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"The President Who Became an Actor": Oscar Goes To… Barack Obama

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posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 04:34 AM
Wow! Democrats need to wake up and see the lies. This guy has turned them into sheep's, which scare the soul out of me. He is a snake oil man. It's like when a good liar lies to a woman or man to convince them into believing what they're told.

If Ronald Reagan was known as the actor who became a president, then perhaps Barack Obama should become known as the president who became an actor.

For every facial movement evinced, every gesture of the hand, every word enunciated by the 44th president turns out to be a complete charade.

This is the guy who ran for the presidency presenting himself before the US nation, hand on heart, as the candidate who would end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; end the killing of civilians in those countries; and the brutalizing of young American men. Two years on, Obama has donned the costume of US commander-in-chief with ever-frightening zeal. Far from ending the wars, Obama has not only ramped up America’s foreign wars of aggression, he has expanded them into new territories, including Pakistan, Libya and East Africa, adding countless more innocent lives to Washington’s global death toll.

This is the guy who promised to close the American gulag of Guantanamo Bay where hundreds of men have been rendered by kidnapping from various parts of the world, tortured and held without trial, not one of them convicted. Two years on, promise broken. US rendition and torture is still standard practice, a fact to which American soldier Bradley Manning can testify simply because he showed the moral courage to tell the truth about such US crimes against humanity.

This is the guy who promised with unctuous sincerity to make a new beginning in US foreign policy, to respect universal human rights. “Universal human rights begin in the lives of each and every individual,” he intoned with his by-now clichéd solemn voice and face. Two years on, US foreign policy has even less regard for human rights both abroad and at home. In Gaza, the world’s largest outdoor concentration camp besieged by the US-fuelled Israeli war machine, Obama’s rhetoric on respecting the rights of human beings stands as a grotesque mockery. Elsewhere in the Muslim world, this guy is seen as the genial peacemaker who let his mask slip to reveal an ugly warmongering face like all his other predecessors.

This is the guy who pretends to offer the best deal to the US public over the budget deficit by gallantly fending off Republican axemen. “I won’t slash you by $6 trillion, I’ll only slash you by $4 trilllion,” to paraphrase his fake logic. As if this is a benign alternative that the American people just can’t refuse. So the guy who once upon a time supposedly broke his heart over Chicago’s inner-city poor will now unleash massive austerity on many more of America’s poor and ground-down working class, by slashing $4 trillion worth of Medicaid and Medicare, public education, social welfare and jobs. Nowhere does our supposed chivalrous and cerebral hero Obama appear to be able or willing to think outside the box in which the corporate aristocracy has entombed their political vampires on Capitol Hill. How about ending the trillion-dollar wars he was supposed to end? Or re-appropriating the trillions of dollars that he lavished on the banksters? Or reversing tax breaks for the already obscenely wealthy. These alternatives would make a lot more economic sense, justice and peace than Obama’s attack on the very people who voted him in to make a change.

Above all, this is the guy who has shown that he can lie with a pious face, smile sweetly when he refers to murdering innocent people with aerial drones, and can almost bring a tear to the eye when he talks about “not being able to ignore humanitarian values in Libya” [while then proceeding to oversee the bombing of civilians in that country and in the same breath not giving a pause to murder of civilians by a US ally in Bahrain].

So at the next Oscar ceremony, a special category should be opened for Barack Obama, the acting president of the USA. He can then hang that along with his Nobel peace prize – which, come to think of it, could also be nominated for “funniest screenplay ever”.

Finian Cunningham is a journalist and musician. he is Global Research's Middle East Correspondent.

posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 04:37 AM
reply to post by MIDNIGHTSUN

Not much of a discussion here, everyone can see that Obama hasnt done his job and that hes just a poser.

posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 04:39 AM
President's always make promises they might not be able to keep. Theodore Roosevelt was famous for this as he would prepare a speech for the crowd wherever his train was stopping than say the exact opposite at the next stop all to appeal to the crowd.

I'm sure Obama has things he wants to get done but found out, as most president's, do that it's actually more difficult once you get into the office.

The biggest fault with Obama is that he isn't doing very much. He passed some big spending that he thought would help the economy and his health care bill but that's about it. History I feel is going to remember him as one of the least active presidents ever.

Nothing he's doing is gonna destroy the country and nothing's gonna make it really any better. He's not going to be judged well and his biggest claim to fame in the history books will be that he was America's first black president.

posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 06:00 AM
Obama is a great liar, it has nothing to do with politic, he is great at fooling the public into believing what he is telling them.

posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 06:18 AM
As Homer Simpson said
"It takes two people to lie Marge.
One to lie and one to listen....

It was obvious to some he was lying through his teeth from the start
and there are plenty of Utubes and threads to prove that....

Sotero is just a SYMPTOM of the real problemS
He was voted in by a bunch of people who thought
they were going to get
Something for Nothing...
In stead, what we have here is
Nothing for Something

Did no one notice every public speaking move he makes is NLP?
edit on 24-4-2011 by Danbones because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 09:55 AM
I didnt see a link to your source op, did you just plagerize the shat outa somebody?

All poloticians lie, thats how they become poloticians.

posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:08 AM

Originally posted by lokdog
I didnt see a link to your source op, did you just plagerize the shat outa somebody?

All poloticians lie, thats how they become poloticians.

It is mentioned at the bottom..

Finian Cunningham is a journalist and musician. he is Global Research's Middle East Correspondent.

posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:18 AM
The thing that i find strange in all of his broadcasts, is that there is no sense of urgency to turn this imploding economy around, but rather a dull-disconnect from reality as he throws out his lies

I mean even your average joe knowing that the debt and social plans are destroying your nation would-might have some interest, rather than a dull deer in the head light look in his eyes that he continually has. Kinda creepy if you ask me

But, again maybe their blatant disrespect for this nation's people are at the heart of it, and they truly dont give a #### what happens

posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:26 AM
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