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The Obamas are Staying Indefinitely!

barack-obama-michelle-obama-close-ftr-300x157Originally posted at The Blacksphere

Appearing to be freshly nipped and tucked, 84-year-old Barbara Walters recently sat down for the fifth time with Mr. and Mrs. Obama for a folksy interview on 20/20.

After oohing and ahhing over Obama family dogs Bo and Sunny, Ms. Wawa found out that when hubby is away, Bo settles into the spot where Mr. Romance normally snoozes in the conjugal bed alongside Mama Michelle.

Plumbing the depths of convivial conversation, Barbara, bless her heart, apparently thought that the First Liar and his bodacious bride Michelle, neither of whom are particularly honest people, were actually going to respond to her questions in a forthright manner.

Barbara asked the president, “Do you think that the first lady might have made a better president than you?” Maybe someone should have told Ms. Walters that the week Obama’s approval rate plummeted to 37% might not have been the best time to broach the ‘who’d be the better president’ topic.

Either way, it didn’t matter, because right about then it became evident that the fibbing first couple planned to play along and bust Baba’s Wawa.

First the haughty Barack Obama, who obviously doesn’t think anyone, let alone Michelle, is better at anything than he is, said that “Yes!” he thought Michelle would have made a better president.

Cut to commercial break, and somebody get the camera crew to douse Obama’s flaming trousers with a fire extinguisher.

Totally void of  testicular fortitude, Obama should have told Barbara that Valerie Jarrett is already president and  shares the seat of power with no one.

Nixing the ‘I’d be a better president’ idea, Michelle pointed out that Barack is a better choice because of his “patience, focus, tenacity and calm,” all traits she humbly admitted she lacks.  Then, leaning in with adoring attentiveness, Barbara asked the First Nag, who incessantly nags the entire country, if she nags her husband. Michelle responded that she “stays out of his ear.”

Let me tell you that “staying out of his ear” is quite an impressive feat, especially because them-there’s some all-encompassing ears.

At one point during the interview, the president told Barbara, “I did promise [Michelle] an interesting life.”

To which Michelle replied, “That he did. And, you know, he keeps his promises.”

Moving right along, Barack Obama told Ms. Walters that he will never run for elective office again and that the family is planning on staying in Washington DC after 2016 because Malia will be in college and her sister Sasha a sophomore in high school.

America shouldn’t get all excited about the not-running-for-elective-office part. Why?  Because although Michelle swears “he keeps his promises,” and just because Barbara didn’t challenge Michelle on the “he keeps his promises” comment, America is well aware Obama does not keep his promises.

Moreover, Obama officially not running again doesn’t necessarily mean he plans on leaving office, a suspicion he confirmed when he admitted that the family might not return to Chicago.  In other words, the U-Haul truck everyone is hoping is already gassed up will not be heading back toward Illinois, home of Chicago deep-dish pizza anytime soon.

And Sasha’s academic aspirations are the excuse the Obamas are using to loiter around Washington DC after 2016?

Yep! In down-home, non-Telepromptered talk, the president told Barbara Walters, “So we’ve gotta—you know we gotta make sure that she’s doin’ well… until she goes off to college.”

Dad stressed that “Sasha will have a big say in where we are.”  Sure she will!  When America tries to run Michelle and Barry out of Washington DC, he can blame Sasha as the reason he refused to get out of town.

Then Mr. Obama told Barbara Walters the real reason he’s agreeing to stay in Washington DC: “Cause she’s, you know, obviously they–and Michelle–have made a lot of sacrifices on behalf of my cockamamie ideas, the running for office and things.”

Talk about sacrifices!  Yeah, we know those “cockamamie ideas” are precisely what have subjugated 300 million people for close to six years under authoritarian rule.

And speaking of authoritarian rule, ironically the only other president who maintained a residence in Washington DC after office was progressive Woodrow Wilson.  Wilson, like Obama, was also a Marxist despot who worshiped the power of the state, so wouldn’t it be fitting for Barack Obama to pay homage to another famous dictator type and stay in Washington DC just like Woodrow Wilson?

Either way, if Obama keeps chipping away at the US Constitution, at the rate he’s going by 2016 term limits and free and fair elections could very well be a thing of the past.  With the Constitution out of the way, the Obamas may very well end up staying in Washington DC indefinitely, but not because of Sasha Obama or her educational needs.

If that happens, just think of the endless number of fascinating interviews Barbara Walters can conduct with President-for-Life Barack Obama.  If Cloward-Piven chaos-induced Martial Law is finally declared, picture the enchanting White House tours of the Healthcare for the Holidays decorations!

What could be better for a decrepit liberal broadcast journalist in the coming years than to take her walker to 1600 Autocratic Avenue to reminisce with Barack Obama about the 2013 interview where she was the first to know he wouldn’t be running again and would never return to Chicago.

