Sunday, May 3, 2009

Smiling Faces

Actress Fran Drescher said this about the President during an interview with Hannity, “Let me just say this. I think that he is one of the first presidents in a long time that seems very committed to helping the American people.”

That Obama, he's one heck of a nice guy and altruistic to boot. And if you are ever unsure what to make of a politician, I say turn to an expert-a celebrity. Celebrities have long been to go guys when it comes to political opinion. Check out this from American humorist Will Rogers:

In 1926 the American humorist Will Rogers visited Italy and interviewed Mussolini. He told the New York Times that Mussolini was “some Wop.” “I’m pretty high on that bird.”

Yes, well.

President Obama is like a glass of wine in the bath tub. The lights are dimmed, the music is soft. All the problems of the day melt away. Then the paramedics pull your naked, shrivelled ass out of the tub and the coroner pronounces you dead. Your friends and family are left to moan that "they never saw it coming" and that "it happened so fast."

Well, maybe he's not so nice.

In "Obama Looks Moderate, Acts Radical" Mark Steyn gives us this:

"Obama The Sober Centrist
Had a very thoughtful mien
And if you ever saw it
You would say it's peachy keen …"
And it is. But underneath the thoughtful look is a transformative domestic agenda that represents a huge annexation of American life by an ever more intrusive federal government. One cannot but admire the singleminded ruthlessness with which Obama is getting on with it, even as he hones his contemplative unhurried moderate routine on prime time news conferences. On foreign affairs, the shtick is less effective, but mainly because he's not so engaged by the issues: He's got big plans for health care, and federalized education, and an eco-friendly government-run automobile industry – and Iran's nuclear program just gets in the way. He'd rather not think about it, and his multicontinental apology tours are his way of kicking the can down the road until that blessed day when America is just another sclerotic Euro-style social democracy, and even your more excitable jihadi won't be able to jump up and down chanting "Death to the Great Satan!" with a straight face.

That takes some of the Teddy Bear of the President's stride, doesn't it. Need more?
Melissa Clouthier at RightWingNews asks if we are witnessing a “Bloodless Coup”? An excerpt:

But times have changed and so have strategies. Saul Alinsky, radical of the '60s, author of "Rules for Radicals" who was all about taking power, suggested that you target your opposition, make it personal and destroy him. Recent decades have seen this play out in the demonization and ruination of a host of people. They weren't killed, but they were in essence destroyed so that no one in the mainstream culture would ever again listen to or heed their advice. Richard Nixon ... Oliver North ... Clarence Thomas ... Dick Cheney ... Tom DeLay ... George W. Bush ... Sarah Palin. Have Americans stopped to think that these destroyed people are all on the political right? Have they noticed that Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy and Barney Frank still walk among us, exercising influence, with whatever reputations they have in tact?

And finally, for those still believe that Obama is only looking out for the country's best interests, from RS McCain:

Sweet how the White House denies -- and everyone in the WH press corps except ABC's Jake Tapper ignores -- the accusation by an attorney that "Steve Rattner, the leader of the Obama administration’s Auto Industry Task Force, threatened . . . an investment bank, that if it continued to oppose the administration’s Chrysler bankruptcy plan, the White House would use the White House press corps to destroy its reputation.

Welcome to the Kremlin. Would you like to take a bath?

h/t Mark Steyn, Right Wing News, The Other McCain

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