I Quayle at the thought

Obama Wants To Be Absolutely Clear on Who Is Israel’s Friend

“Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under a McCain…administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change.”

That seems more tautological than reassuring. Maybe it’s just me.

Barack Obama’s Butterfly Effect

The notion that Obama will be dealing with world leaders for eighjt-to-ten [sic] years, possibly up through July 2018, suggests that either (a) he believes that not only will he be elected and re-elected, but the 22nd amendment will be repealed and he will be elected for a third term, OR (b) he was speaking casually and just meant two terms.

OR (c) he meant for life.

Well, not yet …

At a morning background briefing, reporters parried with senior advisers on the characterization of Obama’s speech Thursday in Berlin as a campaign rally. The outdoor speech at the Victory Column could draw thousands of people, similar to the size of Obama events in the United States.

“It is not going to be a political speech,” said a senior foreign policy adviser, who spoke to reporters on background. “When the president of the United States goes and gives a speech, it is not a political speech or a political rally.[”]

“But he is not president of the United States,” a reporter reminded the adviser.

Well, why not? He invented his own Presidential Seal.

The Audacity of Vanity

There’s nothing new about narcissism in politics. Every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president. Nonetheless, has there ever been a presidential nominee with a wider gap between his estimation of himself and the sum total of his lifetime achievements?

Obama is a three-year senator without a single important legislative achievement to his name, a former Illinois state senator who voted “present” nearly 130 times. As president of the Harvard Law Review, as law professor and as legislator, has he ever produced a single notable piece of scholarship? Written a single memorable article? His most memorable work is a biography of his favorite subject: himself.

…For the first few months of the campaign, the question about Obama was: Who is he? The question now is: Who does he think he is?

Indeed. He has declared his presidency will be seen as ‘the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal’.

H/T Rachel Lucas

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