Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday's Quote: An observation from a foreign observer

Through varying degrees of failure and success, most of America has come to realize that President Obama is not "The Chosen One" as advertised by his staunchest supporters.  Like each of the men who preceded him, Obama is now seen by most as merely another politician who just happened to win the most important of all elections.  Additionally, the fact that he is "historic" has become little more than a footnote amid the policies of an administration that has done the impossible, comparatively speaking, by making George W. Bush appear fiscally responsible.

The honeymoon ended long ago, but all is not lost.  Obama is capable of turning the proverbial corner, but a Far Left marrow that has been exposed beyond any question is tantamount to an ideological stubbornness that all but guarantees a continued march down a path that many of the so-called "racists" and "extremists" have been warning us about since the day Senator Obama became the Democrats' nominee to retake Washington.

His imposing voice and studious charisma no longer afford Obama the pass that got him all the way to The White House.  Things are different now, as a neutral observer noted last year in the most ironic way imaginable...

"Nobody wants to hear it, but this fact is too important to ignore: So far, the first African-American presidency has been one of the worst ever for African-Americans.  The economic crisis has predominantly hit non-white working class men; the collapse of the auto industry is threatening to destroy the basis of the Midwestern black middle class.  Key matters for African-Americans languish — the overincarceration of young black men that makes a mockery of American justice being the number one example.  Government aid?  That goes to bankers in Connecticut.  If the President were white, there would be riots."
-- from the opening to "Where's Dave Chappelle When You Need Him?" by Canadian novelist and Esquire contributor Stephen Marche; July 30, 2009

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