NASHVILLE, MAY 24, 2013—The whispers are building to a roar. Even the worshipers are nervously thinking it.
The Obama presidency is collapsing.
The man of hope and change who swept into office with so much potential and promise has seen “Yes, we can” turn into “it was everybody else’s fault.”
In Benghazi, four Americans were murdered by Radical Islamists. They were left to die by their government because that government needed its own narrative about defeating al-Qaeda to be true. During the almost eight hour siege, nobody can account for President Obama’s whereabouts. He decided to blame an Islamofascist attack on an anti-Muslim film. The film-maker remains imprisoned, although nobody seems to know why.
There are other scandals, from the botched gunrunning sting Fast and Furious to IRS abuses of conservatives to the White House seizing private telephone and email records of Associated Press and Fox News employees.
In every situation, President Obama’s response is the same. He promises that people will be held “accountable” and “responsible,” but nobody ever is. When asked in each instance who gave the orders, the buck stops with nobody.
Defenders of the White House have decided that it is better to be seen as incompetent than corrupt. The man from Harvard who was supposedly intelligent cannot seem to run any aspect of his government.
Obama scandals are mounting, but at least he is able to help people in need. Well, not exactly. On the domestic front, Staten Island victims of Hurricane Sandy are still suffering more than six months after the storm. Obama excoriated his predecessor over Hurricane Katrina, but then again he excoriates his predecessor over everything.
On foreign policy, Obama found it was easier to armchair quarterback than to actually lead. He took credit for killing bin Laden, but his Syria strategy seems to be just letting everybody die. Plan A is telling Bashar Assad to go. When Assad says no, Plan B is to repeat Plan A.
Obama attacked his predecessor’s handling of Iraq, which is surprising given that the Iraq War resulted in victory. Saddam Hussein was toppled, captured, tried, convicted, and killed. By comparison, Assad was coddled, pleaded with, groveled to, and emboldened.
At least the Obama people can point to their successful second term agenda. Well, actually they cannot. Attempts to exploit the Newtown massacre to push more gun restrictions failed. People still support the Second Amendment, and prefer George Washington’s approach to Obama’s.
Immigration reform may pass, but only because legislators on both sides of the aisle told Obama to get out of the way so the governing process had a chance to succeed. For once, he complied.
His green agenda went nowhere, which is exactly where the American people wanted it to go. At least he has nothing to show for his billions in wasted taxpayer dollars on fraudulent companies like Solyndra. His idea of investing in education was well received for years until he finally told people what that slogan actually meant. His actual policy goal of mandatory preschool for all children was dead on arrival.
His failures are actually his biggest successes, since the one policy “success” he actually had was a total failure. After giving up on Obamacare, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used barely legal parliamentary techniques to enact it into law. The more the American people get to know the law, the more they detest it.
Obama responds by claiming the law a success and the people uninformed.
When a job applicant enters the room, three questions must be asked. Do you know anything? Do you know how to do anything? Have you ever done anything?
Now that President Obama has held the job for over four years, another question should be asked. Will this man ever be good at anything? Based on his track record, this is one instance where waiting to reveal the answer is as unnecessary as his presidency itself.
His presidency is collapsing because he is not good at anything connected to governing. He knows how to speak (with a teleprompter) about things. He occasionally talks a good game if one is not bored by the billionth recitation of his 2004 convention speech. What he does not know is how to “do” anything.
He most likely never will, and deep down he knows this.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”
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