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    Anatomy Of a Failing Presidency | The Fillmore Gazette
    Anatomy of a Failing President....

    An article from American Thinker by Geoffrey P. Hunt

    The following is an interesting article. You might ask how long Dr. Hunt can remain at NIH once the White House gets wind of this article.

    Dr. Hunt is a social and cultural anthropologist. He has had nearly 30 years experience in planning, conducting, and managing research in the field of youth studies, and drug and alcohol research. Currently Dr. Hunt is a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Scientific Analysis and the Principal Investigator on three National Institutes on Health projects. He is also a writer for American Thinker.

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    An article from American Thinker by Geoffrey P. Hunt

    Anatomy of a Failing Presidency

    Barack Obama is on track to have the most spectacularly failed presidency since Woodrow Wilson. In the modern era, we've seen several failed presidencies--led by Jimmy Carter and LBJ. Failed presidents have one strong common trait-- they are repudiated, in the vernacular, spat out. Of course, LBJ wisely took the exit ramp early, avoiding a shove into oncoming traffic by his own party. Richard Nixon indeed resigned in disgrace, yet his reputation as a statesman has been partially restored by his triumphant overture to China 20.

    But, Barack Obama is failing. Failing big. Failing fast. And failing everywhere: foreign policy, domestic initiatives, and most importantly, in forging connections with the American people. The incomparable Dorothy Rabinowitz in the Wall Street Journal put her finger on it: He is failing because he has no understanding of the American people, and may indeed loathe them. Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard says he is failing because he has lost control of his message, and is overexposed. Clarice Feldman of American Thinker produced a dispositive commentary showing that Obama is failing because fundamentally he is neither smart nor articulate; his intellectual dishonesty is conspicuous by its audacity and lack of shame.

    But, there is something more seriously wrong: How could a new president riding in on a wave of unprecedented promise and goodwill have forfeited his tenure and become a lame duck in six months? His poll ratings are in free fall. In generic balloting, the Republicans have now seized a five point advantage. This truly is unbelievable. What's going on?

    No narrative. Obama doesn't have a narrative. No, not a narrative about himself. He has a self-narrative, much of it fabricated, cleverly disguised or written by someone else. But this self-narrative is isolated and doesn't connect with us. He doesn't have an American narrative that draws upon the rest of us. All successful presidents have a narrative about the American character that intersects with their own where they display a command of history and reveal an authenticity at the core of their personality that resonates in a positive endearing way with the majority of Americans. We admire those presidents whose narratives not only touch our own, but who seem stronger, wiser, and smarter than we are. Presidents we admire are aspirational peers, even those whose politics don't align exactly with our own: Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Harry Truman, Ike, and Reagan.

    But not this president. It's not so much that he's a phony, knows nothing about economics, and is historically illiterate and woefully small minded for the size of the task--all contributory of course. It's that he's not one of us. And whatever he is, his profile is fuzzy and devoid of content, like a cardboard cutout made from delaminated corrugated paper. Moreover, he doesn't command our respect and is unable to appeal to our own common sense. His notions of right and wrong are repugnant and how things work just don't add up. They are not existential. His descriptions of the world we live in don't make sense and don't correspond with our experience.

    In the meantime, while we've been struggling to take a measurement of this man, he's dissed just about every one of us--financiers, energy producers, banks, insurance executives, police officers, doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, post office workers, and anybody else who has a non-green job. Expect Obama to lament at his last press conference in 2012: "For those of you I offended, I apologize. For those of you who were not offended, you just didn't give me enough time; if only I'd had a second term, I could have offended you too."

    Mercifully, the Founders at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 devised a useful remedy for such a desperate state--staggered terms for both houses of the legislature and the executive. An equally abominable Congress can get voted out next year. With a new Congress, there's always hope of legislative gridlock until we vote for president again two short years after that.

    Yes, small presidents do fail, Barack Obama among them. The coyotes howl but the wagon train keeps rolling along.

    Margaret Thatcher: "The trouble with Socialism is, sooner or later you run out of other people's money."

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    I agree it is a failed Presidency in every sense of th word. Bad thing is he is destroying our country and it will get worse as long as he is in office.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    That song was playing well before the elections... Just people were not listening.
    Semper Fi

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    Holy Cow..........did this guy NAIL it or what. 1000% on the money in every respect!!!!!!!

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    +1 Nice post festus, right on the money or lack thereof.

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    +1, Festus. This guy put all his shots in the X

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    I agree it is a failed Presidency in every sense of th word. Bad thing is he is destroying our country and it will get worse as long as he is in office.
    All depends on how you look at it. He is accomplishing his goals as President, as to his agenda, to fundamentally change the foundation of our country. So far he has failed at nothing. The door he has opened with his destructive agenda cannot be closed in time to save our country from the inevitable consequences welcomed by his comrades intertwined in the New World Order. He has been groomed to be the architect of the NWO, a ONE TERM Presidency, only there long enough to cause irreversible damage and bring our nation to it's knees. His presidency is a failure only to those who love this country and oppose the changes he has put into motion to destroy it.
    In America today, it's considered worse to judge evil than to do evil. Never let these Christophobic Liberal Progressive Purveyors of Infanticide & Homosexual Perversion who always manipulate truth to be hate speech set the terms in a debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo View Post
    All depends on how you look at it. He is accomplishing his goals as President, as to his agenda, to fundamentally change the foundation of our country. So far he has failed at nothing. The door he has opened with his destructive agenda cannot be closed in time to save our country from the inevitable consequences welcomed by his comrades intertwined in the New World Order. He has been groomed to be the architect of the NWO, a ONE TERM Presidency, only there long enough to cause irreversible damage and bring our nation to it's knees. His presidency is a failure only to those who love this country and oppose the changes he has put into motion to destroy it.
    Yes let me restate that. It is failed in respect as to what most of us would call a good presidency. However I agree he has not failed, I don't believe, in doing exactly what he has set out to do. What his puppet masters desire him to do and that is continue the destruction of our republic.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Ringo and HK, there is no doubt that you both have a clear, God-given understanding of the world in which we all presently live. It is interesting to sit and watch the world around us grapple for answers to the overwhelming problems that face our entire planet. If only they would just open their hearts to our Heavenly Father. The answer is so simple. But, that's why the secular world can't see it. In their eyes, "Surely the solutions to the global problems HAVE to be complicated to be effective". If it breaks our hearts to witness their "inability" to see God's truths, can you imagine how much more it's breaking His heart?

    Festus, "Anatomy of a Failing Presidency" is an amazing article. Thank you very much for posting it!
    Conservative Wife & Mom -- I'm a Conservative Christian-American with dual citizenship...the Kingdom of God is my 1st home and the U.S.A. is my 2nd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricbak View Post
    That song was playing well before the elections... Just people were not listening.
    I am amazed, ricbak, that they were so blind. WE saw through his facade...why didn't they? When he was on the campaign trail, Obama keep promising "change", but he never went into detail how he planned to bring about that change. That was a red flag to any one who was studying him closely instead of following him blindly. Shortly after B.O. took up residency in the White House, it became crystal clear why he didn't go into specifics. If the people had been made aware of his true agenda, McCain would be our President.

    I will maintain, until my last breath, that Obama stole the Presidency through lies, misrepresentations, half-truths and disception. And, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if he's an illegal alien himself!

    When it's all said and done, I believe that God allowed a usurper to become our "Dear Leader" because that's what our nation deserves. Our government is increasingly turning it's back on Him, so He's just reciprocating.
    Conservative Wife & Mom -- I'm a Conservative Christian-American with dual citizenship...the Kingdom of God is my 1st home and the U.S.A. is my 2nd.

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