it seems people are realizing that Barack Obama (BO) is an empty suit with
a megaphoneyed preacher's voice. Many voters woke up and got turned
off by his Johnny-one-note calls for change without specifics. Style, yes
-- substance, no.
It is not so surprising
that people are finding out there is no there, there. When he announced
his candidacy he likened himself to Abraham Lincoln. The media made much
of another tall, lanky Lincolnesque candidate coming out of Illinois.
From then on, he
wrapped himself into one great American after another. Why? Because when
one has little experience or substance, one either fakes it or steals the
accomplishments of someone else.
So his campaign
continually presented him to the crowds in the pseudo-regalia of a known
hero, letting the luster of the real person encompass BO, thus giving him
form and function.
This way the myth
of a movement was built up with the aid of college students and an adoring
media. By restricting his early appearances to college campuses, they created
the illusion that thousands of citizens flocked to hear him. Then the illusion
became a reality but one based on falsehood.
At various times
before Super Tuesday, he was presented as another Martin Luther King II
or the first black Jack Kennedy; the latter with the blessing of brother
BO so obviously
believed in his own omnipotence that he was caught off stride when the
once friendly media, with the help of the Canadian
Government discovered his feet of clay. So instead of owning up to
bad judgment, he lied. Other chickens from his Chicago days also came home
who now gets thrills in his legs when he hears BO speak, had forgotten
how he had formerly panned him for having NO record of accomplishments
when he ran for the Senate. He was painfully reminded of this on his own
Todd Spivak wrote
in a lengthy and comprehensive article: "I called some of my contacts
in the Illinois Legislature. I ran through a list of black Chicago lawmakers
who had worked with Obama, and was surprised to learn that many resented
him and had supported other candidates in the U.S. Senate election. Anybody
but Obama," the late state Representative Lovana Jones told me at
the time. http://www.houstonpress.com/2008-02-28/news/barack-obama-screamed-at-me/fu
to the accused slumlord, Tony Resco, had been out there for weeks without
the media noticing. But when Resco was brought to trial, it was big
enough so even the media could either smell it, or tripped over it, and
started asking BO real questions. At one point, he ran away from reporters
questioning him and resorted to sulking, claiming the media was picking
Following his several
defeats in Super Tuesday II, his reaction was to whine and blame the media
and HRC. This characteristic of blaming others for his own mistakes is
hard to miss if one examines his history.
But the media has
given him pass after pass. A marked contrast to the way it has treated
HRC. Dana Milbank, the Washington Post national political reporter, told
the truth back in December: "The press will savage her no matter
what... they really have the knives out for her, there's no question about
it... Obama gets significantly better coverage."
BO happily accused
HRC of lying and made other personal attacks against her during some of
the debates, always denying that they were negative attacks. Now he is
crying like a baby because his past has come out to bite him in the ass.
He has declared himself pure and thus above the fray and resents being
exposed. He calls everything negative attacks if it does not compliment
BO, a latter day
Icarus, has flown high, using the wax and feathers of famous men. If he
should be nominated and elected president, his trip to the sun will bring
us all down in flames with him..
2008 Renee T. Louise and Ruth M. Sprague, Ph.D. These articles may be republished
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