I will open this piece with a quote from Billy Graham on “Deception”: It is important to realize that a person with the gift of discernment can often tell the difference between what is of God and what is not. Such a person can often point out false teachings or false teachers – he/she has an almost uncanny ability to perceive hypocrisy, shallowness, deceit, or phoniness.
Could I put forth that the sentiment can also apply to the secular mind? Particularly as it relates to a certain rogue fraud “president” currently occupying We The People’s mansion. In the following piece which we will segue` into in a moment, the brilliant political voyeur, Victor Davis Hanson treads the same path of Obama’s once-fearless supporters (ie Maureen Dowd for example, and others) in coming to the conclusion that “enough is enough” concerning the madness of 2008.
Face it – During the madness of 2008, the Liberal media sold him as a Great Leader, a healer – when in fact what they covered up was this: He’s marginally smarter than a butter tub, he’s not a leader, he’s at best a lukewarm orator, provided the teleprompter is in good trim, and doesn’t break down, in which case he stumbles and bumbles like a student actor with stage fright. The rogue fraud “president” is your typical liberal-progressive-Alinskyite-DemoMarxist, acting out his role as “Activist-Presidente” to bring up issues important to him, from which he then he walks away without taking any questions and assumes the peasants will do as per his instructions. It will take decades to clean up the abject mess that he has created; he’s corrupted everything he’s touched like the Chicago thug he is, was, and will continue to be; and it all began with the madness of 2008.
“Yes We Can!” and “We’re the Ones We’ve been waiting for!” and kindergarten children singing the chant, “Barack, Barack, Barack Hussein Obama;” the “Hope and Change” and “Slowing the rise of the Oceans;” of claiming his candidacy would “Ring out across this land as a Hymn that will Heal this Nation, Repair this world, Make this time different than all the Rest.” Reality and actual results reveal those statements as the greatest display of arrogance, narcissism, delusion and mass public voting stupidity in the history of this great Constitutional Republic. The rogue fraud “president” and his administration have been exposed as a national and world-sick joke, and a seemingly unending nightmare for American citizens and our friends around the globe. “Enough is Enough Already!” could be the rallying-cry for a rising UP of not the oceans, but of the patriotic populace of this great and mighty nation, that the rogue fraud “president” and his sycophants seem hell-bent on bringing to its knees through the madness of 2008.
A Brilliant Prophecy…
H. L. Mencken (born 1880 – died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic, and Democrat. He wrote this editorial while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26, 1920 edition.
“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.”
So it was written and so it has come to pass.
Now on to Victor Davis Hanson and his brilliance:
America is suddenly angry at the laxity, incompetence, and polarizing politics of the Obama administration, the bad optics of the president putting about in his bright golf clothes while the world burns. Certainly, no recent president has failed on so many fronts — honesty, transparency, truthfulness, the economy, foreign policy, the duties of the commander-in-chief, executive responsibilities, and spiritual leadership.
For those who are “shocked” at the present meltdown, of a magnitude not seen since the annus horribilis of 1979, in their defense: Obama certainly did not campaign on a new health-care plan that would force Americans to give up the doctors they liked and their existing coverage, while raising premiums and deductibles, while giving exemptions for insiders and cronies, and while raising the deficit.
Nor did we hear on the campaign trail that Obama would push gay marriage, open borders, near-permanent zero interest rates, six consecutive $1 trillion deficits, and record food-stamp and Social Security disability payouts. He criticized Bush for relatively minor executive orders, suggesting that he would never rule by fiat — as he since has done in matters of Obamacare, immigration law, and environmental regulations. Remember the promise of ending the revolving door and stopping aides from cashing in — and then follow the post-administration careers of Obama’s closest advisers.
Obama promised to halve the deficit — not run up more red ink than almost all prior presidents combined. Indeed, he once as a senator voted against raising the debt limit and blasted Bush for borrowing from China. He once sermonized to us that the presidency is serious stuff, that it entails inordinate personal sacrifice and even a virtual absence of downtime and vacation — and then he became just the sort of president he was critiquing. But those deceptions were simply politics as usual, and it was logical for the hard leftist Barack Obama to try to appear to be a moderate, given that no Northern liberal had won the presidency in the half-century since John F. Kennedy.
The antidote to the great madness of 2008 would have been, instead of focusing on what Obama claimed or hedged, simply to recall what he had done before he ran for president and to notice what he did during the campaign. Had America done that, there would never have been a President Obama to surprise us now.
The racial animosity characterized by Obama’s editorializing about Skip Gates, Trayvon Martin, and, now, the Ferguson, Mo., hysteria, or his call to Latinos to “punish our enemies,” or the tenure of Eric Holder is simply a continuation of 2008’s “typical white person,” the clingers speech, Michelle Obama’s America as “just downright mean,” “They raise the bar,” and “For the first time . . . I’m really proud of my country” commentaries, and of Obama’s earlier boast that he never missed services at the Trinity Church of the hate-mongering and anti-Semitic Reverend Jeremiah Wright. If Obama had not proved to be a racial divider, we should have been surprised — given what we learned of his past in 2008. After all, it’s from Jeremiah Wright that Barack Obama got the title for his campaign brief, “The Audacity of Hope.”
Source National Review Online…