Having had to spend much of the week attending to the tedious necessity of earning a living I have not had much time to ponder political events. But do not despair, the cognitive tissues are coming to life and creating that unstoppable urge to post on the blog.
President Obama is, in my view, so incompetent that I sometimes have trouble knowing where to start when trying to articulate his failings. Maybe that is part of his strategy. Be such an immense failure that it is too overwhelming to deal with. Be such a cataclysmic disaster that the effort to explain it will simply overpower the rational mind. But it is incumbent on all of us not to shirk away but to draw attention to his misdeeds and explain why he is so wrong. The trick? I have to simplify and focus so as not to be overwhelmed by the enormity of the problem. Simplify and focus. One problem at a time.
What perturbs me lately is the violent streak emerging from the OWS crowd and the way the left gets a pass, as if violence and law breaking are the same as free speech. The more than tacit approval of the President is, it seems to me, unseemly from the nation’s highest executive officer. It is obvious encouragement for more of the same behavior from OWS. I believe this exposes the President and his willingness to condone violence and intimidation for political ends. What kind of man is this?
During the 2008 campaign there were actually people who thought the President’s community organizer days were a qualification for the Presidency. Some of us were more insightful. We knew the opposite. We knew what that meant. Now it is obvious for all to see who are willing to see. We now have a President who apparently believes lawlessness is legitimate dissent and that the laws should not be enforced against the left. Does this man really believe in democracy? This is bad and seems likely to get worse.
What we saw then is what we got now.