Skip to comments.Obama, The Accidental President
Posted on 03/22/2011 12:50:35 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The world is going to hell in a hand basket; Japan, ravaged by an earthquake and a tsunami of biblical proportions, is teetering on the brink of yet another, nuclear, disaster; the Middle East is aflame; the national debt is skyrocketing while Congressional Democrats and Republicans are mud-wrestling over the budget; gas prices are inexorably climbing to the psychologically devastating $4/gallon level -- and meanwhile what is the U.S. President doing?
Amid all the turmoil, he discusses an apparently world historical issue of school bullying; honors the 2009-10 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks; delivers a radio address on another all-important subject, "Women's History Month;" attends a fund-raiser; goes golfing (that darned weather: it was just too nice for the President to resist the temptation of hitting the links -- for the 61st time in his two plus years in office); yuks it up with the Washington press corps (pronounced "k-o-r", not "k-o-r-p-s," try to remember this, Mr. President) at the annual Gridiron Dinner. And to top it all off, the crowning event in Barack Obama's busy schedule -- drum roll, please! -- videotaping his NCAA tournament bracket picks. (Think about it: Obama discusses basketball with authority, which means that he must be spending a lot of time watching the games and listening to sports commentators. Exactly what he was elected for, wasn't he?) While Rome burned, Nero fiddled. While the world burns, Obama ponders the outcome of a college basketball tournament.
Faced with this blatant display of indolence and indomitable refusal to fulfill the duties of his office, Obama's supporters are puzzled: What happened to the giant who bestrode the world during the election campaign? Where have all the flowers gone? Something is definitely amiss. But what? Muses NYT putative conservative David Brooks, he of the creased pant leg fame, "All in all, President Obama is an astoundingly complicated person. During the 2008 presidential campaign, and during the first two years of his term, I would have said that his troubling flaw was hubris -- his attempts to do everything at once. But he seems to have an amazing capacity to self-observe and adjust. Now I'd say his worrying flaw is passivity." Maybe he is saving his extraordinary talents for a really monumental task deserving his undivided attention -- perhaps making bracket picks come NBA playoff time?
The multiverse theory that postulates the existence of numerous parallel universes, each governed by its own laws of nature, is currently gaining traction in scientific circles. I have no idea if the theory is true in cosmogony, but in the socio-political realm the elites definitely exist in a universe separate from the rest of country, divorced from the unwashed masses and common sense. It is ruled by its own peculiar laws which its denizens are required to obey unquestioningly on pain of being cast into the outer darkness of fly-over America. In that universe, a reduction in the rate of growth of social spending, say, from nine to seven percent, is a "devastating cut"; a budget reduction of about five-thousandths of one percent is tantamount to the Apocalypse; increasing spending is a sure-fire way of shrinking the budget deficit; raising taxes is a recipe for prosperity; Sarah Palin is an idiot; Michelle Obama is the most beautiful woman with the most exquisite taste in clothes since Helen of Troy; and -- the ultimate eternal verity -- Barack Obama is a colossus of superhuman intellectual gifts and powers.
The smart set living in an echo-chamber that reinforces their conventional wisdom have eagerly embraced this article of faith because in their world to question Obama's ability is to commit the deadly sin of racism. And don't think they are cynics who merely parrot the party line and go along to get along. So deeply are they invested in the Obama myth that they summon all their intellectual resources to its defense. Utterly terrified of committing thought crime, they have internalized their beliefs and with religious fervor keep faith with their creed. To let any doubt creep into their minds is tantamount to aligning themselves with the "Obama-haters" -- all those "yahoos" and "knuckle-draggers" of the far right. Their greatest fear is to break ranks with the true believers and invite ostracism -- a prospect too horrible to behold.
And so they explain to one another that Obama's defiant detachment must have some reason too complex for mere mortals to discern; his powerful mind is too intricate and resourceful for anyone to understand or pass judgment on his actions (or inaction, as the case may be). Thus one of the theories gaining favor in their circles: Obama is focused on lofty objectives way beyond the capacity of our meager intelligence to grasp; he sees the deeper truth; he soars to such heights that our earth-bound concerns dwindle into total insignificance.
Once upon a time there lived an emperor. One day two crafty weavers turned up at the palace and offered to make a new suit of clothes for the ruler -- clothes so marvelous that they would be invisible to those unfit for their positions, stupid or incompetent. And so when the emperor stepped out to show off his brand-new attire, the courtiers, fearful of being found out and ridiculed, would not admit to themselves the truth of what their eyes were telling them. Until an innocent child in the crowd of onlookers cried out, "He isn't wearing anything at all!", and the spell was broken.
