Publicado: 10-06-2009 10:27 PM
Obama/Soetoro’s Treason, Deceit and High Crime Against America
NATIONAL WRITERS SYNDICATE ^ | Bridget Geegan Blanton
October 06, 2009
Drunk with a delusional sense of authority, the American media has become the tool of a powerful and corrupt media conglomerate that calls the shots and picks the players. Public perception of the media has changed and the trust once enjoyed is now destroyed. The former ‘free press’ role of the media was hijacked long ago and what’s left is an echo chamber where dissenting voices are attacked personally instead of debated openly.
In place of reporting news as it breaks in an unbiased fashion, the media promotes big government while actively suppressing newsworthy events that contradict the progressive political narrative. In other words, the media has garnered scant public trust, like its messiah, Barack Hussein Obama; a.k.a. ‘the emperor with no clothes’. Whereas the media repeats government-issued talking points regaling the resplendent aura of this self-appointed emperor, we the people see naught but naked arrogance.
In order that the allusion of a ‘free press’ be maintained to a certain degree in the American market, allowances are made to facilitate the proper functioning of the pressure valve. Enough steam is released to give the allusion of ‘free speech’, but there are lines drawn in the sand that are not to be crossed under any circumstances. Untold amounts of vast wealth already invested in pre-determined outcomes prohibit the complete exercise of free speech and when breached, swift and punitive action is taken. We the people have drawn our own line in the sand and the old media is on the wrong side of it.
If an issue is suppressed or dismissed with overtures of character assassination by the old media, this tells us that it’s crucial to our freedom. The old media has become nothing more than background noise. Their agenda has been exposed as a distraction tactic to keep our attention on anything except the truth. We the people have awakened. We have emerged even stronger from the frightening realization that our freedom is at stake.
The single most suppressed series of newsworthy events currently in play in courtrooms across the country are the eligibility cases being brought against Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro. Whereas the old media along with the help of the hopelessly unhinged Left have excoriated the character of anyone who dares discuss the ‘merits’ of these legal cases; what is equally disturbing is the silence amongst conservatives on the right. Apparently, the act of speaking out on this issue is paramount to risking one’s job.
A team of Louisiana-based radio talk show hosts lost their jobs after discussing Obama’s eligibility for office with World Net Daily Editor and CEO, Joseph Farah. Daniel “Spike” Harville of the “Mike and Spike Show” was told by Ruby Collins, owner of the radio station, that she was “afraid of the Obama administration sending a bunch of lawyers, the IRS and the FCC to close her down, so we needed to cool it.” G. Michael Lee also of the “Mike and Spike Show” was told to “tone down political talk” and not to mention Obama again. (source: www.wnd.com)
Callers who bring up the eligibility issue on air with talk radio hosts are dismissed quickly and without further discussion. Try calling into a radio station on this issue. If your question is actually aired live, watch how fast your call is dropped. The ‘conservative’ narrative out there ranges from using the leftist-spawned moniker for supporters - “birthers” in order to downplay the issue, to the extreme of outright condemnation. Don’t assume that all conservatives hesitate to discuss Obama’s constitutional eligibility as a way to avoid ending up on the wrong side of the issue, because as an explanation, it simply does not ring true. Evidence points elsewhere, towards a campaign of intimidation that is forcing conservative ‘talkers’ to pick their battles; which isolates the eligibility issue as not being worth the trouble it ignites.
In a recent round table discussion at Fox news, Ann Coulter labeled anyone concerned over Obama’s lack of natural born citizen status as a “crank” and further excoriated supporters in a vitriolic column.
My advice to Governor Huckabee who also paid lip service to the eligibility slap down, is to do a little research next time beyond simply reading the Fox news memo banning further discussion. If he had, he would have learned that the initial case filed regarding Obama’s ineligible status was done so by Hillary Clinton supporter, Philip Berg. Once Clinton accepted the ***********///////********//////****** as U.S. Secretary of State, Berg backed down. All I can say is that the pressure from above must really be something to shut Coulter down.
Don’t allow the narrative of intimidation and humiliation, preached by the sold-out media and their sycophantic co-conspirators, to influence you. The media can’t be trusted. We’ve already seen their cards. We now understand whose cause they champion and it’s not the cause of freedom. If you’ve closed your mind to this issue, based solely on a couple of isolated comments from people whose opinions you trust, consider doing your own investigation; and remember that the eligibility discussion bas been banned from the airwaves and many people who want to speak out have been forced into silence.
