Barry The Very Special Snowflake


Once upon a time there was a snowflake named Barry. All his life everyone told Barry he was very special.
His mother told him he was very special.
His grandma and grandpa told him he was very special.
His teachers told him he was very special.

One day Barry thought to himself, “I should run for president, because I’m very special.” So he did.
The news media thought he was very special.
Some very powerful Democrats helped him because they thought he was very special.
Some rich people gave him lots and lots of money because they thought he very special.
People all around the world cheered for him because they thought he was very special.

So Barry became president.
Then it started to get warm.
Then it started to get hot.
Then Barry melted just like all the other snowflakes.
Barry wasn’t very special after all.

The End.

Walter Russell Mead:

A group more radical than al-Qaeda, better organized, better financed, commanding the loyalty of thousands of dedicated fanatics including many with Western and even U.S. passports? And this group now controls some of the most strategic territory at the heart of the Middle East?

Welcome to President Obama’s brave new world. After six years in office pursuing strategies he believed would tame the terror threat and doing his best to reassure the American people that the terror situation was under control, with the “remnants” of al-Qaeda skittering into the shadows like roaches when the exterminator arrives, Obama now confronts the most powerful and hostile jihadi movement of modern times, a movement that dances on the graveyard of his hopes.


One wishes we had a Republican President right now if only because when a Republican is in the White House, the media and the chattering classes believe they have a solemn moral duty to categorize and analyze the failures of American strategy and policy. Today that is far from the case; few in the mainstream press seem interested in tracing the full and ugly course of the six years of continual failure that dog the footsteps of the hapless Obama team in a region the White House claimed to understand. Nothing important has gone right for the small and tightly knit team that runs American Middle East policy. Most administrations have one failure in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking; this administration has two, both distinctly more ignominious and damaging than average. The opening to the Middle East, once heralded by this administration as transformative, has long vanished; no one even talks about the President’s speeches in Cairo and Istanbul anymore, unless regional cynics are looking for punch lines for bitter jokes. The support for the “transition to democracy” in Egypt ended on as humiliating a note as the “red line” kerfuffle in Syria. The spectacular example of advancing human rights by leading from behind in Libya led to an unmitigated disaster from which not only Libya but much of north and west Africa still suffers today.

Rarely has an administration so trumpeted its superior wisdom and strategic smarts; rarely has any American administration experienced so much ignominious failure, or had its ignorance and miscalculation so brutally exposed. No one, ever, will call this administration’s Middle East policies to date either competent or wise—though the usual press acolytes will continue to do what they can to spread a forgiving haze over the strategic collapse of everything this White House has attempted, as they talk about George W. Bush at every chance they get. (An honorable exception in the NYT today: Peter Baker has a piece examining the Administration’s failure to end American involvement in Iraq, and making the obvious but important point that the Iraq fiasco is a consequence of Administration failures in Syria. There are more dots still to connect.)

Now, from the ruins of the Obama Administration’s Middle East strategy, the most powerful and dangerous group of religious fanatics in modern history has emerged in the heart of the Middle East. The rise of ISIS is a strategic defeat of the first magnitude for the United States and its allies (as well as countries like Russia and even China). It is a perfect storm of bad policy intersecting with troubled times to create the gravest threat to U.S. and world stability since the end of the Cold War.


So here, alas, is where we now stand six years into the Age of Obama: The President isn’t making America safer at home, he doesn’t have the jihadis on the run, he has no idea how to bring prosperity, democracy, or religious moderation to the Middle East, he can’t pivot away from the region, and he doesn’t know what to do next. He’s the only President this country has got, and one can’t help but wish him well, but if things are going to get any better, he needs to stop digging. He probably needs to bring in some new blood, and he must certainly ask himself some tough questions about why so many of his most cherished ideas keep leading him and his country into such ugly places.

If the Middle East was Obama’s only failure it wouldn’t be so bad. But Obama has failed historically in every aspect of his job. He has failed at foreign policy. He failed at the economy. He failed at health care reform. He failed at reducing the deficit. He failed at immigration reform. He failed at healing the racial divide in this country. He failed at transparency.

Basically, the only thing he has done successfully since he took office was getting reelected. Even his golf game sucks.

At this point my expectations are low. I don’t expect anything to get better anytime soon. I just keep hoping that things don’t get too much worse.

We are so boned.


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104 Responses to Barry The Very Special Snowflake

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Found this in my ebox, seems to fit here….lol ! Yes, that’s a real photo and yes he’s still special wherever he goes. (Maybe Michelle should work on his public behavior and leave our kids alone!)

  2. The Klown says:

    Defeated challenger Chris McDaniel still defiant:

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    • DeniseVB says:

      Yes, Dan Bongino won with 84%.

    • The Klown says:
    • Mary says:

      That GDP shrinking of -2.9% (another revision–“unexpected,” of course) is huge news today. Checked the front page of NYT and WAPO; wasn’t even mentioned.

      And so it goes.

      • Lulu says:

        Horrific Obamacare premiums PLUS deductibles being sucked out of disposable income which is an absolute economic disaster

        • Mary says:

          Yup. I’m reading that trips to the emergency room are increasing, mostly because the insurance-holders can’t afford copays and deductibles.
          And soon, now, implementation of the employer mandate will begin—that will be a nightmare when employers reduce hours to get under the 30/week for insurance.

          • Lulu says:

            Yesterday I watched in my drugstore as a pharmacist fought with people who were trying to use a fake Medicaid card to get prescriptions. He said it was a very bad fake too! They tried to tell him it was new EMERGENCY Medicaid card from some other state. They left when he called the cops. People are desperate and it is pitiful.

