Barack Obama

Disaster Nationalism


Apparently, last night's tedious, cliché-ridden slog of a State of the Union Address was "Obama's best speech as president." Or so says John Judis, who argues that the president scapegoated foreigners ("provided a new villain") to scare Americans ("National security was the subtext of Obama's appeal") into giving the government more power ("Americans have only approved the expansion of government when they saw their security as a nation threatened"). For Judis, this is a good thing. But I think he's inadvertently made the case that we've just witnessed the president at his worst.

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  1. Um, yeah. I agree with Jesse 100%. That kind of tactic shouldn’t play well with either party’s adherents.

    And, of course, it makes libertarians throw up.

  2. scare americans? obama cant hold a candle to lil w & his playmates.

    1. That’s the point dip shit.

      1. english ur 2d language? cause the writer never mentions lil w.

        1. Lil’ Wayne isn’t actually that scary.

    2. OhioOrrrin|1.26.11 @ 2:38PM|#

      Go away, asshole.

  3. Congrats Jesse! You won
    the RandyAyndy Best remark on the drinking game for:

    8:53 Jesse Walker: Unless you’re an inexperienced drinker, in which case you will be puking our new era of civility all over the rug.

    1. Congrats, you won Best Blogwhore AND Best Cunt Pickle!

      1. Best Blogwhore 🙂 Send the certificate and you can keep your pickle up your ass-you’d miss it!

  4. Holy shit, you’re a double winner!

    And the RandyAyndy Best remark on “Hmm, made me think”

  5. 9:18 Jesse Walker: Pedant alert: If the people *watching tonight* remember the time when they could have a “job for life,” but those jobs aren’t there anymore, they weren’t actually jobs for life, were they?

    1. No one gives a shit, you ponderous fat whore.

      1. did you call me fat?

      2. Hey I’m not ponderous!

        1. It’s true Warty, rectal doesn’t ponder anything.

          1. you need a dictionary-Warty needs a grammar lesson.

    2. TOGTFO!

  6. Barack Obama waited. The lights above him blinked and sparked out of the air. There were demons in the Congress. He didn’t see them, but had expected them now for years. His warnings to the United States of America were not listenend to and now it was too late. Far too late for now, anyway.
    Barack was a president for three years. When he was young he watched the government and he said to dad “I want to be in the government daddy.”
    Dad said “No! You will BE KILL BY DEMONS”
    There was a time when he believed him. Then as he got oldered he stopped. But now in the Congress building of the USA he knew there were demons.
    “This is America” the radio crackered. “You must fight the demons!”
    So Barack gotted his palsma rifle and blew up the wall.
    “HE GOING TO KILL US” said the demons
    “I will shoot at him” said the cyberdemon and he fired the rocket missiles. Barack plasmaed at him and tried to blew him up. But then the ceiling fell and they were trapped and not able to kill.
    “No! I must kill the demons” he shouted
    The radio said “No, Barack. You are the demons”
    And then Barack was a zombie.

    1. Did Dan T. write this?

      1. No, it’s some infamous Doom fanfic.

        I made a reference to it last week but nobody picked up on it. Waaa!

        1. It’s even worse than SugarFree. Ha!

  7. I can sort of understand people who can’t learn from history. But good grief, if he didn’t learn from last November

  8. I was noticing all this nationalism myself, and thought, well, I guess Obama really is a Nationalist Socialist.

    1. Any socialist asshole who would rather keep American workers lazy and wealthy rather than help their their foreign counterparts keep food on the table is a national socialist.

  9. I let out a sigh of relief when W was sworn in, thinking he couldn’t be any worse than Slick Willy.

    Even though I knew Obama was an economic fascist, I hoped against hope that he might at least be better than W on civil liberties.

    Now, I’m just waiting for the next one…

    ‘Thank you Sir, may I have another!”

  10. p.s. Where was the civility and bipartisanship when the dems were ramming healthcare down our throats?

  11. When the fascists start calling Obama a fascist is it then ok for us to call him one?

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