Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Washington Post hits Obama: “I, too have become disillusioned”

Bee's note: I received the following article - "I, too, have become disillusioned" from a family member earlier this evening, posted on "Dancing Czars".  If you haven't already read this, I hope you take a few minutes to read the Washington Post's summary of the "Obama Years" and why many of us are so disillusioned, watching our nation falling backwards, instead of Obama's marching "Forward" logo - as empty as his logo four years ago - one big fat zero! 

The Pied Piper-in-Chief and his "one liners", such as, "Hope and Change" has managed to convince many citizens that he is the best thing to come along since rice.  And, like mice, his followers "Hear, see and speak no evil", unless it is towards Obama's opponents.  The Obama ads and speeches, Biden's uncontrollable laughter, snickering and disrespectful attitude towards Paul Ryan, are all symptoms of an administration that will murder a man's reputation in order to gain four more years in the White House. Nothing is off bounds when it comes to winning the prize!  

Unfortunately, for America, the prize Obama seeks comes with bloody hands, such as the deaths of four Americans in Libya.  The loss of trust from America's allies.  It comes with the loss of jobs and homes, due to Obama's policies and one must ask, "How long shall the people listen to the tune this Pied Piper plays that leads Americans into a pit of slavery, known as "government hand outs" at the expense of controlling everything you do, from morning til night.  We have "food police" controlling what families feed their children in schools and in NYC, a Mayor controlling how much adults should drink. Has anyone noticed their liberties slipping away, to the tune of the Pied Piper?
We have enemies being appointed in the White House and every government agency, many tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and all sanctioned by the Pied Piper-in-Chief.  The tune he plays is off-key, destructive, and manipulative.  

A friend from across the pond sent me a message with the following comment: What a cool president you got there... how could you manage to find such a thing from all people to be your president?

Good question!  I have no answer.  Of course, she was being sarcastic and what amazes her even more is her next comment:   Obama's popularity is unbelievable after all that info leaked out.... how is it possible loving such a thing??  Again, I have no answer why, after 4 years of lies, false promises, and an obsession to hug our enemies at the expense of America's self-interests, Obama would remain "popular" among American citizens.  Four years ago, we could excuse a lack of knowledge about Obama's background, but that excuse no longer applies today.

Tuesday evening, October 16th, the second Presidential debate will air at 9 PM (EST).  Obama cannot defend a failed record, so watch him attempt to convince the American people that his opponent, Governor Romney, is not capable of leading our nation out of Obama's miry pit.  American have one chance to pull ourselves out of the muddy pit and that is on November 6th in the voting booths.  ..... As my friend asked, "How could we have managed to find such a man (Obama) out of all the people, to be our president?"



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Comments by my buddy Joop from New Zealand also a citizen Journalist and Patriot.
Finally, the Washington Post speaks out on Obama! This is very brutal, and timely though.
By marching backwards and from behind?
As I’m sure you know, the Washington Post newspaper has a reputation for being extremely liberal. So the fact that its editor saw fit to print the following article about Obama in its newspaper makes this a truly amazing event and a news story in and of itself. At last, the truth about our President and his obvious socialist agenda are starting to trickle through the “protective wall” built around him by our liberal media.
“I, too have become disillusioned.”
By Matt Patterson (columnist – Washington Post, New York Post,
San Francisco Examiner)
Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of
Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result
of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze
of the Middle Ages.
How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of
professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could
manage the world’s largest economy, direct the world’s most powerful
military, execute the world’s most consequential job?
Imagine a future historian examining Obama’s pre-presidential
: ushered into and through the Ivy League despite unremarkable
grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a “community
a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative
achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, so often did
he vote “present”); and finally an unaccomplished single term in the
United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his
presidential ambitions.
He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature
legislation as a legislator. And then there is the matter of his
troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher
who for decades served as Obama’s “spiritual mentor”; a real-life,
actual terrorist who served as Obama’s colleague and political
sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all
and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?
Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman
Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the Wall Street Journal:
To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an
outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant
terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day. But because
Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberal Dom
to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices,
even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass. Let that sink
in: Obama was given a pass – held to a lower standard – because of the
color of his skin.
Podhoretz continues: And in any case, what did such ancient
history matter when he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he
himself had said) “non-threatening,” all of which gave him a fighting
chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the
curse of racism to rest?
Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of
the Obama phenomenon – affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of
course. But certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all
affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily
to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about
Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat
themselves on the back. Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools
for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the
inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow.
Liberals don’t care if these minority students fail; liberals aren’t
around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self-esteem
resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action. Yes,
racist. Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the
color of his skin – that’s affirmative action in a nutshell, and if
that isn’t racism, then nothing is.
And that is what America did to Obama. True, Obama himself was
never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be? As
many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia
despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good
enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois; he was
told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in
the Senate. All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was
good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the
What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on
display every time Obama speaks? In 2008, many who agreed that he
lacked executive qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama’s
oratory skills, intellect, and cool character. Those people -
conservatives included – ought now to be deeply embarrassed.
The man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of clichés, and
that’s when he has his Teleprompters in front of him; when the
prompter is absent he can barely think or speak at all.
Not one
original idea has ever issued from his mouth – it’s all warmed-over
Marxism of the kind that has failed over and over again for 100 years.
And what about his character? Obama is constantly blaming
anything and everything else for his troubles. Bush did it; it was bad
luck; I inherited this mess. It is embarrassing to see a president so
willing to advertise his own powerlessness, so comfortable with his
own incompetence. But really, what were we to expect? The man has
never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act
In short: our president is a small and small-minded man, with
neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job
. When you
understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current
erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense. It could not have gone
otherwise with such a man in the Oval Office.