December 22, 2012

Narcissist-in-chief can’t let occassion of dead Senator go to waste [Darleen Click]

In 1,600 word speech at the funeral for Senator Daniel Inouye, Obama mentions himself 63 times

President Barack Obama used the funeral for Hawaii senator Daniel Inouye to talk about himself. In the short 1,600 word speech, Obama used the word “my” 21 times, “me” 12 times, and “I” 30 times.

Obama’s speech discussed how Inouye had gotten him interested in politics. “Danny was elected to the U.S. Senate when I was two years old,” he said.

Speaking to the audience at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Obama talked about his family and their vacations. “Now, even though my mother and grandparents took great pride that they had voted for him, I confess that I wasn’t paying much attention to the United States Senate at the age of four or five or six. It wasn’t until I was 11 years old that I recall even learning what a U.S. senator was, or it registering, at least. It was during my summer vacation with my family — my first trip to what those of us in Hawaii call the Mainland,” said Obama.

Obama rambles on about his vacation, about Howard Johnsons and ice machines and being “a young boy with a white mom, a black father, raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”

How nice for Inouye’s family to be regaled by Obama’s self-serving monologue while the Senator’s corpse lays close by.

Obama’s world is one of how the whole of creation is shrunk down to his own personal frame.

This isn’t going to get any better.

Posted by Darleen @ 10:10am
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  1. Patrick O’Connor and Peter Nicholas report in the Wall Street Journal:

    At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, “I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?”

    “You get nothing,” the president said. “I get that for free.”

    Boehner – at great personal and political risk to himself – offered to negotiate a deal with the President to avoid going off the fiscal cliff and gets his nose rubbed into the dirt.

    link

  2. - He still seems to think he can manage the trick of being prez, and holding the Senate, but not being responsible for a single thing that happens.

    - Its fucking amazing to watch.

  3. Well, the Inouye family probably voted for Obama. So it’s hard to feel bad for people getting a strong dose of exactly what they asked for.
    Should we at least be happy that he didn’t drag the dead bodies of the Newtown shooting into it (or did he? I just tune out everything O says).

  4. This fits with newrouters link.

    It is a deal that can get done. But it is not going to be — it cannot be done if every side wants 100 percent. And part of what voters were looking for is some compromise up here. That’s what folks want. They understand that they’re not going to get 100 percent of what they want. And for some reason, that message has not yet taken up on Capitol Hill. And when you think about what we’ve gone through over the last couple of months — a devastating hurricane, and now one of the worst tragedies in our memory — the country deserves folks to be willing to compromise on behalf of the greater good, and not tangle themselves up in a whole bunch of ideological positions that don’t make much sense.

  5. Yup, it can only be done if the little god-king gets 100 percent and everyone else gets nothing.

  6. The fact that Boehner didn’t end the meeting, call a press conference, announce that there would be no deal because the President had made it clear that he wasn’t interested in negotiating one and so he was adjourning the House, is yet again more evidence for why Boehner must go.

  7. Ernst

    Boehner is still operating under the delusion that Obama is a good man who is just mistaken on what is the best path for America.

    /michaelmedved

  8. More like Boehner wants to make a deal becaues deal-making is what guys like Boehner do.

  9. Eva Brann, on the superiority of the nowness of the now (i.e., Obazma’s “I, me, my”:

    “First, a final decision was felt to have been reached in the quarrel, now apprehended as very weary, between the ancients and the moderns. Modernity was to prevail. Modern is a term going back to the sixth century,[18] coined from modo, “just now”. Just-nowness, contemporaneity, that is, a productive complex of secularism and science, of care for and competence in the present world — “present” in every sense — won the day. The moderns felt themselves to e wiser in the ways of the world than the ancients: “Antiquitas saeculi juventus mundi [Temporal authority is worldly immaturity] — These times are the ancient times, when the world is ancient, and not those which we account ancient ordine retrogrado, by a computation backward from ourselves. (Bacon, Advancement, I, v, 1.) In time there naturally surfaced a strain of breezy vandalism. Malebranche announced: “It is useless enough to those who live at present to know whether a man called Aristotle ever lived.” (The Search After Truth.) But by and large it was a grave and responsible superiority that characterized the bearing of modern authors toward the ancients.”

    For what, in the ranking of superiority, could be higher than that of the current Determiner-in-Chief, author of all that is, let alone all that is good and right?

