“The stunning decline” of Barry O

Sounds like a tv mini-series, doesn’t it?

UK Telegraph’s Washington correspondent Niles Gardiner gives his top-ten reasons the O Presidency fumbles perilously close to the edge of meltdown.  He notes the arrogance and extravagance on part of the out-of-touch Obami (#1), and the fact that the majority of Americans no longer trust the President to make the right decision for the country’s best interest (nearly 60%) (#2).  My favorite, though:

3. Obama fails to inspire

In contrast to the soaring rhetoric of his 2004 Convention speech in Boston which succeeded in impressing millions of television viewers at the time, America is no longer inspired by Barack Obama’s flat, monotonous and often dull presidential speeches and statements delivered via teleprompter. From his extraordinarily uninspiring Afghanistan speech at West Point to his flat State of the Union address, President Obama has failed to touch the heart of America. Even Jimmy Carter was more moving.

 Painful considering the rock-star-Greek-god-halo-from-on-high, right?

Obama has already inspired a rock-star like devotion that even leaves some Democratic supporters wary - will tonight be his undoing?

Where are the fawning masses now? Oh, unemployed and bitter.

 Cue a former Obama supporter and life-long Democrat who is now willing to “take a chance on something different.”  Hoo-rah, there’s real hope for us yet.

From the WSJ:

ALBION, Mich.—Michelle Rena Jones cheered when candidates Barack Obama and Joe Biden visited south-central Michigan in 2008. She supported Mr. Obama that November along with a slate of Democrats, including Mark Schauer in the 7th congressional district.

Ms. Jones is part of an unmeasured, agitated mass: unemployed Americans who don’t believe the Obama Administration and Congress have done enough to produce jobs. With elections coming up, their unease is especially troublesome for the Democrats, who control both chambers.

Job creation is one of the top issues among voters. In districts with high unemployment, that could spell trouble for a host of Democrats in tight congressional races. WSJ’s Neil Hickey reports.

 Now, the 40-year-old is rethinking her lifelong support for the party. She has been without steady work for two years, lost her home and car and began receiving cash assistance from the state for the first time. This year, she says, “I’m willing to take a chance on something different.” Another possibility, she says, is that she won’t vote at all.

So the Obami strategy–high unemployment creates masses of folks dependent upon government cheese and handouts–has backfired.

Gardiner again:

There is a distinctly Titanic-like feel to the Obama presidency and it’s not hard to see why. The most left-wing president in modern American history has tried to force a highly interventionist, government-driven agenda that runs counter to the principles of free enterprise, individual freedom, and limited government that have made the United States the greatest power in the world, and the freest nation on earth.

Exactly.  Read the rest.

Go watch the interview with Michelle Rena Jones at Hot Air

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3 Responses

  1. Great article by Gardner. I thought the most significant was number ten:

    10. Obama doesn’t believe in American greatness

    He will be a one termer.

  2. Titanic-like is right. And while the arrogance of the Titanic builders and a host of government officials went down with the ship, so did almost everyone who could only afford third-class tickets.

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