Is he for real? It isn’t enough that he is insisting upon the overthrow of Egypt’s leader, but oh-my-gosh, where does HE come off lecturing ANYONE about how they should “listen to their people” (Um, hello? Obamacare?), and what kinds of elections they should have.
Don’t take my word for it – here’s the man himself blathering on – AGAIN – about Egypt:
Oh, where to begin, where to begin? How about with Barack Obama getting everyone thrown off the ballot for his first run for the IL Senate in 1996, including his mentor, Alice Palmer, so he could run unopposed? You’ll love this bit from the Chicago Tribune about Obama’s first run:
Fresh from his work as a civil rights lawyer and head of a voter registration project that expanded access to the ballot box, Obama launched his first campaign for the Illinois Senate saying he wanted to empower disenfranchised citizens.
But in that initial bid for political office, Obama quickly mastered the bare-knuckle arts of Chicago electoral politics. His overwhelming legal onslaught signaled his impatience to gain office, even if that meant elbowing aside an elder stateswoman like Palmer.
A close examination of Obama’s first campaign clouds the image he has cultivated throughout his political career: The man now running for president on a message of giving a voice to the voiceless first entered public office not by leveling the playing field, but by clearing it.
“Why say you’re for a new tomorrow, then do old-style Chicago politics to remove legitimate candidates?” Askia said. “He talks about honor and democracy, but what honor is there in getting rid of every other candidate so you can run scot-free? Why not let the people decide?” [snip] (Click here to read the rest.)
“Honor” is not exactly a word I would associate with Barack Obama, like, ever.
How about this – fast forward to 2008 and the Primaries – for “fair and free” elections, Mr. President:
Just for starters, there, Obama. You are the last person on the face of the planet who should be lecturing ANYONE on elections. There are so, so many more examples of the ways in which Obama, his campaign, and the DNC subverted a “free and fair election” in the Primaries, and in the Election (New Black Panthers, anyone?).
You know I could go on about this, and list example after example, but I would rather you take this one. Feel free to share your favorite example of how Obama has subverted the process, or how he is inserting himself in the overthrow of one of our allies, or forcing his policies down our throats no matter what we say. Have at it!
Or anything else that is on your mind. Consider this an Open Thread.