Friday, July 18, 2008

Obama's Greatest Admirer

The howler doesn't normally agree with Charles Krauthammer but when it comes to Obambi, the columnist has his number right down to every geared combination, permutation and counting.

In this morning's Washington Post, Krauthammer takes us down Memory Lane filled with example after example of Obama tooting his own horn. Hearkening back to Obama's nonexistent resume, Krauthammer writes: "[H]as there ever been a presidential nominee with a wider gap between his estimation of himself and the sum total of his lifetime achievements?"

Now granted, Krauthammer's homily about Obama's "audacity of vanity" after eagerly supporting the most egotistical, self-centered, self-absorbed impertinent president during the howler's lifetime puts her to mind of that fine scammer from the "The Music Man," Harold Hill. "[V]irtue spilling out of every pocket and innocence written all over him where sly graffiti should be." But even a poser can strike the right chord once in a while.

The guy has a point when he mentions that Obama has no major legislation, no historical "piece of scholarship," Nothing noteworthy; no record to run on. Nada. For the unenlightenened, that's Spanish for nothing.

It seems Obama's greatest accomplishment to date is his literary masterpiece -- a book about himself -- his favorite subject.

In his victory speech upon winning the nomination, Obama declared it a great turning point in history -- "generations from now we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment" -- when, among other wonders, "the rise of the oceans began to slow."
OH yes, Obama was once again in true form, assigning magical powers of Biblical proportion.

"Moses made the waters recede, but he had help,"' Krauthammer quotes from a London Daily Telegraph article. "[A]pparently [Obama] works alone."

[I]n the words of his own slogan, "we are the ones we've been waiting for," which, translating the royal "we," means: " I am the one we've been waiting for." Amazingly, he had a quasi-presidential seal with its own Latin inscription affixed to his lectern, until general ridicule -- it was pointed out that he was not yet president -- induced him to take it down.
The man doth think a little too much of himself. Phony presidential seal, what's next, papal robes and a crown?

Redeemer of our uninvolved, uninformed lives. Lord of the seas. And more. As he said on victory night, his rise marks the moment when "our planet began to heal."
In one lasting bit of irony, Krauthammer points out the latest cheeky precept from The Chosen One.

During the last few days on the campaign trail, Obama has been sneering at folks who can't French or Spanish because he thinks every American should be speaking French or Spanish or both -- and that especially goes for all those hillbillies in the backwoods who overwhelming voted for Hillary. Of course, the dumb sap can't speak either language. It's a case of 'do as I say...not as I do.' And for the record, the howler speaks Spanish, so she can talk.

This guy really sounds a little too close like another revivalist crackpot. After eight long painful years of Bush, do we really want to go through all that misery and bedlam again?

Strike up that marching band, Obamazoids. A new improved music man is coming to town to raise the dead, calm the storms, align the planets and on his way out sell you a little jive and jitterbug for all your troubles.

Update: Frank Jen of The Swamp chimes in with his thoughts:
To a large extent, Obama has arguably been forced to do the sorts of things Krauthammer finds so much fault with because of the senator from Illinois's relatively short resume in national politics.

Obviously, if he had the life experiences of a Dwight Eisenhower or a Lyndon Johnson, he could soft-pedal his accomplishments because they would speak for themselves.

One sharp commenter remarked, "That's the point: Obama has NO accomplishments of note. So we're supposed to take him at his word as he 'sings' his hollow words of self praise? No wonder he has no humor. His resume' reads like a joke..."

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