The world always disappoints those wise souls who know just how it should be run. Sometimes, the only recourse for people who are smarter than you is to recast the argument. That’s why our enlightened political betters call those who recognized that the government ought to waste slightly less money “terrorists” and maintain that the stimulus actually worked by not making things worse, except for how it did.
Changing terms to fit their odd perceptions is worlds easier than doing something good. On that note, cognitive dissonance enthusiasts have been claiming that the Barack Obama would be a fine leader if he could just return to 2008-era mode. But he’s acted exactly as he promised he would while bluffing his way into his first job.
The archetypal dupes who fell for the soothing tones of his recitations ignored the times he did bother to vote or speak on record; those evidence exhibits were available for analysis to any interested amateur sleuths.
Still, only his opponents were seemingly aware of the impending dire consequences of playing Obamaball. His minions should have paid attention when he read the rulebook no matter how inspirational the paragraphs sounded.
Most obviously, anyone with the slightest interest in examining Obama’s platitudes should have known that all this talk of “we” was going to cost us. The communal approach to solving individual problems has always been ingrained in his delivery, which is why he still thinks he’s going to solve everything by making us forward our paychecks to his spending specialists.
As a result, we’ve spent three years flushing currency like we’ll win something if we keep doing so. But the only prize in this particular demented sweepstakes is eternal insolvency. It sucks, but it’s no surprise.
As always throughout history, malingerers have been enabled by the knowledge that others will pick up the slack. With his insistence upon obliterating motivation, we knew going in that the only thing he was capable of creating was debt. Jobs? Forget it. Those are created by people who can’t yap as well as our leader.
Also, Doctor Barry was always planning on making the health insurance system more like a trip to the post office, whether we were going to be forced to buy the product or not. Insurers have merely spiked prices in anticipation of being required to cure every American of every ailment.
Meanwhile, employers have a reason to stay at 49 employees while dumping those lucky few on the payroll onto the shady exchanges. The only difference between four calendar years ago and now is that Obama’s health care theories are now realities.
Further, the Ira- countries have become the frightening messes that he essentially promised they would. Bailing on Baghdad was as big a part of his 2008 campaign as blaming Dick Cheney for any contemporary uptick in Iraqi violence will be part of his next one. The commander in chief did exactly as he said he would while he was the campaigner in chief, unfortunately.
The only surprise came to liberals who are shocked that we can’t win a fight by backing away from it. On a related note, Obama will once again ask Iran to the dance, and his backers will somehow be shocked when the date pukes in the limo after making a pass at the prom queen.
As for trying to access the rest of the Axis of Evil, his soft-serve foreign policy has always been to let North Korea run rampant. There remains zero hope he’d be able to cope with the erratically frightening zombie Kim Jong-Il, just like there was no good reason to think he would have put the pre-reanimated pompadoured maniac in his place.
Frighteningly, Undead-Il will have freed Taliban goons on his side. Obama followed up on his promise to make friends with absurdly rotten villains as long as they promised to behave.
The man who our more gullible fellow citizens were sure would unite us has been as divisive as George W. Bush. Everyone loathes everyone who votes on a different line, which means that the incumbent’s pledge to promote unity has worked as well as everything else he’s done.
The difference is that at least Junior George hated international villains. By contrast, Obama loathes rich people whom he thinks are wrecking our nation by setting a good example and running companies.
But let’s focus on common ground: both sides can agree that Obama is better at talking than working. With that in mind, we’d all win if we let him get back to boasting about how he’ll repair our busted republic without actually being able to try any of his schemes.
Nothing has changed in the time Obama changed from being the runner to the desk-sitter-behinder, except for how he’s done what he said he would. Liberals are left attempting to figure out why all the gold he promised turned out to be untreated sewage.
Obama is as proficient at talking a good game today as he was in 2008. Anyone disappointed now either ignored his record or paid attention to it and hilariously thought his ideas would work in practice.
He and they have been enervated by how everything how failed. And we’re as weary as they are. The difference is that we were bracing for the fatigue, as we bothered to invest the minimal amount of effort required to see what was coming once he became boss.
Anthony Bialy is a writer and “Red Eye” conservative in New York City. He tweets at http://twitter.com/AnthonyBialy.