Sep 21 2011

Obama Becoming A One Term Wonder As America Turns Away & Moves On

It is interesting how the seeds of today’s political outlook were sown back in February 2009. President Obama and the liberal media never once grasped the inherent danger in Obama;s dramatic skill at over promising. He became the messiah of the desperate or stubborn (those who refuse to adjust their world view as humanity seasons and matures). When he promised the waters would recede due to his coming to office, you knew this administration had all the characteristics of a coming disaster.

Back in the very beginning of 2009 the liberals (Obama, Pelosi and Reid) announced to the country they had the magic elixir to solve all our problems. They claimed (like all good snake oil hucksters) that the Keynesian approach of trickle down government would turn the tide against the harsh competition (and its only harsh if you refuse to give it a good hard try) of the free market. Now there would be fairness (in other words lots of hand outs) across the land. As one poor sap claimed, Obama would now pay her mortgage.

Rule of life number 1: If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. The more expansive the hype, the more likely the hype is compensating for some serious (and known) short falls. Hype is meant to divert and turn off the inquisitive and cynical thought processes by replacing them with fantasies and dreams. And ‘Ol Obama was a gifted siren when it came to those who thought it unfair they had to work hard, get good grades and operate within reasonable social bounds to earn a good life.

Back in 2009, when the stimulus bill arrived with all the loaded nonsense of impossible promises (as if it were the new 10 Commandments come from on high) I noted the liberal bill had fatal flaws. There is no such thing as a shovel-ready job in government. Any new project takes years to get started, the bloated bureaucracy is so laden with check boxes, committees and paperwork.

Therefore, the Stimulus bill was doomed to never match up to the over reaching rhetoric that surrounded it. Promises, promises, promises. Fairness, good jobs, teachers blissfully teaching kids, a filet Mignon in every kitchen, every night. None of it would come to pass – the government is just too damn slow and incompetent these days.

2.5 years later my predictions all came true. Months up months of awaiting the golden eggs promised by the federal golden goose only produced hurt, bitterness and embarrassment at being duped by a silver tongued snake oil  peddler. The result: Obama now fades into the dustbin of history, another victim of failed left wing, socialist screw ups.

One day, humanity will grow up enough to realize government is the worst, coldest, least caring monopoly humankind ever conceived. Which is why our founding fathers took greater lengths to weaken and divide it than strengthen it. They knew government was the one institution that had the power to corrupt absolutely, given humanity’s bottomless ego of “knowing all”. Our ability to have confidence is also one of our most dangerous failings. Confidence turns to arrogance when it is really a false confidence covering up insecurity.

Look at racists, religious fanatics, sexists and the Nazis with the Jews.  All proclaim a superiority over their hated rivals, fed by a deep insecurity in relation to their rivals. Class warfare from liberals is no different – they create arrogance to cover insecurity between the haves and have nots. Sadly, that means the miscreants and middle America.

But America has long been comfortable in its skin. Our grass roots are deep. Main Street is our heart, not Wall Street or Pennsylvania Ave in DC. As I noted the other day, anarchists and socialists cannot get a hold here because we have the experience of individual freedom and socialism’s bloody failures. Only a few ignoramuses still follow that siren song.

Obama has come out with proposals that now cement his fate through 2012. He has proposed another round of sure-to-fail stimulus. Harry Reid wants to have a hissy fit and shut down government until he gets his way. And Pelosi has been thankfully marched off the political stage so we don’t need to be inflicted any more by her “Baghdad Bob” schtick. The wheels of progress grind slowly on. And America now looks any place but left.

Has America really given up on Obama? Absolutely, if this poll is really the harbinger it seems to be:

Look out President Barack Obama. Even Sarah Palin’s gaining on you.

A new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that Obama looks increasingly vulnerable in next year’s election, with a majority of voters believing he’ll lose to any Republican, a solid plurality saying they’ll definitely vote against him and most potential Republican challengers gaining on him.

After trailing Obama by more than 20 percentage points in polls all year, the new national survey, taken Sept. 13-14, found Palin trailing the president by just 5 points, 49-44 percent. The key reason: She now leads Obama among independents, a sharp turnaround.

Obama now can only plan his exit strategy, there is no winning strategy out there. The Dems need to plan for another long trip into the political minority. Will the left exit maturely and gracefully, setting the stage for an earlier possible return to the main stage? Or will they go in the same petulant manner they governed – setting their sentence in political oblivion to be one of many, many years to come?

So far they have been choosing door number 2 – the petulant path out. I have little expectation they are capable of losing with grace (given the fact they run from legislative responsibilities as their first reaction to looming losing a vote). But America is now looking to a new morning. And a lot of credibility has been burned up on the left, for the hapless news media, for the political pundits, and for big-government more than all the rest. We may finally begin to see positive change.

