Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Puppet we can believe in?

I've rarely seen this much in one article which so well encapsulates all that we bloggers have TRIED to get Americans to wake up to, so I had to post it here:  Please, if you have the guts, send it to people still believing in the "dummy"(and I use this term because of the terminology in the article) and still not at least wondering who his "ventriloquist" is.  Thanks.
This is an article which has different attributions, so I hesitate to credit one or the other, but it looks like someone named Alan Caruba from THIS BLOG did write it.  Whoever wrote it deserves credit:
"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 (George Soros anybody?) 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 2 years 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 ?
Z:  And, believe me, it gives me NO pleasure to feature an article which uses the term 'dummy' for a president of these United States.     But, so many questions..


Joe said...

BO is either the most philosophiclly unsophisticated person ever in leadership in the U.
S. or he is the most diabolical.

There is no in between possible.

soapster said...

So now the question becomes, will the people choose another Pinocchio or will they go for Geppetto?

Dave Miller said...

Soapy, you know if Geppetto is Ron Paul, I think you can be pretty sure it'll be Pinocchio...

I will say this, Ron Paul, whether you like him, or hate him, has thought through his positions and they are consistently held and applied.

I have not seen another politician lately who could make that claim. He stands by his philosophy even when doing so brings a result, or policy position people will not like.

That is to be admired...

soapster said...

I'm biased towards Ron Paul. And yes Dave you are quite right he is the most principled statesman we have.

He's called BS on economic prosperity while everyone else thought everything was all roses. He was labeled a kook, a nutjob, etc.

I don't know how one can expect any of a flurry of candidates who didn't see the crisis coming to suddenly now be the ones who have any understanding of how to correct it.

It defies logic.

soapster said...

Additionally, unless someone believes political elections are rigged then it too defies logic to say that if Ron Paul were Geppetto we'd get another Pinocchio.

I don't know how much boots on the ground political organizing you yourself do but I myself do alot and have been a part of this r3VOlution since 2007. We are fortunate here in MN that we have an open caucus system. And I can tell you that as a candidate, Ron Paul transcends the divide. I see it every single day. Today was the first day of our state fair. We have a Ron Paul booth (whereas in 2008 we did not we were at the GOP booth) and we've been hopping all day with people who like Ron Paul and want to learn more and we've over 200 individuals today that have signed up and committed to caucusing on behalf of Ron Paul.

All it takes is enough people to believe in Liberty.

WomanHonorThyself said...

it is beyond sinister and anyone who doesnt see it is lying to themselves Z...............

Dave Miller said...

Soapy, I just do not see the entrenched interests letting him get a foot hold.

What is his path to victory in the GOP primaries? He will not be winning Iowa because of the faith issue. Same for South Carolina. New Hampshire? Romneyland.

Is he basing his campaign on Florida ala Rudy from 2008?

He could easily win the Nevada caucus as the GOP here is in total disarray.

I am not trying to be critical, I am just trying to see a path to the nomination.

How does he pull it off if he is not willing to Independent?

Ducky's here said...

He was pretty stupid in Libya wasn't. Dumped a dictator in six months with minimal involvement.

Z said...

Joe....he's not philosophically unsophisticated; he's been taught VERY well.

Soap and Dave: I believe Jeffrey Lord is correct in his assessment that Paul knows he won't win but he's trying to EDUCATE people to what's going on and what he feels we need to do to stop it all.
This guy has integrity, whether one can't stand him or not.
He's on an education campaign...

Soapster, what we all have to learn is they're mostly ALL into this for THEMSELVES...we can't be surprised that the kind of ego it takes to even consider oneself ready for the presidency of this country promotes an ego to put self promotion ahead of integrity.
I don't think Paul's like that, but I don't think he has a chance in hell.

By the way....I'd take the REAL Gepetto or Pinocchio for president over this one.

And then there's DUCKY... the guy who's constantly calling Obama 'The Black Bush' and how awful he is, not left enough, etc., and now that he sees a legit criticism from a conservative, he's all compliments for the guy he dislikes. Love that :-)

Leticia said...

I can't argue with that article. I am just surprised that Obummer still has so many loyal and blind supporters. He truly has destroyed this nation financially, and has sold Idaho land to the Chinese! Since when did the United States go up for sale?

Bob said...

Yeah. I can buy the puppet on a string thing. If not exactly that, somebody paid for his education, not him. Somebody supported him in lavish digs, not him.

For a guy who was the son of a hippy on welfare, was raised in a culturally confused home, and who has never had a real job, he has done OK.

