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Barack Obama’s Funeral Favoritism

49-1dErhH.AuSt.55Originally posted at American Thinker

Despite occasional outbursts of “overwhelming grief,” what America has learned over the last six years is that Barack Obama is neither an indiscriminate tear-shedder nor is he an equal-opportunity funeral-attender.

President Obama admitted that he wept while watching his “girl” Oprah star in the film “The Butler,” and also openly sobbed while bidding adieu to campaign staffers after the 2012 election.

As for funerals, the ones he does choose to attend seem to be public statements about what he supports versus what he denounces.  Remember when just a few inches away from Michelle’s disapproving eye, Obama wiped warm salty ones away at civil rights leader Dorothy Height’s funeral?

Obama also blubbered his way through the funeral of liberal Hawaiian senator Daniel Inouye. Instead of choosing to hit the links that day, the president attended the senator’s memorial service and graced Inouye’s family with both his tears and presence.

The president did fly home to Hawaii the month after he was first elected to scatter grandmother Madelyn Dunham’s ashes in Oahu.

However, Obama’s Aunt Zeituni, the illegal immigrant who lived in a South Boston housing project, apparently wasn’t as highly esteemed in her nephew’s eyes as Granny Dunham. In lieu of making a personal appearance, the president helped pay Zeituni Onyango’s funeral expenses, sent condolences, and memorialized his Auntie while out golfing.

The president also chose golf over attending the wake of conservative anti-communism Polish president Lech Aleksander Kaczyński, who died in a plane crash in western Russia, along with his wife Maria and an entourage of Polish dignitaries.

Granted, at the time, Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano was spewing volcanic ash, but based on his track record, one would guess that if Obama were invited to attend a Polish celebrity golf tournament he wouldn’t let Eyjafjallajökull stand in the way.

Poland’s Lech Kaczyński wasn’t the only world leader’s funeral Obama neglected to attend. The president also rejected an invite to the funeral of Ronald Reagan’s beloved friend Lady Margaret Thatcher.

Wait! Obama could send Winston Churchill’s bust back to Britain, but he couldn’t send a high-ranking envoy from his administration to Thatcher’s send-off?

Why didn’t the president just dispatch funeral-favorite first lady Michelle as his personal representative?

After all, Michelle did manage to make an appearance at the funeral of a 15-year-old victim of Chicago gun violence, Hadiya Pendleton.  Prior to extending an invitation to the State of the Union address, Obama sent a handwritten note to Hadiya’s parents, Nate and Cleo, which they pinned inside their daughter’s casket.  That note was more of a touching extension of sympathy than the parents of four Americans killed in Benghazi ever received.

Barack also sent Michelle as an emissary to Maya Angelou’s funeral, where she got to share that “a young white woman from Kansas … named her daughter after Maya, and raised her son to be the first black President of the United States.”

Unlike how he treated conservatives Lech Kaczyński and “Iron Lady” Thatcher, Obama did send a prominent delegation to anti-American socialist Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez’s funeral when he passed away about a month prior to Thatcher.

When it comes to Barack Obama insulting the dead, the funerals of Americans are no exception.

The president chose to fly 16 hours and allowed the State Department to spend $11.5 million for Nelson Mandela’s funeral where, including the time spent taking selfies, he and the first lady spent less than 13 hours on the ground.  But for the funerals of Brian Terry, the Border Patrol agent shot dead with a “Fast and Furious” gun, and ICE agent Jaime Zapata, who was allegedly executed with a gun also provided to his killers by the Obama administration, the president was a no-show.

Most recently, a second round of golf in three days waylaid Obama on the same day that 55-year-old murdered Major General Harold J. Green, the highest-ranking military officer killed in combat in a half-century, was laid to rest.

NBC News reported:

U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene was buried today at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors, including a caisson, two escort platoons, casket team, firing party, colors team, and a caparisoned horse. The U.S. Army band, “Pershing’s Own,” played softly as the funeral procession made its way down the long hill past the rows of simple white gravestones to bring General Greene to his final resting place.

