Monday, July 21, 2008

The Audacity of Vanity

The Audacity of Vanity Charles Krauthammer
Americans are beginning to notice Obama's elevated opinion of himself.

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...

After all, in the words of his own slogan, "we are the ones we've been waiting for," which, translating the royal "we," means: "I am the one we've been waiting for." Amazingly, he had a quasi-presidential seal with its own Latin inscription affixed to his podium, until general ridicule -- it was pointed out that he was not yet president -- induced him to take it down

He lectures us that instead of worrying about immigrants learning English, "you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish" -- a language Obama does not speak. He further admonishes us on how "embarrassing" it is that Europeans are multilingual but "we go over to Europe, and all we can say is, 'merci beaucoup.'" Obama speaks no French...

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Anonymous said...

Obama is also audacious enough to accept massive amounts of money from lobbyists despite his promises to the contrary.

Check out Bonnie Erbe's latest article on "Obama's Fundraising Hypocrisy"

Anonymous said...

Crediting Obama with a 3-year history in the Senate is generous. In point of fact, though on paper it's been 3 years, since he's been campaigning for President for the past two (actually the entire, 3, but we'll give him a crumb), he's only really served for a year. No joke. (Would that it were.)


Kiki said...

check this out

Anonymous said...

OH Lord...I went and read this one:
and the comments the blogger got were just unbelievable! Unfortunately people are buying into Obamamania big time and in due time they will become disillusioned and realize their mistake. BUT again unfortunately it may be too late for our great country and its citizens.

vrajavala said...

Obama inherited this syndrome Narcissistic personality syndrome from his Mother.

Anonymous said...

I noticed that when it comes to the Obama camp fund-raising reports, it seems they are doing the same thing to the McCain campaign as they did with Hillary. Hillary's campaign would report the amount of contributions, then the Obama camp would wait a few hours, or a day, and report that they had raised at least double the amount. No one every asked for any proof as far as I could tell. Considering all the lies the Obama supporters (and Obama himself) have told in the past, I have serious doubts about these figures that they give to the very compliant MSM.

Anonymous said...

I am just sick with the last 8 years of a worthless President; the only change with Obama would be his nominal party affiliation. Not another 8 years with a worthless President, please!