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7/30/2012

Obama’s “gaffes” reveal his ideology

Filed under: General — JD @ 9:08 am

[Guest post by JD]

Fairness. You have made enough. Redistribution. Spread the wealth around. Private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan, and it worked. You didn’t build that.

It is probably racist to point this out. His unscripted moments are very revealing.

– JD

42 Responses to “Obama’s “gaffes” reveal his ideology”

  1. Vulture capitalists

    JD (318f81)

  2. We will not stand for this anymore! A nation of Laws will again ascend down on all who seeked to Destroy her! Hear the Bell oBUMa? It toles for thee

    Patrick Peterson (add05e)

  3. “Ideology” gives him too much credit. I seriously doubt he is capable of such thought. Confused teenager with a head full of left-wing slogans (“I’m working for the enemy”, for example) is closer.

    nk (875f57)

  4. I have an ideology, and it is a slogan. A fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. It was my mother’s and father’s, too.

    nk (875f57)

  5. His constant finger pointing and excuse making reveal his immature inability to take responsibility for his policy and decisions.

    His 100 rounds of golf and vacations reveal his lack of work ethic.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  6. Oh man, is this thread gonna crawl with some serious trolling (tye comes to mind)

    Im gonna keep some popcorn on hand as I check back with this thread throughout the day

    I predict the early troll comments will center around “blame bush” and “he didn’t say that”

    kinlaw (96b7bc)

  7. In context, the entire segment of that speech was a heaping helping of Collectivist Marxism. Get over it liberals, this is not going away.

    sybilll (4eb5cd)

  8. Kinlaw – I predict they ignore completely.

    JD (dfa70c)

  9. Can’t you just let me eat my waffle?

    Simon Jester (903208)

  10. I like the commercial where Teh One tells folks “I believe that the way you grow the economy is from the middle out.”

    Pretty much an outlier as economic theories go.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  11. This one isn’t worth responding to actually. Get one of your sock puppet lefties to agree with you… everybody will be happy. I sure am :-)

    tye (ba133c)

  12. He is pretty tiresome, isn’t he?

    Simon Jester (903208)

  13. nk, you’re being unfair. Obama’s beliefs are from his days as a sophomore at college where he and his buddies sat around, smoking dope, and philosophizing. Together they solved the problems that had been bedeviling society since the Caesars and are now putting the world to rights, despite all the resistance from the ignorant masses.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  14. 3. “Ideology” gives him too much credit. I seriously doubt he is capable of such thought. Confused teenager with a head full of left-wing slogans (“I’m working for the enemy”, for example) is closer.

    Comment by nk — 7/30/2012 @ 9:19 am

    Here’s an article from Then New Republic (hardly a right-wing bastion) back in 2010 that makes pretty much the same point in a variety of ways:

    The Multitudinous Disasters Of The Obama Administration. Here: On Syria And Iran

    Take your pick of how to characterize Obama’s incompetence, since I agree that crediting him with a fully formed ideology is probably crediting him with too much.

    …untutored instincts and tiers mondiste instincts…

    …Each day there’s some new development showing how the Obama Administration is acting like a deer standing in the middle of a busy highway admiring the pretty automobile headlights.

    …One Lebanese observer called this approach, “Living in an alternate universe.”

    His instincts remain untutored. In fact, the arrogant narcissist has proven to be unteachable.

    The Russians have just sent a naval force, complete with naval infantry, to the med to keep Obama in line on Syria. I have no doubt it will work. We, on the other hand, are pulling our only carrier strike group out and are not replacing it.

    Obama is such an idiot, he doesn’t understand that if Assad falls Russia loses all influence in Syria (which is not the same thing as endorsing arming the jihadists). So what does Obama want to do, as an identifiable foreign policy objective? Bring Russia back in and make sure it keeps its influence, in direct opposition to US interests.

    But I don’t think Obama has actually thought this through and actually plans these things. He just follows his third world instincts.

    Obama reminds me not just of any confused teenager. When he tries to negotiate with dictators like Putin or Ahmadinejad her reminds me of a confused teenaged girl begging her abusive jock boyfriend to please please please taker her back. While conducting “secret” negotiations to bring that about. Secret, as in on facebook. (Remember that “secret” diplomatic note alternately threatening and begging Iran to come back to the table he passed via three channels, that the Iranians promptly rubbed his nose in by trumpeting the “secret” contents to the press?)

    But Romney’s the wimp.

    Steve57 (d382ec)

  15. When he tries to negotiate with dictators like Putin or Ahmadinejad her reminds me of a confused teenaged girl…

    Freudian slip.

    Please note, I’m not insulting the ladies. Just saying confused teenagers shouldn’t be put in charge of the country.

    Margaret Thatcher was no confused teen-aged girl.

