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July 18, 2008
Barack's Disgraceful Global Phony-Ops
Barack Obama has never been President, but he plays one on TV. The TV newsies find this utterly world-shaking, which is why the three major networks are sending their prime-time anchors along with the President of the World, Senator Barack Obama. John McCain took four foreign trips in the past year, and nobody even noticed.
Obama's narcissism swells to global proportions even as the American voters are beginning to notice something very fishy about this rookie from Illinois. Barack's triumphal European victory lap, four months before the American election, doesn't pass the smell test either, and the premature Hosannas by the liberal newsies confirms what our noses are telling us.
This is a weird, weird, candidacy.
As the Times of London writes,
"... for all the adoring throngs that are likely to greet the Democratic contender and the eight foreign leaders he will meet, the trip is aimed at voters back home, where Mr Obama's youth and inexperience have raised significant doubts that he has the gravitas, grit and sure-footedness to be their next commander-in-chief.
"The 12,000-mile whirlwind tour, extraordinary for its timing midway through a general election campaign and the international media frenzy it is attracting, will take Mr Obama to Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Israel, the West Bank, Germany, France and Britain as he seeks to bolster his national security credentials - one of his greatest electoral liabilities."
And UK Times columnist Gerard Baker writes,
"You have to go back to the Beatles' first US tour to find a transatlantic trip freighted with the sort of pregnant excitement that attends the one Barack Obama is about to make next week."
But Charles Krauthammer hits the nail on the head with this headline:
"Obama's Ego Exceeds His Achievements. ..."Americans are beginning to notice Obama's elevated opinion of himself. There's nothing new about narcissism in politics. Every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president. Nonetheless, has there ever been a presidential nominee with a wider gap between his estimation of himself and the sum total of his lifetime achievements?"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."
I thought John Kerry was embarassing when he ran as a real Vietnam combat vet, based on his three months making home movies in the Mekong Delta. Nobel Peace Laureate Al Gore has been bringing the blush of shame to my cheeks, with his Prophet-of-Doom act, based on an obvious scientific fraud that is finally beginning to be called what it is.
But Barack Obama is going to make us all feel completely embarassed in front of any sensible people left in the world, as he rips off his fake Ronald Reagan act at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
This is disgusting. Obama looks like a pompous fool.
No, scratch that: Obama is a pompous fool.
James Lewis blogs at dangeroustimes.wordpress.com/