September 15, 2011

... Of a Miserable Failure

In 2007 and 2008 the signs were there and all too vivid for those who cared to look.

Unrepentant and continual contact with not one, but two of America's most infamous political terrorists. Ties to another mentor who was both an admitted child rapist and a radical. Befriending a radical priest that advocates lynching. Spending more than two decades in a radical church that is a blend of Marxist political theory and racial supremacy.

An short and undistinguished political career marked by radical positions, when he would even take a position at all. An incomplete, sometimes contradictory personal history and an unwillingness to divulge everything from his associates to his collegiate records. The padding of his resume.

But he was new, and charismatic. He was a handsome and gifted speech reader with a on-pitch delivery and a vague promise of "hope and change" at a time when much of the nation wanted to simply pretend everything that had happened from 9/11/01 onward was just a bad dream.

He wasn't a candidate.

He was an escapist fantasy for a nation worn down by protracted wars and deep domestic divisions. Looked at it objectively with the benefit of hindsight, it seems obvious that the Democratic Party could have run almost any fresh-faced candidate and won against the feeble and caustic old man offered up by Republicans.

Barack Obama was then, and always has been... a miserable failure (NSFW).

(also NSFW)

We all know that now.

Between arming drug cartels and street gangs with guns and grenades, and using his position to press for loans to campaign donors, Barack Obama will be lucky if his legacy is something other than a prison library.

We did this to ourselves and deserve every bit of what we're getting, America.

Perhaps you should research your candidates a little deeper next time, and cast your vote for someone with a proven track record of leadership, and not, as Obama has given us, "just words."

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 15, 2011 02:09 PM

One hopes that people will connect the dots and realize that he is the endpoint, hopefully in more than one sense, of nearly two generations of Affirmative Action/Identity Politics. That is the only reason he is where he is, instead of a back bencher in the Illinois legislature. At least a couple of my Lefty friends are tiptoeing around this point. The world would be a very much better place if Colin Powell were the first black president. Unfortunately, that was not possible given the ideology dominating the Democrat Party today.

Posted by: Tregonsee at September 15, 2011 03:40 PM

Damn, Ijust peed in my pants from laughing so hard. Achtung!!

Posted by: mixitup at September 15, 2011 04:15 PM

C/Y said:
Perhaps you should research your candidates a little deeper next time,

after three years of this crap, three years mind you, this, today from rasmussen:

Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) at least somewhat disapprove.

you see that?
46 d--n percent.
do you see that?
do you?
46 %.
dumm masses

Posted by: louielouie at September 15, 2011 04:32 PM

Didn't quite have "mixitup's" reaction, but I'm really glad I wasn't having a drink while I watched that! I'm still laughing!

I've seen this clip used for a dozen things but this has to be the funniest. Waffles?

Posted by: Capt45 at September 15, 2011 06:08 PM


Posted by: Purple Raider at September 16, 2011 01:36 AM

I hope someone sends this to AttackWatch...and DailyKos. If only to see the progressives deal with the inevitable hypertension...

vacation in a bathtub indeed.

Posted by: iconoclast at September 16, 2011 12:55 PM

Oh, man, that was good. And funny.

Posted by: Casey at September 16, 2011 07:02 PM