Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Obama, the god that failed--The decline and fall of a political savior
Posted on 01/27/2010 9:14:10 AM PST by jazusamo
President Obama said Monday that he would "rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president." He will be lucky if he's not an abject failure. There's usually a reason for a presidency lasting a single term, as Mr. Obama's slow-motion train wreck is demonstrating.
Mr. Obama took office with historically high approval ratings based on a combination of hope for his administration, reaction against President George W. Bush's second-term unpopularity and a degree of irrational exuberance, best illustrated by Newsweek editor Evan Thomas' cultish imageof Mr. Obama "standing above the country, above - above the world, he's sort of God." For his first 100 days, Mr. Obama's approval rating remained relatively high, and the percentage of Americans thinking the country was on the right track grew from about 10 percent the previous October to more than 40 percent.
By May 2009, Americans began to lose confidence in Mr. Obama, and the god began to bleed. The numbers saying the country was on the wrong track crept back upward. Mr. Obama' public approval rating began its great decline, the most rapid of any first-year president, according to Gallup. The decline has been broad and deep; Mr. Obama has lost support nearly uniformly from men and women across all age groups and all incomes.
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A “savior” only in the eyes of a race-obsessed MSM and voting public
Anyone else could see right thru this phony
The Ancients had a god for just about everything. We have the god of the teleprompter and TV cameras. What a joy.
Yep, he’s been a grifter his entire life.
The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.
Obama is the only ‘god’ that has ever declined and fallen without ever having risen first.
That author precisely nailed the real problem.
This is really an absurd and what I consider, a self-serving statement. He will end his one term thinking he was a really good one-term president. Talk about blatant narcissim!
We need MSNBC to get Jerimiah Wright on with Chrissy Mathews for his opinion of Barry’s first year. I’m dying to know what he thinks....
I’m sure all these racist whities just don’t get our President....
Yup, only total morons bought into Obama. They can never live it down either because it was so obvious to anyone that took a cursory look.
Exactly, and throw in the comment he made the other day stating, "you've got me," inferring he'll save us. *shaking head*
That’s great, saw another similar to it yesterday. :)
***Obama is the only god that has ever declined and fallen without ever having risen first.***
Jimmy Carter (still the worst) comes to mind. I remember seeing photos of him modified to look like Jesus Christ . Same initials. Carter’s glorification didn’t last long!
Yep. Them wings done melted.
You hit the nail on the head.
On Monday of this week I had the following “discussion” (if you can call it that) with a nice lady who, I suspect, is probably typical of the vast majority of Americans who vote:
HER: I’m filing my taxes because I’m looking forward to getting my check.
ME: What check?
HER: My tax refund check. I get it every year.
ME: I know that you are probably in a bracket where you get all of what was deducted back, right?
HER: Yeah! It’s great! I get that check every year!
ME: Do you realize that you are loaning the government money without having them pay any interest on it?
HER: Blank stare/deer in the headlights look...
ME: Do you have a savings account?
HER: No. The teller at the bank is always trying to get me to open one up.
ME: Why don’t you put some money in the bank each week and let it earn you some interest, and change your dependents number on your taxes (she is raising a grandchild) so that they don’t take out so much. You could put that money in a savings account.
HER: But then I have to put the money in each week and I wouldn’t do it. I’d forget or I’d spend the money.
ME: You brush your teeth every day, don’t you?
ME: Well, if you can remember to brush your teeth you can remember to put some money into a savings account and then you wouldn’t be loaning the government so much money interest-free.
HER: Oh, that’s too much trouble. I like to just get the check back each year.
That, dear friends, is the mental capacity of the citizenry who elect people like Odumbo and his crowd. It is truly frightening. They are so enamoured with being taken care of that they won’t even take the time to open a savings account. This is a poster child for the members of the 50% of our nation who don’t pay taxes and who we taxpayers take care of.
Welcome to Odumbo World.
Nice sentiment, thanks for posting it. Now I’ll rip it to shreds.
It’s not true. It’s something that sounds like full truth, but ain’t. True in part, but in greater part, false.
First, Barack Obama IS the danger. He is a very dangerous man and the world is at great risk while he remains in office. He is a usurper, ineligible to hold office by not meeting the Constitutional requirement of ‘natural born citizen’ because his Dad was never a citizen. But that is immaterial to the present danger that is Obama.
What is that danger — well, he may be insane. He is certainly delusional, and that delusion is evidenced in his extreme narcissism, but what I suspect is that narcissism is an evidence of a multiple personality disorder developed in early childhood and in recent months it has become a complete break. That personality break includes a vengeance-seeking streak, and the object of that hatred is America and it’s ideals.
It is also clear that the man has engaged in or permitted actions which are reasonably viewed as treason. Which actions? Refusing to accept KSM’s guilty plea to a military tribunal and instead placing that terrorist within a civilian justice system where it is highly likely that KSM will be freed on a technicality. Placing the Detroit airliner bomber into Miranda-style protection and thus preventing interrogation in order to discover what the bomber himself suggested is an immediate threat. The actions the Administration have taken against allies such as Honduras and Israel also approach the limits of policy and cross over into a no-man’s land towards treason.
If there was a plot to destroy the American economy and the trust in a solid dollar, it could hardly be imagined to be more effective in destruction than that which Obama’s administration has energetically pursued in the last 15 months — for the program of destruction began upon his election. A great danger!
To claim that Obama is not the danger to America, instead the danger is the people is like claiming that a virulent cancer is not the danger to a heavy smoker. The cancer is the danger! We can cure the smoker of smoking, but not unless we remove the cancer.
Second: It is true that the people are in danger by their own willingness to elect such a conman and trump as an Obama. Yet, common sense is a rare commodity in any generation — that too is the way of the world. Each generation faces deadly destructive forces, so as to be able to develop a merit in that generation of rising above them, of defeating enemies external or internal, or in the common sense of the old-school cartoon Pogo — “We have met the enemy and he is us.” It is human nature for a person’s own self to be one’s own worst enemy — mastery of the self takes worthy effort. That eternal struggle for self-mastery applies to nations as well.
It is not a new thing in our time to have such a cultural challenge to be surmounted. Each era has had the same kind of challenge, and every one after us will as well.
Third: In our time we are awakening from a stupor that has clouded our national view of what the proper role of government is. For four and more generations now our nation has been confused, has forgotten the ideals of limited government and of accountability in government and in banking and corporate governance that our founding generations had. Why? Because of the demise of centralized ‘mass media’ and the rise of extremely distributed alternative media — talk radio, the internet, and other alternative news and information sources that are not ‘ownable’.
This is not a time of dullards, it IS a time of awakenings.
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