that another one of Obama’s cronies is a criminal? First, he didn’t pay his taxes, and now the guy is forging documents:
Eric Holder, Rahm Emmanuel, and now this guy… But Obama is different, don’t you see..? More thoughts on The One, from an interview of Doug Casey:
L: If you did lambaste Obama, I’m sure you’d be criticized for speaking ill of the first black US president. But if you also get criticized for not calling him out, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t.
Doug: Yes, saying anything unkind about the first black US president is clearly proof of racism. [Laughs] That just shows how completely degraded political discourse in the US has become. Pundits don’t see people as people to be praised or criticized on the merits of their words and deeds, but as members of groups. A president, in this view, should not be judged on his ideas, policies, and actions, but on which groups he can be seen as part of.
It also helps to be totally vapid, so no one can find any dirt on you; I suspect that’s Santorum’s main virtue. And smarmy – like Mitt Romney and Rick Perry smiling at each other during the “debates” when they each really wanted rip the other guy’s lungs out. Anyway, they aren’t real debates, where ideas are discussed intelligently and explored fully. They’re just charades where the candidates try to remember good quips and funny one-liners that their handlers have written for them . . .
It’s interesting to observe that in spite of some of [Obama’s] rather extreme positions on some things, he doesn’t act aggressively, like his Republican competitors would do. He’s slick, with everything he says couched in reasonable-sounding language. He never comes across as a radical. Yet bad ideas seem to seep out of the White House like swamp gas in the night. They rarely change greatly from one moment to the next, but mutate slowly like a cancer, eventually building up a fog of deceit in reasonable-sounding, smarmy doublespeak, so that it’s hard for most people to know what’s right. That was the nice thing about Bush: he was outspoken, albeit in a stupid kind of way. He constantly stuck his foot in his mouth, so it was hard to take him seriously . . .
L: So, should we define Obama?
Doug: That’s hard to do. You know, it’s funny. When Trump was running, I criticized him. It’s hard for me to say anything good about Trump under any circumstances – but he at least had the brass to ask questions about Obama that other public figures wouldn’t touch, questions about who Obama really is and how he seemed to appear from nowhere. To my knowledge, no one has stepped forward to identify themselves as a school friend, or even a college friend of his. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but I have to say that as far as I know, none of these questions have been satisfactorily answered.
L: You don’t need to believe any conspiracy theories to notice that there’s something odd about the man. He seems like a big zero to me, not a big O. Even when he’s reading the speeches people write for him to pull on the population’s heartstrings, he comes across almost completely wooden. Sometimes I’m sure he’s pausing not where there are commas or periods, but where the lines wrap on his teleprompter. He has the personality of a frozen mackerel.
Doug: It’s interesting that you point that out – I’ve often wondered if the special interests behind him couldn’t come up with anyone better. I’m not saying he has to be another George Carlin or Dave Chappel, but it would be nice to see that someone is home. Obama is so flat, I can’t even be sure whether he’s intelligent or not, although I initially assumed he was very smart. With Baby Bush, it was clear that he actually lacked intelligence. With Obama carefully plodding through his teleprompted speeches, I actually can’t tell if he’s smart or not. He was president of the Harvard Law Review, which would seem to argue for intelligence, but that could have been finessed as well. And exactly who paid for all his schooling and related expenses? I honestly don’t know who we’re dealing with.