12 Jul

Falling Out of Love with Obama Explained in One Picture [Reader Post]

                                       

Back in late 2009 Washington, DC was still showing its submissions from that year’s DC Fotoweek, a photo festival which that year included an Obamacentric display at one locale. The shots seen here are all from Crystal City, and focused mainly on the inauguration. The predominant theme was all of the hopey changey optimism that was associated with the election of President Obama, and the celebration around his inauguration. Given our president’s Flight of Icarus from the top of the world to his current course of crash and burn, some of these Fotoweek pictures help explain both.

There is no need to recap the Obama presidency so far, but a few of these pictures sum up his term pretty well.

The pictures range from soft, happy brushstrokes

To hopey and happy

To a little bit creepy

And of course, there were some grimmer shots of the losing side

Like the rest of the Obama shots, I thought all of the pics were well done. Yes, the one shot of Palin focuses on her boots to reinforce liberals’ "Caribou Barbie" image of her, it’s more respectful than anything I’ve heard come from the left when it comes to Palin. Baby steps, baby steps.

But it was one shot in particular that caught my eye

If the pic isn’t showing up clearly, the sign the woman has says "I have a dream", and shows Bush and Cheney behind bars. Sadly, this also sums up the mentality of the left for eight years, and gives insight as to why so many are so unhappy with our president. So many lefties knew that they hated Bush and all of his policies, but never offered any solutions. Closing Guantanamo Bay sounded great to lefties, but what did you think was going to happen to all of the suspected terrorists held there? And what was our policy going to be moving forward? While we may not like some of the things that our leaders have to do to protect us, it doesn’t take away their necessity. Lefties were so blinded by their hatred that clear thought and realistic solutions never entered their minds. They were too busy celebrating this new hopey changey era of good feelings to ruin the celebration with pesky things like questions.

And to be honest, I don’t begrudge the liberals their celebration. The left didn’t have a lot to be happy about over the previous eight years. Unless you count minor things like a growing economy, low unemployment, and no major terrorist attacks after 9/11, of course. And they haven’t had a lot to celebrate since that time, either. No need to go back and harp on the many failures of this administration and Congress since then. No, wait, that actually is the point. America was so willing to allow itself to be charmed by Candidate Obama that they never bothered to notice we were about to elect a perfect embodiment of style without substance. How could this have happened?

Note: I try to avoid profanity in my writing with the occasional self-censoring asterisks, as I’ve come to realize that swearing tends to bring attention to the profanity rather than the point being made. Over the years I’ve mostly purged my North Jersey potty mouth, although a few beers and an hour or two of watching my beloved Philadelphia Eagles continue to produce some very colorful strings of profanity from me. That said, the next paragraph contains some foul language, so if it offends skip ahead of the italics to the following paragraph.

It’s never a good idea to stick your head up somebody’s ass. Eventually you face the reality that nobody’s shit tastes like ice cream. And when you wake up and pull your head out you come to realize that you’ve only swallowed a load of shit. And the farther up you stuck your head up that ass and the longer you leave it in, the more shit you end up swallowing.

So how could this have happened? If you voted for Obama you have nobody to blame but yourself. I’ve written previously about the right’s share of the blame in our country’s current leadership, but we at least managed low expectations. Living in DC, I remember the feeling around town. Among conservatives there was a very guarded hope that electing a man with little experience and radicals in his past might somehow work. But among the left? There was a certain electricity in the air. People seemed happier, milling about, some proudly wearing their creepy baubles to proclaim their cult membership (Obama buttons, t-shirts, hats, handbags, etc). Then the messiah they had elected actually had to do something he had never been asked to do before – do his job; lead and take responsibility. And the results have been predictable. Again, how did so many fall for this act?

Looking back on my adult life and thinking back on the times when I was unhappiest there were some times where the cause was completely beyond my control. And there are other times where my situation was mainly a product of bad decisions that I made. In some cases it was the immediate consequence of my decision, and other times it was a case of not thinking through my choices or looking at where my decisions would lead me. It’s easy to say looking back that I would have done differently through the benefit of 20/20 hindsight. I’m sure that I would have made many of the same bad decisions, but had I thought more about where they would lead me or paid closer attention to various signs I probably would have gotten out of those situations a lot sooner, or been less surprised at their eventual outcomes.

