Entitled The Obsolescence of Obama, Ajami takes out the heavy artillery and rains Hellfire down on our Incompetent Commander in Chief.
|The vaunted Obama economic stimulus, at $862 billion, has failed. The "progressives" want to double down, and were they to have their way, would have pushed for a bigger stimulus still. But the American people are in open rebellion against an economic strategy of public debt, higher taxes and unending deficits. We're not all Keynesians, it turns out. The panic that propelled Mr. Obama to the presidency has waned. There is deep concern, to be sure. But the Obama strategy has lost the consent of the governed.|
Ajami goes on and hits a homerun with this tidbit of uncomfortable truth.
|Mr. Obama could protest that his swift and sudden fall from grace is no fault of his. He had been a blank slate, and the devotees had projected onto him their hopes and dreams. His victory had not been the triumph of policies he had enunciated in great detail. He had never run anything in his entire life. He had a scant public record, but oddly this worked to his advantage. If he was going to begin the world anew, it was better that he knew little about the machinery of government.|
Exactly! The Drones, who don't want to debate, were never interested in his politics, his philosophy, his lack of accomplishments - were utterly satisfied with the fact that he was black, articulate and not wearing a doo-rag. That was enough for most of them.
Back during the run-up to the election, yours-truly got into a mild argument with a name-less house-mouse in my district (yes, a policeman). When I pointed out all the various factors that, in my mind, added up to an utterly unqualified individual - I was informed that these were all "non-issues."
"What then are the issues," I asked.
"That he's going to give all working families a tax break," he replied.
"He's going to get us out of the quagmire in Iraq."
When I pointed out all the Big Government schemes that the Anointed One had posted on his own website, I was told that those weren't going to be enacted....that he was just "doing that for some of his constituents."
Well here we are almost 2 years later and he has done everything that I feared. He's grown our government like nothing in US history, quadrupled the budget, doled out billions to his Political Pets and Zero Liability Voting Base - all the while (unbelievably) blamed BUSH for all of this.
Yes - like all good socialists, he's now being seen for who he truly is: Immature, Incompetent, Narcissistic, and just another proud Leftist member of the Democrat party.
Unemployment is stuck at 10% and not going down anytime soon. Why would you hire when a tidal wave of new taxation and government regulations are on the horizon? Almost 3 million people have lost their jobs since Obama took office. He shut down the offshore drilling platforms - putting 60,000 people out of work simply on his whim. Jobless claims are the highest they've been since February of 2010. Foreclosures are up 6% since July 2009.
Meanwhile, the Obama's tell us to "tighten our belts" while they live like King and Queen. Like Marie Antoinette, Michelle Obama just went to Spain on the taxpayer's dime. She brought 40 'friends' with her and stayed in a hotel which cost up to $2,500 per night, and flew on Air Force 2. Even Lynn Sweet at the Slum-Times wrote she promised one of her closest friends, a longtime Chicago pal who just lost her father, she would spend time with her.
Now that the Spain trip hit the news, the White House is working its contacts to Re-Spin the story. Don't believe it. The only thing this administration is good at is Media Presentation, and PR.
Like the Marxist that he is, all Obama thinks about is Obama and how he can acquire and keep more and more power. Meanwhile he gives lip service to all you "unwashed masses" by saying "we will not rest until" (fill in the blank). But nothing will change until we get these Big Government Leftists out of our congress and WH.
Sic semper tyrannis!