Leave it to Ben Stein to explain the irony of Obamacare in plain language:
“Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured…but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.
“And now, any of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.”
I see that my close pal, Barack Hussein Obama, as in “Sweet Home, Mister Obama,” has spoken in Israel asking the Israelis to stop being so mean to the Palestinians. “Imagine if you were a Palestinian kid under occupation and under someone else’s control all of the time,” said Mr. Obama (I’m paraphrasing here). “You’d feel bad.”
What a creep Obama is. The Arabs in Israel have more rights, more legal protection, access to better education, more representation in the government than Arabs in any other Middle Eastern country. Israel has offered peace to the Palestinians over and over again. Israel gave back the Gaza strip to the Arabs twice, once fully equipped with modern agricultural facilities.
Decline & Fall of Obama’s America -The whole world knows that Obama’s a disaster. (American Spectator, Aug. 23, 2014)
Starting roughly 150 years A.D., the emperors were so bad that when each emperor died — often by murder — the citizens would rejoice. They thought that the old emperor was so bad that the new one would have to be better. Within a few months, they would be longing to have the old emperor back.
This is exactly what we are now seeing in Barack Obama’s America. We are seeing a President so bad that he makes even the worst prior ones look good (except for Jimmy Carter, who is beyond redemption). I would like to humbly offer a few examples.
My favorite is that immediately upon giving an emotional speech about the horrors of the Islamists’ slow beheading of an American journalist named Foley, a few days ago, immediately upon swearing revenge and retribution, our President went out to play his eighth round of golf in 11 days. He is rapidly closing in on playing 200 rounds since he took office. While David Cameron, PM of the UK, returned from a vacation in Portugal to deal with the horror as best he could (the murderer was apparently an Afghan who had lived in Britain for a time), our President went onto the golf course on the exclusive island of Martha’s Vineyard. He then played 18 holes of golf to prove to the murderers that he could stay cool.
This man is not cool. This man is unwell. Imagine how the family of the victim must feel. Imagine how we all feel. This man takes sociopathic self-absorption to a terrifying new level. He is our President and he’s a self-absorbed con man.
Moral Decency in Disintegration (American Spectator, Aug. 16, 2014)
A few days ago, Mr. Obama said we were going to save the Yazidis trapped in the middle of ISIS control. He did almost nothing. Today, ISIS murdered roughly 100 Yazidis because they would not convert to Islam (the religion of peace). In retaliation, Mr Obama sent two drones to blow up two ISIS pickup trucks. This is just great. The U.S. spends roughly $620 billion per year on defense. With a genocide looming, Mr. Obama can muster up the strength to send out two drones to destroy two pickup trucks.
This is pitiful. Beyond pitiful. In this incident, we can see that Barack Obama is just too paralyzed by his hatred of America and European civilization to bestir himself to help that civilization’s values. Obama is another Angry Black Man, better covered up than most, but not a fan of American values of compassion and caring. He is too angry to be compassionate or empathetic. He has to worry about himself and Michelle.
That means no helping the poor Nigerians against Boko Haram rapists. No helping of any kind in Arab Africa, which has been led by Arab Spring into a deep hell of violence and lawlessness. No helping the Ukrainians as they struggle against their violent neighbor. It means contempt for the only country in the world with its existence at stake every day — Israel — which is still the most civilized country in the world east of Anglia.
Mr. Obama sides with the killers and the fanatics almost every time by not helping the victims of these people.
The result? The world is aflame and Mr. Obama is playing golf and the flames get higher. The uber-genius Mark Steyn wrote about America Alone. It’s worse than that. It’s America alone with a man who in his heart hates America the way his Kenyan father hated the British (a theory I learned about from the very smart Dinesh D’Souza). (Keep reading…)
A Power Outage is Like Obama (American Spectator, Aug. 6, 2014)
Our apartment without power is like America with Obama. No light, no motive force, no air-conditioning, a lassitudinous emptiness everywhere.
America with Obama at the helm — like one of those horrible cruise ships that lose power, lose the ability to steer, lose sanitation — is a floating, sad mess to its inhabitants.
