Barack Obama is a terrible president who just so happens to be the nation’s first black president. His first trip abroad as president in 2009 was to Cairo to give an apologist speech to the Muslim world for America’s greatness and might in fighting terrorism. He bullied Congress into passing his $800 billion stimulus package, which didn’t stimulate anything, but has instead kept unemployment above 7% for the past five years.
Obama recently chose Iran over Israel and agreed to allow Iran to keep its nuclear program under promises it will stop uranium production. In exchange, the US will ease economic sanctions on the mullah run nation, which sponsors terrorism against America and promised to eradicate Israel from the face of the earth.
How can we forget after two years of avoiding any action on Syria, Obama asked Congress to vote on whether the US should take military action, effectively absolving himself of responsibility.
Then Obama outsourced America’s foreign policy to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who negotiated a deal with Syrian President Assad to turn over his weapons of mass destruction to the United Nations. This further removed our Commander in Chief from the responsibility of leadership of world’s greatest super power.
Does this read like the resume of a great president? No.
Yet, it wasn’t until the calamitous rollout of Obamacare, exposing the lies he told the American people in order to get the bill passed, that people are finally allowing themselves to see the real Barack Obama.
His approval ratings in the past month have tumbled to the lowest of his presidency with 55% of Americans saying he’s doing a bad job. A whopping 63% of Americans think Obama “fumbled” the launch of Obamacare.
Yet Queen Bee of Talk TV, Oprah Winfrey would have the world believe all those people polled are just a bunch of racists who “disrespect” Obama only because he’s black.
That is a lie.
What many people have known about Barack Obama since his first year in office was that he wasn’t capable of the job. He was a novelty, a celebrity, a president in name only. Conservatives criticized him openly but for liberals it was, “the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it,” as Winfrey said in her BBC interview.
Yes, politically correct liberals and the liberal dominated mainstream media whispered about Obama’s shortcomings for a long time, but their collective white guilt invested too much in electing America’s black president to admit defeat. Blacks elated to have finally gotten the first black in the White House were equally determined to ignore how blacks suffered under his administration with high black unemployment and diminished wealth.
Blacks vowed “to give Obama a pass” because of the color of his skin. So, forces united and pledged to make Obama a two-term president no matter what.
Obama’s worshippers silenced Obama’s critics by accusing them of being racists. A docile mainstream liberal aided and abetted the progressive cause, propping up Obama’s every misstep from a lousy economy his entire first term (it was Bush’s fault) to the Benghazi lie (it was a spontaneous protest which killed four Americans before it was a terrorist attack).
Then of course the most irresponsible reporting came during the 2012 election, when the media declared Obama needed another four years to turn this country around. Unlike his predecessors, who were held accountable to their records for re-election, Obama got a free pass on accountability and in many ways it is because he is black.
But the unveiling of Obamacare was just too big a failure to ignore, even by democrats who supported it, the media who gushed over it and voters who twice voted for its creator. Thanks to the Unaffordable Care Act, Obama’s supporters are finally seeing the incompetence beneath the man’s personality. They see what Obama’s critics have said since 2009.
This president isn’t up to the job.
The problem is Obama has always believed he’s something bigger than he is. He’s no Lincoln, no extraordinary POTUS. Not now or ever.
Too bad this great reveal didn’t happen in 2012. But that was by design too.
*Also published in The Washington Times Communities