    Steve57 (d382ec)

  16. This is pretty much what happens when the president of the United States depends on Valerie Jarrett to make all his decisions for him, Steve57.

    elissa (d81401)

  17. elissa, it’s got to be depressing to be the head of SOCOM, sitting in on a national security meeting with the President, and after he hears out all his cabinet-level advisors he turns to Jarrett and says, “What should I do, mommy?”

    Steve57 (d382ec)

  18. I think the confused teenager description may be very close to the truth. As a preteen and teen he learned at the feet of Frank Marshall Davis. His view of the world is based on the ideology of a communist anti-American who never ran anything other than a propaganda newspaper. So he thinks he knows what is wrong with the world (mainly the US and US interests), and thinks he knows what will make the world better (communist slogans). The fact that Mr. Davis’ views have never been successfully implimented anywhere doesn’t mean much, because until the one, the ones we had been waiting for hadn’t shown up.
    But now they have arrived, and the ideas must be right, they just need more time.

    Maybe we’ll be there to take a hand, maybe we’ll be there to share the land, that they’ll be giving away, when we all live together…except for the enemies of the revolution like us.

    Who would have thought 30 years ago that the protege of a communist activist would become president?

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  19. One
    Big
    Ass
    Mistake
    America!

    AD-RtR/OS! (b8ab92)

  20. So he thinks he knows what is wrong with the world (mainly the US and US interests)…

    This is what the author of the article I linked to earlier described as Obama’s tiers mondiste instincts. Tiers Mondisme, or Third Worldism, is a knee-jerk instinct amongst leftists to support Third World countries and revolutionaries against developed countries and their proxies. And he was immersed in it earlier in Indonesia, and encouraged to view the world through this prism by his mom long before FMD entered his life.

    It helps explain his instinctive dislike for oil companies, for instance. His mom taught him to hate the U.S. oil company executives who came to his house to talk business with his adoptive dad. Developed countries like the U.S. according to this fuzzy leftist inclination get rich by stealing resources from countries like Indonesia.

    It explains his instinctive like for the revolutionaries in Egypt and Libya and dislike for Mubarak and Gaddaffi. The latter two dictators “sold out” to the U.S. (you can read about Obama’s insecurity about being seen as a “sell out” behind the fact he sought out the company of marxists and third-world revolutionary types as a college student in his autobiographies).

    He didn’t love the green revolution in Iran because they were trying to reverse an anti-American revolution that swept the current government to power back in 1979. This is why he was reluctant to take action against Syria. Syria is an Iranian client and equally anti-American.

    Anti-Americanism he understands and views as the legitimate attitude in countries that go on to produce, in the words of his pastor and spiritual mentor, the chickens that come home to the U.S. of KKK to roost.

    Pro-American movements like the Iranian protests following Ahmadinejad’s theft of the election he does not understand nor approve of.

    FMD just reinforced the world view he inherited uncritically from his Dad (it’s “dreams from my father,” not “dreams of my father”) and mother.

    But then if they didn’t largely agree with each other I doubt FMD would have been a close family friend to begin with.

    Who would have thought 30 years ago that the protege of a communist activist would become president?

    Doc, I would have thought they’d at least have to bury that fact. Not even during the Clinton years did I think a candidate could put that fact in a book to trumpet it to the world and get elected to anything higher than the mayor of Santa Cruz or Berkeley in Kali.

    Steve57 (d382ec)

  21. Accurately quoting Obama is RACIST!!!

    Chuck Roast (bd48f4)

  22. Remember how we were tarred as nuts for thinking that the Black Panther prosecution and sudden dismissal were politically motivated?

    Well, a Federal judge agreed, finding political interference and awarding attorney’s fees to Judicial Watch for their FOIA action in the matter.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  23. What’s going on with the SWATting, OccupyRebellion, etc. investigation?

    AJD (6b3632)

  24. 23- Most likely it’s been placed behind a firewall until Nov-7th.

    AD-RtR/OS! (b8ab92)

  25. He’s been to all 57 states, gosh darn it! What do you want from him?

    Colonel Haiku (d7c537)

  26. From Nola.com (AP):

    Obama … spoke of … ensuring that parents and teachers step in to fill a hole in a child’s heart “that government alone cannot fill.”

    velcro (5b1aab)

  27. Are you better off now than you were 5 trillion dollars ago?

    Colonel Haiku (d7c537)

  28. Colonel Haiku, six trillion.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  29. But then if they didn’t largely agree with each other I doubt FMD would have been a close family friend to begin with. …
    Doc, I would have thought they’d at least have to bury that fact. Not even during the Clinton years did I think a candidate could put that fact in a book to trumpet it to the world and get elected to anything higher than the mayor of Santa Cruz or Berkeley in Kali.

