Icarus Falling

I read through the transcript from Obama’s press conference yesterday and was struck by what an insufferable dick Barack is.

Who knew being a condescending asshole was what passes for “presidential” in the Age of Obama?

I think what has happened over the last six and a half years of being surrounded by sycophants and ego fluffers 24/7 is that Barack Obama has begun to believe his own mythology — the very mythology that was carefully crafted to sell Obama to the American people. There may have been a time when Barry knew the larger-than-life fiction surrounding him was just that, a fiction, but now, I think he believes it all.

I was listening to Mark Levin’s program last night and he had John Lott on to discuss the lies Obama peddled in his gun control tirade Thursday night. But before they began to discuss that, Mark asked John about having been at the University of Chicago at the same time Obama was there.

Today, Obama is described as having been a “Constitutional Law Professor” or “Constitutional Law Scholar.” It’s how he was presented to the American people back in 2008. But it is simply not true. Obama was hired on as a part-time lecturer at the University of Chicago as a favor to a political patron. It didn’t matter what Obama did while on staff, just put him on staff. He was not a professor of any kind. He did the bare minimum while there because what mattered was being able to put on his resume that he was at the University of Chicago Law School. Like a high school kid who volunteers at a soup kitchen over Thanksgiving to make his high school resume look more impressive to college admissions people, Obama wanted to make his resume for a potential political career look better. Just having “community organizer” wasn’t going to cut it if Obama hoped for a future in politics outside of Chicago’s south side.

But, how many times were we reminded that Barack Obama was a “professor of Constitutional law?” How many times did someone refer to Obama as a “Constitutional law scholar?” It was part of the mythology.

I think that Obama’s beginning to believe the myth. He’s become so full of himself, so obnoxiously condescending, not because of anything he’s actually done (because he’s accomplished so little), but because of what is said about him.

It’s how he can say with a straight face that Russia is in Syria out of weakness. Despite the fact that Putin’s actions this past week have shined a bright light on Obama’s own inaction and incompetence, Barack really does believe that Putin is the one who looks weak, while he himself looks Herculean by comparison.

Obama’s ego has never gone hungry. He has always had a steady stream of people willing to feed it to the point of bursting. And now, they’ve created a monster — an out-of-control egomaniacal narcissist who believes his own lies. He has been puffed up, inflated, flattered and elevated. Like Icarus, Obama believes he soars above us mere mortals — greater, better, smarter. The problem is, the myth of Obama is no longer believed by many. He rose on wings made of lies. The myth is collapsing and now Icarus is falling.

Icarus Falling

Back in 2013, I wrote a column called “Obama and the Myth” that I thought I would reprint in its entirety. This column is now available in Volume 2 of my collection of columns, RANT 2.0: Even More Politics & Snark in the Age of Obama:

Obama & The Myth – December 30, 2013

Back in the Hollywood heyday of Louis B. Mayer and the Warner Brothers, when the stars belonged to a studio, it was not uncommon to create a fictional life story for their up-and-coming new motion picture stars. Not just a fake name, but a whole back story of pure Hollywood myth.

Of course, this was also back in the day when ad men showed doctors smoking cigarettes and claimed that smoking was good for your health.

Lying to sell a product was standard operating procedure.

And Hollywood stars were products. They belonged to the studio to whom they were contracted. So studios took a lot of liberties when selling their stars.

The entire rise of Barack Obama is like a fiction created by Louis B. Mayer to promote his newest matinee idol.

In his book Deconstructing Obama, Jack Cashill refers to Obama’s childhood as his “origin myth.” That’s a pretty spot-on description.

If you’ve never read Deconstructing Obama, I urge you to get it, buy it, check it out of the library, anything. Just read it. Cashill’s research into the myth of Obama is thorough and exhaustive.

Precious little about Barack Obama that we have been spoon-fed by his own studio executives in the Liberal movement and their publicity arm known as the Enslaved Press bears much resemblance to the truth.

Now, understand, I am not someone who buys into the belief that Barack Obama was not born in the US. I do think there are more practical reasons for Obama and his handlers to hide the truth surrounding his early years that have nothing to do with Obama being Kenyan.

However, I do feel that the story about a young girl falling in love with an older man from Kenya, their whirlwind romance, marriage and pregnancy is straight out of the MGM publicity department.

Like Cashill, I suspect that a more likely candidate for Obama’s father is the pedophile Communist Frank Marshall Davis. Barack Obama Sr. was a prop, a carefully selected day player from Central Casting chosen to tackle the role of father to give little Barry a more exotic and colorful back story. An African father who, much as he loved his young bride and new son, had to continue with his schooling in Harvard, is a much better story than a creepy old Communist who made a young, naïve daughter of a friend pose nude for him then knocked her up.

Most of what we know about Obama’s mythical beginnings, we learn from Bill Ayers’ book Dreams from My Father. Cashill makes the case convincingly that it benefited Bill Ayers immensely to participate in the creation of the myth of Barack Hussein Obama. Though, Cashill observes, Ayers may only have set his sights on Barack becoming Mayor of Chicago.

Liberals are suckers for the “multi-racial, multi-cultural, child of a single mother” meme. And Ayers really played it up.

However, it isn’t just Obama’s first years of life that have been fictionalized. His whole charmed life has the stink of concoction. Like a Hollywood Studio, his handlers took care to create the myth of a young man with a brilliant mind. So smart and charismatic, he became the first black President of the Harvard Law review. Such a phenomenal writer, while still in law school, he is given a book deal. He goes on to write what some are calling the single best memoir ever written.

