Ms. Dorothy Rabinowitz sums up everything I’ve said about Obama, and then some.
The deepening notes of disenchantment with Barack Obama now issuing from commentators across the political spectrum were predictable. So, too, were the charges from some of the president’s earliest enthusiasts about his failure to reflect a powerful sense of urgency about the oil spill.
There should have been nothing puzzling about his response to anyone who has paid even modest critical attention to Mr. Obama’s pronouncements. For it was clear from the first that this president—single-minded, ever-visible, confident in his program for a reformed America saved from darkness by his arrival—was wanting in certain qualities citizens have until now taken for granted in their presidents. Namely, a tone and presence that said: This is the Americans’ leader, a man of them, for them, the nation’s voice and champion….
Those qualities to be expected in a president were never about rhetoric; Mr. Obama had proved himself a dab hand at that on the campaign trail. They were a matter of identification with the nation and to all that binds its people together in pride and allegiance. These are feelings held deep in American hearts, unvoiced mostly, but unmistakably there and not only on the Fourth of July.
A great part of America now understands that this president’s sense of identification lies elsewhere, and is in profound ways unlike theirs. He is hard put to sound convincingly like the leader of the nation, because he is, at heart and by instinct, the voice mainly of his ideological class….
One of his first reforms was to rid the White House of the bust of Winston Churchill—a gift from Tony Blair—by packing it back off to 10 Downing Street. A cloudlet of mystery has surrounded the subject ever since, but the central fact stands clear. The new administration had apparently found no place in our national house of many rooms for the British leader who lives on so vividly in the American mind.
(READ: Thou shalt have no other gods before me.) (My emphasis)
……The president’s appointees, transmitters of policy, go forth with singular passion week after week, delivering the latest inversion of reality. Their work is not easy, focused as it is on a current prime preoccupation of this White House—that is, finding ways to avoid any public mention of the indisputable Islamist identity of the enemy at war with us. No small trick that, but their efforts go forward in public spectacles matchless in their absurdity—unnerving in what they confirm about our current guardians of law and national security.
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If it were simply a matter of binding citizens together ‘in pride and allegiance’, he would have never been elected. But, remember who voted for him.
Obama really believes he can smooth over everything with his teleprompter speeches, blaming Bush, complaining about Republican/Tea Party opposition, kowtowing to our enemies, and a flash of his toothy smile; none of which compensates for lack of leadership. He simply doesn’t have the ability.
Nor does he have even a remote sense of loyalty; he despises America and the principles for which it stands.
Ms. Rabinowitz mentions the predictability of the disenchantment across the political spectrum; by that she means the Left as well. There are still some die-hard Obama worshipers in the MSM and blogosphere, who will support him no matter how badly he fucks up or how terrible the Dems are with their hubris.
Many bloggers, including myself, made predictions about what would happen under an Obama regime.
Read the following essay I wrote the day after the election. Everything I asserted came true. Everything.
Welcome to Obamanation