'Who Does he think he is?'

Rick Moran
Charles Krauthammer has an excellent column on Barack Obama today in which he exposes the candidate's extraordinary narcissism.

It's a given that Obama has no record of achievement that would qualify him for the presidency. Then why does he want to appear at the Brandenberg Gate and stand in the same spot as Reagan and Kennedy who had actaully earned their appearances there?

The reason is Obama is full of himself.

Obama is a three-year senator without a single important legislative achievement to his name, a former Illinois state senator who voted "present" nearly 130 times. As president of the Harvard Law Review, as law professor and as legislator, has he ever produced a single notable piece of scholarship? Written a single memorable article? His most memorable work is a biography of his favorite subject: himself.

It is a subject upon which he can dilate effortlessly. In his victory speech upon winning the nomination, Obama declared it a great turning point in history -- "generations from now we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment" -- when, among other wonders, "the rise of the oceans began to slow." As Hudson Institute economist Irwin Stelzer noted in his London Daily Telegraph column, "Moses made the waters recede, but he had help." Obama apparently works alone.

Obama may think he's King Canute, but the good king ordered the tides to halt precisely to refute sycophantic aides who suggested that he had such power. Obama has no such modesty.

Krauthammer asks the ultimate question: "For the first few months of the campaign, the question about Obama was: Who is he? The question now is: Who does he think he is?"

He is our redeemer. And as Krauthammer concludes this royal take down of Obama, he points out that when Obama said that his nomination signalled that it was the "moment our planet began to heal, "Jesus practiced his healing just on the sick. Obama operates on a larger canvas."

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky
Charles Krauthammer has an excellent column on Barack Obama today in which he exposes the candidate's extraordinary narcissism.

It's a given that Obama has no record of achievement that would qualify him for the presidency. Then why does he want to appear at the Brandenberg Gate and stand in the same spot as Reagan and Kennedy who had actaully earned their appearances there?

The reason is Obama is full of himself.

Obama is a three-year senator without a single important legislative achievement to his name, a former Illinois state senator who voted "present" nearly 130 times. As president of the Harvard Law Review, as law professor and as legislator, has he ever produced a single notable piece of scholarship? Written a single memorable article? His most memorable work is a biography of his favorite subject: himself.

It is a subject upon which he can dilate effortlessly. In his victory speech upon winning the nomination, Obama declared it a great turning point in history -- "generations from now we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment" -- when, among other wonders, "the rise of the oceans began to slow." As Hudson Institute economist Irwin Stelzer noted in his London Daily Telegraph column, "Moses made the waters recede, but he had help." Obama apparently works alone.

Obama may think he's King Canute, but the good king ordered the tides to halt precisely to refute sycophantic aides who suggested that he had such power. Obama has no such modesty.

Krauthammer asks the ultimate question: "For the first few months of the campaign, the question about Obama was: Who is he? The question now is: Who does he think he is?"

He is our redeemer. And as Krauthammer concludes this royal take down of Obama, he points out that when Obama said that his nomination signalled that it was the "moment our planet began to heal, "Jesus practiced his healing just on the sick. Obama operates on a larger canvas."

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky