Skip to comments.Fouad Ajami: When the Obama Magic Died
Posted on 11/15/2013 1:48:36 AM PST by Innovative
The current troubles of the Obama presidency can be read back into its beginnings. Rule by personal charisma has met its proper fate. The spell has been broken, and the magician stands exposed. We need no pollsters to tell us of the loss of faith in Mr. Obama's policiesand, more significantly, in the man himself.
If Barack Obama seems like a man alone, with nervous Democrats up for re-election next year running for cover, and away from him, this was the world he made. No advisers of stature can question his policies; the price of access in the Obama court is quiescence before the leader's will. The imperial presidency is in full bloom.
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Even the WP has an editorial on Obama’s credibility gap:
For Obama, loss of trust over health-care law poses major problems for his agenda, legacy
Obama was marketed well to gullible people — each saw in him what they wanted to see, none of which had any basis in reality.
Too bad people didn’t wake up BEFORE the last election at least.
He’s no longer the Magic Negro...so sad.
Yep, in full bloom and about to lose die on the vine.
“When the Obama Magic Died.” For me that was about the second time I saw him and heard him speak. Around 2004?
Yes it sounds like loose dentures.
Only magic in this presidency is the illusions many sheeple still believe in.
This “charisma” crap is nonsense; I know people who voted for Obama, and they did it because they felt it served their financial self-interests to do so. None of them said he was even likable; they barely watched his speeches, and voted like gibsmedats. He may have seemed charismatic to the permanent welfare underclass, but that’s about it (and that explains why they’re the last ones sticking with him).
Picture from The American Thinker:
Obama as the Wizard of Oz,( from 2009), Graphic by Ruth Parkerson.
Indeed. And that illusion is the oldest in all of mankind - Something for Nothing. That illusion will follow our species forever, I'm afraid.
Well, many people still send money in response to the e-mail from the Nigerian prince...
There is one born every minute...
The writer mentions some were for him for that reason.
Well recommended. This is an outstanding essay.
“During his first campaign, Mr. Obama had paid tribute to Ronald Reagan as a “transformational” president and hinted that he aspired to a presidency of that kind. But the Reagan presidency was about America, and never about Ronald Reagan. Reagan was never a scold or a narcissist. He stood in awe of America, and of its capacity for renewal. There was forgiveness in Reagan, right alongside the belief in the things that mattered about Americafree people charting their own path.”
>> I never thought Obama had much personal charisma,
He certainly had a wealth of charisma. But so does Satan still.
Satan is a #ing douche bag.
Not me. I have never heard more than a single word from the scum bag. I mute him immediately.
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