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Friday, 30 May 2008 22:10

Obama, the joker . . . At a rally in Maryland, packed with Obambis, Senator Barack Obama said that Hillary Clinton says he’s not tough enough to take on the Republican attack machine.


“I have to explain to people, I am skinny but I am tough,” he recited.  “Yes, skinny, I am wily.  Don’t mess with me.  Let’s bring it on.  Who they get?  John McCain?”

 

Then so as to draw attention to Senator McCain’s age, Obama added, “Listen, I respect John McCain for his half-century of service to this country.  But he is on the wrong side of history now.”

 

As if on cue, clapping, hooting, laughing came thundering from the crowd.

They loved him.  They worshipped him.  They responded to his jokes outrageously.

They chanted: “Obama! Obama!  More jokes!  More jokes!”  Obama, the joker, indeed.

 

“Having lashed himself to the ridiculous, unprecedented promise of unconditional presidential negotiations – and then having compounded the problem by elevating it to a principle – Obama keeps trying to explain,” Washington Post Columnist Charles Krauthammer wrote in his column this week.  Obama, the flip-flopper . . .

 

At a July debate 2007 debate … Mr. Obama was asked: “Would you be willing to meet separately, without preconditions, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries?

 

Obama answered: “I would.  And the reason is this, that the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them – which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this administration – is ridiculous.”

 

In a September 2007 press conference … Mr. Obama was asked again if he would meet specifically with President Ahmadinejad (pronounced Ah-Mad-In-The-Head).

 

Mr. Obama said: “Yeah, nothing’s changed with respect to my belief that strong countries and strong presidents talk to their enemies and talk to their adversaries.  I find many of President Ahmadinejad’s statements odious and I’ve said that repeatedly.  And I think that we have to recognize that there are a lot of rogue nations in the world that don’t have American interests at heart . . . blah, blah, blah . . .”

 

In December 2007 … Mr. Obama said he was not afraid “of losing a propaganda war” by reaching out to leaders of rogue nations.  “Strong countries and strong leaders,” he proclaimed, “speak with their adversaries.  I always think back to JFK’s saying that we should never negotiate out of fear, but we shouldn’t fear to negotiate . . . blah, blah, blah . . .”

 

This month … on MSNBC’s “Meet The Press,” moderated by that boot-licking, Mongoloid-looking host, named Tim Russertt, Mr. Obama said: “I have consistently said that we’ve got to talk DIRECTLY to Iran, send them a clear message that they have to stop, not only with their potential funding of militias inside of Iraq, but they also have to stop funding Hamas, they have to stop funding Hezbollah, they’ve got to stand down on their nuclear weapons . . . blah, blah, blah . . .”

 

This week . . . he took back all his words and said he would NOT necessarily meet with Ahmadinejad.  As quoted in a news report by Reuters, these are Mr. Obama’s exact words:

 

“There’s NO reason why we would necessarily meet with Ahmadinejad before we know he’s actually in power.  He’s not the most powerful person in Iran . . .” 

 

Say what now, Barack?  You pulling our leg, again?  Or, you’re just full of IT?  Or, is that a new dance step that you’re dancing now?  Dance, Barack, dance!

 

“Having lashed himself to the ridiculous, unprecedented promise of unconditional presidential negotiations – and then having compounded the problem by elevating it to a principle – Obama keeps trying to explain,” Washington Post Columnist Charles Krauthammer wrote in his column this week.  “On Sunday, he declared in Pendleton., Ore., that by Soviet standards, Iran and others ‘don’t pose a serous threat to us.’  The next day in Billings, Mont., he said: ‘I’ve made it clear for years that the threat from Iran is grave.’”  Obama, the flip-flopper, indeed.

 

In Barako lingo, “metastatic gaffe” is defined as a lie that begets another lie, that begets another, until it becomes a clusterf…k of lies, ala-Bush.  Obama, the liar, indeed.    

Obama, the liar . . .

 

In his many debates with Ms. Hillary, Obama points to Ms. Hillary as having supported the Iraq war by voting in favor of a resolution to invade Iraq, and he didn’t.  The impression that one gets is that he has voted against the Iraq resolution.

 

Never once did he mention that he had not voted against the resolution.  How could he?  He was NOT even a U.S. Senator when the resolution was passed!

 

True, he has spoken about it as an Illinois senator in 2002.  And, he said in 2003, that he would “unequivocally” oppose the $87-billion war funding being considered at that time.  Yet, as soon as he got elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004, he had supported every funding bill for Iraq to the tune of $300-billion.

 

Also, he has not followed through on his opposition to the war.  Until January 2007, when he started campaigning for President, he has not sponsored a single legislation to end the war or to bring the troops home.

 

In fact, in June 2006, he voted against Senator John Kerry’s proposal to remove most troops from IraqU.S. mistakes there.” within a year calling it an “arbitrary deadline” that could “compound previous

 

As Mr. Krauthammer of the Washington Post said, his rhetoric has given rise to a “new political phenomenom,” called, “the metastatic gaffe: the one that begets another, begets another, begets.…” 

 

In Barako lingo, “metastatic gaffe” is defined as a lie that begets another lie, that begets another, until it becomes a clusterf…k of lies, ala-Bush.  Obama, the liar, indeed.    JJ

 

(PS: When my wife read this draft, she said, “Binabanatan mo pa si Obama, talo na naman kayo.  Kay McCain ako.”  My wife, the joker and flip-flopper, too.  She’s no liar though.) 



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