Sorry - a la "The Exorcist" - that's all that ran through my head as I listened to the Obamessiah give his sermon at a place that once enjoyed a similar spectacle when Hitler addressed his OWN zealots...and we all know how well THAT worked out, don't we?
I'm likely "dirtied" by the speech because I first heard it as Limbaugh threw down his commentary throughout the hand-picked snippets he selected to further his points against Obama, but a read-thru later only helped support the Godfather's initial claim; Obama is staggeringly stunning with all this pretentiousness. Never before have I witnessed such reverence and grandeur for a kid who has no business being where he is, save for the love train he enjoys from the enabling media conglomerates and a lot of interesting personal connections.. This man makes me ill.
As Rush pointed out, Obama actually apologized for America, and he lifted himself up above his "American-ness" declaring he is a "citizen of the world"...
I come to Berlin as so many of my countrymen have come before. Tonight, I speak to you not as a candidate for President, but as a citizen -- a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world.
First of all, were he NOT running for President, he would have been given quite a different venue. And, as Newsbusters reported, it took a freaking free concert to get the "thronging masses" there to begin with. You know, maybe I'll go to...I don't know, Jakarta perhaps...get U2 to play a free concert there, and see how many stoners stick around to hear what the "angry old white guy" has to say...I might get a couple thousand peeps to stick around because they, TOO, can't get out of the parking lots for a while...sheesh.
Barack Obama is very likely to be the next President of this country so before we get ourselves all lathered up let's think about his Presidency and the apologies he thinks the world is owed for American transgressions...and then let's call in a Priest to exorcise us from our demons. Cleansed, you see, we might actually be able to return to the chaste purity of the old times gone by when we all got along, there were no wars, and we all gave away our money to those around us who were unwilling or unable to fend for themselves...or to those who had been suppressed in some way by "the man" and his hatefulness...what's that? There never WAS such a time? Bah-facts mean nothing when you're talking about "Obama in Wonderland"...
As we speak, cars in Boston and factories in Beijing are melting the ice caps in the Arctic, shrinking coastlines in the Atlantic, and bringing drought to farms from Kansas to Kenya.
Umm, no Barry, the ice caps and the coastlines are fine, thank you very much...and there have been droughts in Kenya since the times BEFORE there was any such thing as a "Boston"...bzzt-try again.
Will we acknowledge that there is no more powerful example than the one each of our nations projects to the world? Will we reject torture and stand for the rule of law? Will we welcome immigrants from different lands, and shun discrimination against those who don't look like us or worship like we do, and keep the promise of equality and opportunity for all of our people?
Ahh, yes-torture. As Limbaugh pointed out, he can only be talking about America in that passage. There is torture all around the world, everyday, legally sanctioned by governments and fundamental segments of a well-known religion I won't mention by name. To mention torture in the context of "the rule of law" clearly wags Obama's finger of reprimand at the US and issues we have had and resolved vis a vis Iraq. To do this on foreign soil, amidst the thronging masses of anti-Iraq Bush-haters made for good theater though...something Obama is very very good at.
And, as all good theater goes, so too does Obama flip himself over when he gets down to the lie that is "global warming" by directly contradicting himself:
This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands. Let us resolve that all nations -- including my own -- will act with the same seriousness of purpose as has your nation, and reduce the carbon we send into our atmosphere. This is the moment to give our children back their future. This is the moment to stand as one.
Hang on a sec-didn't he just say the coastlines were shrinking and we had droughts in Kansas and Kenya? How can we have shrinking coastlines AND rising oceans? Or droughts AND terrible storms? Ah, well, what do facts have with messianic group-think anyway?
I'm partial to this last big chunk because in here we find a man that speaks for the sake of utterance as he apologizes for American imperfections...and shows where he thinks he can take the world moving forward:
People of Berlin -- people of the world -- this is our moment. This is our time.
I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
But I also know how much I love America. I know that for more than two centuries, we have strived -- at great cost and great sacrifice -- to form a more perfect union; to seek, with other nations, a more hopeful world. Our allegiance has never been to any particular tribe or kingdom -- indeed, every language is spoken in our country; every culture has left its imprint on ours; every point of view is expressed in our public squares. What has always united us -- what has always driven our people; what drew my father to America's shores -- is a set of ideals that speak to aspirations shared by all people: that we can live free from fear and free from want; that we can speak our minds and assemble with whomever we choose and worship as we please.
Free from want? What man in his right man could actually convince himself that a Government can keep its constituents "free from want?" This man gives me goosebumps...and makes my wallet shrink from the open hands he means to wrap around it. I think he really IS possessed...and the obsessed who gush over him, including his media entourage and his enablers back home that didn't get a seat on the coronation victory tour, only help guarantee we have to listen to this drivel for the next 8 years...16 if he gets a Constitutional amendment in time. Hell, he's so young, we might have Barry for life if this Obamaligion™ takes hold.
Remember these words from Obama:
But I also know how much I love America. I know that for more than two centuries, we have strived -- at great cost and great sacrifice -- to form a more perfect union
And remember we'll be paying through the nose (great cost and great sacrifice) for his version of this "more perfect Union" he's apologizing to the world for our not having achieved just yet.