Barack Obama’s Always ‘Helpful’ Never ‘Hurtful’ Lies

Originally posted at American Thinker

For those Americans who were still unsure whether Barack Obama really does lack authenticity, the President has finally come clean and confirmed that he does indeed have a tendency to lie.

Prior to Christmas, courtesy of Barbara Walters and the ABC News program 20/20, President Obama presented the nation with an important pre-2012 election gift. Answering questions from the probing “Proust Questionnaire,” the President admitted that in addition to how he views the rest of America, he too is “a little bit lazy,” and on occasion exhibits a predisposition to fudge the truth.

Hearkening back to the 2008 presidential campaign, it was Senator John McCain that first made an insightful statement about presidential hopeful Barack Obama.  At the time, the GOP candidate addressed Obama’s accusation that McCain had opposed regulation to avert the housing bubble crisis by pointing out: “I guess he believes if a lie is big enough and repeated often enough it will be believed.”

Obviously, McCain’s warning about Obama’s dishonesty did not deter the American public from putting the less-than-truthful Illinois senator in the White House.  John McCain lost the election, but before he did he asked a question that every American should still be asking: “Who is the real Barack Obama?”

Since then, the number of voices agreeing with John McCain’s original contention that his Democrat opponent suffered from an acute case of mythomania has grown.  Over the past three years, the short list of those who have concurred with Senator McCain include: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito; Joe Wilson (R-SC) of “You lie” fame; and Texas Democrat Congressman and Obama supporter Martin Frost, who accurately pointed out that in an effort to push a green agenda, Obama “at times…is not telling the truth.”

Even billionaire casino tycoon Steve Wynn joined the ‘Barack lies’ chorus and pointed out to Neil Cavuto of Fox News that “You guys on television use the term ‘disingenuous’ when the president … says something that isn’t true. That’s a fancy word for lying.”

Finally, confirming the suspicions of many and coming across during a 20/20 interview as the epitome of candor, at long last Barack ‘fessed up to Barbara Walters, saying that “Usually, the only time I lie is [in] very personal interactions with family members, who you say, ‘you look great,’ and they don’t. ‘Wonderful dress…’ Uh, not so much.”  The operative word here being “usually.”

After the President’s admission, even the first lady chimed in and confessed that she too lies, but only when “truth [is] not helpful.” Clearly, in the Obama household, as well as on the campaign trail, during fiery speeches, and in policy decisions, ‘hurtful’ and ‘helpful’ are key indicators as to whether what’s being said at any given moment is actually the truth.

Therefore, after also admitting that he’s really a “softie” and doing so on primetime television, it stands to reason that President Obama’s ongoing propensity to lie could just be a considerate attempt on his part to be helpful and not hurtful by extending “You look great” sentiments about an America he really perceives to be an “Uh, not so much” nation: lazy, lacking imagination and ambition and, much like him, “a little soft.”

Moreover, Obama family logic also indicates that the goal of the President’s admitted deceitfulness may be simply to avoid wounding Americans with hurtful truths and to assist the nation with helpful lies. Either that, or Barack Obama’s lying is an unconscious attempt to project his own character weaknesses onto honest, hardworking Americans in order to justify policies he knows we would patently reject.

With that in mind, it certainly wouldn’t hurt and might actually be helpful to know if Obama thinks it is ‘hurtful’ or ‘helpful’ to continue encouraging national division by falsely insisting that the rich don’t contribute their fair share.

How about the helpfulness/hurtfulness of swearing the health care reform bill wouldn’t raise the deficit?  And let’s not forget just how helpful it was for the President to promise the American public that the stimulus bill would prevent the unemployment rate from rising above a hurtful 8.5%.

Despite knowing how the public views being lied to by a president, it’s apparent Obama wants Americans to believe he seriously took into consideration how ‘hurtful’ or ‘helpful’ that $787 billion job stimulus package would be for our economic future.

Maybe he lied because the always helpful and never hurtful Barack Obama wanted the nation to accept as true that, thanks to that stimulus bill, there were jobs just ready and waiting to be handed out to hundreds of thousands of people in need of work, when in fact an economic grave was being readied, dug with the blade of shovel-ready false promises.

Whatever the reason, thanks to Barack’s honesty with Barbara Walters, Americans now know that every time the President speaks there’s a pretty good chance he’s lying.  Yet, it is comforting to also know he means well and that before he does prevaricate, he first weighs how ‘hurtful’ or ‘helpful’ it would be if he were to divulge his true agenda.

In the end, Obama’s 20/20 Christmas confession that he really is a lazy liar either validates people like Joe Wilson, who knew it all along, or is a devious attempt to appear candid and self-deprecating. Of all people, the President should know that lying to avoid being hurtful in a hollow attempt to be helpful accomplishes nothing. Nevertheless, just in time for the next election cycle the President’s dishonesty again brings to mind John McCain’s original still-unanswered question: “Who is the real Barack Obama?”

