“When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I’m beginning to believe it.”
We live in an Alice-in-Wonderland world. Or at least we have a government that does. What comes next from this Administration?
That is the question that Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal explored and fears. What happens after ultimate embarrassment? According to Mr. Henninger:
… this week he [Obama] turned himself, the presidency and the United States into a spectacle. We were alternately shocked and agog at these events. Now the sobering-up has to begin.
Last week was merely a continuation of the clown government practiced by King Clown Obama. Perhaps it reached new heights in the sense that it was so obvious that no one can deny it any more.
As bad as last week was, there can be no assurance that this was the high (low?) point of Clarabelle government. The following image, from Blasted Fools, seems especially appropriate when describing Clarabelle and his supporting minions:
The US has had clowns for presidents before but these were generally normal people who lapsed periodically into clown-like behavior and policies. Obama is a continuous clown, always on stage and always “in face.” No one else has been so unprepared for the office, so eager to prove that it is too easy a job for him and so utterly detached from reality. No one else has had such a supporting group of clowns.
Boy Blunder’s mouth got him in trouble. His performance last week was a continuation of his mouth attempting to defend statements and the embarrassment he created the previous week. His behavior was more than bizarre. Even loyal followers were not foolish enough to try and support him.
Obama’s antics work on all kids, half the electorate, most elected Republicans and most of the media. The problem was that he wasn’t dealing with any these groups, but with grown men who were not amused. He made the mistake of trying his act on real grownups outside of the US.
Our spoiled brat is used to getting his way. Feckless Republicans like John Boehner seem to have convinced him that he can say or do anything and get by. This time he made the mistake of confronting those unafraid of revealing him as a wanna-be infant emperor in a real man’s world. Assad and Putin don’t run for political office in the US. They don’t fear the American press or the US electorate. They are not John Boehner who folds like a cheap suit under the slightest pressure. These guys do not fear Obama. They do not tolerate him. They tolerate him in the same manner as they would a pesky mosquito.
When Obama threatens them, he is not talking to some scared Republican or Democrat who will cave in order to keep his place in the political trough. These men live in the real, cruel and harsh world. They know power and they know how to use it to rise to the top. They play for keeps and use real bullets. They are not scared by someone that looks for suited for a popgun than a real gun.
Do they consider it humorous to be lectured by our incompetent, arrogant man-child? Are they afraid? I suspect the answer to both questions is a resounding “No!” Rather, they probably are insulted having to listen to our Fraud-in-Chief. What delight they derive from exposing this shell of a man for what he is to the rest of the world.
At least half of the American population knew before last week that Obama was inept, pretentious and foolish. He rose to his position on a silver tongue, racial guilt and the apparent irreversible stupidity of half of the American public. Extreme gifting via welfare payments and other goodies bought whatever other votes were needed for his re-election. Now half or more of the entire world knows our Charlatan for what he is.
Obama’s mouth and stage presence is all there is. His routine has grown stale. It only worked when he was an unknown quantity and when he was able to bully his opposition. His mendacity, a critical part of his act, is now catching up with him. Even it is accepted less readily by a once-adoring. media.
What was left of the man and his image fell apart last week. Obama was exposed as a pompous, babbling fool. He is little more than an unlikeable version of Ted Baxter from the old Mary Tyler Moore show. He is an actor who can read a teleprompter and pretend he is more important than he is. He is lost without a carefully staged, managed event. Our mean version of Ted Baxter is no substitute for either a president or Ted Knight.
There are more than three years left to his Reign of Error. It is difficult to see how the American and world people will tolerate this incompetent, whiny brat. The potential danger during this period should not be underestimated. As Dan Henninger said:
A 40-month run of Laurel and Hardy’s America will endanger everyone.
The danger is not restricted to the US. The world depends on the US. After last week, countries are looking to realign with dependable allies. They are appalled at our national joke and the danger it represents for them.
Prepare for lots of laughs and pain. And fear for your country and your future.
The only one possibly enjoying this travesty is Jimmy Carter who no longer ranks as our worst living president.