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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Obama v. Obama

The photo above is a leaked photo of President Obama preparing for his first debate with Mitt Romney on Wednesday night (Hat Tip: Jack W). I'm glad Obama is going through with at least the first debate. It would be perfectly in character for him to skip it. And perhaps the best preparation he can do for the debate is to look in the mirror. Thomas Sowell points out a whole lot of differences between Obama the candidate in 2008 (Obama 1) and Obama the President in 2012 (Obama 2). Those differences ought to make the American people very uncomfortable about voting to reelect Barack Hussein Obama. Here's what he has to say about Israel (Hat Tip: Ricky G).
Last March, Obama 2, unaware that a microphone was on, told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that, after he is re-elected and never has to face voters again, he will have the “flexibility” to make a deal on missile defense systems — a deal he couldn’t make if voters knew about it before the election.
Think about that chilling prospect and what it reveals about the real Obama.
Nowhere is the contrast between Obama 1 and Obama 2 greater than in his policy toward Israel.
He has a long string of mentors and allies marked by hatred of the United States and a vision of the world in which white, Western nations have prospered by oppressing and exploiting non-white, non-Western nations.
And after Obama worked for a time in a private business, he regarded himself as being, in his own words, “a spy behind enemy lines.”
This is not the Obama that most voters elected president in 2008. They saw a carefully crafted image of a bright, articulate, energetic, genial fellow who would heal racial and partisan divides. His likability remained high even after many became disappointed with his policies.
Have you ever heard of a grumpy confidence man? Geniality is a prerequisite.
What many regard as failure of Obama’s foreign policy, especially in the Middle East, may well be one of his biggest successes. His desire to redistribute wealth domestically is part of a larger ideological vision that includes redistribution of power internationally.
Obama has long said the United States plays too large a role internationally. His policies suggest Islamic countries need a larger role. The troubling question is whether he still sees his own role as “a spy behind enemy lines” in the White House.
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