On Middle Fingers and Mocking, Obama gives Bush a Run for the $
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 3:00 pm — admin
I took the measure of George W. Bush before he took office. As Gov. of Texas, Bush was said to have mocked--in high-pitched female voice-- Karla Faye Tucker. (Tucker was an admitted killer with a most troubling past, who was executed by the state of Texas under Bush’s watch.) Bush mocked her attempts to have him grant her a pardon. Tucker Carlson, a very conservative media guy and no relation to Karla, was the one to make this accusation, and never for a minute did I doubt the episode.
Thus when I watched this video of Mr. Obama giving Hillary the middle finger, delighting himself to no end with this despicable act of mocking, I realized we had simply changed a Red Joker Suit for a Blue Joker Suit. I already understood that Karl Rove had been substituted by David Axelrod; now I knew that Obama had the same weakness of character that Bush did. Then came the Palin Pig/ McCain Smelly Old Fish moment and Claws and other embedded insults. Obama is smarter than Bush and thus more sly about packaging his disgusting character flaws.
Then came the Inauguration speech. Obama gave as crass a speech as I’ve endured in my lifetime. Bush came to office claiming to be the a “uniter, not a divider.” Obama copied this theme, just subbing in new words(post-partisan) for the same theme. (Obama’s one great talent that I recognize thus far: his ability to copy other’s work.) Yet, for a man who repeatedly warned Americans that the opposition was out to “hoodwink” and “bamboozle” them, it seems Obama has found use for these verbs himself. In his Jan. 20th speech, it was difficult to watch as Obama—a man without any significant public policy accomplishment (aside from getting the press to LOVE him and Sell him to the public) delivered a snide and sniping speech, dripping with distain for the outgoing president.
I am No fan of G.W. Bush; and what I want in my president are character traits opposite to those of G.W. Bush. Those character traits would require a gracious respectful Inauguration Speech, despite our differences. G.W. is outta here. No reason at all to insult him AS the reigns change hands. Yet, the speech was so Clearly of the juvenile mind-set of Obama and his BEST MATE, Jon Favreau. The speech was a pathetic smirk with Favreau--O’s sexist childish director of speechwriting-- smeared all over it. Even the Times noted that Obama had given “the back of the hand to a predecessor who had been nothing but gracious to him.”
Now Obama is a great copycat (e.g.,Hillary’s economic policy and healthcare policy along with plenty of plagiarism on the stump and his copycat work as a community organizer that had dismal results) and now he wants (without any signal accomplishment) to tell us he is akin to FDR and Abraham Lincoln. Note to the puerile: people become great by doing great things, not by Declaring themselves great. ( Because FDR felt it Ok to slap Hoover, does NOT make it OK for a do-nothing senator to slap anyone! )
Now that Obama is in office, I have liked some things and not liked others, as is the way of any human. And Obama is SET UP like no president in modern history to succeed, so the game is his to loose. And when I hear that he has repeatedly declared, I won the election so I Get To Decide what is what, well then...this is historically upsetting. (For an excellent breakdown of O’s recent “I’m the Decider” statements check this out ! )
Special thanks to Cinie's World!