Castrated by our President (American Spectator, July 26, 2014)
[The downing of MH-17] Would not have happened without Putin. We now know Putin is firing rockets and artillery from Russia into Ukraine, a sovereign state. Pure international crime.
And Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry do nothing? Absolutely NOTHING? They paint a big yellow stripe down Uncle Sam’s back?
I keep thinking, “What if Obama had been President when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor?” Not a speech to Congress. A press conference. “Yesterday some explosives were detonated near Hickam Field and the Schofield Barracks and Pearl Harbor Naval Base. Many lives were lost. We call on the League of Nations for a full investigation. Meanwhile, we are sending the Newport, Kentucky Police Department to investigate the scene. We do not want to act hastily. We want to act with our League of Nations partners.”
What a sick joke Obama is. We as a nation have now officially been castrated by our own President. We knew that Obama hated America for the terrible wrongs that were done to his people when they were slaves here…Oh, wait. His people were the ones selling the slaves to the slave traders. His people were never slaves here. His people had three wives simultaneously. That’s his people.
Never mind. Obama came to office determined to neuter America and now he has. God help us. Putin and ISIS will have no mercy and we basically have no President at this point. I was all in favor of staying out of Ukraine and I still am. But can’t we send the government arms? We did that for Iran under Khomeini. And we cannot do it for Ukraine, which is begging?
We are a pitiful laughingstock now, pushed all around and dumped on by Russia. It is a disgrace.
And now, Israel. Obama is “losing patience” with Israel and he tried to close down Ben Gurion Airport this week on some pretext. “Losing patience” with a people trying to protect their children from terrorism? “Losing patience” with a people who have seen that passivity leads to genocide. “Losing patience” with Israel, which agreed to a cease-fire some time ago, only to be spit on by Hamas.
Nixon sent planes to save Israel … Obama tries to strangle Israel. And he got something like 85 percent of the Jewish vote.
Everyone Knows Who Did It. (American Spectator, July 18, 2014)
…So, what does the nerviest, most contemptuous man on this earth do when he learns about the murders? Mr. Vladimir Putin calls his pal, Barack Obama, and says, “There’s been a terrible accident. Let’s try to figure it out.” Putin knows that Obama is so weak, so used to being used and abused by Putin, that he’ll just wag his tail and bow with happiness that Putin actually called him.
Instead of saying, “You idiot. You gave arms to other idiots who used them to kill innocent Dutch children. You’ll pay for this,” Obama says he’ll work with the Russians to figure out what happened.
BUT—AGAIN—OBAMA KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED!!!! Everyone knows what happened. This is getting more and more pitiful by the day. I don’t see that we should fight in Ukraine. But something other than fawning by Obama was called for. Isn’t Obama embarrassed that Putin has just told the world, “Look, Obama is so weak and stupid I can lie to his face and get away with it”? I guess not.
And this man is our PRESIDENT!!!!
Cause and Effect, Mr. Kerry (American Spectator, July 9, 2014)
The lake and the sky always look fabulous. Not just good, but fabulously calm and enticing and reassuring. It is a different story inside my head. Fear of financial insecurity. The certainty that America is collapsing as a world leader. The endless whipping up of class envy and race baiting by the Obama administration. Stomach upset. [...]
Our Secretary of State lectures the Iranians on what they must do to be well liked by the U.S. Say what, sucker? They are a little bit smarter than you, Mr. Kerry. They know where power comes from. Guns and centrifuges. They know how the world works. The people who have the power and the guts make the rules. The others can preach like the pitiful schoolmarms they are. But power is how the game is played.
Cause and effect, Mr. Kerry. If Iran is strong, it gets to make some big rules… not all of the rules, but some big ones. If ISIS is strong, it gets to make some major rules. Power is about power, not about moral lecturing. See how far it got Neville Chamberlain.
As to Obama, God help us. The world is falling to pieces and he’s decided his main cause is gay rights. I agree it is a huge issue to his supporters and it’s good politics to get them into the fold. But the world is in flames. Can Mr. Obama also think about that?
