10 May 2008

Obama's New Lapel Pin: Obama's New America

Barack Obama is already looking ahead to his new America--an America with 57 states, or is it 58? 59? 60? One can never have too many states in a country, after all, and Obama only wants to be sure he has enough.
Yesterday The Ticket broke the stunning news of America's acquisition of seven, maybe eight, new states, according to future president Barack Obama.

He was speaking at the start of a two-day swoop through Oregon, which is already a state.

In Beaverton, which is not a state yet, the Democrat let it slip that during this marathon 16-month party presidential nomination struggle against a bunch of dropouts and this female political zombie from New York who won't surrender short of a silver stake, he had already visited 57 states with one more to go.

That's not counting the existing states of Alaska and Hawaii, he said, which his staff decided aren't important enough to visit. __LAT

Whether this more aggressive Obama is looking to add minor states such as Puerto Rico or Mexico to the US, or whether he has become bold enough to begin adding larger new states such as South America and Africa, remains to be clarified by the Obama campaign.

A more expansionary Obama may come as a surprise to many of his supporters, who were planning to vote for him based merely on Obama's promises to withdraw US forces from Iraq. But if Obama is planning to withdraw the US military from Iraq only to use the troops to enlarge his brave new empire, some of his supporters may begin to have second thoughts.

This not the sort of talk one expects from presidential candidates. Rather, it is the sort of talk one expects from Caesars and Tsars.

While we wait for further clarification from the Obama campaign, we might want to start a betting pool on which countries are likely to be added to the US first. What am I bid for Venezuela?

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Blogger Barba Rija said...

sad satire. Especially when you consider that Iraq was made a US state by the incumbent president of america, which is... a GOP president.

And a very dumb at that.

Considering Obama's stance on Iraq, I find this satire funny but completely out of touch. Like 180 degrees out.

Saturday, 10 May, 2008  
Blogger al fin said...

180 degrees out from reality, I agree. To even consider electing such a flake is a sad testament to the decay of the US democratic system. It is quite a good thing his handlers have learned to jump on top of things like this and keep them quiet. Because, you see, the satire is mostly true.

Saturday, 10 May, 2008  
Blogger SwampWoman said...

I'm always amused at the people that call the President dumb when they can't type and/or punctuate a coherent sentence.

Not knowing how many states there are is really dumb.

Saturday, 10 May, 2008  
Blogger Snake Oil Baron said...

Republicans rid the world of dictators and are called stupid for language gaffes. Democrats seek to rid the world of democracies like Israel, the current Iraqi government and Lebanon and support tyrants like Chavez, Castro, Mugabe and Ahmadinejad while playing footsie with terrorists while not knowing where they are or basic facts of reality like that sunlight effects temperature and they are thought to be geniuses. With lots of creationist Democrats, and with gay rights having been sold out by the Dems to the Mulahs the Democrats have officially snatched the mantle of pseudoscience-loving slack-jawed imbeciles from the Paleocons like Pat Buchanan.

Saturday, 10 May, 2008  
Blogger Snake Oil Baron said...

Also, by Barba Rija's logic, Germany, Japan, Italy and South Korea are American States because America was involved in the violence which resulted in these nations joining the treasonous club of capitalist democracies. I guess Obama is getting closer to being right all the time.

Saturday, 10 May, 2008  
Blogger al fin said...

Obama has no experience, no achievements. He is an inflated image of "hope"--a huge exercise in wishful thinking. Coddled by the media and protected by a watchful corps of keepers, Obama has never been truly scrutinized or vetted for the job he seeks.

The US has been hugely polarized for the past few decades, so that the voters "out of power" will grasp at the weakest of straws in the hope of regaining power. Obama is the weakest of straws. But he gives a PR crew something to work with, which in these days is all that is necessary.

Unless the media does its job.

Sunday, 11 May, 2008  
Blogger Barba Rija said...

Hey, swampwoman, I'm sorry that English is not my first language, but you know, perhaps I just happen to know more languages than you can imagine there even are (one).

