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1. not real or genuine; fake; counterfeit: a phony diamond.
2. false or deceiving; not truthful; concocted: a phony explanation.
3. insincere or deceitful; affected or pretentious: a phony sales representative.
4. something that is phony; a counterfeit or fake.
5. an insincere, pretentious, or deceitful person: He thought my friends were a bunch of phonies.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-05-20 08:20||
#2 Ain't fiction great? You can have composite girlfriends, composite $ex if you get lucky and fictionalized experiences presented as real. You can have a background made up for you or be mysterious and have no traceable background that anyone can find. Even more mysterious than what happened to the Manchurian Candidate while in the captivity of communists during the Korean War.
There is nothing transparent about Obummer. It is like poking a finger at the air and finding nothing ever there. A will-o'-the-wisp. Not knowing anything about the guy is good enough reason not to vote for him. If one needs more reason, then there is his record as President--a dismal failed Presidency. I'd crawl over broken glass to register and vote against him.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-05-20 08:34||
#3 The more autobiographies he writes, the less anybody knows.
For Obama ambiguity was a feature -- not a bug. And you have to hand it to the O-Team. They exploited Obama's political liability and developed it into one of the most successful marketing strategies in history. "Hope and Change" was created as a multi-faceted Projection Campaign. Think of "Coke is it". Perhaps, the real brilliance was in anticipation of post election. As soon as the Progressives predictably carped about the slow pace of change the O-Minions were quickly dispatched to disparage the "Professional Left" for projecting their concepts of change -- not Barak's. And when polls suggested a large portion of the electorate didn't know B. Hussein Obama's religious affiliation or surmised he is (gasp) Muslim the Baiters came out in force to denounce the right-wing bigot machine. Now with a recorded history distilling " it's not my fault and the other guy's worse" into a winning slogan could prove to be quite a challenge.
Posted by DepotGuy 2012-05-20 11:07||
#4 Now with a recorded history distilling " it's not my fault and the other guy's worse" into a winning slogan could prove to be quite a challenge. Posted by DepotGuy
Fractional distillation. More HEAT please.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-05-20 11:13||
#5 It seems very odd that Obama's MSM cronies are publicising Romney's religion...
1) Hypocrites about religious choice.
2) Obama's "church" is going to be hard to cover up.
Maybe the MSM journo's just don't know about the Zero's reverent Wright, and think they're helping? Looks like another Obama eats dogs moment to me.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-05-20 12:55||
#6 Obama's team took advantage of the fact that most Democrats are stupid and most whites are guilty but not racist. I don't think the factors will work to his benefit this go around.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-05-20 13:03||
#7 I saw a comment a while ago:
Last time, many voted for Obama to prove they weren't racist. This time, they'll have to vote against him to prove they're not idiots.
And then there is the significant number of people who won't admit they're idiots, no matter what, and and another significant number of people who don't even realize that they're idiots.
Posted by gorb 2012-05-20 13:20||
#8 Obama is the most contrived personna imaginable, with frayed edges that are so apparent, yet untouched by so much of our national media, to their shame and hypocracy. The MSM has become completely invested in Champ and increasingly dilutes the pitiful vestiges of credibility in their efforts and blind avoidance of the obvious. From the start he has gamed the system, hidden inadequacies and made glossy with grifter skill things that are shiny and utterly shallow. He is a fraud and contrived in virtually every aspect of his life, and behind it all, the massive Chicago way further pollutes and corrupts the already bloated and slothful beauracracy and crony capitalism/socialistic business connections. God help what is left of the Republic and capitalistic system that made us the envy of the world if Champ fools Americans again.
Posted by NoMoreBS 2012-05-20 13:56||
#9 Emperor Zeros new personality!
The opposite of naked, all clothes, no filling.
A mannequin for the politically connected.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-05-20 16:06||
#10 And there is an aweful stench coming from Hahvahd.
This is the dawning of the age of composite man.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-05-20 19:09||
#11 I was musing the other day about this very point.
A War Like No Other, VDH. Reading it puts me in the student category with the author as teacher. In it he is explaining the Spartans out rampaging the abandoned Athenian farmland, he specifically mentions the chopping down of the Olive trees. VDH mentions how he himself attempted to chop down an Olive tree and states that even with modern tools (not chainsaws, axe and saw) it was tough so to imagine how difficult it was physically and logistically feeding and watering so many hard working men.
Him stating that he himself has that personal experience in said labor adds much weight not only to that particular section, but for the rest of the book, "Hey this guy takes the extra step rather than just writing research".
Wouldn't that be something if in fact, in real life, not only does he not have Olive trees, but lives in the city far from any farm experience?
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-05-20 22:07||