Whelp. It’s that time of year again. Continuing a tradition I began in 2013 over at All the Right Snark, here are my ten most tiresome people of 2015. Like unwelcome guests who come to visit for fifteen minutes, but never leave, these are the people we pretty much got sick and damn tired of seeing, hearing from, or being subjected to over the last year.
Truthfully, there were so many that fit that category, I had a tough time narrowing the list down to ten. And I have no doubt that you could add ten completely separate people to this list. It seems with each passing year the number of deeply tiresome people who vie for our attention grows and grows.
But here they are, this year’s ten most tiresome people.
10. Bruce Jenner
Without any need for surgery or hormones, Bruce Jenner was able to transition from a has-been Olympic athlete to one of the ten most tiresome people of 2015. It got to the point that simply seeing Bruce in drag with make-up caked on with what could only be a putty knife was enough to get me to hastily change the channel or log off a particular website.
Tell me something. How is Bruce Jenner any different than the woman who had her ribs removed so she could look like cartoon character Jessica Rabbit?
It didn’t surprise me in the least that while Jenner was gobbling up all the publicity he could out of his supposed “transition,” the news came out that he would be starring in his own reality TV show about his “transgendered” alter-ego Caitlyn.
And rather than encourage him to seek professional help for his delusion, our popular culture enabled him. Not only with a reality TV show, but with magazine covers, “heartfelt” interviews, in depth human interest stories and awards. Lots and lots of awards. Awards for “courage.” Awards for “Woman” of the year.
It’s as if our entire culture had a collective psychotic break.
Sorry, Bruce. I have no interest in watching your mental illness and deep delusion play on out on television. And because I am firmly rooted on Planet Earth, I refuse to humor you and pretend you are a girl. You’re not a girl. You’re not a woman. You’re a man who’s playing dress-up.
You know, people with serious mental delusions used to be hidden away from public not shoved in the public’s face.
Back in the spring when Bruce Jenner created a Twitter account for his dress-up alter-ego, Barack Obama proudly replied:
At the time, I wrote:
The only person Bruce Jenner should be sharing his story with is a clinical psychologist.
The first step, the hardest step — hell, I’ll say it, the most courageous step — is admitting you have a problem and asking for help.
If Bruce Jenner were really “brave,” he would be asking for help, not letting himself be turned into a sideshow freak.
The Left is so determined to undermine our Judeo-Christian culture they are willing to normalize the sexually aberrant behavior of a small minority of people.
That isn’t a profile in courage.
It is a cruel and vicious abuse of deeply disturbed individuals for no other reason than to advance your own radical, Leftist agenda and destroy the American culture.
But popular culture and the media don’t just want to “normalize” this abnormal behavior. That would be creepy enough. They also insist on shoving it into our faces day after day. All this attention and focus for a very teeny tiny percentage of our population that suffers from gender delusion masquerading as a new and exciting “victim class.”
I doubt I’m the only one who mutters, “Oh, enough already!” every time I see images of Jenner in drag pop up on my computer. There’s such a thing as overexposure. And Bruce most definitely became overexposed to the point of tiresome in 2015.
9. Rachel Dolezal
Speaking of delusion.
Back in June, a reporter in Spokane, Washington outed Rachel Dolezal — a relatively unknown president of the local NAACP — as passing for black.
Initially, I referred to it as “The Warren Effect” because I assumed Dolezal simply pretended to be a minority in order to gain benefits and advantages much the same way Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren did.
But as the story unfolded, Dolezal doubled down and tripled down on her claim that, though she was born to a white family, she was really black. Why? Well, because she (in her own words), “from a very young age felt a sp… I don’t know … a spiritual … visceral … just very instinctual connection with … um … “Black is beautiful” … um … you know … just … just … the black experience and wanting to celebrate that.”
Unlike author John Howard Griffin whose book Black Like Me chronicled his experience pretending to be black in order to expose the prejudice shown to blacks in the South during the late 1950s, Dolezal wasn’t pretending to be black in order to learn something or report a story. She was living a lie. What’s worse? She wanted us all to live that lie right along with her.
