August 22, 2011

I finally completed the full cycle of opinions when it comes to President Barack Obama and his administration. While I certainly had my misgivings about the man and his ability to live up to all the impossible expectations both he and a slobbering mainstream media set upon him and his election, I was still willing to give the dude the benefit of the doubt. As I wrote back on the eve if his inauguration:

Look, I don’t wish the new President …but pardon me if I won’t watch or celebrate his inauguration. For some it’s a historic moment, and I say let them enjoy the thrills and chills of his inauguration day. But don’t come crying to me when the guy fails to live up to the impossibly high expectations being set for him and he turns out to be nothing more than the Wizard behind the curtain. Believe me, he has no more clue than you or I would as to how to turn things around (other than, of course, to spend money he doesn’t have and redistribute wealth it wasn’t his to begin with, but you can’t blame him for that – after all, he is a liberal).

But, being ahead of the curve on these kinds of things as I normally am (although in Goodboys Nation everyone knows no one listens to The Great White Shank), it wasn’t all that long before I feared the guy was in way over his head by misjudging his election as a mandate for his socialist, big government agenda rather than general dissatisfaction with the status quo and giving an inexperienced outsider a chance to change the way Washington works:

Think about it: elected under the guise of a uniter and a post-partisan leader, he has allowed the likes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and other prominent members of his party to call those who have the gall to earnestly and in good conscience question the rushed and radical reform of the nation’s healthcare system at a time of skyrocketing deficits, unprecedented federal spending, and looming crises involving Medicare and Social Security systems) “un-American”, “swastika carrying” brownshirts, and “political terrorists”.

And not only that. Just today, knowing full well he already has the necessary majorities in both the House and the Senate to pass whatever legislation he so chooses to push, he drags out Hillary Clinton’s old “vast right-wing conspiracy” to accuse Republicans of deliberately wanting to destroy his presidency! By taking this track, the President has abdicated his role as a leader and uniter; it smacks of political inexperience and a general lack of understanding regarding the role a President must play in being the elected representative of – yes, Barack – all the people, not just those who would happily and willingly drink whatever Kool-Aid you’re selling.

Were that he was just an incompetent, I could deal with that (heck, even the country could – after all, we lived through the Jimmy Carter era). But after this callous and disgraceful exhibition whereupon I wrote:

Y’know, I used to think Barack Obama was just an inexperienced street organizer who happened to hit the mother lode at the right time to become President of the United States – someone who got lucky and was just in way over his head. The more I see of him, however, the more I realize he is just a vile and despicable human being incapable of any empathy or interest beyond whatever suits his own narcissistic desires and political agenda.

I’ve come to see this President not just as incompetent, incredibly narcissistic, and politically tone-deaf beyond any reasonable measure, but dangerous to this country as well. I know there are plenty of folks out there who will disagree with me on this, but Obama is an extremist idealogue hell-bent on destroying as much of this country’s free-market capitalism and social and economic infrastructure in order to achieve his (and the Democratic Party’s) goal of instituting a European-style socialism whereby the government redistributes all income and, through regulation and policy, institutes its will upon the people in the name of “fairness” and equality”.

Harsh words, you say? Then explain to me the following and you tell me if I’m wrong. In just the past two weeks, he and his administration:

1. Issued an executive order bypassing this country’s immigration laws by issuing an “internal policy” not to deport illegal aliens other than those who have committed some other serious crime. The cynic in me sees this as pure electoral politics, but when you have astronomically-high and persistent unemployment, why would you allow people here illegally to compete for work for those here legally?

2. Thumbed its nose at Congress by continuing the practice of granting Obamacare waivers after it promised it would suspend that practice nearly a year ago. If Obamacare was so critical to reducing health-care costs and reducing the amount of people without insurace, why all the waivers?

3. In the middle of a struggling economy, announced plans to implement and enforce regulations that will not only put more people out of work, make us more energy-dependent, not less, and increase the likelihood of rolling blackouts.

4. Filed suit against the state of Alabama over its attempt to enforce anti-illegal immigration similar to the law (and lawsuit) involving Arizona last year.

There is no way anyone except the most hardened liberal ideologue could see in these actions anything but an administration that cares little about the rule of law and the economic stability and viability of this nation. You’re seeing a President who is pursuing unannounced war against the private sector and private industry, pursuing class warfare in the name of income redistribution, and imposing rules and regulations drafted by heavy-handed and unelected public officials. I once thought the Obama administration was simply over-zealous in pursuing its ideological agenda to the point of being clueless, but the more you see of it, the more you come to see it as reckless and lawless to the point where one has to wonder how much of this is intentional.

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 00:11 | Comments Off on Clueless, Reckless, Lawless
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