President Obama just gave a commencement address at Arizona State, and spent the bulk of the speech running down hard-working, successful, exceptional Americans.... and the military.
Obama the apologist. Obama the excuse maker. Obama the America-hater. The American President is demonstrating deplorable behavior.
OBAMA: It may be tempting to fall back on the formulas for success that have been peddled so frequently in recent years. You're taught to chase after all the usual brass rings. You chase after the big money, and you figure how big your corner office is. You worry about whether you have a fancy enough title or a fancy enough car. That's the message that's sent each and every day -- or has been in our culture for far too long -- that, through material possessions, through a ruthless competition pursued only on your own behalf, that's how you will measure success.
Rush Limbaugh does the best job of summing up Obama's scary speech: Here he is taking dead aim at the concept of self-interest and rugged individualism, because that's selfish. And his wife -- his wife, I saw her, Michelle -- she makes her tours of the government agencies, and she said, I think it was yesterday or the day before, essentially the same thing. "Well, you know, I had this great job, corner office. I was making more money than I ever thought I would make. I was a corporate lawyer, and one day I said, 'Why am I working for this big corporation? Where is the meaning in my life?' There wasn't any meaning. It just wasn't me." Then she ended up getting 300 grand for a no-show job at a hospital when her husband got elected to the Illinois Senate! So here's Obama out there on a dead tear telling graduates that pursuing wealth and pursuing success is the old formula, and it isn't going to be tolerated. Don't do that anymore. Meanwhile, one of his lead supporters, The Oprah, was at Duke University over the weekend bragging about all the houses that she owns, bragging about her private jet; talking about how important it was to her to have a private jet and how cool it was to have a jet and how cool it was to have all these houses. The Oprah is sending the exact opposite message of The Messiah.
President Obama and Mrs. are two of the phoniest, self-serving, scary socialists who don't walk the walk. But they want you to sacrifice. THey want you and your college kids to stop aspiring to success and greatness so you can join the Obama Army and mindlessly spew liberal pablum. Michelle Obama and her "job" with the hospital, granted to her after her husband was elected to the Illinois Senate... hmmmm, it doesn't take a Rocket Scientist (or a Political Scientist) to deduce that favor.
OBAMA: A relentless focus on the outward markers of success can lead to complacency. In recent years in many ways, we've become enamored with our own past success, lulled into complacency by the glitter of our own achievements. We've become accustomed to the title of "military superpower," forgetting the qualities that got us there, not just the power of our weapons, but the discipline and valor and the code of conduct of our men and women in uniform. We've become accustomed to our economic dominance in the world, forgetting that it wasn't reckless deals and get-rich-quick schemes that got us where we are, but hard work and smart ideas, quality products and wise investments.
Obama is such a narcissistic sociopath that he is total denial about his own "greed factor," if you use his definition of "being lulled into complacency by the glitter of our own achievements." What about the two books he wrote... and got paid handsomly for? How about the dirty house deal he and Michelle made with Tony Rezko? And Michelle's $300,000 phony job at the hospital... who does this guy think he's talking to? I don't see them denying themselves. They're eating hundred-dollar Kobe beef in the White House, throwing weekly cocktail parties for people. They spent $2,000 on the new dog named Bo (I've never named a dog after myself). And the fancy private school they send their daughters to instead of the DC public school system. They deny themselves nothing.
After telling the graduating students to give more of themselves and work for non-profits instead of big business, and work for free health clinics and poor high schools - unlike he and his wife or anyone they know and associate with. Graduating college students are not supposed to aspire to success according to Obama. They are not supposed to care about profit because profit is bad and evil. Who does obama think supports non-rpofits andf charities with their evil profit? It's not the civil servants.
If all of the graduates of Arizona State joined the Peace Corps, who will work? Who will pay taxes to support Obama and Mrs in the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed and feel they deserve?