Enter stage right, a fearless defender of freedom, the attorney at the forefront of the eligibility issue, Dr. Orly Taitz, a.k.a. ‘Lady Liberty’. Back in March of 2009, Dr. Taitz undertook extraordinary measures just to have an opportunity to speak directly to Supreme Court Justice Roberts in order to advise him of apparent criminal sabotage inside the Supreme Court. Dr. Taitz departed her home at 3:00 am and drove to San Diego where she boarded a plane to Salt Lake City and picked up a second flight to Tacoma, Washington. From Tacoma, Dr. Taitz drove for a few more of hours to reach Moscow, Idaho to address Chief Justice Roberts during his appearance at the University.
Publicado: 10-06-2009 10:28 PM
During her hard-earned moment at the microphone, Dr. Taitz informed the Chief Justice and the audience that she had submitted her case, Lightfoot v Bowen, to Roberts who agreed to hear it in the conference of all nine justices on January 23, 2009. A court clerk, Danny Bickell refused to follow established procedures in handling this case and failed to forward an important supplemental brief. Additionally, the case was erased from the docket one day after Obama’s inauguration and two days before it was supposed to be heard in the conference.
Outraged citizens called the Supreme Court and demanded that it be posted to the docket. This outrage was coupled with the fact that it was erased on the very day that Obama signed an executive order sealing all of his personal records. It begs the question what exactly is he hiding?
This is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg and that being said, why would anyone sacrifice their personal life, expose themselves to death threats, character assassination and survive having their automobile tampered with unless they were committed to truth, freedom and the defense of the Constitution? Dr. Taitz’ tireless, fearless pursuit of truth and justice is unparalleled in recent history. She is a true heroine and perhaps this is why she was listed at spot #6 on Obama’s hit list at Globe Magazine.
What’s at the center of this fight? Why is Dr. Taitz taking on the Obama regime? During the 2008 election not a single Secretary of State in the entire nation verified the status of then candidate, Barack Hussein Obama, as eligible according to the Constitution. This negligence at the highest level could be easily rectified by producing a birth certificate, but instead Obama has elected to spend nearly a million dollars so far, fighting legal challenges in court that question his eligibility. He’d rather fight than produce true evidence of his past; not the fictional version being sold in a ***********///////********//////****** near you.
The online appearance of a Hawaiian certificate of live birth attributed to Obama essentially states that he exists and lacks the vital information contained in an actual birth certificate. Furthermore, foreign born children can easily procure a certificate of live birth in the state of Hawaii without crucial information that can only be obtained from a hospital record. In addition, Obama’s father, a Kenyan, was a citizen of the United Kingdom at the time of Obama’s birth, as Kenya was a British Colony in 1961.
In 1866, John A. Bingham, chief framer of 14th amendment wrote: “every human being born within the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of the Constitution itself, a natural born citizen.”
According to Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution, “No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”
Notwithstanding the refusal to produce a true birth certificate that would settle the central issue of natural born citizenship, we are confronted with the results of an investigation regarding scores of social security numbers in connection to Obama including the most often used number attributed to a deceased Connecticut man. In addition, there have been indications of forgery associated with Obama’s selective service record. The answers to all of these mysteries remain sealed with Obama’s records.
Recently, attorney Gary Kreep grabbed hold of Dr. Taitz’ coattails as legal counsel for Dr. Wiley Drake and Markham Robinson. What grabbed my attention when reading the legal briefs of both Kreep and team Obama was that both teams insinuated in court that Dr. Taitz caused unreasonable delay due to a preoccupation with irrelevant matters. By irrelevant matters both Kreep and team Obama are referring to the constitutional matter of natural born citizenship. Whose team is Kreep playing for? If I were a writer in Hollyweird, I’d cast Kreep as a ‘plant’ as he does more to hinder an expedited resolution on the merits of this constitutionally critical case than actually move it along.
Then there’s the unsolved murder in connection with the improperly accessed passport information on presidential candidates Obama, Clinton and McCain. State Dept. employee Lt. Quarles Harris was cooperating with federal investigators at the time of his murder. He was found shot to death in his car in front of a D.C. church. (source: Washington Times) Some say that the violations of passport information regarding Clinton and McCain did nothing more than provide cover. Are people disappearing in connection with this case?
