Skip to comments.What’s Left of Obama After the Magic
Posted on 07/14/2014 7:35:24 AM PDT by don-o
I ran into a guy I know at the gym the other day, a card-carrying liberal from Berkeley. He was puzzled. Why didnt Obama go down to the border? he wanted to know. When a lefty from lib Mecca is wondering what the heck is going on, you know the president has a problem.
In fairness, the president almost went to the border, but he stopped several hundred miles away where he raised millions from fat cats to help the Democratic Party. Hey, we all have our priorities.
But his failure to visit the kids on the border was such a blatant screw up that its almost as if he doesnt care what any of us think. Hes not running for re-election. He knew that if Americans saw pictures of him with those poor children, theyd blame him for letting it happen (especially when he was warned about the surge in kids heading for the U.S. several years ago). When those pictures got out, he would have owned the crisis. Thats not something he wanted.
So he did what the more contemptuous of our politicians do when theyre in a mess of their own making. He blamed his critics.
Having tens of thousands of kids in what amounts to refugee camps in the United States of America provides him with an opportunity he never passes on: Blame the Republicans in this case, for not passing immigration reform. You know what they say in the Obama White House: Never let a crisis go to waste.
But why should Republicans sign on to immigration reform when they dont trust this president. Republicans want the border protected as part of any deal and they have no confidence Mr. Obama has the same level of concern, no matter what he says. A cynic might actually think he wants as many immigrants from Mexico and Central America to come in to the United States, because almost all of them, someday, will vote for Democrats. I dont put anything past this president.
To give his side of it, Mr. Obama said he wasnt going to the border because a trip there would amount to nothing more than a photo-op. This from a man who while running for President of the United States delivered a campaign speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. You think that might have been a photo-op? And remember when he strolled the devastation of super storm Sandy with New Jersey Governor Christie? That photo-op helped the president get re-elected.
And what should we make of a man who supposedly disdains photo-ops but blasted President Bush for not visiting the victims of Hurricane Katrina, which almost certainly would have been portrayed by Mr. Bushs liberal critics in an out of the media as a photo-op? On February 7th, 2008, at Tulane University in New Orleans, candidate Barack Obama said this about President Bush, who flew over the city hit by Katrina instead of visiting the victims on the ground:
When the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast extended their hand for help, help was not there. When people looked up from the rooftops, for too long they saw an empty sky. When the winds blew and the floodwaters came, we learned that for all of our wealth and our power, something wasnt right with America. We can talk about what happened for a few days in 2005, and we should. We can talk about levees that couldnt hold, about a FEMA thats seen as not just incompetent but paralyzed and powerless, about a president who only saw the people from the window of an airplane.
He gets away with this kind of rank hypocrisy because his pals in the media let him get away with it. Theres been naïve chatter lately by some media analysts that the press has finally turned on Mr. Obama, that theyre finally getting tough on him.
Like my pal from Berkeley, reporters may wonder out loud why this oh-so-smart president whom they have adored for years wouldnt visit the border. They care because they know it hurts him with the American people. But if they were really starting to behave like real journalists, more of them would plaster his remarks at Tulane on page one and put that sound bite on their evening news to show how he says one thing and does the opposite, both in the interest of himself. Thank God for conservative media. Without them we might not know how two-faced Barack Obama can be.
Magic is a powerful force. And Barack Obama had it. Big time. But when the magic fades, the magician is left just standing there his incompetence no longer hidden by the fog of lofty rhetoric and a million dollar smile. And all thats left is the pathetic image of a man who told us he would make America a newer, better, different place where old-fashioned politics had no place looking like the old-fashioned politician that he is and always was.
He didn’t want to get DISEASES.
Nobody will say that, but it’s the truth.
What’s clear and sits in the chair in the oval office?
There was nor is any ‘magic’ about him.
He is a figment of a bunch of white, guilt-tripped liberals, black racists and socialist journalist’s imaginations. Damien, with crisply creased pants.
What’s “left” is the same fart as before.
That should be enough to start the rumor that we're turning all the illegal alien kids into potted meat... which should in turn be enough to stop the influx.
He was never magic...just a creation of the liberal media.
What “magic”? Other than the miracle of leftard enemedia successfully covering for and enabling this unaccomplished asshat to the highest office in the land, I’m stumped.
Obama has taken 180 golf days since he took office. Every conservative should carry around a golf ball. Don’t say anything about it. Just let it be seen.
An empty limo pulled up to the White House.
Obama got out.
Are they talking about the 2008 feeling of national doom?