Sunday, September 14, 2014

The big risk with Obama was that there was no "there" there from the very beginning. Surely the leadership in the media and Democratic Party knew this risk. There was nothing in Obama’s background to suggest that he could handle the job of president. Investing in this inexperienced shallow man was a reflection of the low esteem in which both hold the American public.

The Democrats' (and Media's) Obama Problem

The Democratic Party and the mainstream media joined to run interference for Barack Obama when he became a national figure. Obama was painted as a charismatic, competent, new kind of politician. The passage of time destroyed this image. Now, the public increasingly sees Obama as incompetent, untrustworthy and unmotivated.
Supporters are now in an awkward position. Do they continue to support what is increasingly seen as an inept president or do they turn against him?
Continuing the subterfuge is dangerous. Lending credibility to an incredible man is a certain way to destroy one’s own validity. Obama, once considered a savior and asset for Democrats, is now a serious liability. Defense of the indefensible was possible and advantageous when the public was unaware of the character and competence of Obama. His failed policies are now obvious, known by too many. If there were ever a "familiarity-breeds-contempt" president, President Obama surely is it.


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