Signing on as an active duty military plaintiff in the eligibility lawsuit carries with it a unique risk of its own. Major Stefan Frederick Cook had his orders revoked after arguing that he should not be required to serve under a President who has failed to prove his eligibility for office. Following this legal action, the Department of Defense (DOD) compelled the termination of Major Cook from his job at Simtech Inc., a private company contracted by the Defense Security Services agency of the DOD.
In response, attorney for Major Cook, Orly Taitz, submitted this legal rebuttal: “A federal agency (such as the Department of Defense, acting through the Defense Security Services Agency) clearly violates the Whistleblower Protection Act if it takes or fails to take (or threatens to take or fail to take) a personnel action with respect to any employee or applicant because of any disclosure of information by the employee or applicant that he or she reasonably believes evidences a violation of a law, rule or regulation; gross mismanagement; gross waste of funds; an abuse of authority; or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.”
It suffices to say that regardless of the slippery defense tactics of the team Obama this will not go away! Our prayers go out to Lady Liberty and while you’re at it toss a few bucks in the jar at Dr. Taitz’ web-site to assist in bringing forward this case of paramount importance. Get on board and dismiss the distracting narrative pumped out by the media regarding the merits of this case.
Whatever the results are following the October 5th Santa Ana, CA hearing in Judge Carter’s court room, the question of Obama’s eligibility will remain unresolved until we are shown the documents currently sealed by his own executive order.
Publicado: 10-07-2009 12:01 PM
BILL AYERS, EL CONNOTADO TERRORISTA Y PADRINO DE LA CARRERA POLITICA DE OBAMA AFIRMA QUE ÉL FUE QUIEN ESCRIBIÓ LA SUPUESTA "AUTOBIOGRAFIA"DE OBAMA.
OBAMA NEXUS WITH BILL AYERS, AN UNREPENTANT LYING TERRORIST
The Corner at National Review ^ | 27 August 2008 | Andy McCarthy
In that Fox interview that Rich linked to, Ayers preposterously claimed that he and his fellow Weather Underground terrorists did not really intend to harm any people — the fact that no one was killed in their 20 or so bombings was, he said, “by design”; they only wanted to cause property damage:
Between October 1969 and September 1973, the Weather Underground claimed credit for some twenty bombings across the country, in which no one was harmed — save the three cell members who perished in a Greenwich Village townhouse in March 1970, when one of their creations detonated prematurely.Ayers claimed the fact that no other individuals were killed as a result of the Weathermen’s actions was “by design.”
In his autobiography, Fugitive Days: A Memoir, Ayers recalled, he posed the question: “How far are you willing to take that step into what I consider the abyss of violence? And we really never did, except for that moment in the townhouse.… I actually think destroying property in the face of that kind of catastrophe is so — restrained. And I don’t see it as a big deal.
First of all, “that moment in the townhouse” he’s talking about happened in 1970. Three of his confederates, including his then girlfriend Diana Oughton, were accidentally killed when the explosive they were building to Ayers specifications (Ayers was a bomb designer) went off during construction. As noted in Ayers’ Discover the Networks profile, the explosive had been a nail bomb. Back when Ayers was being more honest about his intentions, he admitted that the purpose of that bomb had been to murder United States soldiers:
That bomb had been intended for detonation at a dance that was to be attended by army soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Hundreds of lives could have been lost had the plan been successfully executed. Ayers attested that the bomb would have done serious damage, “tearing through windows and walls and, yes, people too.”
In fact, Ayers was a founder of the Weatherman terror group and he defined its purpose as carrying out murder. Again, from Discover the Networks:
Characterizing Weatherman as “an American Red Army,” Ayers summed up the organization’s ideology as follows: “Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, Kill your parents.”
Now he wants you to think they just wanted to break a few dishes. But in his book Fugitive Days, in which he boasts that he “participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972,” he says of the day that he bombed the Pentagon: “Everything was absolutely ideal. ... The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them.”
And he wasn’t singular. As I noted back in April in this article about Obama’s motley collection of radical friends, at the Weatherman “War Council” meeting in 1969, Ayers’ fellow terrorist and now-wife, Bernadine Dohrn, famously gushed over the barbaric Manson Family murders of the pregnant actress Sharon Tate, coffee heiress Abigail Folger, and three others: “Dig it! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into the victim’s stomach! Wild!” And as Jonah recalled yesterday, “In appreciation, her Weather Underground cell made a threefingered “fork” gesture its official salute.” They weren’t talking about scratching up the wall-paper.