Hans Christian Andersen did not indicate whether the weavers' names were David Axelrod and David Plouffe, but the similarity is striking. The two Davids brilliantly succeeded in packaging and selling to the country an unknown tyro from Chicago without a past or any visible qualifications other than imposing looks, a resonant voice and an ability to use the teleprompter. Like the weavers in the great Danish writer's fairy-tale, the Obama handlers insulated their candidate against criticism by preemptively warning that any doubt as to his fitness for office was proof positive of mean-spiritedness and racism. And the liberal crowd swallowed the bait hook, line and sinker.
The famous Occam's razor principle states that the simplest explanation is the most plausible one. Applying it to dispel the fog of propaganda, it becomes glaringly obvious that Obama is an accidental president, a lazy and indecisive incompetent devoid of any ability or desire to perform the job to which he was elected by a gullible majority, who loves the perks but hates the duties of his office; who loves to play but hates to work. Have a good look at the man occupying the White House: what you see is what you get. The Emperor has no clothes.
At least we will most likely have a republican president next term, hopefully someone decisive with a spine.
We should bow to the other Obama in another parallel universe who is achieving great things. What may seem to us like he’s incompetent, he’s really doing great things in another universe, trust me. /s
Palin represent that child that broke the spell. Until she came along, everyone, even ppl on the right was fearful of even criticizing Obama
Many are now in disarray, as they watch Detroit move to them. They will double down, and do this again in 12’.
The elite could care less. They live in mostly safe areas, and have the ability to move wherever whenever. They obviously only talk to each other, and hold the rest of the great unwashed in contempt.
And really, he's a hard working president. When he is in town and not touring the world with hundreds of his friends and contributors, he's hosting midweek parties with $200 Kobe steaks, because of course, he, being the wise and magnificent person he is, knew that Japan desperately needed our money for the disaster that was to come.
All sarcasm aside, I can no longer compare Obama to Jimmy Carter. As much as a bumbling fool that Jimmy Carter was, he wasn't a shirker of his duty, he would stand up and address the nation, and take actual questions from the press. And he (sometimes belatedly) could accept he was wrong, unlike Obama who simply avoids making a decision at all.
If Obama was Republican, the media would be tearing him a new one each and every morning until they forced him out of the White House. But the excuses the media's using to cover up Obama’s ineptitude are starting to just be boilerplate phone ins, and I think they, much like the rest of the Democrat party, will be well and truly happy to reach the end of the Obama saga, and only regret that he'll be around for the next 40 years to stand up and read a teleprompter and smile like he's the brightest man in the room.
Problem is, among his crowd, that's not all that hard to do.
“At least we will most likely have a republican president next term, hopefully someone decisive with a spine.”
I would not be so quick to jump to that conclusion.
Remember, the American public is being dumbed down
at breakneck speed by a Marxist media and education system.
Just think, we have an utter disaster for POTUS, and he STILL has approvals in the mid 40s.....disgusting, but most of all, very frightening.
well, free sh!t from the gummint buys a lot of votes. Then, when the food riots start ....
“it becomes glaringly obvious that Obama is an accidental president, a lazy and indecisive incompetent devoid of any ability or desire to perform the job to which he was elected by a gullible majority, who loves the perks but hates the duties of his office; who loves to play but hates to work. Have a good look at the man occupying the White House: what you see is what you get. The Emperor has no clothes.”
Seriously - that kinda says it all.
The keeper of the Pensky file.
That’s right on the money. Not a doubt in my mind that this is exactly what 0bama is.
WHERE IS THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?
All anyone needed to do to realize what to expect of an Obama presidency was to read his resume. The man never held a job long. When he “wrote” his first book, he took a leave of absence and went to Bali for about a year. It was obvious Obama was nothing but a front man for someone or some group on the left. I said this numerous times on FR during the campaign. Unfortunately, most conservatives didn’t take Obama seriously until it was too late.
On purpose. Nero wanted to clear out the landed gentry around his palace so he could rebuild according to his own plans. Leftists have what I call a "Nero complex". Destroy capitalism, get rid of the "tall corn" that stands in their way, then remake society into a power structure that favors themselves.
And they have no concept of what an ugly society they would create. It's like they see things directly through the eyes of the devil.
He has gotten by his whole life by only doing the easy stuff.
True, so true. I just now saw something on Fox News that really drives your point home. People on the street are being asked questions like, who is the current Vice President? who is the current Speaker of the House? How old do you have to vote in this country? You get the idea.
The people are unable to answer the questions. Incredible. We are truly doomed as a Republic. We have allowed ourselves to become too stupid to be free.
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