Obama’s America – Episode 168 – The Obama Effect

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Obama's-America
“Everything looks fine to me!”

By Arthur Piccolo

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 18, 2014: This week’s Obama’s America headline is taken right from part of a longer headline on the front page of The New York Times, April 14, 2014.

Here is their headline …

OBAMA EFFECT INSPIRING FEW TO SEEK OFFICE

Surprise … nor does anything else for that matter.

This story is one more study in the failure of Obama as President – the reason Obama’s America exists and why we have so much material all the time.
So let’s dig into this Times story, my frequent partners in this series.

Here we go …

“Unlike John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, who inspired virtual legislatures of politicians and became generational touchstones, Mr. Obama has so far had little such influence. That is all the more remarkable considering he came to office tapping into spirit of volunteerism and community service that pollsters say is widespread and intense among young people.”

I should end this episode here that says it all. Obama is a loser.

Even after being elected President of the United States twice.

Here is some more …

“If you were to call it an Obama generation, there was a window,” said John Della Volpe, the director of polling at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University. “That opportunity has been lost.” He said the youth who came of voting age around the time of the 2008 election have since lost interest in electoral politics.”

It would be bad enough if the cynicism and negativity Obama has created was just limited to the very young but Obama has turned off everyone except the professional Democratic elite who don’t care It’s a business for them.

But better than the article are some of the reader comments in response posted right beside it. How about this from “Jrnyce” from Brooklyn …

“I voted for Obama at age 28 in 2008. I thought from his campaign rhetoric that he was more than just a Wall Street Democrat, more than just a drone-throwing rationalizer, more than just a CIA stooge, more than a guy splitting hairs over NSA surveillance. In short, I thought he was a Snowden: I thought he’d risk his life and career to change the system.”

“Boy was I wrong – by 2010 I was really embarrassed. This guy’s policies were to the right of Clinton! He stopped giving change speeches fast! He didn’t spend his time taking on the system — he was a total creature of the system! I was naive – really, really naive. I don’t know anyone today who feels even 1% of what they felt in 2008.”

“But Obama taught me and others something really valuable, something that became reinforced during the Occupy moment. First, the political system is broken – totally broken – and anyone who makes it as far as Obama is a representative of that broken system. Presidents aren’t the solution: they’re the problem. Instead, we need to turn to people’s movements to retake the Constitution away from the Wall Street 1% and give it back to ordinary Americans – both Republican and Democrat – who believe in one person, one vote. Only when we restore meaningful democracy can we expect change from our leaders.”

“Until then, I will remain very interested in politics, but just not the Democratic Party, or parties, period. I know better now. It’s our time, not theirs. Obama’s lies forced the ball to our court.”

Let’s have an encore. The second paragraph from “Jrnyc” …

“Boy was I wrong – by 2010 I was really embarrassed. This guy’s policies were to the right of Clinton! He stopped giving change speeches fast! He didn’t spend his time taking on the system — he was a total creature of the system! I was naive – really, really naive. I don’t know anyone today who feels even 1% of what they felt in 2008.”
Whoever “Jrnyc” is, they should have written the article.

He/She is right on target. They understand the real Obama in Brooklyn.

As I have said repeatedly the moment President Obama opened his mouth to give his first Inaugural Address on January 20, 2009 and had nothing new or worthwhile to say after his inspiring campaign rhetoric that was the END of the Obama Presidency we thought we were going to get.

All we have gotten the last 5+ years now is more of the old Democratic Party Presidential BS we got from Bill Clinton earlier and others.

All Obama gave us is re-packaging of an old product.

On that sad note I am going to make this a brief episode.

Leave you to contemplate something better than Barack Obama.

And I am going to follow that very good advice myself.

 

Obama’s America – Episode  168The Obama Effect

“Everything Looks Fine To Me!”

By Arthur Piccolo

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 18, 2014: This week’s Obama’s America headline is taken right from part of a longer headline on the front page of The New York Times, April 14, 2014.

Here is their headline …

OBAMA EFFECT INSPIRING FEW TO SEEK OFFICE

Surprise … nor does anything else for that matter.

This story is one more study in the failure of Obama as President – the reason Obama’s America exists and why we have so much material all the time.
So let’s dig into this Times story, my frequent partners in this series.

Here we go …

“Unlike John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, who inspired virtual legislatures of politicians and became generational touchstones, Mr. Obama has so far had little such influence. That is all the more remarkable considering he came to office tapping into spirit of volunteerism and community service that pollsters say is widespread and intense among young people.”

I should end this episode here that says it all. Obama is a loser.

Even after being elected President of the United States twice.

Here is some more …

“If you were to call it an Obama generation, there was a window,” said John Della Volpe, the director of polling at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University. “That opportunity has been lost.” He said the youth who came of voting age around the time of the 2008 election have since lost interest in electoral politics.”

It would be bad enough if the cynicism and negativity Obama has created was just limited to the very young but Obama has turned off everyone except the professional Democratic elite who don’t care It’s a business for them.

But better than the article are some of the reader comments in response posted right beside it. How about this from “Jrnyce” from Brooklyn …

“I voted for Obama at age 28 in 2008. I thought from his campaign rhetoric that he was more than just a Wall Street Democrat, more than just a drone-throwing rationalizer, more than just a CIA stooge, more than a guy splitting hairs over NSA surveillance. In short, I thought he was a Snowden: I thought he’d risk his life and career to change the system.”

“Boy was I wrong – by 2010 I was really embarrassed. This guy’s policies were to the right of Clinton! He stopped giving change speeches fast! He didn’t spend his time taking on the system — he was a total creature of the system! I was naive – really, really naive. I don’t know anyone today who feels even 1% of what they felt in 2008.”

“But Obama taught me and others something really valuable, something that became reinforced during the Occupy moment. First, the political system is broken – totally broken – and anyone who makes it as far as Obama is a representative of that broken system. Presidents aren’t the solution: they’re the problem. Instead, we need to turn to people’s movements to retake the Constitution away from the Wall Street 1% and give it back to ordinary Americans – both Republican and Democrat – who believe in one person, one vote. Only when we restore meaningful democracy can we expect change from our leaders.”

“Until then, I will remain very interested in politics, but just not the Democratic Party, or parties, period. I know better now. It’s our time, not theirs. Obama’s lies forced the ball to our court.”

Let’s have an encore. The second paragraph from “Jrnyc” …

“Boy was I wrong – by 2010 I was really embarrassed. This guy’s policies were to the right of Clinton! He stopped giving change speeches fast! He didn’t spend his time taking on the system — he was a total creature of the system! I was naive – really, really naive. I don’t know anyone today who feels even 1% of what they felt in 2008.”
Whoever “Jrnyc” is, they should have written the article.

He/She is right on target. They understand the real Obama in Brooklyn.

As I have said repeatedly the moment President Obama opened his mouth to give his first Inaugural Address on January 20, 2009 and had nothing new or worthwhile to say after his inspiring campaign rhetoric that was the END of the Obama Presidency we thought we were going to get.

All we have gotten the last 5+ years now is more of the old Democratic Party Presidential BS we got from Bill Clinton earlier and others.

All Obama gave us is re-packaging of an old product.

On that sad note I am going to make this a brief episode.

Leave you to contemplate something better than Barack Obama.

And I am going to follow that very good advice myself.

About The Writer: Arthur Piccolo is a professional writer and commentator and often writes about Latin America for New Americas.