Disaffection for all of you leftist with Obama is no different. While you were laughing at how the press went dumpster diving into Joe The Plumber’s personal life, you completely ignored that then Senator Obama’s "Spread the wealth" comment should have been a clear warning that you were supporting someone who is economically illiterate. You had a great time poking fun at how the press proved to you that Sarah Palin was too stupid and too inexperienced to be Vice President, and you demonstrated how you value those qualities by voting for a VP whose mouth is an endless stream of stupidity and a President who had never had any kind of leadership role (much less any real job) in is life. You loved Obama’s claims that all laws would be negotiated on C-Span and then posted online for at least five days for the public to view, when nothing in his past suggested any history of doing that. You chose to believe that Obama would usher in a new kind of bipartisan culture of bringing people together, when his personal history of winning elections consisted of getting opponents thrown off of the ballot or having sealed divorce records of his opponent unsealed just prior to his election dates, that is when Obama wasn’t outright accepting illegal campaign contributions from foreigners suggested he was nothing but a typical Chicago politician. And of course, you all cackled with hateful delight as the press was busy raping Sarah Palin’s family in print while you couldn’t even be bothered to read a biography that would have shown you you were supporting someone whose background evolved from drug using punk to a man whose political career was spent influenced by Marxists and anti-Americans. On that same note, you found the details of a 14 year old girl’s sex life more important than the fact that this self proclaimed genius you fell in love with had no school transcripts, publications, or any student, professors, or peers who could vouch for this brilliance you mindlessly accepted. For that matter, you chose to not ask how someone who in his own biography admitted to spending his last two years of high school in a drug induced haze somehow got accepted to Occidental college. You also ignored an autobiography riddled with incorrect facts, and still accept as objective the sycophantic press that refused to vet this candidate’s past.

Are you among the many who have fallen out of love with Obama? Are you somehow surprised that the world didn’t magically transform into the hopey changey paradise you were promised? I have something painful to tell you. It’s not Sarah Palin’s fault. It’s not John Boehner’s fault. It’s not Citigroup’s fault. It’s not the Supreme Court’s fault. It’s not the Tea Party’s fault. It’s not the one percent’s fault. And for the love of God, please get it through your head that your unhappiness is not George Bush’s fault. You have nobody to blame but yourself. Next time do your homework. Asking the tough questions up front means a lot less heartache down the road. You might not like the answers, but unfortunately for you reality has a very anti-left wing bias.

I know that the leftists out there can’t like any of what I just said, but to quote one of the greatest orators in the history of humanity, "They should be thanking me."

I’ll close out with my favorite quote from the movie "Batman: The Dark Knight" that I’ve used before to sum up President Obama. The best line came not from The Joker, or Batman, or even Alfred or Detective Gordon. No, the best quote came from The Scarecrow, as one of the main villains from the previous movie returned for a brief appearance, and it reminds me of Obama’s promise to "fundamentally change" this country just before the 2008 election. While meeting with a drug dealer who was unhappy about the painful side effects the hallucinogens that The Scarecrow had made for him, the dealer showed the villain one of his customers, lying on the ground and shouting terrified gibberish as a result of Scarecrow’s drugs. The Scarecrow calmly said, "Buyer beware. I told you my compound would take you places. I never said they’d be places you wanted to go." Hope and change indeed.

Cross posted from Brother Bob’s Blog

This entry was posted in Barack Obama, Baracks Broken Promises, Bush 43, Bush Derangement Syndrome, Politics. Bookmark the permalink. Thursday, July 12th, 2012 at 6:00 am
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25 Responses to Falling Out of Love with Obama Explained in One Picture [Reader Post]

  1. Liberal1 (objectivity) says: 1

    Good ‘propaganda-ish’ writing.

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  2. Oil guy from Alberta says: 2

    @Liberal1 (objectivity): What planet have you been living on?

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  3. Brother BOB
    WOW that is so well explained. and you also made it for those who are not too smart,
    there is no way that, even the idiot who judge a CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT,
    by the nice promises like putting gas in their tank, can’T read and understand this explanation,
    how could they vote for one that promises to change AMERICA FOREVER IN 5 DAYS,
    WHEN we know the CREATOR MADE IT IN 6 DAYS,
    it tell me of the falling angel who was given the EARTH, SAYING TO THE CREATOR,
    HE WILL DO BETTER THAN HIM IN ONLY 5 DAYS, IS IN IT SOMETHING TO FREAKE UP ANYONE TO SEE THAT LEVEL OF WORSHIP THEY SUCCEEDED TO TURN THE CROWD INTO THAT CABALISTIC FRENZYE, MADE YOU THINK OF THE DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA EVEN BEFORE THE OBAMA’S CROWD BEGAN THEIR WORK AT IT, AS HE HAD PROMISES IN THE OBAMA’S SPEECH OF 2008,
    NOW 2012 NOVEMBER COMING FAST, AMERICA HAS BEEN GIVEN ANOTHER CHANCE TO STOP THE DESTRUCTION

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  4. Smokey Behr says: 4

    It’s only “propaganda” to the Left when it’s the truth. Let’s see Liberal1 refute any of the allegations made. He’ll be joining the cadre of “journalists” and other sycophants in DC that are spinning this administration like a Whirling Dervish.

