WHEN IT COMES TO THE MONARCHIAL RULE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, POLITICAL FAILURE IS THE OPERATIVE DESCRIPTION:
Yes folks, I believe that Barack Obama’s presidency has been a total failure; and today I want to list all the many reasons why (from my point of view anyway).
So let’s begin our list, in no order of priority:
CAN ONE SINGLE MAN BE SO VAIN?
(1) The anointed one believes he is intellectually superior to anyone he meets:
For example, imagine having to sit in a room with him – to negotiate important Congressional issues – and watch that little sneer appear at the corner of his mouth, as begins to prevaricate & distort the facts — with his usual aplomb — and then blames everything on YOUR political partisanship.
POLITICAL REVENGE AS AN ART FORM
Barack Obama definition of political partisanship: ANYONE WHO DISAGREES WITH HIM!
(2) The Obama administration – and their media cheerleading team at the likes of the “Washington Post”, “NY Times” & MSNBC – fashion themselves as the “conscience of America.”
No such luck!
After all, who was it that accused Mitt Romney of robbing poor employees – as well as Mr. Romney ruthlessly withdrawing health-care coverage for spouses suffering from cancer (a canard raised by a retired, fully-pensioned former employee of Romney’s business “empire” who was paid to lie about this incident by the Obama election campaign team)?
And which Presidential candidate was it who — in a secret fundraising meeting with millionaire donors — urged them to “punish our enemies” and “get in their face”.
Could it have been Barack “I Never Met Anyone Who Disagreed With Me Whom I didn’t Want To Squish Like A Mosquito” Obama?
And as he magnanimously reminded them about his alleged political enemies (especially the ones at ‘Fox News’): ’”Don’t think we’re not keeping score!”
PREVARICATION AS A POLITICAL ART FORM
(3) How do you know when Barack Obama is lying? When he moves his lips!
Like one of his biggest supporters, Al Gore, Barack Obama specializes in “inconvenient” truths — which conveniently are NOT true, but help demonize his political opponents.
For example, who else but America’s Prevaricator-In-Chief — in order to discredit opponents of ObamaCare – blithely promised “if you like your health plan, you can keep your plan” AND “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” … uhm, well you get the point.
And speaking of broken promises, this is one facet of government which Barack Obama excels at:
For example, he promised to close Guantanamo Bay and didn’t.
He promised to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in front of a civilian jury in New York; but like a reality-challenged Illinois General Custer, he was forced to retreat because of outrage among members of his own political party.
Not to mention his failure to stop the out-of-control deficit spending he inherited from his predecessor, or his failure to reduce poverty (and create jobs) among the young minority voters who trusted him the most.
ALL THE NEWS THAT ISN’T FIT TO PRINT
(4) HE JUST READ ABOUT IN THE NEWSPAPER:
And is this guy kidding?
Is his staff so incompetent – or is he so bored with his daily briefings (just day-dreaming about another golf game with Tiger Woods in Hawaii) – that the only way he can learn about the excesses & incompetence of his annually appointed (but NEVER fired) Cabinet secretaries is to read about them in the newspapers?
‘Fast & Furious’ gunning-running by Eric Holder into Mexico, resulting in the deaths of American border agents?
“Didn’t know a thing about it, except what I read in the newspapers!”
The IRS intimidation of leading media critics?
“Just like you guys, I just found about it for the first time while reading today’s newspapers!”
The ObamaCare ‘affordable’ (unaffordable) health-care act is a complete train wreck, about to derail into the proverbial toilet bowl of health-care history?
“Guys, guys, don’t believe everything you read in the newspapers!”
AS A LEADER THIS MAN REALLY, REALLY DOES SUCK
(5) Foreign policy has become a full-pledged disaster for this unprepared President
And finally, this is one American President who has botched America’s foreign-policy like no other president before him (except perhaps Jimmy Carter) — whether it’s (a) Syrian President, Bashar Assad, and Assad’s slaughter of thousands of his own countrymen (enthusiastically exceeding the Obama “red line”); or (b) Iran’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons intended to ultimately annihilate America’s Western seaboard; or (c) North Korea’s provocative shelling of Tokyo & Seoul; or (d) Vladimir Putin’s invasion & annexation of Eastern Ukraine (the ultimate two-fingered salute to America’s community-organizer-in-chief!)
America’s international enemies metaphorically eat this President’s lunch, and then spit it out again, and then inevitably defy his warnings one or more times.
AND THE MORAL OF THIS STORY
And on that depressing note, I end this “commentary” with the same thought I began it with: THIS AMERICAN PRESIDENT TRULY SUCKS AT HIS JOB!
Not that he ever had a real job in his long career as a community organizer!
[[Murray Soupcoff is editor and co-author of “Good Buy Canada” and author of “Canada 1984”.
He was a founding member (and senior partner) of Ian Sone & Associates Ltd — Canada’s first independent social-research company specializing in evaluations of federal, provincial & municipal government projects in Canada.
He is also the publisher of the FREE “Soupcoff Report” investment newsletter, whose distribution is partly subsidized by paid subscriptions from former research clients.
You can e-mail Murray Soupcoff at: email@example.com]