“ … the hot new line from Obama apologists: he’s so incredibly inept that he can’t be held responsible for anything his Administration does. He golfs, he raises money, he takes a lot of vacations… there’s not much time left over for management. He learns about the crazy misadventures of his subordinates by watching TV news, like the rest of us.” – Political Columnist John Howard
Like Sergeant Schultz in Hogan’s Heroes, Barack Obama, his Attorney General, Eric Holder, and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, have been reduced to answering, “I know nothing, when confronted with the many administration scandals that have reared their ugly heads during Obama’s second term.
The lies no longer hold water, so they seem to have decided to plead ignorance; this from the smartest man to ever hold office. But what if he really does know nothing?
Obama came from nowhere, a second-rate, less-than-memorable Illinois State Senator from Chicago who had a habit of voting “present” on over 130 Illinois legislative initiatives. Someone, perhaps a shadowy figure, arranged for him to gain national stage with a rousing speech at the 2004 Democrat national Convention. Suddenly he was deemed a hero and placed on a fast-track to gain the presidency.
It’s noteworthy that he defeated the presumptive Democrat front-runner, Hillary Clinton, during her primary run for the White House. But how? Hillary was a force; moneyed, experienced, savvy, wife of a popular former President. So what invisible force could provide the impetus to defeat her?
According to John Howard, writing for Redstate.com, Obama henchmen want us to believe that the President lives in a perpetual state of surprise, able to do nothing but shake his head sadly as each new scandal rips across Washington. He views his own administration the way Winston Churchill described the Soviet Union: a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.
The implication is that the federal government has grown so large as to be unmanageable. It has taken on the persona of the supercomputer that has become self-aware, a nightmare scenario borne of sci-fi movies where the machines that we constructed to make our lives easier now control us. And an agency like the IRS, an arm of the monster, is out to destroy the beast’s enemies for our own good.
Sure the government is huge and growing. But it’s been growing since its inception. Clinton’s government was larger than Reagan’s, W’s was larger than Clinton’s, and Obama’s is much larger than W’s. It was barely manageable under W so the fact that it may be out of control is no surprise.
I have a different take.
Left wing progressives have been incrementally changing the way that Americans think about our Constitution and the American way of life since the Woodrow Wilson Administration. The progressives, who have been running our government since the middle of the last century, are the ghosts in the government machine, slowly transforming America. The change has been so incremental that Americans don’t even know that it is happening.
As progressivism took hold, members of that movement began to seek a champion to serve as a national figurehead with the ability to accelerate the changes that they wanted. And, being ever so patient, they were willing to wait for as long as it took to find the right man for the job.
They finally found Barack Hussein Obama who happened to have the all the qualifications: An articulate, mixed-race, Marxist-leaning, unknown academic with community organizing experience.
Obama wasn’t raised in the wilderness by jackals. He wasn’t hidden away for years by the minions of Lucifer. I don’t think that he has a 666 birthmark anywhere on his body. And he wasn’t groomed from childhood by Woodrow Wilson’s descendants until he was ready to take control of our government.
However, when the progressives located and identified him as the right guy for the job it was like an answer to their prayers. Had Obama not been available they would have just waited for someone else who met their qualifications to come along, even if it took another hundred years.
After the Israelites were in bondage for four centuries, God sought a man to lead them to the Promised Land. He found Moses, a qualified leader with administrative experience gained by serving in the courts of Pharaoh, the servant’s heart of a former slave, and the survival instincts of a wilderness shepherd.
But Moses had the free will to reject God’s call. If that had happened does anyone think that God was incapable of finding another qualified leader among all of humanity?
The same is true for Obama; except that he’s not God’s choice. He’s the choice of a dark entity … a leviathan created by Utopians and embedded in our government. He’s a mystery man with a thin resume, more than willing to do his puppet-master’s bidding.
When Obama announces that he first heard about the IRS targeting conservative groups for audits on the evening news, just like the rest of us, he may well be telling the truth.
So the real question is, who’s pulling Obama’s strings?