Barack Obama and his ‘I don’t care’ presidency
Listening to the some of the reactions from reporters and media commentators over recent events, specifically, the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine and the ground invasion of Gaza by the Israelis, many of their reactions have been of dismay, akin to what is the President’s reaction, what is he going to do, etc. Last week, while thousands of children continued to flood across Harry Reid’s “secure” US/Mexico border, we were treated to similar hand-wringing by the press, joined by several members of Congress, when the President had time to shoot pool and attend Democratic fundraisers, but could not visit the Texas or Arizona borders.
Newsflash everyone. Barack Obama doesn’t care. And to those who say, “he cares about his legacy,” my reply is, horse-hockey. Barack Obama is biding his time until 2016, when he can jet off to multi-million home in Hawaii, paid for by his Hollywood pals. Now, he’s all about enjoying the perks of office and his most especially beloved, his private jet, courtesy of the American taxpayers.
In this age of grave climate change, the President sure doesn’t have any problems jetting off all over the country for his $30,000/plate fundraisers. According to the US Energy Information Administration, Air Force One burns five gallons of jet fuel for every mile it flies, and, the burning of the fuel emits 21.1 pounds of CO2 per gallon into the atmosphere. What me, worry?
It is readily apparent, at least to this author, that our narcissist-in-chief has always believed that the American minions don’t truly appreciate him for his mind or his greatness. In 2008, did he not trounce Hillary “you’re likable enough” Clinton, then the perceived shoo-in for the Democratic presidential nomination. Did he not win the Nobel Peace Prize awarded for his future undertakings as the world waited with bated breath. Why he even sealed his college transcripts because we wouldn’t understand his brilliance and they’d be taken out of context anyway, like the whispering campaign that he used a foreign student exchange scholarship to get into Columbia.
Whether Rasmussen or Gallup, or numerous other pollsters, Americans are overwhelmingly dissatisfied with the direction our country is going in. According to Gallup, 23% of Americans are satisfied with the direction, while 74% are dissatisfied.
Our country has become unrecognizable to so many of us in just the past five and one-half years. We’ve become a nation where 37.2% of working-age Americans are not in the labor force, a 36-year high. Mortimer Zuckerman, in his July 13 piece for The Wall Street Journal, writes:
Full-time jobs last month plunged by 523,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. What has increased are part-time jobs. They soared by about 800,000 to more than 28 million. Just think of all those Americans working part time, no doubt glad to have the work but also contending with lower pay, diminished benefits and little job security.
Our Saul Alinsky acolyte has been slowly and systematically dismantling America as we know it. He took advantage of the “blame Bush” mantra that propelled him and a Democrat-controlled Congress into office. He’s run rough-shod over the Constitution in the guise of Executive Orders; intimidated the US Supreme Court Chief Justice into a favorable ruling for Obamacare, which has been one of the chief culprits in America’s anemic economic (non) recovery; lied to the American people and has taken no accountability about Benghazi, the IRS targeting, and the VA scandals; polarized Americans by inferring that if we are pro-life or believe marriage is between a man and a woman, we must be bigots and racists, OR, if we’re financially successful, we’ve done so at the expense of the undeserving poor; and mocks America’s exceptionalism on an international stage as he draws down our armed forces to the lowest levels since the 1940’s. For the latter, I fear, we will pay a heavy price in the not-too-distant future, as terrorism spreads and fills the vacuum of our departure on the world stage.
And now, our legend-in-his own-mind President fills his time making vacuous statements mostly about himself and his accomplishments, while mocking the opposition. His recent 5500-word speech given in Texas (you remember, when he didn’t have time to visit the border) contained 199 references to me or I, a record some media outlets report.
No, Barack Obama only cares about Barack Obama and always has. And that is becoming increasingly evident to more and more of the voting public every passing day. Some of the sycophantic media denizens are beginning to wake up, and we’re even seeing chinks in the armor of that one demographic that can always be counted on for Obama hero worship and votes — members of the Black community now finding their voices as they see their fair share being given instead to illegal minors crossing the border.
We have two and one-half more years of this Presidential farce, and I’m putting the TV on mute from now on whenever I see anything remotely Barack. Clint Eastwood had it right. An empty chair for an empty suit. And Obama doesn’t care.