Thursday, February 3, 2011

Barack Obama, Shape-Shifter

By Alan Caruba

With the advent of the centennial of Ronald Reagan’s birthday on Sunday, it was perhaps predictable that Time Magazine would photoshop a picture of Obama and Reagan as if they were standing together. “Why Obama (Hearts) Reagan” was the cover line.

Obama would have been twenty years old when Reagan took office and, of course, he not only never met Reagan, but he was no fan of his conservative policies.

In a stinging rebuttal to the Time cover, Sean Linnane, a blogger at Stormbringer, noted that, in Obama’s memoir, Dreams of My Father, Obama wrote “When classmates in college asked me just what it was that a community organizer did, I couldn’t answer them directly. Instead, I’d pronounce on the need for change. Changes in the White House, where Reagan and his minions were carrying on their dirty deeds…”

One of those “dirty deeds” involved hastening the fall of the Soviet Union; the mother ship of all liberals and crypto-communists.

No surprise that Obama couldn’t answer his classmates “directly” because Obama had been against many of the policies of Reagan and Bush before he was for them. He has virtually replicated Bush’s Mideast policies and now it appears he is going to make the same errors with Egypt as Jimmy Carter did with Iran.

Obama has been on the cover of Time Magazine so many times that they ought to change the name of the magazine to Obama. Back in 2009, a cover showed him as the reincarnated Franklin Delano Roosevelt, offering America a New Deal.

FDR’s New Deal stretched out the Great Depression that began in 1929 over ten years until the U.S. declared war on Japan and Germany in 1941. His Social Security program has been looted by Congress and now is on the brink of insolvency along with the later Medicare program. The Supreme Court threw out elements of FDR’s stimulus programs as unconstitutional. Yes, history can and does repeat itself.

When Obama announced his run for the Democratic Party nomination, he did so on the steps of the Old State Capitol in downtown Springfield, Illinois to launch his campaign on Feb.10, 2007. The conscious effort to identify with Abraham Lincoln was and remains a part of the constant “packaging” and “branding” of Obama.

So we have Obama as Lincoln, Obama as FDR, and now Obama as a fan of Ronald Reagan just in time for the latter’s birthday centennial.

Obama is the ultimate Star Trek “shape-shifter.” Depending on the place and the circumstances, Obama consciously seeks to present himself as a reflection of whomever he is addressing.

A quick search of Google images will produce a photo of Obama wearing a yarmulka (skull cap) while standing at the Wailing Wall in Jeruselem, placing a small written prayer in it as is the custom for Jews!

Millions of words have been written and uttered to describe who and what Obama is, but aside from being a dedicated Marxist intent on destroying the United States with intolerable debt, unrelieved unemployment, and naked support for powerful unions, Obama does not appear to have many core values other than the empowerment and enrichment of Barack Hussein Obama.

The role of Time Magazine and other mainstream media in this manipulation of the American public’s perception of Obama is obscene.

Obama, however, has a problem. Americans have rejected Obamacare. The House has voted to repeal it. And Senate Republicans are getting help from disaffected Democrats in dismantling it. His “green” policies for electric cars, high speed rail, and power generation by wind and solar are a laughingstock.

On the world stage, he is seen as a weakling and friend of Islam to the detriment and endangerment of Israel, the most steadfast ally of the U.S. in the mideast.

All this Hollywood-style imagery that Obama has depended upon for so long no longer works as it did during the giddy days of his campaign for the presidency. His speeches ring hollow on the ears of all but his most besotted supporters.

Long after he’s gone from the public stage, people will be asking who was Obama? And who is Obama?

© Alan Caruba, 2011


joetote said...

As disgusted I am with the media in general, this is indeed an all time low for these elitist morons. To have the audacity to insult the memory of one of the greatest Americans is bad enough. To compare this Marxist/Socialist/Anti-American ideals President with a man who loved his country, her ideals and it's people with all his heart is a crime. Words like blasphemy come to mind, but I'm not exactly sure what word truly describes what I'm feeling at this moment.

As, in my view this man is overtly doing his best to dismantle everything President Reagan stood for and deliver our country to his Marxist handlers, I am indeed baffled as to how anyone could make a more asinine comparison than this. Very sad!

The difference between President Reagan and President Obama?

Listen to A Time for Choosing which is posted on the” Reaganite Republican “ site. It doesn't come any better than with this example as compared to the 62 minute B.S. session of a few nights ago.

Heartfelt truth and candor compared to lies, deceit, ineptness and basically Bull S...!

Yes, it launched his career, but who could have even remotely imagine the immense GREATNESS that enveloped this man? As I said in a post yesterday, comparing the (for want of better words) "current resident" of the White House to one of the greatest Presidents and Americans of our time is a crime!

"Winning The Future" is indeed a WTF! moment

Conway said...

That piece of slippery, narcissistic, communist vermin occupying the White House is the ultimate pragmatist, employing a self-serving modus operandi that would make Machiavelli blush.

Like a horribly distorted reflection of Napoleon Bonaparte, when in France, Obama is a Catholic, when in Egypt, he is a Moslem. I suppose when he graced India with his magnificent presence, he was a Hindu or a Sikh, depending on the religious affiliation of individuals present at the time. I submit if he journeyed to Israel, upon arriving in Tel Aviv he would morph into a bearded, caftan wearing Hasidic Jew.

In reality, Barack Obama is little more than an opportunistic parasite, and is no more a Christian than Joseph Stalin was.

PatriotUSA said...

There is no way he is a Christian.
he has proven over and over than at the very least he is an islamist and a clsoet muslim.
He was raised as a muslim, went to a madrass and is obviously well
schooled in the muslim art of taqiyya. Taqiyya is using deceit and lies to make islam pleasing
and peaceful to us kafirs and infidels.

John Esposito is one the worst
islamic sympathizers alive and
true apologist for islam. He is
living proof of a dhimmi fool and
practices taqiyya as well as any

The mullah in the White House is
truly the enemy of the people of our country.

Lime Lite said...

Alan - visit my blog page where I posted the flip side to the Time's front cover - I'm sure you'll like it:

Obama is the ultimate Affirmative Action appointment.

Ronbo said...


Very easy to understand.

He's a typical psychopath and criminal who by the grace of good luck and Marxist ideology missed his date with Bubba at FCI Petersburg, Virginia.


Alan Caruba said...

@Lime: You're right. I did like it!
Very amusing.