King Obama?

Obama And Romney Spar In Final Debate Before Presidential Election

I don’t have much to say about last night’s presidential debate that a lot of other people aren’t already saying, but this statement in particularl caught my attention last night.

“One thing I think Americans should be proud of,” said President Obama. “When Tunisians began to protest, this nation, me, my administration, stood with them earlier than just about any other country.”

Emphasis on the “me” part.

That sounds uncomfortably like King Louis XIV’s infamous, “I am the state” statement.

Obama has certainly presided over America more as a monarch than perhaps any president in the modern era. He’s accumulated, and claimed, more executive power than any president since FDR. So perhaps it is fitting, then, that he’s now echoing a monarch like King Louis the XIV who also once said, “It is legal because I wish it.”

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • Mildred Duderfinch

    Obama made Mitt look like a fool, naturally that is why Rob doesn’t want to talk about it. Now if Rob is unwilling to crank up the spin machine, then how about some of you right wing dingers getting off you ass and telling us how we need to spend trillions on the military. Fox did their damnedest to spin the least Rob could do is help. Wake up you greedy right wing bastards and fight for the Tax cuts the billionaires need. Yea trickle down

    • robert108

      The real fool was the one who doesn’t know that it’s our national defense policy to be able to project power on two fronts, which requires a certain number of military assets, including ships. Being able to land airplanes on aircraft carriers is irrelevant to that policy. obama clearly showed he is unqualified to be CIC.

      • Alferd Dunderfinch

        The military contractors sure are scratching your nuts.

    • willieB

      obama made obama look like a fool. His record speaks for itself. It’s asswipes like you, and all your sockpuppets that continue to be fooled. You’re just another idiot who believes the lies of as liar.
      You dope.

    • Gern Blanston


    • $8194357

      (fight for the Tax cuts the billionaires need)
      How about the crony capitalist global schemes the Dems did for
      Buffet and Soros?
      A “swing” and a miss classless warfare lemmings..

    • Neiman

      It is our military strength and our former Judeo Christian values that made it possible to liberate many millions of people and brought us and the world great prosperity.

      We are for good the world’s chief law enforcement agency and last court of appeal for justice.

  • SigFan

    Obama’s narcissism know no boundaries. I’m sure that if enough idiots wanted to install him as Obama I, first monarch of America he would be more than happy to oblige. He is so much smarter than any of the rest of us you know.

    What a disgusting, self aggrandizing putz.

  • mikemc1970

    I think that’s just Obama’s usual narcissistic manner, in which he goes about dealing with everything in his liberal bubble world of yes men and sycophants. Obama really looked foolish only coming up with snide remarks and attacks on Romney, while Romney weathered the barrage of Obama’s small ball tactics and stuck to the big picture. Obama looked like the the challenger desperately trying to regain the lead, while Romney looked presidential and wouldn’t let Obama drag him down to his level.

  • robert108

    “Obama has certainly presided over America more as a monarch than perhaps any president in the modern era.”
    In the real definition of the term, that makes him a right winger. He supports the monarchy, with himself as the monarch. BTW, “monarchy” means, “rule of one”.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Ob☭ma the DickTater.
    Two weeks from now and he’ll be gone. Thank you God

  • Zach

    I’m sorry but you’re really grabbing at straws on this one. All he was saying it that he, the President, gave Tunisia support. I guess it’s impossible for individuals to support something without sounding egotistical.

    • Gern Blanston

      Actually, the way classy folks handle that is to say “We” not ‘me’ or ‘I’. Mr. Obama has proven that to be too difficult a task to handle.

    • Thresherman

      Real leaders say “we”. Glory hogs say “I”.

      • Zach

        I…er…we guess you and Gern missed the part where he said “THE NATION, me, my administration”.

        Or should he have left himself out and have people complain about how he didn’t support the protests?

    • Captornado

      Obama has made it a point more then once to proclaim he ‘means what he says’ so how else are we supposed to interpret something like that? Typical liberals, talk out of both sides of your entitled mouths.

      • Zach

        “…how else are we supposed to interpret something like that?”

        By interpreting what he said to be what he actually meant: “…THE NATION (the United States), me (Barack Obama the person/President), my administration (self explanatory)…”

        To quote Sigmund Freud (attributed): “sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”

        Typical conservatives, assuming everyone who thinks differently is a liberal regardless of their actual affiliations.

