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Winning ‘Hearts and Minds’ with Obama and Geraldo

Heart-and-BrainOriginally posted at American Thinker

Recently, two well-known public figures made massively ludicrous comments, both of which laid bare the amazing inconsistency of how liberals think. The first of the two remarks issued forth from the mouth of President Obama, who, while on a visit to the Pentagon, shared deep thoughts about a battle the world is currently in the process of losing.

Here’s some of what Mr. Obama had to say:

Ultimately, in order … to defeat terrorist groups like ISIL and al Qaeda it’s going to also require us to discredit their ideology [and] the twisted thinking that draws vulnerable people into their ranks[.] … Ideologies are not defeated with guns; they’re defeated by better ideas [and] a more attractive and more compelling vision.

Obviously, misguided mega-narcissist Barack believes that with “heart and mind”-altering techniques, the threat from ISIS, whose goal is to bring to pass a 1,300-year-old apocalyptic prophecy, will ultimately be neutralized.

And trust me – no one is going to convince this dude otherwise.

One would think that if the president were working on a generational “hearts and minds” campaign, somewhere along the line he would have had his own “heart and mind” changed about at least one of his deeply held yet delusional left-wing beliefs. Instead, unbending Barack is notorious for digging in, doubling down, and being virtually immovable when it comes to having his “heart and mind” changed about the nonsensical philosophies he ardently clings to.

And while winning “hearts and minds” is important, Obama is concurrently engaged in conveying messages about the issues he, like ISIS, is religiously devoted to.

Case in point: within the body of his Pentagon speech, after discussing winning “hearts and minds,” Obama exhibited his usual dogged determination to placate Muslim-American sensibilities. So rather than laying out plans to conquer ISIS, the president made sure to insert a goodly amount of commentary wherein he alluded to right-wing extremism and placed Americans on a par with terrorists.

Then, proving again that Obama’s “twisted thinking” will never change, the president made mention of the shooting in Charleston.

By infusing a speech about “winning hearts and minds” with references to racism and xenophobia in America, and by insisting on sticking his finger into festering wounds rather than winning people over, the guy with the better ideas accomplished the opposite.

Nonetheless, a poised and self-assured Obama undoubtedly feels that he alone possesses the verbal skills necessary to morally convince ISIS that beheading infidels is “twisted thinking.” The problem is that the one doing the moralizing seems to have forgotten that he supports the slaughter of 4,000 unborn babies a day, and does so with the same religious fervor as ISIS hacking and burning their way through Syria and Iraq.

In other words, unless the plan is to replace one bad idea with another, how in God’s name is a “twisted thinker” like abortion advocate Obama, of all people, going to discredit a perverted line of thought that involves cutting out beating hearts and detaching heads?

Moreover, this is a president whose “more attractive and more compelling vision” includes a virtually open border that gives Muslim extremists easy access to massacre members of the community that he celebrated by lighting up the White House in rainbow colors in honor of gay pride.

And Barack Obama feels he’s qualified to pontificate to ISIS about better ideas?

Never mind the fact that the “heart and mind” of America’s Grand Progressive Philosopher shall not be moved when it comes to things such as “sharing the wealth,” climate change, and the “fundamental transformation” of America. Not to mention a multitude of lawless endeavors to institute undemocratic initiatives that include the ever-unpopular Obamacare, the forcible diversification of America’s suburban neighborhoods, and Obama’s ongoing attempts to hamstring the First and Second Amendments.

Moreover, what’s apparent here is that this president doesn’t grasp the concept that by his own rigid adherence to liberal ideology, he proves that changing “hearts and minds” is an approach bound to fail. After all, if a better idea were all that is needed to eradicate toxic belief systems, liberalism would already be long forgotten. But it’s not.

Speaking of the blight of liberal thought, there’s the other half of the dumb-and-dumber duo of liberal contradiction: Fox News senior correspondent Geraldo Rivera.

Typically, Geraldo Rivera can be found physically assuming a 90-degree angle in gale-force winds or donning riot gear while being lowered by helicopter to interview thugs who assault police officers with bricks.

In addition to being Fox’s man on the scene, Rivera is also notorious for offering the contrarian view to all things conservative. That’s what the senior correspondent did in the wake of Kathryn Steinle’s murder when Sean Hannity hosted the grieving parents of three victims also murdered by illegal immigrants.

After hearing that two died in drunk driving accidents and one was shot in the head while sitting at a stoplight, Geraldo, whose “heart and mind” position is just as dogmatic as Obama’s, persisted in defending illegal immigration.

World-class debater Geraldo argued that if we “put up a wall 100 miles high people like this murderer in San Francisco will get a 100 mile [and] one foot fence to climb it.” Geraldo asserted that determined Mexican criminals would always find a way to circumvent a border wall.

Wait! Doesn’t Geraldo also maintain that gun control would prevent determined criminals from gaining access to guns? Much like “heart and mind”-winner Barack Obama, Geraldo’s position on a border wall contradicts his argument about guns.

So, notwithstanding Geraldo’s self-negating points of view concerning guns and borders, without a wall to keep criminal cretins out, the determined will just continue to cross the border and, once on the American side, will continue to kill innocent people with illegal guns.

As for the obstinate occupier of the White House, when not busy stirring up trouble inside America, the winner of “hearts and minds” is determined to advance his doomed mission to deter ISIS from crucifying and beheading their way to world domination.

Another High-Priced President’s Day

Slide1It’s become pretty predictable.  With no concern for the cost to taxpayers, if it’s Christmas, the Obama family make their way toward Hawaii for an extended vacation – sometimes even on separate flights.

