AUTHOR: Steve McGregor, currently working in conservative politics in the UK
FORUM: American Thinker
NEXT BEST METAPHOR TO 'FELIX THE CAT' FOR OBAMA: Bernie Mac in the movie, "How to Be a Player."
LENGTH OF THIS EXTENDED METAPHOR: 511 words
WHAT MCGREGOR IS ANGRY ABOUT: Obama "swore an oath to protect" his "steady"--the United States. Yet he's messing around with other girls (i.e. countries).
THE BASIS OF OBAMA'S FOREIGN POLICY: flirtation
NO 1. 'PLAYA' RULE VIOLATED: "'Never ever mess with a girl in your building.' Remember the terrorists Obama sent to Bermuda?""
WHAT GORDON BROWN DOESN'T KNOW: "Britain is only one of many lovely ladies"
EXPLANATION OF OBAMA'S ELECTION: "If your rap is strong, you can't go wrong."
THE FINAL WORD:
Why do Players...er, Play? Quite simply, it's their ego. Like all players, Obama cares only for himself. ‘It's not about me,' he says. But when speaking before the UN, Obama asked, "those who question the character and cause of my nation" to merely, "look at the concrete actions that we have taken in just nine months." As if the greatness of America is embodied in the Obama Administration? Even if that's true, it still shows that Obama himself is his own proof.
Eventually, the lies catch up with you. In Bellamy's movie, the Player finds himself confronted by his lovers at a Malibu House Party. They want to know, like Americans today, which version of the truth is true. "There are two Obamas," reasons the Venezuelan belle, Hugo Chavez. There's more than just two, and, increasingly, Americans are deciding they don't like any of them. We're tired of being played.
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