives in America as dangerous morons. How O’Donnell already had a segment ready for viewing on this topic so soon after the NYT column is…interesting.
-Lastly, the Associated Press goes to print on the now infamous “Anti-Christ Heckler” story and the now viral video of the incident.
ALL OF THESE EVENTS TOOK PLACE WITHIN 24 HOURS.
Allow me to refresh your bad memories from the past few years, if I may.
Remember the McCain/Palin rallies that were characterized by the Obama camp as barely distinguishable from Klan rallies? Remember how Palin’s “extremist rhetoric” (she dared call Obama what he is, a Socialist) was supposedly causing dangerously unhinged wingers to shout out death threats against the nice, clean, articulate black candidate? Those death threats were investigated by the FBI, who could find no evidence what-so-ever that they ever happened. Just like people shouting the N’ word at the CBC at the Kill the (ObamaCare) Bill in DC in 1/2010 never happened. This is Alinsky 101.
People need to recognize what their doing so they can fight back.
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