Making Friends & Enemies (American Spectator, June, 2014)
Speaking of presidents, has anyone noticed that in terms of foreign and defense policy, Mr. Obama is simply AWOL? His initiatives about the Middle East have turned to ashes. His failure with Russia has been total. The Arab Spring has become an actual catastrophe—egged on by Obama and Kerry. The United States is a laughingstock all over the world. There is nothing—and I mean NOTHING—to stop Russia from taking over all of Eastern and Central Europe. But Obama continues to disarm, continues to go to fundraisers and play golf, acts as if he were in charge of anything. He isn’t. He is like a mayor of one of those decaying Rust Belt cities where nothing can stop the rot—but he and Empress Michelle continue to travel the world in Imperial style at our expense.
By the time Hillary takes over, we will have nothing left in the way of power and prestige, and the world will either be total chaos or a Russo/China condominium or a combination of both plus a goodly soupçon of Islamist terror from one corner of the globe to the other. To think that Barack Obama inherited an America that bestrode the earth like a colossus offering all the peoples of the world peace, opportunity, and the promise of security. Now it’s all gone. Mr. Obama—again—is AWOL. He is just pretending it isn’t happening at all. Truly appalling. Does he know how badly he’s failed? Does he even think of rebuilding the defense establishment? Did this happen by accident?
We lawyers have a principle that persons may be assumed to intend the likely and inevitable consequences of their actions. For Mr. Obama to kowtow to the Russians, to bow low to Islamists, to be blind to the realities of the implacable rage of Hamas and Iran, and, above all, to refuse to defend the nation—even he, a true dope, must have known these actions and inactions would lead to disaster. So, if he’s president and INTENDS the humiliation of this country, what do we have?
Disasters & the Enemies of Freedom (American Spectator, Apr. 22, 2014)
[After Stein addressed historical genocides/crimes against humanity, and pointed out these acts stemmed from attempts to "purify" societies.]
Now, here is something to pay attention to:
None of these completely evil campaigns against individual humans and against societies was done for profit.
None was done by businesses at their own behest in order to make a profit — although to be sure there were German companies vying for contracts to make gas chambers and poison gas to kill the Jews of Europe.
All of the major campaigns against human life were done by governments and they were all done in the name of building a perfect society, of advancing mankind, of creating something beautiful like a blond, blue-eyed super race.
All were done in the name of a goal so immense, so transcendent, that — of course — individual human rights had to be tossed overboard. They could not possibly be important compared with making an Aryan master race or a workers’ and peasants’ nirvana.
This is what terrifies me about Barack Obama and his friends. They campaign endlessly against corporations. But corporations are not historically a problem for human life. Historically, agglomerations of people and machinery and money, which is what corporations are, have been good for mankind. Barack Obama and his friends campaign against Wall Street and the banks. To be sure, Wall Street and banks make terrible mistakes and they cost people money and jobs.
But Wall Street and Exxon-Mobil do not put families out onto a frozen Siberian steppe to freeze to death. They do not line up naked women to be gassed. They do not throw people into pools of excrement to die of drowning.
Cancelled Reservations (American Spectator, Mar. 23, 2014) Following Putin’s Invasion of the Crimea…
So, now we know the real situation. The crux is that because Obama has habitually been so weak and pusillanimous that no one fears the United States any longer. If Obama had a more “muscular approach” to foreign policy (as Aram put it) in earlier years, Putin would not have gone into the Ukraine in the first place. Now, it’s impossible to do anything about it.
But also now, every other aggressor nation sees that it can be bold and take what it wants and Mr. Obama will not do a thing about it. China will take whatever islands it wants that Japan also claims. God only knows what North Korea will take. Iran will (correctly) see itself free of any shackles. Mr. Putin will feel unabashed about taking more of the former USSR. After all, he now knows for sure he can get away with it. International relations will be in chaos and the law-abiding democracies will be thrown on the defensive for the foreseeable future.
