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The repository of one hard-boiled egg from the south suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (and the occassional guest-blogger). The ramblings within may or may not offend, shock and awe you, but they are what I (or my guest-bloggers) think.

Archive for July 29th, 2009

Wednesday Hot Read – Michelle Malkin’s “Bully boys: A brief history of White House thuggery”

by @ 14:32. Filed under Politics - National.

Michelle Malkin has a lengthy overview of the ways the ObamiNation has tried to shut up its critics. The open regarding the Congressional Budget Office illustrates what the Chicago Way really is:

Six months into the Obama administration, it should now be clear to all Americans: Hope and Change came to the White House wrapped in brass knuckles.

Ask the Congressional Budget Office. Last week, President Obama spilled the beans on the Today Show that he had met with CBO director Douglas Elmendorf – just as the number-crunchers were casting ruinous doubt on White House cost-saving claims. Yes, question the timing. The CBO is supposed to be a neutral score-keeper – not a water boy for the White House. But when the meeting failed to stop the CBO from issuing more analysis undercutting the health care savings claims, Obama’s budget director Peter Orszag played the heavy.

Orszag warned the CBO in a public letter that it risked feeding the perception that it was “exaggerating costs and underestimating savings.” Message: Leave the number-fudging to the boss. Capiche?

With a tip of the cap to Dafydd ab Hugh, we can add one more item – the stripping of diplomatic visas from members of Honduras’ government (which Ed Morrissey notes was done at the urging of the dictator-wannabe Mel Zelaya), while at the same time considering diplomatic outreach to the Taliban. Dafydd also has the motto of the ObamiNation – “Keep your enemies close, and your mortal enemies actually in bed with you.”

I Guess This is the end of the Post Racial Presidency!

by @ 13:20. Filed under Obama worship, Politics - National.

A part of the Barack Obama campaign schtick was that by electing him, a black individual, the country would heal and move beyond racial divides.  It appears there are a couple of problems with that notion.

First, for the country to move beyond a racial divide by electing Obama, one would have to believe that there is a racial divide to be moved beyond.  Second, one would have to believe that Obama himself had moved beyond it and would be able to show others the way.  Based on recent polling by Rasmussen Reports, at least the second proposition appears to not be believed by the American public.

While Rasumussen Reports says that 69% of people polled believe that the American society is fair and consistent across races, a plurality of 49% believe that President Obama views America as unfair and discriminatory.  Of note is that this is the first time since Rasmussen has polled the question that more respondents noted Obama with this view.  Also of note, the most recent poll was taken on the heels of Obama’s comment saying the Cambridge police acted stupidly with regards to Henry Gates.

You can see the video of Rasmussen’s findings on this poll here:  Rasmussen Morning Update

The Language of Victim Mentality

by @ 5:39. Filed under Politics - National.

One of the definitions of victim at is:

a person who is deceived or cheated, as by his or her own emotions or ignorance.

Everyday bad things happen to people.  Most people take accountability for the involvement they had in causing said bad things, learn from it and move ahead with their life.  A few people however, are unable to believe that their own actions ever result in bad things happening.  They view all bad experiences as having been imposed on them by some other person without any accountability for their own actions.  Additionally, this latter group, through their own actions, escalate situations that should have never been more than an inconvenience, into situations where they attempt to position themselves as victims rather than the person or persons who actually were the victim.  This latter group of people are referred to as having a “victim mentality.” 

Sometimes it is tough to tell the difference between true victims and those with a victim mentality.  However, if you pay close attention you will find that those with a “victim mentality” have a consistent and predictable

The first recorded event of “victim mentality” was in the Bible, specifically Genesis 3.  This is the chapter where Eve, having ignored the rule that God gave her, listened to the serpent and ate from the Tree of Life.  When God questioned Eve about her eating from the tree she responded:

13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What have you done?” 

 The woman said, “The serpent tricked me. That’s why I ate the fruit.”

The second recorded event of “victim mentality” is also in the Bible.  In the chapter following Eve’s victimhood, we read the story of Cain and Abel.  Cain killed his brother Abel because he was jealous of the favorable response God had given Abel’s offering.  The exchange between God and Cain about the murder is recorded as:

9 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”

“I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I supposed to look after my brother?”

In both of these examples the guilty party was caught by a wise observer (God) and they knew it.  In both cases the guilty party was deceived by their own “emotions or ignorance” and their own resulting actions made them a victim.  Finally, in both cases, the “victims” attempted to deflect responsibility by trying to move the focus off of themselves.

Over the weekend, after President Obama stupidly made his stupidity comment about the Cambridge police department, the police reports became public and other evidence of corroboration of Officer Crowley’s version of events became evident, Henry Gates realized he had been caught by wise observers and that he had been deceived by his own emotions.  How do I know that Gates realized his mistake?  I know it because Gates used the language of victim mentality.

Go back and reread the response from Eve and Cain.  In both cases, when they were caught dead to rights they responded with the language of the victim mentality.  In both cases, as Eve and Cain attempted to deflect the responsibility from themselves to someone or something else, they responded with a version of “it’s not about me!”

When Henry Gates was caught in his moment of excessive self importance he ultimately attempted to deflect the situation with:

“in the end, this is not about me at all.”

Not about me?  As with Eve or Cain’s indiscretion, the situation with Gates wouldn’t even exist if it hadn’t been caused by his actions, of course this is about him!  For him to suggest that is about “all black men” or anything else other than his own actions is self delusional.

While I’m on the topic of those with victim mentalities, let’s go back a week to President Obama’s national presser.  As he began to see the lug nuts loosen on the delivery wagon of health care reform, Obama decided to attempt to persuade the nation that his view was the correct one.  As he again attempted to deride Republicans (whose votes shouldn’t matter if he’d get his own party in line), he slipped this in:

He referred to Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who had said that if Obama could be stymied on healthcare, “it will break him.”

“This isn’t about me,” the president said.

Wow, there are the magic words again!

Yes, Obama is an egotist.  Yes, he’s an incredible narcissist.  But, think about how often you’ve heard Obama deflecting responsibility for his own actions onto someone else.  Does this ring a bell; “…I inherited from the previous administration.” 

Yes, Obama carries a deep seated victim mentality.  How do I know?  Just listen for him to use the language of victim mentality.

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