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September 10, 2012
Hopeful Barack Obama, the Merchant of Hopelessness
Barack Obama is hopeful; or at least that's what he told America during his DNC acceptance speech. Yet, his list of things and people that give him hope actually points to the reasons many Americans are hopeless. At a time in our history when, thanks to his failed efforts at leveling the playing field, more citizens of the greatest nation on earth are suffering, it's always comforting to know that as we suffer, the President who plans to continue with those failed policies remains hopeful.
And what is it exactly that gives Obama all that hope? Feigning humility, Barack Obama admitted that it's "not because I think I have all the answers." So, notwithstanding having no answers the first time around, the President remains optimistic about the next four years, although even he confesses he doesn't really have remedies for all the problems he created.
The President also acknowledged that he's not "naïve about the magnitude of [the] challenges" that he doesn't have answers for, which is why he believes every American should continue to put their hope in him.
Then again, maybe when Obama told weeping convention-goers, "I'm hopeful because of you," what he was really saying was that despite his having no solutions for the "magnitude of challenges" America faces, the majority will overlook the disaster he created and reelect him anyway.
Barack Obama claims that his hope lies in the American people. He mentioned an autoworker at a plant about to close who was bailed out by a lottery ticket. Obama said he was hopeful because although the plant was about to close, the lucky winner kept coming to work and took some of his lotto winnings to buy "flags for his whole town and one of the cars that he built to surprise his wife."
Apparently, desperate people turning to gambling to survive four years of his failed promises of "Hope and Change" purchasing American flags for a whole town with lotto winnings is the kind of thing that gives Barack Obama hope.
And that's not all; Obama told the DNC that he also gets lots of hope from a family business in Warroad, Minnesota that, despite the threat of impending Obamacare costs, increased government regulations, and higher taxes, managed to accomplish the impossible and retain "4,000 employees during this recession."
The President reminded America that this family business somehow hung on during the first round of hopeful Obama fixes "even when their competitors shut down dozens of plants, even when it meant the owners gave up some perks and some pay, because they understood their biggest asset was the community and the workers who helped build that business."
For Barack Obama, boarded up plants, owners making Jay Leno-like salary sacrifices, and employers struggling against all odds to keep food on the tables of their faithful employees all give him hope as he and his fellow statists promise nothing but more hopelessness if given another shot at demolishing any hope for America's future.
From the sound of things, Barack Obama's twisted concept of hope is sort of like a diabetic who's already had half a leg removed reassuring himself that if he continues to eat candy it will re-grow his leg and prevent him from going blind.
Barack Obama said he also gets hope from wounded soldiers -- heroes we all get hope from. After sharing a laundry list of hopeful things like homelessness, unemployment, and struggling small businesses, in his speech, the President brought up wounded warriors from the Iraq war, soldiers who are healing and coming back stronger than ever. Obama said these men and women are sources of hope to "inspir[e] other heroes who had just begun the hard path he had traveled."
Barack Obama was so hopeful that he felt moved to end the hope portion of his DNC acceptance speech by pulling yet another pandering, out-of-context Scripture verse from his hip pocket. What he quoted was a small section of a verse from the book of the prophet Jeremiah that says, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Ironically, the Scripture Obama chose to emphasize his hopefulness speaks of God's promise to gather the nation of Israel out of exile and call them forth from the nations where they were banished to a place with Jerusalem as its capital, where the God of Israel would be worshiped not spurned by unruly crowds booing and hissing at the mention of His name.
Nevertheless, despite the odd nature of self-promotion that expresses hope by describing one's own failures, in the words of 18th century English poet Alexander Pope, at least for Barack Obama, "Hope springs eternal." And if joblessness, homelessness, and injured war heroes provide Mr. Obama with optimism, just imagine the potential hope that 46.7 million people on food stamps, a worsening foreclosure crisis, a $16 trillion debt, and a nuclear Iran has the potential to inspire.
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