H/t to Larwyn for the many links…


The co-chair of Barack Obama’s Transition Team, Valerie Jarrett, appeared on Meet the Press this weekend and used, shall we say, an interesting word to described what she thinks Barack Obama will be doing in January when he’s officially sworn into office. She told Tom Brokaw that Obama will be ready to “rule” on day one. It’s a word that reflects the worst fears that people have for Obama the “arrogant,” the “messiah,” that imagines he’s here to “rule” instead of govern.

Jarret told Brokaw that “given the daunting challenges that we face, it’s important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one.”

Obama needs some remedial Constitutional Law, interesting in itself considering the claims he used to teach it. American Presidents LEAD, they don’t RULE. That’s for kings and dictators. A little history might be order, too. Remember the American Revolution was fought to free us from … RULERS.

More on Obama’s expected coronation and cult status:

Michelle points out that Valerie Jarrett is the niece of former Clinton lackey Vernon Jordan. Extra bonus points for the funny graphic!

In Philadelphia, the crackdown has begun.

Across the pond, Peter Hitchens is scratching his head. Read the whole thing – someone is awake over there, and worried.

Anyone would think we had just elected a hip, skinny and youthful replacement for God, with a plan to modernise Heaven and Hell – or that at the very least John Lennon had come back from the dead.

The swooning frenzy over the choice of Barack Obama as President of the United States must be one of the most absurd waves of self-deception and swirling fantasy ever to sweep through an advanced civilisation. At least Mandela-worship – its nearest equivalent – is focused on a man who actually did something.

I really don’t see how the Obama devotees can ever in future mock the Moonies, the Scientologists or people who claim to have been abducted in flying saucers. This is a cult like the one which grew up around Princess Diana, bereft of reason and hostile to facts.

John Derbyshire reminds us of how LIGHT Obama’s resume really was and still is. No wonder the Russians are licking their chops.

I see nothing for conservatives to hope for in an Obama administration. We just have to stick it out. This shallow, ignorant, self-obsessed man, who held an actual job for just one year of his charmed life (low-grade editing for an obscure newsletter — he felt, he tells us in Dreams, “like a spy behind enemy lines,” the enemy of course being capitalism), this red-diaper baby and his wife, will be our First Couple for the next four years and some weeks. It’ll be interesting. Interesting.

We only have to go back to our history books to read about kings and despots, who all believed in themselves to the point of deity. If this is truly the way he thinks, he’s in for a big surprise.

1 Comment

  1. December 11, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    […] in hot water because of diddling interns; he got in trouble because he LIED about it. Obama’s “rule” hasn’t even started and he’s already under a cloud of […]


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