Obama, the Storyteller
In the New York Post, in the Washington Post, on the Charlie Rose show, and elsewhere, Obama claims that his biggest mistake as president has been neglecting to "tell a story to the American people." It is typical of Obama to announce what he didn't do when he did that very thing, and manifestly. He is always telling stories. He is the chief teller of stories. To pretend that he hasn't told his story is ridiculous.
Obama is known as the rhetorician, the storyteller, the myth-peddler. If anyone has told a bevy of stories, it is Obama. He says that he must "tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times."
Maybe instead of telling a fairy story, Obama should start by telling the truth. Maybe he should let us know that our military defenses, our economy, and original American values have all become degraded under his reign. Emerson's self-reliance has become reliance on others.
Obama's poodle, Joe Biden, barks out loud for him. He boasts that the Obama administration has boosted education, clean energy, women's rights, scientific research, and affordable health care that will help eight million African-Americans get coverage.
Gee, Biden is such a big supporter of the African-American community. He is pink-white, blanched, a joke to black America. Whom does he think he is speaking up for? He is ice cube white. Doesn't he realize he is the white-out on someone else's integrity? Does he imagine himself dancing around an African campfire with his native queen, Nancy Pelosi?
I used to rap with four black guys in the rec room in jail. I could just imagine my friends inviting Biden to rap with us. He'd really fit in. Maybe he'd like to spar a few rounds with me in Gleason's Gym. Not that I'm black. But I respect blacks enough not to play up to them.
Even Obama, who is half-black, plays up to the black myth. Yeah, he's a real tough Harvard boy. Wouldn't want to get punched by him. Or chubby, hair-plugged Joe Biden.
Whatever Biden says, education has weakened under Obama. Clean energy has almost bankrupted the country and involved us in financial sinkholes like Solyndra and electric cars. Scientific research has gone downhill, and NASA belongs to previous days of America's greater glory. Instead of women getting new rights, they have lost income faster than any group other than the blacks and Hispanics.
While "affordable health care" may help eight million African-Americans, it will hurt two hundred and fifty million Americans who paid for their Social Security and will suffer a five-hundred-billion-dollar cut in Medicare. Not to mention that seniors will suffer the deadly effects of rationing.
Why not? Obama has decided that seniors' lives are not worth as much as those of younger people. Obama is God. It doesn't matter if a senior who needs a new kidney is Einstein. Better to give it to some slum kid who will end up in and out of the joint. Let Obama's bureaucratic angels decide.
And Biden and Obama claim they haven't made enough speeches. They are a nonstop rush of palaver. Their words are full of sound and fury, signifying reapportionment. I'd like to put a sock in their mouths.
We do not yet know the ultimate horrible effects of Obama's hope and change. Whatever they turn out to be, Obama will make up another simple-minded speech to cover his consistent failures.
Please, don't let Obama claim again that he hasn't told his story to the American people. He has told it, alright. The problem is that it is covered up with chocolates and candies. It is sweet but gives us cavities. We lose our teeth as he exercises his vocal chords. We lose our country and our economy as he tosses out chilled bonbons.