Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Is Liberal Scandal Outrage Phony or Are They Finally Realizing Obama Is a Cypher?

It is deeply enjoyable to watch the liberal media have to bash Obama over the multi-scandals now washing over his thuggish and incompetent administration.  I don't believe for one minute that the MSM is at all outraged by any of this or that they are willingly covering the omniscandal, but their backs are against the wall.  They have lost so much credibility over the years at the hands of their biases and have accelerated their downward spiral with their slobbering love affair with Obama, but four concurrent scandals are too much.  The notion of the Koch brothers buying the LA Times is swirling in the air, the NY Times has been rescued by Carlos Slim, and Fox News continues to grind every cable news competitor into dust; so crank up the faux outrage and the faux journalistic inquisitiveness because the dying patient that is the Democrat/Media complex can ill afford to lose its last lung and kidney in one fell swoop.

Us conservatives have said, time and again, that this is precisely what you get when you elect a man such as Obama.
- When you elect a man that has never had a real job, you will not get economic vitality
- When you elect a radical Alinskyite Chicagoan, you will get unsavory, bare-knuckled politics, not unifying optimism
- When you elect somebody nobody knows anything about, you will get unpleasant surprises
- When you get someone who disparages America, you will get policies that hurt America
- When you elect a man who has achieved nothing save getting elected, you will get nothing but campaigning

They've called us crazy for years.  How dare you call Obama incompetent.  How dare you call him empty. How dare you call him feckless in foreign policy.  How dare you call him economically ignorant.  How dare you call him thuggish.  How dare you call him radical.  How dare you call him narcissistic  How dare you.

Well, he is turning out to be all those things and more.  And it is your own fault, liberals, for placing all your hopes and dreams in such an empty vessel.

As I have said before, history will not wrestle with the question of why Obama turned out to be so disappointing, rather it will wrestle with the question of why Americans placed such lofty expectations onto a man of no consequence and no achievement.  Why did we pluck a small man out of obscurity and raise him up on a cloud of delusional hope?
That anybody expected even the most basic level of governance from Obama, let alone monumental and transformative things, is the story of greatest import here. And it is not that the hope, dreams and expectations placed into the Obama vessel were so grand, it is that the vessel that is Obama is so small. I have said it before - in November of '08 I said we bought ourselves a pig in a poke. Later I said that disappointment and pain is what we deserve given that we elected a man of no consequence and no achievement to the highest office in the land. Why we expected a man with no discernable track record or proven record of leadership to lead and to achieve in the name of this massive and complex society is a story of historical proportions. Did we think that plucking just any man off the street - essentially what we did - to wield enormous power was wise? And a young man to boot. And a man who never held a job at a profit-making organization. Why did we think that the wisdom acquired over a long life and the first hand knowledge of commerce gained by private sector work somehow weren't relevant anymore? Why did we think that - after over 200 years of electing (with a few exceptions) staid, boring, but presumably wise, adults, who could draw to them the counsel and assistance of many more wise, older adults - we needed a rock star of relative adolescence? Why did we think that a man with no knowledge of the private sector would lead a mostly private sector nation out of a severe economic slump? Why did we think that a man who consorted with raving America-haters would inspire a mostly proud and patriotic nation to excellence? Why did we think that a man who views our role in the world as flawed would draw our allies nearer to us? Why did we think these things?
Historians will gussy their conclusions up, but I think they will boil down to these:
Brain Fart and Affirmative Action Hire.


Blogger Heather said...

Dennis Miller calls the Obama Administration "grifters."

Don't discount the utility of Obama's using the IRS to flatten the tea party organization after the 2010 Conservative blowout. Furthermore, Mark Levin has intimated that Washington's disinterest in IRS shenanigans was common to both the Republican leadership AND the Democrats. After all, the tea party types actually want to weaken the national government. Wasn't it Levin's bringing in the Treasury Dept that initiated this IRS scandal?
Jonah Goldberg calls the current media interest in all of this, the Media's "Arab Spring", and I think it may last as long as the Arab Spring, too.

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