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?