Obama’s Failed Presidency

9 02 2010

H/t goes out to Tom in NC for passing this along. The observations made in this article express my thoughts about the failure of our president. 

Gio-

An article from American Thinker by Geoffrey P. Hunt

Anatomy of a Failing Presidency

Barack Obama is on track to have the most spectacularly failed
presidency since Woodrow Wilson.  In the modern era, we’ve seen several
failed presidencies–led by Jimmy Carter and LBJ.  Failed presidents have one
strong common trait– they are repudiated, in the vernacular, spat out. Of
course, LBJ wisely took the exit ramp early, avoiding a shove into oncoming
traffic by his own party.  Richard Nixon indeed resigned in disgrace, yet his
reputation as a statesman has been partially restored by his triumphant
overture to  China  20.

    But, Barack Obama is failing.  Failing big.  Failing fast. And failing
everywhere: foreign policy, domestic initiatives, and most importantly, in
forging connections with the American people. The incomparable Dorothy
Rabinowitz in the Wall Street Journal put her finger on it: He is failing
because he has no understanding of the American people, and may indeed loathe
them. Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard says he is failing because he has
lost control of his message, and is overexposed.  Clarice Feldman of American
Thinker produced a dispositive commentary showing that Obama is failing
because fundamentally he is neither smart nor articulate; his intellectual
dishonesty is conspicuous by its audacity and lack of shame.

    But, there is something more seriously wrong: How could a new president
riding in on a wave of unprecedented promise and goodwill have forfeited his
tenure and become a lame duck in six months?  His poll ratings are in free
fall.  In generic balloting, the Republicans have now seized a five point
advantage.  This truly is unbelievable.  What’s going on?

    No narrative. Obama doesn’t have a narrative.  No, not a narrative about
himself.  He has a self-narrative, much of it fabricated, cleverly disguised
or written by someone else.  But this self-narrative is isolated and doesn’t
connect with us.  He doesn’t have an American narrative that draws upon the
rest of us.  All successful presidents have a narrative about the American
character that intersects with their own where they display a command of
history and reveal an authenticity at the core of their personality that
resonates in a positive endearing way with the majority of Americans. We
admire those presidents whose narratives not only touch our own, but who seem
stronger, wiser, and smarter than we are. Presidents we admire are
aspirational peers, even those whose politics don’t align exactly with our
own: Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Harry Truman, Ike, and Reagan.

    But not this president. It’s not so much that he’s a phony, knows
nothing about economics, and is historically illiterate and woefully small
minded for the size of the task–all contributory of course.  It’s that he’s
not one of us.  And whatever he is, his profile is fuzzy and devoid of
content, like a cardboard cutout made from delaminated corrugated paper.
Moreover, he doesn’t command our respect and is unable to appeal to our own
common sense. His notions of right and wrong are repugnant and how things
work just don’t add up. They are not existential. His descriptions of the
world we live in don’t make sense and don’t correspond with our experience.

    In the meantime, while we’ve been struggling to take a measurement of
this man, he’s dissed just about every one of us–financiers, energy
producers, banks, insurance executives, police officers, doctors, nurses,
hospital administrators, post office workers, and anybody else who has a
non-green job.  Expect Obama to lament at his last press conference in 2012:
“For those of you I offended, I apologize.  For those of you who were not
offended, you just didn’t give me enough time; if only I’d had a second term,
I could have offended you too.”

    Mercifully, the Founders at the Constitutional Convention in 1787
devised a useful remedy for such a desperate state–staggered terms for both
houses of the legislature and the executive.  An equally abominable Congress
can get voted out next year.  With a new Congress, there’s always hope of
legislative gridlock until we vote for president again two short years after
that.

    Yes, small presidents do fail, Barack Obama among them.  The coyotes
howl but the wagon train keeps rolling along.

    Margaret Thatcher: “The trouble with Socialism is, sooner or later you
run out of other people’s money.”

    “When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.” – James
Dale Davidson, National Taxpayers  Union

“The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.” – Tacitus

“A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn’t own.” –
Unknown

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10 responses

9 02 2010
Dave

This so-called “presidency” was doomed to fail long before it even started.

After all, communism has never worked, and this goober of a POTUS isn’t going to change that.

I just hope he will not be allowed to destroy our country while trying.

-Dave

9 02 2010
giovanniworld

Goober Obama.

Has a nice ring to it!

Gio-

9 02 2010
Dave

Gio,

LOL – At least I left out the “cheese” part.

As in goober-cheese.

-Dave

9 02 2010
Doc's Wife

Ever since I heard Obama speaking during the campaign, I have repeatedly said that he does not understand America. I now believe he greatly dislikes us as well. This man is truly empty of feelings and emotions. I wonder how he relates to his daughters because it seems like there is no real capacity for caring and nurturing.

9 02 2010
Mick

“Goober Obama” ,,,mmm, It would upset Goobers every where
Seems to me, there are alot of people in D.C. that have lost touch with America, Obama’s problem, as the article says, is that he never was in touch. Put those two together and we have exactly what we have now. I sure hope the MSM keeps ‘over-under-estimating’ the Tea Party Movement

9 02 2010
giovanniworld

I hope the MSM ignores us while we continue to build the TEA-PARTY Movement into a powerful political force. Our job is to constantly remind the Tea-Party leaders that this is “the people’s movement” and NOT theirs.

Gio-

9 02 2010
DCG

This is exactly what the progressives & Soros wanted…His billions were behind The Traitor’s election. Soros knew what kind of Marxist he wanted at the top to destroy America. Stoopid sheeple fell for it hook, line and sinker…

9 02 2010
giovanniworld

DCG,

We honestly tried to warn people, but we were called crazy-sexist-biggoted-racist-right-wing-nut-jobs. And with all that name calling, we were still right. If this country doesn’t stand-up and put up a fight to save our Republic, then I may very seriously consider packing and moving to Texas. At least in TX we may have a chance.

Gio-

10 02 2010
DCG

HA…I’ve seriously considered TX as well! After what these ***holes did in WA ST today, it popped back into my mind…too funny.

10 02 2010
JoeManDude

All you people are right. By far the worst Presidents have been the Democrat/Socialist gene pool scum.

Democrats are racist and bigots.

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