Update: Hot Air is getting a lot of commentary on this poll. I just don’t think people were ready to stick a fork in Obama, but no one should be surprised the backlash that began in the 2009 elections, flowed through unabated to the 2010 elections, and showed consistent results in the 2011 elections we have seen (WI, NY, NV) should be a glaring set of data points the 2012 is when the backlash will peak – not subside.

16 responses so far

16 Responses to “Obama Becoming A One Term Wonder As America Turns Away & Moves On”

  1. stan25 says:

    What I am afraid of is when Obama is voted out of the White House; is will he leave on his own accord or will he have to forcibly evicted by the DC Police? I am thinking that he will have to be frog marched out.

  2. WWS says:

    might want to edit the thread title – although I can think of several amusing words that would fill it out, simply removing “Its” is probably the best choice.

    and our real problem now is that, with probably the most challenging financial and international political crises facing us in our lifetimes, our government is guaranteed to just drift and flounder for the next 14 monthsl.

  3. MerlinOS2 says:

    There are so many other posts out there that go along with this one and support it but it would chew up nearly 50 or more links to point them all out.

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  5. BarbaraS says:

    You know, when I first started telling everyody what a disaster obama would be, I sounded nuts even to myself. This couldn’t happen in this country. However, it has turned out to be worse than even I thought. That ding-a-ling Victoria Jackson had it right…he’s a communist. Too bad she sounded so spacey. And I’ll bet Peggy whats-her-name still suppports obama even though he is not paying her mortgage. That we know about anyway.

    It really boggles the mind at how many dupeable people there are in this country. How 53% of the electorate fell for this is very, very troubling. Is the electorate capable of electing a president who will do the best for this country or will they elect another “American Idol” who doesn’t have a clue about domestic or foreign policies or how to run this country.

    WWS

    I fear for our rule of law with holder at the head of DOJ. We have fourteen more months of theses slimebags subverting justice and we may never recover. DOJ now has all the evidence of Solyndra and I’ll bet a lot of it destroyed. If and when republicans take both houses and the WH and they don’t investigate the lawlessness of this administration, I will wash my hands of them. To let them go scot free would be carrying statesmenship too far. I really resented Bush not doing so with Clinton.

  6. When I wrote and posted “…and the sharks will come.”
    fifteen months ago, I have to confess a fear on my part that it might only be wishful thinking on my part; my natural pessimism making me worry that we could still get stuck with four more years of him after the Nov 2012 elections.

    I had that same fear on election day of Nov 1980 (but that was fueled by endless polling predictions of “Too close to call”.

    And then, that incredible relief at seeing the electoral map going almost one color.

    I will be afraid until election day of 2012 is over, but I truly believe I can see the fins cutting the water.

    Let’s hope!
    -

  7. lurker9876 says:

    I remember reading what the Republicans did and did not do after FDR’s death in the late 1940’s. I think the Republicans swore to reverse many FDR policies but did very little to reverse them.

    I’m afraid that today’s Republicans will not be able to do enough to reverse in the next Congress within 4 years to convince the Americans to vote them back in 2016. We’re in so deep in debt that it will be difficult to turn things around. The only good thing is that people are already starting to look forward to 2013 through specific actions and feeling certain. One specific example: the recent Keeneland Thoroughbred auction showed an increase in the prices of the yearlings and the number of yearlings sold that will race in 2013. :)

  8. cj_thespook says:

    One can only hope your right AJ; right now I am feeling so discouraged at the evil powers at play in this country. On another note, Bob Owens has a new article on Fast and Furious. If what he asserts is true, then it would appear Issa will be calling for a special prosecutor soon. An excerpt “Issa also revealed that the reason a special prosecutor has not yet been brought in to investigate the plot is that once a special prosecutor begins to investigate, the Oversight Committee has to stop its own inquiry. The committee wants to be certain that they have explored every avenue and leave no source or witness uninvestigated before turning over the case. He also pointed out that a special prosecutor will be a Department of Justice employee investigating his own employer. Thus, Issa wants to be certain that they have enough knowledge to hold the prosecutor accountable.” Also this, “While the Oversight Committee investigation is far from over and a special prosecutor’s investigation hasn’t even begun, it is beginning to appear that the evidence and testimony being compiled so far indicate that the Obama administration was willing to break federal laws and get hundreds of people killed in Mexico and the United States in order to fabricate conditions that would help them implement their domestic gun control policies.

    If so, it is entirely unethical and illegal, and it seems like only a matter of time before administration officials face felony indictments for their role in Operation Fast and Furious and perhaps the other alleged gun-walking operations that make up the Gunwalker scandal.”

