Obama's scripted "charm" and cheap snake oil
The first time I ever saw and heard Obama was at the 2004 Democratic Convention, and I was impressed. In the early months of the 2008 presidential campaign when there seemed to be so many worthy Democratic candidates, I held off on making a choice about whom to support. At that time, I liked most of them but especially Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards.
But, as time went by, I soon noticed that Obama was dishonest and either naive or stupid: no president could do all or even most of the things Obama so blithely promised to do. Hillary knew that; she had been in the White House for eight years and in the U.S. Senate for six -- she KNEW what the actual possibilities were and were not.
As more time went by, I was repulsed by the charges of "racist" directed toward anyone who had actually done any research about Obama's political and life record. I found such charges disgusting and extremely divisive.
I and many others tried to alert as many people as we could to what Obama REALLY had done in his political life and (if past is prologue) what he most likely would do if elected. I won't even try to list all the slurs directed at those of us who were trying to give the Obama true-believers the information they needed to be informed voters -- information the glassy-eyed media people refused to discover or pass along.
Now, the Obama supporters are finding out what we knew all along, and they are dismayed and disappointed. Maybe next time instead of being swayed by chants of "We are the ones we've been waiting for" or "Yes, we can," they will do their own research, and then they won't be so terribly let down by their candidate.
No one is perfect and certainly no politician is either perfect or inclined to please us every day with his policies and/or votes -- but at least voters would have a fighting chance of getting the president they thought they would get.
I believe Obama's campaign was greatly funded by the corporate interests and people who could not care less about the Democratic Party's values or even America's values and needs; those corporate donors to Obama's campaign cared ONLY about their own power and personal finances -- and Obama is their bought president.
I feel sorry for the Obama true-believers and their pain, but hopefully this will be a learning experience for them and next time they will do research instead of being hypnotized by scripted "charm" and some cheap snake oil.ShareThis