To me it was clear that Dolezal got caught perpetrating a fraud, and rather than simply quietly fade into the background out of shame, shoved herself into the spotlight.
She managed to extend her fifteen minutes of notoriety for several weeks before mercifully fading into the background.
Shame isn’t always a bad thing. It can be just what we need to clean up our act and behave differently. But in Obama’s America, people who should rightly feel shame, never seem to. I really don’t get that.
Dolezal, like Bruce Jenner, suffers from some deep sense of self-loathing. They both should be pitied not forced on the American public day after day — or worse, be celebrated as “courageous” and “brave.”
Despite the fact that America got pretty sick of hearing about Rachel Dolezal, she attempted a comeback not long ago claiming “race is not coded in DNA.”
Um, Rachel, honey. Race, hair color, eye color — all of it — is most emphatically coded in DNA. You can lie to yourself, but you can’t get science to lie for you (no matter how hard Obama has tried when it comes to, oh, say, “Climate Change”).
Hopefully we’ve seen the last of this sad woman. Because, honestly, we got a belly full of her in 2015.
8. Ahmed Mohamed
Amazing, isn’t it? A little white kid bites a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun and is suspended from school. Nobody started a hashtag on Twitter #IStandwithPopTartBoy. The teachers weren’t accused of Pastryophobia. Kellogg’s didn’t invite him to their headquarters. Obama didn’t extend a White House invite to him.
But a kid who gets arrested after dismantling a factory-made digital clock and reassembling it inside a small briefcase that he then takes school and suddenly, he’s the Victim Du Jour of 2015 all because he’s a Muslim.
Don’t tell me MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas would have simply looked the other way if a white kid did the exact same thing. They wouldn’t have. In today’s “zero tolerance” climate where a school comes down hard on a kid who bites a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun, any kid who turned up at school with a mini-briefcase “clock,” would have gotten the exact same treatment as Ahmed Mohamed.
It was Islamophobia!
It was Anti-Muslim bias!!
Actually, it was Ahmed and Daddy setting up the biggest blackmail scheme in the history of our Victim Culture.
I doubt anybody was surprised when Ahmed’s opportunistic father sued Irving and MacArthur High School for fifteen million dollars.
What makes Ahmed so tiresome is, frankly, I am getting sick and damn tired of people who try to profit off of claiming to be a victim.
What’s even more disgusting is Ahmed wasn’t the victim. Given the fact that his family is trying to extort the school and the city out of fifteen million dollars, the real victims are Irving, Texas and MacArthur High School.
They were set up.
When the news of their shakedown broke, I wrote this:
From the very beginning, as little Ahmed was dismantling his Radio Shack clock and reassembling it inside his pencil case, the con artist was planning this as a shakedown.
He isn’t a victim.
He’s a con artist.
He isn’t the wronged party.
He’s the perpetrator of a fraud for financial gain.
I hope like hell the city and school fight him and his family tooth and nail. Until somebody stands up to these grievance-mongering bullies, this kind of crap will never stop.
Ahmed wanted so badly to be seen as a poor, abused victim of Islamophobia, but every single time he appeared on TV, he simply could not wipe that shit-eating grin off of his face.
Just a thought, Ahmed. Poker? Not your game.
I admit, I was never so glad to see someone flee the country for Yemen in my entire life.
Here’s hoping Ahmed stays there. Because we’ve had our fill of him here.
7. Marilyn Mosby
If 2015 taught me anything, it’s that any brain-dead idiot can become a prosecutor.
Baltimore City Attorney Marilyn Mosby thrust herself into the spotlight this past spring after a guy with a very long rap sheet bounced himself off the walls of a police van so badly he ended up dying.
Baltimore erupted into riots — fueled in part by the grievance mongering “Black Lives Matter” activists who are drawn to these incidents like a vulture to a rotting corpse. Well, provided those who die are black, anyway.
