The election is over and President Obama is over. He began with Styrofoam Greek columns as a stage prop. Many stage props later, his act has grown stale, even irritating.
His presidency, like the man himself, was without substance. Nothing that he said, did or advocated produced progress for this nation or the rest of the world. Words are not deeds and more words do not change that.
The recent election was a moratorium on his policies. He himself said so — Vote for Hillary to continue my policies. Hillary is now over as well.
Obama’s reign will be seen by historians as an enormous mistake. The central question will be how this country could elect a polished street hustler with questionable background and no experience. (What exactly are the qualifications for a “Community Organizer” and why would anyone believe that they matched up well for the highest office in the land?)
Obama’s term began with like-minded people, big on ideology and short on meaningful experience and accomplishments (remember all the czars? Whatever became of them?).
No one entered office with so much good will and hope. No one leaves office with such a chasm between expectations and results.
Theatrics and hope may work on the front end, but experience and competence are required for accomplishments and legacies. Much of the nation is still recovering from the rude rejection of fantasy that was Obama. Obama is over and this end comes without accomplishment or legacy. His time will be remembered only in a racial first. Nothing else positive is available.
I published, Flim Flam Man — The Tragedy of Barack Hussein Obama in mid-2014. It predicted much of what is now being seen by those who were blinded by the glamor of the man and the notion that a black man could be elected president. The hero-worship of the media did much to prevent objective analysis of the man and his ideology. This book will be made available free as soon as I can set it up as a download or series of posts.
Below are some of my comments that appeared on Leanpub, one of the publishers of the book:
About the Book
“We likely have the most ignorant, ideological, brainwashed dupe this country has ever elected to high office.”
Barack Obama is the most unusual president in my lifetime. He entered office with messianic-like qualities. He will leave office as a failed president. The hope and promise that began his Administration is gone. In its place is the tragedy of hopes dashed, a nation worse-off and a seemingly oblivious president flirting with impeachment. Once the glow of the halo dissipated, Obama was dependent on policy and substance. Unfortunately he had neither:
“There never was any substance to the man or his Administration. The image was like an old Hollywood set, all facade and no depth. Now the winds of reality are slowly and inexorably tearing away the facade.”
His assumed superior intelligence was unmasked:
“Arrogance when it is accompanied with incompetence is stupidity of the highest order, and usually fatal.” “He is still an intellectual child, locked into the ideas from the 60′s — both the 1960s and the Marxist 1860s. In that sense he is an intellectual dwarf, frozen in a state of puberty. His knowledge is based on nothing but the discredited ideologies of Socialism.”
Familiarity damaged his likability:
“This Wizard of Oz was not some bumbling, harmless old man. He was pompous, arrogant, mean, disingenuous and incompetent.”
His phenomenal fall from grace creates a fascinating political drama. Supporters, particularly the media and Democrat Party, must wrestle with continued support or abandonment. For some, including Obama, this decision may be existential:
“The most overt and ominous sign is provided by Democrats up for re-election. None want to be seen with Obama. He has leper-like appeal as a result of his policies and declining poll numbers.”
Obama has not worn well and accomplished little, probably nothing:
“Nothing that Obama has done can be called an achievement, at least a positive one. The medical system is in disarray with additional unpleasant surprises ahead. The economy is not recovering. Joblessness is a disgrace. Our allies are embarrassed by US foreign policy blunders and slights. Obama’s penchant for lying is now widely recognized and he is up to his neck in scandals.” “Obama’s legacy is apt to be that he out-Cartered Jimmy Carter.”
Seemingly desperate, Obama appears willing to do anything during his remaining term in office to establish a legacy and the transformation of America. This pursuit is foolhardy and seemingly delusional, having the potential to destroy him and his party. He flirts with impeachment, seemingly oblivious to the risks.
For political aficionados, it is the best of times. For those who love their country, it is a time for despair.
In re-reading the book, there was a lot right in terms of where the country was going. Many of the predictions and assessments turned out to be valid. Some did not materialize. I am happy that it turned out as prescient as it seems to have.
I shall post again when the book is available. Until then, it looks like the country has survived and Obama is over — FINALLY! Commence the dismantling and re-building.
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