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LGBT Pride ‘Children as Props Day’ at the White House

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Just like annual Iftar* dinners for Muslims and $4-million vacations in Martha’s Vineyard for Michelle, each year, in an attempt “to reflect upon the progress [LGBTs have] made and recommit to the work that lies ahead,” Barack Obama makes it a priority to host a White House gala for the gay community.

This year, as the President gears up to tear down the institution of marriage, just as he’s also about the business of doing the same to the First, Second, and Fourth Amendment, the ploy is to shamelessly pretend that he’s doing it on behalf of innocent victims like Zea and Luna Weiss-Wynne.

Zea and Luna are two adorable little girls who are the daughters of Lara Weiss and Nora Wynne, two lesbian marriage equality activists, and a sperm donor friend.  Zea and Luna of Humboldt, California are the latest additions to the Barack Obama ‘Cute Children Props’ collection because the cutie pies are the ones who introduced the President at this year’s LGBT Pride celebration at the White House on June 13th.

That’s right – while the nation is embroiled in scandals that threaten every American’s liberty and while the drums of war thump away in Syria, Barack Obama took an afternoon to fête alternative lifestyles on the taxpayers’ dime flanked by Joe Biden and surrounded by a room full of gay lesbians, gay gays, gay bisexuals and really gay transgenders.

Wait! Was Chief Supreme Court Justice John Roberts also on the guest roster?  Not because he’s LGBT, but because with his historical influence over the Obamacare debate, having Roberts mingle with the crowd and dip into the hors d’oeuvres would have certainly lent an air of twisted Constitutional optimism to the same-sex marriage argument.

John Roberts or no John Roberts, the president clearly thought it would be fitting to commemorate atypical sexual preferences by having two eight-year-old girls, whose parents are both women, introduce his comments.

Which White House staffer was assigned the job of explaining to the cherubs why the tall lady in the glittery pink hot pants has a huge Adam’s apple and a man’s voice was not made public.

Way back in January when Obama signed 23 executive orders on gun control, he had four guests about Zea and Luna’s age at the ceremony, all of whom were supposedly chosen based on the heartfelt letters they wrote to him about how they wanted him to implement tighter gun controls.  It was a real tearjerker.

At the time, the president’s goal was to make weakening the Second Amendment more palatable to the American public by having children in attendance while he dramatically maintained that “[o]ur first task as a society… [is to] …keep children safe.”

Now, to undermine the traditional meaning of marriage, the president decided that Zea and Luna Weiss-Wynne, as well as seven other authors of inspiring letters about gay issues, would guilt America into agreeing with the gay lobby ‘for the sake of the children.’

The hope is that America will believe the lil’ darlins’ were uncoached when they begged in writing for Obama to assist their activist mothers in their starry-eyed quest to officially become Mrs. and Mrs. Weiss-Wynne, or vice versa

In other words, if you didn’t agree with Obama on gun control, you wanted to see children shot and killed. And if you don’t agree with Obama on the same sex marriage issue, you’re a hardhearted beast who wants to deprive children like Zea and Luna the simple joy of being part of a legitimate loving family.

Nonetheless, subjecting children to an afternoon where sexual preference is the crux of the discussion is not even the most disturbing part of the Pride Month get-together at the White House.

Why? Because suddenly Barack ‘LGBT’ Obama has time to chit-chat around the buffet table with a gaggle of gays, that’s why.

Isn’t he the guy who hasn’t had time to comment on more pressing issues like where he was on the night Ambassador Christopher Stevens was being sodomized and murdered in Libya?  Shouldn’t the gay lobby be pressing him for an answer to that question?

Or why, after mocking and castigating President GW Bush for counterterrorism surveillance, is the president suddenly accelerating the process of ‘fundamentally transforming’ the United States of America into Oceania?

And what exactly were he and Doug Shulman discussing those other 149 times when they weren’t busy rolling Easter eggs?

Meanwhile, as America careens headlong into a vortex of adversity, it’s clear that the LGBT community’s ‘best man’ is Barack Obama.

And Best Man Barack’s top priority is to promote Zea and Luna as two little girls who just want to don hair ribbons, dress up like flower girls, and walk their two mommies down the aisle into a future of LGBT legally-wedded bliss.

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*a meal eaten by Muslims to break their fast after sunset every day during Ramadan

The Wishful Thinking Election of 2008 – American Thinker – March 27, 2010

Originally posted at American Thinker

Looking back on a full year of having Barack Obama as president of the United States, Flannery O’Conner’s cautionary words come to mind: “To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness.”

