Monday, December 12, 2016

Good Riddance Obama....So....Let's Give Trump a Chance...

I Too Have Become Disillusioned.

By Matt Patterson (An ultra-Liberal Opinion Writer) Originally written in 2011...

Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job? 

Imagine a future historian examining Obama's pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League, despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a "community organizer;" a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, less often did he vote "present"); and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.

He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama's "spiritual mentor;" a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama's colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president? There is no evidence that he ever attended or worked for any university or that he ever sat for the Illinois bar. We have no documentation for any of his claims. He may well be the greatest hoax in history.

Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberal Dems to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were 'a bit' extreme, he was given a pass. Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass - held to a lower standard because of the color of his skin.

Podhoretz continues: And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) "non-threatening," all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest?

Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon - affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.

Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back. Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow. Liberals don't care if these minority students fail; liberals aren't around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self-esteem resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action. Yes, racist. Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin - that's affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn't racism, then nothing is.

And that is what America did to Obama. True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be? As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois . He was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate. All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.

What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display every time Obama speaks? In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked executive qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama's oratory skills, intellect, and cool character. Those people - conservatives included - ought now to be deeply embarrassed.

The man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of cliches and that's when he has his Teleprompters in front of him; when the prompter is absent he can barely think or speak at all. Not one original idea has ever issued from his mouth - it's all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed over and over again for 100 years. (An example is his 2012 campaign speeches which are almost word for word his 2008 speeches)

And what about his character? Obama is constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles. Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess. Remember, he wanted the job, campaigned for the task. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerless-ness, so comfortable with his own incompetence. (The other day he actually came out and said no one could have done anything to get our economy and country back on track). But really, what were we to expect? The man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act responsibly?

In short: our president is a small-minded man, with neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job.

When you understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense. It could not have gone otherwise with such an impostor in the Oval Office.



JC said...

Rav Shaul shlita! Not many times have I asked you to put something as a guest post. Now is the time! Take a look at this recent photo of Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley slavishly bowing to rabbi Sheftel Meir Neuberger of Baltimore Ner Israel. It was taken just a few days ago. Remember how no one could believe Zvi Zahler's death was covered up by Maryland authorities, how everyone shrieked it was just impossible? You have the answer when you see O'Malley in front of Neuberger!!!

Paul Mendlowitz said...

My friend: you know your history; Shaul/Paul.

Morgan Studios said...

Who is with Sheftel with his back to O'Malley? Zweibel? This is also the first such picture in a while that I don't see Sol Werdiger trying to stick his head in before the bulb flash.

R' Elya Spitzer said...

O'Malley's Chief of Staff Lis Smith dumped me before all that recent trouble with the Russian zoyna.

Anonymous said...

Must have been Ner Yisroel talmid Moshe Sherer who made sure the whole Agudah is stacked with Baltimoron Ner Yisroel people.

Shmuel "Boom Boom" Bloom
R' Aron Feldman
Avi Shafran
Bubba Cohen
A.D. Motzen
Yehiel Kalish
Labish Becker I don't know but his brother was in Ner Yisroel
Where did Chaim Dovid Zweibel learn?

Who else?

Old Williamsburg said...

Sherer was installed by his cousin, the Agudah Fresser-Molester Mike Tress. And Sherer passed the torch to Bloom.

When Bloom was at the head, the Agudah would not even acknowledge the word molester because Ner Yisroel bred so many of them and likely also because Sherer may have given a tzavoah to Bloom to cover everything up lest Tress be exposed.

You missed at least 2 more Agudah bigs from Ner Yisroel:

Samuel Kaminetzky & Ariel Sadwin

Anonymous said...

Ariel Sadwin used to live on Yeshiva Lane and Berel Weisbord the mashgiach of Ner Yisroel was his next door neighbor. You understand it was no coincidence. Ner Yisroel even created a special position for him: Director of Agudath Israel of Maryland and Mid-Atlantic Region. Sadwin is a hardened criminal who arranged with the Maryland government that no autopsies for frummies be done even in shady cases. He is also involved with garbage collection in the city. There was a rumor that he shared his wife with local rabbonim to strengthen his position even further. Moshe Eiseman has been his patron ever since he entered Ner Yisroel.

Ariel Sadwin said...

If you click Eisemann's mug shot on the sidebar (CLICK ON PHOTO - MOSHE EISEMANN OF BALTIMORE VIA YESHIVA OF PHILADELPHIA), Ariel Sadwin is on page six in the upper right corner of "The Baltimore Jewish Times has changed": He was involved in the BJT takeover by NIRC.

Anonymous said...

There was never any rumor in Baltimore about extra-marital affairs except for the modern orthodox "bad rabbi" who was eventually arrested for unwanted advances. So where do you get your wild claim about Sadsack?

5 Towns said...

Ner Yisroel is very power hungry & organized.