Meanwhile, somewhere in Martha’s Vineyard, the duffer-in-chief was putt-putting around on another green.

In fairness, in a speech he gave before signing into law a bill on veterans’ healthcare, Obama did send brief condolences to Green’s family and all Gold Star families who’ve lost loved ones.  The White House’s justification for the president downplaying the general’s death was that because he was a high-ranking military official the president didn’t want to appear to be valuing one person’s life over the lives of every other American, even though he does so all the time.

But talk is cheap.  Based on which funeral he attends and which he sits out, it’s clear Obama does assign significance to the passing of some and not to others. When it comes to shedding tears and attending funerals, black civil rights leaders, left-leaning Hawaiian senators, and victims of gun violence — whose deaths further his anti-Second Amendment agenda — do have more worth when weighed against whether or not he should forego a round of golf or pay his final respects.

What’s obvious is that the president who preaches fairness is actually guilty of favoritism, especially when it comes to attending funerals.

Obama’s partiality is evident whenever a previously-scheduled golf game makes it all but impossible for him to break away, or if the deceased person is a patriot who died in the line of duty, embraces conflicting partisan views, or is a dead foreign leader whose political philosophy President Barack Obama rejects.

A Holiday Obama Family Reunion

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Originally posted at The Blacksphere

Sometimes in life, when you least expect it, things just come together perfectly. Take for example the irony of first lady Michelle Obama previewing the 2013 White House holiday décor on the same day the president recalled that he did indeed meet his father’s brother/long-lost uncle, Onyango “Omar” Obama.

This year’s Gather Around: Stories of the Season couldn’t be a more appropriate theme for the Obama family to be inspired to lay claim to lost traditions with family members like formerly-estranged Uncle Omar.

During the recent holiday press preview, Michelle Obama told the children of military families that this Christmas for the Obamas the “goal is for every room and every tree to tell a story about who we are and how we gather around one another to mark the holidays.”

With the president’s kinfolk from Kenya back in his life, celebrating the stories of his own family would certainly contribute to the fabric of how a diverse nation of Americans celebrates this special time of year. Telling stories about who we are and “how we gather around one another” and being equipped with discussion topics from Organizing for America’s “Healthcare for the Holidays” propaganda just screams ‘Obama Christmas Family Reunion.’

Guests like Aunt Zeituni, Uncle Omar, and even the president’s half-brother George would be a perfect addition to holiday family time spent with Kenya’s most famous son, his lovely bride, and their two adorable daughters.

If the Obama extended family decides to grace the White House with their presence, Omar and George can bunk in the Lincoln Bedroom and Aunt Zeituni can crash on a roll-out cot in Grandma Marion Robinson’s boudoir.

Up and around touring the premises, Obama’s kinfolk can sample the 300-pound gingerbread house while munching on a few of the 1,200 Springerle cookie ornaments.

If the president decides to set a leadership example and ‘lay claim to lost traditions,’ then in the same fashion as he does for his annual Iftar dinner, he can host a traditional Kenyan family Christmas celebration.

White House chef Sam Kass can rustle up rice pudding, and on a spit out back he can roast some nyama choma, which consists of chicken, lamb and a whole variety of other meats.

After filling up on a buffet of South African goodies such as wali wa nazi, plantain banana stew, and sausages made of ground meat parts and goat blood encased in goat intestines, the “Let’s Move!”-friendly Kenyan Christmas dancing can officially begin, which traditionally continues far into the night.

The only problem the president might run into, besides disturbing the neighbors with the relentless drumming on the sikuti, is trying to supply Uncle Omar and brother George Obama with enough libation to keep them interested in the family reunification effort for the duration of the holiday season.

Uncle Omar is a package store manager from Framingham, Massachusetts who was arrested in 2011 for a DUI, so his adult beverage needs are pretty basic. However, George Obama is an entirely different story. Allegedly George lives in a hut in a Nairobi slum where his neighbors call him ‘Mister President!’