    Comment by Steve57 — 7/30/2012 @ 12:23 pm

    I agree that his mom and grandparents were not the typical kansas natives, and that it was not an accident that put him under the wing of FMD.

    I don’t know which is more astounding, that “they” thought a preemptive disclosure of cocaine use and radicalism would innoculate him against public outrage, or that the press agreed to cooperate, and largely still does.

    When did the Dems and the press sell their souls? With Clinton and Lewinsky? In one way it seems that Clinton’s behavior was no worse that that reportedly of JFK, but in one way once it was made public, it is hard to believe how it played out. Whether one thought it a major issue or a “private matter”, I’ve always held that no other male executive or professional would have been tolerated with such behavior. Had I behaved in such a way with a medical student would it have been passed off as a “private matter”? I don’t think so.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  30. “Colonel Haiku, six trillion.”

    Comment by SPQR

    Damn… he’s on his way to 57 trillion…

    Colonel Haiku (d7c537)

  31. BUt sadly, about 45% of the public has its collective fingers in its ears, going “lalalalalalalalalalalala…I can’t HEAR you” with a reason why.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  32. This is pretty much what happens when the president of the United States depends on Valerie Jarrett to make all his decisions for him, Steve57.

    Comment by elissa — 7/30/2012 @ 11:22 am

    elissa, I thought you as well as others might be interested in what was published on a blog back in May 2011.

    The Ulsterman Report – WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: Obama Hesitated – Panetta Issued Order to Kill Osama Bin Laden

    Apparently Panetta forced Obama’s hand. Jarrett was keeping Obama on such a tight leash that Panetta went ahead and initiated an operation that reported to him, just him as CIA director and not the President, to track OBL.

    He also initiated an operation to go and get OBL without the President’s knowledge.

    Gates was apparently so disgusted that he was ready to resign over Obama’s indecision.

    Q: You stated that President Obama was “overruled” by military/intelligence officials regarding the decision to send in military specialists into the Osama Bin Laden compound. Was that accurate?

    A: I was told – in these exact terms, “we overruled him.” (Obama) I have since followed up and received further details on exactly what that meant, as well as the specifics of how Leon Panetta worked around the president’s “persistent hesitation to act.” There appears NOT to have been an outright overruling of any specific position by President Obama, simply because there was no specific position from the president to do so. President Obama was, in this case, as in all others, working as an absentee president.

    I was correct in stating there had been a push to invade the compound for several weeks if not months, primarily led by Leon Panetta, Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, David Petraeus, and Jim Clapper. The primary opposition to this plan originated from Valerie Jarrett, and it was her opposition that was enough to create uncertainty within President Obama. Obama would meet with various components of the pro-invasion faction, almost always with Jarrett present, and then often fail to indicate his position.

    …Q: What changed the president’s position and enabled the attack against Osama Bin Laden to proceed?

    A: Nothing changed with the president’s opinion – he continued to avoid having one. Every time military and intelligence officials appeared to make progress in forming a position, Jarrett would intervene and the stalling would begin again. Hillary started the ball really rolling as far as pressuring Obama began, but it was Panetta and Petraeus who ultimately pushed Obama to finally act – sort of.

    …What happened from there is what was described by me as a “masterful manipulation” by Leon Panetta. Panetta indicated to Obama that leaks regarding knowledge of Osama Bin Laden’s location were certain to get out sooner rather than later, and action must be taken by the administration or the public backlash to the president’s inaction would be “…significant to the point of political debilitation.” It was at that time that Obama stated an on-ground campaign would be far more acceptable to him than a bombing raid. This was intended as a stalling tactic, and it had originated from Jarrett. Such a campaign would take both time, and present a far greater risk of failure. The president had been instructed by Jarrett to inform Mr., Panetta that he would have sole discretion to act against the Osama Bin Laden compound. Jarrett believed this would further delay Panetta from acting, as the responsibility for failure would then fall almost entirely on him. What Valerie Jarrett, and the president, did not know is that Leon Panetta had already initiated a program that reported to him –and only him, involving a covert on the ground attack against the compound.

    …Both Gates and Clinton warned Panetta of the implications of that authority – namely he was possibly being made into a scapegoat. Panetta admitted that possibility, but felt the opportunity to get Bin Laden outweighed that risk. During that meeting, Hillary Clinton was first to pledge her full support for Panetta, indicating she would defend him if necessary. Similar support was then followed by Gates. The following day, and with Panetta’s permission, Clinton met in private with Bill Daley and urged him to get the president’s full and open approval of the Panetta plan. Daley agreed such approval would be of great benefit to the action, and instructed Clinton to delay proceeding until he had secured that approval. Daley contacted Clinton within hours of their meeting indicating Jarrett refused to allow the president to give that approval. Daley then informed Clinton that he too would fully support Panetta in his actions, even if it meant disclosing the president’s indecision to the American public should that action fail to produce a successful conclusion.

