Barack Obama’s cookie jar presidency

Barack Obama thrives on turmoil and controversy. That is the way he manipulates the media and controls his agenda. Photo: Obama manipulating the press/ AP

CHARLOTTE — November 14, 2013 – Barack Obama got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Now he is trying to eat the cookies as fast as he can so he can say the jar was empty.

For years Obama supporters have been enamored with the thoughtful, introspective manner in which the president considers a problem. He was known as “President Cool” by those who adored him because his aloofness and inability to make a decision was said to be so thoughtful.

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Regardless of the situation Obama’s pet phrase is “We have to weigh all the options.” In Obamaworld that is code for stalling for time either to manipulate the system or perpetuate a new lie.

Barack Obama thrives on controversy which later leads to turmoil. It has been a hallmark of his administration. By creating internal chaos he, and his operatives, are able to control the agenda, even when it is unpopular. Whenever a crisis erupts, the media waits and waits and then waits some more wondering when the president is going to respond.

Supporters always answer that Mr. Obama is “weighing all those options” he likes to talk about so much. The reality is that the “options” the president is considering are how to handle the next phase of his on-going program of deceit.

Barack Obama cannot survive by solving problems, only by creating them. The president has been living large in America’s house for five years. The untruths are becoming more difficult to defend and cover up, but the president’s original agenda is being carried out at warp speed which suits him just fine.

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“President Eloquent” believes he can always make a speech and temporarily calm the storm until the next disaster arises. Remember when Syria dominated the news for weeks? That was during the stage of Obama’s tenure known as the “President Red Line” Phase. According to the media we were on the brink of war until the president and Secretary of State John Kerry buffooned their way into a solution. Now a few months later, we hear nothing about it.

What about all those chemical weapons? Are they still there? Are they being dismantled? The point is the Obamacare story has taken Syria off the front pages until another crisis arises that will replace the current healthcare battle.

For the first four years of his presidency, Barack Obama could blame Republicans as his enemies. It was all considered political posturing. The Democrats were snookered into fighting their traditional foes across the aisle of congress.

Now, with his second term in full swing, and no new election ahead, the president can manipulate his strategies to suit his needs, even if it affects his own party. All you have to do is look at how many Democrats are on the hot seat thanks to their support for Obamacare. Why should a narcissist with no prospects of re-election care who he inconveniences so long as he is able to leave office with the nation in disarray? That was his plan in the first place.

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Pundits now say that all the American people want is a solution. Solutions are not part of Barack Obama’s game plan, however. Obama is not Obama if anything is resolved. His “option weighing” is largely taking time to consider how he can further disrupt the system.

As the press waited on the edge of its collective seats for the next proclamation from the president about the Affordable Care Act, it was a sure bet that whatever “solution” he offered would only confuse the confusion further. What looks like an answer is actually no answer. That is the way Obama operates.

Perhaps White House insiders worry about Obama’s poll numbers, but if the president is concerned about them it is only because the less Americans and former allies distrust him makes it more difficult to perpetuate his agenda.

Unfortunately, Obama’s initial goals may now have been implemented to such a degree that they are so deeply ingrained into the system that they are impossible to stop.

In the meantime, the president keeps eating his cookies at record speed.

Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe. Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (  

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Bob Taylor has been travel writer for more than three decades. Following a career as an award winning sports producer/anchor, Taylor’s media production business produced marketing presentations for Switzerland Tourism, Rail Europe, the Finnish Tourist Board, Japan Railways Group, the Swedish Travel & Tourism Council and the Swiss Travel System among others. He is founder of The Magellan Travel Club ( and his goal is to visit 100 countries or more during his lifetime.


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