To set this up, remember what I told you about Obama back in 2008. At the same time the genuine conservative world was quaking in fear about Obama being the ultimate triumph of INVINCIBLE EVIL GENIUS SAUL ALINSKY... hear his name and tremble in fear BOO!... I was telling you something very different. Based on my experience with other lawyers, it was pretty obvious to me that Obama was a dud.
Yep, a dud. It was obvious he had no plan, because he never mentioned one. All he did was speak in platitudes... “We need to fix thing. Make them better. Pull together. Be all we can be.” Not only did he not give details, he didn’t even give broad-brush strokes outlining his ideas. This was a huge clue that Obama simply had no ideas, no ideology, and no real plan of any sort. His plan was delusional hubris: “When I’m in charge, everyone will want to solve the world’s problems with me.” Only, that’s not how humanity works.
He also struck me as someone who simply had no idea how to deal with other people. To his mind, it was simple to solve problems – “you just sit down across the table from the other guy and solve it. What more do you need?” This shows tremendous inexperience. This is the kind of nonsense fresh young lawyers out of law school spew. They think they can solve the world’s problems with their personality alone. They think that all it takes is both sides being honest about what they want. It’s not. Self-interest is the name of the game for humanity and it conflicts, and you can’t solve conflicts with a smile. But Obama never got that; he genuinely believed he could solve anything just by talking. Naturally, this led to disaster after disaster for him.
This is when most people pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and try something new to achieve their goals. But not Obama. The problem is, as I said above, he’s not a man with any real goals or ideas. Consequently, he’s not a man who cares about anything in particular. So whenever he’s been faced with people who won’t bend to his will at the first blush, his answer has been to walk away to work on something simpler.
The first serious evidence we had of this was in foreign policy. I wrote about this too during the Honduras affair, where Obama showed that he couldn’t care less. He waved his hand and proclaimed what he wanted. Honduras told him to F* off. Obama was stunned. He didn’t know how to respond. So he walked away. Then he apologized to the Arabs, but they didn’t respond as he hoped, so he walked away again. China followed, as did Copenhagen. Each time, he just walked away as the other said laughed in his face. Soon, he gave up entirely on foreign policy. Indeed, his entire foreign policy has been about walking away at the first sign of push-back. So as far back as 2009, his penchant for disengagement was becoming obvious.
Then we saw the same disengagement in his domestic policy. He thought everyone would bow down and embrace Obamacare, but the RINOs stood tall and unified. Obama snarled his lips and walked off. He told the Democrats to handle it and he refused even to even given them his thoughts on how it should work. If you wanted to see him, you needed to find him on the golf course or a luxury vacation. By 2010, it was obvious he didn’t give a crap about being President. All he did was golf, enjoy the perks of power, and occasionally give a press conference swearing to kick someone’s ass if only people told him whose ass needed kicking.
So what you have is this. You have a man with no achievements to his name except agreeing to let himself be packaged. His handlers got him elected President and he made a grand show of changing the world. But the moment things don’t go as planned for him, and people don’t magically falls to their knees weeping at his brilliance, he scowls and walks away... unwilling to put more effort into it.
This is a man who checked out almost the week he checked in. He’s been on autopilot ever since. The man’s a dud.