I wonder about all the You Tube videos I receive from people that look real and believable. I know some are not based in reality, like the Hitler bit which has had the subtitles “interpreted” many different ways, and each one (excepting the profanity) is hilarious.
I don’t know why anyone would make stuff up, particularly about serious things. But they do and when they do it is sometimes hard to tell the wheat from the chaff. I saw one over the weekend that I found quite disturbing. It was an interview of our President … correction, YOUR president, done by Barbara Walters. In this interview the stuff all seemed real, except one aspect of the interview, which seemed fake. It was the words uttered by your president that seemed based in some sort of alternate reality. By now I’m used to hearing very strange things emanate from your president, but this information was beyond the pale. It was weird, even for him.
Ms. Walters had asked him about his plummeting approval ratings to which he replied “Well, Barbara, when you’re at the bottom, there’s no way to go, but up.” That statement seemed surreal because it was an admission of failure that was best left unsaid. Why he wouldn’t just ignore the question in a polite way was beyond me. He seemed happy to address his falling polls as if it didn’t matter. But what followed gave a hint of why he responded thus. And this is when it got really surreal and crossed over into Bizzarro World. I don’t recall whether Barbara followed up with another question or whether your president couldn’t help but “explain things” for the simple among Barbara’s viewers (of which I expect there are many). Your president next explained away saying, “You know Barbara, I was re-elected.” The heavens opened and a general epiphany ensued! Yes, he was re-elected for many reasons (ie: the republicans again put up a lackluster and dull candidate, the media failed to do their job and helped the president at every conceivable turn and some garbage man in Florida complained that Gov. Romney never spoke to him when he made his rounds at the Romney compound in Florida).
But why does he say so at that juncture in the interview? Does the fact he contrived to conceal the complete fiasco of the government Obamacare website until after the 2012 election somehow mean the fraud and incompetence didn’t happen? Does the fact his monumental lies about “keeping your doctor” …and … “keeping your insurance,” the falsity of which was also concealed until after the 2012 election, mean voters liked him even though they were deceived and lied to? It’s like me trying to prove I’m a wonderful guy if I were embroiled in a scheme to defraud a group of senior citizens, just because my first grade teacher liked me almost sixty years ago. That was then. This is now.
The reason I questioned the You Tube video was because I couldn’t believe anyone (even Obama) would say something so stupid. It slipped the bonds of this earthly and unpleasant reality wherein we all live. But then it occurred to me that nearly everything the guy says is like that. He inhabits an alternate universe where truth as we (well…most of us) know it, is a very different thing. Almost unrecognizable.
Can you imagine if Nixon, as he was boarding Marine Corps One for the last time had said “You know, Barbara, my resignation doesn’t mean anything, because, as you know, I got re-elected.” You’d look over your shoulder for guys in white coats with butterfly nets. And for the moment, compare the harm Obama’s lies have caused to what Nixon’s caused. Who cares about the medical records of the psychiatrist of the Berrigan brothers? Or the “plumbers” who tried to steal them? Or the fact Nixon was not truthful about his knowledge of those silly antics. While, on the other hand, who cares about the millions who will be without their health insurance because of Obamacare? And what about the repeated lies Obama told to gain favor with low info voters about the greatest legacy of his presidency? Nixon told a silly lie about a clownish event, which harmed no one, but Obama tells a huge lie, over and over, which harms millions and conceals his lie till after the election and it doesn’t even warrant a sniffle by Big Media. Nixon resigns but Obama brags about being re-elected. Nixon could have stuck around, but probably resigned because of his personal sense of shame over what was a very small lie. Don’t expect anything of the sort from Obama. Shame is something he knows nothing about.
And one ugly little side note about the interview. Mrs. Obama, who was sitting by your president’s side throughout the sorry episode interrupted a couple times by offering unsolicited remarks such as “I’ve got this man’s back.” How very comforting. What does she mean? How can she help, regardless of what part of Obama’s anatomy she is guarding? I got the annoying impression she was just interjecting this inane remark to highlight how important she is and how much power she has. Her only accomplishment as of now is dressing badly and trying to get fat school kids to eat more arugula. (I haven’t heard the numbers on a decrease in childhood obesity, but I expect little change. Have you ever tasted arugula?) But, one day she intends to move on to bigger and more important things like Hillary did after Bill’s many marital indiscretions.
Worse yet, in the interview or somewhere else Mrs. Obama said “[Obamacare] is about getting insurance for the uninsured.” This is a lie. Whenever someone claims something is “about” something, beware. They are playing on your emotions using bumper-sticker talking points, dodging real facts. Obamacare is really “about” the millions who have already had their insurance, which they were paying for and happy with, cancelled with millions more to follow. Those are the facts.
Come on, get serious. Get presidential. Get Nixonian. Resign.
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