Immigration reform? ObamaCare? Barack Obama and the White House repeatedly told us this Summer was to be all about immigration reform and selling ObamaCare to an American public unwilling to accept that monstrosity. Instead this has been a race-baiting Zimmerman Summer with today’s dual economic speeches” (a.k.a. “publicity stunts”) the latest lurch.
Years ago we explained why Barack Obama was “not qualified” to be president. “Barack Obama is not qualified to be President because he does not have a world-view which is congruent with reality.” Our critique extended from foreign policy to domestic policy, with special emphasis on the American economy.
In that article we described a prerequisite for a reality based world view every qualified president MUST have. “Bill Clinton understood that American military and world power was based on economic power.” Ronald Reagan went as far as to use American economic power to sweep into the dustbin of history the “Evil Empire” that was the totalitarian Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. With Barack Obama and his lack of world view congruent with reality it feels as if we’re back in the U.S.S.R.
A world view (Weltanschauung) has several benefits for a leader and the population she leads. For one thing the leader knows how she will react to events based on the view of how the world works and the governed know as well what to expect. For instance with Ronald Reagan the joke about “we begin bombing in five minutes” was an encapsulation of the “don’t f*ck with me” attitude Americans and foreign leaders expected from Ronald Reagan.
Ronald Reagan humor oozed world-view:
Later when Reagan went against script and engaged in weasely Iran-Contra duplicity, the public was angry because they did not expect love letter to Iran from Reagan. The public did not like Reagan in a different role than the one he successfully starred in for years. Reagan went against his world-view and the surprised public did not like it.
Another benefit for a leader with a world-view congruent with reality is, and this is our oft repeated point we are repeating again today, it provides the leader with a sense of priorities to list for herself and her public.
John McCain was on his way to election victory in 2008 until the economic crisis of 2008 hit. Barack Obama owed his election to the economic crisis. So upon election did Barack Obama focus on the economy and restoring American economic might? No. Obama wandered like an encephalitic sheep.
Barack Obama is still wandering around policy fields without priorities or the slightest idea of what he is doing. [We assume for purposes of our argument that it is not Barack Obama’s intent or desire to weaken and destroy the United States of America. We know that is not the firmest of caveats but we will operate within those boundaries, foolish as that might be.]
Throughout his rent free occupation of the White House Barack Obama has wandered foolishly. It’s not just the vacations without cease and the golf courses he roams. Obama has wandered into the West (Kanye) versus Taylor Swift conflict, the Henry Louis Gates race-baiting adventure, basketball brackets, football championships, and other hapless misadventures during his first term.
After November 2012 Obama sent off on an ill conceived, badly executed excursion towards gun control. Afterwards a heaping helping of race-baiting was served by Obama once again attacking Latino George Zimmerman. As extra ice cream covered with cherries on top hypocrisy/foolishness Barack Obama denounced “stand your ground” laws even though he signed on as a co-sponsor of an expanded “stand your ground” law in the Illinois legislature.
Today Barack Obama is back in Illinois to emit sounds at a publicity stunt about the economy. Why Barack Obama did not deliver his publicity stunt in bankrupt Detroit is not much of a mystery to the thinking few. Indeed, the Specter of Detroit looms over Obama’s new PR campaign on economy. Americans have seen this flim-flam from flim-flam Obama before:
Remember When Obama Said Detroit Was Coming Back?
The president’s address that year was about a city that can only be described as a myth wrapped in a wish inside a dream.”
Even the non-thinking many realize today’s Barack Obama publicity stunts are nothing about nothing. In other words, Barack Obama sees the sinking , stinking and sinking polls, so he lurches into the one issue Americans care about – in-between planning for his next vacation after this last vacation. “LOL! You haven’t noticed the pattern? Poll #s sink—> pivots to economy E-V-E-R-Y T-I-M-E“.
Today’s Obama publicity stunt is nothing about nothing:
“Vision.” “Plan.” “Changing the nature of the conversation.” Obama was laying down a marker; this was going to be a b-i-g speech. Mark it on your calendars.
And yet, during that same OFA fundraiser, Obama acknowledged that no matter how lofty his goals or his rhetoric, the fundamental realities of the politics of the economy were almost certain to remain unchanged. ”I’m excited about the speech, not because I think the speech is going to change any minds,” he said.
What will come from Obama’s speeches today? Nothing. Nothing will come of nothing.