[In fact, the Washington Post just reported that of the 965 people fatally shot by police in 2015, only 4% of those were unarmed black men shot by white police officers.]
But no matter. Freddie Gray wasn’t shot by Baltimore police. Freddie Gray inflicted those injuries on himself while in the back of a police van.
The city exploded in riots nonetheless. And rising like a dark Phoenix from the ashes of the Baltimore riots was Marilyn Mosby hoping for her moment in the spotlight.
Back in early May when Mosby announced the charges against the six Baltimore police officers, I wrote:
There is one thing Mosby said at her press conference that frankly infuriated me.
Maybe it’s just me, but I have a problem with the State Attorney saying, “To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America, I heard your call for ‘No Justice, No Peace,’ your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man.”
Is it the job of a State Attorney to seek “justice” because a mob of violent thugs demanded it?
Why did this woman have to say anything to these people who are tearing Baltimore apart?
The only thing a State Attorney should say to these rioters is, “As a sworn officer of the court, I urge the people of Baltimore to stop tearing this city apart. Justice is not found in criminal behavior.”
The fact that city officials are giving credibility to unlawful behavior, the fact that they are citing these thugs as being a part of the process to reach “Justice” is obscene.
Isn’t she validating violence? Isn’t she assigning the credit for bringing these charges against the police to the rioters?
Americans who live here on Planet Earth know that these thugs who are tearing Baltimore apart shouldn’t be validated.
But, sadly, much like Mayor Rawlings-Blake, Marilyn Mosby doesn’t reside on Planet Earth.
To me, the fact that the rioters were cheering and celebrating the charges is as disgusting and vile as the Palestinians who cheered and danced in the streets on 9/11.
Marilyn Mosby didn’t strike a blow for “Justice” today.
She validated violence.
She reaffirmed that destroying property, assaulting police and civilians, and violating the law will be listened to. She reaffirmed that the destructive practices of the mob will be condoned by those whose job should be maintaining law and order.
She should be ashamed of herself.
But the problem is, Marilyn has no shame. She has used this case to promote herself and her Councilman husband who, upon Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s announcement not to seek reelection, declared that he would run for Mayor of Baltimore.
It was never justice Ms. Mosby sought, but fame and personal aggrandizement.
Mosby is a climber. What’s worse, she is really horrible at disguising that fact.
And she thinks nothing of making her climb on the backs of six police officers whom she charged with crimes no reasonable prosecutor would ever have attempted to levy.
It really is vile.
6. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Well, we certainly can’t bring up Marilyn Mosby without including Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
She gained the national spotlight during the Baltimore Riots when she went on television and explained that she wanted to give “those who wished to destroy, space to do that.”
There’s nothing worse than having an incompetent, way over her head Democrat politician thrust into the spotlight.
In fact, when things went from bad to worse at the end of April, Al Sharpton rushed to Baltimore, not to stand beside the family of Freddie Gray, but to provide ample protection for Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
I shared this video back in late April of Al Sharpton body-blocking Fox News reporter Leland Vittert.
At the time, I commented:
You’ll notice that Al Sharpton is more concerned with shielding this failure of a mayor from press scrutiny than he is gaining “Justice for Freddie Gray.”
Suddenly, the woman who ordered the Baltimore police to stand down, the woman who did nothing to protect the businesses and residents of Baltimore from violent thugs rioting and looting, now that woman is playing the part of the victim.
You and I both know that if Baltimore had a Republican mayor who stood by and did nothing to protect her city, Al Sharpton would be hunting for the nearest television camera to rail against the failure of leadership.
The only thing that will save Stephanie Rawlings-Blake from being kicked out on her sorry, incompetent ass is the fact that her ass is a mocha brown.
Al Sharpton wouldn’t give her the time of day, let alone rough up news reporters on her behalf otherwise.
Rawlings-Blake seemed downright offended that she was being called to account for her failure of leadership.
A month after Sharpton played Steph’s human shield, when it became clear that Baltimore would have its most deadly month in nearly forty years, Stephanie was aghast when once again Leland Vittert had the gall to ask her questions about the increased homicides at a press conference:
Leland Vittert: Is that because the police are doing less.