Once addicted to cocaine and heroin, George claims to have kicked both habits. Instead, from morning until night, the younger Obama supposedly keeps his whistle wet with Chang’aa — a spirit distilled with maize and spiked with chemicals.

"Kill me quick" Chang’aa

“Kill me quick” Chang’aa

To to get all the ingredients necessary to provide George with ample quantities of Chang’aa, Sam Kass will have to arrange sizable shipments of maize, ethanol, embalming fluid, and/or battery acid.If mixed incorrectly, Chang’aa can cause blindness and death.

Regular drinkers suffer liver and kidney failure and mental damage called ‘wet brain,’ the latter of which makes one think George’s older brother ‘drunk with power’ Barry may have occasionally sampled a shot or two while visiting the clan in the motherland.

But one thing is certain – Aunt Zeituni and probably Uncle Omar haven’t signed up for Obamacare as of yet. So at least the president can engage them in “Healthcare for the Holiday” dinner table conversation.

As for George, if the president plies his brother with enough Chang’aa he can probably convince him to stay in America and start a slumdog football team on the South Side of Chicago to help promote healthcare.gov to “young invincibles.”

Either way, with Uncle Omar’s new green card in hand, there is cause for family celebration. Moreover, now that Uncle Omar has the same status as Aunt Zeituni, who attended her nephew’s 2009 inauguration, what better time to make up for lost time than Christmas?

That’s why Barack and Michelle, after expressing a desire to “Gather Around: Stories of the Season,” couldn’t ask for a more perfect group to revisit lost traditions with than Uncle Omar, Aunt Zeituni and the president’s brother George Obama.

And so the hope is that Kenya’s very own magi are eager to spend the holiday season wallowing in the warm, welco

Obama’s Uncle Omar Fights for Asylum

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

Barack Obama’s illegal-immigrant Uncle Omar is in the news again. If Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) finally get their way, in the future Uncle Omar, aka Onyango Obama, will not be frequenting the Chicken Bone Saloon.

Last year, it was widely reported that Obama’s illegal Uncle Omar called attention to himself by nearly smashing his Mitsubishi 4×4 into a police patrol car in Framingham, Massachusetts. Obama’s uncle, who first denied being drunk and then admitted to having just two beers, was out cruising with a blood alcohol level of .14, well above the .08 legal limits.

According to arresting officer Val Krishtal, both he and another driver were forced to “slam on their brakes to avoid hitting Mr. Obama’s car, which rolled through a stop sign and took a quick left turn.”  Although formidably soused, Mr. Obama, in true Obama-family style, argued that he had the “right of way and said he doubted the officer was forced to brake hard as he did not hear his brakes squeal.”

Spending the evening in the Chicken Bone Saloon, famous for both “chicken and [loud] tunes,” could explain Uncle Omar’s aural acuity being compromised and why he didn’t hear the squealing brakes. The quick ‘left’ turn speaks for itself.

Mr. Obama was promptly pulled over and “charged with driving under the influence and … to endanger, as well as failing to use a turn signal.”  Uncle Omar was also “detained as an illegal immigrant because the US Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement have an outstanding warrant for him.” It seems 20 years ago the wily Omar was ordered to return home to Kenya, but chose to stay instead.

In Barack Obama’s 1995 bestselling book “Dreams from My Father,” the President referred to Omar as “the uncle who had left for America 25 years ago and had never come back.” Ordered back to Kenya in 1992, Omar decided to stay.  Maybe Onyango figured that if he got in trouble his Hawaiian-born nephew with the valid US birth certificate would vouch for him.

Besides always pleading innocent, the Kenyan side of Barack Obama’s family also has a genetic propensity to successfully elude ICE. And when in danger of deportation, they somehow find lawyers to assist in winning them sanctuary.

Until she was granted asylum in 2010, Uncle Omar’s sister, Barack’s Auntie Zeituni, lived on welfare as a “retired” illegal immigrant in a Boston housing project. Omar and Zeituni are Obama’s grandfather Hussein Onyango Obama’s children by his third wife Sarah.  This is where it gets a little complicated because Sarah is the woman who raised the President’s late father, Barack Sr., who was Hussein Obama’s son by Hussein’s second wife, Akumu.

