Mark Steyn on the Obamessiah

Required reading. Excerpts:

By the time he wrapped up his “victory” speech last week, the great gaseous uplift had his final paragraphs floating in delirious hallucination along the Milky Way:

I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations. But I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people… I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal… This was the moment — this was the time — when we came together to remake this great nation…

It’s a good thing he’s facing it with “profound humility,” isn’t it?

Nothing in Obama’s resume suggests he’s the man to remake America and heal the planet. Only this week, another of his pals bit the dust, convicted by a Chicago jury of 16 counts of this and that. “This isn’t the Tony Rezko I knew,” said the senator, in what’s becoming a standard formulation. Likewise, this wasn’t the Jeremiah Wright he knew. And these are guys he’s known for 20 years. Yet at the same time as he’s being stunned by the corruption and anti-Americanism of those closest to him, Obama’s convinced that just by jetting into Tehran and Pyongyang he can get to know America’s enemies and persuade them to hew to the straight and narrow. No doubt if it all goes belly up and Iran winds up nuking Tel Aviv, President Obama will put on his more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger face and announce solemnly that “this isn’t the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad I knew.”

5 thoughts on “Mark Steyn on the Obamessiah”

  1. Steyn, who is brilliant on many fronts, has been accused by and dragged through a Canadian human rights kangaroo court for alleged islamophobia; he has written extensively on radicalism.

    If you’re still sleeping thinking that the thought police only traffics outside our borders, you are in for a very rude awakening. Some people have a tendency to believe it will never happen here as long as we have a 1st Amendment. Really? The Canadians at our back door, who have a long and commendable history of welcoming + harboring refugess from oppression, have already set up shop to enforce sharia. Who would have ever though of it?

    (Here is one link, but there are many others:

  2. Short and sweet!!!!
    > >
    > > Quote of the week from our esteemed friend
    > >
    > > Sir Charles Barkley:
    > >
    > > ‘Poor People have been voting for Democrats
    > >
    > > for the last 50 years,……….and they are still poor.’

  3. Bay of Pigs Redoux

    It seems possible that Obama plans a war on Iran, then plans to lose it through lack of military support, then sign some kind of peace treaty guaranteeing never to do that again.

  4. Yet the signature piece on the Herald’s editorial page; is Leonard Pitt’s whine, that we haven’t flagellated ourself enough about abu Ghraib and Gitmo, and instead the Dunkin Donuts/Rachel Ray
    brouhaha and some incident about an Asian student
    downloading the AQ manual; are signs of some new
    period of McCarthyism. I don’t know what garbage
    Menendez has conjured up for her future editors at Al-Ahram.

  5. “I face this challenge with profound humility”

    No kidding? You face this tremendous challenge with lack of vanity or self-importance? Pardon moi Senator Obama but… From the time you were sworn in as a U.S. Senator to the time you announced you were running for president of the United States you’d only logged in 143 days in the senate. One hundred and forty three days experience. Wow! At what point –during those 143 days- did you humbly believe you were capable of holding the highest office in the land? You’ve actually spent more time at church.

    “And knowledge of my own limitations”

    Not to worry! Like you, we too are very much aware of your limitations.

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