  • LastBestHope

    Romney is accustomed to being in charge. Obama has to act like he is. The former comes with past experience of making decisions for which he would be held to account. The latter mostly voted “present”, claiming success if there was any but letting others take responsibility for outcomes that went sour. This failure to lead is dressed up as some kind of new age wisdom called “leading from behind”

    Romney is a man in full. Obama is full of it. This is a difficult choice?

  • Tim Heise

    Reminds me of the many “I” statements during the “I killed Ben Ladin speech.”

    • LastBestHope

      And if the mission had gone sour, Obama would have said “they” failed.
      It’s SOP for this Chicago hack. How he ever became POTUS will be a study of historical wonderment for generations to come.

  • joe mauer

    Not only do your writing skills need to be improved, so it seems your comprehension skills also. I annoint you the King of Spin. See I have your power also.

  • $8194357

    Sowells take on it..
    It was a little much when President Barack Obama said that he was “offended” by
    the suggestion that his administration would try to deceive the public about
    what happened in Benghazi. What has this man not deceived the public about?

    Remember his pledge to cut the deficit in half in his first term in office?
    This was followed by the first trillion dollar deficit ever, under any President
    of the United States — followed by trillion dollar deficits in every year of
    the Obama administration.

    Remember his pledge to have a “transparent” government that would post its
    legislative proposals on the Internet several days before Congress was to vote
    on them, so that everybody would know what was happening? This was followed by
    an ObamaCare bill so huge and passed so fast that even members of Congress did
    not have time to read it.

    Remember his claims that previous administrations had arrogantly interfered
    in the internal affairs of other nations — and then his demands that Israel
    stop building settlements and give away land outside its 1967 borders, as a
    precondition to peace talks with the Palestinians, on whom there were no

    As for what happened in Libya, the Obama administration says that there is an
    “investigation” under way. An “on-going investigation” sounds so much better
    than “stonewalling” to get past election day. But you can bet the rent money
    that this “investigation” will not be completed before election day. And
    whatever the investigation says after the election will be irrelevant.

    The events unfolding in Benghazi on the tragic night of September 11th were
    being relayed to the State Department as the attacks were going on, “in real
    time,” as they say. So the idea that the Obama administration now has to carry
    out a time-consuming “investigation” to find out what those events were, when
    the information was immediately available at the time, is a little much.

    The full story of what happened in Libya, down to the last detail, may never
    be known. But, as someone once said, you don’t need to eat a whole egg to know
    that it is rotten. And you don’t need to know every detail of the events before,
    during and after the attacks to know that the story put out by the Obama
    administration was a fraud.

    The administration’s initial story that what happened in Benghazi began as a
    protest against an anti-Islamic video in America was a very convenient theory.
    The most obvious alternative explanation would have been devastating to Barack
    Obama’s much heralded attempts to mollify and pacify Islamic nations in the
    Middle East.

    To have helped overthrow pro-Western governments in Egypt and Libya, only to
    bring anti-Western Islamic extremists to power would have been revealed as a
    foreign policy disaster of the first magnitude. To have been celebrating
    President Obama’s supposedly heroic role in the killing of Osama bin Laden, with
    the implication that Al Qaeda was crippled, would have been revealed as a

    Osama bin Laden was by no means the first man to plan a surprise attack on
    America and later be killed. Japan’s Admiral Yamamoto planned the attack on
    Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into World War II, and he was later
    tracked down and shot down in a plane that was carrying him.

    Nobody tried to depict President Franklin D. Roosevelt as some kind of hero
    for having simply authorized the killing of Yamamoto. In that case, the only
    hero who was publicized was the man who shot down the plane that Yamamoto was

    Yet the killing of Osama bin Laden has been depicted as some kind of act of
    courage by President Obama. After bin Laden was located, why would any President
    not give the go-ahead to get him?

    That took no courage at all. It would have been far more dangerous
    politically for Obama not to have given the go-ahead. Moreover, Obama hedged his
    bets by authorizing the admiral in charge of the operation to proceed only under
    various conditions.

