Thursday, April 30, 2009

What I Find Enchanting: 100-Day Surprises!

This morning I received a call from a New York Times reporter asking me what I found most enchanting about Obama's first 100 Days in office. But, enchantment aside, I will at least list a few things that I found most surprising about his initial three months or so....

1) Most surprisingly, I learned that for all of the Messianic worship cast his way, Barack Hussein Muhammad bin Obama is actually NOT the Messiah. Now, I did not learn this from his followers (who still seem to believe he is The Second Coming) or the press (who don't believe he is the Second Anything, but rather that he is The One), but Obama himself confessed it during his 100-Day snoozefest press conference.

Recall, if you will, that the Biblical record of the coming of The First Messiah contains this claim:

"10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.... 13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour. 14 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. 15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them. 16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses." (Matthew 8:10-17)

When The First Messiah came, he performed miracles in fulfillment of Messianic prophecies, to demonstrate that he was, indeed, the Messiah.

But while confessing that he is engaged in the process of "remaking America," The One also noted that what he has done to this point "is only the beginning of another long journey.... We've got a lot of hard decisions and tough choices and hard work ahead of us."

Then he said, to an audible gasp and the sound of a thousand rosaries being retrieved and violently clutched close to hearts, "I am not a miracle worker."

Officially, I suppose that removes The One from the Messianic sweepstakes.

Other surprises?

2) While it is not surprising that Obama blames his predecessor, George W. Bush, for every problem known to man, including the presence of mold on sliced bread, it is surprising that he is sticking with the whole "fiscal responsibility" charade.

In a meeting with citizens at a public high school in Arnold, Mo., preceding his orgy... ummmm... "enchanting" press conference with lustily-drooling reporters on Wednesday night, Obama responded to a question about the budget deficit that he inherited by saying, "That [deficit spending] wasn't me."

Really? The most liberal member of the Senate didn't spend any money during his time in office, huh? Who'da thunk it?

In an AP story on Obama's response, Calvin Woodward wrote:

"Congress [controlled] the purse strings, not [George W. Bush], and [Congress] was under Democratic control for Obama's last two years as Illinois senator. Obama supported the emergency bailout package in President George W. Bush's final months - a package Democratic leaders wanted to make bigger.

To be sure, Obama opposed the Iraq war, a drain on federal coffers for six years before he became president. But with one major exception, he voted in support of Iraq war spending."

Hmmmm. Is there something about the water fountain at the DNC that makes people liars? First Bill Clinton, now this....

So then The One keeps repeating that his spending is actually going to decrease the deficit? He says that his budget "will cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term", which even the AP calls an "eye-roller." Apparently his solution for inheriting a $1.3 trillion deficit, a criticism that he repeats frequently and with zeal, is to add $4 trillion of his own in deficit spending.

Obama's expansion of health, education, and other spending will nearly quadruple the deficit, according to the AP. Only in Obamanomics is this known as "fiscal responsibility."

3) I find enchanting that the need for photo-ops showing off Der Feuhrer, I mean, The One, and his new toys are worth $329,000 and the fear of the people of New York.

4) What I find most enchanting about Muhammad's... errrrr, Obama's first 100 days is the abject worship rendered to him by the media. "What do you find most enchanting?" Was that a serious question? And all night long not one of these lap-dogs in the White House Press Corps asks a question on the economy?

And he says he is engaged in "remaking America" and there are no questions as to whose image the country is to be remade into? Maybe it is because they already know which direction "hope and change" is taking us....

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