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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Time to admit, Obama failed

President Trump has this ability to show people for who they are. He outed much of the conservative commentariat as the insincere opportunists they are. The Never Trump movement succeeded only in self-purging conservatism of its flakes and fakes.

But the real moment of clarity in the first Year of the Trump comes as America realizes just how incompetent and phony Barack Obama was.


Marxists used his race, charm, and teleprompted wit to front an anti-American agenda aimed at fundamentally transforming America into another socialist paradise -- but it would work this time. Honest. Pinky swear.

Donald Trump is hardly humble but if vanity's name is woman, its synonym is Obama.

On June 3, 2008, Obama said:
The journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations. But I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people. Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth. This was the moment -- this was the time -- when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves, and our highest ideals. Thank you, God Bless you, and may God Bless the United States of America.
Now, nearly a year after his departure, his legacy has not withstood the whirlwind of the first openly capitalistic president since Ronald Reagan.

Obamacare -- with its promise of lower premiums and better care -- flaps in the wind. Less than 9 million people signed up for next year. This reflects the end of the Obama's order that every American buy health insurance or pay a fine.

By the way, many people had refused Obamacare and paid the fine.

Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. No more NAFTAs.

Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement. No more junk science.

Trump withdrew or delayed 1,579 Obama regulations. No more bureaucratic nightmares.

The economy took off. From the day after the election forward, the Dow is up 30 percent. Hence, pension plans across the country are 30 percent more secure today than they were on Election Day 2016.

Unemployment is at its lowest in this millennium. Black unemployment is at a record low -- less than half its peak under Obama. Hispanic unemployment also is at a record low.

The inequality gap between the richest and the poorest reached a record under Obama. With new employment opportunities come the means to bridge that gap.

Under Obama's unwatchful eyes, in two years the Islamic State grew from a JV squad to a real state that included Aleppo, Mosul and Raqqa. Aleppo alone had 4.6 million people.

Under Trump, the Islamic State shrank by 95%. Its operations have retreated to Afghanistan.

Trump's ability to show Obama's failure is Trump's biggest sin.

Eugene Robinson wrote:
Grit your teeth. Persevere. Just a few more days and this awful, rotten, no-good, ridiculous, rancorous, sordid, disgraceful year in the civic life of our nation will be over. Here’s hoping that we all — particularly special counsel Robert S. Mueller III — have a better 2018.
Many of us began 2017 with the consoling thought that the Donald Trump presidency couldn’t possibly be as bad as we feared. It turned out to be worse.
I can see why Robinson wants Trump gone because Trump's success shows what a failure Obama was.

David Ehrenstein -- and African-American Jewish film critic -- summed up in 2007 what to expect from Obama:
Obama's fame right now has little to do with his political record or what he's written in his two (count 'em) books, or even what he's actually said in those stem-winders. It's the way he's said it that counts the most. It's his manner, which, as presidential hopeful Sen. Joe Biden ham-fistedly reminded us, is "articulate." His tone is always genial, his voice warm and unthreatening, and he hasn't called his opponents names (despite being baited by the media).
Like a comic-book superhero, Obama is there to help, out of the sheer goodness of a heart we need not know or understand. For as with all Magic Negroes, the less real he seems, the more desirable he becomes. If he were real, white America couldn't project all its fantasies of curative black benevolence on him.
Now, a decade later, after a year of President Trump, Americans have learned that the Magic Negro works better on the silver screen than it does in real life.

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19 comments:

  1. Don, the actual quote from Shakespeare is "Frailty, thy name is woman." Other than that, great piece! Please keep on kicking ass and taking names!

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  2. Obama was raised as a red diaper Marxist. He was carefully cultivated. He was extremely successful in sowing destruction and racial animosity. That was his main purpose. Clinton would have finished us off. Yes, Obama was a closeted Muslim. But the msm climbed on the bandwagon.

    I reckon it depends on how you understand his actual purpose. After all, Clinton and Obama were Alinskyites. No, most of what he did is being undone by Trump....but that's not the point, really. As the Good Lord points out in the Bible.... destruction comes when women rule.

    Yes, in many ways Obama was a complete failure. You see, he had accomplished his part of the mission to destroy us....but a drunken megalomaniac was the fly in the ointment. Trump is working hard at reversing the damage....but we should understand just how close it was.

