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Flinging Toro Scat Home and Abroad, the Consistent President

o_bs_w_asterickHappy Cinco de Mayo.  Not to be left out of the fun, O goes hardcore delusional in a scat slathered speech on Friday.

After last week’s answerless press conference that displayed Obozo’s vacuity on a variety of subjects, one of which involves the murder of 4 Americans in an embassy while he was at a fundraiser and doing nothing to help those escape being murdered, he headed south of what once was called the border for a friendly respite.

Naturally, Obozo being Obozo he was slinging it pretty hard in Mehico by praising the country.  But it was so over the top, the audience knew it to the point that they didn’t think he was talking about their country at all.  He was a victim of his own BS boomerang.

It’s actually pretty funny… once you get passed the embarrassment.

From the LA Times (emphasis mine):

MEXICO CITY— After President Obama’s upbeat speech in Mexico on Friday, many in attendance said they were flattered by the description of their country, but others said they hardly recognized the place he had just described.

“[That was] a really good speech by President Obama, but what Mexico was he talking about?” said Jose Carlos Cruz, 24, a graduate student in international relations. “Unfortunately in our country, the situation is terrible: There’s poverty, unemployment, and even worse, the future is anything but promising.

Jose, he’s mentioned his desire to “fundamentally transform” this country, from the looks of his results thus far, perhaps he’s using your country as a model?

“How nice that he came to give inspiring speeches, but what’s happening in Mexico is far from what he talked about today,” Cruz said.

Yeah, he does that here as well.

Alberto Rios Lara, 26, who is studying to be an economist, said: “Obama is a great speaker — it’s really impossible not to feel excited. However, the reality is different in Mexico. We need more action and fewer speeches.”

Yes, Alberto action, but you don’t need his action.  We prefer his mindless maunderings to his action.  Being an aspiring economist you might find the econ data of our country rather interesting especially the massive debt accumulation, devaluation of the dollar, and ski high real unemployment.  Those are the results of his “action”. Be thankful he’s just blathering and not “helping” your country.

In the speech, delivered at National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, Obama described Mexico as a nation that is “creating new prosperity,” has “lifted millions from poverty” and has institutions that are “more accountable to you.”

Many of his rosy assertions about Mexico weren’t incorrect. The media — in Mexico City, at least — are indeed feistier than in decades previous, when they were often subservient to government interests. Political parties do, in fact, “compete vigorously” and “transfer power peacefully.” And the country has emerged, as Obama noted, as an important manufacturer of automobiles, appliances and other goods, helping many Mexicans enjoy new middle-class lifestyles.

Obamanomics: Good for Mexico.

But the story is considerably more complicated. This week, the nonprofit Freedom House, in its annual report on the state of journalism globally, lumped Mexico in the category of nations where the press is “not free,” due to persistent threats and violence directed against reporters and news organizations.

He must be envious.

Last year’s election of President Enrique Peña Nieto was marred by allegations of vote-buying by his Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. And the World Banknotes that 46% of Mexicans continue to live in poverty.

When it comes to elections, it looks the presidents have much in common.

In the tightly crafted, upbeat speech, which made references to the late Mexican writer Octavio Paz and 19th century Mexican hero Benito Juarez, Obama largely steered clear of the negative, making only a passing reference to the pervasive and often gruesome violence that continues to plague much of the country. Many of the attendees were high-school students, whom Obama described as “part of something new — a nation remaking itself.”

Ignoring unpleasantness if nothing can be politically gained from it is the way he rolls.

Rosa Castro, a 43-year-old college professor, said that the upbeat tone sounded curiously similar to the messaging of the new government, which has been seeking to downplay the issue of violence and drug cartels in favor of a narrative of modernization, reform and economic growth.

“My question is: Who wrote Obama’s speech — Enrique Peña Nieto’s team?” Castro asked. “Obama is fantastic, but I believe that today, he was talking about another country, not ours.”

We feel the same way when he talks about this country, Enrique.

Others were moved by Obama’s vision of a Mexico leaving behind its old ways and heading toward a brighter future. There was also a palpable sense of fascination with, and admiration for, the man himself: Obama, according to one recent poll, enjoys a 54% approval rating among Mexicans.

“It was incredible to see Obama; he really impressed me,” said student Maria Velazco, 18. “His way of speaking, of walking, of smiling. … And I think that, like he said, a change is possible. A new Mexico is possible.”

Watch what you wish for Maria.  The blacks that overwhelmingly supported O in the past two elections have seen their standard of living, employment, and safety collapse.  Yes,  “change is possible”, but most likely if you follow him, it’ll be for the worse.