THE OBAMA DOG
President Obama has touted the unique symbolism of his presidency, which he said would allow him to make progress on many logjammed priorities that he and the nation hold dear. A week before his election, he told Time Magazine's Joe Klein that, after the current financial crisis, "a new energy economy . . . That's going to be my No. 1 priority when I get into office."
Oops. Belay that. The New York Times now reports that energy, and the related preoccupation of climate change, are "slipping down" the priority list.
In his European trip, Mr. Obama suddenly promoted ridding the world of nuclear weapons as a new priority, though it's a priority that was hardly mentioned during the campaign and perhaps will remain unmentioned again until he needs another applause line for students in Strasbourg. Health care? His aides say he backed off on labor's card check and the greenies' cap and trade precisely in order to protect his all-important health care reform plans -- which are not, however, so all-important that he actually has a plan. He wants Congress to produce the details. But his insistence that Congress budget a "down payment" for reform at least lasted almost a weekend.
Why did we elect President Obama? Because we wanted to see him in the Oval Office. We wanted to see him wearing the trappings of the presidency, to revel in his choice presidential dog and presidential swing set, to make us feel good about ourselves when he's fawned upon by foreigners.
Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson correctly fingered what's been wrong, however, with Mr. Obama's policy agenda ever since he became a serious risk for the nomination: It's been nothing more than a boilerplate, unanalytical distillation of standard Democratic talking points of the sort you might receive from a first-year DNC intern -- "as though [Mr. Obama] were some conventionally liberal backbench senator suddenly thrust into immense influence. Which, of course, he is."
It's going to be a long four years if Mr. Obama doesn't develop some convictions about something beyond his own specialness.
-- Holman W. Jenkins Jr.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
POLITICAL DIARY ONLINE
19 APRIL 09
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama
because he is not eligible to be President of the United States
because he is not a Natural Born Citizen
as required by Article Two, Section One, Clause Five
of the United States Constitution.
This is a fact regardless of
where he was born (Mombassa, Hawaii, Chicago, or Mars).
He is not a Natural Born Citizen
because he was not born of
BOTH OF WHOM WERE UNITED STATES CITIZENS
at the time of his birth.
His father was a subject/ciitizen
of Kenya/Great Britain at the time of his birth and afterwards.
His mother was too young to pass on her US citizenship
according to the law in effect when he was born.
Check it out:
His usurpation cannot be corrected by Congress,
it can only be corrected by his resignation, his removal
by an amendment to the Constitution
which will never happen.