For someone who went to Ivy League colleges, it is surprising that he is as dumb as a box of rocks when it comes to the economy.

The title, dummy, fits.

Dave Miller said...

Leticia, what land has President Obama sold to the government of China?

Can you supply some evidence of that?

Major said...
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Z said...

You can GOogle about CHina buying American lands.

Larry Elder, well known radio talk show host spoke at a function I attended six months or so ago and the only way he got the Conservative crowd listening to him to go completely quiet was when he actually proposed that selling American parklands to China might be a way to cure our financial problems. The crowd never regained its enthusiasm for him and 1/4 of the Q&A were "ARE YOU SERIOUS?"

Things are happening here which we know little of. I hope this is DEAD WRONG.

soapster said...

Social conservatism isn't what will rule this election. Paul was right (has been right). People vote with their bellies. Newly released data from the Fed shows more fresh cash making its way into the economy. Inflation will be ratcheting up. True enough gold retreated but the pace with which it went from $1600 to $19000 is telling.

Ron Paul cannot be bought and sold by special interests. This is precisely why the media doesn't want to touch him with a ten foot pole. He's the anti-establishmentarian establishmentarian and that's exactly what I'm after.

soapster said...


Opus #6 said...

Excellent article, Z. I get no pleasure to be proven right about Obama being a bad president.

Pris said...

Soapy, Ron Paul is complaining that the media's ignoring him, yet O'Reilly invited him on his show and Paul declined.

Is he really in a position to pick and choose? He turned down an opportunity to be on a highly rated show.

It doesn't say much for his ability to make sensible decisions if you ask me. He's going nowhere. I agree with Z, he doesn't have a chance in hell.

Dave Miller said...

Z, well, i did google China buying Idaho.

Forgive my bias, but I only found one traditional news source on the list of options, that being the Idaho Statesman...

Here's what they had to say...

I guess the understanding of what is happening depends on who someone chooses to trust.

Bob said...

Dave Miller: I have never heard of the Idaho - Chinese land deal. Here is an article I found. I don't vouch for the accuracy or sources.

In cases like this there is usually some kernel of truth, like the little global warming thing. It may be that a Chinese company (private company? - nah) is buying land for a factory or farm.

Remember what the Japanese did back in the 1970's? They had so much US currency that they just about bought Manhattan, including Times Square. I think they lost on most of those deals.

A Chinese/US land grab would make sense.

Link: Examiner Article

Dave Miller said...

Here's what Rachel Daigel at the Boise Weekly has to say about this...

"Despite the best efforts of local news outlets to report the facts of the story, the uber-right pundits and blogosphere seem to be winning the publicity campaign. It was back in January that Glenn Beck said, "I guess we're building an airport in Idaho, they"--as in the Chinese--"want to build an airport in Idaho? Government-run, government-owned, Chinese airport."

Dave Miller said...

Bob, Leticia asserted that President Obama had sold land in Idaho to the country of China...

I asked her for sources, which do not seem to exist, because it does not appear to be true.

I have not heard back from her on this yet.

Like you, I had not heard anything about this until Leticia brought it up here...

Chuck said...

I think it's Soros holding the strings. Funny thing is he flies way below the radar. My dad is a Democrat (yes I have a shady past). He is an avid NBC News and Today Show watcher. I mentioned Soros one day and he had never heard of him.

It is fascinating reading comments here and seeing the libs support Paul. Stop by Z and you will know what I mean.

Z said...

Well, Dave, what did you expect to find, proof that half of Idaho's sold to the Chinese already? Did I suggest that in my comment? Did Leticia?

As I said, I hope the many articles that are concerned about this project are "DEAD WRONG"....
I'm thinking there's a little too much going on we're not hearing about in the mainstream media to discount ANYTHING these days.
YOu can choose to ignore them, most people can't.

Z said...

I've been thinking about all the dots that were connected (facts, figures, etc.) by Glenn Beck while the Leftwingers were doing ALL they could to mock and discount him on every level......"KILL THE MESSENGER!" it's easier than fighting his facts.

It's very scary when the dots are connected and the left is busy cutting the strings between those numerous those connections...(Cass Sunstein, Geithner, Soros, Axelrod, Ayers, and so much more)
WHEN will they wake up? Maybe socialism's what they want and they're just FINE with what's happening; most of us are not.

Z said...

Dave, I did a lot of Googling of Rachel Daigel....she's very leftwing; NOW I see why you trusted her more than any Conservative paper.


Z said...