Naturally, much like Aunt Zeituni, Uncle Omar wants to continue living his life in Framingham, working at Conti Liquors and spending his downtime eating and grooving at the Chicken Bone Saloon.  So, even though he met with immigration officials, who are beginning the process of making his overdue deportation to the Republic of Kenya a reality, Obama has hired the immigration attorneys who helped win Zeituni legal residency in 2010.

The ultimate outcome for Obama’s uncle is uncertain, but at least for now, instead of Luo-style Benga music Uncle Omar can still enjoy award-winning wings and listen to the blues at the Chicken Bone Saloon. And while living and earning money in America, unlike his Kenyan brethren back home, Uncle Omar will be able to finance his legal fight with US currency, instead of cows.

Obama’s Drunk Uncle Omar Pleads Innocent

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

It’s 2012 and Barack Obama’s uncle Onyango Obama is back in court. Onyango is brother to the President’s late father Barack Sr., which may explain why, in an astonishing display of Obama family consanguinity, Onyango, aka ‘Uncle Omar,’ displays a genetic propensity to plead innocent regardless of what kind of chaos he’s caused.

Last summer, Uncle Omar was arrested for drunk driving. In November his lawyer attempted to shift Omar’s culpability onto the arresting police officer by asking the court to dismiss charges based on what he feels is the unfair practice of asking a drunk driver to pull over and take a Breathalyzer test.

Out driving his SUV with a 0.14 blood alcohol level in a state where 0.08 is the legal limit, Barack Obama’s illegal immigrant uncle was tooling along, enjoying the Bay State scenery, alcohol on his breath and “chicken and tunes” in the air. That was when Onyango made a “rolling stop” in front of the Chicken Bone Saloon in downtown Framingham and, according to witnesses, nearly slammed into arresting Officer Val Krishtal’s police cruiser

Maybe Omar was rushing to Boston to visit Barack’s famous Aunt Zeituni.  Zeituni Onyango lived illegally in Massachusetts since 2000; she was “denied asylum by an immigration judge in 2004” but decided to stay for six more years, during which time she was honored to attend her nephew Barack’s inauguration.  In 2010 Aunt Zeituni “was granted asylum” after a judge felt she faced “discrimination in Kenya as a member of the Luo tribe.

In lieu of traditional circumcision, the Luo people are among the few Kenyan tribes that have an initiation into manhood wherein they remove six front teeth from the lower jaw.  In Kenya Aunt Zeituni would get to keep her teeth, but for Omar it’s a completely different story, keeping his teeth may be why the President’s uncle has felt it necessary to dodge an order of deportation for the last 20 years.

Meanwhile, according to the arresting officer, at the time of the traffic stop a chatty Uncle Omar would not allow Officer Krishtal to speak and continually interrupted him.  Inebriated, Omar argued the point that his ‘stop’ was passable and admitted only to failing to yield the right of way to the police cruiser.

Nephew Barack must have sat many an hour at Uncle Omar’s knee, because drunk with power, he’s equally delusional about blowing through political stop signs, creating national calamities and causing economic pileups.

Maybe Uncle Omar can convince the authorities that he shouldn’t be held accountable because he only recognizes the word “Stop” when it’s written in Dholuo. As for the DUI factor, that too could have been a simple mistake, because ‘drunk’ in Swahili is ‘mlevi,’ which is what Omar was doing – he was me-leaving the Chicken Bone Saloon and driving somewhere else.

The officer’s report said that when asked “how much he had to drink,” initially Uncle Omar said “nothing.” Perplexed, the arresting officer told Mr. Obama that “there was strong odor of alcohol on him” to which Omar admitted to having one beer. That type of honesty should be applauded, because if Barack were behind the wheel he’d stick to his original story and blame G. W. Bush for spilling a pint of lager on his freshly laundered outfit.

