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Is Obama in exile?

 
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Is Obama in exile?
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For centuries exile has been the most popular strategy for kings and dictators to escape hanging, whether it be Charles II, his brother James II, Idi Amin, Ferdinand Marcos or the Shah of Iran. Exile also has been a preferred choice for those seeking political asylum from persecution such as Albert Einstein and Bertolt Brecht fleeing the Nazis, or Salman Rushdie finding safe haven from the Ayatollah's fatwa death sentence.

No US president has ever been exiled. For high crimes and misdemeanors impeachment is our cure. For lesser sins, a second term denied is punishment enough. Until Barack Obama came along, a president imposing one's own exile would have been unthinkable.

Self-imposed -- or voluntary -- exile is a contradiction of course, a contorted pretzel twisting our sensibilities. Exile historically is an act of banishment and shunning; punishment by forcible removal from one's beloved homeland. I suppose there can be a form of self-imposed exile under duress, the fugitive on the run, like Whitey Bulger -- South Boston's notorious mobster on the lam for some fifteen years, unlikely to return to his old neighborhood except in handcuffs or a funeral procession.

Yet self-imposed exile is a safe, even respectable, haven for those escaping high taxes, disagreeable politics, writer's block and boredom. As long as one doesn't renounce his citizenship, of course.

James Joyce profited well enough by a self-imposed relocation from his dear Dublin to Paris and Zurich. George Santayana abandoned tenure as professor of philosophy at Harvard to take up residence in a convent in Rome to be reunited with his Continental Roman Catholic roots.

Other self-imposed exiles are simple acts of running away from duty. In the military, abandoning one's post or desertion is always met with court martial and sometimes death. In urban legend form, it is the Wall Street investment banker weary of the endless commutes from suburban Connecticut, a nervous wreck from making multi-million dollar bets, losing most but winning only a handful more, retreating into the Grand Central Station tunnels under Park Avenue joining the ranks of the homeless, never to return as a captain of industry.

How to reconcile the optics of president Obama on his latest trip to Brazil? Being feted on the tarmac in Rio De Janeiro and later joining the dignitaries reviewing a Brazilian military parade, all while a new war has been started in Libya, our Asian ally lies in ruins, and federal government insolvency threatens our republic. This juxtaposition can only be seen through the lens of a self-imposed exile.

Obama is being chased by his own incompetence, forced to face it, unable to stare it down. Privately he must admit he is over his head and no one -- not in the legislature, in the labor unions, in the deep pockets of George Soros nor the salons of liberal media apologists and sympathetic academics -- can save his doomed presidency.

Obama is in full retreat. Disengaged and decoupled. A pathetic creature, soon to be deserving of mercy rather than scorn, if only his hubris were in lockstep full retreat. Is he guilty of desertion or mere dereliction? Desertion would be a harsh claim, but dereliction not so far fetched.
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Re: Is Obama in exile?
bump
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03/21/2011 11:59 PM
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Re: Is Obama in exile?
Well written
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03/22/2011 12:04 AM
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Re: Is Obama in exile?
Bush committed and surpassed FDR level treason.

Bush stole 2 elections.

Obama's actions are nowhere close. Why imply he should be killed?
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03/22/2011 12:11 AM
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Re: Is Obama in exile?
"Is Obama in exile?"

Yes, from Reality!
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03/22/2011 12:12 AM
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Re: Is Obama in exile?
No. Just on holiday.
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03/22/2011 05:13 AM
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Bravo!
March WILL come in like a lion and roar.Be prepared.
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Re: Is Obama in exile?
Well written. But dumb. The answer is "no."
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Re: Is Obama in exile?
Actually, a very good question. I was wondering that myself. Problem is, he is still selling reactors in Chile. Doesn't sound like exile to me.
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03/22/2011 05:42 AM
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in exile? more like in hiding

tho he'll be back as soon as they make a reason for him to declare martial law.
look out madrid fault....
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Re: Is Obama in exile?
in exile? more like in hiding

tho he'll be back as soon as they make a reason for him to declare martial law.
look out madrid fault....
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then again maybe he is looking for a rock to crawl under
guy might be the first president to get the death sentence
lets hope so throw open the gates and let them all be judged
'Whence do you come, slayer of men, or where are you going, conqueror of space?' The soul answered and said, 'What binds me has been slain, and what surrounds me has been overcome, and my desire has been ended, and ignorance has died. In a [world] I was released from a world, [and] in a type from a heavenly type, and (from) the fetter of oblivion which is transient. From this time on will I attain to the rest of the time, of the season, of the aeon, in silence.'
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Re: Is Obama in exile?
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I love how people project everything onto Presidents.

The reality is that there is no one to blame but ourselves.





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that's an interesting thought...it struck me as odd that he took the entire family to Brazil, including the girls grandmother and godmother.
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[link to www.americanthinker.com]

For centuries exile has been the most popular strategy for kings and dictators to escape hanging, whether it be Charles II, his brother James II, Idi Amin, Ferdinand Marcos or the Shah of Iran. Exile also has been a preferred choice for those seeking political asylum from persecution such as Albert Einstein and Bertolt Brecht fleeing the Nazis, or Salman Rushdie finding safe haven from the Ayatollah's fatwa death sentence.

No US president has ever been exiled. For high crimes and misdemeanors impeachment is our cure. For lesser sins, a second term denied is punishment enough. Until Barack Obama came along, a president imposing one's own exile would have been unthinkable.

Self-imposed -- or voluntary -- exile is a contradiction of course, a contorted pretzel twisting our sensibilities. Exile historically is an act of banishment and shunning; punishment by forcible removal from one's beloved homeland. I suppose there can be a form of self-imposed exile under duress, the fugitive on the run, like Whitey Bulger -- South Boston's notorious mobster on the lam for some fifteen years, unlikely to return to his old neighborhood except in handcuffs or a funeral procession.

Yet self-imposed exile is a safe, even respectable, haven for those escaping high taxes, disagreeable politics, writer's block and boredom. As long as one doesn't renounce his citizenship, of course.

James Joyce profited well enough by a self-imposed relocation from his dear Dublin to Paris and Zurich. George Santayana abandoned tenure as professor of philosophy at Harvard to take up residence in a convent in Rome to be reunited with his Continental Roman Catholic roots.

Other self-imposed exiles are simple acts of running away from duty. In the military, abandoning one's post or desertion is always met with court martial and sometimes death. In urban legend form, it is the Wall Street investment banker weary of the endless commutes from suburban Connecticut, a nervous wreck from making multi-million dollar bets, losing most but winning only a handful more, retreating into the Grand Central Station tunnels under Park Avenue joining the ranks of the homeless, never to return as a captain of industry.

How to reconcile the optics of president Obama on his latest trip to Brazil? Being feted on the tarmac in Rio De Janeiro and later joining the dignitaries reviewing a Brazilian military parade, all while a new war has been started in Libya, our Asian ally lies in ruins, and federal government insolvency threatens our republic. This juxtaposition can only be seen through the lens of a self-imposed exile.

Obama is being chased by his own incompetence, forced to face it, unable to stare it down. Privately he must admit he is over his head and no one -- not in the legislature, in the labor unions, in the deep pockets of George Soros nor the salons of liberal media apologists and sympathetic academics -- can save his doomed presidency.

Obama is in full retreat. Disengaged and decoupled. A pathetic creature, soon to be deserving of mercy rather than scorn, if only his hubris were in lockstep full retreat. Is he guilty of desertion or mere dereliction? Desertion would be a harsh claim, but dereliction not so far fetched.
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