First it was the Man From Hope, now it's the Man With Hope.
Is Barack Obama the Messiah, and if he is, could he lie about it? I mean, he hasn't said, but has anyone put the question to him directly?
Personally I think there's a big hint right there in his name. He may not be the Second Coming, but I believe his initials give him away – BHO – he's the true Browser Helper Object!?!
That's right, he's just that significant.
On Monday, the big story was that Obama "plagiarized" part of a speech previously given by Massachusetts Governor What's His Name, which is probably why What's couldn't be more pleased with the publicity.
Obama admitted he'd borrowed from his friend, so are the Dems pinning their hopes on the wrong black guy? Obama's soaring rhetoric…soared before.
Today is about determining whether or not it means anything – it does. It begs the question: what kind of a sorry state are the Democrats in that they think someone like Barack Obama can fix it? Not having any ideas of his own, he now has to spout rousing lines from others verbatim?
This is not plagiarism, but the fact that Obama wanted people to believe they were his words, that's the problem. This pure beacon of hope now ain't so pure. One wonders if all this is what Michelle Obama had in mind when she said, "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country?"
Ask not whether you can be proud of your country, ask whether your country can be proud of you, ma belle.
And what about the newest group of Obama supporters- the Swooning Sistas?. My friend, Dox, likens it to a Beatles concert, and James Taranto detailed the episodes: in a segment titled:
We Shall Be Overcome
(Credit James Vicevich):
Montecito, Calif., Sept. 8, 2007. "A woman… appeared to faint as Obama spoke… The candidate paused and asked the crowd to make way for firefighters. One supporter shouted, 'You're a good man,' leaving Obama momentarily at a loss for words. 'Well, I'm not the only one stopping to help her,' he said."
Madison, Wis., Oct. 22, 2007. "'Before the senator arrived, students were tossing around an inflatable cow… Three people fainted in the midst of all the enthusiasm." (This isn't about Obama, it's the Mohammed Effect – even plastic cows are sacred)
Hanover, N.H., Jan. 8, 2008. "Obama's…rally came to a sudden stop when a young woman in the Dartmouth College gym fainted. At first Obama half-narrated the episode, saying soothing things like, 'She's OK,' 'She's talking.' But the longer she lay on the floor, the quieter Obama got, standing on the podium, arms folded, looking worried as the medical crew worked." (there's) video showing Obama handing a bottle of water to the Dartmouth damsel in distress.
Hartford, Conn., Feb. 4, 2008. "when a woman appeared to faint… Obama paused his speech… directed the crowd to make way for an EMT team and tossed a bottle of water from the stage.".
Seattle, Feb. 8, 2008. "Obama tossing a bottle of water to a woman about to faint received big cheers. Obama told the crowd to part…. and called for help, a young girl in the crowd shouted out, 'What a man!"
This proves once again, California's a trend starter .
Taranto: "A cynic might wonder if the whole thing isn't staged, given how often it happens and how well-honed and self-serving Obama's standard response seems to be. But if it's spontaneous, that's in a way even more unsettling… Obama has a talent for eliciting intense emotion–an ability that can be dangerous in a politician. What more does he have to offer? That's a hard question to answer, and it makes the prospect of an Obama presidency quite worrisome."
Are any fainters now, or have they ever been, a member of the male gender? . What does that say? And unlike a Beatles concert populated by teenagers, these are adult women – chronologically speaking. If you think there's little difference, trying telling an eighteen-year-old to her face that she's got the maturity of 16.
These are Vagina Monologuers with the vapors…
So may I make a suggestion? Women, slap your swooning sisters!
The criticism of liberals is that they are all symbolism and no substance, and Obama and his supporters are Exhibit A. They're passin' out the Kool-Aid in Nebuchadnezzars!
Not only does Obama say nothing, but women and Lenny are ecstatic about it!
Ona Abderholden Keller writing in a New York post column:
"Young Americans are attracted to two words this election cycle – hope and change. No presidential candidate has emphasized these words more than Senator Barack Obama."
As John Kennedy put it, I'd like to say this about that: based on her name alone, that woman is fiercely determined to remain single! Anybody want to speculate about her calves?
But seriously, apparently any change will do.
Ona went on to say…
"I am a feminist….. I looked at the leadership style, policy positions and experience of both Obama and Clinton with equal scrutiny."
(I'll pause till you stop laughing)
"I ultimately settled on Obama because I believed he was the more progressive candidate and his positions on important issues were closer to my way of thinking."
She also said things like:
"I also chose Obama because his politics are the politics of a new generation."
"Obama is from a newer generation of politicians."
OK, I"m no longer asking, I now demand, WOMEN, SLAP YOUR SISTERS!.
Just when you think America can't get any sicker, a silver-tongued black guy (got that picture?) becomes the living embodiment of Tommy….
Now if he says, "I'm a sensation," that's plagiarism!
Barry can you hear me?
Can you feel me near you?