  10. The Barack’s Funeral Oration: (“I” 30) (“me” 12) (“my” 21) = 63

    The Beatles’ I Me Mine: (“I” 30) (“me” 37) (“mine” 29) = 96

    For those of you keeping score at home.

    Hit it, George.

  11. Toby Keith says, “I wanna talk about me!”

  12. If the little god-king had a son who was a country singer, his name would be Tofu Quiche.

  13. The parts just before and after what NR quoted are note worthy too.

    Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn’t reach agreement, he would use his inaugural address and his State of the Union speech to tell the country the Republicans were at fault.

    At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, “I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?”

    “You get nothing,” the president said. “I get that for free.”

    [...]

    He and Mr. Obama didn’t sit down together for another 10 days. The session began genially. But tension quickly emerged over the president’s call to include increasing the U.S.’s borrowing limit in any final package.

    Responded Mr. Boehner: “I’ve found in my life that everything I’ve ever wanted has come with price.”

    Mr. Obama told the speaker he wasn’t willing to play games with the debt ceiling.

    [...]

    Brett Loper, the speaker’s top policy aide, prodded White House officials to look for tax revenue elsewhere. In phone calls and meetings, he steered them to tax shelters and suggested limiting deductions for tax-exempt municipal bonds.

    National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling told Mr. Loper it was impossible to hit revenue targets without raising tax rates.

    [...]

    The White House’s first formal offer, presented Nov. 29 left Mr. Boehner incredulous. It included a request for $1.6 trillion in additional tax revenue over 10 years, a permanent increase in the debt ceiling and money for road projects and other year-end priorities. In return it offered spending cuts of $400 billion—25 cents for each dollar in new revenue.

    [...]

    On Dec. 13, Mr. Boehner went to the White House at the president’s request, joking he was going to the woodshed.

    The president told him he could choose one of two doors. The first represented a big deal. If Mr. Boehner chose it, the president said, the country and financial markets would cheer. Door No. 2 represented a spike in interest rates and a global recession.

    Mr. Boehner said he wanted a deal along the lines of what the two men had negotiated in the summer of 2011 in a fight over raising the debt ceiling. “You missed your opportunity on that,” the president told him.

    [...]

    [T]he next day … Mr. Boehner called the president and for the first time offered to let tax rates rise—on income above $1 million. The president acknowledged the concession but said Mr. Boehner’s plan wasn’t raising enough revenue.

    [...]

    the president held firm for $1.2 trillion in additional tax revenue, a second step down from his original offer. Mr. Boehner asked for another $100 billion in spending cuts but couldn’t get a commitment.

    Finally, the speaker said, “Well, you and I can sit here and stare at each other,” or he could leave and they would talk later.

    Obama and the Democrats want to raise tax rates, period. The blather about revenue is just their normal cover story, one which has been shown to be false over and over as raising tax rates always results in lower revenue as the economy falls off the cliff and people shift to taking income in ways which are not taxed. This shift also lowers economic output as the tax avoidance things eat up resources that would otherwise go to building the economy.

    Obama and the Democrats are not stupid and they know that what they are demanding will not help but will exacerbate the deficit.

    They Don’t Care About That.

    The point about raising tax rates is to give them more control over the private sector economy. This is all this whole kabuki theater is about for them, power, over the peons.

    Boehner’s main problem is that he thinks that the Democrats want to fix the economy, as in repair it, they don’t. They want to “fix” it as in the usage of “I’m gonna fix you real good you bastard.” This is what the Tea Party people get that the Party leadership doesn’t.

  14. The president told him he could choose one of two doors. The first represented a big deal. If Mr. Boehner chose it, the president said, the country and financial markets would cheer. Door No. 2 represented a spike in interest rates and a global recession.

    Is this shit for real? Is that really the intellectual level Bumblefuck is operating on?

    I thought it was just an act for his supporters, is he really that fucking stupid.

  15. “This is what the Tea Party people get that the Party leadership doesn’t.”

    The Party leadership gets it. They’re just squabbling with the Dems over how to divide the serfs after it’s over.

  16. I thought it was just an act for his supporters, is he really that fucking stupid.

    Yes. And so are they. For that matter, so is Boehner.

    If he had half a brain cell, Weepy would have left one of those White House meetings in Secret Service custody with one of Obama’s ears in his teeth.

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