The Journal of Economic Psychology published an article in 2003 entitled, Blessed are those who expect nothing: Lowering expectations as a way of avoiding disappointment.  The abstract outlined how “people can try to avoid disappointment: namely, by lowering their expectations about obtaining a desired but uncertain outcome.”

The article points out, “Disappointment is experienced when the chosen option turns out to be worse than expected.” And so it is with Barack Obama, a man who came to office with hope so high that in the words of columnist Bill Sammon, “…no mere mortal could possibly live up to the expectations…Obama expectations [were] so high that I don’t think he has anywhere to go but down.”

And down he’s gone, faster than any president in US history.

It is no surprise that Obama is failing to meet America’s lofty expectations.  Gallup found that, “Americans’ ratings of the job President Barack Obama is doing in three key areas are much less positive than their expectations were for him shortly after he took office.”

High expectations, based on supercilious rhetoric issued from an individual lacking accomplishment to back up promises, are a sure fire formula for future disillusionment.  It stands to reason, “Disappointment stems from disconfirmed expectancies.” Disconfirmed expectancy is a psychological term for failed prophecy, the sense of disappointment one experiences after strong belief is refuted by logic and reason. Sort of like realizing Barack Obama is not the messiah and health care reform is not the hope and change Americans anticipated.

Obama’s presidency was supposed to be a moment in time when, “the rise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal.”  Barack Obama personally cultivated and contributed to unreasonably high expectations by courting over-romantic Americans who chose to overlook his lack of experience and radical past.  Dreamers allowed themselves to be willingly swept up in a historic moment so sentimental that it obscured the ability to rationally acknowledge reality.

Wishful thinkers are people who interpret “facts, reports, events and perceptions, etc. according to what one would like to be the case rather than according to actual evidence.” By believing pure, unadulterated nonsense, America proved to be a nation that could be bamboozled by illusory oratory and persuaded by gossamer promises.

Barack Obama’s triumphant election could only be the direct result of communal reinforcement fostered by millions and millions of beguiled enthusiasts.  With only 143 days of actual work experience in the US Senate on Obama’s resume, 52% of the popular vote indicated America strongly believed an inexperienced ideologue could “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” At the time, few outside the conservative blogosphere bothered to vet the campaign slogans long enough to ask, “Fundamentally transform us into what?”

Eloquent self-promoter Obama utilized rousing speeches to cult-like supporters, in tandem with a fawning media repetitively stressing the dawning of a new age.  An unproven, untested Obama shamelessly allowed Newsweek to portray him as the political reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln with the words,

“It is the season to compare Barack Obama to Abraham Lincoln. Two thin men from rude beginnings, relatively new to Washington but wise to the world, bring the nation together to face a crisis.”

Obama pumped up expectations and did so while unabashedly exempting himself from his own injunction:  “… we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned.” Rather than being wary of a novel self-promoter, voters were ferried along on a wave of enthusiasm placing high expectations on an individual with no history, empirical or otherwise, of having the capability to run anything, let alone the most powerful nation in the world.

Americans who insist on checking credentials before hiring a house painter threw caution to the wind and believed an untried political neophyte could handle two wars, a lagging economy, unemployment and the threat of international terrorism. Buoyed from Chicago to the White House, after the election, left-wing politicians like House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md) spoke on behalf of a hopeful nation saying, “Obviously, expectations are high. Recent polls have shown that Americans do, in fact, believe that president-elect Obama can be successful in meeting the challenges.”

The result? Sappy sentimentality has left the country with an ineffectual, ill-equipped leader whose failure is manifest in plummeting poll numbers.  In turn, a disillusioned electorate is slowly rousing from a schoolgirl crush to the realization that the boy of their dreams is an immature political bully.

“After more than a year in office, a slim majority of Americans say President Obama is doing a good job on the environment, and less than half say so about his handling of the economy and energy -marking declines from the large majorities of Americans who a year ago predicted he would do a good job.”

Just last year “72 percent of American thought the nation would be better off in four years than it is now.” Not only that, but 62% of Americans expected Obama to be an “outstanding and above-average president.” If I may be so bold, “better off,” “outstanding,” and “above average” based specifically on what qualifications?

America is presently in the process of learning a hard lesson that perceptions and expectations are not gauges for success.  As indicated, wishful thinking accomplishes nothing. Like a pauper with a wrinkled dollar bill, America had lofty expectations that a “Dollar and a Dream” could make a millionaire -only to be left with neither the dollar, nor the dream.

If, as the article in the Journal of Economic Psychology claims, “disappointment is a psychological reaction to an outcome that does not match up against prior expectations,” maybe instead of avoiding disappointment, America should choose a proven leader next time around to entrust with the generous gift of the high expectations.

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