Posted on February 4, 2009. Filed under: News And Politics... |


On one hand, I can understand the historic significance of having a black president, but on the other hand, it’s embarrassing the way people are drooling all over him.  When asked why people voted for him, a majority have said, “because he will bring change to America”.  How do they know?  All they know is what he has told them, and as we all know, words are cheap.  Every single politician will lie to get into the White House; they’ve got a 100% track record of doing so in every election.  The difference is this time, Obama had great speech writers—some people actually think he writes his own speeches.  Have you ever heard him talk without a teleprompter…”Um, um, um… and more ums—he loses his train of thought most times and plays catch up with lots of “ums”.  The media trashed Carolyn Kennedy for all of her “you know’s”, but Obama gets no chiding for his incessant “ums” and “ahs”, and stumbling over a lot of words, repeating himself.  The media actually counted the number of times that Carolyn said that phrase (142 times) during an interview, but not the golden one.  He screwed up by not coming clean about his background, radical associations, etc., but the media has stars in their eyes and covered him 24/7 in a very positive light, so he consistently gets a free pass, and all bad things about him magically disappear.  Nowadays, you’d be hard-pressed to pick up a magazine that didn’t glorify him in pictures and print…Obamaganda at its best!  There are no newspapers or magazines that I can pick up without having to look at his mug.  Even animal magazines are running stories about the Obama pet hunt.  It’s sickening!

In spite of more people expressing their dislike for the Obama "no change" administration, there are lots more Obama worshippers.  Look at what Tom Brokaw gushed during Obama’s inauguration:  “Obama will be among the top ten presidents of all time”, even though he hasn’t accomplished a single thing.  Brokaw is a seasoned journalist, but I think he added more sugar to that quote than was necessary.  He embarrassed himself because it’s a fact that Obama has far more gaffes than accomplishments, and doesn’t deserve the distinction Brokaw placed on him prematurely.

Next comes Dee Dee Myers, Vanity Fair’s contributing editor, who, in July of 2008, wrote a piece entitled, “Is the media trying to elect Obama?”


Then she writes a piece on January 27, 2009 entitled, “Is Obama the most famous living person ever?”, and states in her article that “Obama is the most famous living person in the history of the world”.  If that is, in, fact, true, it may be because Obama made sure his image was in most video games, the media plastered endless pictures of his mug with an enormous amount of news coverage in all their magazines and newspapers (and continue to do so)…it’s getting so sickening!  Really!  Obama is everywhere you look.  It’s becoming toxic Obamaganda overload—he’s virtually everywhere.  When are the media and Obamabots going to stop the insanity?  I can’t even turn on the TV without BO being spread on every channel as well.  It’s really starting to stink up the place.

I can think of a lot more people who are living that are a lot more famous that this guy.  The very first person that comes to mind is George W. Bush.  Love him or hate him, he is famous around the world and beyond…


Dee Dee Myers

Posted January 28, 2009 | 10:21 AM (EST)

Is Obama the Most Famous Living Person Ever?

Barack Obama is the most famous living person in the history of the world.

I’m not trying to induce an acid flashback to John Lennon’s infamous 1966 comment, "The Beatles are more popular than Jesus." But whether you measure fame in terms of saturation or sheer numbers, it seems indisputable to me that more people know at least something about the new American president than anyone alive, at this point — or any — in the planet’s existence.

Who else could it be? One friend suggest Muhammad Ali, another Princess Diana, and a third said Bill Clinton. Surely all are global brands with enormous reach and broad appeal. But all fall short of the man-meets-the-moment frenzy unleashed by Obama.

To be sure, the digital revolution has made this feat of fame possible. Not only has it helped the son of an erstwhile Kenyan goatherd to become president, it has allowed a current Kenyan goatherd to follow the former’s journey. And he is not alone. Exponential growth in access to the Internet, satellite television and radio, cell phones, and P.D.A.’s means that breaking news now reaches virtually every corner of the globe. At the same time, population continues to grow; there are now some 6.7 billion men, women, and children on earth, an historic high.

But technology and biology don’t totally explain the Obama phenomenon. There’s no denying that the world has been utterly captivated by the new American president with the international pedigree. His black African father, white American mother, Muslim middle name, and childhood spent partially in Asia make him more than the 21st-century embodiment of the classic American melting pot; his story makes him accessible to people the world over who might see in his life a few scenes from their own.

That someone like Obama could be elected president of the United States — with its unrivaled power and prestige — has begun to restore the country’s and the world’s faith in America as the land of opportunity. Gone is the hunkered-down defensiveness of the past eight years, the lock-the-doors, draw-the-curtains, load-the-guns-to-keep-out-the-bad-guys mentality that turned so much of the world against us. In its place is the restoration of that classic American optimism, eyes lifted to the horizon, reaching out across continents and oceans, not in fear, but with faith that we can help build a better world. It was no accident that President Obama’s first televison interview from the White House went not to an American network but to an Arab one.

As Obama himself has acknowledged again and again, he begins his first term at a moment of profound crisis. The road ahead with be difficult, as gauzy goals give way to difficult decisions, and people from Chicago to Cairo, to Nairobi, find reasons to be disappointed. But at least for the moment, Obama has made America cool again — and more than that, he’s made his own brand arguably the most powerful the world has ever known.



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