Joe Biden gave a speech the other day and came a bit unhinged, shouting that:
They [meaning the Republicans, Tea Party folks and Mitt Romney] don’t get us! They don’t get who we are!
But Joe – we do “get” you, we know exactly who you are…and that’s your problem with us.
You rant about the 1% yet like new French President, Francois Hollande, you own mansions. You demand more taxes, yet don’t pay yours – owing $3.4 billion in taxes. You say we can’t cut government spending, yet waste taxpayer money on trips to Vegas for government bureaucrats and flying the Secretary of Defense home to California each weekend on the taxpayer’s dime. You tell us to tighten our belts, to sacrifice, and then fund frequent and lavish vacations for you and the First Lady. You tell us that you are laser focused on the economy and spend two years on legislation destroying it. You claim we can keep our insurance if we like it while knowing that the legislation prevents us from doing just that. You say you are working hard “for the American people” and then go on 97 golf outings.
Yes, we “get” you. More people are “getting” you every day.
You, Mr. Vice President, are a fakir, and our President and your Democrat Party are all modern versions of a traveling carnival that is run by other fakirs to prey on small-town rubes.
The Obama author’s bio that states he was born in Kenya is rocketing around the conservosphere. I personally don’t think that it proves that he was born in Kenya and in fact, has been dismissed as a “fact checking error” by the person who wrote the original – but Obama had to have known and for 16 years, it stood uncorrected. This really is small potatoes unless you are still in the “birther” camp but I do think that it raises several issues that are very disturbing to me and really should be should be to you, too.
First – what is it that these people, all in the news within the past election cycle, have in common?
- Richard Blumenthal
- John Edwards
- Elizabeth Warren
- Barack H. Obama
That they all are liars is, of course, one thing – but that isn’t the only thing.
- Dick Blumenthal won election to the Senate from Connecticut even after being exposed as blatantly lying about his military career.
- John Edwards created the persona of a “son of a mill worker” and a devoted husband when he was actually a filthy rich trial lawyer and was cheating on his cancer stricken wife with his baby mama, Rielle Hunter.
- Elizabeth Warren, aka Fauxcohantas, is the $500,000 a year Harvard professor, self-identified “mother of the OWS movement” and the Democrat US Senate candidate from Massachusetts who pretended to be part Cherokee to gain advantage in her career.
- In the 1990’s, Obama created a false identity to make himself seem more interesting and marketable and during his political career he created another persona in order to fool enough people to get elected.
Dr. Melissa Clouthier writes something that I wish I had:
Imagine you’re a hippie kid. Your dad is some Kenyan big wig. Your mom is a self-important sociologist doing such important work that you, Barack Obama, must be left home with grandma and grandpa.
You are boring.
You are a mixed race kid on Hawaii in the sixties which is not a big deal because everyone has Hawaiian blood and has mocha skin. You are relatively wealthy and end up at a prep school with other wealthy kids.
You have to justify your existence.
No mom. No dad. Rather provincial, if privileged, Hawaiian life, but lots of questions from peers.
What do you do?…
You create a whole tapestry of falsehoods about yourself — not only does it make you feel better about being abandoned, it gives you credibility with those who judge not on the content of your character but the color of your skin, the exotic nature of your past, the superficialities of diversity.
Hippie lefties, it turns out, are kinda biased against people with conventional upper middle class American backgrounds.
Barack Obama wasn’t born in Kenya.
Barack Obama didn’t have some tortured, hard-scrabble youth.
Barack Obama was a materially indulged, emotionally deprived typical American child of divorce.
It’s his conventionality that embarrasses him.
And that’s why he lied.
Dr. Clouthier’s piece is well worth your time – please go read all of it.
All of the above folks being Democrats is another commonality – but the characteristic that they share that is perhaps the most disturbing is that they all have created alternate versions of themselves in order to “sell” themselves to the public at large. Why? Is it because their “real” selves couldn’t get elected? Is that why they have to fool the electorate to gain power?
Let me ask you this: if someone has to create a façade to get you to believe in them are you voting for the real person or the façade? How will the person behave after you have put them in power over you and given your trust to them, will they behave like the façade or the person they are?
One thing that I have learned over these many years in managing people is this: we are who we are. By that, I mean that behavior is behavior and it is almost impossible to change that behavior. It takes a lot of energy to modify who we are at our core and even more to sustain that change. Radical behavioral changes are almost never sustainable and in moments of stress, crisis or challenge, we tend to revert to our core.
We are who we are and they are who they are.
That’s why having a fair, impartial, robust and inquisitive press is critical to democracy – but with the exception of Fox News and sadly, the National Enquirer, we now have only advocacy journalism. These “news” organizations are totally uninterested in anything that doesn’t advance their chosen narrative.
In the prologue to the second of his autobiographies, “The Audacity of Hope,” he said:
“I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.”
And yet he was still elected…because he was shielded from inquiry by a willing and compliant press.
This Kenya thing should drive the final nail in the coffin of media bias…This is complicity at the highest level. As Ace at AOSHQ reports, the bio was not corrected until 2007. Curiously, Obama also announced his run for the presidency in February of 2007. He gave a keynote speech at the Democrat convention in 2004, so it isn’t like this wasn’t out there to be found. They seem not to have trouble finding trumped up issues with Mitt Romney’s high school pranks from 1965, so this one should have been a “gimme”.
But it wasn’t.
It didn’t fit the chosen narrative.
Perhaps this illustrates another, more chilling prospect, that the media did know about this and decided that it was something that the public just didn’t need to know…for any reason. That is what is done in totalitarian states.
It is an issue now because the media themselves made it an issue by not reporting on it several years ago and giving Obama the chance to respond to it. Now it just looks like they were covering for him whether they were or not.
Obama became the political equivalent of Kim Kardashian – it didn’t matter who he had performed oral sex on to achieve his notoriety and position, he was hip, black (or at least half of him was), pretty and his story would sell…and they made sure that it did.
If there is any justice in the world, the advertising revenues of the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, NPR, ABC, CBS, NBC and all their cable incarnations should immediately drop by half.