Sunday, January 10, 2010

Surprise, Surprise: The Story Behind Obama's Presidency

Letter to: The Hubbard City Cafe

From: Jim Hammock

What a surprise? Even Harry Reid thought the Democrats could elect a candidate to the office of the President of the United States if he was a "good orator, light skinned, and did not speak using a Negro dialect, except when he wanted to". Remember when a political analyst as astute as old Joe Biden said, "I mean, you got the first sort of mainstream African American who's articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."

Wow, clean?

Notice no discussion nor concerns about the candidate's experience, ethics, leadership qualities, or even views concerning national or international issues. No concerns about the possibility that the candidate might be a socialist, a man of black militant faith, has an obvious Islamic background and education, no questions even about his ability to prove his citizenship, no investigation into close connections to organizations like ACORN or other "Social Justice" movements, nor a strong desire to completely "transform" the US economy by re-distributing wealth from the current stake holders to those chosen by the "chosen one". No concerns were exposed about the candidate exhibiting all the signs of someone with a pathological Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Hell, the guy has had more names than a New Orleans lap dancer.

In today's political arena all of those pesky little flaws and details can be managed. Particularly if Candidate Obama follows someone in office who has been crucified by the press and the opposing party for a good 7 of his 8 years. Particularly if he is running against someone as unattractive as Hillary Clinton who is threatening the nation with 4 more years of Bill staining the oval office. Particularly if he runs against a John McCain who is such a gentleman and patriot that he believes it would be disloyal to bring up any of these little uncomfortable topics that might disrupt the civil discourse of the campaign. Best to keep it positive and at the 60,000-100,000 foot level as not to drag voters into too many boring details.

Well, that's what happened, and now we see what we have. The American voters closed their eyes and shed years of racial guilt by electing a nice young black couple with two beautiful children to the highest office in the most powerful nation of the world.

Man, if it weren't for those pesky little flaws and details this would be such a great fictional story. Yeah, if it weren't for the parts that are real: things like our economy, security, and freedom.

Think about it,


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