reply to post by The Sword
God, this whole "blame Obama" angle never ceases.
Blame Obama? For what? Nothing so far in the OP or replies decries junior's attempted perversion of the "American dream" of self-sufficiency into
the "Obamas' Dream" of dependency. (No one in their right minds will deny the obvious.)
Rather, this thread is an examination of WHY the man who promised "Hope and Change" and a "transformation" of America would take the path he has
thus far chosen.
One observer notes that Obama's ever-more-obvious petulance may be the result of never having been questioned or scrutinized in the past; never
having to have accomplished
anything before admissions, appointments and elections were handed to him without question.
The origins of Barack Obama's petulance
Obama has experienced a radical drop in approval ratings. His preconceived notions about the world abroad have proven shockingly therapeutic. He
must be disappointed that an Ahmadinejad or Putin is not swayed by his charisma and does what he pleases ... . Messianic disappointment with an
unappreciative lesser world can explain a lot.
Keynesian economics did not pan out. ... He must be confused why he is both being attacked by friends and yet unable to borrow his way to recovery.
Yet Obama’s petulance, I think, more likely derives from a certain surprise — leading to anger — that originates from novel and sudden
demands for accountability. Quite simply, no one has dared question Obama before — much less press him for deeds to match his mellifluous
Did he really think he could talk his way through four years of the American presidency?
Apparently, he did, and apparently he was almost right — given that rhetoric and sophistry earned him the presidency in the first
Perhaps more scrutiny
is what is called for if we are to understand why we, as Americans, are where we are today - politically,
economically and, yes, spiritually.
Doing so calls for no criticism of Obama's presidency; just objective analysis. Doing so does not "blame Obama" for anything other than being
himself, and for having his principles and priorities examined in the light of his own words, and his own heritage.
As with the formerly-adoring MSM, his liberal sycophants would do well to do a little objective examination of their own instead of whining about his
being treated "like a dog."
But enough speculation over motives for the origins of Obama’s strange and growing petulance. All that matters for the country is that the
current president of the United States seems surprised that as our chief executive he is earning scrutiny not previously accorded him — and that he
finds that demand for accountability both exasperating and abjectly unfair. Thus this week’s latest “like a dog” whine.
For some reason, Obama believed that those who expected after his campaign promises a real upturn in the economy, or fiscal responsibility, or
inspired foreign policy would be satisfied, as they had in the past, merely with soaring rhetoric and superficial reassurance. When they were not, and
voiced such displeasure, as ingrates they had supposedly reduced Obama to canine-like status.
There is no need to add that abroad an Ahmadinejad, Assad, or Putin does not care a bit for the supposed personal chemistry or ethnic profile of
Obama. Whether he was “clean” or not would be an absurdity to them. We sense only that those authoritarian sorts seem so far to like the idea that
Obama speaks ambiguously about his country’s past and future, and appears more comfortable in pondering alternatives than making decisions.
Given all that, it is understandable both why America is very worried about what it has wrought — and why Barack Obama is miffed and lashes out.
You would too if both accountability and criticism were novel experiences at
(As you may know, Mohammed and Islam see dogs as unclean and unworthy of a place in the home. Americans, on the other hand, see them as a member of
the family, and loved and trusted companions.
Perhaps Obama's upbringing in Indonesia (country with the largest Muslim population) impacted him and betrays that influence. When you’re taught at
an early age that dogs are unclean, nasty, you should never own one or pet them, etc, that influences your thinking; especially when you move to a
country you’re taught to hate and they treat their dogs as members of the family.)