He taught Constitutional Law (imagine?!), and was senator for a very short time, but you're right.......
And, really, I know how hard it is to get a publishing deal, especially an autobiography at an early age having done ZILCH! How'd THAT happen? WHY? AND TWO of them!?

Maybe he didn't have to work? Michelle worked with Axelrod at a hospital in Chicago and when she left, they never had to replace her $250K a year job. think about that!

By the way...I just Googled something about Michelle and came up with a video of Obama saying he met his wife in college, in a class...but he graduated two years before she did, so even Newsweek Magazine 'factcheck' had to admit he was wrong....again.
What scares me so frequently is I tried to follow the links but the article on his having met Michelle at a law firm where Dohrn worked, an article Gateway Pundit had, is GONE. SO MANY articles disappear about Obama. I should keep a list and blog that.

You are so right, Lisa......the media never pursued Obama's past; it's pretty astonishing when you think of it.
We've never seen transcripts from his schooling but they're already ragging that Perry's college grades weren't good! GeeeZ

soapster said...

He's been on O'Reilly's show before. O'Reilly is a blowhard. O'Reilly, while perhaps getting a sizeable viewership he isn't a journalist. His program isn't news. He's not interested in really letting his guests respond in so much as he is in shouting over them.

What's more, Ron Paul isn't complaining about not getting coverage. He's gotten plenty of coverage. It's the lack of honesty in the reporting that he has taken umbrage with though by his own admission he doesn't worry about it. He's fully used to it.

As for incapability of winning. This is little more than an establishment talking point which is fully intended to be accepted by the voters so that they will continue voting for establishment candidates.

If you believe in the concept of We the People then you'd know full well that anyone has a chance of winning provided enough of the People step up.

Dave Miller said...

No Z, I did not cite Ms Draigel because of her alleged left wing bias. I cited here because she works at a credible mainstream news source, and she supported what the Idaho capital paper, the Idaho Statesman had to say regarding the issue that Leticia raised.

That was when she said President Obama has sold Idaho Land to the Chinese and asked if the United States was up for sale.

That certainly intimates that she believes President Obama is preparing to sell the country to the Chinese, and it was in fact the basis for some, if not most, of the non mainstream posts I came across on the net.

But Leticia has not responded has she? Probably because I asked for facts, or evidence.

We are seeing this in our country a lot lately. People are throwing around charges about what they think is happening as if it were fact.

The old school method of research, finding credible sources, and then checking those is a lost art.

It is so much easier to fit events into our viewpoint, than it is to change our viewpoints when they do not fit the facts.

Both sides, myself included, are guilty of this.

Z said...

Dave, I personally almost never click the part of commenting which tells me someone's responded after me.
Leticia's a busy mother with sons, I'd rather think it's that since she rarely comes back to geeeeZ.

By the way, now you discount her liberal bent because she works for a 'credible mainstream' paper? I'd wager that, to you, the New York Times is a 'credible mainstream' paper, too! WOW!
And then we get laughed at for being biased with FOX, the one channel which ALWAYS has 2 viewpoints.. kind of funny times, aren't they.

Quite often,there's a subtle tone in your comments which feel like you're trying to teach us something here; please, we're all very bright, extremely well informed, and it doesn't read well.

How I WISH you were at liberal blogs making sure sources there were thoroughly vetted...'only the facts' :-) That'll be the day, won't it! Leticia and I are small blogs who do our best and do vet everything before publishing. That she saw information like China being given tax exemptions (you keep ignoring that, oddly enough) that American companies are not getting is pretty important and should be big enough to report, in our book.

Bd said...

Calling Obama a puppet after the Cheney/Rumsfield puppet they made of Bush is absurd.

Z said... have no idea. Just keep dwelling in your simplistic "the Republicans are ALWAYS WRONG" world..........maybe it's more comfortable than forcing oneself to THINK?

cube said...

Obama telegraphed what he was going to do once he got into office. He wanted to transform America and that's exactly what he's doing. Puppet or not, he's definitely transforming the country and not for the better.

Bd said...
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Bd said...

Really cube? So HOW exaclty IS he 'transforming' the country? Please do tell, lol!

He's drawing down the wars, reestablished diplomatice relations with foreign countries (what the cynical right called the 'apology tour'), got Osama, removed Ghadaffi, prevented insurance companies from dropping coverage so you or your family members don't have to die even of you're poor and can't afford insurance, saved the banks, save the car companies, created more jobs in 2 years than Bush did in 8 years, gave tax breaks to Americans, controlled wasteful spending, deported more illegal immigrants than Bush, saved us from another great depression, helped students, helped small business.....

He's HORRIBLE!!! LOL!!! Stop parroting the lies you get on Fox News like Z obviously does.

