Who is this guy?
In January of 2007, future Vice-President Joe Biden, described him for us:
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.
After a speech by The Lightbringer, in June of 2008, MSNBC Host Chris Matthews made a fawning statement that would make him famous (in a pitifully sycophantic way),
I have to tell you, you know, it’s part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama’s speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don’t have that too often. No, seriously. It’s a dramatic event. He speaks about America in a way that has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with the feeling we have about our country. And that is an objective assessment.
Even Republican pundits, like George Will, were slobbering over this unvetted Presidential Candidate. In June of 2008, Will wrote
Journalists consider themselves crusty, unsentimental creatures who, their battered fedoras shoved back on their heads, have slouched out of Ben Hecht’s 1928 play “The Front Page,” oozing skepticism from every pore. Actually, they are round-heeled romantics, such pushovers for a new swain that they did not laugh until their ribs squeaked when Barack Obama concluded his triumphal St. Paul, Minn., speech by proclaiming: “I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick …”
It is absolutely certain that generations from now someone will remember that even before that night in St. Paul, care was provided to the sick in America. Obama also asserted that future generations would say that “this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal …” The man and the moment have met.
Obama’s words mesmerize a nation accustomed to leaders who routinely use words with antic indifference to their accuracy.
Hidden behind their fawning facades was the fact that even the old guard of the Democratic Party had reservations about this Manchurian Candidate (or, should I say “Kenyan”?).
Back in June of 2010, when Ben Smith was still reporting for politico.com, he wrote
I’ve finally gotten my hands on a copy of Game Change, in which John Heliemann and Mark Halperin report:
[A]s Hillary bungled Caroline, Bill’s handling of Ted was even worse. The day after Iowa, he phoned Kennedy and pressed for an endorsement, making the case for his wife. But Bill then went on, belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.
Bubba, Rhodes Scholar that he is, may have unknowingly made a very cogent point, concerning The Lightbringer’s ability to handle the job of being the Leader of the Free World.
Now, one month in his second term as president (Lord, I hate having to say that…sigh…) an exclamation point has been written on his record of anti-American incompetency.
This week, as I’ve written before, hearings were held by the Senate on the massacre of our Libyan Ambassador, Chris Stephens, and 3 other Americans, by a barbaric horde of Muslim Terrorists.The Administration has blatantly engaged in a massive cover-up since that horrible night, including blaming an unwatched Youtube video for ‘riling up” the barbarians, leading them to commit the atrocity.
During the hearings, a fact was revealed that should make every American livid with rage.
A revelation that is so bad, even that Liberal bastion of Left Wing Journalism, the Washington Post had to agree with the assessment of Conservative Talk Show Host Sean Hannity and admit that it is a troubling situation:
Sean Hannity reports that he was “stunned” upon hearing that President Obama had minimal interaction with his top defense official on the night of the Sept. 11 attack against the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. That revelation stemmed from an exchange in a Senate hearing between Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta regarding the president’s communications that night. Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey met with Obama about an hour after the attack began but didn’t have direct communication with him after that. Here’s how the exchange unfolded:
AYOTTE: Did you have any other further communications? Did he ever call you that night to say how are things going, what’s going on, where is the consulate?
AYOTTE: Did you communicate with anyone else at the White House that night?
AYOTTE: No one else called you to say, what, how are things going?
As predicted, Hannity seized on the exchange. “Now the most alarming news that came out of that testimony is that President Obama was virtually absent on the night that four Americans died, and according to Panetta, he and General Dempsey only spoke once that night to the commander-in-chief.”
On came Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to assist with the accountabilitizing:
Well, Mr. President, what did you do for eight hours? Who did you talk to? What kind of leadership did you exhibit? They made two movies about the Bin Laden raid and you deserve credit for that, but you’ve had no accounting for the Benghazi attack and you’re going to have an accounting.
I’m not going to stop until the American people know what their commander-in-chief did for eight hours and thus far, all we know is he had a 15-minute conversation.The revelations from Panetta weren’t the most-watched developments on Capitol Hill. That distinction belonged to a hearing in which John O. Brennan, the White House counterterrorism adviser, was enduring a confirmation grilling for his appointment as CIA director.
…Ayotte & Co. managed to do with Panetta and Dempsey what a House and Senate panel had failed to do in January with then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and that’s to produce some telling and consequential tidbits about Benghazi. Graham told Hannity that the White House has “delayed, denied, deceived and stonewalled” regarding the ordeal. Whether or not you agree with that assessment, it has taken a good five months for this level of detail to emerge on contact among the key players.
I was going to use the Peter Principle to describe the Manchurian President. The Peter Principle is a theory that proposes that, as people rise in a hierarchy, they eventually rise to their level of incompetence.
However, that does not apply in the case of President Barack Hussein Obama (peace be upon him). He started out unvetted and incompetent.
Now, he’s become a disaster.
Until He Comes,