Obama and Wesley Clark
Posted by cann0nba11 on July 2, 2008
I just finished a short trip to New England and survived 48 or so hours being surrounded by passionate yet politically ignorant liberals. (I guess that’s redundant). To hear them talk about how exciting Obama is makes me want to puke. Sadly, the man has been put on a pedestal so high that he might actually avoid the ramifications of any factual discussions around why he is the worst possible candidate we have seen in my lifetime. The masses may actually elect a man that could bankrupt a nation.
If you haven’t seen General Wesley Clark’s recent interview and glowing praise for Barack Obama you are really missing something. (the gold starts about one minute into the video) I’ve come to the conclusion that the junior senator is really a Jedi knight and has been slowly mind warping our citizenry. You know the scene, “these aren’t the droids you are looking for.”
Wesley Clark is one of our highest ranking military field commanders, yet he has fallen victim to the Obama Effect. Now, I know what you liberals are thinking. “C’mon dude, you’re just upset because someone in the military disagrees with your candidate.” Actually, not at all. Unlike most liberals I run into, I actually welcome and encourage opinions different from my own.
As you will see a few minutes into the interview, Clark is questioned about why he thinks McCain is not experienced enough to lead the country. Clark goes into a deep dive away from his cue cards and talks about the things that Obama, unlike McCain, brings to the race: Character, Judgment and Charisma. Clark goes on to say that McCain offers none of these traits and that he is not fit to lead. Never mind the fact that McCain once lead the largest squadron in the Navy. Never mind that he flew fighter jets during wartime and suffered overseas for years as a patriot.
Ed Morrissey makes some very excellent points in his article on the subject:
Let’s point out a few things about Barack Obama:
- In “the matter of national security policy making.” Barack Obama hasn’t ever done anything.
- In the matter of gauging your “opponents”, Obama wants to meet with them without preconditions despite having no national-security, military, or diplomatic experience.
- Barack Obama hasn’t been on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
- Barack Obama hasn’t had any executive experience.
- Barack Obama hasn’t commanded anything, in wartime or not.
- Barack Obama hasn’t dealt with diplomats in any capacity at all.
- Barack Obama hasn’t ordered the bombs to fall, although to be fair, he has associated himself with someone who has — William Ayers.
When I first saw the video I had to vent at HotAir.com.
Clark: “[Obama] is running on his strengths his Character, his Communication Skills and his Judgment. And these are the qualities that we seek in our national leadership”
Character? This I can understand. Obama is a man of strong principles. I happen to disagree with all of them, but he stands by his words. Oh wait, he’s changed his words again. Never mind.
Communication Skills? You know, Farrakhan and Chavez can give a pretty good speech too. Take Obama away from the teleprompter and you get a bumbling, stuttering and clueless shell of a man that actually makes George Bush look good by comparison
Judgment? As in choosing to associate with by Ayers, Rezko? As in choosing to sit in a pew for 20 years listening to divisive and racist rhetoric, only to leave when it makes political sense to do so.
General Clark, thank you for your service and commitment to our country. But with all due respect: Go F&@$ yourself.
Now that I’ve had a little time, allow me to make a deeper comparison:
Obama: chose to sit in the pew of a highly divisive and racially polarizing church for 20 years. Tolerates a bitter victim of a wife (despite the fact that she makes $370k a year and went to two outstanding educational institutions).
McCain: When given the chance for freedom he chose to remain in a prison camp with his men after suffering what most of us cant even imagine.
Obama: Chose to associate with Tony Rezko a criminal slumlord, and Willam Ayers, a domestic terrorist that to this day wishes he had been more successful when blowing up government buildings. I forget whic one of the two helped to launch Obama’s political career, but t doesn’t matter. Both are slime balls.
McCain: Chose to side with open border advocates and even Ted Kennedy. Understands the global political environment exponentially better than Obama.
Obama: Receives nauseating praise from starstruck talking heads and clueless Beatlemania-like fans all because he’s really ood at reading a teleprompter. A master of creating something from nothing Remember, Farrakan and Chavez are alos really good public speakers.
McCain: Has a decent sense of humor and willingly pokes fun at himself. Can confidently address most issues of importance without the need for a teleprompter or speakers notes.
“But dude, Obama is so fresh! He;s a wind of change! He offers America hope! He can be an agent of change!”
Shut. The Hell. UP!
When you engage a liberal on this topic, or even an independent or conservative that is considering a vote for Barack, you quickly find that they don;t have any facts to base their infatuation. After all, Obama has only been a Senator for a couple of years, the rest of the time he has been campaigning. For Obama supporters, the choice is clear. Anyone but Bush. Get us out of this war. Period. If only it were that simple, if only elections were based on single issues. They are not.
Want to create awkward tension at the office? Ask an Obama supporter to try and define a single political stance that Obama holds that is NOT about the war. Wait for it. Here it comes… the word “change.” The left is so utterly dissatisfied with GWB that they want someone, anyone to replace him. Well I’ve got news for you… so do most conservatives. However, unlike liberals, conservatives generally want to pick someone based on their ability to do the job. We’re not talking about an affirmative action candidate placement, this is the friggin’ President. The role requires someone that stands steadfast FOR things. Someone with not only the ability to communicate, but the ability to get things done. Obama is great at whipping crowds of the clueless youth and their mid-life crisis parents into a frenzy, but what has he don to indicate that he can make things happen while in office? < cricket, cricket > Once in office they also need to know how to pay for said things. In my humble opinion Obama is a hollow puppet waiting to have the hand of power hungry psychopathic liberals rammed up his ass to do their bidding.
Obama has no idea how to pay for any of the wanton governmental socialism he so wishes to create. For example: He has proposed a trillion dollars worth of spending around the world, funds gathered straight out of the pockets of American corporations big and small. A neat wrinkle to the plan is that Uncle Sam won’t get to decide where to spend the money, the friggin’ UN will (and we all know how much the UN loves America). So now, not only does Obama want to tax the rich at home and divert those funds to the less fortunate/motivated at home, he wants to tax the rich countries around the world and give money to the poor countries. How nice. How socialist.
Back to General Clark. He takes a good swipe at McCain and claims that McCain is not capable to lead America. He then gives examples of what McCain lacks. The irony is that Obama is even more deficient in the very same categories used to downplay McCain’s potential. Here comes the Jedi part: Clark DOESN’T REALIZE THIS. In one breath he lists several reasons not to vote for McCain, and in the next breath he fails to see that Obama is even worse! Clark has been brainwashed! (“this isn’t the candidate you are looking for..”)
But perhaps there is a silver lining. Given that Obama apparently possesses amazing superpowers and can make people say things that are factually and logically 100% incorrect, maybe we can use him to interrogate, sorry, question enemy combatants without ever having to touch, threaten or waterboard them. If he can persuade a four star general to fall under his spell, I bet Obama can get Johnny Jihad to tell us where Bin Laden is.