Barack Obama and his support
machine throughout his first year as President has been fascinating.
They have been a show like no other in the political arena. Wailing
and flailing, sputtering and spewing, changing and hoping,
two-stepping, bumbling, fumbling and lying to the American people
daily has filled all three rings of their circus better than P. T.
Barnum ever did.
Let me say upfront that I voted for Obama. It was clear that he was
going to win anyway. He was a silver-tongued black man who afforded
the American electorate an opportunity to assuage their guilt for
their and their ancestors treating blacks so poorly over a long
period of time!
Moreover, the Republican Party had become corrupt and was stealing
the country blind. The GOP was simply leading the country toward an
end much like that which destroyed the 1000-year-old Roman Empire.
On top of that they had the unmitigated gall to nominate John McCain
for President who, in turn, showed more gall than his Party by
picking Sarah Palin as a running mate. Don’t get me wrong: I have
the utmost respect for McCain as a man and war hero. But he is not,
never will be, presidential material. Doesn’t have the disposition
nor the temperament for it. His election would have done the country
more harm than Obama’s. And Palin is a ditz who scares reasonable
That backdrop in place, it became a perfect opportunity for the
American people to experience first hand what an Obama presidency
would be like. So far it has turned out as expected. In one year
Obama has managed to undo all recent Democratic gains. Congressional
approval ratings have gone South; Obama’s approval ratings have hit
But best of all, it seems the one lesson the electorate needed to
learn is beginning to sink in. Big government run by big spenders
with clear socialist-Marxist tendencies is not setting well with
them. And something else: party politics is no longer serving the
interests of the people. If it ever did.
Of course, the country is in peril but it is my firm belief that the
American people will apply the brakes to some of the cancer growing
in Washington by turning out of office a passel of two-headed,
forked-tongue members of a completely dysfunctional Congress in both
parties this November. In many respects, this will be Obama’s great
legacy and, perhaps, his greatest service to the Nation, albeit
completely unintentional and unwanted.
Going into their second year, Obama and his radical, left-wing
support team remain just as fascinating, if not more so, than they
were in their failed first year. It’s not for the lack of Obama’s
effort to find his way. He’s tried a number of ploys to get the due
he so strongly believes he deserves. The newest strategy the Obama
crowd has come up with is quite laughable. Which is that Obama and
those whom he has surrounded himself with are just so much smarter
than most humans. This, they claim, is the justification for his
failures: the American people just aren’t bright enough to see the
value in what he is trying to do.
Senior presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett, trying to explain
Obama’s failures, especially in getting his healthcare reform
legislation through, put it this way not long ago: “The burden of
being so bright is that he sees his error immediately. The
President’s staff and the President have been very actively involved
in working with both the House and the Senate to try to get
healthcare reform delivered. But ultimately the party, the people
that deliver and vote on a bill are Congress. If the President could
do it unilaterally he would have done it a long time ago. I can
assure you of that.”
We do not need your assurance, Valerie. We know that already, for
sure. In fact, the only way Obama is going to be able to govern is
if he has totalitarian control. And make no mistake. From day one of
his presidency Obama has made a yeoman’s effort to get that control.
Not surprisingly, he has managed to slide the dictatorial hand of
government into many areas already. Fortunately for us there are
signs that he won’t be able to turn the country completely into some
kind of new American communism. One of those signs is this trending
attempt to cast Obama’s “burden” of genius as worthy of sympathy.
Leonard Pitts, a well respected black columnist, attempted to make
some hay with the “burden of genius” ploy in a recent column where
he was begging Sarah Palin to run for President in 2012. He said the
nation needed to decide whether it wanted smart people to govern or
turn back toward ignorance. Pitts wrote, “That’s why I’d welcome the
moment of truth your campaign would bring. It would force us to
decide once and for all whether we are permanently committed to the
path of ignorance, of birthers, truthers and tea party incoherence,
or whether we will at last turn back from the cliff toward which we
See the new I’m-just-too-smart strategy emerging in Pitts’ column?
He claims that Palin represents “the latest iteration of an
anti-intellectualism that periodically rises in the American
character.” Bless his heart, he says it as though that’s a bad
thing. He goes on to say that the present political wars is merely a
“clash between intelligence and its opposite.”
Pitts makes a brilliant case against Sarah Palin, but he, like
Obama, grossly underestimates the wisdom of the American electorate.
And his insinuation that if only the voters would acquiesce to
Obama’s superior intellect everything would be all right is nothing
short of stupid. Americans on the whole are not going to do that, no
matter how very badly they wanted to bring a black man home to
dinner and put aside some of the rampant racial animosity that has
been dogging the nation.
Moreover, the more Obama attempts to implement his grand
re-distribution of wealth schemes the more steel he will be adding
to the electorate’s resolve to stop him. Will Obama ever recognize
what is happening to him? We don’t think so. Here’s why.
Contrary to Valerie Jarrett’s claim, Obama is not bright enough to
realize how closely the American electorate holds the notion that
America is and should be a nation OF, BY and FOR the people. Nor is
he bright enough to take any guidance from history which pretty well
documents that practically every totalitarian state that has formed
out of the ashes of revolution was led by so-called intellectuals
passionate about their non-pragmatic and totally idealistic ideas
and viewpoints. Think Bolshevik Revolution for clarification on that
concept. Or the Chinese Revolution later and Mao’s Cultural
Revolution even later.
Perhaps the biggest obstacle of all is this: Barack Obama is a bona
fide narcissist. Let me explain:
Narcissism is regarded as an expression of emotional immaturity. The
normal individual advances from childhood love of self to adult
concern and love for others, from egoism to some degree of altruism.
The immature or disturbed individual remains over concerned with
himself. He seeks to escape responsibility and the risk of failure
by being totally self-involved. At the same time he compensates for
feelings of inadequacy by exaggeration of his own personal
That is a perfect characterization of Barack Obama. He fully
believes that being elected President has vouchsafed his own
brilliance and given him messianic powers to do as he pleases
without opposition. Continuing on this path will destroy him, we
think. But continue he will because he cannot help himself. His
behavior will continue to be dominated by self-love and
self-interest and his unwavering belief that the proper role of
government is to provide all things to all people.
The truth of the matter though is if he is unchecked, he can do
immense harm to this nation in another three (3) years. The American
people are beginning to realize this truth and will, we believe,
begin to take their country back. That is why it is so important
that no incumbent be re-elected -- None -- this November and in