Defense is the Ultimate Good (American Spectator, Feb. 27, 2014)
This is the reward of Obama’s utterly feckless foreign policy, of thinking that we can just withdraw into isolationism and military weakness without the usual costs and terrors that causes. I weep for this country having an amateur such as Mr. Obama at the helm. Oh, for Nixon!
Taking Away Our Freedom: To think who also wanted to be president. (American Spectator, Feb. 18, 2014)
And what’s the bottom line? It is all about taking away our freedom at the local level, making all decisions in D.C., ending our lives as free people. I hate racism. It’s evil. But all of what the Obama people are doing is just a song and dance routine to take away our freedom. Use saving mankind from “racism” as an excuse. Check. Use saving the earth. Check. Use anything. But at the end of the day, we will not be a free people in charge of our own destiny. Checkmate.
High on Life the Right Way (American Spectator, Jan. 23, 2014)
I see that Barry Obama is now saying that marijuana is not that bad for you. Not as bad as alcohol. Disgusting. Just revolting. If he had a drug addict child he would sing a different tune, but ignorance has never slowed him down in the past. When I think of how marijuana ruins lives, destroys brains, wrecks families, and communities and Barry thinks it’s fine? Dégoûtant.
How does that song by Elvis go? “You’re the devil in disguise.” [...]
BACK TO THIS INEQUALITY THING: Do the media and the Obama staff really believe there is a finite amount of wealth in this world and if Bob is richer that makes Roberta poorer? People getting rich in a free society in general — with some scammy exceptions which are rare —makes everyone else richer too. Does Barry really not get that? What was he smoking in college?
Scam City (American Spectator, Jan. 6, 2014)
…on a national level, we admire con-men politicians. After all, who could be a bigger con man than Barack Obama. He promised us peace in the Middle East. A health care plan that would work and would save money. An America respected because we were weak. Tax cuts. Maybe we got a smattering of those but what we mostly got were promises. But we still like him (I don’t but some do) because in part we admire his brazenness. Plus, until recently, he had a lot of vitality. That seems to have disappeared now that Obamacare has hit the wall of reality. [...]
So… violent, sadistic, sick, twisted Islamic reaction is taking over a huge chunk of the world? What is the solution, Mr. President and Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea? Get high. This truly is foreign policy run by subhumans. Proof positive is Secretary Kerry actually thinking he can talk the Palestinians into liking Israel and not burning to destroy it. Again, intelligence of a subhuman level.
Thank you, Mr. Obama, you lying con man. (American Spectator, Dec. 20, 2013)
Mr. Obama should have had a year where they threw him out of office. He lied so viciously about Obamacare, caused so much grief, handled it all with such total effrontery, that he should have been sent packing.
Of course, he wasn’t. Not for that or his lies about Benghazi or his complete lies about what his foreign policy would accomplish in the Middle East. He inherited real foreign policy and defense power and handed over world leadership to Vladimir Putin. Was this always his plan or did it just work out this way?
My own bet is that he is so ignorant that he really thought that he was dealing with the likes of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams in Egypt and Libya and was taken utterly by surprise when the mobs turned out to be, well, mobs. [...]
Did Mr. Obama come to office planning to betray Israel and Saudi Arabia and turn over hegemony among the Arabs and Persians to Iran? I think it was in his head but even he didn’t know it right away.
Never mind. He’ll get away with it because he’s one of the beautiful people. “He’s the biggest celebrity in the world. But is he ready to lead?” Now we know the answer and it’s a disaster. Our housekeepers just lost their health insurance and they both have diabetes. They are panicked. Thank you, Mr. Obama, you lying con man.
IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING? Obama accedes to Israel’s possible annihilation. (American Spectator, Nov. 14, 2013)
It’s death for Israel. It’s another Holocaust and the world—except for France—is standing by saying, “Go for it, Iran. We trust you.” There is something Biblically horrifying about the whole situation. Congress can stop it. Congress can say that the world will not take the word of the world’s most vile terrorist sponsor about whether Israel might live or die.
