Last year, when an overwhelming number of Americans voted to put Barack Obama into the Presidency, the pundits praised the election as an example of how America has moved beyond the racism of the past.
Obama stormed into office with overwhelming approval numbers but — as past Presidents learned all too quickly — approval can be a fleeting thing and his popularity waned as his mistakes and missteps increased.
No President in recent history has fallen so far so fast. With his job approval rating hovering just above the dreaded 50 percent mark, more and more Americans wonder if the agent of change they thought they elected isn’t just a lackluster political hack.
This, of course, doesn’t sit will with die-hard Obamacons, so they drag out the race card to explain why their guy has become mortal.
It’s just racism, they cry. Too many Americans dislike Obama because he’s black.
Hogwash. An increasing number of Americans distrust Obama and question his actions because he has backtracked on too many promises, told too many lies and proven to be just another opportunistic politician.
South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson’s inappropriate shouting of “you lie” from the well of the House during Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress last week was an unacceptable breach of Congressional decorum.
But Obama was lying when he claimed none of the health care reform bills under consideration would give government-paid health care to illegal immigrants. The language was vague enough to allow immigrants to get health care and Democrats scrambled after the speech to change that language.
The false claim about immigrants is not the first lie to spill from Obama’s lips like so much political diarrhea. It’s just the latest example and there will be more.
Barack Obama is not a bad President because he is black. He’s a bad President because he’s just another political con artist who will say anything to get elected and then morph into a President with a hidden agenda.
Obama is a hard-core liberal who sees big government as a cure for all ills. He benefited from a Republican party who let George W Bush and Dick Cheney run amuck for eight years and then offered up John McCain and Sarah Palin as replacements but he was — like most candidates for President — the lesser of the evils on election day.
It’s not racism that will kill the Obama Presidency. It will be his own stupidity. If he continues on his present course, he will join other Presidential failures in the dustbin of history.
That’s not racism. It’s called political reality.