A Weatherman affiliate group which called itself “the Family” colluded with the Black Liberation Army in the 1981 Brinks robbery in which two police officers and an armed guard were murdered. (Obama would like people to believe all this terrorist activity ended in 1969 when he was eight years old. In fact, it continued well into the eighties.) Afterwards, like Ayers and Dohrn, their friend and fellow terrorist Susan Rosenberg became a fugitive.
On November 29, 1984, Rosenberg and a co-conspirator, Timothy Blunk, were finally apprehended in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. At the time, they were actively planning an unspeakable bombing campaign that would have put at risk the lives of countless innocent people. They also possessed twelve assorted guns (including an Uzi 9 mm. semi-automatic rifle and an Ithaca twelve-gauge shotgun with its barrel sawed off), nearly 200 sticks of dynamite, more than 100 sticks of DuPont Trovex (a high explosive), a wide array of blasting agents and caps, batteries, and switches for explosive devices. Arrayed in disguises and offering multiple false identities to arresting officers, the pair also maintained hundreds of false identification documents, including FBI and DEA badges.
When she was sentenced to 58 years’ imprisonment in 1985, the only remorse Rosenberg expressed was over the fact that she and Blunk had allowed themselves to be captured rather than fighting it out with the police. Bernadine Dohrn was jailed for contempt when she refused to testify against Rosenberg. Not to worry, though. On his last day in office, the last Democrat president, Bill Clinton, pardoned Rosenberg — commuting her 58-year sentence to time-served.
These savages wanted to kill massively. That they killed only a few people owes to our luck and their incompetence, not design. They and the Democrat politicians who now befriend and serve them can rationalize that all they want. But those are the facts.
10-07-2009 02:20 PM - editado 10-07-2009 02:20 PM
Obama’s freak show
Exclusive: Joseph Farah wonders if prez found appointees at Perverts.gov
By Joseph Farah
I hope all you folks who voted for “change” have learned your lesson.
I, too, was happy to see George W. Bush go. I was also happy we didn’t get another Clinton in the White House. And, it’s no secret I didn’t like John McCain.
But this guy, Barack Obama, is giving us all more than we bargained for in the way of craziness, chaos, radicalism, extremism and immorality on a scale that would possibly make even Bill Clinton blush. Well, maybe not that much.
We’ve got a homosexual activist by the name of Kevin Jennings as czar of “safe schools.” Talk about the fox guarding the chicken coop! This guy is a disciple of Harry Hay, founder of Radical Faeries and a longtime advocate for the North American Man-Boy Love Association. Do you feel like your child is safe with him in charge of school safety?
Then there’s science czar John Holdren who wrote in a college textbook that “illegitimate children” born to unwed mothers should be seized by the government and put up for adoption if the mother refuses to have an abortion. He also argued the Constitution supports “compulsory” abortion.
Then there’s Cass Sunstein, the regulatory czar, who explains that embryos are “just a handful of cells” and that an adult dog is more rational than a human baby.
Now come the revelations about his nominee to be commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Chai Feldblum.
Take a stand for the principles that have made America so great, a magnetic bumper sticker proclaiming: “Life, Liberty and Property”
She signed a manifesto praising polygamy and arguing traditional marriage should not be privileged above other forms of union.
Another outspoken homosexual-rights activist – it seems almost a prerequisite in the Obama administration – she is a signatory to an online petition entitled “Beyond Same-se..x Marriage: A New Strategic Vision For All Our Families and Relationships.” Among the stated “partnerships” the petition seeks to protect is “households in which there is more than one conjugal partner.”
She also proclaimed gay s..e.x as “morally good” – not just neutral, mind you, but something God apparently smiles upon.
I wonder what kind of database Obama uses to locate people like this? Is it Monster.com? That would be appropriate. Or is it FreaksUnlimited.com? Maybe Obamanations.com? No, it’s got to be Perverts.gov.
I’m telling you, the entire federal government is going to have to be fumigated some day when these deviants and degenerates are finally sent packing.
It’s almost enough to make you nostalgic for the good old days of George W. – almost, I said.
Actually, I believe what is happening in this Obama administration is a very veiled blessing in disguise for the nation.
Every once in a while Americans need to be reminded just how dark the dark side really is. And we are getting that reminder today. It’s been a wake-up call for millions – and we needed it.