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  5. Nathan Blue says: 5

    @Liberal1 (objectivity): Nice try. What kind of world do you envision if everyone employed Schopenhauer’s 38 ways to win and argument, like you do? http://www.mnei.nl/schopenhauer/38-stratagems.htm

    Look around–ObamaWorld is what you get.

    Oh, and you just used #3: Ignore your opponent’s proposition, which was intended to refer to a particular thing. Rather, understand it in some quite different sense, and then refute it. Attack something different than that which was asserted.

    and #6: Another plan is to confuse the issue by changing your opponent’s words or what he or she seeks to prove.

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  6. Nathan Blue
    thank’s for the advices, as for me I would need to study a lot more on it, to be able to use it,
    but I know of many like you here at FLOPPING ACES WHO ARE USING THOSE NATURALY IN THEIR COMMENTS.
    BYE

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  7. Skook says: 7

    Bob, that was a hard left jab, right between the running lights, you rocked your opponent back on his heels and left him stunned; your points are hard to dispute, but you should throw an overhand right to finish the fight. Most hard fought fights are lost because of not following up on advantages and allowing your opponent to recover.

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  8. Aleric says: 8

    @Skook:

    Well said Skook, how many Republicans/Conservatives would be in office had they not backed off their opponent.

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  9. Sua Sponte says: 9

    @Liberal1 (objectivity): F.A.I.L…..and an empty one at that, thanks for playing…buh bye…

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  10. Mike O'Malley says: 10

    If the pic isn’t showing up clearly, the sign the woman has says “I have a dream”, and shows Bush and Cheney behind bars. Sadly, this also sums up the mentality of the left for eight years, and gives insight as to why so many are so unhappy with our president. So many lefties knew that they hated Bush and all of his policies,

    Indeed.

    It seems to me Bro. Bob that you may have touched upon the unspoken underlying social exchange at the core of Progressive-Left politics. The Progressive-leader (the designating mediator) identifies and isolates a “marginal insider” as a socially permissible object of vilification and hate. The individual left-wing followers commune together sharing their “righteous” guilt free hatred of the targeted “marginal insider” (a designated scapegoat). Each leftist follower ratifies for his fellow leftist their shared “righteous” guilt free hatred. For the community of followers this “righteous” guilt free hatred is intoxicating and provides a powerful sense of transcendence otherwise absent in their profound spiritual vacuum. They are Nietzsche’s children. Children of the twilight of men. In this particular instance the designated hate objects might as well be named Emmanuel Goldstein.

    The unspoken political exchange plays as follows: the Progressive-leader (the designating mediator) gives the mob an object for which is is socially permissible for them to hate and vilify, in exchange therefore, the followers give to their Progressive-leader power. Nietzsche would approve.

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  11. @Liberal1 (objectivity):
    As a liberal who finds this article to be just propaganda, would you like to educate us on why you supported Obama then, and why you are supporting him now?

    How do you explain such things as his “genius” status with no college transcripts, thesis, or corroboration to back it up?

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  12. Scott in Oklahoma says: 12

    Well done Bob, except you owe me a laptop cleaning. The paragraph after your warning about profanity made me laugh out loud, spewing Pepsi Max all over the place. Woke the dog too… nice!

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  13. FAITH7 says: 13

    Brother Bob – This is excellent. You have to be living in a drug induces fog to disagree with any of this!

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  14. Nan G says: 14

    3 more Dems are SKIPPNG Obama’s coronation!
    U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler
    U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth
    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear
    This list is getting longer and longer and longer!

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  16. Nan G says: 15

    Since pictures are worth a thousand words:

    In 2009, the government passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was expected to move unemployment to 7.0 percent in 2010. Now, according to Obama’s task force, it should have roughly 5.5 percent.

    This is the updated chart showing how far off Obama’s projections were.

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  17. Disenchanted says: 16

    Let’s see barry has been skillfully taking our first amendment rights away. Now he is negotiating with the UN to take away our second amendment rights. Last June 2011 he signed EX 13575 to support UN agenda 21. Anyone not familiar with this, needs to read about it. This has to do with taking control of personal property. Right after being inaugurated he reopened the internment camps around the U.S. Now he is using drones over the U.S. They are not now armed but can be. If you connect the dots, you will see a pattern. That pattern looks like Bolivia, Cuba, and Russia. This man cares nothing about the people of the United States, it is all about him and his agenda. If you read the book by bill ayers, barry is following it almost page by page. ABO

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  18. drjohn says: 17

    Bob

    Here’s the hard right Skook was talking about

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI

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  19. johngalt says: 18

    Lib1 calls this piece by Brother Bob “propaganda”, but the most outrageous, erroneous lies printed by liberal/progressives he treats as gospel.

