THE AUDACITY OF NOPE

OBAMA’S LEGACY ETCHED IN HISTORY: NO HE COULDN’T

A virtually unknown State Senator from Illinois set the world on fire after a fired up keynote address at the 2004 Democrat National Convention, the events that followed shocked the entire nation and the tremors were felt around the world. With  little more than two terms as a State Senator, and 2 years as a U.S. senator -most likely the result of his new found popularity rather than his track record as a State Senator – Obama then went on to defeat both Hillary Clinton in the Democrat Primary and John McCain in the general election to become President of the United States.

Still enamored of his vibrant personality and the rousing speech he gave in 2004, Obama’s new devotees didn’t give any serious thought to his age, experience or capacity to run the largest economy and most powerful military in the history of mankind. Most responsible for the lack of due diligence were the very folks entrusted with the task of vetting national leaders, the network media.

In October, 2008 less than a week before election day and after spending the entire election season in first class seats on the Obama plane to the White House, two of the most prominent and respected members of the liberal elite media, Charlie Rose and Tom Brokaw had this little rap session:

ROSE: I don’t know what Barack Obama’s worldview is.

BROKAW: No, I don’t, either.

ROSE: I don’t know how he really sees where China is.

BROKAW: We don’t know a lot about Barack Obama and the universe of his thinking about foreign policy.

ROSE: I don’t really know. And do we know anything about the people who are advising him?

BROKAW: Yeah, it’s an interesting question.

ROSE: He is principally known through his autobiography and through very aspirational (sic) speeches.

BROKAW: Two of them! I don’t know what books he’s read.

ROSE: What do we know about the heroes of Barack Obama?

BROKAW: There’s a lot about him we don’t know.

ROSE: I don’t know what Barack Obama’s worldview is.

BROKAW: No, I don’t, either.

ROSE: I don’t know how he really sees where China is.

BROKAW: We don’t know a lot about Barack Obama and the universe of his thinking about foreign policy.

ROSE: I don’t really know. And do we know anything about the people who are advising him?

BROKAW: Yeah, it’s an interesting question.

ROSE: He is principally known through his autobiography and through very aspirational (sic) speeches.

BROKAW: Two of them! I don’t know what books he’s read.

ROSE: What do we know about the heroes of Barack Obama?

BROKAW: There’s a lot about him we don’t know.

… Great investigative journalism guys, and your combined intellectual brilliance is earth shattering!

Then in March of 2008,  Chris Matthews, known for his candor and combative interviews with politicians said THIS – ” I have to tell you, you know, it’s part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama’s speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don’t have that too often.”

Must have been some kind of leg infatuation going on in the media back then because in August, 2009 there was THIS from David Brooks of the NY Times – “I remember distinctly an image of–we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant, and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.” and THIS – “Of recent presidents, Clinton could sort of talk like us, but Obama is definitely–you could see him as a New Republic writer. He can do the jurisprudence, he can do the political philosophy, and he can do the politics. I think he’s more talented than anyone in my lifetime. I mean, he is pretty dazzling when he walks into a room.”

Obama’s campaign theme was YES WE CAN and it seems like the media took it seriously! – YES WE CAN they thought, we can throw out all we know about journalistic integrity and operate strictly from emotion and personal ideology, just this once maybe… Hope and Change was another popular Obama campaign slogan, and just as mired in detail. Barack Obama was going to “fundamentally transform” the United States, armed with a law degree and some random experience as a Senator, where he learned how to vote “present” on numerous pressing issues. For those of you wondering, a “present” vote means – I showed up, but I don’t want to make a decision.

THE SONG: (VIDEO)

“YES WE CAN” Obama repeated at every rally stop across the nation, from coast to coast and everywhere in between. He shouted it to 80,000 adoring fans from a giant stage flanked with Greek columns, there were yard signs, bumper stickers, posters, mock presidential seals and even musical videos. Yes, the country had temporarily lost it’s collective mind.

…Catchy tune eh? Yes we can can can… yes we can…

It’s no mystery that we haven’t heard a peep about that old slogan from the media, or anyone for that matter – including Barack Obama. When we tally up the results of Obama’s 8 years in the White House, we realize the juice was not worth the squeeze. The country is a mess, the Mid East is on fire, Russia is running around the globe unchecked, Mexico is stealing our businesses and China has had their way with us for way too long.

For further confirmation, Chris Matthews no longer has that thrill up his leg, and David Brooks came to the realization that he too, can find a dry cleaner with a working steam press.

Did Obama:

  1. Lower healthcare premiums? No he couldn’t.
  2. Close Guantanamo Bay prison? No he couldn’t.
  3. End the Middle East wars? No he couldn’t.
  4. Stop radical terrorism? No he couldn’t.
  5. Stop the oceans form rising? No he couldn’t.
  6. Fix immigration problem? No he couldn’t.
  7. Raise income levels? No he couldn’t.
  8. Cut taxes for or grow the middle class? No he couldn’t.
  9. Advance race relations in the U.S. ? No he couldn’t.
  10. Unite the political parties? No he couldn’t.

Obama did however,  preside over the largest number of Americans being pushed out of the workforce (almost 95 million), a $20 Trillion National Debt(with minimal concrete results to justify the $10 Trillion added on his watch) and a healthcare system in which costs and deductibles are soaring to all time high levels and where insurers are bleeding capital through massive losses. It’s also worth mentioning that he decimated the entire Democrat party on the national, state and local levels over his 8 year term, a drubbing that they may not recover from in the near future. Inner cities are at war with their respective police departments and chaos has gripped the residents, blue collar democrat counties have given up on the Democrat party, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan voted against the current democrat nominee for the first time in recent memory and millennials didn’t turn out as the Democrat party expected.

I must say however, with all that being said, everyone seems to like Barack Obama on a personal level and that can’t be a bad thing. Maybe this president stuff is just not his thing…