Saturday, March 03, 2012

No, but thanks for asking

It has to be a rough day at the Fair 'n' Balanced Network when the homepage hed, the inside hed, and the story can't even agree on what the Kenyan socialist rascal is up to now:

Here's the story, under the hed "Obama invokes Mandela, Gandhi in appeal for second term":

President Obama invoked the legacies of Nelson Mandela and Gandhi while appealing to donors for help in seeking a second term, arguing that he needs "time" to achieve true change just like they did.

The president, at a campaign fundraiser in New York City Thursday night, cast his candidacy for reelection in historical terms. In doing so, he drew an implicit comparison between his aspirations and the achievements of the legendary independence leaders in South Africa and India.

Do tell!

"The civil rights movement was hard. Winning the vote for women was hard. Making sure that workers had some basic protections was hard," Obama said. "Around the world, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, what they did was hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single term. It takes more than a single president. It takes more than a single individual."

Unless he's implicitly comparing himself to more or less anything that went on in the past century, then -- no. And if you're going to lie in the story, why not go ahead and lie on the homepage while you're at it?

Now. What makes a Thursday fundraiser frontworthy on a Saturday? That's a bit more interesting. The tale appeared at The Fox Nation on Friday, under the more straightforward "Obama compares himself to Gandhi, Mandela," with a link to the Washington Free Beacon* ("Obama likens himself to Mandela, Gandhi"), where it apparently originated. It isn't timely, and it isn't especially interesting. (That's over and above the pesky question of whether mentioning some historical figure is the same as comparing yourself to that figure; I don't recall Reagan's being accused of comparing himself to the Founding Fathers every time he turned around)

Rather than being news, this is a fantasy theme: another bit of supposed evidence from reality that allows the audience to make sense of the present in terms of what it already knows. In this case, it's the persistent theme of Obama's narcissism:

Carefully crafted Obama. Every word in every speech is used to make this man's image something other than what he is. Nobody is fooled by the left, they believe he is G  O  D. Yes, human kind has sunk this low.

Of course.  Obama has always considered himself above the destinies of most stars in the galaxy and most gods in the pantheon.

I reiterate....The KENYAN imposter actually thinks and says dumb things like this.   The ONLY comparison would be with Nero of Rome.

Obama compares himself to these folks, its on tape and the liberals here blame Fox! Wow, too funny.

odumba grew up rocking back and forth on the dirt floor of a madrassa chanting verses from the book of evil and "down with America". After that he met his communist mentors. Deny it all you want bagjob's the truth.  And please don't forget to call me racist.

Uhh ...

His lips, they are purple,
his ears, they are large
It's barry soetoro, the head NlGGER in charge..

OK, you're a racist.

* This exciting new star in the paranoid firmament declares itself "dedicated to uncovering the stories that the professional left hopes will never see the light of day." A look at the mission statement tells you most of what you need to know. Yes, Virginia, there is a place to go when the professional standards and strict impartiality of the WashTimes are just too much for the repertorial soul.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama compared himself to Gandhi and Mandela, no doubt about it. Are you just too stupid to deal with it?

1:49 PM, March 03, 2012  
Blogger fev said...

Yes, that must be it.

6:56 PM, March 03, 2012  
Anonymous raYb said...

I'm guessing from the "anonymous" signature that the insightful responder is just too self-effacing to take credit for his understanding of the subject.

10:50 AM, March 07, 2012  

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