12 August 2010

Obsolescence of Barack Obama

This piece by Fouad Ajami stands out as one of the most brilliant pieces of journalism I've ever read.

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.

"What else?"

"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!


Anonymous said...


How many times must you be told!!!!! His trip shows this. He is another friend of the rich and could care less of the working man.

ColdType and I tried to tell you this before the election but you would not listen. When shall you realize he is part of the corrupt two-party system?

He is sloooooowly pulling from Iraq but is keeping the War Machine alive by building up troops in Afganistan. Another example of him giving money to the rich Corporate America.

Believe it or not Rue-y, and I am serious as a heart attack here, the failures of Obama to address the policies of the far left makes me more in favor of a Socialism government.


Rue St. Michel said...

Lefty, he's not YOUR version of what a Marxist SHOULD but he adheres to the platforms and philosophies of Marx. He is enacting his policies via stealth and subterfuge.

How else do you account for him taking over Chrysler and GM? Taking over Nationalized Healthcare, and using your taxpayer dollars to bail out Lehman, AIG and all his other crony capitalists?

Right now the US government runs 51% of our GDP.

What is Marxism? A government which owns the means of production within a given society. He's a Marxist and you better wake up or else you'll end up in a "re-education" camp somewhere in the Southwestern United States.

---> Socialism is just as bad because it's constructed on Marxist principles, but with a smiley face on it all. What was that saying by C.S. Lewis? Oh yeah ....

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

I don't get why people like you, who live in the greatest country in the world, with the most freedom and advances in medicine, technology and leisure - consistently put down all that is American.

Anonymous said...

I don't get why people like you, who live in the greatest country in the world, with the most freedom and advances in medicine, technology and leisure - consistently put down all that is American.
13/8/10 6:00 PM

If we are the best country in the world we should strive for the best, right? Have we done so?

You see a nation where all are created equal and can "lift themselves up by their bootstraps."

I see a country where persons of color are looked downed at and not given an equal opportunity.

You see a capitalist economy that works.

I see a free market system that ain't so free. I advocate, as written here, a "fair' market system. Sure, a little less profit but more for the less fortunate.

The rich control this society and Obama, willingly or not, has played along. Despite his programs the rich somehow manage to get the long end of the stick.


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Anonymous said...

Iraq is a lost cause. Any military conflict this country gets into is a lost cause. Yankee stay home. The rest of the world only wants your free funding nothing more.