Nowhere in this myth is the coke-head, pot smoking lay-about who preferred the company of men to women — composite women or the real kind. Nowhere is the reality of a young man who used his race and the exotic fiction of his Kenyan father to gain position and prestige in school that he would never have earned if it was left to merit or experience.

Nowhere in this myth do we hear about Obama’s laziness and procrastination. Squandering away the money that he was paid in advance of a book that he never seemed to be able to knuckle down and write. And when the publishers demanded the advance back after Obama’s inability to write the book became clear, Obama played the victim and whined about student loans and his poverty. The same poverty, apparently, that, after receiving a second advance on this book enabled him and his new bride to travel to Bali where he claimed he was getting away from it all to finish this book he couldn’t write.

And, when it became clear that Barack Obama — a mediocre writer at best — was in so far over his head he could never possibly complete this “book on race,” Bill Ayers was solicited to write it for him.

But Bill Ayers hasn’t been the only one to build the myth of Barack Obama. In his life pursuing public office, the Obama myth has been carefully crafted by folks like David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett.

David Remnick, who wrote a book about Obama called The Bridge quotes Valerie Jarrett as she solidifies the myth of the great, brilliant man known as Barack Hussein Obama:

“I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. … He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability — the extraordinary, uncanny ability — to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually. … So what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but somebody with such extraordinary talents that had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy. … He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.”

In Hollywood, when the production company created a myth about a star, the star by and large lives a life that makes the myth believable.

Not so for Obama. His very visible life in public office has done nothing to support the myth of his origins or the myth of his being this brilliant, whip-smart hardworking guy who is bored to tears with us ordinary folk.

We’ve seen Barack Obama. We’ve seen what he is like. He is not particularly smart. He isn’t stupid either. He’s pretty much average. His lack of command of the written word as well as his floundering extemporaneous speaking skills fly in the face of the myth. He doesn’t come off as someone who is “extraordinary.” Unless he is reading words written for him by others, Obama seems incredibly ordinary, and in way over his head.

If you’ve seen the movie “Singin’ in the Rain,” Obama is a lot like Lina Lamont.

In the film, two silent film stars, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, who often play lovers on screen are told by their producers that their next film has to be a talking picture — the new rage in film. Producers panic over the fact that Lina Lamont has a simply horrible speaking voice. In silent films she comes off elegant and beautiful, but in public life, they prevent her from speaking for fear that her hideous-sounding voice would ruin the myth. What will they do if she has to talk in a movie?

The solution they come up with is overdubbing all of her dialogue and singing with another woman’s voice — the lovely young Kathy Selden played by Debbie Reynolds.

The opening night of the film is a hit, and Lina Lamont takes the stage for her bows. The audience hears her speak and think that she is putting them on. When they demand that she sing, Lina forces her voice double to stand behind the curtain and do the actual singing while Lina lip-syncs.

But Don Lockwood, in love with Kathy Selden, pulls the curtain up and reveals the truth. Lina Lamont is a fraud and Kathy Selden is the real star.

Obama is about as genuine as Lina Lamont. Someone else writes the words he speaks. Someone else has created the myth of his life. And when we actually hear Obama for ourselves, the myth just doesn’t hold up. He isn’t this brilliant man with the exotic past.

The curtain has been pulled up. And we see the real Obama.

He is a lazy underachiever who has received everything in his life without having to apply himself or knuckle down and get to work. Just like when he was supposedly writing his memoir, Obama uses money he hasn’t earned to live a life of luxury while others do the work for him.

What I find particularly sad is that the Enslaved Press has picked up where Bill Ayers, David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett left off. They to this day, continue to prop up the myth of Obama.

The recent report in the New York Times about Benghazi is just another example. They perpetrate the myth of the “video made them do it” to divert us from the truth — that Barack Obama is a lazy, incompetent who let Americans die at the consulate in Benghazi in order to hide the fact that his idiotic Middle Eastern policies were making that region even more dangerous and deadly. That, despite his big campaign myth of “al Qaeda is on the run,” Obama’s policies were enabling al Qaeda to strengthen and expand.

Like the publicity guy for MGM, the Enslaved Press doubles down on the myth of the great, brilliant Barack Hussein Obama.

Some say this Benghazi story in the Times that contradicts an earlier Benghazi story from the Times is being done as damage control for Hillary Clinton — the cleaning of her reputation in advance of a Presidential run.

I disagree.

It isn’t a coincidence that at the same time the Times has released this fiction of Benghazi, the DNC has released a fundraising email telling its contributors that electing Democrats in the 2014 midterms will prevent Republicans from impeaching Obama.

This is a coordinated PR effort to scrub from the Obama story any stink of scandal — especially a scandal that resulted in the deaths of Americans.

This has nothing to do with resuscitating Hillary Clinton and everything to do with preparing for the 2014 midterms. Obama is losing support among Americans. As much as his Administration and his breathless supporters in Congress may claim Benghazi is a “phony scandal,” they know it is sticking to him. As is Obamacare. As is the NSA spying on Americans. As is the weaponizing of the IRS.

The New York Times story is the start of a PR campaign to save the myth of Obama.

Trouble is, now that he is a known entity, that myth will get harder and harder to sell.

The curtain has been pulled up.

We have heard Lina Lamont’s horrible, grating voice, and we will never again fall for believing she sounds like Debbie Reynolds.

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