The Bankruptcy of Barack
✿✿✿RoseD1st✿✿✿ 2010/09/02 11:05:02
Last night Obama delivered a speech
about a war that he exploited for political advantage during the
election, and ignored the rest of the time. A war that he tried to
sabotage as a Senator, and neglected once in the White House. Where
Bush conducted constant conferences with commanders in the field, Obama
has let the clashing egos of former Clinton Administration staffers,
and a few imported radicals, determine how the war will be conducted.
Of all the charges leveled at Bush over the war, he could never be
accused of just not giving a damn. Yet that is exactly the case with
Obama. He just doesn't give a damn.
US soldiers are still dying in Iraq, Obama did his best to take credit
for ending combat operations. And used his speech as a opportunity to show off his new Oval Office decor.
The level of tone deafness involved in using a wartime speech to show
off your new office furnishings, while most Americans are cutting back
is completely incomprehensible. It shows a profound contempt for both
topic and audience, and a self-involvement that borders on the
pathological. It's as if Obama only managed to interrupt his countless
rounds of golf and his vacations, just to put on his best sad face and
show off his new rug.
Obama has never had much patience for doing the hard work of governing
the country. Instead he shuttled from country to country, golf course
to golf course, and resort to resort-- while shifting the real work
onto congress and his aides, who shifted it onto their aides. What
America got was the unlimited power fantasies of immature radicals with
no responsibility given flesh in legislation that hardly anyone in the
majority party seemed to even bother to read. Meanwhile, having
confused his job with that of a King or a Pope, Barry dispensed his
wisdom on every random topic from police procedures in Massachusetts to
sports picks in the NBA and the NFL. It was as if Obama did not
understand that he had won the right to do a very difficult and
unpopular job. Instead like the contestant who is picked out of the
audience at a game show, he only seemed to understand that he was
suddenly very rich and famous.
The Obama Administration hopelessly blurred the lines between Reality
television and politics, giving us a self-indulgent child in the Oval
Office, who is always eager to pose for photos and be fawned upon, but
does not understand that he has responsibilities, rather than unchecked
powers. The difference between Barack Obama and Levi Johnston, is not
in intelligence or ethics, it's in marketability. Obama was the
ultimate marketable candidate. And the equivalent of the economies of
some small countries were spent marketing the hell out of him. But how
do you market failure? And what do you tell customers when the product
they bought turns out to have nothing inside?
When Obama ran for office, his theme was that he had "New Ideas" to
offer. Even more than the ubiquitous Hope and Change was the promise of
new ideas. These new ideas weren't communicated as such, instead the
campaign focused on its social media strategy, its posters and all the
other accouterments of its "cool" image. And now toward the beginning
of the end of a new year, it is impossible for even Obama supporters to
find any actual "New Ideas".
Yet Obama and his media lackeys have decided to again adopt "New Ideas"
as their talking point. At the beginning of the month, Obama warned
that Republicans "have no new ideas". Always a day late and a trillion
bucks short, Biden chimed in last week on message, echoing his boss by
warning that the Republicans have no new ideas. This would be a more
potent talking point if the public weren't sick and tired of new ideas
that put their grandchildren deep into debt while taking away their
jobs. And if Obama actually had any new ideas.
all the glamor of the new, Obama began his term with an expanded
program of bailouts and frenzied spending. This was not a new idea. It
was an existing unpopular policy that his administration decided to
practice with no fiscal discipline, or even the pretense of actually
trying to help the economy. On Iraq and Afghanistan, Obama carried on
variations of the Bush Administration's existing approach, but with
little to no oversight or interest. Obama's big nationalized healthcare
showpiece is a revival of a Clinton Administration policy priority,
that is short on new ideas, but long on pork and sweetheart deals for
There are no new ideas here, just a powergrab as all the rats and
cockroaches from previous administrations and NGO's have scuttled
under Obama's skirts to romp in the pantry. Their feeding frenzy has
pushed the national debt to unprecedented heights. The economy has been
squashed and countless jobs have been lost as possessed by a sense of
invulnerability, the left was allowed to wage a ruthless war against
the private sector, even while Obama's friends in the business
community were allowed to profit from bailouts and stimulus plans that
did a lot for Democratic donors, but nothing for the economy.
The hoary corruption of congress met the fresh stench of the
administration radicals whose shoulders Obama had ridden on to victory.
And together they ravaged and pillaged the country from coast to coast.
They took over some companies and spent fortunes on others. They
imposed illegal taxes on the public, while turning them into debt
slaves for generations to come. They stood up for Muslim terrorists and
kicked American patriots in the face. And now at the beginning of the
end of the year, they wonder why judgment day has finally come calling.
Why the conservative opposition can bring out people in force, while
Obama can only trot out his minions in cushy bureaucratic positions and
assorted union thugs to try to silence political dissent. But trying to
silence political dissent, only gives it more volume.
And his media lackeys who made the transition from anti-government
radicals to pro-government radicals with the 2008 election, are
denouncing the opposition as anti-government radicals. That puts them
in the same position that their opponents were in four years ago. The
difference though is that four years ago, conservatives were supporting
a government to protect America from terrorists. Today the left is
fighting in order to support a corrupt and wasteful regime in order to
protect its entitlements. There is no critical issue in their corner.
The Obama Administration has fudged the economy and ignored the war.
Its domestic policies are wildly unpopular, and its future program,
with such highlights as Cap and Trade and Amnesty, might actually be
even more unpopular than ObamaCare. And of course there are the
Krugmanites still pushing an even more massive spending program that
would take the existing tremendous debt, and multiply it without any
And after over a year and a half in office, Obama has learned no wisdom
and gained no perspective. He is still the same arrogant, touchy and
insecure celebrity that he was in 2008. He has not become ennobled, but
embittered. His controlling tendencies have grown out of control. His
irritation and paranoia bubble to the surface under strain. Where he
promised transparency, he has instead delivered layer upon layer of
barriers and secrets, laws that cannot be read, hearings that cannot be
attended, and press conferences that never seem to happen. While the
people go hungry, he goes on vacation. When speaking about why American
soldiers are dying, he shows off his brand new rug.
With the incomprehensible arrogance of the entitled elite, liberals
insist that they do not understand why so much of the country hates
them now. And when magazines compete to outdo each other with covers
highlighting what they believe is the ignorance and bigotry of most
Americans, the choir gets preached to, but the congregation has left.
Liberals keep reassuring each other of their own wisdom and innate
rightness, serving as an echo chamber for their own delusions of
superiority, so that when they lose, they can reassure each other that
they only lost, because the country wasn't ready for their enlightened
the country in 2008 actually was ready for new ideas. But what people
meant by new ideas, had more to do with removing the obstacles and
barriers, the high costs and frustrations of the very brand of
government that the Obama Administration has so devotedly championed.
Had most Americans understood, that the Obama Administration's policies
were a much more severe and irresponsible version of the programs of
previous administrations, implemented with no restraint, and practiced
with no oversight, 2008 would have produced dramatically different
results. But by its actions, the Obama Administration has also brought
into being the first widespread and heavily organized opposition to
that same brand of government that America has seen in some time.
As Obama takes time out from his busy schedule of playing golf and
looting the country to speak to the peasants, his voice has lost the
magic power it once had. His image has become ubiquitous and worthless.
His rallies go unattended. Because his power always lay in the promises
that his followers projected onto him. His magic was the magic of a
longing for change. That longing for change is stronger than ever, but
it is not to change with him, but to change from him. To change a
government that they don't like, for one that actually listens to them.
Like his economic policies, Barack is bankrupt. And unlike them, he is
the one that will have to pay the bill.
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