Monday, June 7, 2010

Anatomy of a Failing President

A friend of a friend(thanks, Gid and Carolyn) just sent me the article below from 'American Thinker'. In well spoken language, the article explains that the cause of Obama's failure as an American President is because Obama cannot understand this nation or its people. And the reason he can't understand Americans is because Obama isn't one himself.

What Obama specifically doesn't understand are the three basic beliefs - political, moral and spiritual - which comprise the makeup of an American citizen. The reason he doesn't understand these beliefs is because none of them have ever had a place in his life.

For instance, America's political belief is that of democracy. Obama, however, believes in the enemy of democracy - Marxism and the terrorist credo of Saul Alinsky, etc.

Secondly, America is a deeply moral nation that values human life and adheres to a strict moral code. Obama, however, voted three times to prevent aid to babies who'd survived late term abortions; plus he chose as a political mentor a Weatherman terrorist (Bill Ayers) who complained he didn't get to kill more Americans. As for moral codes are concerned, Obama's earliest role model in Hawaii was a Marxist child molester (Frank Marshall Davis) whose pornographic autobiography ("Sex Rebel Black") bragged of sadomasochism and sleeping with a 13 year old.

Lastly, America is an intensely Christian nation; Obama is not and never was a Christian. He merely practiced the facade of being one by attending church in Chicago. It wasn't, however, because he'd discovered Christ but because he'd discovered political reality - voters in Chicago wouldn't elect someone who wasn't a church-goer. It is telling that the church Obama chose was one whose racist pastor (Rev. Wright) screamed that America invented AIDS in order to kill the black man and that America deserved 9/11 because it was our 'chickens coming home to roost'. It is also telling that Obama's first act directly after being elected President was to abandon church entirely; from that time forward he has not stepped foot inside a church unless forced to for political purposes (attend funerals, give a campaign speech, etc.).

Yes, the article below is quite accurate in pointing out Obama's lack of love for this nation and its beliefs. But the article misses one thing - he isn't the only one. America's news media shares that same hatred. From the publisher (Pinch Sulzberger) of the NY Times who infamously boasted that if an American soldier met a Viet Cong, Pinch hoped the American would die; to Vanity Fair magazine's publishers who've never met a Marxist they didn't love or a Christian they didn't hate; to AP who refuses to print a single story praising American soldiers but will publish the lies of Hamas and the PLO in a heartbeat (even after those Photo-shopped lies are exposed), etc., the American media has almost completely embraced the same hatred of Americans and American beliefs as Obama. It is true Schadenfreude watching the media fail as disastrously as Obama - even more so when it is clear that neither has a clue why this is happening to them. (Apparently what neither Obama and the media have figured out is that when you abandon a country, you also abandon the understanding of it.)

Of course, I could explain it to both of them. But I'll leave that 'explanation' until Nov. 2, 2010. In the meantime, anyone for a cup of tea?

Anatomy of a Failing President....
An article from American Thinker by Geoffrey P. Hunt
The following is an interesting article. You might ask how long Dr. Hunt can remain at NIH once the White House gets wind of this article.
Dr. Hunt is a social and cultural anthropologist. He has had nearly 30 years experience in planning, conducting, and managing research in the field of youth studies, and drug and alcohol research. Currently Dr. Hunt is a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Scientific Analysis and the Principal Investigator on three National Institutes on Health projects. He is also a writer for American Thinker.
An article from American Thinker by Geoffrey P. Hunt
Anatomy of a Failing Presidency
Barack Obama is on track to have the most spectacularly failed presidency since Woodrow Wilson. In the modern era, we've seen several failed presidencies--led by Jimmy Carter and LBJ. Failed presidents have one strong common trait-- they are repudiated, in the vernacular, spat out. Of course, LBJ wisely took the exit ramp early, avoiding a shove into oncoming traffic by his own party. Richard Nixon indeed resigned in disgrace, yet his reputation as a statesman has been partially restored by his triumphant overture to China 20.
But, Barack Obama is failing. Failing big. Failing fast. And failing everywhere: foreign policy, domestic initiatives, and most importantly, in forging connections with the American people. The incomparable Dorothy Rabinowitz in the Wall Street Journal put her finger on it: He is failing because he has no understanding of the American people, and may indeed loathe them. Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard says he is failing because he has lost control of his message, and is overexposed. Clarice Feldman of American Thinker produced a dispositive commentary showing that Obama is failing because fundamentally he is neither smart nor articulate; his intellectual dishonesty is conspicuous by its audacity and lack of shame.
But, there is something more seriously wrong: How could a new president riding in on a wave of unprecedented promise and goodwill have forfeited his tenure and become a lame duck in six months? His poll ratings are in free fall. In generic balloting, the Republicans have now seized a five point advantage. This truly is unbelievable. What's going on?
No narrative. Obama doesn't have a narrative. No, not a narrative about himself. He has a self-narrative, much of it fabricated, cleverly disguised or written by someone else. But this self-narrative is isolated and doesn't connect with us. He doesn't have an American narrative that draws upon the rest of us. All successful presidents have a narrative about the American character that intersects with their own where they display a command of history and reveal an authenticity at the core of their personality that resonates in a positive endearing way with the majority of Americans. We admire those presidents whose narratives not only touch our own, but who seem stronger, wiser, and smarter than we are. Presidents we admire are aspirational peers, even those whose politics don't align exactly with our own: Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Harry Truman, Ike, and Reagan.
But not this president. It's not so much that he's a phony, knows nothing about economics, and is historically illiterate and woefully small minded for the size of the task--all contributory of course. It's that he's not one of us. And whatever he is, his profile is fuzzy and devoid of content, like a cardboard cutout made from delaminated corrugated paper. Moreover, he doesn't command our respect and is unable to appeal to our own common sense. His notions of right and wrong are repugnant and how things work just don't add up. They are not existential. His descriptions of the world we live in don't make sense and don't correspond with our experience.
In the meantime, while we've been struggling to take a measurement of this man, he's dissed just about every one of us--financiers, energy producers, banks, insurance executives, police officers, doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, post office workers, and anybody else who has a non-green job. Expect Obama to lament at his last press conference in 2012: "For those of you I offended, I apologize. For those of you who were not offended, you just didn't give me enough time; if only I'd had a second term, I could have offended you too."
Mercifully, the Founders at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 devised a useful remedy for such a desperate state--staggered terms for both houses of the legislature and the executive. An equally abominable Congress can get voted out next year. With a new Congress, there's always hope of legislative gridlock until we vote for president again two short years after that.
Yes, small presidents do fail, Barack Obama among them. The coyotes howl but the wagon train keeps rolling along.

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