The President Needs An Intervention
The pep rally at North Carolina State University in "Raaaaleigh" on Wednesday confirms that the president is grasping at straws to save his failing administration. After a member of the audience yelled "Barack I love you," Obama shot back "I love you...And if you love me, you'll pass this bill, if you love me you'll pass this bill." By many accounts, Obama has lost it. He's gone nutty.
As was clear from his slogan saturated rhetoric, Obama's words don't match his actions, yet there's still a segment of the population that isn't turned off by his constant contradictions. Whenever his polls start dipping, the president heads to colleges to get an approbation fix. If he can just get the love of a few thousand minions, he can keep up appearances. Yet, behind the smile he's being reduced to a paranoid politico whose end is drawing near.
Just this week, Obama launched his new smear watch website "Attack Watch." Citizens snitching on fellow citizens -- so Orwellian. An editorial at Washington Times says it best.
"Attack Watch" reinforces the sense that there is something not quite right about the O Force. Building a national database of informants is the work of an obsessive, fearful and desperate team. It reflects the strident insecurity of a leader who is not used to hard criticism.
The national database of informants might be the national civilian security force he talked about in his 2008 campaign; a high percentage of which are the 18 to 24 year old college students he has snookered into believing every word that comes out of his mouth.
A 12 step program may be what the president needs to admit he has an extreme dysfunctional need for praise, but chances are slim he'll take the advice. Instead, here's a tweaked version of a parody by an anonymous online author which reflects the Obama we see today.
Obama's 12 Steps
- 1. Admitted I was powerless over nothing, that I could manage the country perfectly.
- 2. Came to believe that there was no power greater than myself and the rest of the world was insane.
- 3. Made a decision to have Americans turn their wills and their lives over to my care even though they could not understand me at all.
- 4. Made a searching and fearlessinventory of everyone I knew.
- 5. Admitted to the world the exact nature of everyone else's wrongs.
- 6. Was entirely ready to make others give me the respect I rightfully deserved.
- 7. Demanded that othersdo my will because I am always right.
- 8. Made a list of all persons who had harmed me and becamewilling to go to any lengths to get even with them.
- 9. Got direct revenge on such people wherever possible except when to do so would cost me a jail sentence.
- 10. Continued to take inventory of others and when they were wrong promptly and repeatedly told them about it.
- 11. Sought through endless speeches to improve my relations with others asking only that they do things my way.
- 12. Having had a complete physical, emotional, and spiritual breakdown as a result of these 12 steps, I blamed it on others and tried to get sympathy and pity in all my affairs.
Obama's jobs speech in NC was an attempt to hold on to a base of voters that helped put him into the White House, but his disconnect with the population at large shows he has issues with accepting reality.
Hat tip to Bill Urrell
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