Pressing on, Officer Krishtal told Uncle Omar that one beer does not a drunken souse make, and that “his behavior was indicative of an intoxicated individual,” after which Uncle Omar ‘fessed up to knocking back not one, but two beers. Now, before we judge the man too harshly, maybe he was saying he had two yards of beer, which technically still falls into the two beers category and, strictly speaking, wouldn’t exactly be lying.

Either way, according to the officer, “during a horizontal gaze test, where the driver is asked to follow an officer’s finger” — unlike his well-practiced nephew, who can follow a scrolling Teleprompter regardless of how many martinis he’s consumed — Uncle Omar’s eye-to-finger skills were a tad wobbly.

Krishtal said that when asked to step out of the vehicle, the 67-year old Obama was “moderately unsteady on his feet.”   Seems Uncle Omar, much like his nephew, was anxious to prove his ability to get the job done so he proceeded to “begin the test before being instructed to do so.  When asked to perform a nine-step walk, the officer allegedly witnessed Obama stumble and was barely able to keep himself up,” which ultimately earned him a ride to headquarters in the back seat of the same police cruiser he almost demolished.

After being booked at the Framingham police station, Mr. Obama skipped calling the boss at Conti Liquors and decided not to disturb Aunt Zeituni.  Instead, giving new meaning to Hillary’s “who do you want answering the phone” at 3:00 am ad, when granted his one phone call Uncle Omar contemplated calling the White House.

Whether he did or didn’t is still a mystery.  What we do know is that last fall, spiffily dressed, uppers and lowers intact, Mr. Obama appeared in court and, in typical Obama family fashion, pleaded not guilty. A lawyer for Onyango told a judge he planned to “file a motion to suppress the traffic stop that led to his client’s arrest” because he felt that Omar, although driving drunk and illegal, “was not committing any motor vehicle violations.”

Citing an automobile accident Officer Krishtal had in November, it seems maybe Uncle Omar and his lawyer are trying the ole’ change-the-conversation-to-G.W. Bush tactic on poor Officer Krishtal.  This is how it goes: Screw up the economy – blame Bush. Run a stop sign and nearly smash into a police vehicle while driving drunk and illegal – blame the police officer.

And so, yet another member of the Obama clan plays the put-upon victim.  Uncle Omar drove under the influence of alcohol but pleaded not guilty to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. And so, despite all the evidence to the contrary, Omar’s continued insistence that he’s innocent makes one wonder if maybe Barack Obama didn’t pick up that phone at 3:00 am and coach Uncle Omar on how Obamas play the blame game, change the subject, and despite being guilty, always come out on top.

 

Michelle Obama: Snakeskin and Skin in the Game – American Thinker, January 18, 2010

Originally Posted at American Thinker

Based on one full year’s worth of observation, it is obvious that Michelle Obama’s pronouncements, advice, injunctions, and edicts include a personal exemption for the occupants of the White House Executive Residence. Michelle’s attempts at verbally imparting wisdom, if matched against the backdrop of action, expose the First Lady’s hypocrisy.

Take for instance Michelle’s disingenuous response to reporters pertaining to the issue of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s racial comments about “light skin tone” and “Negro dialect.” The First Lady said forgiveness comes easy because, “…she knows Reid so well.”

Such a quick dismissal of Reid’s sentiments is perplexing coming from a woman known to be intensely aware of race. The First lady’s forgiving words put the spotlight on what history reveals abides in her heart. Michelle said, “My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my ‘blackness’ than ever before. … Regardless of the circumstances under which I interact with whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be black first and a student second.” Reporters, eager for further insight, learned that Michelle evaluates “people more so on what they do rather than the things they say.” Oh really?

Michelle’s statement about measuring character on what is done, rather than what is said, presents a moral dilemma for the First Lady and President Obama, both of whom never come close to exemplifying the injunctions both freely impose on everyone else.

One such glaring example was at Saddleback Church, when candidate Obama shared that “America’s greatest moral failure” is not abiding by “Whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.” Citing America’s wealth and power, Obama shared from his perspective that our nation, “still doesn’t spend enough time thinking about the least of these.”