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  3. Eugene Robinson is a bigger failure than Barry Otero. 2018 can be yuuuuge especially if the house and senate work with our amazing potus.

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  4. Obama may have failed at making improvements in the welfare of U.S. citizens, but he made some advances in the promotion of Communist policies in the U.S. Remember, Obama's mentor (and quite possibly his father, therefore the haze around his early life) was card-carrying Communist Frank Marshall Davis. Obama was a hybrid of hard-core Communism and the Chicago way of politics. - Elric

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  5. The moment I heard "...the rise of the oceans began to slow and the planet began to heal" I thought, "This guy is either a total narcissist, and believes what he's saying, or he knows that if people let this line slide, they'll let him get away with anything." And when no one called him on it, he laughed in contempt at us foolish "folks" (as he always condescendingly referred to the American people--even if it's a perfectly decent word that means "people", it has connotations of uneducated, simple, common clay--you know, morons)--and began the process of destroying the country, secure in the belief that we were too dumb to stop him.

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    1. "it has connotations of uneducated, simple, common clay--you know, morons)"

      "Blazing Saddles" FTW!

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  6. "teleprompted wit" Glad you noted that. All of Obama's "eloquence" was scripted. Off prompter he stuttered and stammered in search of a cogent thought.

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  7. When was the title SCoaMF coined for Barry? I think most every one had him figured out by 2010.

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    1. Ace of Spades coined that about that time, yep :)

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    2. actually its SCFOMF I think (stuttering clusterfark of a miserable failure) ?

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  8. I said for 8 LOOOONG years that I wished a hacker had hacked into an Ovomit teleprompter and typed the truth for him to read, such as, "I'm just a stupid, bumbling idiot! I have no clue what I'm saying, but I'm just going to keep 'orating' because I'm a fool who just loves to hear myself talk, talk, talk!" and so on and so forth.

    I'm pretty sure Zero would have read it loudly and proudly no matter what it said. Sigh! So sad that someone missed the opportunity!!

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    1. Or the hacker could have had Obama jabber something about the 57 states...

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  9. I disagree. He was successful insofar as his predisposition toward America and Americans is concerned. He hates us and does not wish us well. He persecuted us with all the tools at his disposal and kept our economy depressed as much as he could. When you see how things are just with Trump basically not standing in our way as Obama did you see the result.

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    1. Obama had 8 years to lay the ground for whoever followed him to be better and do better. Which is to say, maybe even Hillary could have done better...not that she would.

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  10. It's an easy choice. Standing with Obama means standing with Iran, and standing with Trump means standing with Israel.

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    1. Yeah, Bri, I'll go with Israel. Good point. ANY nation that yells Death To America should be turned into a parking lot. And The Moustache of Justice (Bolton) boxed a whole bunch more ears with his comments about the UN budget cut. Hit em in the wallet, Nikki!

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  11. Say what you will, Obama was amazingly successful in transforming the Country. We have won, but Obama has not lost. The Ministry of Education, personified by the Media, are continuing in their G-d-given role or telling us how to think.
    How many of you consider yourselves superior in intellect and ability to President Trump, regarding him only as the lesser of two evils? My background is in Literature and the Arts, and I wish I could craft anything as concise, effective and beautifully worded as his tweets - you know, those vulgar and demeaning posts not worthy of a President.
    When I was a boy the slogan was "Remember Pearl Harbor." Now I can only "Remember Alabama." No, people do not always vote their self-interest. They reserve their right to vote their conscience, whatever that is. One third of the Country can be told how to vote, another third can be persuaded not to vote, and the remaining third will be out-voted by a bit of cheating, just enough to win. I'm waiting for the outcome of the 2018 election to dispell my pessimism, but I'm not hopefull.

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    1. Most leaders though not all have a way with words which are pithy and often cutting.

      Reagan comes to mind. Obama really doesnt . The guy spoke really well but the problem is that he knew it and since others(in media, academia, Hollywood, etc etc) were doing the dirty work for him. it failed to make him into a hardened grizzled street(or rather Tweet) fighter like Trump. Trumps tweets are incredibly memorable but Obama's words had little more substance than a soccer mom's whatsapp signature- feel good fluff.

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