The Shameless Survivor

Obama - The Shameless Survivor
Obama – The Shameless Survivor

I was just going to allow Obama to shuffle off into the sunset, as most ex-POTUS’s are both allowed to- and encouraged to fade into obscurity. I can’t quite do that yet though. One last thing needs to be brought up about Obama and his “legacy.” That is the fact the he could almost be considered the sole survivor of the Democrat party and he seem utterly unconcerned by that fact or the fact that he is a large part of why the Democrats are effectively an endangered species in elected office today.

Politically speaking, the legacy of Obama is that, largely as a reaction to Obama and the Dems’ slavish devotion to him, the Democrat party has lost between 1,100 and 1,200 seats in local, county, state, and federal governments. It can at this point be argued that they’re done, over, kaput.

But hey! Obama got elected and got reelected. He wasn’t a One-Term failure and that’s all that matters, right?

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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
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Failure (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art)
Why Is It Always About You? : The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism
The Democrats: A Critical History (Updated edition)

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Heckofa Job, Barry!

Consider that Obama may believe he's doing a good job as POTUS, even a Heckofa jobYou’re Doing a Heckofa Job, Barry!

Here’s a thought that is equal parts sad, scary, and angering: consider that Obama may actually believe that he’s done a good job – perhaps even a heckofa job given all the obstacles he would perceive to face – as the President of the United States of America.

Such a belief on Obama’s part would certainly fit the pathology he presents. It would also fit the ideology and mores of his adopted culture. Hence, there’s a reasonable likelihood that Obama does, in fact, believe that he’s done and is doing a heckofa job.

Yeah, it’s a sad, scary, and angering thought that Obama may be patting himself on the back for “how well” he’s performed as POTUS.

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The Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds
America

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Obama: You Failed Me

Yesterday, June 19, 2015 Obama gave yet another speech, this time in Beverly Hills, CA, and he was not happy. Apparently, he’s become quite disillusioned and now believes that his constituency has failed him.

“When I ran in 2008, I in fact did not say I would fix it. I said we could fix it,” Obama told an audience of about 250 at a fundraising event here at the stately hillside home of film mogul Tyler Perry. “I didn’t say, ‘Yes, I can.’ I said, ‘Yes, we can.'”

The president continued: “If you’re dissatisfied that every few months we have a mass shooting in this country killing innocent people, then I need you to mobilize and organize a constituency that says this is not normal and we are going to change it.”

— Barack Obama

This, of course, is Obama in a nutshell. The boy hasn’t failed; instead, he’s been failed by anyone and everyone. Or, at least, that’s how Obama’s pettiness and narcissism demands that he see things.

Yet, to borrow Obama’s catchphrase, Let me be clear – he’s not entirely wrong in what he said. A POTUS has deliberately limited ability to affect change and his greatest tool, the Bully Pulpit, only works if people respond to the POTUS’ rhetoric with action…and the Liberals, Progressives, and their minority tenants by and large have repeatedly failed to do so.

The problem with Obama’s belief, attitude, and angry rhetoric is that he’s stupid to believe that his constituency would ever take action. All of them are Statists looking for the Nanny State to take care of them and/or those who they see as possessing “protected traits.” If they were cognitively, emotionally, and philosophically willing and able to take responsibility for getting done what they feel needs to be done they wouldn’t have been likely to need the State to accomplish things in the first place.

True, they elected Obama because he was a Black. Yet they still expected him to be their messiah and to get the jobs they wanted done with as little effort and sacrifice on their parts as was possible.

This again is Obama in a nutshell. The boy doesn’t expect to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear; he expects the sow to do it herself.

Related Reading:

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Marx's Revenge: The Resurgence of Capitalism and the Death of Statist Socialism
A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
America: A Narrative History (Brief Ninth Edition)  (Vol. 1)

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