At a critical time in its history, the country has as its president a man unqualified and unable to lead. Even the left has begun to finally question their allegiance to Barack Obama, and more importantly, his allegiance to them. More Americans, some in the media, are openly asking if the president is a liar, with the word mendacity frequently used in describing his actions. In the debt ceiling debate, he has shown not only his narcissistic side, but his complete lack of principles and indifference to the plight of the American citizens and the future of the country.
Today the United States finds itself adrift on a roiling sea of uncertainty; its economy floundering under the weight of oppressive debt and mismanagement, its status in world affairs at its lowest ebb since the beginning of the 20th century, and its citizens openly questioning the future.
Barack Obama is a man without a core, leaving the ship of state rudderless in the management of foreign affairs and domestic policy, which have spun dangerously out of control over the past two and half years.
A cursory examination of Mr. Obama's life and accomplishments reveals a man whose life has been centered around the discovery of two personal attributes (as detailed in his autobiography Dreams from My Father): his ability to deliver a speech, and his skin color in a nation obsessed with guilt for the past. His writings and the sharing of a strong anti-colonialist sentiments with his father portray an overwhelming sense of entitlement due solely to his paternal African descent.
While raised in a sea of Marxist and socialist thinking, these philosophies only served to confirm his deep seated animosity toward the United States and the western world, and not as a basis for any firm ideological beliefs. Over the years, his reluctance to promote the purity of those ideologies whenever given the opportunity confirms that he has never been an abject true believer.
Rather Obama has used and manipulated the true believers into being the foot soldiers for his personal ambition, by doing and saying just enough to keep his left-wing base in line. The most overused phrase since he assumed the national spotlight is: "thrown under the bus," and it has been well-used for good reason, as in the case of Reverend Jeremiah Wright, whose church Obama joined in order to politically ingratiate himself with the Chicago black community.
Out of his Marxist upbringing, Obama has embraced the doctrine of the end justifies the means, but in his case as a strategy to achieve his egocentric ambitions. This cynical belief represents the epitome of corruption. A leader within government or the national community at large who is captive to this thinking must be by necessity devoid of ethics, integrity, or morals.
Relying on his personal and physical traits, the gullibility and support of those desiring atonement for the past, coupled with his entitlement mentality, Obama has been able, akin to a piece of driftwood, to float upon the current, until one day he washed up on the shore as president of the United States.
Obama's early adult years were spent as a "community organizer," but only for a period of three years, until the realization set in that this was not the road to greatness. He then entered Harvard Law School, where his charm and speaking ability resulted in his election as the president of the Harvard Law Review. This move resulted in his first introduction to fame, as he was nationally trumpeted as the first black president of the Review.
He also learned how easily the white elite establishment, in particular the media, could be manipulated as he at age 31 -- someone with no real-world accomplishments -- was initiated into the Ruling Class, signed to a publishing contract and given a large advance to supposedly write a book which evolved into a personal memoir: Dreams from My Father.
The gullibility of the establishment, and Obama's success in manipulating it, are epitomized by Joe Biden's remark in 2007 when he said, "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."
In 1991 Obama signed on to the faculty at Chicago Law School, where for twelve years he served as a Lecturer teaching constitutional law. During that same period he joined the law firm of Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galahad (1993-2002) specializing in civil rights litigation. He also served on the Board of the Woods Foundation (1994-2002) and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (1995-2002). Obama was now firmly ensconced in the elite circle of the Ruling Class.
In 1996, he turned to politics. In his first state senate race he defeated incumbent Alice Palmer by eliminating her and all other primary rivals from the ballot through successful but highly contentious challenge petitions. Obama won the election unopposed.
In a further revelation of his muddled and uncertain belief system, while in the state Senate (1997-2004) he voted present on controversial bills over 130 times. When given the opportunity he would not take a position on issues and avoided any commitment to his ideological upbringing.
In 2004 Obama ran for the U.S. Senate. His Republican opponent, Jack Ryan, was forced to withdraw three months after the Republican primary when the Chicago Tribune (where David Axelrod worked and had many friends) petitioned a judge in California to release sealed child custody documents. Obama was essentially able to run unopposed, as the Republican Party in Illinois was unable to find a viable candidate within the state and chose Alan Keyes as the sacrificial lamb.
After a lackluster and self-admitted boring two years in the U.S. Senate, Obama decided to run for president in 2006; after all nothing else in his life had been difficult to achieve, so why not the presidency? His only real challenge was to eliminate Hillary Clinton. The initial strategy was to compare her to Barack Obama, as she and her husband carried so much baggage they could not compete with Obama's soaring oratory (on display at the 2004 Democratic Convention) and skin color.
As his previous runs for public office and his life's philosophy had shown, Obama firmly believed in doing or saying anything when it came winning elections, and that was true in the 2008 Democratic primary, so he won yet another primary battle in a party susceptible to his charm and their own desire to assuage their white guilt, along with near-unanimous support from black Democrats.
Fate continued to be kind to Barack Obama. The Republican Party, bent on self-destruction, chose John McCain as its presidential nominee and in late September 2008 the financial and stock markets collapsed after years of abuse spawned in large part by Democratic Party policies. Barack Obama floated in on a wave and found himself as president of the United States.
However, there are now no other currents to float upon, there are no other waves to ride. There are no longer massive adoring crowds to deceive. There are no more titles to capture. For the first time in Barack Obama's life, he is accountable, and upon his shoulders rest the lives and fortunes of millions in the United States and the world. He has repeatedly shown that he cannot deal with, and will never be able to shoulder responsibility, as he is at his core self-absorbed, dishonest, a liar, and without coherence in his personal beliefs and convictions.
It is now up to the Congress, while not structured to do so, to assume the mantle of national leadership if the United States is to weather the current storm, as the current occupant of the White House has marginalized and proven himself to be the most inept president in modern history, and the worst steward of the economy since the nation's founding. There is no further need to negotiate with Barack Obama or pay deference to the office of the president until he no longer occupies it.