For well over seven years we’ve all observed that President Obama is a great orator. He delivers the lines from his ever-present Teleprompter with great aplomb. I have also observed many times over that if you watch his face as he reads the words scrolling it says, “Who the hell wrote this? Nobody’s gonna to believe this crap”.
With his re-election, however, that non-verbal expression vanished. An air of exalted haughtiness became apparent. A more Gruberesque attitude prevailed with every new locution. The demeanor became more like, “The American people are so stupid that they’ve bought everything I’ve said up until now. Why question if they’ll believe this or anything I say”?
While dividing the country like a giant pizza (black v. white, young v. mature, poor v. middle class and above, LGBTQ v. straight, etc.), he would stand behind a podium and Teleprompters proclaiming how he has managed to unite the country. As he promoted regulations against business (either via EPA, IRS or other agencies under his thumb) that prohibited growth and stifled the work force he boasted how he, and he alone, was able to steer the nation from the abyss of recession. With millions of people out of work so long they can no longer receive unemployment benefits, he proclaims how the unemployment rolls have declined. Today, over 37% of the potential workforce remains idle. Welfare distribution to poverty stricken families and the new poor has skyrocketed.
His words do not match his actions. To be truthful, they are most frequently polar opposites.
In a stated effort to unite the world he claimed had been left asunder by his predecessor, he started his presidency with an apology tour. He bowed to adversarial monarchs and autocratic leaders in the East. That strengthened the resolve and antagonism of our enemies. Unedited history will surely reflect his presidency as one of acquiescence, not leadership.
He’s now ending his reign on a note to make it harder for his successor to rectify the differences created within our own country and around the globe. With the same superciliousness he has exuded throughout his time in office, he warned the people of Greece and the people of the world “to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism, or ethnic identity, or tribalism”.
Without specifically identifying Donald Trump, he also made sure to mention that “targeting specific racial, religious or ethnic groups could backfire”. He, Barack Obama, did it successfully. He mastered it! At this point point in time he has been given a pass, but don’t let anyone else try it. Along with his obedient compliance to the unrequited demands of global despots, his legacy must include this passive aggressiveness.
Continuing his “Fear of the Future” expedition, he went on to say, “Globalization, combined with technology, combined with social media and constant information, have disrupted people’s lives, sometimes in very concrete ways, but also psychologically. People are less certain of their national identities or their place in the world. It starts looking different and disorienting.”
He and his pastel lemmings championed political correctness. This common core lack of specificity is a major factor in confusing the issues of the day. When you cannot honestly identify a situation, you cannot work to resolve any problems created by it!
Now is not the time to fear the future for it once again offers potential. Now is the time to begin anew with an invigorated administration. Bye, bye Barack.