Well, it finally happened. The line between Republican paranoia and Democrat fear finally met in the middle and Barack Obama is caught, dead center, in an inescapable vise of his own doing. The Republican hounds have been after him since day one, hoping just to nip him up a bit to put a bit of blood in the water so the President is belittled and begrudged bite-by-bite until there’s nothing left of his presidency except an empty shell of what could have been and what never was.
For too long, Obama has placed too much blind trust in the media and the good people of this nation that they won’t be influenced by the never-ending dogging he’s taking from the extreme Right Wing. That trust is ending as Benghazi and the IRS and the AP intimidation begin to clamp down.
We Americans want and need and demand a strong President. We need someone who will stand up to evil both at home and away on foreign soil.
When Obama refuses to take a stand against the daily lies set against him — those lies tend to become true in the shared, social, subconscious, reptilian mind the more they are retold and stretched into a ludicrous game of “telephone” that ends up coming back to burn him in the end.
The way you deal with lying bullies is to punch them right back in the nose with irrefutable truth — so they know you’re unbowed and serious. That won’t stop them from lying against you, but punching back helps build confidence in those who defend you.
Obama never fights back. He allows his enemies to define him.
Now reality begins to settle in that Obama will cotton to his Republican detractors — with the same amount of respect as those who actually voted for him and support him — and that means he’s already a well-done Lame Duck.
We’ll have three more years of malaise and avarice and, certainly, impeachment procedures and nothing of substance will ever get done again under the Obama watch — and the good Democrats will bide their time waiting for Hillary to come in and fight and finally set things right — while the rest of the world will look in dismay and gloominess at the promise of Hope that was pledged, but never delivered.
It’s a hard truth to take that the one man you put all your faith in always cared more about what his opposition thought of him instead of caring what — We, The People, who actually put him in power — thought of him.