Watching Barack Obamaâ€™s first State of the Union address was like attending an anti-smoking seminar led by a spokesperson that takes intermittent smoke breaks. Obama chided, corrected and set out moral commandsâ€”none of which the President adheres to himself.
If followed in logical succession, the contradictions embodied in the State of Union were nothing less than stunning.Â Obama treated America to seventy-one minutes of lies, half-truths, poor policy proposals and revisionist history, all things the nation has come to expect from our historic president. Â Even more astonishing then the job bill, student loan and â€œDonâ€™t Ask Donâ€™t Tellâ€ propositions was the Presidentâ€™s incongruous statements addressing political etiquette.
Woven throughout his misleading and deluded statements Obama graduated to unprecedented heights of insincerity.Â Â For all intents and purposes, Obama set about collecting Newports and Virginia Slims in the chamber and then left the emergency exit open where those who hesitantly relinquished cigarettes witnessed Barry toking filterless Camels.
Take for instance the absurdity of Obama calling on George W. Bush to assist the Haiti Relief Fund. In the Rose Garden and in a show of solidarity Obama portrayed a united front with his predecessor. Â Yet, at the State of the Union, Obama lit up under the No Smoking sign and dragged out oleâ€™ Georgie to serve as fall guy for year of presidential inadequacy.
In one breath, Obama appointed Bush half a presidential team to oversee Haiti relief. In the next breath, Barack depicted Bush as an inept â€œtorturerâ€ devoid of values, solely responsible for â€œâ€¦ two wars, an economy rocked by a severe recession, a financial system on the verge of collapse and a government deeply in debt.â€
America should be reminded that Reverend Jeremiah Wright, an anti-Semite, racist preacher of the â€œGospelâ€ mentored Barack Obama. Barry spent twenty years at Oxymoronic University sitting under the tutelage of Right Reverend Wrong. Â In the State of the Union homily Reverend Obama lectured on â€œpeace and harmony,â€ then undermined the concepts in classic Trinity United Church of Christ-style.
Obama took repeated swats at Bush, the Senate, the Supreme Court and even members of Congress and then segwayed directly into chiding those who received presidential reproofs on how politicians should treat one and other.Â Sorry, but one remark juxtaposed against the other reveals Obamaâ€™s state of mind borders on psychotic. Doesnâ€™t Obama know that when teaching smoking cessation, you need to remove the nicotine patch before going out back to sneak in a couple of butts?Â Overdosing on carcinogens has been proven to affect clear thinking.
For a decision upholding 1st amendment rights, the supposed Constitutional scholar openly chastised Supreme Court judges like unruly kindergarteners. Immediately following, the President steered the conversation toward righteous moralization. Barack subjected ensnared judges to â€œwinnerâ€ statements like,Â â€œWe canâ€™t wage a perpetual campaign where the only goal is to see who can get the most embarrassing headlines about the other side â€“ a belief that if you lose, I win.â€
â€œIn the double bind there are two conflicting levels of communication and an injunction against commenting on the conflict.â€ Obamaâ€™s erratic statements are on par with a parent sending conflicting messages to schizophrenic offspring.
At the State of the Union, Obama repeatedly dragged out a bloody G.W. from behind the podium depicting Bush as irresponsible, thoughtless and negligent.Â Obama strongly suggested Americaâ€™s financial battle had its genesis in Bushâ€™s, â€œrecklessness that nearly brought down our entire economy.â€ Then, Obama followed up his critical statements with petitions for political unity,
Washington may think that saying anything about the other side, no matter how false, no matter how malicious, is just part of the game.Â But itâ€™s precisely such politics that has stopped either party from helping the American people.Â Worse yet, itâ€™s sowing further division among our citizens, further distrust in our government.
In the address Barack Obama also hinted at Bushâ€™s indecency and weakness saying, â€œIn this new decade, itâ€™s time the American people get a government that matches their decency; that embodies their strength.â€ Obama implied Bushâ€™s administration was both secretive and unaccountable saying, â€œâ€¦when we took that program [financial rescue program] over we made it more transparent and more accountable.â€ Can anyone say C-Span?
After mortifying Bush, and less than twenty-minutes later, Obama vowed to â€œstart anew, to carry the dream forward, and to strengthen our union once more.â€
Obama did not leave out of the tirade self-rewarding CEOâ€™s, or bankers risking Americaâ€™s future for what the pious president defines as â€œselfish gain.â€Â The president included lobbyists â€œgaming the systemâ€ and politicians, other than himself, who â€œtear each other down instead of lifting this country up.â€
The â€œworking to change the tone of politicsâ€ President shared that â€œJust saying no to everything may be good short-term politics, but itâ€™s not leadership.Â We were sent here to serve our citizens, not our ambitions.â€ [Ahem]. After rebuking the crowd, Obama urged the same lousy, self-serving, ruthless politicians to work with him to â€œshow the American people that we can do it together.â€
Obama spoke to â€œsmokersâ€ at the seminar and then borrowed a lighter, excusing himself from kicking a habit he refuses to shake. The truest statement Obama made, while fostering a State of Disunion was, â€œI donâ€™t quit!â€Â Â America is choking because every time Obama speaks a duplicitous scolding follows, then the President inhales deeply and blows second-hand smoke straight into the nationsâ€™s face.
The sanctimonious spreader of â€œquit-it,â€ refuses to do what he demands from everyone else. Hey Barry, â€œNo wonder thereâ€™s so much cynicism out there. No wonder thereâ€™s so much disappointment.â€