“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Friday, October 27, 2006

Selecting the "Dolly Obama": Why We Need, Hyper-Liberal Barack Obama, ex-Muslim, ex-crack head, ex-Housing Project Organizer, for President.

You thought the Tibetans were ridiculous in the selection of a leader? In case you forgot, here is how it goes:

The succession of Dalai Lamas

The title "Dalai Lama" is presently granted to each of the spiritual leader's successive incarnations (for example, The 14th Dalai Lama's next incarnation will hold the title "the 15th Dalai Lama").
Upon the death of the Dalai Lama, his monks institute a search for the Lama's reincarnation, or yangsi (yang srid), a small child. Familiarity with the possessions of the previous Dalai Lama is considered the main sign of the reincarnation. The search for the reincarnation typically requires a few years. The reincarnation is then brought to Lhasa to be trained by the other Lamas.

Sound ridiculous? Be patient, because this is how we do it in America. On to our "Dolly Obama":
Do a Google search on Barack Obama and this is what you get: Results 1 - 10 of about 3,570,000 for Barack Obama. (0.08 seconds) . Why? Or why are the American people so shallow, so ridiculous and so desperate in seeking a leader that they flock to a man with the absolute minimum of qualifications, experience and stature to be POTUS? Yet for someone with little experience or accomplishment, vague policies, Mr Obama is extraordinarily popular. He is 44, but people are already salivating for him to run for president. Something about him fills a gap in American politics and that something could be done by central casting. It is show time!

"Barack Obama, The Almost White Knight on a horse and Great Hope for The Republic."

Barack Obama on Meet The Press, January 2006:
"I will serve out my full six-year term. You know, Tim, if you get asked enough, sooner or later you get weary and you start looking for new ways of saying things, but my thinking has not changed."
Obama, October 2006:
MR. RUSSERT: But it's fair to say you’re thinking about running for president in 2008?

SEN. OBAMA: It's fair, yes.

MR. RUSSERT: And so when you said to me in January, "I will not," that statement is no longer operative.

SEN. OBAMA: The -- I would say that I am still at the point where I have not made a decision to, to pursue higher office, but it is true that I have thought about it over the last several months.

And from the same interview:
MR. RUSSERT: You've been a United States senator less than two years, you don't have any executive experience. Are you ready to be president?

SEN. OBAMA: Well, I'm not sure anybody is ready to be president before they're president.

Well that is for sure. Who is this guy with this exotic name? Barack Obama means "blessed by God" in Arabic. His father was an economics student from Nairobi,who married his mother, S. Ann Dunham, of Wichita, Kansasa, a white American anthropology student. They divorced when Obama was young, and his father returned to Kenya. His mother then married a guy from Indonesia and moved there until "Blessed by God" was ten. Obama was raised by his mother until about age 10, when she turned him over to his maternal grandmother in Honolulu.

Barack, was raised as a Muslim, and later became a Christian. In his 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father, Obama admits using marijuana and cocaine as a teenager. His other experiences to date are that he studied for two years at Occidental College, where he admitted using drugs, including crack cocaine. (This guy didn't screw around with beer like Bush or the non-inhaling Clinton). He then transferred to Columbia University. There he majored in political science. Upon graduation, he worked for a year at newsletter publisher Business International (now part of The Economist Group), moved to Chicago, and became a community organizer for a housing project on the city's South Side. He got religion and Obama became a Christian and joined the Trinity United Church of Christ.

He left Chicago for Harvard University, where he was elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. He graduated magna cum laude. After law school, he returned to work as a community organizer in Chicago. Obama organized and registered over 100,000 voters for Bill Clinton and Senator Carol Moseley Braun. (That would be an interesting study in Chicago politics.) He then joined a local civil rights law firm, and he became a lecturer on constitutional law at the University of Chicago.

His campaign for Senate received an enormous boost when his opponent, Republican Jack Ryan, withdrew amid embarrassing allegations in his divorce from Star Trek actress Jeri Ryan, that during their marriage he had tried to lure her to attend sex clubs in France. He is now a freshman Senator from the same state that elected Carol Moseley Braun. And that's all folks. Sounds like POTUS material to me.

But even the normally sensible Charles Krauthammer is getting in on the hype:

October 27, 2006
Obama Can Win by Losing
By Charles Krauthammer
When just a week ago Barack Obama showed a bit of ankle and declared the mere possibility of his running for the presidency, the chattering classes swooned. Now that every columnist in the country has given him advice, here's mine: He should run in '08. He will lose in '08. And the loss will put him irrevocably on a path to the presidency.

Obama's political challenge is to turn his current fame and sizzle, which will undoubtedly dissipate, into something concrete. In physics, it's the problem of converting kinetic energy into potential energy: Use the rocket fuel behind his current popularity to propel him to a higher national plane from which he would eventually move almost laterally to the presidency.

This is not quite the dream story that is being created for you by big MSM and the Left, but the legend is a work in process. This will be interesting. Can't we do something like this in Iraq, find an Iraqi Bomba. I guess not. We already have too many of them. So it goes in the Land of the Free if not the particularly smart.