    Anyone with a lick of sense can see how deranged Lib1 is when it comes to politics.

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  20. johngalt says: 19

    Brother Bob, the thing with Obama is, regarding your last paragraph, that he absolutely told his audience where he wanted to take them. The simple fact that they heard the spin, instead of what he really was saying, is their own fault. Intelligent people realized that quite early about Obama and voted accordingly. Here’s hoping that even more people will join that group and vote Obama out of office this November.

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  21. Randy says: 20

    @TheWriteAmerica: If Obama is smarter than Liberal 1, then Liberal 1 must think Obama is a genius!

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  22. Ditto says: 21

    I know that the leftists out there can’t like any of what I just said, but to quote one of the greatest orators in the history of humanity, “They should be thanking me.”

    “Useful Idiots.” Those who in their smug aloofness consider themselves “smarter than the common people” tend to lack the wisdom and foresight to consider that they are being played for the fools they are. These arrogant asses will likely be the loudest wailers when they learn that the utopian society their predatory socialist leaders have promised them will result in their own enslavement. The left will have themselves to blame if the World Socialists, Soros and Obama win. But that will be no comfort to those of us who tried to warn them and stop the Progressive transformation.

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  23. @Randy:

    Thank goodness I had put my coffee down before reading that! I would need a new keyboard.

    But it does point out a sad truth – while Conservatives tend to go out and research issues and candidates, Liberals tend to go with the thoughts of whomever is appointed their leader.

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  24. IS TEAM AND OBAMA ARE KNIT PICKING ON MITT ROMNEY BUSYNESES, THEY HAVE TO BE DESPERATE FOR SURE, HOW LOW CAN ONE BE, AND LOWER THEY WILL GO TO HOLD ON THEIR FAILED LEADERSHIP. IT COSTING MORE MONEY TO THE TAXPAYERS THAN WHAT ROMNEY HAS IN CASH,
    BUT DON’T EXPECT OBAMA TO DIG IN HIS POCKET TO PAY FOR THE DEBT HE RAISED ABOVE THE CEILING NOW, AND HE STILL ASK FOR MONEY TO SPEND, HE STILL EMPLOY EMPLOYEES ON THE TAXPAYERS POCKET, HIM AND HIS THUGS ARE TRYING ANYTHING TO SAVE THEMSELVES, BUT WE WILL SEE A LOT OF SHIT FROM THEM TILL THEN, AND MORE OF THEIR OWN AFTER THEY ARE GONE,

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  25. Brother Bob says: 24

    Wow, lots of great comments! Too many to respond to everybody, so to reach out to a few…

    Liberal1(objectivity): or more accurately, everyone who responded to him: I see some new names out there. This guys is just a lefty troll who posts stupid drive-bys to get a rise out of us and waste our time responding. Feel free to fire back, but don’t get too worked up or expect him to read your response.

    Nathan Blue: Loved the points you outlined. That’s going to be a big part of an upcoming piece I’m writing on leftists using racism as a tired crutch.

    Skook: Thanks for the props! I’m going to have to pass on the KO punch though. This article was a lot more inflammatory than I like to be, but there was no other way to get my point across. I usually attack the leftists’ methodology, lack of evidence, lack of math, disconnects from reality. There was no way to make this point without getting personal, though. If anyone wants to pick up the ball and cross the goal line I will certainly welcome it though.

    Aleric: John McCain’s 2008 run is Exhibit A for that point.

    Mike O’ Malley: The left has to have somebody to hate. Check my post from last year: “If Tim Tebow Did Not Exist, the Left Would Have to Create Him”

    Scott in Oklahoma: Brother Bob’s Blog assumes no liability for any fluids spat out while reading its posts. But next time you’re in DC I’ll buy you a beer!

    Nan G: As I like to point out to leftists who complain about “the economy being worse than anyone realized…” I like to counter with it was Obama’s understanding of economics that was worse than anyone had realized”

    Dr John: Great video – thanks for posting!

    JohnGalt: You are correct, Obama said everything he meant to do, but either he said it vaguely enough (spread the wealth) or the press outright buried it (energy prices will skyrocket, bankrupt the coal industry) for him. Sadly, too many see what they want to see.

    TheWriteAmerica: Your point goes back to a recent post of mine of leftist demagoguery

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