You might have expected this “Best” talk before or just after his inauguration, but now?
At Daily Kos they had this piece “Obama: best president ever” (then saying, updated with caveats) Well, however they meant it, however many caveats, it doesn’at even pass the smell test. But I saw this in there which really made me chuckle.
“But I think about Carter and his deer-in-headlights helplessness in the face of the nation’s problems and internal institutional resistance to reforms he sought; his seemingly endemic cluelessness – painfully visible even watching his speeches today – about how things look and what a situation calls for; his slow-paced, countrified, reverential attitude making it clear he thought himself to be President of an America that hadn’t existed in decades.”
Okay, anyone else see glaring similarities in this statement to Obama? Just as most of those criticisms of former presidents could very well apply to Obama. But that doesn’t matter to the left when one starts out to disprove conventional wisdom or rationality. Lets face it, many people see the plague of problems in this president, which is why the left keeps touting the polls, “but people like him, personally”. So if anything they could start a campaign that he is the most likeable, or dare I say popular, in a “star search” kind of way, But in job performance he is severely lacking and aloof. Plus he had no business saying or promising what he did because he knew practically nothing about the job he so desperately sought. That is just fact. And that is only where the irony begins.
Since then Barack has used a measuring stick to question the experience and character of his opponents. Not to his own inexperience though. One would think that would be a challenge even for the magical Obama to do. But not a problem for Hypocrite in Chief.
And oh, by the way, remember those great speeches that had people in tears, tingling, and fainting complete with Roman columns? Well, how do you think those are going to look and sound when looking back? I would say they will probably lose something in the translation. I doubt they will sound like the epic, tide-turners they were billed to be at the time. They and he won’t have the same effect on people they did then. Its just the way it works. And the more people know the more they are finding that ironically it was really as Obama said in one of his great speeches, “just words” — which were even stolen.
*Hat tip to The Busy Post for originally blogging the article, in its absurdity.