If moral fiber is measured by what is done rather than what is said, then why, as an example to America, hasn’t the First Lady passed on Narcisco Rodriquez and Jimmy Choo and addressed the least of Obama’s half-brothers, George Hussein Onyango, who lives in a shanty on less than a dollar a month? Why hasn’t she welcomed in the sister of Obama’s Kenyan father Aunt Zeituni, living in wretched poverty in a Boston ghetto?

In an article following Obama’s soaring inaugural address, David Broder alluded to the rhetoric-versus-deeds quandary, saying, “What speeches can accomplish, they have delivered handsomely for Barack Obama. Now, it will depend on his deeds.”

The First Lady is well aware that the President stresses that Americans should surrender personal aspirations for the sake of the collective. “All Americans will have to sacrifice to put the economy back on track,” Obama said. “Everybody’s going to have to give…Everybody’s going to have to have some skin in the game.” To date, Michelle’s contribution to “skin in the game” is the acquisition of an off-the-shelf, $1,900.00 snakeskin clutch.

Excusing herself, Michelle is of the opinion that “in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system … someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”

Yet while stressing doing over saying, the First Lady seems averse to relinquish haute couture, and she freely participates in $56,000 worth of accommodations for a two-week Hawaiian vacation. Michelle lives a Robin Leach lifestyle while Americans financially struggle. Michelle boutique shops in Paris for the weekend, enjoys 250,000-dollar date nights and frivolously flies aboard Air Force One at the cost of forty to fifty thousand tax dollars per hour. If the First Lady is correct, and personal principle is exposed by deeds and not words, then she fails her own standard for the Harry Reid “skin tone” and “Negro dialect” test.

Can America ever forget newly-elected Barack Obama swearing that the “election is not about me” and then contradicting those words with actions that disregard the wishes of the majority whom the election supposedly was all about? Moreover, if humility means having a modest opinion of one’s own importance, and deeds speak louder than verbal expressions of reticence, then maybe on an upcoming speaking junket, Michelle could explain to America what accepting an undeserved honor reveals about an individual?

Nevertheless, Michelle can’t very well censure Barack for what she is also guilty of doing. Prior to Obama being elected, Michelle militantly spoke the words, “Barack will require [emphasis mine] his flock to work.” Once in the White House, the First Lady, having no official duties per se, hired a staff of 22 assistants with combined salaries totaling $1.5 million per year to assist her every whim. Michelle’s words portended imposed toil on the “flock” while harboring full intent to partake of a sumptuous, power-pampered lifestyle — regardless of whether the rest of the nation wallowed endlessly in the throes of a Great Recession.

Michelle also said, “Barack will demand [emphasis mine] that America sheds its cynicism.” Then, while volunteering at a Washington, D.C. food bank, the First Lady fed the impoverished while shod in $540 Lanvin sneakers. Over the past year, through repeated thoughtless actions, Michelle Obama has contributed greatly to Americans’ pervasive distrust of each others’ professed integrity and motives.

The First Lady also forewarned, “Barack will demand [emphasis mine] … that America move out of its comfort zone.” Yet if Mrs. Obama expresses a hankering for organic kale, then Washington, D.C. promptly shuts down. Three dozen vehicles set to work, police and Secret Service sweep the area, dogs sniff for bombs, barricades are erected, and fruit stands are staked out with magnetometers and rooftop binoculars. Only then, in an armored limo, can Michelle be ferried to the organic food stand to be welcomed with flower leis and cowbells by extremely uncomfortable people cordoned safely off to the side — far from their comfort zone.

In the UCLA speech, Michelle uttered rousing words of freedom from oppression and overbearing control, claiming firsthand knowledge of the fact that Americans “are sick and tired of other people telling them how their lives will be.” In spite of that, the First Lady heartily approves of dictatorial, liberty-curtailing decrees, enforced governmental management, and a presidential agenda poised to significantly impact everybody’s life but her own.