      • Mary says:

        Biggest drop in 58 years. Recession , here we come???

  5. The Klown says:

    Megyn Kelly Bitch-Slaps State Dept. Lackey Marie Harf:

    • leslie says:

      Honestly, that woman, Marie Harf, is one lobotomized obot. I watched this the other night, and I wanted to slap her just to hear a change in the tone of her voice. Completely robotic. Or is it obotic?

      Hey Denise, thanks for the election results. I was trying to find that one late last nite and couldn’t.

      • lyn says:

        “Obotic” is ROFLMAO brilliant.

        • Lulu says:

          She also has an inappropriate “affect” meaning she is loony. I thought at first it was a nervous grin or laugh but she is too stupid to be nervous.

          • votermom says:

            Apparently she is one of those kids born into the DC elite.
            She’ll probably get some kind of State Dept medal or something.

          • leslie says:

            She could be loony. She could be on drugs to calm her nerves. (I’d need several drinks and many drugs to face Megyn Kelly if I knew I were in the wrong.) 😉

          • swanspirit says:

            It is that cult affect , semi-frozen smile , restricted to almost blunted affect , and her monotone is really disturbing .
            I am convinced that many of the Obots are cult followers .

            When looking at the kind of person most likely to fall victim to the cults, many people are surprised by the findings. The following are characteristics of the most likely cult recruit and suggest that the person:

            1. Is from an economically sound family background.
            2. Has average to above average intelligence.
            3. Has a good education.
            4. Is idealistic.

            The Cult Information Centre (CIC) defines a cult as a group having all of the following five characteristics:
            It uses psychological coercion to recruit and indoctrinate potential members.
            It forms an elitist totalitarian society.
            Its founder leader is self-appointed, dogmatic, messianic, not accountable and has charisma. ( What a perfect description of Obama !)
            It believes ‘the end justifies the means’ in order to solicit funds or recruit people.
            Its wealth does not benefit its members or society.

            The Obot cult closely resembles the “Therapy Cult ” which has the following characteristics :
            Communal living rare.
            Members stay in society’s workforce.
            Average age at the point of recruitment is in the mid 30’s.
            Registered as ‘not for profit’ groups.
            Appear to offer association with a group giving courses in some kind of self improvement or self help technique or therapy.


          • Lulu says:

            People have more respect for you if you just go ahead and act freaked out. But all of the Obama administration act like this. That IRS/WH counsel lawyer the other day acted like this too. They have ridiculous little child voices, inappropriate facial expressions, middle school child mannerisms. “Fake concern face” use is universal with them. They appear “arrested” in their social and mental development. Here is an interesting article on “cool kids” but these administration flunkies are a little older.

          • leslie says:

            Swan, I’d swear this was written based on the Obots and their cult-ure. Thanks for finding this.

          • votermom says:

            That does sound just like obots.
            Gonna tweet that.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    The more the Clintons (all 3 of them) talk about money, the worse it gets for them……or I just have Clinton fatigue syndrome………

    • Mary says:

      Personally, I thought Chelsea’s comments were the worst: She says she tried to care about money—she really did—but she just couldn’t do it. More important things to think about, I guess.

      Uh, no, Chelsea. Very few people your age own a $10 million NY penthouse apartment (wedding gift from her parents, I think). They DO have to worry about jobs and money, my dear.

      Very badly done, Chelsea.

  7. mothy67 says:

    Not hearing anyone speak of the potental threat of terrorists crossing the Southern border as ISIS makes it clear we are a target. Bing South American terrorist training camps in the Americas.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Terrorists can shave their beards and look very similiar to Latinos.

    • Constance says:

      Not only that they are letting any women across? So I guess no one believes women can be dangerous terrorists? I think that’s a mistake.

  8. foxyladi14 says:

    Sarah on the election. 🙂

  9. foxyladi14 says:

    Classy!!! 🙂

  10. votermom says:

    Speaking of cult members

  11. The Klown says:

    Fell asleep thinking about Thad Cochran, dreamt of vampires.

    • The Klown says:

      Fuck off, spellcheck! “Dreamt” is a word!

      My vocabulary is just bigger than yours, bitch!

      • The Klown says:

        If I had autocorrect I’d fucking lose it. Seriously. Having a goddamn semi-illiterate spellcheck that can’t properly spell diddly-shit is bad enough.

        I stand corrected. It can spell “diddly-shit”.

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  13. Propertius says:

    Basically, the only thing he has done successfully since he took office was getting reelected.

    That’s really unfair. As Sarah Palin observed, he’s also launched more drone strikes than any Nobel Peace Prize winner in history.

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  15. foxyladi14 says:

    Open up da Bombay doors Let em rip. 🙂

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  19. driguana says:

    Not only is Obama a snowflake, he is also a snow man doing a very cool snow job.

  20. DeniseVB says:

    Whoa, Neil Cavuto and Michele Bachmann had a bitch fight on his show today, caught the end of it…before it was cut to commercial. Anyone catch it? He apologized at the end of his show and read hate email and tweets calling him out as being rude to her.

  21. DeniseVB says:

    Well, according to Barry’s “official” schedule he’s taking his Flying Winnebago out to the midwest to spend the day in a Fangirl’s shoes, in the meantime…….

  22. The Klown says:

    Fall asleep watching a rare SF Giants day game at home. Wake up and find out you missed a no-hitter.

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  24. 1539days says:

    Any opinions, legal or otherwise, on SCOTUS ruling that a cell phone can’t be searched without the same kind of warrant a computer needs?

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