Z said...

Keep dreamin','s fun to watch :-)

beamish said...

He's drawing down the wars

Since Obama took office, he's reduced the number of troops in Iraq by 36,000 and increased the number of troops in Afghanistan by 40,000 as well as started another war in Libya.

There are more troops at war now than during the 2007 "surge" in Iraq under Bush.

reestablished diplomatice relations with foreign countries (what the cynical right called the 'apology tour'),

With who? The mass-murdering "reformer" Bashir al-Assad in Syria? By giving millions of dollars to people pretending to be the Taliban?

got Osama,

After four Islamic terrorist attacks on American soil since Obama took office.

removed Ghadaffi

Libyan rebels removed Ghadafi. The CIA STILL has no clue who the rebel leaders are, but intel seems to suggest that like Clinton back in Serbia, Obama has ordered the US military to provide air support to al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists.

prevented insurance companies from dropping coverage so you or your family members don't have to die even of you're poor and can't afford insurance,

With a law that has been ruled unconstitutional several times in court before it has been fully implemented? The number of uninsured Americans continues to climb under the high unemployment creating and economic growth reducing policies of the Obama administration, which has so far set a new 25 year record high in America's poverty rate.

saved the banks,

By quadrupling the federal deficit, raising the public debt in 2 years to higher than Presidents Washington through Reagan combined did over the course of 200 years, and holding interest rates at near zero so there is no profit in a bank making a loan or extending credit while at the same time keeping 10 to 20% of the population perpetually underemployed to unemployed to stave off inflation brought on by ever weakening the dollar and downgrading America's AAA credit rating.

America's having a yard sale. The world can see how broke ass we are.

save the car companies,

"Cash for clunkers" was a fail. Tax rebates for buying electric cars has given away more free golf carts than helped to sell Chevy Volts.

And GM and Chrysler filed bankruptcy and shut down production as well as hundreds of car dealerships AFTER they were bailed out.

After all, you don't need dealership outlets if you're not going to be making any cars for them to sell.

created more jobs in 2 years than Bush did in 8 years,

Bush left office with a net gain of 1 million more jobs than when he took office and a 5.8% unemployment rate. Over 25 million jobs have been lost under Obama's economic policies, which continue to keep the REAL national unemployment rate at around 16%

gave tax breaks to Americans,

To buy golf carts.

controlled wasteful spending,

By adding $4 Trillion to the national debt in 2 years?

deported more illegal immigrants than Bush,

By calling far more of them "undocumented workers" and not deporting them too!

The number of illegal immigrants in America continues to rise.

saved us from another great depression,

By doubling unemployment?

helped students,

To graduate into the unemployment line.

helped small business.....

The golf cart repairman appreciates it.

Bd, you just can't come in here and say that crap. You need to back it up with a soundtrack, maybe some video of this fantasy world you see.

Yes you can. Yes you can. :P

Bd said...

Dreaming? These are facts. Go to the site and learn what Fox News doesn't want you to.

Chuck said...

Bd, just so we are clear. Having more troops die under Obama does not allow him to take credit for "drawing down the wars". By this reckoning he's playing a game of attrition.

Bd said...

I guess we don't talk about the hundreds of thousands of innocents who were killed or displaced in Iraq under Bush and his illegal war.

Obama campaigned on taking the war to Afghanistan, drawing down in Iraq and getting Osama. Bush allowed Osama to escape so he could justify invading Iraq.

Are there fatalities during wars? Duh! Is he now planning an exit strategy? Yes.

Chuck said...

Bd, good job avoiding the point, you did liberals everywhere proud.

I guess we don't talk about the hundreds of thousands of innocents who were killed or displaced in Iraq under Bush and his illegal war.

Any innocents killed under Obama? What illegal war? What are you basing that on other than the Democratic Party talking points. He went to the UN, he had the support of other countries, give me some guidance here.

Obama campaigned on taking the war to Afghanistan, drawing down in Iraq and getting Osama.

Other than getting Osama (with Bush's planning and investigation) how's that been working out for us?

Bush allowed Osama to escape so he could justify invading Iraq.

Proof? (see above for Bush's plan to get Osama) Anyways, two words. Bill Clinton.

Are there fatalities during wars? Duh!

Were you so dismissive of (fewer) fatalities under Bush?

Is he now planning an exit strategy? Yes.

Two years of planning and counting.

Yawn. Come back when you have something interesting to say.

beamish said...

I had a long response to Bd here up for hours "disappear" without a trace.

This is why Blogger sucks.