The Positive Thing About Obama

As much as I dislike President Obama (not because he is black, but because he is a proven liar and man of no character) and his policies, I realized that in the destruction and chaos he, his administration and his cronies have wrought, there is something positive.

What we are witnessing in his second term is nothing less than incredible – for we are not just witnessing the failure of a progressive president, we are witnessing the failure of the ideology of progressivism. There is really no other explanation for the widespread nature of failure. This is the only explanation for a degree of failure that has permeated every strata and pore of government as completely as if it was a sponge dropped into a bucket of water.

Obama’s usual modus operandi is to personalize everything, to make everything about him. In doing so he has become the target of critics for the inaction, for the golf outings, for the vacations but the bigger news is that he sits atop a government bureaucracy that was designed by progressives and now run by other progressives that he installed to “manage” it and it is failing – and on a grand scale.

Screw Obama’s golf outings or vakays – this is what should be front and center in every newspaper. Yes, we do have a failed president but what is significant is that his ideology is also a proven failure. This is not just about him.

I think the argument could be successfully advanced that this is the most rabidly “progressive” government since FDR and as spectacular as it is in construction, it is equally as spectacular in its failures of domestic and foreign policy. Scandal ridden, wasteful and ineffective, it is living proof that Hayek was right – in a socialist/collectivist system, the worst do get on top and that people “do not realize that democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable but that to strive for it produces something utterly different – the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.'”

FDR similarly saturated America with progressive ideology after an economic disaster – and for that, he has gained the equivalent of progressive sainthood – but the fact remains that it was a very unique situation that saved him and progressivism – World War II. WWII essentially destroyed almost the total productive capacity of the world, leaving only one nation untouched – America. The subsequent capitalist explosion in the race to rebuild war torn Europe and Japan created an economic boom and a flood of cash and prosperity that paid for and hid the long term effects of FDR’s otherwise disastrous and impossible to sustain policies.

There is no such cavalry riding over the hill to save Obama. He and his progressive ilk are so allergic to anything that George Bush did that they can’e even bring themselves to support our friends and allies fight our common enemies or to protect Christians – and Muslims – from ISIS in Iraq.

Obama’s naked progressivism has been exposed due to something that is attributed to Lady Margaret Thatcher – that the problem with socialism [ne progressivism], is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.

Obama tried to force progressivism on America and he failed.

Why do bad things ALWAYS happen to him?

9 thoughts on “The Positive Thing About Obama

  1. I agree 100%…………….. everything that I was afraid would happen with this admin. in charge (the ruining of the America I grew up loving) has not only taken place, but it is destroying itself in the process and way faster than I ever imagined.

  2. Utahprez, you dislike President Obama because he is black, and you are a racist. Please tell me why it was okay when Bush decided to golf. Is it a white thing that Obama can’t understand? Give me a break! Presidents work 24/7, and deserve a break! I’m thankful that our president is smart enough to bring an e-signature pen with him wherever he goes!! It’s really telling that you bash cripples, too. FYI, FDR’s Social Security program is just as successful as Obama’s ACA!! America is great because we have people that are progressives. We need people to stop you cons from taking our birth control and spouting your religious beliefs in our schools! Maybe one day, you people will actually learn the constitution and not your special interpretations! ~ Annola

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    • If I could explain that, I’d be raking in 50 million a year as a GOP consultant. It is either Stockholm Syndrome writ large or Battered Wife Syndrome – each with the same results.

  4. I do take issue with one thing in this article. The disaster we have now actually were begun by policies started during the Bush adminstration. Not only the Bush adminstration, but Dod-Frank as well and Bush’s Start program, along with fighting 2 wars and installing his social programs (think LBJ and Viet Nam).

    • For several years it has been an article of faith on the right that the mortgage bubble was inflated by the Community Reinvestment Act and the subsequent crash was triggered by bad loans that the banks were “encouraged” by government to make and vacuumed up by Fannie and Freddie. Now there is a credible study, conducted by researchers at the University of Singapore, Harvard, MIT and the University of Chicago, that answers the question: Did the CRA cause the economic collapse?

      Might want to look here…

      Bush also tried to reform Fannie and Freddie 17 times in 2008 alone and dumbass Demicrats like Barbara Lee and Barney Frank said that nothing was wrong.

      Barney on 9/10/2003: “I worry, frankly, that there’s a tension here. The more people, in my judgment, exaggerate a threat of safety and soundness, the more people conjure up the possibility of serious financial losses to the Treasury, which I do not see. I think we see entities that are fundamentally sound financially and withstand some of the disaster scenarios. . . .”

  5. “There is no such cavalry riding over the hill to save Obama.” I have an inkling that his policies with regard to ISIS and other insurgencies are exactly that: trying to conjure up a cavalry that allows for a war communism as under FDR. It saved Lenin, it saved Hitler for a while, it bolstered Stalin, and the Argentine Junta tried it with the Falklands/Malvinas war. Sometimes it works, if at least till the end of one’s term. After that we have the presidential library to gloss it all over.

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