Obama's perpetual presidency

Posted by  $  exceller 1 week, 2 days ago to Politics
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The guy just won't go away.

Can't he find a golf course to spend his unlimited time on?
SOURCE URL: https://townhall.com/columnists/victordavishanson/2018/12/06/the-perpetual-presidency-n2537023


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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 2 days, 4 hours ago
    Had Obama not been "a person of color" he would have been held much more accountable for his actions. He was given a pass by everyone except Rev. Jesse Jackson, who reminded everyone that Obama had no "cred" because he was completely out of touch with real black experience, having been reared by his well off white grandparents.

    Everything about this former president was phony. His school records are still unavailable. He never held a real job outside of politics. He was as close to a "Manchurian" candidate as they come, winning his first office by the party willingly sabotaging an incumbent civil rights icon.

    Obama continues to be a party tool, although a less effective one than the DNC might wish. The candidates he supported lost more than they won. He's a lousy extemporaneous speaker, unlike Bill Clinton. Hopefully the media will tire of him.
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    • Posted by term2 2 days, 2 hours ago
      I was thinking what Obama did for his "people", but apart from giving them government jobs they werent qualified for, he did nothing of substance for his 8 years. His legacy is that he increased the intolerance of blacks for whites and whites for blacks.
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      • Posted by  $  2 days ago
        Correct.

        He was an efficient divider.

        No, he did not do anything to improve the lives of blacks. The resident outrager Maxine Waters was quite POd at him for that.
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        • Posted by term2 1 day, 23 hours ago
          I have to say that Maxine is just a moron. That said, she is somewhat more honest than most leftists, in that she tells you right out where she stands. At least you know she is the enemy without having to guess !!
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  • Posted by term2 2 days, 2 hours ago
    I will always think of Obama as a socialist muslim. He is an arrogant, petulant brat, and apparently will remain such until his death, which I hope will be soon.
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    • Posted by  $  2 days ago
      He is more like a communist.

      For people in the US it may be difficult to know the difference.

      You need real time experience to know what communism is and what it does to people.

      Obama's blatant abuse and weaponizing government institutions are straight out of communist playbook.

      Remember when he was first elected he even intended to encourage neighbors/friends to tell on people who were against him. Under communism this was a powerful weapon and cost a large contingent of innocents his livelihood or life.
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      • Posted by term2 1 day, 23 hours ago
        I am not sure I understand the differences. I thought the arrogance and weaponizing aspects are the same in all collectivist schemes.
        Capitalism was when the government basically stays out of it. Fascism is when they allow for private property but control its use and operation through regulations and laws. Socialism is when the government actually owns the means of production and controls them. Not sure what communism really is- I thought everyone lived on communes kind of like feudalism, but I am not sure.
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  • Posted by rtpetrick 2 days, 2 hours ago
    Obama is having a very difficult time accepting the reality that he has become irrelevant. He needs to crawl back under the rock from under which he originally crawled. Please, Hussein, just go away.
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    • Posted by  $  2 days ago
      Yes, that is my diagnosis as well.

      But occasionally when I am not quick enough to switch channels, he is on the screen pontificating to a few hundred sheep who think as he does. He probably projects that to the entire country, hence his thinking that he is still president.
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  • Posted by  $  blarman 2 days, 4 hours ago
    I loved the author's suggestion that Obama go buy a ranch. The only problem? A ranch is too manly a place for Mr. Mom-jeans. And it requires hard work, something the Slacker-in-Chief has been deathly allergic to his entire life.

    Really, I'd just be happy if he moved to France. He and Macron are kindred spirits with their carbon taxes and overdeveloped superiority complexes.
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    • Posted by  $  2 days, 3 hours ago
      No, he would not move to France.

      France is about to go bankrupt so there will be no free stuff for Obama to live on.

      Of course he is still getting his presidential stipend for a lifetime, so that should help.

