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Barack Obama, A One Term President – In His Own Words

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‎”I will be held accountable. I’ve got four years and a year from now, I think people are going to see that we’re starting to make some progress, but there’s still going to be some pain out there … If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” President Barack Obama, 2009

WELL, THANK YOU, MR. OBVIOUS.

(Big shout out to J. M. Devereaux for the link and info!)

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Written by sensibleviews

September 27, 2011 at 6:04 pm

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  1. The Obama’s Speechat the UN….A wonderful speech. A beautiful speech.

    The language expressive and elegant. The arguments clear and convincing. The delivery flawless.

    A work of art. The art of hypocrisy. Almost every statement in the passage concerning the Israeli-Palestinian issue was a lie. A blatant lie: the speaker knew it was a lie, and so did the audience.

    It was Obama at his best, Obama at his worst.

    Being a moral person, he must have felt the urge to vomit. Being a pragmatic person, he knew that he had to do it, if he wanted to be re-elected.

    In essence, he sold the fundamental national interests of the United States of America for the chance of a second term.

    Not very nice, but that’s politics, OK?

    It may be superfluous – almost insulting to the reader – to point out the mendacious details of this rhetorical edifice.

    Obama treated the two sides as if they were equal in strength – Israelis and Palestinians, Palestinians and Israelis.

    But of the two, it is the Israelis – only they – who suffer and have suffered. Persecution. Exile. Holocaust. An Israeli child threatened by rockets. Surrounded by the hatred of Arab children. So sad.

    No Occupation. No settlements. No June 1967 borders. No Naqba. No Palestinian children killed or frightened. It’s the straight right-wing Israeli propaganda line, pure and simple – the terminology, the historical narrative, the argumentation. The music.

    The Palestinians, of course, should have a state of their own. Sure, sure. But they must not be pushy. They must not embarrass the US. They must not come to the UN. They must sit with the Israelis, like reasonable people, and work it out with them. The reasonable sheep must sit down with the reasonable wolf and decide what to have for dinner. Foreigners should not interfere.

    Obama gave full service. A lady who provides this kind of service generally gets paid in advance. Obama got paid immediately afterwards, within the hour. Netanyahu sat down with him in front of the cameras and gave him enough quotable professions of love and gratitude to last for several election campaigns.

    navedz

    October 6, 2011 at 10:56 am


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