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July 19, 2013

Left Unexpectedly Declares Obama's Latest Speech on Race "Lincolnesque"

If you read Allah's digest -- I didn't watch the speech; I have to rely on his digest -- it's pretty anodyne and... empty, of course. A few gestures of Racial Solidarity to sugar-coat the bitter pill that they're not going to do anything to George Zimmerman except continue to harass him.

There are little nods he gives to his base, which are forgivable, I suppose, as far as these things go -- he is, after all, simply a debased Chicago-machine politician; we can expect little better of him -- and then an extended riff that appears to designed to get as much wrong about stand your ground and self-defense generally as possible.

The point is, I'm not outraged by the speech; as usual, Obama doesn't really say anything enough to be outraged by. Usually he speaks in constructions that might be termed Notional Sentences, that is to say, assemblages of words which mirror the structure and form of a content- and idea-conveying sentence but which actually contain far less than the sum of their word-parts.

To the extent that his empty words have any meaning whatsoever, they contain three major elements:

1. Things which are true, but so obvious a kindergartener knows them. (We are each shaped by our experiences.)

2. Things which are not obvious, because they are also untrue. (Stand your ground laws give white people the right to shoot black people without cause.)

3. Heroic self-reference. (As did Jesus incarnate God the Father, so I Barack Hussein Obama, in a moment of apotheosis, incarnate the lamb Trayvon Martin.)

What I'm more outraged about is the reflexive need of the left to say all sorts of asinine things, like that Obama's saying things no president has said before, and, Serious You Guys, we're really getting into some next-level ish with this latest edict from DOTUS (the Deity of the United States).

On Twitter, I challenged Buzz Feed's Ben Smith, who had claimed Obama always spoke "incredibly" about race, to apprise me as to what specific insights and memorable sentences he recalls from any Obama utterance, whether on race or any other subject; as of this 6 o'clock deadline, he has yet to respond to me.

Almost as if it's unfair to ask for evidence of the Lightbringer's alleged eloquence and perspicacity. Almost like I'm being a party pooper, because everyone on the left knows Obama speaks in mush and babytalk, but you're supposed to praise him as if he were like unto a god anyhow, and I'm just being a dick by ruining their fun.

Here, Touré asserts that Obama really informed him about the black experience, which I sort of buy, given that Touré is a graduate of the tony whitebread Milton Academy and derives most of his knowledge about the black experience from Fat Boys videos.

Below, Melissa Harris Perry embarrasses herself for the cause; I'm sure Chris Matthews had a least several erections even hearing Obama say the word "black experience."

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