This is no time to reduce the sanctions. If Iran actually destroys its nuclear factories and labs, that’s a better bet. But just for a promise of a freeze to stop the sanctions that can be reversed in hours? Have we learned absolutely nothing from Hitler? Will we have the most wicked stain possible on the human race again within one lifetime? Obviously, Mr. Obama is willing to take the chance—with the lives of seven million Jews. Maybe Congress will have more heart.
America Laid Low (American Spectator, Sept. 13, 2013)
The news is staggeringly bad. I am 68 years old and I have never seen any situation as screwed up as Obama and Syria and Russia. Can our President really be that stupid? I guess so, because we had Carter. But Carter was ultra-cautious. Obama is a dangerous combination of overly cautious and riverboat gambler.
But he was a pitiful rube, playing against world-class card sharks named Assad and Putin. Now, he has lost his stash, and he has laid America low. From an inheritance of the USA as the only superpower, he has led us to be spat upon by Putin and Assad. We had the amazing spectacle this morning of Putin lecturing us on morality in (the perfect forum) the New York Times. This man, who has his opponents sent to the gulag or else just murdered, is lecturing us on morality. He is citing the Declaration of Independence and the moral authority of the Almighty to hector us on not starting wars.
Wait a minute. Didn’t he invade Georgia just for laughs? Doesn’t he protect the worst human rights offenders on earth, the North Korean junta, from sanctions? Didn’t he earn his chops in the KGB, and he’s now an archbishop?
Wow. Panem et circenses. How the mighty have fallen. Obama should have just kept his snoot out of the whole madness in the Arab world.
Anyway, everything seems totally screwed up and the worst of it is that Mr. Obama is unilaterally disarming us in this very dangerous world. God help us.
I wonder of Mr. Obama is really quite right in the head. My shrink said it well: you are always going to have problems with a man without a strong father figure. He just won’t know how a man acts. He can imitate a man, but after that, he has problems.
Feeling the Heat (American Spectator, Jul 22, 2013 – On the Zimmerman case)
It horrifies me that the media has tried to turn this sad case into an occasion to make black people hate white people. It horrifies me that Mr. Obama has joined in. His assertion that he could have been Martin is breathtakingly dishonest. If Obama had been Martin, he would have talked Zimmerman out of his watch and his wallet and then gotten a scholarship to college for writing about it. Martin was a dangerously violent kid. Obama was and always has been a politician.
On the Town (American Spectator, Jul 9, 2013)
“Is there any part of Mr Obama’s plans and programs that has succeeded? Anything at all?”
On Losing Freedom (American Spectator, Apr. 11, 2013)
…Will we have genuine equality of opportunity and consequences, or will we continue to favor certain groups because of genuine injustices from long ago? And will racial groups who are not compelled to face the consequences of their lack of self-discipline ever truly achieve or will they be like spoiled children forever. And how long will Americans who work want to support Americans who don’t? And are we ever allowed to talk about it or is freedom of speech secondary to political kowtowing to some racial groups?
No End to This Cruelty (American Spectator, Apr. 16, 2013)
There are a lot of sick, angry people out there. What will the world be like in five years when North Korea had infinitely more nuclear warheads and better rockets ? It will be a horror show. What will it be like when Iran has nuclear weapons and ICBMs? Please don’t tell me that whopper about how Obama is going to stop them. He never will and the mullahs know it. And what will become of America when Obama has disarmed us, as he openly plans to do?
From the Obama Ministry of Truth (American Spectator, May 21, 2013)
…we are supposed to believe that a massive assault by the IRS on a popular uprising called the Tea Party was known to the higher ups at the IRS, at the Justice Department, and at the White House.
But Mr. Obama, much too pure and innocent to be told about mistakes in his administration, was too busy bathing the feet of the poor and tending to lepers to be told that his administration was engaged in an Orwellian attack on free speech.
Now, you see if you fail to believe that, you are the worst thing that you can be in today’s world. You are a racist. …
But if you criticize Mr Obama, you are a racist. Thus, quod erat demonstrandum, Mr. Obama cannot be criticized.
The idea that we can unilaterally declare peace against an enemy on the attack is delusional, at best. I hope Mr. Obama will ponder these words. Peace, while the other side is attacking, is not peace. It is surrender.