I looked for the definitions of “political hack”, “self-serving, incompetent fear mongering ideologue” and “bovine scatologinous material dissemination technician (BS spreader)” and Barack Obama’s picture came up on the screen each time.
My respect level for most elected governmental representatives (from the lowest assembly-dude or dudette) to those believing they’re high and mighty) has never been lower. There’s no sense in trying to understand what the Founding Fathers meant when they wrote and placed before the people the Constitution of the United States of America against the way it’s being interpreted (some say violated) by both parties on a daily basis.
We can’t ask them. They’re dead. And, it wouldn’t really matter because the turbine sound of them spinning in their graves would mask the debate.
Bill Clinton proved a person with NO knowledge of Foreign Affairs could become President based on the Cult of Personality’s influence at the polls. Evidently he thought Foreign Affairs meant doing political interns overseas. He, like the dim-bulb sleeping in the White House these days, believed he could “hire” the expertise and then take those peoples’ advice.
That doesn’t always work. To accent this point I offer a stop at a historical way-station when the hiring of what we thought was a qualified individual nearly proved disastrous. Another Democrat (Jimmy Carter) was on a junket to some Eastern European salt-lick under Soviet control in that time we remember as the “Cold War.”
Carter was speaking before the assembled commies and was having his southern fried mellifluous, dulcet tones translated by an “expert” interpreter supplied by the State Department. As the speech droned on suddenly you saw Soviet Military personnel looking at each other incredulously as the interpreter said something about having sex with their grandmothers (or something of similar importance).
This is not a joke; I repeat – this is not a joke.
The interpreter was trained in his second language by his immigrant paternal grandfather who had no great love for anything remotely looking like it was soviet. The “expert’s” use of the language, while perceptually recognizable and possibly understandable in some ways, was conversational and colloquial as well as spoken by an under-educated middle-class worker when he learned it. Hence, our “expert” misunderstood he was conversationally colloquial and embarrassing to the “leader” (?) of the free world.
The situation was resolved by the President of the United States having to use a soviet interpreter to translate the verbal reflection of U.S. policy and attempted détente.
Did we really want an operative of a then enemy state speaking for the preeminent representative of the American people? Obviously the answer is a resounding: NO!
So why do we accept a descendent of a known Kenyan Marxist and a communist sympathizer as the spokesman of ALL Americans in matters affecting government disbursal of funds for social programs? (Remember: these are social programs; NOT Socialist programs.) Is it reasonable to believe the fruit falls so far from the tree that an apple can be confused with an eggplant?
In this Debt Ceiling debate, Obama’s posturing himself as a centrist mediator. This is BS. He’s NOT making any effort to offer compromise unless it’s solely on his terms, dictated by what is now recognizable as a politically dictatorial wannabee. Compromise is not synonymous with capitulation. We have NO indications what he’d offer to meet the conservatives somewhere more near the middle than not. He expects everybody to bend to his petulant will and offer obeisance and deference to his majesty.
Obama’s big problem is he never read a book didn’t reflect his point of view. That might cause him to see the other angles presented by any issue. It might sway his narrow focused, monocular, tunnel directed vision of the future of America toward seeing solutions he believes distasteful; like Americans, instead of ideologues running America.
Obama understands, and believes, ONLY what his yes men tell him. Nobody else can be right because they say so. His advice comes from people like Timmy Geithner, the Secretary of the Treasury, who doesn’t know when to file his taxes.
God save us from our “leaders.”
Thanks for listening.