      The last think Macron needs now is an enforcing presence by Obama. The French are not receptive to their global looter ideas.
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      • Posted by  $  blarman 2 days, 3 hours ago
        You mean that Obama would have too much competition? Or that it would be too starkly real that socialist policies fail? ;)
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        • Posted by  $  2 days, 3 hours ago
          I mean that if Obama went to France now he would not be able to help Macron in any way, only making things worse.

          He would probably lecture the French as he has done with the Brits that they will have to "go to the end of the line" if they denounced globalism.

          Obama is totally useless for anyone. He was selected by the powers to run for POTUS in the US and they made it happen.

          It is to the credit of the country that Obama was unable to destroy it during his 8 years of rein.

          France is not that strong and powerful.
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          • Posted by  $  blarman 2 days, 1 hour ago
            "I mean that if Obama went to France now he would not be able to help Macron in any way, only making things worse."

            I would simply say that Obama's idea of "help" IS to make things worse - for the common man. He's an elite who wants to go back to the feudal days because he paints himself as a lord.
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  • Posted by  $  blarman 2 days, 4 hours ago
    Can't he find a golf course to spend his unlimited time on?

    Nah. That would be too much like his real presidency, only without the power to ruin everyone's lives and eat all their steak. (Nods to Napoleon Dynamite.)
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  • Posted by  $  Solver 1 week, 2 days ago
    Well if Obama wants to take credit for today’s econ...
    Dang, look what Obama’s is doing to the stock market!
    :)
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    • Posted by freedomforall 1 week, 2 days ago
      The stock market is just Wall St shorting and moving it down. Just typical manipulation and use of the media to provide an excuse.
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      • Posted by  $  Solver 2 days, 4 hours ago
        There are many many many individual variables that go into determining the direction of a stock market.
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        • Posted by freedomforall 2 days, 3 hours ago
          No doubt there are many variables, but in my experience, the most significant are frequently manipulated by Wall St's biggest looters.
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          • Posted by  $  Solver 2 days, 3 hours ago
            Are you saying that “Wall St’s biggest looters” is the most significant variable causing stocks to go down in the same way that some say “people” is the most significant varable causing climate change on the planet?
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            • Posted by freedomforall 2 days, 3 hours ago
              Wall St's looters are the most significant cause for volatility of stock prices in both directions. They use media to puff up prices so they can sell, and take advantage of media "news" crushing prices just after they go short. Wall St has a virtual monopoly on issuance of shares and they get free shares of almost every issue and they hear of news before news is released. They virtually never get accused of insider trading by the SEC, but it happens frequently. They use their insider status to crush prices of small companies on purpose to force them to take on debt and issue more shares at low prices- which steals from existing shareholders. In the past they used pricing of "stop loss" orders by their customers to define the highs and lows of trading intra-day- stealing shares from their own customers at no risk- since they are virtually always aware of any news in advance.
              I'm saying they have a government protected "business" that prevents any real competition and they are looting snakes that steal from the very customers that they have a fiduciary responsibility to protect.
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              • Posted by  $  Solver 2 days, 1 hour ago
                I don’t conflate the Wall Street looters with the mainstream media. Every self interested person wants to learn about information that will affect the price of a stock before others learn it. If someone is doing something suspected to be illegal then the Immense power of government often can find out if it is.

                Well over half the people in America have stock market related accounts. Millions of ordinary people have shorted stocks by simply buying a specific type of index fund. Many millions more affect the stock market by simply buying and selling stocks or changing their allocation in some stock related fund. Are these people “looters?”
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                • Posted by freedomforall 1 day, 23 hours ago
                  Ordinary people outside of Wall St have none of the influence or access to the media that Wall St insiders have.
                  The "power of government" is directly affected
                  by the self interest and lack of ethics of those employed in agencies who are supposed to be watchdogs. The SEC is staffed by people with connections to Wall St and influenced by Wall St. Do your own research on how manipulation takes place. I have tried to explain but I have limited time.
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