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: [Pause] So… as I said before there are a lot of reasons why…
Leland Vittert: Is that one of them?
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: There’s … [Pause] We’re examining all …
Leland Vittert: Arrests are down fifty percent.
Off-screen voice: Will you let her finish?
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: [Pause] I’m not a hundred percent sure what you’re doing. Um … this is a very orderly … uh … press conference that we … normally held. Uh … we don’t … I don’t … your … your tactics are …
Leland Vittert: I’m just asking a question.
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: You’re not. You’re being rude. Just as you were before. So if you’d like to ask a question, then give me an opportunity to answer it, we can do this. Otherwise, I’ll end the conference.
In response to this painful exchange, I wrote:
Funny how Steph can’t seem to field a barrage of questions — something reporters have been doing to elected officials since the advent of the printing press.
You see, you aren’t to question her. You aren’t to put her on the hot seat the way she put the police on the hot seat.
And, because Stephanie can’t stand the heat, you can always count on somebody in attendance coming to her aid (as did this off-screen fellow).
This woman has very high aspirations. Aspirations that I suspect the White House — especially Valerie Jarrett — are helping to craft.
And you dare not question her.
You dare not call her to account for her own bumbling ineptitude.
This woman is in so far over her head, it’s a wonder we can see her behind the microphones.
And what makes the whole sorry tale of Stephanie “Space to Destroy” Rawlings-Blake even more outrageous is after this bumbling mayor let her city burn to the ground, after she permitted six Baltimore police officers to be charged with murder, after Baltimore degenerated into a violent, deadly city with very little order, the morally-bankrupt Democrat Party selected her to be the President of the US Conference of Mayors.
Though Mayor Space to Destroy will not be seeking reelection, I’m sure we haven’t heard the last of her. More’s the pity for sure. Because if anybody should quietly fade into obscurity, it should be the woman who facilitated the destruction of the very city she was elected to lead.
5. John Kerry
In July, with the Iran Deal looming on the horizon, Rush Limbaugh said this about our current Secretary of State, John F. Kerry (who served in Vietnam):
“I firmly believe that John Kerry is so self-focused, self-aware, self-conscious, so impressed with himself, I think he’s the kind of guy that does sit home at night with the lights off sipping a cocktail after everybody else has gone to bed thinking how great he is and how special he is and how unique he is. I think he tells himself and convinces himself that he’s actually done one of the greatest acts of statesmanship that’s ever been done here.”
Has there ever been a more stupid person serving as Secretary of State of the United States of America?
John Kerry’s puffed up, arrogant face makes me want to bitch-slap him into next week.
His condescending pronouncements. His haughty tone. It’s as if this guy works overtime to be tiresome.
It shouldn’t surprise anybody that John Kerry basically bent over and let Iran screw us. This man who believes that Climate Change is the greatest threat to national security shouldn’t have been permitted anywhere near a “deal” that would effectively do nothing to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power while at the same time handing them over a hundred billion dollars.
In March, when we learned that the US had once again given in and granted yet another concession to Iran, I wrote:
All of this reminds me of the final season of “24,” where President Alison Taylor is so desperate to get a deal with the Islamic Republic of Kamistan that she permits the Russians to get away with assassinating the IRK President, is willing to cover up the Russians’ involvement with the IRK rebels, and even tries to have Jack Bauer murdered to prevent him from exposing the truth.
When President Taylor realizes what she has done, she stops it. But not before a lot of people die. “I wanted this peace so badly, Jack,” she tells Jack Bauer, “and for that I have betrayed every principle that I have ever stood for.”
“Peace at any price” is not peace.
But Obama lacks the self-reflection of the fictional President Taylor. And John Kerry is far too big an idiot.
They are selling out the world all so they can proclaim their success.
But Kerry isn’t just profoundly incompetent.
He’s also an idiot.
After Islamic terrorists attacked and murdered staff at Charlie Hebdo, Kerry, when he finally got around to going to Paris, brought singer James Taylor in tow.