 

Turkeys and Godless Cornucopias

Civic-minded Barack Obama adhered to tradition and, as always, celebrated a godless Thanksgiving.  Nevertheless, the President’s public display of Thanksgiving-inspired community activism and concern for the needy, be they turkey or human, provided America with more than one insight into the thoughts, nature and religious leanings of President Obama.

Obama’s participation in Thanksgiving festivities began early in the week with a turkey pardoning.  Those in attendance at the gobble-fest were two turkeys, a President and a couple of telling statements.  The Rose Garden event even included comedic references. The always witty Obama said, “For the record, let me say that it feels pretty good to stop at least one shellacking this November.”  Barack’s self-deprecating allusion to Democrat congressional carnage and a left side of the aisle feather-plucking was met with nervous cackling.

Obama’s Meleagris gallopavo pardon took place fresh off a Barbara Walters interview where, when asked if he could beat Sarah Palin in 2012, Obama swore he doesn’t “think about Sarah Palin.” However, at the pardoning ceremony, caught up in turkey-dispensation self-importance, Obama must have forgotten his recent response to a Palin-for-President question.

Spared the chopping block, Apple and Cider were chosen from a 25-bird competition “that involved strutting their stuff before a panel of judges, with an eclectic mix of music playing in the background.”  The President defined choosing poultry-for-pardon as a “turkey version of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’” Are Americans supposed to believe that possible presidential contender Sarah Palin has yet to cross the mind of a President who apparently was one of millions tuning in to “Dancing with the Stars” to see her daughter Bristol Palin do the quick step?

In all fairness to the President, during his Thanksgiving/Weekly 770+ word address, Obama did thank the troops and even included a one-word reference to “God-given bounty.” Still, for the most part, Obama’s Thanksgiving message largely omitted God-directed gratitude and focused instead on the religion of communalism. Also included were Thanksgiving favorites such as:  Clean energy and education reform, job creation and deficit reduction, as well as an entreaty for bipartisan cooperation that, if Republicans agree to submit, could potentially transform Barry into an appreciative beneficiary.

Most of Barry’s Thanksgiving comments were tinged with Obama philosophy that stresses what he perceives to be the “distinctly American impulse to give something of ourselves,” which really means “You should all be doing more of what I think you should be doing.” Judging from the President’s social policy inclination, being viewed as the dispenser of alms to the less fortunate explains the President’s inclination to show appreciation to no one but himself.

Moreover, Barack’s notion of Thanksgiving is just another excuse to advocate community activism, while justifying the administration of philanthropy on behalf of a nation proven more than capable of altruistic behavior without prodding from the government.

Nevertheless, in keeping with the self-affirming tradition of dedicated cooperative living, this year that living embodiment of selfless charity, Barry, together with Michelle, swathed in a $500 Prova scarf, Grandma Marion, Malia, and Sasha, delivered to Martha’s Table two Butterballs® that tragically failed the turkey-strut competition.

Perhaps the most unsettling aspect of Obama’s annual Thanksgiving routine is his predictable exhibition of charitable works, complete with all the trimmings, but void of reference to God. For Americans expecting something more, it’s important to remember that public displays of beneficence are exercises humanists exploit to placate the conscience and to achieve non-religious gratification through external displays of good works and self-righteous concern.

Jesus encouraged His followers to avoid doing “acts of righteousness” before men, to be seen by them…So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets…But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you (Matthew 6:1-4).

For Barack Obama, nothing spells Thanksgiving like “Sharing the wealth,” especially if one can do the sharing under the admiring gaze of a fawning MSM and to the delight of paparazzo flash bulbs. Lindsey Buss, President and CEO of Martha’s Table, lauded the President and family for “Their example of service and the spotlight they bring to the challenge of hunger and nutrition, especially for children, is a tremendous asset for all of us working to find solutions to poverty.”

If Jesus’ words are to be taken literally, prior to partaking of a gastronomical White House Thanksgiving that didn’t “exactly match the first lady’s obesity message,” the Obama family were “honored by others” and, in turn, were recipients of a reward “in full” normally bestowed by God on the charitable who practice good works in secret.

Lest Obama forget, Thanksgiving is still a holiday where thanks should be exclusively given to the Provider of both life and provision by a God-dependent nation founded upon a Judeo-Christian foundation. This year the presidential cornucopia was overflowing with interview memory lapses, “Dancing with the Stars” references, turkey liberation, self-aggrandizing pumpkin pie distribution, disingenuous bipartisanship, and food pantry empathy that abounded with appreciation for Obama.  Nevertheless, amidst all the Thanksgiving bounty still missing from the President’s banquet was adequate reference to, or thankfulness toward, God.

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