In June, July or early August, or maybe all three, Mrs. Obama indulges in annual vacations and pre-vacations, visiting places like Marbella, Spain or “fried fat cakes” South Africa.  If it’s not an election year, despite the occasional presence of fecal coliform bacteria in Tisbury Pond, the Obamas traditionally spend the end of August in Martha’s Vineyard, splashing around in the  (ahem) saltwater lagoon.

Then there’s a few trips to Chicago, long weekends in Maine, or BBQ in Asheville, North Carolina, and for Michelle there’s even an occasional New York City food and theater tour.

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‘Deadly Earnest’ Joe Campaigns for Mitt

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

The reason Joe Robinette Biden is sort of endearing is because whenever he tries too hard to relate to the little people, he always tells the unvarnished truth. One Biden supporter, described Joe Biden this way “He’s honest, he’s forthright and he says what’s on his mind.”  That’s for sure.

It was at a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina where Joe Biden warned voters that if elected, out-of-touch Mitt Richie Rich Romney would raise taxes on the middle class.  Biden’s reference to tax cuts for the rich drew jeers from the crowd, but in classic Joe Biden style, the Vice President told the hecklers to “stop all the malarkey.”

Then “deadly earnest” Joe explained how higher taxes would be devastating for the middle class after being “buried” for four years under Barack Obama’s economy.

The logic behind that astonishing statement goes something like this:  Obama has “buried” the middle class for four years. So, vote for Barack Obama a second time because being “buried” for eight years is a whole lot better than fixing the economy and putting America back to work.

Prior to making his main point, an animated Joe, pleading man-to-man, emphasized the seriousness of the situation when he said, “This is deadly earnest, man. This is deadly earnest.”

Capturing the attention of 1,000 supporters, Biden, who seems to love saying everything twice or more, asked: “How they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years – how in Lord’s name can they justify raising their taxes with these tax cuts?”

Even if it were true that Romney planned to raise taxes, which it is not, after being buried by Mount Vesuvius it’s highly unlikely the citizens of Pompeii would grumble about a tax hike.

Therefore, a better question for Joe to have had asked would have been:  “Hey man, the largest tax increase in history is about to knock out what’s left of the middle-class, why in ‘Lord’s name’ was I sent out here to criticize Mitt Romney?”

Kirsten Kukowski, spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, and Romney/Ryan campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg were quick to agree with Mr. Biden’s unabashed truthfulness.  Amanda said:

Vice President Biden made a stunning admission today and we couldn’t agree more: the middle class has been ‘buried’ under the last four years of this President’s policies. Under President Obama, the middle class has suffered from crushing unemployment, rising prices and falling incomes. They can’t afford to be ‘buried’ for four more years.

In response, a Biden spokesperson was immediately sent out to translate JoeSpeak into English.  The aide explained that what the Vice President was really trying to convey was that regular Americans suffered because of – you guessed it – President George W. Bush’s failed economic policies.

Yet, despite another in a long list of gaffes, there is one redeeming factor for Joe in all of this — a “queasy stomach.” Biden’s plane aborted an attempted landing in North Carolina and nausea may turn out to be the perfect excuse for Mr. Biden’s forthright rectitude.

In the end, what Gotta’ Love Him Joe apparently didn’t realize was that his “the middle class has been buried the last four years” comment provided priceless debate ammunition for Romney.  Therefore, if Obama chooses to relegate “deadly earnest” Biden to a long overdue timeout, maybe Republicans can convince Joe to spend that down time starring in an upcoming Romney/Ryan campaign ad.

Presidential Poor Choices – American Thinker – August 9, 2010

Originally posted at American Thinker Blog

Michelle having made what most would agree to be the wrong choice about where to be on her husband’s 49th birthday seems to be a family trait.  Maybe the First Lady was merely emulating a pattern Barack has repeatedly set forth as precedent:  Never be where you should be.  Exercise iconoclast attitudes and stun the world by doing the inappropriate

Take for instance the Spain-over-birthday attitude the President exhibited by observing a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House in lieu of attending Ground Zero ceremonies in New York City on September 11, 2009, choosing to send Joe Biden in his stead.

Didn’t Barack Obama also spend free time vacationing, golfing, going to baseball games and entertaining a Beatle instead of addressing the crisis of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico? A few days after the Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion, instead of meeting with BP executives, Obama chose to eat barbequewith Michelle in Ashville, NC

Obama campaigned for Senate Majority leader  Harry Reid in Las Vegas, not far from a southern border state under siege. The President, who flew to Copenhagen to pick up an unearned Nobel Peace Prize, chose to prosecute Arizona even before personally assessing the illegal war on the border Arizonans struggle against daily.

Suddenly Michelle’s ill-timed trip to Marbella pales in comparison.

Lest we forget the discomfiting reaction Americans had when Barry flew home to Chicago for much needed R&R on Memorial Day, deciding to forgo traditional Arlington Cemetery commemoration ceremonies.

How about Obama using Eyjafjallajokull as an excuse to irreverently go golfing instead of attending the funeral of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, who was tragically killed in a plane crash in Smolensk, Russia.

Barack Obama is more than able to make his way to the gym, the links and even a basketball court on Sunday mornings, but not once has the President availed himself of the opportunity to be a role model to America’s youth by attending church.  The reason?  The man who shuts down whole cities for dinner dates, fundraisers and vacations doesn’t want to disrupt a congregation.

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