Nov 5, 2010
Act II, Scene I President Obama
Will President Obama Show?
While President Obama is engaging in his most recent disappearing act and about face, the race is about to be won for the economy is on the mend. And who will be taking the credit for the turnaround that the democrats and Obama are responsible for and have been mistakenly but adroitly distancing themselves from, the Republicans will?
Again, Obama is behaving in the manner that did during the run up to the election, like a man who was simply playing a role, and was too willing to change stream or position at the sign of trouble.
And this time around, instead of behaving like the statesman that he claimed to be before, one who understood that at times it is the bitter medicine that does the most good. Or, the leader who pretended that he could explain to the American people in explicit detail exactly what has been and is being accomplished that will soon benefit them, the man is spinning similar to the earth on its axis.
We are all witnessing Act II, which is a repeat of scene I. I can guarantee you that the Republicans had a behavioral analysis completed on Mr. Obama, as soon as the recognized that the American voters were taking him seriously as a candidate. They knew his strengths before, as well as his weaknesses. And they understood before, that he would wilt under pressure. Every time that they would muster up a challenge to one of his stated positions, Mr. Obama would back down just as he is playing into the Republicans hands by backing down now.
I am a preacher, and forgive me everyone who knows me, I would have told Mitch and John Boehner to kiss my arce, and would have reminded them of just who they were talking to and about given their negative comments, the president of the United States of America. But unlike me, Mr. Obama, immediately began doing a bit of arce-kissing himself. Who was that hurt little child that appeared on the airways yesterday that appeared to be the President of the United States of America?For me this is a repeat performance of what he did before he was elected in 2008, the man is waffling and capitulating.
The man capitulated so many times then, that I could hardly keep track, it was and is as if he is being paid off by the Republican Party. During the run up to the election, his supporters said that he was behaving in the manner that he was in order to get elected. Well, he is the president of the United States, so why is he waffling now I wonder?
They were right in one sense about his behavior during the run up to the election, it got him elected. However, shortly after he became president, many of his supporters began to wonder, as hard as it was for them to admit as they wondered, who was this masked man? Some of his previous supporters admitted, a short time afterward, that they should have listened to me, The Rev. But at the time, Obama supporters were what the T-Party is today, they were on a mission.
Who do do you think it was that the Republicans modeled their behavior after over the past 2 years? Answer: It was the Obama people.
And guess what, by emulating Obama’s T-Partiers, raising money on the net…, the Republican T-Partiers have enjoyed similar success of late, having secured control of the House, and now they have been emboldened to march on. However, Mr. Obama's T-Party, and President Obama himself are in complete disarray. It would appear that all of them have left town, and in his case I mean that literally.
The late Reverend Roundtree of San Jose, California, who died just a year ago, asked me over and over again, before he passed away, to phone Mr. Obama and speak with him directly just prior to his winning the election. In fact he told me that I was mandated to talk to him by God. I explained to the Reverend that I doubted whether Mr. Obama would speak to me. At the time, and shortly after, he was picking his cabinet, and they all were on a mission.
I disagreed with his conclusions about Obama which reflected the feelings of most Obama supporters, that he was a man of destiny and that 2008 would likely have been the black man's only opportunity to become President of the United States of America. I countered, "former Secretary of State and Army Colonel, Colin Powell would likely have been elected President of the United States of America, had his wife not discouraged him from pursuing the office of President.
And ironically, one of the things that the two have in common, President Obama and Colin Powell was and is, both are men of mixed heritage, only half black American.
I also pointed out to Reverend Roundtree that at the time, I had been and was communicating almost daily with a member of the Obama campaign team’s inner circle. Sadly, I had to point out to my friend and brother in Christ, that there was a kind of hard headed stubbornness and braggadocio that I encountered with the member of the Obama team that I was communicating. The Obama kids, similar to the kids in the T-Party today, are harbingers of the same kind of arrogant and obnoxious spirit.
Each team believed that they two were destined for its moment in time. Hogwash! The fact is that if you keep saying something long enough, and were to act on it, afterward you start believing that there is some kind of divine intervention in terms of what you have conjured up in your mind.
If you don’t believe me, just ask the members of the Ku-Klux Klan.
The Obama team, and the T-Party kids of today, were and are both irreverent. They never have any respect for institutions, the established order or their political parents and grandparents. There is clearly a certain amount of disdain and irreverence for the establishment party leaders on either side of the aisle.
Simply ask Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin or the rest of the cast of thousands, not millions, Republicans are still the minority in terms of numbers. In fact, I suspect that they are headed for the same kind of disaster and disappointment that the Obama kids have experienced, with the individuals that they just helped to elect.
The Obama kids weren’t taking any prisoners years ago either, and would repeatedly say to me, “Obama is going to win”. Well, win he did, but where are they now, his former election team, and what are they saying now?. It would seem that they all saw something coming and ran, for from Rohm Immanuel right down to the former Obama supporters in South Carolina everyone seems to have abandoned the sinking Obama ship, even after they got what they worked so hard to obtain.
Mr. Obama, it was not the America body politic that rejected you, it was you who succumbed to Republican pressure, and a Republican threat that caused you to wilt. I haven’t seen anyone quit so fast at the sound of trouble, than when another Senator who aspired to be President, did, and turned the country over to a man who he trumped in a previous election.
