Clinton Counsels the Con

Originally posted at American Thinker.

After a few afternoons with Slick Willy, Barack Obama managed to transform his image.  Call it learning from the master, as Obama morphed from Karl Marx-lite into Barry Goldwater/Padre Pio.  It appears that Obama’s stunning conversion is directly related to political mentor Bill Clinton’s advice.  Bill is extremely adept in the fine art of manipulative fakery: the ex-president could cry on command and was able to move to the right after the Republican Revolution of 1994, affording himself a second term in which to be publicly humiliated and impeached.

Clinton must have counseled Obama that as long as taxes are cut, it is fine to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and to sign a treaty that the Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said “expands [Russia’s] forces, rather a lot, while the American side will have to cut its arms.”

Moreover, based on Obama’s striking behavioral makeover, it is likely that the ex-president also advised the sullied Barack to redefine himself by following up with a laundry list of public exhibitions that scream red-state conservatism.  That explains Obama’s full-fledged bottom-lip-bite lately.  Just like the campaign of 2008, which was all Styrofoam columns and cheering sycophants, the ruse appears to be working.

The effort started with a self-sacrificial Obama staying behind like a dutiful father, postponing his vacation for a few days while Michelle and the girls went on ahead to Hawaii.

Packing for the trip, Obama tucked into his beach bag a book on none other than — you guessed it — Ronald Reagan.  In fact, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs felt it necessary to tweet out to the world: “Obama is currently going through a book on Reagan while holidaying.”

Over the last couple of years, the Obama family has repeatedly indicated personal aversion to Christmas.  The first family requested that the Nativity be removed from the East Room and announced to the world that Sasha and Malia receive no Christmas presents.  This year, miraculously, both Michelle and Barry read “T’was the Night Before Christmas” to schoolchildren and cast aside personal loathing for Christmas presents, with Michelle helping track Santa Claus while Obama, visiting the military, asked one little girl, “Did you get everything you wanted?”

Bill Clinton must be very proud of his charge.  Under the tutelage of the master, Obama seems to be an A student.  Ronald Reagan biography, Christmas at the White House reborn, tax cuts extended, delayed vacation, a visit with the troops, and a nation with a very short memory.  As of Sunday, the only thing missing from the mix was a religious experience, preferably of the Christian kind, which was when:

President Barack Obama and his family took a break from their Hawaiian vacation to attend Sunday church services, a rare occurrence for a president who prefers to worship in private. … The Obamas were greeted by clapping parishioners and a band playing “Joy to the World” as they were led to their seats in the front row.

Once past the despicable display of Obama walking to his pew to the strains of “Joy to the World,” one must say that the president dropping in on church should jack up his grade on the Clinton-con scale from an A to an A+.  No one knows better than Bill Clinton the value of feigned spirituality.  Bill, while carrying on in the Oval Office with Monica Lewinsky, would often grab a large Bible and scurry off to church.

In fact, in 1994, “military loather” Clinton, at a commemoration of D-Day on Normandy Beach, allegedly treated onlookers to a interesting spectacle: “As Michael Hutchison noted, ‘The lone President arrang[ed] a pile of suspicious rocks into a cross on Normandy Beach while a perfectly-framed navy battleship just happen[ed] to float in the background.’  The interesting part of all of this [was] that photos of the beachonly minutes earlier had shown no rocks nearby.  They had been planted there by Clinton staffers for the phony photo op.”  Then, in Normandy Cemetery, Clinton “noticed that the small flag on a soldier’s tombstone had apparently blown over and then rolled itself up; frowning that exaggerated frown and shaking his head in disgust, he unfurl[ed] the flag, plant[ed] it and [saluted] it while photographers [shot] video of this ‘private moment’ from behind the cemetery’s fence.”

Obama gets extra Clinton brownie points for receiving communion.  After all, for a president attempting to secure a second term, there is just no substitute for devout, pious actions.  In fact, the president, who prefers to worship in private, was so anxious to publicly partake of the body and blood of Christ that he “was the first worshipper to take communion, dipping the wafer in wine before placing it in his mouth.”

The only problem with the communion scenario is that participating in the Lord’s Supper, whether Obama or Slick Willy realizes it or not, is not to be taken lightly.

So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves (1 Corinthians 11:27-29).

Barack Obama heartily supports abortion, including partial birth abortion, and he apparently believes that fetuses born alive during botched abortions should be left to die without medical care.  The president has recently expressed an “evolving attitude” toward gay marriage, and he insists on filling the mouths of those who refuse to work.  In addition, Obama stirs racial strife, has all but turned on the nation of Israel, and believes that the sick and dying should be nudged toward death.

Could it be that in an effort to remediate his reputation, Barack, whose policies and agenda are antithetical to all things Biblical, exploited a communion wafer to transform his image in the eyes of the nation?

Supporting blatant transgressions and then receiving communion cries “unworthy manner” and “sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.”  By receiving communion, Obama exposed his total ignorance of the faith to which he claims to ardently adhere.

It is clear that Bill Clinton never cracked open the prop he toted around on Sunday mornings.  Thus, when tutoring “The New Comeback Kid” on how to regain political favor, it makes sense that Clinton wouldn’t know to warn Obama that when feigning Christianity, under pain of eating and drinking judgment onto himself, it would be in Barack Obama’s personal best interest to steer clear of the communion rail.

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