Obama bails on African AIDS

Whenever it comes to mentioning presidential policy, this New York Times article about the collapse of AIDS care in Africa is studiously neutral.  Read between the lines (and make it almost to the end of the article), though, and you’ll see the truth peek out:  Bush, the quintessential “white man,” helped Africa enormously, while Obama, the self-identified “black man” on the census form, is abandoning African AIDS.

‘Nuff said.  The irony meter is clanging loudly.

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  1. CollegeCon says

    Sad as it is, I can’t help but think that this would’ve happened regardless of administration.  The NYT doubtless would’ve made more hay out of it if it had been a Republican, but looking at the numbers described in the article I don’t see how anything else could seriously happen.

  2. says

    Great post. but a very sad, depressing story. This was one of the great successes of the Bush Administration and of America, and has been turned into a shambles by Obama and his “enlightened, progressive” bunch.

  3. Tonestaple says

    Anyone else ever wonder if, deep down in his heart of hearts, Mr. Obama doesn’t really like black people?  Ever think maybe he feels contempt for them because they haven’t reached the heights he has? I ran across an amusing theory for why Mr. Obama doesn’t want anyone to see his “real” birth certificate:  this person theorized that his father’s race was shown as “Arab” rather than “black” (or whatever the au courant term was) and that this would cause Mr. Obama to lose his special status as the first black president.  Taking this one step further, or back in a circle to my first statement, there’s no racist like an Arab racist – remember that the Koran was sent in the Arabic language because the Arabs are the best of people, and consider how they treat their migrant labor like slaves – maybe, just maybe, Mr. Obama can’t be bothered with African AIDS because those people just aren’t worth it.

  4. Charles Martel says

    I think that deep down Obama doesn’t like anybody, regardless of skin color. 

    I will go to my grave amused by the assertion that Barack Obama is America’s first “black” president even though he is half white. Our resident racist, Helen Losse, believes, as millions of others of her ilk, that one drop of black blood makes you black but never the other way around.

    For me, Obama is our first mixed-race prez. In the scheme of things, I consider that the greatest achievement of all, although, no doubt, according to Helen and other race hustlers, that would make me a racist for denigrating his precious and all-important blackitude.

  5. says

    Obama’s half brother is living on a few dollars a year.
     
    And Barack just tells him to get some government welfare from his own government.
     
    That’s the kind of man the useful idiots of America elected President.

  6. Tonestaple says

    I don’t think he’s a sociopath, Ymarsakar.  Per Robert Hare (“Without Conscience” and “Snakes in Suits”), sociopaths tend to have a “gift of gab” which they use to quite literally baffle their chosen victim with their bullshit.  The one think Mr. Obama doesn’t have is a gift of gab and the only persons regularly baffled by him are himself, Joe Biden, and the New York Times.  But he’s definitely a narcissist.

  7. Danny Lemieux says

    Tonestaple…Obama doesn’t have the gift of gab? I beg to disagree…look at how he got himself elected by mesmerizing so many with his lofty rhetoric, starting with his first appearance at the Democrat convention. He is dangerously bent.

  8. says

    The reason why Obama needs a teleprompter that bad is because he is using pre-fixed hypnotic trance states on people. It has to be done in a certain order wit ha certain rhythm.
     
    Book has noticed this before as well. Her fake liberal friends were always enraptured with the man after hearing him speak, while she disliked how he talked. The fact that Obama stumbles so badly without it, makes me think somebody else is writing the script, like Michelle. What else would he need her for?
     

  9. Mike Devx says

    Ymar said
    > The reason why Obama needs a teleprompter that bad is because he is using pre-fixed hypnotic trance states on people. It has to be done in a certain order wit ha certain rhythm.

    I wouldn’t have phrased it as “pre-fixed hypnotic trance states”, but I think Ymar is right about Obama’s ability to deliver a canned speech.  All highly effective demagogues can do this, and it is about “a certain order with a certain rhythm”.  If the audience has their filters off, meaning they’re receptive, that cadence and delivery slides right on in.  Obama is almost always terrible when he has to speak off the cuff, but give him an effective canned speech and time to prepare, and he’s a very effective deliverer of other peoples’ words.

    As to Africa… Africans are irrelevant to Obama.  All politics is American politics to Obama, and he’s already got the American black vote locked up.  Hence, Africa matters not at all to Obama, and you can see that in his policies.  Look at how he treats his Kenyan relatives (but please ignore what he SAYS about them; look only at his actions.)  His AIDS policy, as opposed to the benevolent policy of George Bush, falls right in line with Obama’s other actions.

  10. says

    Obama took car dealerships from conservatives and Republicans and gave it to Democrat allies. Cash for Clunkers also provided car dealerships a government backed income for several weeks.
     
    This is going to make those of us that can get the resources to over throw any government, this is going to make us amenable to reason? By their narcissistic viewpoint, yes. They either think we’ll bow down to their God or they think they won’t have to matter what we do.
     
     

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