Now if only there were an organized party of opposition to these guys that could help us all rid them from government. Unfortunately, you know and I know there isn’t. All we have is the Republican Party. And it seems almost paralyzed by what is unfolding before our eyes.
It seems even unable to get behind the parade of rising opposition to the policies and personnel of the Obama administration and the radical initiatives of his friends in Congress.
But I remain optimistic.
No sane person could watch this spectacle in Washington unfold and believe it represents anything less than the total unraveling of the fabric of American decency and morality.
The day of reckoning is coming. And, when it does, people like the aforementioned will be unwelcome just about anywhere except in the parallel universe known as academia.
Mensaje editado por siboneyes
Publicado: 10-07-2009 06:07 PM
Publicado: 10-08-2009 09:51 AM
Revealing audio after the jump.
Anne Leary is a conservative blogger found at She claims to have recently met Bill Ayers at the Reagan National Airport. She approached him and out of the blue, he claimed to have written Barack Obama’s bestseller Dreams of My Father. Was he joking? Serious?
I wanted to have Anne Leary on my radio show right away to see if she was reliable and to see what Ayers may have been trying to tell her. I have been actively tracking Jack Cashill’s investigation into the possibility Bill Ayers was Obama’s ghostwriter for Dreams. I was very skeptical of the story at first but Jack’s research and Christopher Andersen’s favorable book on the First Couple both supported that Ayers did, in fact, play a significant role in Obama’s book (which President Obama claims he wrote with no help).
You can read Jack Cashill’s comprehensive investigations:
When I saw Anne’s blog, it was important to verify her story and make an assessment of her report. My exclusive interview with her convinced me the conversation with Ayers was real, she reported it accurately and we have a blockbuster story on our hands.
Ayers didn’t just help with the book, it appears he took entire sections of his own past and transformed them into Obama life stories. Why is this important? If Barack Obama lied about writing Dreams, and if in fact an unrepentant terrorist and self-described communist did indeed write the book, then all claims by Barack Obama from the beginning must now be reexamined. Also, the left is already attacking the ghostwriter for Sarah Palin’s new book as a “racist.” Really? You want to compare ghostwriters? This is like Timothy McVeigh ghostwriting John McCain’s book.
Cashill’s research, Andersen’s book and Ayers statement have created an awkward moment for the media. Do they do their job or continue to deny their readers/viewers/listeners the truth? The President’s credibility is on the line. It demands our attention.
Publicado: 10-09-2009 01:03 PM
El presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, es el ganador del Premio Nobel de la Paz 2009 por estimular el desarme nuclear y sus "esfuerzos diplomáticos", en una sorprendente decisión que ha anunciado este viernes el Instituto Nobel de Noruega.
En su nota pública, el Instituto Nobel señala los "esfuerzos extraordinarios por reforzar la diplomacia internacional y la cooperación entre los pueblos" y quiso además reconocer especialmente su visión de un mundo sin armas nucleares.
Según los miembros del Instituto, Obama ha creado un "clima nuevo para la política internacional. Gracias a sus esfuerzos, la diplomacia multilateral ha recuperado su posición central y ha devuelto a las Naciones Unidas y otras instituciones internacionales su papel protagonista", señaló el Instituto en Oslo.
"La visión de un mundo sin armas nucleares ha estimulado el desarme y las negociaciones para el control de armamento. Gracias a la iniciativa de Obama, Estados Unidos está desempeñando un papel más constructivo para hacer frente a los retos del cambio climático que afronta el mundo", agregó el Instituto.
¿Paz sí, pero no para el Tibet?
La decisión se produce tan solo unos días después de que el ahora Nobel de la Paz se negara a recibir al Dalai Lama, para no ofender al régimen comunista chino. Esta fue la primera vez que el líder espiritual visitaba Washington, y la decisión de Obama levantó grandes críticas. Como recuerda Cristina Losada en Libertad Digital, "el desaire dejó una huella casi imperceptible en la opinión pública. Pero, se trata de Obama y cuanto haga, bien hecho está".
El tercer presidente que recibe el premio estando en la Casa Blanca
Se trata de la tercera vez que recibe el Nobel de la Paz un presidente de EEUU en activo, tras los galardones a Theodore Roosevelt en 1906 y de Woodrow Wilson en 1919.
