Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Obama's Unique Appeasement Style

by Caroline Glick - May 20th, 2008 - Real Clear Politics

As the New York Times noted in an article Sunday about Obama's career as an autobiographer, "In the introduction [of Dreams from my Father], Mr. Obama acknowledged his use of pseudonyms, composite characters, approximated dialogue and events out of chronological order."

That is, the man who is supposedly uniquely qualified to appease, adopted an attitude of indignation at Bush's condemnation of those who seek to cut deals with evil men, is also rather cavalier about facts. Justifying Obama's fast and loose treatment of the truth about his past, his editor Deborah Baker explained that Obama's attitude was more important than the facts or, in her words, "The fact is, it all had a sort of larger truth going on that you couldn't make up."

Like his life story, Obama's policies are not based on facts, but on his attitude. And his attitude, like [H.L.]Mencken's in the 1930s, is based on a naïve and arrogant belief that the worst thing that can happen is to have someone who talks about evil in the White House.

Peter Osnos, Obama's former publisher told the Times that Obama's meteoric rise to the pinnacle of politics is due in large part to his gift as a storyteller. In his words, "It's almost all based on these two books, two books not based on a job of prodigious research or risking one's life as a reporter in Iraq. He has written about himself. Being able to take your own life story and turn it into this incredibly lucrative franchise, it's a stunning fact."

Indeed, it is stunning. And frightening. It says that in a world in which evil men are combining and preparing for war and genocide, good men are preparing for pleasant chitchat with their foes because they have come to prefer attitude to substance. It is a world in which indignation can be summoned as readily (and perhaps more easily) for partisan political attacks as for delusional dictators‚ open preparation for genocide. And it is a world in which it is more important to discuss "healing" emotional wounds than devising policies capable of coping with an ever-more-dangerous international coalition of murderers.

This is a brilliant analysis of Barack Obama's attitude about life.

If anyone needs an explanation of why the marxist-pacifist Barack Obama is a threat to our nation, this is it. You cannot forget his repeated comments which prove he does not have a clue what it means to be an American (and mostly verifying Obama grew up in Indonesia). What American would have said, "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen." What? Or his earlier comments about how Americans are bitter and cling to their faith and guns because of this bitterness.

When 50% of the poor in our nation own their homes, 75% own their cars, and 95% own color TVs and microwaves, who is going to say to the American people, you have to give up your lifestyle and care about the poor of the world? Is Obama talking to our poor? Are they going to have to join the rest of the world's poor and really face tough times? Or does Obama really think America is so rich it can give all the worlds billions a middle class lifestyle?

Obama, and his whiny millionaire wife, do not have a clue what life is about. They hit the lottery with his two books and they think everyone should live like they do. These two have the audacity to make millions and then complain about the rich. They whine about how hard they have it?

Attitude does not substitute for reality. Barack Obama is delusional.


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