Because nothing combats brutal, deadly terrorist attacks quite like having some old prune of a folk singer warble “You Got a Friend” while John Kerry looks on.
The problem with John Kerry isn’t just that he’s tiresome. He is incredibly dangerous.
On the plus side, by comparison, he spared Hillary the indignity of being the single worst Secretary of State in the history of the country.
4. Bernie Sanders
Ah, Grandpa Simpson.
When Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for President, I about herniated myself laughing.
I reported the news under the headline 600-Year-Old Socialist Announces Presidential Bid.
He will be the first presidential candidate since Franklin Roosevelt who remembers life in America prior to the Industrial Revolution.
Seriously, the guy is so decrepit he probably refers to Ronald Reagan “that young fella from Illinois.”
Yes sir. Here’s a face young people can swoon over.
I’m surprised Bernie is running for the Democrat nomination, if you want to know the truth.
In the spirit of the “The Rent is Too Damn High” Party, I figured Bernie would start his own party. Something along the lines of the “You Kids Get Off My Lawn” Party or the “Early Bird Special” Party.
Other than the eighty-year-old Trotskyite former Harvard Professors, would anyone vote for this guy, except as a joke?
I admit, nobody was more surprised than I that Grandpa Simpson not only wasn’t laughed off the campaign stage, but actually found the majority of his support among young people.
Granted, they are the same young people who take to the fainting couches over “micro-aggressions” and the need for “safe spaces,” but still.
If Occupy Wall Street ran a presidential candidate, it would be Bernie.
I’m convinced, however, that Bernie Sanders has no interest whatsoever in becoming President of the United States. Hate to burst your Utopian bubble, kids.
But Bernie effectively threw his entire campaign during the very first Democrat debate in October when he defused Hillary’s greatest liability — the Federal investigation into her misuse of classified emails.
At that time, I wrote:
Either Bernie Sanders is deeply stupid, or he never really intended to win the Democrat nomination and only entered the race to ensure that all the Democrat candidates careen as far to the Left as humanly possible before November 8, 2016.
And though I believe Bernie Sanders to be a nut-case and a kook, I don’t believe he is deeply stupid.
So why boldly give Hillary a pass on this email scandal? Which isn’t so much a scandal as it is a criminal investigation.
By barking in his typical blustery voice that the American people are sick of hearing about it (which, recent polling says is not exactly true), Bernie effectively neutered the very best weapon to use against the former Miss Rodham.
This leads me to suspect that Bernie Sanders has never been in this race to win. I think he knows the likelihood of him obtaining the nomination is slim to nil.
Not because he doesn’t have grassroots support. He may very well win some primaries because sadly there are enough people who want to vote for an angry, spiteful Santa Claus who promises to punish their enemies and reward them with oodles of “free” stuff.
But the Democrat Party’s financial backing comes from the very entities that Bernie Sanders wants to tax into oblivion. They are not going to let this guy anywhere near the nomination. They want a Democrat nominee who will happily play in their sandbox and let them happily gobble up corporate welfare from the Federal Government.
And that means Hillary Clinton.
Bernie, since he isn’t deeply stupid, is fully aware that the Democrat Party’s cozy, intimate relationship with Wall Street makes his candidacy as fantastical as his socialist policies.
Unlike Obama who is a conniving Chicago politician who wraps himself in Leftist ideology, Bernie Sanders is purely an ideologue.
His becoming the Democrat nominee isn’t nearly as important to Bernie as his desire to see his ideology win the day.
Bernie knows the only chance to transform this Constitutional Republic into the socialist state he desires is to ensure the Democrat wins in 2016. And since he, like the rest of the thinking people in this country knows that he will not be the nominee, the best Bernie could hope for is using his presence in the race to push Hillary — the presumptive front-runner and heir apparent — further and further Left toward socialism.
And what better way to do that than to publicly remove any teeth from this email scandal? By cutting the legs out from under Hillary’s biggest liability to winning the nomination, Bernie is ensuring that Hillary will win the nomination.