    If this is true, then we may witness this all coming to a head during the election cycle. He has three major scandals brewing, can he survive all three? Will the main stream media cover up for him? With executives of Solyndra taking the 5th, makes ya wonder? Will they eat their own? Will the threat of prosecution in the US and possibly Mexico bring out the “I want to make a deal” deals? It all looks to be a festive 2012, let us pray that justice prevails. What concerns me is can we really see justice coming from a corrupt Justice Department? The special prosecutor is selected by the US attorney general yes? With that said, how can we feel secure in that who ever is selected will be impartial since he/she is coming from the very agency he/she will be investigating? Any thoughts?

  9. oneal lane says:

    More noise today about Obama pulling out and being replaced. It might happen but Black voters will rebel.

    Hillary is the obvious choice as replacement. She would be tough to beat.

    It may happen.

  10. dbostan says:

    “because we have the experience of individual freedom and socialism’s bloody failures”….

    Our experience with socialism’s failures is very shallow and quite recent (under Obama).
    The FDR experience was relatively speaking long time ago, and the Carter’s experience was rather due to stupidity than ideological socialism.
    Since this negative experience is shallow, it dissipates with time, as the new generations remember little.

    But the newly acquired bad experience with Obama’s socialism will leave a mark.

    There is a good article in AT about might happen to Obama.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/will_scandal_drive_obama_off_the_2012_ticket.html

  11. oneal lane says:

    Another negative “pot on the boil” for the administration is the armed Gibson Guitar Factory raid.

    This is an incident that continues to gather steam. Good

  12. lurker9876 says:

    I see that US is building a large detainee facility in Afghanistan. Does this mean that we will close the GITMO after moving the GITMO detainees to Afghanistan?

    Wow. Didn’t they have a break in out of an Afghanistan prison a year ago???

    Thought Obama wants to reduce to 3000 troops by the end of this year?

    So who will manage this new detainee facility in Afghanistan?

  13. WWS says:

    uh oh, here comes the Crash: after Obama’s “jobs” plan went down in flames (everyone knows that it can’t even pass the Senate, not to mention the House – it probably will never even come up for a vote), investors were counting on Bernanke pulling a rabbit out of his…. hat, yesterday, as he has done before. No one was sure what he would announce, but they were sure it was going to be wonderful, magical, world changing!

    Well, that’s the problem with believing that Unicorn farts are the fuel of the future. It’s been obvious for months that Bernanke is out of options – there are no magic tricks left that will “fix” anything. So Bernanke made the “big announcement” yesterday and it went over like a turd in the swimming pool. (nod to Caddyshack) All of a sudden, Reality raises its weary head, as it always does sooner or later, and everyone is looking at the scoreboard and realizing “OMG, we are BONED!”.

    Here comes the crash; and it goes without saying that here comes the second half of that so-called double dip recession. (stage whisper: a “double dip recession” is actually called a DEPRESSION!!!)

    It’s now late in 1931 – next up comes 1932, the year of economic misery. At least we will get a new government out of it.

    btw – for those who doubt the end game if we ignore the problems with pensions and social security, Greece yesterday demonstrated that end game, since they are the farthest along the primrose path. Greece announced yesterday an across the board cut of 20% for all pension benefits over minimum levels, and 40% pension cuts for anyone under 55 years old. Why? Not because they want to, but because the all the government checks are going to start bouncing in 3 weeks if they don’t. They’ve finally gotten to the point that they have run out of other people’s money.

    Are there going to be riots? Oh, I expect Athens to burn. Burnings soon to move to Rome, Madrid, and Lisbon.

  14. lurker9876 says:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/initial-claims-miss-consensus-prior-bad-data-amplified-103000-unemployed-fall-extended-benefits

    Initial Claims Miss Consensus, Prior Bad Data Amplified, 103,000 Unemployed Fall Off Extended Benefits

    EUROUSD tumbles.

    US initial jobless claims (9/17) W/W 423K vs Exp 420K (Prev. revised 432K)

    Drudge Report’s big title of the morning says something about Recession’s Lost Generation (youth)

    Things are really looking bad.

    No money anywhere. Reid threatened a govt shutdown.

  15. lurker9876 says:

    Geithner isn’t doing himself any good this morning. Zerohedge showed his exasperation with him through his twitters this morning.

    How will the US stock market do today?

  16. AJStrata says:

    Lurker,

    I have tracked those ‘adjustments’ as well. They don’t always run in the gov’s benefit, but enough to wonder why they use the unadjusted numbers at all. Just use the adjusted ones – same bad news. No movement, just a smaller and smaller work force as people give up.