"I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions." -- Barack Obama
Liberals are almost always insufferably arrogant. It sort of goes with the territory. After all, if you believe that we have to throw religious customs, hundreds of years' worth of societal traditions, and the parts of the Constitution you disagree with into the wastebasket based primarily on your "feeling" that they're antiquated or no longer necessary, then you almost certainly must have an ego the size of a small planet.
That brings us to Barack Obama, who, even amongst liberals, is notorious for being full-of-himself. Conservatives who have pointed this out have been recently accused, rather uncreatively I might add, of calling Obama "uppity."
The whole idea and concept of a black man being "uppity" or acting above his station by doing things white people do...didn't that go out in like the fifties? I was born in the seventies, grew up in the heart of the deep South, in small town North Carolina, and I don't ever recall someone referring to a black man as "uppity." Not to say that there weren't racists in that town (There were) or that no one ever thinks like that anymore (There probably are still a few Robert Byrds out there), but if the Democrats have to reach that far into obscurity to try to keep people from talking about Obama's arrogance, then they must really believe that Obama's tendency to turn his nose up at the Hoi-Polloi is a weak point. Incidentally, they're right -- it is.
The American people don't like snobbish political hacks with delusions of grandeur, like Obama, and the more they get to know him, the less they will like him personally.
Granted, it must be pretty heady stuff for Obama to have teenage girls fainting while he speaks and 200,000 Germans chanting his name. Of course, the average rock star has had those same sort of experiences and most of them are still grounded enough to avoid saying something as conceited as, "We are the ones we've been waiting for." On the other hand, Obama would make a great rock star, wouldn’t he? He'd probably be one of those rappers who repeats his own name 50 times in a three minute long song.
It's that kind of arrogance that makes lines like this one just seem to naturally roll off his tongue,
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