September 7, 2012, - 4:50 am
I don’t know about you, but I was bored to death by Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at last night’s Democratic National Convention. He was awful. He needed to hit a homerun, and he bunted without taking even a single base. It was the same old liberal-left empty sloganeering and synthetic jingoism. It sounded desperate. And he sounded almost robotic belting it out with ill-timed loud intonations–not as bad as the crazed ill-timed shrill shouting of ex-Michigan Governor and former “The Dating Game” contestant Jennifer Granholm (more about that later). But bad enough. You cannot win the White House by pretending you are auditioning for a show on Current TV, Channel 582 (or whatever the number is). Nobody watches that except the extreme Occupy Wall Street losers and their rich one percenter Hollywood left patrons, and that ain’t enough to win an election.
It says a lot when Joe Biden’s speech is better than Obama’s . . . (or anyone else’s, for that matter). If attacking the “cold war mentality” but then relying on the Bin Laden kill to revive your Presidency is the best you can do, you’ve already lost. To repeat the 1992 James Carville, it’s the economy, stupid. If you aren’t running on that, you’re not running at all.
I had to laugh when Obama attacked Mitt Romney for “offending” Great Britain over the Olympics. Um, that’s nothing, compared to dispatching the bust of Winston Churchill from the White House back to the Brits. Now, that’s an insult. And it’s just intellectually dishonest for Obama to pretend that he’s the better man in this category, when he clearly ain’t.
Then, there was his claim that he refuses to raise taxes on the middle class, which is laughable, since we know that he got the Supreme idiots to affirm his ObamaCare horror by insisting it was a tax . . . on the middle class and the working class and the poor.
Obama’s “my opponents are new to foreign policy” line rings hollow, especially when you consider that he had little experience himself and that his long life of foreign policy sympathies were sculpted by Rashid Khalidi and Edward Said, as well as William Ayers. When I tweeted about this during the speech, I was attacked on Twitter by Arabs and Muslims who put in Obama their hopes of transforming America into the Third World from whence they came. (One of those who attacked me last night on Twitter, Shi’ite Muslim Tarek Baydoun, was just a few years ago a fundraiser for Hezbollah via Al-Barakat Charitable Foundation, where he worked when it was raided by the FBI. An open supporter of Hezbollah and participant in forums advocating the boycott of Israel, he blamed America for 9/11. He has zero experience in polling. And, yet, he is now the “impartial” political analyst and pollster for FOX News’ owned and operated “FOX 2 News” in Detroit, all while he is attacking conservatives and those who dare speak out against Obama.)
After years of attacking the coal industry, now Obama suddenly is for coal, but only “clean coal.” And we know what that means: no coal. “Clean coal” means we’re stuck on Muslim and other Third World oil. “Clean coal” means coal miners out of work.
His brag about how cars and trucks will go twice as far on a gallon of gas is little comfort when gas costs more than twice as much per gallon. And when we know that making cars go farther on the same gallon means they have to be lighter and far more unsafe, resulting in more dead Americans killed in car accidents as their lighter cars and trucks disintegrate along with their limbs, upon impact.
And, finally, Obama and his team made a huge blunder. They forgot to coordinate with their buddies at MTV and Viacom. You see, all throughout his and Biden’s speeches, the top Twitter trending terms were names of rappers, like Wiz Khalifa, and the cast of the “Twilight” movies. That’s because the MTV Video Music Awards were going on and dominating social media. And the MTV crowd is the key Obama demographic, as important as women and Hispanics to a Dem win. But that crowd was otherwise occupied with the Jersey Shore/Teen Mom Network event of the year. A pity.
With plunging popularity, rising gas prices, and this disappointment of a speech, Barack Obama has one hope left, the upcoming debates. He’s good at that. Romney not as much. So, we’ll see. But I wouldn’t bet on Obama re-election, as I’d heretofore predicted.
The retread of his Great Society/New Deal liberalism regurgitation four years later is flat and malodorous. And it won’t win him re-election.
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