Wednesday, December 28, 2011

How do I despise thee, let me count the ways

It’s a target-rich environment, but Aaron Goldstein does a good job sharpening our focus on the worst of Obama, 2011. Here, for example, he marvels at the president’s excessive amour propre:
There were also times when President Obama could have used a touch of modesty. It might have spared him the embarrassment of talking through "God Save The Queen" at Buckingham Palace. But as long as Obama can tell his supporters with a straight face, "If you love me, you got to help me pass this bill," pats himself on the back for doing more for Israel's security than any other administration in history while claiming he's accomplished more in the first two years of his Presidency than anyone "with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln," then one can only conclude that modesty just isn't in the man's repertoire.
Readers may have their own ideas concerning the lowest low points attained by the preshizzle in the year of Our Lord, 2011. Feel free to sound off in the comment section.


rinardman said...

Low points?

What you call low points are actually displays of a brilliance so intense that the average person's perception is distorted, and he doesn't perceive the truth.

You have to be blessed with uncommon intelligence, to see the Emperor's clothes.

Or something.

RebeccaH said...

There's so much material, it is impossible to pick what's the very worse of Obama. Normal people just can't go that low.

I feel certain that educated black Americans are embarrassed and humiliated that this pick was the First Black President (not that most will admit it, since most have been loyal Democratic voters forever). But there are some who know what has been done.

My own perspective is that I saw him as an ultra-liberal (and vaguely racialist, given his many years at Jeremiah Wright's Trinity Church) politician for whom I would not have voted under any circumstances, even at the certainty of being called a racist. But once he was elected, I was and still am enough of an American to accept the will of the majority, and thought to myself, okay he's bad, but how bad can he be? I thought our system of government would hold his worst instincts in check.

Now I see. The blinders are off. The worst I never imagined can happen. This man, for whom Power is the ultimate goal, can use our own system against us, aided and abetted by a corrupt political party in power, and a heretofore free press ready and willing to suborn their own principles in the interest of ideology.

What can we do? Fight back. And never give up. The alternative is unthinkable.

JeffS said...

It's easier to list his high points -- there were none.

Michael Lonie said...

His high points were the raid that killed Usama bin Laden, the curbing of Iran's nuclear programs...ah no, and there was his brillaint handling of the economy that brought down unemployment no. And we nustn't forget his skillful managment of the public finances that has left us in a much less indebted position than that chimpy Bush no, we can forget it.

There we have it. Obama's 2011 high point was a raid by SEALS that only a retarded zebra mussel serving as President could have failed to approve. And that, for all practical purposes, was a continuation of Bush's war policies.

Minicapt said...

Keep in mind, Michael, that the President took 16 hours/with a sleep-over to make that decision.