Thursday, July 11, 2013

I Hate to Say I Told You So!

That phrase doesn’t sit well with many people, but when you predicted that something would happen and it did, albeit against majority opinion, it’s hard to resist proclaiming the obvious, “I hate to say I told you so”.

Back in 2008, during the run-up to the presidential election, I, along with many others, pointed out that the front-runner for the Democratic nomination and the eventual Democratic candidate and presidential winner, Barack Hussein Obama, had a lot of personal baggage and that he would be a disaster for the future of our country. Well, it has been almost 5 years since that time and look what we are faced with today as a nation, scandal after scandal, with new revelations coming out almost on a daily basis. I guess you could say that the prescient remarks of Obama’s mentor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, when he said, “the chickens are coming home to roost” seems to be coming true in spades (no pun intended).

When Obama was sworn in on Jan. 2009, he proclaimed that he would have the most honest and transparent administration in U.S. history. Starting with the ill-conceived 2,700 page “Affordable Care Act” (a/k/a Obamacare); followed by Fast and Furious (supplying guns to Mexican drug cartels); the disaster at Benghazi where our ambassador and three other Americans were killed; the IRS harassing conservative groups before the elections of 2012; the tapping of phones and e-mails of AP correspondents and Fox news reporter James Rosen; and the listening in on U.S. citizens under the Patriot Act, which was supposed to be used, like under the Bush Administration, for foreigners calling other foreigners; it seems that he no longer can lead the country as his credibility has practically been destroyed and most likely is not repairable.

Obama’s political career was nurtured in the corrupt City of Chicago. His rise to political prominence was less than honorable as he was noted for throwing fellow Democrats under the bus in order to clear his path to being elected within the City of Chicago and then the State of Illinois. His mentors in Chicago were nefarious characters like the Rev. Jeremiah Wright (noted anti-Semite and black liberation preacher), Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn (admitted domestic terrorists), Tony Resko (convicted felon), Louis Farrakhan (anti-white black Muslim leader), Valerie Jarrett (a known Chicago slumlord and presently his presidential advisor), and buddies David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel (known ‘red-diaper babies”) etc. These contacts besides the fact that he was a silver-tongued, educated black, “clean cut and articulate” (Joe Biden’s words), moved him up the political ladder post haste, that eventually resulted in his winning the presidency in 2008.It seems like it has been downhill ever since.

Obama’s personal positives are slowly evaporating with the announcement of each new scandal, with more to come, as his leadership style has left him open to having a “trust” problem, even among some of his most ardent supporters. It’s almost like déjà vu Richard Nixon all over again.

The old expression of, “you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time” applies in his case perfectly. I guess you can say that, “you can’t polish horse manure” no matter how hard you try.

Sorry liberals, I hate to say I told you so!

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Philip Silberstein said...

Many people have said that Obama is in over his head, and that he and his wife love the trappings of the Office of President, but don't like the duties that come with the job. Remember when Osama bin Laden was taken out by the brave Navy Seals, Obama was out on the golf course and had to be called in to witness the raid. And just recently, as Egypt was in turmoil, he again was out on the golf course while his Secretary of State was out yachting. Does that show leadership, or is it, as he so stated, leading from behind? He is an empty suit with a silver tongue backed up by a teleprompter.

Sal said...

The list of names referenced here should scare EVERY American yet this most economic illiterate Prez was re-elected. This is why our tax dollars were spent so the Radical friends of BHO could start a lynch mob for George Zimmerman.

George said...