    This meant that success would be credited to Obama and failure could be
    blamed on the admiral — who would join George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton and
    other scapegoats for Obama’s failures.

  • $8194357

    Some folks in Europe have a 20 point plan to save Europe from soft jihad…
    1. Introduce a US style First Amendment guaranteeing Free Speech.
    2. Leave the profoundly undemocratic European Union.
    3. Abolish the Human Rights Act, which benefits only foreign criminals/ terrorists.
    4. Halt any further immigration for a period of five years.
    5. Deport foreign criminals, seditious dual nationality Islamists and illegal immigrants.
    6. Abolish all multicultural and equality quangos.
    7. Halt and turn back all aspects of the Islamisation of Britain, including Sharia finance.
    8. Drastically reduce crime – criminals should fear the consequences of their behaviour.
    9. Repair the damage wreaked by the progressive educational establishment.
    10. Promote British values and assimilation, rather than multiculturalism and division.
    11. Rebuild Britain’s Armed Forces to 1980 levels.
    12. Diminish the public sector and government interference in the private sector.
    13. Withdraw troops from all areas where we are not directly threatened.
    14. Cancel foreign aid to countries which do not deserve or need it.
    15. End welfare payments to immigrants; they must pay for their housing and children.
    16. Ensure no elderly person lives in fear, and can afford both heat and food in the winter.
    17. Abolish destructive Political Correctness, promote Common Sense.
    18. Promote morality, marriage, the family, the community and the nation state.
    19. Allow pubs the freedom of operating as smoking or non-smoking establishments.
    20. Live by Christianity’s Golden Rule: “Do unto others as thou wouldst be done by.”

  • flamemeister

    Presidential Perks Gone Royal:

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Here is what we know about President Barack Obama.

    Imagine what we don’t know.

    Parents Marriage Certificate not available.

    Access to his grandmother in Kenya forbidden.

    Record of Baptism sealed.

    Adoption Records sealed.

    Noelani Kindergarten records missing.

    US Repatriation documents can’t be found.

    Records of name change (Barry Soetoro to Barack
    Obama) not found.

    Punahou School financial records sealed.

    Obama senior 1964 Divorce Papers (page 11

    Records for all passports sealed.

    SAT and LSAT test score results sealed.

    Selective Military Service Card altered.

    All college applications sealed.

    Records of college tuition funds and sources

    Occidental College Transcripts hidden.

    Columbia University Transcripts sealed.

    Columbia Senior Thesis not released.

    Harvard Senior Thesis not released.

    Harvard University transcripts sealed.

    All scholarly articles hidden or sealed.

    All medical records sealed (only a single-page
    summary was provided).

    Application to Illinois State Bar fraudulently
    claims “No Aliases”.

    Law practice client list and billing records

    Obama no longer a member of the Illinois State
    Bar, pertinent documents unavailable.

    Michelle Obama no longer a member of the
    Illinois State Bar, pertinent documents unavailable.

    Campaign Donor financial analysis records –

    Illinois State Senator Records – limited access.

    Illinois State Senator Schedule and Diaries –
    limited access.

    Schedules for trips outside of the United States
    before 2007 – sealed.

    List of all Campaign workers that are lobbyists –

    Multiple Social Security Numbers – in question.
    Certified copy of Long Form original Birth
    Certificate – sealed.

    • $8194357

      And if he were a “conservitive”?

  • sbark

    what would one expect from the 1st Red diaper baby POTUS?

    • $8194357

      He is all things to all people of the world…

  • Harold

    Obama was disrespecful to Romney on more then one occasion in last nights debate. Romney showed himself to be in control when at times Obama didn’t appear to be.

  • $8194357
  • The Fighting Czech

    I just read that France loves this guy….72% aproval there, in fact…. Lets send him to them. I just hope they wont consider that as an act of war a year or two down the road….

    • VocalYokel

      “I just hope they wont consider that as an act of war a year or two down the road…”

      Let them take it however they wish.
      The French have more words for ‘Surrender’ than the Inuit have for ‘Snow’.
      I bought a French Army rifle…never been fired, and only been dropped once.

  • $8194357

    A CRISIS is a terrible thing to waste..

    After 4 years does anybody really know anything

    about the FRAUD in the White House?

    With certinty?