Skip to comments.Obama's Supporters Said 'Go Gangsta' -- Too Bad He Listened
Posted on 07/03/2014 10:38:21 AM PDT by Kaslin
Obama's poll numbers dropped below those of former President George W. Bush. By the end of Bush's term, focus groups were telling pollsters they despised the very four-letter word B-U-S-H. When John McCain faced Obama in 2008, Democrats gleefully slammed McCain's quest as the "third Bush term."
Given Obama's light resume and see-no-flaws cheerleading by an adoring media, Obama's fall was inevitable. If absolute power corrupts absolutely, absolute adoration comes close.
In practically anointing Obama, our "watchdog" media ignored a thin resume full of red flags. So in four years, Obama shoots from unknown state lawmaker, with little private sector and no executive experience, to president -- all in a nanosecond by political standards.
Look at Obama's rise. By his own admission, he is an indifferent student who somehow finds himself at Harvard Law. Co-members elect Obama president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review publication, where, oddly, he publishes nothing, at least not under his name.
He becomes a Chicago "community organizer," whose achievements appear to be holding lots of meetings and yelling at government to do more. He may have helped get asbestos removed from a lower-class housing complex. Or he may or may not have had a hand in it being removed after Obama left town for law school. Hard to say.
The Obama rise continues.
Former fugitive and still unrepentant domestic-terrorist-turned-government-paid-professor Bill Ayers co-writes a proposal to the Annenberg Foundation. It brings a $49.2 million education award to "improve" Chicago public schools. Just three years out of law school, Obama is asked to chair the newly formed Chicago Annenberg Challenge board. Money spent includes hundreds of thousands of dollars given in grants to Ayers' Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform and Chicago School Reform Collaborative projects.
By their own admission, the Annenberg project group failed.
Obama runs for state senator, and somehow manages to kick off his other principal rivals over their alleged signature-gathering violations. He serves as an indifferent state lawmaker, voting "present" numerous times.
Obama runs for U.S. Senate. Rivals seem to suddenly drop out after formerly private confidential information about them become public. Luck or manipulation -- either way, the rise continues.
Immediately after getting elected to the Senate, Obama runs for president.
As candidate, he survives scandals -- or rather, would-be scandals -- that would have torpedoed the chances of a typical pol. Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright -- are all overlooked or minimized in importance by our Obama-for-president media
Elected, Obama pursues -- and succeeds in signing into law -- a left-wing agenda more ambitious than any in modern history. His record: $1 trillion "stimulus"; $150 billion spent, per "60 Minutes," on "green tech" with nothing to show for it; higher taxes on "the rich"; Dodd-Frank, the financial regulations bill that does nothing to address the cause of the Wall Street/housing meltdown; an EPA unleashed on coal; and the creation of a brand-new entitlement program -- Obamacare.
To pass Obamacare, Obama made a number of broken promises including, but not limited to: "If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor"; Obamacare will "bend down" the "cost curve"; Obamacare will save the "typical family ... $2,500 a year"; and Obamacare will reduce the deficit over the next 10 years -- a projection the Congressional Budget Office says it can no longer stand by.
Obama's supporters, like former President Jimmy Carter, blame Obama opposition on "a belief among many white people, not just in the South but around the country, that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country." Actors James Earl Jones, Morgan Freeman and Samuel L. Jackson publicly call the tea party, an important part of the GOP base, "racist."
So Obama's post-election narrative becomes: "It isn't the leftist agenda that triggers GOP opposition. Nor is it Obama's growth-retarding policies that have produced the worst recovery since the Great Depression. No, what drives Republican opposition? Racism!
How does that translate into presidential action?
Leftist pundits like CNN's Roland Martin urged Obama to "go gangsta" and make "recess" appointments. Now, Congress said it was not "in recess" and thus the President could not make any "recess" appointments. Obama did anyway. Why not take extra, possibly illegal, measures to achieve results? Why not use expansive executive orders, ignore deadlines and unilaterally waive statutory requirements? After all, we're dealing with racists here!
But in a stunning 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court said Obama overreached in making the recess appointments. Congress, said the court, not the President, determines its rules. Congress, said the court, not Obama, decides when it is in recess.
House Republicans say they intend to sue Obama, arguing abuse of separation of powers. Respected left-wing legal scholar, Jonathan Turley, who twice voted for Obama, encourages a lawsuit. "What's emerging," Turley said, "is an imperial presidency. ... Barack Obama is really the president Richard Nixon always wanted to be."
Obama, encouraged by supporters, went "gangsta" -- on America. Now what?
A rare leftist with a shred of integrity. Most of 0bama's opponents on the left berate him for not destroying the country fast enough.
I eagerly await the day when Obama is thrown under the bus by the next Democrat presidential nominee.
Every failure of the preceding eight years will be blamed on Obama.
It’ll be fun!
What’s depressing about this is that the “gangsta” image seems to be considered cool by everybody.
Charlie Rangel ran and won in Harlem
as the “Original Gangsta.” No kidding, that was his campaign slogan.
I expect that day to be shortly after the mid-terms. I think he's a lame duck now. Should the Pubbies somehow manage to win back the Senate, Obama will definitely be quacking.
Barry IS a gangsta!
“Should the Pubbies somehow manage to win back the Senate, Obama will definitely be quacking. “
The Left politicians appear to be a monolithic communist/progressive/socialist thinking block with the stones so close together you couldn’t insert a fresh idea between them. But the Right politicians appear to have attitudes arrayed in a normal distribution from far left to cross-the-aisle to conservative. The smallest tail is the conservatives who appear to make up anywhere from 5-20%. So, if the pubbies retake the Senate it’s likely the go-along-to-get-along middle will probably prevail.
Where would you put the likes of Scott Brown, for example? I suppose that from where he hales he’s considered a conservative. But the rest of us probably don’t see him as such. The same is true of Rubio.
A recent elderly retiree acquaintance from Chicago commented to me that Obama knows how to get things done, just like Daley did in Chicago. Since it was the first time we’d talked, I smiled and walked away. You can’t fix stupid!
“I expect that day to be shortly after the mid-terms. I think he’s a lame duck now. Should the Pubbies somehow manage to win back the Senate, Obama will definitely be quacking.”
I’m hoping more for a well-cooked goose!
US Senators now know how Roman ones did when confronted with a Caesar in the process of destroying the Republic. If only we could get an “et tu, Harry?”
From my perch, all I can say he's probably better than Shaheen...about the best we can expect from the Northeast.
“about the best we can expect from the Northeast. “
Today’s Northeast “conservative” Republican is about where the average Democrat was in 1970. They wanted big government but they were patriotic and pro-American. They supported unions and every school program imaginable.
May I recommend these wines to pair with your entree:
That's the beauty of duck or goose, almost any wine goes well with it. I merely chose the particular winery because it's my newest favorite place to hang out. All of their wine is good.
If I was back in Germany, I'd pair it with a nice bottle (or two) of Mosel Spatlese, perhaps from Urzig or Traben-Trarbach.
Any alternative, General? I’m way down here in Cruz Country, where the Tea Party dominates Texas politics.
This man has shown his hatred for being half white. Hell we don’t even know if stanley dumbs was his real mother. Not according to MI6 reports.
“Any alternative, General?”
Not that I can think of. I was trying to put the Northeast “conservatives” on a spectrum we could all understand.
However, I suspect the invasion of illegals will shift the entire spectrum to the right. We could easily end up with an epidemic that could kill hundreds if not thousands of Americans. It’s clear Obama orchestrated this and even the slobbering press may abandon him. Just the thought of refugee busses being stopped by protesters is unheard of. Things are changing and the Administration has lost control of the narrative.