I didn’t bother watching the last Democrat debate because I just couldn’t take another couple of hours of listening to Bernie Sanders shout at me. His bombastic, cranky old man routine has worn thin. In a way, I’m glad Bernie has no desire to actually become President. Could you imagine having to listen to that crotchety old geezer barking out a State of the Union address every year?
Dear God, I’d rather suck a tailpipe.
3. Josh Earnest
Imagine being paid $173,922.00 a year to lie.
Nice work if you can get it.
When Barack Obama first invaded the White House, I didn’t think you could get any sleazier than Robert Gibbs as White House Spokesman.
Then Jay Carney came along and totally reset the sleazy scale.
But even Jay Carney can’t hold a candle to Josh Earnest.
This guy makes Joseph Goebbels seems almost honest and trustworthy by comparison.
When Kate Steinle was murdered by an illegal alien in sanctuary city San Francisco, Josh Earnest actually said this:
“The fact is that the president has done everything within his power to make sure that we are focusing our law enforcement resources on criminals and those who pose a threat to public safety and it’s because of the political efforts of Republicans that we have not been able to make the kind of investment that we’d like to make in securing our border and keeping our community safe.”
Oh, yes. Sanctuary cities exist because of the Republicans in Congress. Not because Homeland Security and the Justice Department turn a blind eye to their lawlessness.
To call Josh Earnest a shameless liar would be a compliment.
And then there was this.
In late summer, when Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis was jailed for refusing to sign off on gay marriage licenses, Josh Earnest — spokesman for Barack Hussein Obama — said this:
“On principle, the success of our democracy depends on the rule of law. And there is no public official that is above the rule of law. That’s a principle that is enshrined in our Constitution and in our democracy and it’s one that obviously the courts are seeking to uphold.”
And he said it without a shred of irony.
At the time, I wrote this:
Don’t try and zoom us, Josh. We all know that you and your boss don’t give two shits about the Constitution.
Suddenly one county clerk refuses to issue marriage licenses and Josh Earnest is worried about the Constitution. Six and a half years of his boss crapping all over it didn’t bother him one iota.
Equality under the law. That’s the very foundation of the Civil Society, Josh.
But where is equality under the law here in Obama’s America?
Lois Lerner used her position at the IRS to specifically target Americans with whom she and this President politically disagreed.
That isn’t “enshrined in our Constitution.” But Lois Lerner, a public official, was given paid leave and has not even been subject to a criminal investigation by the supposed “Justice” Department.
I really have no patience for full of shit hypocrites like Barack Obama or Josh Earnest.
Neither of them give a damn about our Constitution or our republic. That’s right, Josh. We’re a republic, not a democracy.
In America in the Age of Obama there is no equality under the law.
Before SCOTUS made gay marriage a federal right, county clerks who issued marriage licenses to gay couples where it was illegal were not jailed because they refused to follow the law.
No public officials in cities that violate immigration laws and make themselves sanctuary cities are jailed or face any censure at all.
Because there is no equality under the law. Public officials are not held to the same standard.
The only thing worse than a liar is a man who can maintain an air of arrogant condescension while he lies his ass off.
I will be so glad to be rid of this duplicitous propagandist. You have no idea.
2. Barack Obama
It has not been a particularly good year for Barack Obama.
Now, don’t get me wrong, he has managed to do some serious damage to our country and I’m sure that gives him a happy.
But Barry’s obsessive need to control the narrative has taken a serious hit in 2015.
It isn’t an understatement by any stretch that Obama has come to expect a certain level of devotion — not just from Americans, but from the world at large. And this past year we’ve been seeing a steady erosion in worshipful awe directed at the Wee Little Prince.
In January, after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, Obama refused to join leaders from around the world who came to the City of Lights to offer their solidarity and support. Instead, Obama gave a condescending interview in which he claimed that the news media is making a mountain out of a mole hill over this terror attack where “a bunch of folks” were killed.
