Now he’s Martin Luther Obama

by editor on August 19, 2011

James Thurber’s masterpiece “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is about a milquetoast who daydreams about doing heroic things. We mention this because, like “1984” and “Das Kapital”, it’s apparently another piece of fiction Obama seems intent on acting out.


Barack Obama is just like Martin Luther King. Except for that "content of their character" thing

The White House Dossier relates the bizarre tale:

At a small, exclusive New York City fundraiser Thursday night… Obama compared himself and his agenda to that of Martin Luther King Jr.

“And now that King has his own memorial on the Mall I think that we forget when he was alive there was nobody who was more vilified, nobody who was more controversial, nobody who was more despairing at times. There was a decade that followed the great successes of Birmingham and Selma in which he was just struggling, fighting the good fight, and scorned, and many folks angry. But what he understood, what kept him going, was that the arc of moral universe is long but it bends towards justice. But it doesn’t bend on its own. It bends because all of us are putting our hand on the arc and we are bending it in that direction. And it takes time. And it’s hard work. And there are frustrations.”

Sounds like the arc of moral universe also bends toward non-sequiturs. Or maybe a metaphor delivery truck slammed into a roadside gibberish stand.

We hate to rain on the president’s vacation, but just because someone is vilified, controversial and despairing doesn’t mean he will eventually be vindicated.

Some people are vilified for good reason and Barack Obama is one of them.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: White House Dossier

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‘I have a nightmare that sometime in our country’s near future I will be likened to some incompetent windbag who never accomplished anything…’

Buck O'Fama

Martin Luther King said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Those words would be thoroughly villified by the Left today as they clearly believe the “content of one’s character” is code for some kind of oppression. Barack Obama was clearly evaluated by the color of his skin and not the content of his character. As Thomas Sowell said, “If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today.”




I beg your pardon. Make that Abraham Franklin Fitzgerald Ronald Martin Luther Husein Obama.


You left out Barack.

Elrond Hubbard

What a narcissistic weasel! If Obama wants to compare hiself to anyone it should be Presidents James Buchanan and/or Jimmy Carter—two Presidents who governed ineffectually and helplessly while the nation drifted onto the rocks.


What happened to: If I can’t fix the economy in three years I’ll be a one term president? Why doesn’t he just pack up and leave now. I am so sick of this, I can’t even call him a person because in my book he isn’t. He is an idiot out to bring this country to rack and ruin. PLease make him go away!


Nixon wasn’t a crook, he was a liar. Obama isn’t a leader, he is an eunuch. Trying to compare himself to Dr. King is an insult to that great mans memory.


Hubris anyone? What an egotistical prick.


Oh, yeah. Don’t forget that the “many folks” that were angry were the Democrats (Robert Byrd, et al.)


When are you peasants going to realize that I know what is best for you, and just let me run your lives, businesses, and the economy………..into the ground!


King was fighting for equal rights of Americans. Obama is trying to make us all Muslim. There’s a difference there.


nope. he was fighting to stir up trouble and cause social strife in the US for the KGB. MLKs FBI records were re-sealed when the classification level was due to expire. Sound familiar? Maybe thats Obama’s way of telling the people “in the know” that he’s really a socialist agitator and when he succeeds the other socialists will re-write his history too.