Roger L. Simon

How long has Obama been President?

Is it just me or does it seems as if Obama has been President for three or four years already? He is so all pervasive in our world, so constantly with us, that if feels like he’s been around forever. Maybe it’s because his speeches and statements go on and on. Quentin Letts across the Pond at the Daily Mail appears to have picked this up: “He spoke slowly, in a meandering manner. Some might say that he was thoughtful and professorial. Others might call his manner circuitous, even yarny. Am I saying that he was a bore? Oh dear. I find that I possibly am.”

Of course, Letts goes on to say that this is “arguably” a good thing, but I don’t think it is (and don’t really believe he does either). Whatever the case, as someone once on the left and therefore then in favor of big government, I now wonder what I possibly could have been thinking. The idea that we are going to have more of Obama and company if some of his expansionary programs are actually enacted is enervating in the extreme. I’m not sure people will suddenly go John Galt. I think they may just go to sleep or run shrieking from the room.

Meanwhile, our Secretary of the Treasury warns of more CEO firings ahead. [Does he mean you?-ed. I think I’m still a bit under the radar. Don’t be so sure. What if he reads this post? Hmm… maybe I should return my bonus. You didn’t get one. That makes it easier.] He also assures us the “world” is with Obama and there is more spending ahead. Do these people actually think they know what they are doing? Sometimes I suspect… in the small hours of the morning… they are are lying awake in bed, terrified they are charlatans.