Además, en 2002 le fue otorgado al ex presidente Jimmy Carter, por su labor mediadora, y en 2007 el ex candidato a la Casa Blanca y ex vicepresidente Al Gore, también demócrata, lo recibió por su labor en la lucha contra el cambio climático y su polémico documental Una verdad incómoda, que como se ha demostrado está lleno de inexactitudes. De los cinco, sólo Rooselvelt había pertenecido al Partido Republicano.
El Nobel de la Paz de este año alcanzó un récord de candidaturas, 205, de los cuales 33 correspondían a organizaciones.
Publicado: 10-09-2009 03:52 PM
OBAMA MUESTRA SUS VERDADEROS COLORES
/////********//////******="TEXT-ALIGN: justify" class=MsoNormal> Nuevamente el actual presidente de USA, ha dejado al descubierto sus verdaderos colores ideológicos: Ante la visita del respetado Dalai Lama, se ha negado rotundamente a recibirlo, "para no ofender al gobierno totalitario y comunista de China", el mismo gobierno inmisericorde y violador de todos los derechos de su pueblo, que invadiera brutalmente al Tibet e exiliara al actual Dalai Lama, este hombre sabio y esencialmente bueno, cuya prédica de amor no puede ofender a nadie, que no sea un fanático de las doctrinas del odio. Obama tan condescendiente con los brutales musulmanes, humilla públicamente a los budistas, en la persona de su sagrado líder indiscutido, para seguir con su política de apaciguamiento y alianza con los enemigos jurados de los principios de la civilización cristiana y ocidental, en los que se basaron los padres fundadores de esta gran nación. Se congracía con los representante sde una religión brutal que proclama la muerte de todos "los infieles", o sea de todos los que no se conviertan a su religión, pero muestra un desprecio increible para con el representante de una religión en la que el respeto a toda forma de vida, es primordial. Los budistas no matan ni a las cucarachas.Se cuida mucho de no ofender a los gobernantes de China, pero le interesa un comino la ofensa a un pequeño y digno pueblo, que muy cerca de aquí lucha desesperadamente por conservar su independencia y libertad, cosa que viene realizando su administración continuamente.Quien no vea el peligroso rumbo por el que lleva a la nación, la actual administración, es porque lo nubla el fanatismo o porque comulga con los ideales socialistas que la animan.NUEVOACCION 10/9/09
Publicado: 10-09-2009 09:14 PM
OBAMA AND THE PEACE PRIZE BECOMING A LAUGHING MATTER
By MARK STEYN
The most popular headline at the Real Clear Politics website the other day was: “Is Obama Becoming A Joke?” With brilliant comedic timing, the very next morning the Norwegians gave him the Nobel Peace Prize.
Up next: His stunning victory in this year’s Miss World contest. December 12th, Johannesburg. You read it here first.
For what, exactly, did he win the Nobel? As the president himself put it: “When you look at my record, it’s very clear what I have done so far. And that is nothing. Almost one year and nothing to show for it. You don’t believe me? You think I’m making it up? Take a look at this checklist.”
And up popped his record of accomplishment, reassuringly blank.
Oh, no, wait. That wasn’t the real President Obama. That was a comedian playing President Obama on “Saturday Night Live.” And, for impressionable types who find it hard to tell the difference, CNN — in a broadcast first that should surely have its own category at the Emmys — performed an in-depth “reality check” of the SNL sketch.
That’s right: They fact-checked the jokes. Seriously. “How much truth is behind all the laughs? Stand by for our reality check,” promised Wolf Blitzer, introducing his in-depth report with all the plonking earnestness so cherished by those hapless Americans stuck at Gate 73 for four hours with nothing to watch but the CNN airport channel.
Given the network’s ever more exhaustive absence of viewers among the non-flight-delayed demographic, perhaps Wolf could make it a regular series: Who was that lady I saw you with last night? That was no lady, that was my wife.
“In fact, our sources confirm, his wife is, biologically speaking, a lady. Joining us now is our Medical Correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta. Sanjay, we all like a joke, but how much truth is behind the laughs?”
Fortunately, the Nobel Committee understands that President Obama’s accomplishments are no laughing matter. So they gave him the Peace Prize for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”
I assumed this was a reference to his rip-roaring success in winning the Olympic Games for Rio, but as it turns out the deadline for Nobel nominations was way back on February 1st.
Obama took office on January 20th. Gosh, it’s so long ago now. What “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy” did he make in those first 12 days? Bowing to the Saudi King? Giving the British Prime Minister the Wal-Mart discount box of “Twenty Classic Movies You’ve Seen A Thousand Times?”