The most poignant Michelle Obama declaration was this: “Barack will never allow [emphasis mine] you to go back to your lives as usual.” One year later, after thousands of hours of empty, hypocritical rhetoric, Barack’s “requiring,” “demanding,” and “never allowing” actually appear to be words he plans to back up with action. To do so, he needs Harry Reid, which is probably why the First Lady held her nose and said she absolved the contrite senator.

However, if the past is any indication of the future, then Michelle, like Barack, is first and foremost concerned with personal political expediency, power, and prestige. With that in mind, although the First Lady graciously extended public exoneration toward Harry Reid, in reality, it’s highly unlikely that she ever really intended to do what was said.

Oratory or Action…You Choose

oratoryoractionSetting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.  True leadership is measured by the ability to set an example and have your words always match your actions.  A true leader guides, takes a front position, and slices through the brush making way toward the clearing for those who follow.

A poor leader puts their own comfort, needs, and wishes above those they lead.  Poor leaders infringe upon the expectations of those who believed their pledge.  A flawed chief violates the Golden Rule of doing unto others as he or she would want done unto them.  When challenged or confronted, rather than accepting responsibility, they act gutless and blame underlings.  They shift responsibility away from themselves, shielding self from appearing to be a failure in word, deed, or opinion.  A defective leader speaks symbolically but lacks substance.

The present leader of the free world has expressed the opinion, when referring to the Mideast peace process that, “…rather than imposing its values on other countries [which is a curious statement in itself], the US should act as a role model.”  He then issued an edict that “Ultimately, it’s going to be action and not words that determine the progress from here on out.”  This is wise, insightful advice if you want to inspire as long as you are exemplifying what you are asking others to do.  Obama’s proclamation invited the world to monitor his actions as representative of the most powerful nation in the world. Obama’s premise that Middle East peace should hinge on watching actions over words will find itself in a dichotomy if he is the source of the focus.  Obama has inspired many people with patronizing words and aspirations but, thus far, his actions have not lived up to his own standards.

During the campaign, at Saddleback Church, Obama shared that he is his brother’s keeper a perfect pre-requisite to world peace.  His message to the world was the wealthy and powerful should spend more time thinking about the least of these,

America’s greatest moral failure in my lifetime has been that we … don’t abide by … ‘whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.’ that notion applies to poverty…racism and sexism… I think, that this country, as wealthy and powerful as we are, still don’t spend enough time thinking about the least of these.

These are lovely, touching sentiments, yet “example to the world” Barack Obama has blood relatives living in abject poverty while, he partakes of $24,000.00 dates.  Obama’s half-brother, George Hussein Onyango Obama said, “I live here on less than a dollar a month,” which works out to a big three cents a day.   Obama’s “fulfilling a campaign pledge to Michelle” with a whirlwind date to New York City, if forfeited as an act of the “wealthy and powerful…thinking about the least of these,” could have kept Obama’s indigent sibling in his shack for 2,192 years.  With all costs considered, the date, in its entirety, cost close to $250,000.00, an exorbitant amount for a national role model who speaks daily about the dire economic crisis.

Then there is Aunt Zeituni Onyango, sister of Obama’s Kenyan father, referred to in Obama’s bestselling memoir, Dreams of My Father.  Aunt Zeituni is an illegal immigrant who lives in wretched poverty in a Boston Ghetto.   Obama appears unencumbered by his brother and aunt’s dire circumstances as he goes around suggesting that we’re not doing enough for the poor, while indulging mid-week in Wagyu beef barbeques.  Obama addresses global poverty while sending confusing messages to the world he has encouraged to monitor his actions along the road to world peace.

Obama’s mandated call is to sacrifice.  He repeatedly stresses the need for Americans to surrender hopes and aspirations for the sake of utopian dreams to transform America into a socialist, fair, equitable, mediocre nation.  According to Obama this nation is going to require, “sacrifice from everyone…Everybody’s going to have to give. Everybody’s going to have to have some skin in the game.”