In March, Benjamin Netanyahu came to the United States and spoke to a joint session of Congress. Barry petulantly refused to attend or even see Bibi while he was here.
To add insult to injury, the American people showed zero interest in Barack’s number one cause “Climate Change” no matter how hysterical he became. No matter how many portends of gloom and doom he uttered.
And the more he would caterwaul and demagogue “gun violence,” the more gun sales increased.
He just couldn’t catch a break.
Obama didn’t help himself at all by popping off in that arrogant, “I know everything” tone of his all the while getting it wrong. Like declaring ISIS contained just hours before ISIS launched the deadliest attack in Paris since World War II. Or assuring Americans that there was absolutely no credible terror threat to our homeland one week before the San Bernardino terror attack.
The biggest character flaw Obama has is his inability to see himself as he really is. So the less impressed the world became with him, the more strident and in-our-faces he became.
There were so many people living rent-free in Obama’s head, it’s a wonder he had room for his brain. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Vladimir Putin all joined Rush Limbaugh and Fox News deep inside the recesses of Barry’s noggin.
For me, 2015 will go down in history as the year the world woke up and realized Barack Obama just ain’t all that.
Don’t underestimate for a moment how infuriated he is that Putin makes him look like a big girl.
The most agonizing moment with Barack Obama this past year was his October interview on 60 Minutes with Steve Kroft:
Kroft: You said a year ago that the United States … America leads. We are the indispensable nation. Mr. Putin seems to be challenging that leadership.
Obama (with frowny face): In what way? Le-let’s think about this–
Kroft: Well, he’s moved … he’s move–
Kroft: He’s moved troops into Syria for one…
Kroft: He’s got people on the ground.
Kroft: Two. The Russians are conducting military operations in the Middle East for the first time since World War Two.
Obama: So that’s … so that’s… so–
Kroft: Bombing the people that we are supporting.
Obama: So that’s “Leading,” Steve? The … uh … so … Let me ask you this question. When I came into office … uh … Ukraine was governed by a corrupt ruler who was a stooge of Mr. Putin. Syria was Russia’s only ally in the region. Aaaand, today, rather than being able to count on their support, and maintain the base they’ve had in Syria — which they’ve had for a long time, Mr. Putin now is devoting his own troops, his own military, just ta barely hold together … by a thread … his sole ally. And he–
Kroft: He’s challenging your leadership, Mr. President. He’s—
Obama: No. No. No.
Kroft: He’s challenging your leadership.
Obama: That … Steve …. I’ve …. uh …. I gotta tell ya, if … if … if … ya think that running your economy into the ground and having to send troops in … in order to prop up … your only ally is “leadership,” then we got a different definition of leadership.
At the time of the interview, in addition to posting the video, I wrote:
But watch Obama’s face during the interview.
Hit the mute so you don’t have to endure his words. I’ve taken the bullet and transcribed it for you. But just hit play and watch his face.
He’s angry. He is seriously pissed off that Kroft would dare to defy the “Putin acted out of weakness” myth.
But that isn’t the face of someone angry that their lie is being defied.
Look at this grumpy puss:
He’s incredulous. That is the face of incredulity. That is the face of somebody who actually believes the lie that Putin is weak.
Obama really does believe that he is coming off as the superior leader here. He really does believe the lie that the White House has been peddling to us. Which makes me suspect that this lie that Putin is weak and Obama is top dog isn’t being told for our benefit, but for Barack’s benefit.
Look at how incredulous he looks:
Mark Levin is right. There is something seriously, psychological wrong with Barack Obama.
It’s one thing to peddle propaganda.
It’s another thing entirely to fall for it yourself.
Obama has already warned us that his final year in office he intends to squeeze every ounce of change out of this country that he possibly can.
Like a cornered animal, Obama is reacting to his fading star in the most vile and vindictive ways.
If he’s been tiresome before, just wait. It is bound to get far worse.
The number one most tiresome person of 2015 goes to…
1. Hillary Clinton
Inevitability just ain’t what it used to be.