    This report from May 2011 supports everything Miniter rights in his book, Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him. These reports independently corroborate each other (and you know how I am about independent verification).

    Apparently at least Obama didn’t turn to Jarrett in the actual meetings and ask “mommy” what he should do.

    She told him in private what she’d allow President Gusty Call to do.

    Still, it had to be frustrating for that SOCOM guy or whomever it was who gave that year old interview to watch King Putt put off decision after decision for months since he felt compelled to inform the public.

    Steve57 (d382ec)

  33. I meant to highlight this part. Oh well, never too late:

    The president had been instructed by Jarrett…

    That’s our President Gusty Call (not a typo; he blows with the prevailing wind)!

    Steve57 (d382ec)

  34. Greetings:

    Once again, if I may be so boldly repetitious:

    “What’s Black and White and Red all over ???”

    11B40 (6e3d25)

  35. It is sad to say, the fact that the Obama team wants to brag about “his getting Bin Laden” adds to the credibility of the account at #32. Shifting blame when it belongs to him, taking credit for the work of others, two sides of same coin.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  36. That’s such a disturbing thing to contemplate, Steve.

    I agree with MD that perhaps this is why the Obama camp feels the need to spike the football. They may be willing to look like that if it helps preclude the impression Obama was indecisive on the easiest call any president has ever had to make in foreign policy.

    It’s sad we probably should view everything Obama does through this lens of cynical politics, but such is the way he’s been since day one.

    If this is the impression the American people get, Obama will be crushed in November.

    Dustin (73fead)

  37. allow me to break into song to celebrate this attack of the blindingly obvious…

    “Hymn, hymn, F him…”

    our SCOAMF wouldn’t be the smartest man in the room if you duct taped him into a Porta-Potty.

    (and anyone who still proclaims otherwise is dumber than he is, and that’s find dumb. %-)

    redc1c4 (403dff)

  38. Doc, I hope you read the whole story at the link. It’s mind blowing, the details of Obama’s paralysis. His cabinet and senior military and intelligence leadership realized he’d never act unless he was presented with a fait accompli. He was essentially brought in from the golf course just in time to be briefed on the operation that his subordinates kept him in the dark about lest he shut it down again, and the associated photo-op.

    One more quote:

    In my initial communication to you of these events I described what unfolded as a temporary Coup initiated by high ranking intelligence and military officials. I stand by that term. These figures worked around the uncertainty of President Obama and the repeated resistance of Valerie Jarrett. If they had not been willing to do so, I am certain Osama Bin Laden would still be alive today. There will be no punishment to those who acted outside the authority of the president’s office. The president cannot afford to admit such a fact.

    You, and everyone needs to read the whole thing. Obama’s cabinet let him go off and play golf so he would be oblivious to the coming operation that his subordinates had launched over his prior objections and would not be able to interfere. Biden was informed before Obama was. Joe Biden!

    Shifting blame when it belongs to him, taking credit for the work of others, two sides of same coin.

    You mean like setting Admiral McRaven up to be the fall guy if the raid blew up in his administration’s face? That sort of blame shifting?

    I think you should take it as further verification that this account is true that former members of the Special Forces community have started two PACs to oppose Obama’s re-election. Once was started by a retired Commander with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, the home command of that SEAL team that the USG always had the good sense to never confirm actually existed. Always, that is, until Obama needed to brag.

    These were the guys getting jerked around in the field. They weren’t in the situation room with our no load President, but then they didn’t need to be. They had the intel. It isn’t just the BS story the Obama campaign is pimping that has them hopping mad. There’s more than just that. And these aren’t the kind of people you want to get mad at you, although I’m sure they’ll never say more than what they can say publicly.

    Suffice to say they know what they’re talking about, along with the intel community, hence the PACs to contribute to Obama’s impending retirement.

    Steve57 (d382ec)

  39. 33. “he blows”

    Yeah, heard that too. By his pronunciation of words like ‘Orion’, ‘corps’, etc., he’s marked for sleeping his way into power.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  40. “What’s Black and White and Red all over ???”
    Comment by 11B40 — 7/30/2012 @ 6:14 pm

    not me!

    redc1c4 (403dff)

  41. Given that Obama will be seen by the American people, if not the world, as the worst US President in modern history, I’m betting that when Obama is an ex-President in 2013 that his speeches don’t get 1/3rd of the speaking fee that Bill Clinton gets.

    And I’ll bet that Obama’s own post Presidency memoir does not get 1/5th the advance that Hillary’s book deal got. Obama’s book deal won’t break much over six figures, tops. And he’ll only barely earn out the advance.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  42. His memoir will get three-fifths the advance . . . racist.

    Icy (f9cb18)


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