Well, as world peace hangs in the balance, actions not words is the directive and this weekend America and the world must wait — peace will not commence until after dinner at Jules Verne atop the Eiffel Tower during a frivolous family trip to Paris, France.

Barack Obama has been especially rough on private corporations specifically executives and their perquisites. Obama stresses, in a time of economic hardship, executives sacrifice private jets and sumptuous vacations and bonuses.  However, our humble leader partakes of a Robin Leach lifestyle while most Americans are struggling financially.  He enjoys what he chastises corporate executives for, private jets, a chef, unabashed haute couture for him and his wife and extended tropical vacations.  Obama unashamedly rides in a Cadillac limousine that gets 10mpg while by the year 2015, to cut down on emissions, plans to put reluctant American drivers in tuna fish cans on wheels.  As Americans stand on the unemployment line and count pennies for gasoline and milk Obama chills-out in opulent 22,000 square foot, pent houses, in Las Vegas after flying to fundraisers on Air Force One at the cost of $40-$50,000.00 per hour.

Obama’s action message to a world begging for bread, “… Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.”

Obama is brazen.  He exhibits antipathy toward American history, presidents, traditions, and culture and embraces South American dictators and the Arab world with more affection than he does toward the country he leads.  He has disrespected both British and Israeli allies and daily maligns former leaders of our nation.  He passively listens to diatribes against America and rather than defend, exempts himself from America’s history.  He speaks against George W. Bush justifying Arab hatred toward the former President.  He disrespects Israel by going to the Middle East and forfeiting the opportunity to meet with Netanyahu.  He disrespects American Christians and Jews by dismissing the foundational heritage of this nation, while extolling Islam.

He aggregates corporate executives into one assemblage and smears the good with the bad.  He disrespects the unborn as well as the unwanted live born.  He shows lack of respect for hard work, ingenuity, pluck, free enterprise, and individualism.  He disrespects our Constitution, our electoral process, our sense of right and wrong and by not practicing what he preaches, he disrespects American intelligence.

His message is one of hubris, haughtiness, and disrespect.  As a role model who believes that our actions and not words determine how we’re viewed, disrespect is in order toward our nation, which is being led by a very discourteous man. Obama proves a French proverb true, “None are more haughty than a common place person raised to power.

An irresponsible world watches as Iran threatens to transform Israel into a mushroom cloud.  North Korea laughs in the face of the world community and tests missiles in conjunction with Iran and very probably China.  Barack Obama cannot call any of these nations to accountability because he rarely takes responsibility for his own actions or mistakes.  He struts around unchallenged and without culpability.

Obama when questioned is quick to shirk responsibility for negativity.  Never once has Obama admitted the bailout of GM failed and resulted in their eventual bankruptcy. Obama blames America at every stop he makes on the planet. He blames Bush, while adopting his policies and quadrupling the deficit.  President Bush expanded the federal budget to $700 billion, Obama has increased it by one trillion, yet he blames Bush complaining, “We’re out of money.

After calling the American CIA and military torturers in order to win the election and to placate his electorate, will Obama take responsibility for the killing of twenty-three year old William Long by recent convert Carlos Bledsoe/Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad who was angry over the way the military treated Muslims. Probably not! Obama is an unaccountable head who accepts zero responsibility for any of his own words, decisions or mistakes…and least of all his actions. His goal is to always come out above the fray even if it costs the reputation of the nation or the lives of the people he represents.

Obama is encouraging the world to follow his lead, claiming Middle East peace hinges on the example of actions and not words.  Where exactly is Obama headed?  Obama, who is less than honest when it comes to his own commitment to the ideals he proposes, faults or motives, is quick to support dishonest rouge leaders in their quest for nuclear power under the guise of supplying alternate energy to their people.

Obama’s behavior compromises world peace around the globe because he cannot demand from others what he does require of himself. The world would fare better if he encouraged following vacuous rhetoric and disregarded his uncaring, hypocritical, disrespectful, frivolous, anti-American, inexplicable behavior.

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