2015 was supposed to be Hillary Clinton’s year. Then, thanks to a well-placed leak courtesy of Valerie Jarrett, all hell kind of broke loose.
Ever since her email scandal first hit the scene back in March, Hillary Clinton has been playing defense. And it hasn’t been pretty.
Poll after poll shows Americans by a large majority do not trust her. The three most commonly-used words associated with Hillary Clinton are “liar,” “dishonest,” and “untrustworthy.”
Every emphatic declaration she made about her private email server was later proved to be a lie.
Scandal dogged this woman’s every step like the trail of slime that follows a slug.
Shortly before Hillary held her big announcement rally on Roosevelt Island, the news that her favorability numbers took a nosedive came out. At the time, I wrote:
Hillary has never been particularly well-liked. She’s like the Bellatrix Lestrange of the Democrat Party — an unstable woman with a horrifying cackle who tends to kill people.
What’s not to dislike?!
But a new CNN Poll shows that one of the primary problems with a Hillary Clinton candidacy is, nobody particularly likes or trusts her.
Not only is her favorability taking a beating — dropping 7% since March — but her “trustworthiness” is in the toilet.
57% of respondents say she is not trustworthy. That is up from 49% in March.
Frankly, I am deeply concerned with the 42% of these people who hold on to the belief that Hillary is trustworthy.
Who are these people?!
My guess is, they’re the type of folks who would ask the guy wearing a mask over his face and carrying an ISIS flag to keep an eye on their luggage in the airport while they run to the bathroom.
They’re the people who would ask a pedophile to watch their kids while they went to the grocery store to pick up a few things.
But really. 42% of the people in this poll think Hillary is trustworthy?
And we thought Obama was delusional.
Maybe those 42% should ask Christopher Stevens if he can trust Hillary.
But let’s not focus on the negative.
Think of the positive. 57% of voters don’t trust this woman.
For all the poo-pooing the Hillary camp has been doing over the Foundation scandals brought to light by the book Clinton Cash, clearly it’s having a significant impact on Hillary’s 2016 prospects.
And not in a good way.
Problem is, it’s still too early to say if, in the long run, this trend will continue.
The Clintons are survivors. They’re like cockroaches, those two.
Hillary may well manage to ride this out and stay in the race.
Even Bellatrix Lestrange managed to survive the insanity of Azkaban Prison and return to power beside Voldemort.
Well, at least until she got killed by Ron Weasley’s Mum.
The truth is, lack of trust is a real killer. Sure, politicians lie. But Hillary’s trust deficit doesn’t come from innocuous lies like “I will fight for you.” It comes from a systemic corruption and history of scandal.
I think in the end, even the Clinton name won’t be enough to drag her over the finish line.
Hillary’s hopes for an easy and roundly popular candidacy were dashed on the rocks of reality.
I’d love to say that I feel sorry for her. But I don’t.
Partly because she is so despicable that watching her flounder as she gets caught in one lie after another gives me a happy.
But mostly because, despite the fact that Hillary Clinton is a felonious liar and deeply inept politician, the Democrat National Committee — headed up by the equally detestable Debbie Wasserman-Schultz — is doing everything in its power to ensure that voters are stuck with her.
Rush has said for years that the more people see and hear Hillary Clinton, the lower her approval numbers go. She just isn’t likeable.
This isn’t a particularly helpful thing when one is running for President.
Hillary has provided me with no end of humorous agitprop. Just check out the Clinton Family Gallery in the Dianny Image Vault if you don’t believe me. And for that, I am deeply grateful.
But as much as she is a woman we all love to hate, the truth is, she is the last human being in the universe I want to see in the White House.
But something tells me if she has already begun to grow so incredibly tiresome more than a month before the primaries begin, by the time she is handed the nomination, Americans will have had about enough of this wretched, cackling hag.
Well, there you have it!
There are my picks for the ten most tiresome people of 2015.
If you’d like to read Dianny’s Ten Most Tiresome People from the previous years, here are the links to All the Right Snark:
Dianny’s Ten Most Tiresome People of 2013
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