Friday, August 30, 2013

Obama: Dithering Narcissist, Talented Phony or Both?

Some have suggested that we have a non-serious man in charge, in a world as serious as a heart attack. Others claim that BO is a reckless narcissist, seeking to “vindicate the vanity of the President.”

Obama-guns-White-House-TwitterWho are you calling non-serious? Do you see this gun?

Actually both allegations were made by Dr. Charles Krauthammer (political commentator and psychiatrist, so qualified to make such assertions):

Into his third year of dithering, two years after declaring Assad had to go, one year after drawing — then erasing — his own red line on chemical weapons, Barack Obama has been stirred to action.

Or more accurately, shamed into action. Which is the worst possible reason. A president doesn’t commit soldiers to a war for which he has zero enthusiasm. Nor does one go to war for demonstration purposes.

Want to send a message? Call Western Union. A Tomahawk missile is for killing. A serious instrument of war demands a serious purpose.

Butt those charges are kid stuff, compared to the ego destroying allegations leveled by Dr. Thomas Sowell:

The man was indeed a very talented phony. He could convince almost anybody of almost anything — provided that they were not already knowledgeable about the subject.

He had once spoken to me very authoritatively about Marxian economics, apparently unaware that I was one of the few people who had read all three volumes of Marx’s “Capital,” and had published articles on Marxian economics in scholarly journals.

What our glib talker was saying might have seemed impressive to someone who had never read “Capital,” as most people have not. But it was complete nonsense to me.

No wait, he was talking about a phony economist there, not Big Guy.

Here’s what he had to say about BO:

The presidential gaffe that struck me when I heard it was Barack Obama’s reference to a military corps as a military “corpse.” He is obviously a man who is used to sounding off about things he has paid little or no attention to in the past. (snip)

Like other truly talented phonies, Barack Obama concentrates his skills on the effect of his words on other people — most of whom do not have the time to become knowledgeable about the things he is talking about. Whether what he says bears any relationship to the facts is politically irrelevant.(snip)

A talented con man, or a slick politician, does not waste his time trying to convince knowledgeable skeptics. His job is to keep the true believers believing. He is not going to convince the others anyway.

love you backPreaching love to the choir

Thus, Dr. Sowell points out, whenever Big Guy decrees something with his cocksured conviction to be absolutely true, he is “convincing” to the uninformed. As he was with the promise of millions of “shovel ready” jobs in return for a trillion dollar stimulus plan. Turns out (ha!) they weren’t so shovel ready after all. Who knew?

Well, according to Dr. Sowell, everyone who knew anything about what was required, thanks primarily to government regulation, to actually get that shovel in the ground.

Only about a year or so after his big spending programs were approved by Congress, Barack Obama himself laughed at how slowly everything was going on his supposedly “shovel-ready” projects.

One wonders how he will laugh when all his golden promises about ObamaCare turn out to be false and a medical disaster. Or when his foreign policy fiascoes in the Middle East are climaxed by a nuclear Iran.

One can only imagine the number of shovel ready jobs associated with the phony promises of Obamacare,

obamacare shovel ready 

Not to mention the shovel ready potential of phony foreign relations policies of a phony Nobel Peace Prize winner:

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So it looks like we’re off to lob some missiles into Syria all by our lonesome, as the British are not coming after all. Thank goodness we can still count on the moral support of the frogs.

surrender-monkeyThe cheese eating surrender monkeys have got your back Barrack. I hope that’s not racist.

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