He’s Not the Messiah; He’s A Very Naughty Boy

I just knew the combination of Piers Morgan and Barbara Walters would produce something special. It did. Barbara admitted to what we all have suspected:

PIERS MORGAN, HOST: You have interviewed every president of my lifetime. Why is Obama facing so much opposition now? Why is he struggling so much to really fulfill the great flame of ambition and excitement that he was elected on originally in 2009?

BARBARA WALTERS: Well, you’ve touched on it to a degree. He made so many promises. We thought that he was going to be – I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime, but – the next messiah. And the whole ObamaCare, or whatever you want to call it, the Affordable Health Act, it just hasn’t worked for him, and he’s stumbled around on it, and people feel very disappointed because they expected more.

It’s very difficult when the expectations for you are very high. You’re almost better off when they are low and then they rise and rise. His were very high and they’ve dropped. But you know, he still has several years to go. What does he have, three years, Piers? And, you know, there will be a lot of changes, one thinks in that time.

Who is this “we” you speak of, Ms. Walters?

This is the latest in the long series of excuses being made for the President’s plunging approval ratings. The problem is never Obama. The problem is Republican obstruction. The problem is the unworkable system. The problem is the Constitution. The problem is the lofty expectations of the American people.

This excuse is pretty easy to dismiss. First, if there were huge expectations out there, it was because Obama himself built them up. Remember this?

Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then 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 and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth.

That was just the high tide of a sea of soaring rhetoric that promised the world. And all of this was to the hosannahs of media types who got thrills up their legs every time the man spoke.

But more importantly, the American people aren’t completely stupid. We knew that every President promises a paradise. But we’ll usually settle for less than that. Competence is what we really ask for. When Obama was elected, his approval numbers were in the mid-60’s. Americans were willing to give him a chance. And we understood he was walking into one of the all time shit sandwiches of a situation. We even re-elected him with a weak economy and soaring debt because at least the place wasn’t on fire anymore.

But he hasn’t even delivered on some of the most basic promises. Obamacare has been a fiasco. Maybe it will work at some point, but it was a flop out of the box. I would be generous if I described our foreign policy as muddled. The budget is a wreck, fundamental reforms haven’t even been proposed and the economy isn’t even breathing hard right now.

The media thought Obama was the Messiah. Some of his most partisan supporters did. And maybe he did as well. But we didn’t. We don’t disapprove of him because we expected too much; we disapprove because he has delivered so little.

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  1. AlexInCT

    This is the latest in the long series of excuses being made for the President’s plunging approval ratings.

    Please tell me you are not surprised about that?

    The media thought Obama was the Messiah. Some of his most partisan supporters did.

    Many still do. Or at least they want the rest of us to see him that way.

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  2. Seattle Outcast

    I think “spoke” needs to be replaced by “read from his teleprompter” – with just his own intellect to rely on he’s a horrible speaker. He has no ideas of his own, does not really comprehend those he reads for the camera, and has obvious inferiority issues – he knows he’s a fraud. Or should I say “sock-puppet”….?

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  3. hist_ed

    SO, I think you are wrong. I think Obama is a true believer. He really believes that the heavy hand of government will make medical care better. And probably anything else. He really was surprise when there weren’t millions of shovel ready jobs-no big deal, of course, heh heh heh, just a trillion flushed down the drain for nothing. And he was really surprised at how complicated buying insurance can be. “Fuck, he thinks, why can’t I get a break. Everything should be great in theory, its just his dumb shit and those republicans that are screwing things up. In a few months it will all work out, just because I want it to.”

    And that is a lot more fucking scary that what you propose. Got the same attitude on Iran. On China. On Russia, On Syria. We are screwed.

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  4. Dave D

    “We even re-elected him with a weak economy and soaring debt because at least the place wasn’t on fire anymore.”

    How the heck could any logical informed person come to that conclusion?

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  5. Seattle Outcast

    I tend to agree; he was re-elected due to some serious shenanigans using various federal agencies to shut down the opposition. He and several high-ranking members of government should be in prison for their abuse of power.