They engineered the takeover of National Council of Young Israel with their stooge Chometz for Pesach Lerner.

They also got their guys to the top of a number of kiruv orgs.

And they have been plotting the takeover of Agudath Israel of America, which was only delayed by the quarantine of R' Yaakov Weinberg in the doghouse for insulting the Steipler Gaon.

When the Agudah has their Fresser askan meetings in the 5 Towns (chaired by State Senator Dean Skelos until his recent arrest by the FBI), Ner Yisroel has been pushing their alumni not just there to attend, but inducing others to shlep out from Queens & Brooklyn. Ner Yisroel knows that one day Werdiger, Rieder & the rest of the Fressers will be replaced so they are jockeying into position early.

And Sheftel himself has been arranging shidduchim between wealthy Lawrence NIRCers. What better way to keep the money & power in "La Familia"?

For some strange reason it is Chaim Berlin always getting the bum rap that they try to hijack everything. Ner Yisroel is much more the expert infiltrator pulling off coup d'etats.

Anonymous said...

Zvi Bloom at Torah Un-mesorah is a product of what yeshiva?

Horndog Hershel said...

Is Sheftel Neuberger trying to imitate the freye nut Patti Stanger from "Millionaire Matchmaker" on Bravo Network?

She is in the news this week from court testimony regarding the alter kacker menuvol Sumner Redstone (ex-shver of Chaim Berlin honoree the Zhviller Rebbe) being sued by his mistress Sydney Holland. Stanger was the shadchan. Holland introduced into court information about old Sumner throwing around $100s of millions to jump in the sack with women for a few hours. Two women alone he paid $21 million & $18 million each.

It was Redstone's money by the way that made Tamar Epstein's mother very, very wealthy, and by extension Sam Kaminetzky when that wealth was spread in exchange for kashering mamzerus. I have no information that Tamar's mother had an improper connection to Redstone or not. It might be that Tamar's grandfather is an old friend of Redstone. Redstone sued Tamar's relatives at one point demanding back the millions in stock. Nothing would surprise me however if there was an improper connection. Redstone has sued several mistresses after paying them off. And look at the poyel yotzai from Tamar's mother that her daughter, an aishis ish, is living with a another man & likely will produce mamzerim with him.c

Anonymous said...

To 10:04 AM
You never heard of Yeshiva Lane wife swapping customs?
Then welcome to Baltimore the city that breeds!

Sdom said...

Nu, what are the protim on Pikesville MD's Yeshiva Lane? And how would they squeeze any hanky panky in between all the child molesting over there?

YU - Torah Madua said...

Speaking of the Steipler, he allegedly said that feminist rabbis are choshud for being roei zonos.

Tamar's advisors & backers in the rabbinate are drawn from the not so oxymoron after all of YU + Philly, as well as Mendel Epstein, Belsky & several Baltimore rabbis, Heinemann included.

Sdom 2 said...

Hey, Paul, got cold feet? Where is http://theunorthodoxjew.blogspot.com/2016/10/trump-loser.html? All we get is "Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist." It is now in Google cache. Are you afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Paul Mendlowitz said...

Sdom2 - Actually Blogger took it down, they won't tell me why.

Anonymous said...

Blogger's parent company Google is very quick to take down material if they get a written complaint no matter how weak & biased the complaint is.

Similarly, eBay takes down product images if a seller's competitor falsely complains the image is being used without permission. eBay philosophy is why risk legal action from the one complaining so just remove it & who cares if the seller is unfairly victimized.

Paul Mendlowitz said...

So much for the First Amendment! This take down was different than the previous ones, and there were many. In the other ones, they only suggested that I correct various language or remove copyrighted photos, and repost it again subject to having it removed again.

This one said" Reposting this blog article, will suspend your privilege to be able to use Blogger until further notice"

FaceBoob said...

Sounds like the censorship from partisan Liberal Putz Zuckerberg.

We Wuz Robbed said...

Our household stopped using eBay because you can only pay with their subsidiary PayPal which when a vendor rips you off, PayPal ignores your pleas to make you whole or discipline the thief.

We also stopped using crooked Amazon whose latest dishonest shtick is to sign you up without your asking & charging your credit card the annual fee for their Prime service. What's driving that is they want to impress vendors with phony membership numbers & they want everyone to use their app to do "showrooming" in other stores. Ultimately if they get enough brick & mortar stores to collapse from bleeding sales that Amazon is masig gvul like a Trojan Ferd, they will have cornered the market & will raise prices through the roof. Once you have Prime by the way, you are a real sucker because Amazon displays for you on your computer & phone higher prices than their regular platform.

If you look around there are e-commerce sites with better prices than Amazon, like the Zoro.com division of Grainger.

Amazon has also been getting in trouble with authorities for slave labor-like conditions at their warehouses & not letting drivers take a pish.

Anonymous said...