Here is an article from the Canadian press with their view of the Obama
administration. I keep wondering why our own press continues to be either
oblivious or enabling when it comes to what is happening. I also wonder
why there is no outcry from the general population or even rebukes from
reasonable and thinking politicians.
"A shallow, manipulative and egotistical amateur who is in over his head"
The Canadian Press.
Obama's White House is Falling Down
By Daniel Greenfield Thursday, June 11, 2009
In the sixth month of his presidency, Obama has turned an economic
downturn into an economic disaster, taking over and trashing entire
companies, and driving the nation deep into deficit spending expected to
pass 10 trillion dollars.
Abroad, Obama seems to have no other mode except to continue on with his
endless campaign, confusing speechmaking with diplomacy. It is natural
enough that Obama, who built his entire campaign on high profile public
speeches reported on by an adoring press, understands how to do nothing
else but that.
Ego driven photo op appearances and clueless treatment of foreign
While the press is still chewing over Obama's Cairo speech, this celebrity
style coverage ignores the fact that Obama's endless world tour is not
actually accomplishing anything. Instead his combination of ego driven
photo op appearances and clueless treatment of foreign dignitaries have
alienated many of America 's traditional allies. Those who aren't being
quietly angry at Obama, like Brown, Merkel or Netanyahu, instead think of
him as an absurdly lightweight, as Sarkozy, King Abdullah or Putin do.
While his officials carry out their dirty economic deeds, Obama responds
to any and every crisis as if it were a Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland
musical, with a cry of, "Let's put on a show." Thus far Obama has put on
"shows" across America , Europe and the Middle East . And what the adoring
media coverage neglects to cover, is that Obama's shows have solved
absolutely nothing. They have served only as high profile entertainment.
Neither alienating America 's traditional allies, through a combination of
arrogant bullying and ignorance, nor appeasing America 's enemies, has
yielded any actual results. Nor does it seem likely to. Islamic terrorism
is not going anywhere, neither are the nuclear threats from North Korea
and Iran . While Obama keeps smiling, the global situation keeps growing
At home, if Obama was elected as depression era entertainment, the charm
of his smiles and his constant appearances on magazine covers appear to be
wearing thin on the American public. Despite the shrill attacks on Rush
Limbaugh or the Republican Enemy of the Weak-- the Democratic party of
2009, is polling a lot like the Republican party of 2008. The Democrats
have suddenly become the incumbents, and the only accomplishment they can
point to is lavish deficit spending, often on behalf of the very same
corporations and causes they once postured against.
The European Union Parliament's swing to the right cannot be credited to
Obama, though doubtlessly some European voters seeing socialist economic
crisis management on display in the world's richest country decided they
wanted none of it, but it is part of a general turning against federalism.
And Obama's entire program is dependent on heavily entrenching federalism
at the expense of individual and state's rights. Yet that is precisely his
achille’s heel with independent voters who are polling against more taxes
and expanded government. And no amount of speeches by Obama can wish away
his 18 czars or the national debt he has foisted on generation after
generation of the American people.
That leaves Obama with a choice between socialism and the independent
voter. And thus far he has chosen socialism.
Obama's tactic of hijacking Bush Administration era policies on the
economy and the War on Terror, and exploiting them as trojan horses to
promote his own agenda, have left him coping with a backlash from his own
party, as well as general Republican opposition.
His Czars are meant to function as the bones in an executive
infrastructure accountable to no one, but a lack of accountability isn't
just another word for tyranny, but for incompetence. A functional chain of
command is accountable at multiple levels if it is to function
effectively. Obama's White House by contrast is in a state of
over-organized chaos, the sort of organized disorganization that
undisciplined egotistical leftists naturally create for themselves,
complete with multiple overlapping levels of authority and no one in
charge but the man at the top, who's too busy doing other things to
actually be in charge.
Dennis Blair as National Intelligence, who collaborated with the Muslim
genocide of Christians in East Timor , trying to muscle out the CIA to
create his own intelligence network, is typical of the kind of chaos being
spawned by every chief in an expanding government bureaucracy working to
make sure that all the Indians answer to him. Similarly the National
Security Council wrestling with the State Department, highlighted by
Samantha Power getting her own specially created NSC position to butt
heads with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, illustrates the state of
conflict and chaos in American foreign affairs. A state of chaos so
pervasive that incompetence has now become commonplace, and no one can
even be found to double check the spelling of a Russian word that is meant
to be the theme of American's diplomatic reconstruction with Russia , or
to pick out a gift for the visiting British Prime Minister.
The death of Chrysler at the hands of Fiat and the UAW
Meanwhile on the economy, Obama exploited the ongoing bailouts,
transforming them from bailouts into takeovers meant to shift the balance
of power in what had been a democracy and socially engineer not only
corporations, but the lives of ordinary Americans. But the public's
patience with corporate bailouts is at an end, most Americans were never
happy with them to begin with, and want them to end. The death of Chrysler
at the hands of Fiat and the UAW might look like a victory in the union
ranks, but it doesn't play too well outside Detroit . And tacking on CAFE
standards that will kill the pickup truck and the SUV will badly erode
Obama in the swing states, if exploited properly in 2010 and 2012. Despite
the constant media barrage, orchestrated out of the White House, the
public is growing disenchanted with the performance of Obama and the
With unemployment booming and the economy dropping, the jobs aren't there
and the spending is out of control. Republicans today are polling better
on ethics and the economy, than the Democrats are. That shows a trend
which is likely to register in the mid-term elections in 2010, in the same
way that the EU parliamentary elections served as a shock to the system.
In the opposition, Republicans are free to embrace the rhetoric of change,
to champion reform and push libertarian ideas about the size and scope of
government. In turn all Obama has is his celebrity fueled media spectacle
world tour. A charade now serving as a parallel to the depression era
entertainment that functioned as escapism in a dour time. But before long,
it may be Obama that the American public will want to escape from.
A shallow, manipulative and egotistical amateur who is in over his head
Obama has tried to play Lincoln, Reagan, JFK and FDR-- but in the end he
can only play himself, a shallow, manipulative and egotistical amateur who
is in over his head, and trying to drag the country down with him. Obama's
White House is falling down and while the flashbulbs are still glittering
and the parties are going on in D.C. and around the world, Obama and the
Democratic Congress may be headed for a recession of their own.
Here is an article from the Canadian press with their view of the Obama
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