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  6. salinger

    I tend to agree; he was re-elected due to some serious shenanigans using various federal agencies to shut down the opposition

    Keep telling yourself that and watch the Republicans will get their asses handed to them again. The president won because of the 47% comment and the women’s vote. If conservatives don’t address these issues they will be lost in the wildness for quite awhile crying about unseen forces holding them back. As bad as Obama is – the Republican candidate and platform was considered worse by the majority. Period.

    If the Republicans embraced an equal pay for women statute and immigration reform they’d take both legislative bodies and the oval office.

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  7. Xetrov

    The president won because of the way the media twisted the 47% comment and the liberal manufactured war on women, and the media protection given to an incompetent President.

    Fixed that for you.

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  8. salinger

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  9. Iconoclast

    I’m not sure, but 51% of the people did.

    Perhaps that merely suggests that 51% of the people were not logical, or not informed.

    Or both.

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  10. hist_ed

    “If the Republicans embraced an equal pay for women statute and immigration reform they’d take both legislative bodies and the oval office.”

    Unlikely because they’d lose more voters than they gained. The Obamacare clusterfuck is the greatest electoral opportunity in a generation. The GOP just might find a way to screw it up, but it’s a chance for them.

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  11. AlexInCT

    I’m not sure, but 51% of the people did.

    Actually that number is about 51% of the people that voted. Be they dead, illegal, multi-voters, ACORN invented cartoon characters, people bused in and paid for their vote, or those people whose ballots mysteriously get found in someone’s trunk, after the count has been made and the donkeys fall short, but then are just enough to put them over the line to win.

    I do know a lot of people that chose simply to stay home, because they liked none of the candidates, or some that voted for Obama by voting 3rd party, but they all made a choice either way, I guess.

    Of course, we can get into the argument of buyer’s remorse hitting all of them now and the role a lying and complicit media played (yes, you can pretend this doesn’t matter, but in general the media is giving the democrats a comfortable 7-10% vote lead because they are absolute bought & paid for DNC operatives), but that’s neither here nor there. We have what I believe is the worst president of the last 150 years in office right now, and no matter how hard the left tries to white wash it (no that was not me being racist you libtard fucks), the truth will come out. You can’t hide this level of destructive and evil political chicanery forever. The pity is that we all got fucked because of some greedy and envious fucks. Yes, that is what being progressive is.

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  12. AlexInCT

    This administration’s ineptness is only surpassed by that of the opposition.

    The words of a deluded idiot.

    Obama took everything the left said they hated about Boosh to a new level. Gitmo? Still there and we now never hear about it. More wars? Check. Real government corruption (unlike the shit fabricated during the Boosh years)? Check. Drone strikes, without due process for US citizens? Double check. The intelligence community now spying more on Americans & their allies than on the enemy? Check. Fucking over our allies while sucking our enemy’s dick? Another double check. Really destroying the economy by tacking trillions of debt, having the government take over healthcare and destroying the system in the process, and adding an amalgam of destructive and idiotic regulation? Check squared! Making the rich richer, the poor poorer, and destroying the middle class? That’s a triple check. Disregard for the law, politically motivated enforcement, and abuses that make what Nixon did look like child’s play? Hell yeah, check. And the list of absolutely despicable failures goes on, and on, and on. It may get sugar coated or ignored by the press, but the facts can’t be disputed. Oh yeah, I forgot one more thing: blame Boosh! That’s another check.

    But yeah, idiots can pretend that the “real” incompetence is on the other side. Being a progressive means that reality never enters the equation. No matter how high the mountain of shit gets, you pretend the fault is that of other people!

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  13. Section8

    Anyone that gave Alex the thumbs down on the above post, I’m interested in reading where he’s wrong on his points. Were the military conflicts Obama got us in to as large of scale, no, but he’s kept the Afghanistan war going, and did get us into foreign matters that really didn’t require our attention. As far as the rest of his points, where has Obama basically is Bush on steroids. Let’s not pretend that’s all ok now.

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  14. Iconoclast

    Anyone that gave Alex the thumbs down on the above post, I’m interested in reading where he’s wrong on his points.

    {crickets chirping}

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