Sadly, Mr. Bush was sandwiched in between what appears to be and have been 2 week Senators, two individuals who simply gave up at the sign of Republican trouble.
I was thinking and imagining last night as I lay in bed, what Mr. Obama must thinking about during hi private time when he was all alone with himself.
On the televised news shows that he appeared on yesterday and today, he no longer had the appearance of the Distinguished Gentleman President that he appeared to be before, instead, he looked like a capitulating puppy dog that was all over the place, and once again trying to appease his Republican critics.
One had to consider, how could this man be expected to stand up and make the tough decisions that have been and are facing America now, if he could not deal with a few rants and raves from the Republican T-Party cast, Senator Connell, or Congressman John Bonehead from Ohio? No wonder I concluded, that Iraq and Afghanistan have not been his final hour either. As President, he should be like the man he admires, late President Ronald Reagan. Ronald, during a press conference, simply pointed his finger at his critic and told him to shut up.George Bush Jr. and Dick Cheney, when discussing was of their primary critics referred to him as a "major league a-hole"!Mr. Obama and the tough talking and confident election kids who were at his side talked tough during the run up to the election in 2008, not only to and about the Republicans, but about Senator Hilary Clinton and her husband, ex-President Bill Clinton. In private, they seemed to hate the Clinton's just about as much as they did the Republicans.
It seemed if they simply wanted everyone to move over, because the new kids on the block were coming through, and come through they did. But where are they now?
I told my contact on the team, two years ago, over and over again, that he and the rest of the team neither had the experience nor knowledge that they thought they had, and that would need the help of the Clintons and the Clinton team to teach them the ropes if Mr. Obama were to have been victorious.
He laughed! I never talked to my friend again after Mr. Obama won the election, however, I often wonder what he must thought when the Clinton team was brought in to replace the election's inner-circle, preferring the more experienced Clinton team that he and his cohorts despised. Given the first two years of bumbling and fumbling by the Obama team, they must not have listened to the former Clinton team.
I can only imagine what could have been, had they listened to a successful President who handled the Right Winged Republican conspiracy, along with that spirited and wise former first lady, Hillary Rodham-Clinton. Mr. Clinton, like him or not, stood up under the most incredible pressure that any human that I have known of in my lifetime has every stood up under.
I have also wondered, just how many of the ones who helped Mr. Obama to become President before went out to vote for him earlier in the week. Mr. Clinton has come out of all that he did and didn't wrong, smelling like a pristine rose. He is a world renowned statesman, and has more respect in the world than any other American, Republican, Democrat or Libertarian.
Even Republicans like Dan Quayle and former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (the eye of Newt) gave him accolades before, saying that he was 'the politician' of our times.
I had a former friend to accuse me of being a gradualist, that his was explanation for why I did not vote for Mr. Obama. Others have accused me of disliking Mr. Obama. I've never dislike the man, I simply did not believe that he was prepared to be President of the USA, and my feelings are being confirmed not only of late but before.
Republican pressure resulted in him abandoning his church and pastor of 2 decades, incidentally, the same pressure that comes from Republicans who still hate him now.
I didn’t dislike him then, and I don’t dislike him now. However, I simply believed and still believe now that a single speech at the Democratic Convention, does not a President make. However, that speech helped to get him nominated, just as a similar speech, taken from the Democratic playbook by another neophyte and political newcomer, almost got her elected to the office of vice president of the United States of America. Americans are caught up in the dialectic, whether or not the person speaking has the prerequisite skills to perform in the job or not
Okay, let me tell you what I really believe? I believe that the American people are mostly stupid, not Mr. Obama. The American people want immediate gratification, in other words they do not think, engage in serious analysis or plan ahead.
And as a result, those short-term victories that often appear to be within reach are abandoned, once are doubt, disappointment, confrontation and despair set in. And having said that, just being better than scoundrels and malcontents is not good enough.
As I close, and I remind you of what I said before, I blame the American people for the two political catastrophes that have taken place of late, the election of George Bush Jr., and the not quite ready for prime-time Senator who would have been great I suspect with more seasoning and time put in to prepare for the job.
Again, and if you think about it, how can this man make the tough decisions with regard to the wars that America is currently embroiled in? He can't stand up to the T-Party and Republican backlash.
Am I letting the Republicans off the hook too easily, having said little about them in this paper? No, I am not! I believe that the only power that they have is acceded power. In other words, the power that Obama continues to give them.
The past few days for Mr. Obama have been even worse than the time when he capitulated and gave that brazen, American hegemony is and has always been correct speech in Oslo Norway, nearly 2 years ago. At that time he defended fascism by America in the same manner that he is doing today, by justifying political fascism by Republicans and the T-Partyers, of the kind that won them House.
John 'give me a break Stossel', where are you brother? I hope that a different Mr. Obama will return from his excursion to India, and stand up and be president rather than a capitulator. For if Mr. Obama cannot find any other reason to stand up and to keep fighting for a principle as well the rights and protected freedoms of the American people (the kind that the people will no longer enjoy in a Republican oligarchy), he should do so for the sake of his own children!
The Republicans seem to have a formula that works for them, even when they are behaving unpatriotically, perhaps Mr. Obama and company should figure out what it is!