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Woe Is Obama!

Is the president depressed as his "accomplishments" come home to roost?

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Sarah Hoyt

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December 19, 2013 - 8:00 am
Unexpectedly! Everything going wrong for the most brilliant man in the nation!

Unexpectedly! Everything going wrong for the most brilliant man in the nation!

The InvestmentWatch blog seems puzzled. They ask “Is Obama Depressed?”

The health care website is a bomb. Immigration overhaul is looking more and more like a bust. The allies are aggrieved about surveillance issues. Israel feels betrayed on Iran. The first black president didn’t even bother to go to Gettysburg, where the 150th anniversary of the most important 270-word speech ever given — the 270 words that welded the nation forever to the all-men-are-created-equal doctrine of the Declaration of Independence — would have given him a respite, and maybe a reset.

Puzzling issues indeed.  The least-engaged, most ideologically ambitious president in history messed up a lot of things and now doesn’t know what to do about it. Wasn’t this the man who in his biography said that no one ever punished him or corrected him because his grandparents thought of him as a “poor fatherless boy”? Then he got whisked into the magic-carpet-ride academia and politics reserved for those of a leftist enough bent (he looked for communist professors, after all) with an interesting personal history (for those with oikophobia, a father from a third world country is a bonus). That he also has a hereditary tan doesn’t hurt him at all in those circles, either.

BUT none of that prepared him to be effective or engaged or even to understand the real world.

Ending up in time-out at 52 for the first time in your life is not just difficult. It’s unendurable. He can’t cope with it and he will find excuses, probably excuses that make him a martyr of undeserved failure/reproach.

The fault of course lies in those who deluded themselves into seeing in this non-entity the Light Bringer: academics, political operatives and most of all what used to be the free press of the United States of America. What use is it to be free from governmental control when you will sell your ability to think for a mess of coolness?

Sarah Hoyt lives in Colorado with her husband, two sons and too many cats. She has published Darkship Thieves and 16 other novels, and over 100 short stories. Writing non-fiction is a new, daunting endeavor. For more on Sarah and samples of her writing, look around at Sarah A. Hoyt.com or check out her writing and life blog at According to Hoyt.com.

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I doubt he's as depressed as all those people who have lost or are losing their health insurance. And I doubt he's as depressed as all those people are who are unemployed, with no prayer of ever finding another job in his economy. I don't feel sorry for this joker at all.
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The fault of course lies in those who deluded themselves into seeing in this non-entity the Light Bringer: academics, political operatives and most of all what used to be the free press of the United States of America.

Truer words...truer words...

The fault that lies within Obama is much smaller than the fault that lies within his supporters, not least of all journalists who sold out their profession and their country for the chance to bring magic to Washington.

To some degree, I feel sorry for Obama. I really believe that the 2008 campaign was intended to be exploratory only, at best a play for Hillary's Veep spot. But then he won Iowa, the press glommed on to him, and suddenly he had the Tiger by the tail.

So instead of being the Democrats' 2016 guy, still the historic first black, but with a fair amount of experience, he's a lame duck failed president who wasn't ready when he was handed the office. All the "might have been's" have slipped away. His best hope is to be forgotten quickly.
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"The fault of course lies in those who deluded themselves ..."

You must be joking. Everyone knows that it's Bush's fault. Just ask Obama, he'll tell you.
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Woe is us.
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Hey, folks, [grin]... he's a Community Organizer! That means he's really, really good at demanding somebody else (usually the gummint) DO something. Community Organizers who suddenly find themselves in the position of DOING in place of DEMANDING generally fall flat on their faces, c.f., Barack H. Obama. No wonder he looks distressed; he's in over his head and faces three more years of treading water (and blaming someone else). And yes, The Republic will survive Barack H. Obama; we've survived worse.
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Is Obama depressed? I dunno, let's send him a handgun, some razor blades, a full bottle of Xanax with a bottle of Southern Comfort and find out.
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Don't worry. He'll give himself a speech, and all will be right. That is, after all, his fix for everything else.
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Nicely done, Sarah. This is the first time Obama has had to do anything other than talk and it turns out talk is all he is good for. The good news for him is that after his term is over, he will be in demand to talk and no one will expect him to do anything ever again.
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It's not a depression, it's a mental recession.

For those who voted for him because of the crease in his pants or the cut of his jib, expect a jibless recovery.

And, Bill Ayers coined the phrase, describing himself as a small c communist. Obama is Ayers thought experiment, fulfilling dreams and audacity...as the small p president.
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Fine. We all agree he is a screw-up. The problem is he is still there, wreaking havoc and destruction on our beloved country. He has three more years to continue same. Will we survive that long? I see this as a catastrophic problem, not just a subject for discussion.
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Our country and fellow countrymen are a lot stronger than any one dipshit like Obama.
Don't worry, we'll be fine. We will also be fine when the historians write about how well Obama did, and how much more he could have done if only the country understood his brilliance.
The Deomcrats, however, may not recover.
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I'm not sold on the "fellow countrymen" part. Obama didn't elect himself.
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It is only fair. My shrink had to raise my dosage after his re-election.

I say welcome to my world, dude.
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obama is the leading edge of "everyone's a winner" generation. kt started in academia in the late 70's w/a major push of affirmative action. it later spread through the rest of our schools system and youtb sports. there kids got trophhies just for showing and "no o e ever lost".

everything he's ever done since college has only reinforced his hubris...he has never been truly tested...until now. the national press has never ever asked real questikns about his past, policies or vision...until they began losing their insurance (because of the nature of their work, most jourolists have idiv plans.)...then, ever sk gently the press began to ask pointed questikns...too little too late...we're stuck with him ti 2017...G-d forbid slmething should ever haplen to him...does anyone want joe biden in the white house?

so now he's facing a real test of his charecter...and fails the test just like so many fromthe 90's and later generations when they hit the real world and rudely discover that "failure happens". noe comes the real test of obama...doeds he over come this failure, or, like many who are less able, does he get vindictive? that' the real question here.

sorry for the typos posted via phone
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