Tuesday, May 27, 2008

"I See Dead People..." - Barack Obama, the "Sixth Sense" Candidate

Perhaps he's channeling the spirit of Audie Murphy. Or perhaps he's trying to make himself more appealing to a wider audience. The deceased, maybe?
It's an amazing thing, really, how deeply one can keep shoving one's foot into one's mouth without winding up thigh deep in leg. If Barack Obama isn't up to at least his knee by now, then it's not for lack of trying. It was bad enough that he didn't know how many states there are, and of course all of his back and forth over Jeremiah Wright.

Now, he evidently sees dead people, and is he trying to tell us his great uncle was in the Red Army?

FIRST, the dead people. Coming from the Chicago political machine, it might be understandable that Obama could think he sees dead people in the audience. Given the record that Chicago has of the dead being able to vote, it makes this gaf a little bit plausible, at least.

On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.

He saw fallen heroes in the audience. Now, forgive me if I'm wrong, I don't think I am, but hasn't the term "fallen heroes" generally meant those who were...dead? Dead heroes, right?

Obama sees dead people.

He's the Sixth Sense candidate.

Or is that "no sense" candidate?

It gets better.

Obama goes on to tell about his uncle liberating Auschwitz. Auschwitz, for those who don't know, was a German death camp in Poland during World War II. There are two problems here: Obama's mother is an only child, thus no uncles, and Auschwitz was liberated by the Russians.

I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps and the story in our family is that when he came home, he just went up into the attic and he didn’t leave the house for six months, right. Now obviously something had really affected him deeply but at that time there just weren’t the kinds of facilities to help somebody work through that kind of pain,” he said.

However, a quick check on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Web site showed that Soviet forces were the first to approach Auschwitz, which was in Poland.

“On Jan. 27, 1945, the Soviet army entered Auschwitz and liberated more than 7,000 remaining prisoners,” the site reads.

The pause in the footage comes across as someone who is, shall we say, making it up as he goes along.

What does all of this say about Obama? What, ultimately, is the message that it sends? The constant gaffes that are coming out now, the retractions and backtracking, the having to explain things that have been said to put the right "spin" on them, say what, to the American people?

It speaks of Obama's character, and his confidence in himself and his ability to lead. It speaks of his ability to gain the respect of the public by being truthful; he has to create a situation inserting a fictional uncle in an attempt to garner respect from veterans. On that note, why DIDN'T Obama serve in the armed forces himself? It's a question he was more than happy to answer the other day.

Barack Obama has wanted to be President for seemingly his entire life. But he thinks that people serve and protect our country only because of coercion. For real. Chatting with a bunch of liberal reporters, he said:

"I didn’t serve as many people my age because Vietnam was over by the time I was of draft age and we had then moved to an all volunteer army."

He could talk about being called to serve the country in some other way. But he doesn't. He could talk about what else he has done. But he doesn't. Instead he says that he didn't serve because he wasn't forced to do so.

That is an extreme insult to those of us who volunteered to serve. Those of us who signed on for love of country and no other reason. Not because we were forced to. Not because we were coerced into it, but because we wanted to.

The man who would be king.

Barack Hussein Obama.

Makes you just want to run out and vote for him tomorrow, doesn't it?


Obama's great uncle was in World War II:

The attempt to shield the name of the Obama relative who took part in the liberation of Ohrdruf lasted about an hour. According to the Associated Press, it is Charlie Payne, the brother of Obama's maternal grandmother, Madelyn Lee Payne.

Ohrdruf, a forced labor camp, WAS liberated by American forces, but that's not a name that comes to people's minds, now is it? Not like the name Auschwitz...

Once and Always, an American Fighting Man


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