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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Everybody Chairs Things

“Yo, everybody t'shares things, man …” — Cheech and Chong

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“The Romney-Obama debate was bizarre for so many reasons. Usually spin masters needle the media immediately to “prove” that their so-so candidate won. But after this debate, almost no one made the argument that Obama was close to winning — so great was the risk for even a toadying media to look ridiculous and so clear-cut the ineptness of the president. Instead, the eventual spin veered to why Obama lost (e.g., altitude, a supposed tranquilizer, a supposed mysterious Kleenex for Romney, a national security crisis, etc.) and was the stuff of fantasies. […] But on this occasion, the Left went nearly ballistic, in blaming Obama more than Romney for letting them down, as if a Bill Maher, Michael Moore, Andrew Sullivan, or Chris Matthews had been personally betrayed, sold out, or even played for suckers, as if they were to admit something like “we at least expect you to show up when we do so much to cover for you.” […] The common denominator here is the old story of the vast gulf between the reality and mythology of Barack Obama. Although Obama had sometimes shown some of the smarmy cool and set-speech fluidity of a John Edwards, otherwise there was never much evidence that Obama had ever excelled in debate or repartee — perhaps explaining why he wisely had consented to the fewest press conference and one-on-one Q-and-A press sessions of any recent president. His reliance on the teleprompter has no recent presidential parallel, but was always wise even for the briefest of appearances. And yet even here, the chameleon-like set-speeches quickly become monotonous and the faux cadences jarring rather than clever. Obama’s real preferences are instead for brief puff appearances on favorable, celebrity TV and radio shows that tend to enfeeble rather than sharpen his own analysis. […] But despite all that, the nation has now seen that the conservative critique of Barack Obama — fluff without substance — was frighteningly accurate.” [emphasis added]
— Victor Davis Hanson, October 7, 2012 (

Yeah, "fluff without substance" pretty much sums up the Hopey-Dopey-Empty-Chair-in-Chief. Better still, how about "a fluff and a puff", "fluff" as in "anything light, soft, or fuzzy" and "puff" as in "smoke and mirrors". Now you [think you] see it; now [and forevermore] you don't.

Perhaps out of 60 million watchers, the debate that ate Obama's [free] lunch has woken up a few more useful idiots who couldn't comprehend the obvious: Obama has been hiding something because, you know, he has something to hide! Yes, I know that's tautological. But nothing says "obvious" like a tautology.

And for those schmucks that still can't figure out the obvious: Obama has been hiding all his so-called "scholarly achievements", the non-existing supporting evidence for the Valerie Jarrett verbal BJ:
I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. … He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability — the extraordinary, uncanny ability — to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually.
But now it is abundantly clear that Obama is a fuzzy, lightweight ne'er-do-well, as well as a confident hard-smokin' charlatan (provided, of course, he has his palace guard — the leftist media — shielding him from scrutiny, along with his teleprompters, training wheels, high chair, and nappies close at hand, as it were).

It's still hopeless … (Image via Theo)
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  1. Secular Apostate10/09/2012 6:24 AM

    That debate was simply delightful. As I was nearing the bottom of an entire bottle of claret, the ghost of Obi-Wan appeared in my den, looked at Beaux Zeaux on the screen, and intoned:

    "The FAIL is strong in this one."

    I swear. It happened.

  2. Mind the message of the cartoon, mon ami. Obama's base will vote for him come hell or high water.

    Nothing can sway racists, fanatics, Jew haters, socialists, or plain-vanilla free lunchers. And don't forget the most powerful motivator of all: avoiding loss of face.

  3. Secular Apostate10/10/2012 5:18 AM

    I doubt you not, mon ami. Obama's base, the dead in Chicago, half the noncitizen population, and the entire family of Disney characters will vote for him.

    On reflection, I believe that second sentence contained some redundant categories.