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WHY DID BARACK OBAMA GO TO IRELAND?

 Rush Limbaugh, in one of his anti-Obama tirades, threw out the line “Now he’s on a trip to Ireland. Who knows for what?” Well I know for what. Rush probably knows too. Because, for all his bombast and irreverence, Limbaugh is still worth listening to for the benefit of his insights. President Obama went to Ireland to reshape his image. It was a campaign stop.

Feelings like these expressed by Dorothy Rabinowitz writing for The Wall Street Journal have taken ground.

[It has become evident that] this president—single-minded, ever-visible, confident in his program for a reformed America saved from darkness by his arrival—was wanting in certain qualities citizens have until now taken for granted in their presidents. Namely, a tone and presence that said: This is the Americans’ leader, a man of them, for them, the nation’s voice and champion.

Those qualities to be expected in a president were never about rhetoric; Mr. Obama had proved himself a dab hand at that on the campaign trail. They were a matter of identification with the nation and to all that binds its people together in pride and allegiance. These are feelings held deep in American hearts, unvoiced mostly, but unmistakably there and not only on the Fourth of July.

A great part of America now understands that this president’s sense of identification lies elsewhere, and is in profound ways unlike theirs. He is hard put to sound convincingly like the leader of the nation, because he is, at heart and by instinct, the voice mainly of his ideological class. He is the alien in the White House, a matter having nothing to do with delusions about his birthplace cherished by the demented fringe.

Such an image does not bode well for re-election. Obama needs to turn attention away from his Kenyan and Muslim roots. He will have the black vote in any event but cannot afford to lose the votes of other proud Americans. If too many voters agree with Rabinowitz or with Pam Geller’s assessment that Barack Obama is The First Post-American President it could cost him the election. The American people love the Irish. A trip to the Emerald Isle is the perfect facelift. It’s also good for a few extra votes from Irish Americans come 2012.

U.N. RESOLUTION TO DEFINE FREE SPEECH

Extracted verbatim from The Post American Presidency by Pamela Geller, pgs 9-11

In October 2009, the Obama administration cosponsored with Egypt an anti-free speech resolution at the United Nations. Approved by the UN Human Rights Council, the resolution calls on states to condemn and criminalize “any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence.”

What could be wrong with that? Everything.

There is, after all, the First Amendment, which preserves Americans’ right to free speech and freedom of the press.

“Incitement” and “hatred” are in the eye of the beholder – or more precisely, in the eye of those who make such determinations. The powerful can decide to silence the powerless by classifying their views as “hate speech.” The Founding Fathers knew that freedom of speech was an essential safeguard against tyranny: the ability to dissent, freely and publicly and without fear of imprisonment or other reprisal, is a cornerstone of any genuine republic. If some ideas cannot be heard and are proscribed from above, the ones in control are tyrants, however benevolent they may be.

Now no less a personage than the President of the United States has given his imprimatur to this tyranny.

In 2008 the Secretary General of the OIC, Ekmeleddin Ihsanglu, issued a warning. “We sent a clear message to the West regarding the red lines that should not be crossed” regarding free speech about Islam and terrorism. And he reported success: “The official West and its public opinion are all now well-aware of the sensitivities of these issues. They have also started to look seriously into the question of freedom of expression from the perspective of its inherent responsibility, which should not be overlooked.”

No American president has ever taken more seriously his “responsibility” to restrict the freedom of speech and bow to Muslim demands than Barack Hussein Obama.

Pamela Geller

POST AMERICAN PRESIDENCY

Pamella Geller’s book The Post-American Presidency begins Chapter 2 with the question, “How did Barack Obama become the leader of a nation whose power he seemed determined to diminish?” An even more pertinent question would not be how, but – why? For the answer we look back to his formative years.

When an immigrant family comes to settle on our shores and embraces our values they are immediately accepted as Americans. Nothing like this can be said of any other nation on earth.  Ethnicity does not define us, values do. Barack Obama does not share those values. He was not taught them in the home nor did he see them in his surroundings in his childhood.

From age six to ten, the heart of one’s formative years, he was Barry Soetoro, a public elementary school student in Jakarta, the capital of the most populous Muslim country on earth. His father and his stepfather were Muslims for Kenya and Indonesia. Life with his mother was immersion in Communism. All her friends and many in her family were dedicated Communists. She attended a special high school run by a self-proclaimed Communist. In his formative years Barry had no exposure to the values we hold dear. He was surrounded by people who despised them. Geller quotes Obama as having said of his mother, she was “the dominant figure in my formative years…. The values she taught me continue to be my touchstone when it comes to how I go about the world of politics.”

There is more, but for that you will need to read the book.

THE POST-AMERICAN PRESIDENCY

The following has been taken and edited from an article originally published at Town Hall by Random Thots on June 03, 2009 under the title “Does Obama Really Loathe America?

From a UK newspaper, the Telegraph,
“No leader in American history has gone to greater lengths than Barack Obama to make amends for his own country. From condemnation of American “arrogance” in a speech in Strasbourg to acknowledging U.S. “mistakes” before millions of Muslims on Arab television, Obama has rarely missed an opportunity to apologize for the actions of the American people.

President Obama has elevated the art of national self-loathing to new heights, and seems to delight in prostrating the most powerful nation on the face of the earth before its critics and rivals, especially on foreign soil.”

From Michelle Obama,
Upon the nomination of her husband,
“I have never been proud of America, until now”

Later, when speaking to a group of children at a school,
“America is downright mean”

From the man whom Obama most looked to for guidance in his life,
“America lies! Lies! Lies! God damn America ! “

From Obama’s community organizing comrade,
I only regret we did not do even more bombing of American facilities (paraphrased).

From the Russian newspaper PRAVDA,
“Like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed.”

“The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama”

Minutia?
Obama banished the bust of Churchill from the White House and sent it back to Britain.
Obama smiled and thanked Hugo Chavez for his gift of a book condemning America.
Obama accepted without comment the prominent display of a Che Guevara poster in one of his local campaign offices.
Obama launched his Senatorial campaign from the home of a man who told the New York Times in 2001 that the notion of the United States as a just and fair and decent place “makes me want to puke.”
In New Orleans Obama said “We had to realize that we were no longer the America we had hoped to be…but here’s the good news America was ashamed and shocked.”

Does this not all add up to something? Who is this man? What are his real beliefs, his real goals?

Author Pamela Geller has undertaken the task of providing some answers to those questions in her recently released book, The Post-American Presidency, The Obama Administration’s War on America. Here is a sampling of chapters: Obama and American Exceptionalism, Obama and Jews, An Islamo-Christian Nation, Destroying the Prestige of America.

We recommend the book.
Disclaimer: The author’s blog, Atlas Shrugs, is a long time member of Random Thots prestigious and exclusive blogroll.

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