  1. I think one should keep in mind that Barack Obama is from Illinois, one of the epicenters of Islam in America. Most converted to Islam in prison (look it up).
    So it would be a natural that Osama is their guy and that he gets the black vote automatically and money from the Muslims automatically.
    Secondly the MSM,rapidly losing influence in American loves to poke it's finger in the collective eye of the rube American voters. Therefore they're making a cause celebre of Osama and poking away while they can.
    The only way I see it happpening is if he runs with O.J. Simpson.

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  3. There are a lot of Democratic candidates who are having this guycampaign for him especially Webb in Virginia. Webb is trying to appeal to middle of the road Republicans. I'll wager they have no idea what a left winger Obama is.

  4. Of course there is the conversion to Christianity thing, which of course is an apostacy in Islam punishable by beheading.
    So there she goes. The call for his head by the muzzies and someone accomodates. Maybe the Dems could cryo his head and run him as a new flavor candidate. Having him stumping the country would be like really cool.
    He'd need a special flat podium to keep his head from rolling off during the slide show.
    And if the opposition ever called for his head, well that's a no brainer.

  5. It is pathetic that with thre hndred million people, this is the type of candidate the MSM wants to lead the US, because he can deliver aq good speec. Alec Baldwin could deliver a good speech, why not him? He changes his position on Meet the Press and then the MSM says he is not afraid to change his mind.

  6. Webb is trying to appeal to middle of the road Republicans.

    That's why, as the Allen campaign points out, Webb's novels read like that Beatles song, "Why Don't We Do It In The Road?"

  7. I canot believe that this lightweight nobody can be a candidate for POTUS by benefit of being a leftist half-black well-spoken ex-drug-fiend. No way! No f***ing way! If he even comes close then the multicultural PC rot had reached the bone, and the US is f***ed, and then the rest of us will be f***ed shortly thereafter.

    Somebody please tell me this is not happening.

  8. They are just floating Mr Obama as a sideshow, for now. Puts a "new" National face on the Democrats for the latest election cycle.

    An attempt to take the focus away from Ms Pelosi and Mr Conyers. Placing it upon the Dem that the "base" will respond to.

    It's a Rovish move to motivate the base, those blacks that vote 90+% for Dems.

    He could be stood up for VP, to cement that black block in '08

  9. Instead of viewing it as a conspiracy by the MSM to place him on a pedastal I think it more likely that the MSM is simply reflecting a public desire for a good leader. Given the crap we are presented with at just about every level of government crowned by the abject failure of dubya's presidency is it any wonder America in general yearns for a charismatic, brilliant leader to move US forward out of the mess we find ourselves. If only JFK could be brought back to demonstrate what great leadership really is (ummm, sarcasm - nothing like a martyrdom).

    And c'mon, 2164th, if his "flip flop" from not running, to running, is all you've got, he certainly will be crowned glorius leader on his first try for POTUS. Can you blame the guy for thinking about given the groundswell of support he is getting without even trying for it? The 'crackhead' bit will get ya further in gettin' the slime to stick if you can get past his honest admission of his youthful indiscretions. It is about time we had a leader who actually lived a life of curiosity and risk taking as opposed to the coddled grooming of most political elites.

  10. Well Ash he is not running for city council. I know plenty of people that have not had drug experiences and have demonstrable leadership skills. What are the man's experiences and qualifications that reccomend him to be leader of the free world as opposed to a free base?

  11. heck if I know, but right now he is mostly a blank slate that everyone can project all the good they desire on to...he's had 44 years to produce some crap that might stick...then again maybe he's got a slick tongue and a good mind to polish a teflon skin. The lights are bright and it will be interesting to see what they reveal. I, personally, would really, really, like to see a good leader that offers solutions that actually work. I get so disheartened by most of what I'm seeing these days.

  12. How we are getting closer. The MSM is building this guy up to go. They are re-writing his script. I prefer someone who merits the job. We do have a pool of three hundred million.

  13. The MSM is just a big multi-headed reverberation chamber. I don't think 'they' do anything by purpose. Unfortunately, or fortunately (we do live in a democracy) getting to be POTUS isn't based on merit, but rather.....something else anyway. It is kind of like wanting to be a Rock Star, you may be a damn good musician but no record company will even listen to unless there is a 'buzz' going on the 'street'. There is no codified method to getting a buzz happening. Similarily, running for public office, requires a whole host of factors to come together. I can only guess at the serendipity, back stabbing, and general sliming around it would take to get to be POTUS. All the back room mandarins, money brokers, press people, and just 'plain old folk' you've got to pander to makes it all so mind boggling it really makes one doubt the myth we are fed that 'anyone can grow up to be president'. It sure ain't a meritocracy....

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  15. "It sure ain't a meritocracy...."

    Why sure it is, ash.
    A candidate has to succeed at all those job descriptions in your litney, plus a multitude more. If those skills are not in the candidates portfolio, he'd stand no chance of success in the Office.
    The candidate without those skills does not merit the Presicency.

    Part of the nature of the beast.

  16. point taken DR,

    the merit to be acheived need not be good leadership, smarts ect. but rather successful election denotes the merit required.

  17. If the candidate does not have leadership skills, inter personal skills, smarts, etc. he or she would never gain election.

    Candidates without those skills are rejected, sometimes soundly.

    No matter how "popular" or "educated" they may be.

  18. all ya gotta be is popular (other then citizenship requirements)