Skip to comments.Falling Out of Love with Obama Explained in One Picture
Posted on 07/12/2012 9:33:26 AM PDT by Starman417
Back in late 2009 Washington, DC was still showing its submissions from that year's DC Fotoweek, a photo festival which that year included an Obamacentric display at one locale. The shots seen here are all from Crystal City, and focused mainly on the inauguration. The predominant theme was all of the hopey changey optimism that was associated with the election of President Obama, and the celebration around his inauguration. Given our president's Flight of Icarus from the top of the world to his current course of crash and burn, some of these Fotoweek pictures help explain both.
There is no need to recap the Obama presidency so far, but a few of these pictures sum up his term pretty well.
The pictures range from soft, happy brushstrokes
To hopey and happy
To a little bit creepy
And of course, there were some grimmer shots of the losing side
Like the rest of the Obama shots, I thought all of the pics were well done. Yes, the one shot of Palin focuses on her boots to reinforce liberals' "Caribou Barbie" image of her, it's more respectful than anything I've heard come from the left when it comes to Palin. Baby steps, baby steps.
But it was one shot in particular that caught my eye
If the pic isn't showing up clearly, the sign the woman has says "I have a dream", and shows Bush and Cheney behind bars. Sadly, this also sums up the mentality of the left for eight years, and gives insight as to why so many are so unhappy with our president. So many lefties knew that they hated Bush and all of his policies, but never offered any solutions. Closing Guantanamo Bay sounded great to lefties, but what did you think was going to happen to all of the suspected terrorists held there? And what was our policy going to be moving forward? While we may not like some of the things that our leaders have to do to protect us, it doesn't take away their necessity. Lefties were so blinded by their hatred that clear thought and realistic solutions never entered their minds. They were too busy celebrating this new hopey changey era of good feelings to ruin the celebration with pesky things like questions.
And to be honest, I don't begrudge the liberals their celebration. The left didn't have a lot to be happy about over the previous eight years. Unless you count minor things like a growing economy, low unemployment, and no major terrorist attacks after 9/11, of course. And they haven't had a lot to celebrate since that time, either. No need to go back and harp on the many failures of this administration and Congress since then. No, wait, that actually is the point. America was so willing to allow itself to be charmed by Candidate Obama that they never bothered to notice we were about to elect a perfect embodiment of style without substance. How could this have happened?
So how could this have happened? If you voted for Obama you have nobody to blame but yourself. I've written previously about the right's share of the blame in our country's current leadership, but we at least managed low expectations. Living in DC, I remember the feeling around town. Among conservatives there was a very guarded hope that electing a man with little experience and radicals in his past might somehow work. But among the left? There was a certain electricity in the air. People seemed happier, milling about, some proudly wearing their creepy baubles to proclaim their cult membership (Obama buttons, t-shirts, hats, handbags, etc). Then the messiah they had elected actually had to do something he had never been asked to do before - do his job; lead and take responsibility. And the results have been predictable. Again, how did so many fall for this act?
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The worst thing that can happen to a revolutionary movement without a clear idea of their own vision, and how to make it work, is to have the revolution succeed.
One need ony point to the French revolution, which had no objective other than to smash the existing ruling class. They had absolutely no idea how to run a government, other than to continue to destroy their enemies.
Worse, they kept on redefining “enemies” until there were no sensible folks left.
—One need ony point to the French revolution, which had no objective other than to smash the existing ruling class. They had absolutely no idea how to run a government, other than to continue to destroy their enemies.
Worse, they kept on redefining enemies until there were no sensible folks left.—
You’ll LOVE this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dwz_Z62e0s
That last picture of the woman with the jail bars looks a lot like a wackadoodle I know. She very soon saw the errors of her ways. I’m sure many loonies have done the same though it won’t have them crossing the aisle to vote. However, it might keep them home on election day.
I had a nutcase tell me “obama won. That proves he’s a natural born citizen.”
The title is never addressed in the article. There is no “one picture” that shows “falling out of love with Obama.”
I thought the same. Where's the "one" picture that says it all? I see eight or ten (and don't tell me to follow the link).
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