If you dare say that Bush isn't an idiot, I'm done with you.

Al Fin:
"To even consider electing such a flake is a sad testament to the decay of the US democratic system"

I don't understand you. What had GWBush in his CV? A flawed career at oil business? A dispensed letter from the army? Still, he IS president. From what I've seen from the campaign, and taking you seriously (Obama is a testament of decay) then I can't even know what to think about Hillary with her kitchen sink tactics, undefined leadership and flip flop attitude. And, sorry, McSame isn't a maverick. He's an election accident. He doesn't even know the difference between muslims. He gaffes all the time, and yet, you hit Obama with his one-liner.

What the hell?

Are you even serious?

I say this with true heart and a very uninterested at that, for I ain't american: Obama is your last hope of reaching some international respect.

Sunday, 11 May, 2008  
Blogger al fin said...

Barba, clearly you are not American. And if you honestly believe you can speak for the entire world in advising Americans who they should vote for, then there is a problem somewhere. Suffice it to say that no one is taking you seriously on this issue.

Personally, I have no horse in this race. To me, there are no candidates worth voting for this election. Obama is the worst possible of all who entered the primaries this year, with the possible exception of Kucinich.

For everyone else, I strongly recommend that you read Obama's 1995 autobiography "Dreams From My Father." Although written 13 years ago, Obama recently stated that his opinions and views have not substantially changed over that time period. When a candidate reveals himself so clearly, it is mandatory for anyone considering voting for him to listen.

Obama is the typical "flash in the pan", fool's gold. He presents himself as intelligent, articulate, and a born leader. The reality is, unfortunately, more that he is acting a role. His books are trying to tell you who he is. Read them.

Sunday, 11 May, 2008  
Blogger Barba Rija said...

Al Fin:

I'm a person, just a simple guy, not a "political pundit", and as you say, not a person who is taken seriously on this matter, so your attempt at bellitling me is simply shooting off target at me. You just wasted a bullet. Said that, I also am entitled to a point of view, as you are. Your satire seems ridicule from my point of view, period.

Yeah, Kucinich was okay, but he did say too many things that he just wouldn't say had he the possibility of really getting into the White House. Which he never had.

So what about "Dreams of my father"? What is the problem on that book? It seems to me that reality is something you are quite uncomfortable with. What you coin perhaps as "racist" I see as "realism". You will have to cope with the fact that blacks have been until very recently treated like the garbage can on america. What did you expect? Flowers and kisses inside a black vision of the world? You can't molest a child and then hope that in the future he won't bring that up as a reality and discussion topic just because it's not "PC". I ran into speculation on your stance with him, because you weren't clear.

About the fact that he's more as an actor... were you born yesterday? A politician IS an actor. That part is EMBEBBED into the very substance of politicians. He's always an actor. I'm not uncomfortable with that. But the way he has handled the problems he faced in the campaign tells me that he does show intelligence, brightness and most of all, the capacity to move forwards the tit-for-tat speech. I like him a lot. So sue me.

Monday, 12 May, 2008  
Blogger al fin said...

Barba, instead of responding to anything in the post or comment, you are simply projecting. You are simply setting up your soapbox in some blog comment section and speaking off the top of your head. To what purpose? Do you truly not have anything important to do?

Monday, 12 May, 2008  
Blogger ema said...

Well, you got me :D

I still think the post is ridiculous, though.

Nice blog overall.


Monday, 12 May, 2008  
Blogger al fin said...

It is my firm intent to offend every person who reads this blog, if they continue reading it long enough. Any other approach would be unfair.

I never have understood why so many people seem to think that other people are supposed to agree with them on virtually every issue!



Monday, 12 May, 2008  
Blogger Audacious Epigone said...

"It seems to me that reality is something you are quite uncomfortable with. What you coin perhaps as "racist" I see as "realism"."

Heh, projection indeed. Really, anyone criticizing Barba could've charged him with exactly what he is absurdly charging Al Fin with.

Wednesday, 14 May, 2008  

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