Thursday, May 12, 2016

Obama's Speechwriters Laugh About Lying To America


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Trump And The PC Backlash

I am of the strong opinion the political correctness is much more insidious than it is made out to be. Now it seems that I am in good company. The Hyper-British intellectual, Paul Johnson, seems to agree with me.

Excerpted from Forbes:
PC has an enormous appeal to the semieducated, one reason that it’s struck roots among overseas students at minor colleges. But it also appeals to pseudo-intellectuals everywhere, since it evokes the strong streak of cowardice notable among those wielding academic authority nowadays.

For these reasons it’s good news that Donald Trump is doing so well in the American political primaries. He is vulgar, abusive, nasty, rude, boorish and outrageous. He is also saying what he thinks and, more important, teaching Americans how to think for themselves again.

No one could be a bigger contrast to the spineless, pusillanimous and underdeserving Barack Obama, who has never done a thing for himself and is entirely the creation of reverse discrimination.

The Best Analysis Of The Past Eight Years

If someone close to you has succumbed to the Cult of Obama, it is not a pretty thing to watch. The once lively and engaged mind has been drained of its juice. It is much like witnessing a loved one in the grips of heroin addiction or adjusting to a significant head injury or caught in the grips of Alzheimer's. Yes, the person is there but the beloved personality is gone and it's doubtful if it will ever return.

The day after Osama Bin Laden was killed, I received a call from one the best friends I will have in this life. We were both excited about the event but it soon dawned on me that we were excited for different reasons. I was pleased that an ongoing threat to our survival had been eliminated and our honor had been restored. He was thrilled that this singular event would ensure Obama's re-election. My friend's life now rose and fell with Obama's fortunes. He had changed and my old friend is long gone.

Ace of Spades nailed it in 2013. This analysis concerns the news media but it is just as true of your amateur Obot.

For Obama's fanbois, this is not politics. This isn't even America, not really, not anymore.

This is a movie. And Barack Obama is the Hero. And the Republicans are the Villains. And policy questions -- and Obama's myriad failures as an executive -- are simply incidental. They are MacGuffins only, of no importance whatsoever, except to the extent they provide opportunities for Drama as the Hero fights in favor of them.

Obama has succeeded is fundamentally transforming America but not necessarily in the political realm. We are witnessing a metaphysical shift. This is how America became Jonestown.

Monday, May 9, 2016

The Other Shocker: Facebook Is Censoring Its Own Censorship

I still have an incognito FB account but I left my real name account in limbo when they first backed Obama in 2012 and then Orwellingly listed me as "liking' Obama.

It is no surprise that FB has been filtering popular stories. Lois Lerner, the IRS, Gruber, big crowds at Trump rallies, Hillary's espionage scandal that extends all the way to the White House and on and on and on...nothing to see here, folks.

This is an old subject at this blog but it bears repeating. Unless and until the resistance can compete with Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Bing, HuffPo, et al, resistance is futile.

Shocker: White House Spinmeister And Brother of CBS News President Lied Repeatedly To Idiot Reporters.

It has been reported extensively in everywhere (even this blog) except the Mainstream Media that White House national security adviser for strategic communication (fancy term for professional liar) Ben Rhodes is the brother of CBS News president David Rhodes. No administration in history has monopolized the news media as successfully as the current one. There are no close seconds.

If you are interested in the original source, click here:

However, The NYT outdoes itself for, well, whatever it is it does.

Like Obama, Rhodes is a storyteller who uses a writer’s tools to advance an agenda that is packaged as politics but is often quite personal.

Obama the storyteller? Like the false narrative that he was born in Kenya or one of the 37 "material discrepancies" found in his autobiography?

When I asked Jon Favreau, Obama’s lead speechwriter in the 2008 campaign, and a close friend of Rhodes’s, whether he or Rhodes or the president had ever thought of their individual speeches and bits of policy making as part of some larger restructuring of the American narrative, he replied, “We saw that as our entire job.”

Gee, I thought it might be something like securing peace and prosperity. Barry is restructuring the American narrative, is he? Now his job doesn't seem so tedious.

In this environment, Rhodes has become adept at ventriloquizing  (emphasis added by blogger) many people at once. Ned Price, Rhodes’s assistant, gave me a primer on how it’s done. The easiest way for the White House to shape the news, he explained, is from the briefing podiums, each of which has its own dedicated press corps. “But then there are sort of these force multipliers,” he said, adding, “We have our compadres, I will reach out to a couple people, and you know I wouldn’t want to name them — ”
“I can name them,” I said, ticking off a few names of prominent Washington reporters and columnists who often tweet in sync with White House messaging.
Price laughed. “I’ll say, ‘Hey, look, some people are spinning this narrative that this is a sign of American weakness,’ ” he continued, “but — ”
“In fact it’s a sign of strength!” I said, chuckling.
“And I’ll give them some color,” Price continued, “and the next thing I know, lots of these guys are in the dot-com publishing space, and have huge Twitter followings, and they’ll be putting this message out on their own.”
What is interesting about the NYT "profile" is that the writer seems to admire the subject as he describes the antics of the sleaziest bastard this country ever produced.
Rhodes’s messaging campaign was so effective not simply because it was a perfectly planned and executed example of digital strategy, but also because he was personally involved in guiding the deal itself.
Can we get this slimeball an award? Any award? Isn't there a Scumbag Hall of Fame he can get inducted into?
I need a shower after reading that BS. But one parting quote from Rhodes.
 “I don’t know anymore where I begin and Obama ends,”
Given the context of tailored falsity, that is an amazingly accurate quote.
If you are not of strong stomach, here is a nice summary:
Rhodes concluded during the Iraq war—not the one his White House is currently overseeing, but the previous one—that Washington foreign policy decision-makers from both parties, whom, along with their helpers in the press he calls “the Blob,” are “morons” for whom he maintains “a healthy contempt.”
This contempt is evidently shared by his boss: hence the mind-meld, or at least an important element of it. Senior ex-administration officials express frustration and perhaps some confusion about how they got railroaded repeatedly by Rhodes and his allies in Obama’s inner circle.

As with Lois Lerner and Jonathan Gruber before him, one wonders why someone who has beaten the system would publicly admit to their high crimes, misdemeanors or flimflam. Probably because they are so damn proud of their cleverness that they just have to brag.

I heard Howard Kurtz on Fox News stating that there will be a journalistic backlash for the insults Rhodes hurled at the fourth estate. Nonsense! Tonight the DC pubs are packed with forlorn Jimmy Olsens crying in their Chardonnay. "What must I do to make my master love me?" Keep trying, Jimmy. Keep trying.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Trump Now Calling For Higher Taxes

Maybe I should save the wear and tear on the keyboard. If there is one thing I learned in eight years of observing Obots is that cultists cannot be swayed by reason. Trump might not be Obama 2.0 but we are observing two personality cults with more similarities than differences. So maybe it is a waste of time to point out Trump's extreme inconsistencies.