Like most of Americans watching the Presidential elections of 2009, I was more curious and anxiously excited about having a black man represent America as the United States’ President. With so many Americans and U. S Citizens openly expressing that it was time for the nation to be represented by a black man, I had to question aloud, have we as a nation “overcome”? Had we as a nation overcome the notion that blacks were not intelligent enough or too inferior to be president? Could we as a nation finally put the shameful and tragic period of our nation’s history of black-American slavery in the past and finally give the credit that we as a nation truly deserves for providing blacks, people of all color, more wealth and economic opportunity here as in no other nation on the planet? Could we at long last have a shining example that as a black-American you can be anything that you set your dreams on, even president of the United States? But, even after learning that his mother was a devout leftist socialist and that his two fathers came from socialist countries, hearing his interview referring to the Constitution of “a charter of negative liberties”, because he saw that the Constitution limited the government too much, and reading in his book that he favored communist ideology and idols as he grew up and in college, I grew more anxious than anything else. But I still hoped like a child awaiting Santa Claus to come deliver my gift, to find out that was my mother and father placing the gifts under the tree. And not one of the gifts was what I truly wanted; At all! I was greatly disappointed.
Just as I was emotionally crushed in not getting the jet pack that I saw the Robinsons on “Lost In Space” fly around on for me to fly to elementary school, I am more disappointed in the lost opportunity that Barack Obama offered to many blacks, and all ethnicities in America, and around the world, to be the one to set things off on the road for a better America, and to highlight it’s goodness and be a beacon for others to follow. There may not be another such opportunity in my life time.
I believe that the average American would be hard press to not find Obama’s charm, looks, hip and charismatic presence, golden tongue, and picturesque family, appealing, and may even have you reminiscing about another such man, John F. Kennedy. But when you review the 8 years of Mr. Obama’s tenure as president it will be his radical leftist progressive political ideology that has made this man an alien to the silent American majority and a cancer to his Party, both nationally and federally; and he’s definitely no J.F.K.
Following Barack Obama’s first presidential election, Newsweek in 2009 infamously shouted on it’s front page “We Are All Socialist Now”, maybe in mind, but certainly no in heart, yet. Measuring from the results of the total policy rebuttal of the most unabashed leftist progressive U.S citizen ever elected as president since Woodrow Wilson by the voters, there heart of Americanism still beats, though lightly.
Obama was, and is, a pure ideologue first, and a politician distant second. When he got elected major polls showed that jobs and economy where first and foremost on American’s minds. And the election of 2016 major polls show that the economy and jobs are still foremost on the minds of Americans. It is clear that it was not the economic health of the nation that he targeted for fundamental transformation, but it’s social identity. Lets just take a look at the accomplishments of president Obama:
- March 2010, months after becoming president, signed The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), i.e., Obamacare – the most sweeping and costly government expansion into American healthcare since 1965 Medicare & Medicaid.
- July 2010, Obama signs the most sweeping takeover of the U.S financial system with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, costing approx. costs to $24 billion in compliance-related expenses and 61 million paperwork hours. [7/2015 nationalmortgageprofessional.com]
- In February 2011 Obama ordered his Justice Department to cease defending the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, that strictly defined marriage a between one man and one woman. [2/2011 abcnews.go.com] It was later struck down by the Supreme Court in June 2013.
- November 2014 Obama signs Executive Order effectively granting legal status to over 11 MILLION ILLEGAL Immigrants. [12/2014 foxnews.com]
- The Obama Administration has added $108 BILLION in annual regulatory cost. Costing $784 million every day the federal government was open for business in 2015 for Americans. [1/2016 Dailycaller.com]
- The number of Americans not in the labor force has increased by 14,573,000 under his rule. [1/2017 cnsnews.com]
Just imagine if Mr. Obama would have sought to be a shining example as to what is possible as a son of African in America, rather than apologize for the nation’s greatness? Had he sought to improve the wealth and status of citizens on the low end of the economy by emphasizing, low taxation and government regulation, personal self-reliance and self-responsibility, civics, and increasing economic literacy throughout the nation? If had he sought to mimic J.F.K by challenging the educational institutions to focus on the sciences to make the nation tops in the world? And what if he challenged the nation to boldly harvest the abundance of the nation’s natural resources, natural gas, oil, coal, etc.? Yeah, imagine.
There is no question to the even most passive observer that Mr. O’s grand agenda was to permanently make the federal government the American people’s daddy and to shred the cultural fabric that has bound us together for some 200 plus years. And he has succeeded in many ways like no one could have imagined possible in 2009. But at what cost? To both his Party as well as the nation? The Democrat Party has lost BIG during Mr. O’s reign, federally and nationally, down over 10% in the Senate, over 19% in the House, over 20% in the State Legislatures, and an astounding plus 35% in State Governorships. The very fact that the U.S Citizens and American voters have sent a very clear message that we are not totally ready for blatant socialism, just yet, is promising. The question is do we know and understand why?
The charactership of Barack Obama was visually pleasing and accepted. He represented hope for a better future and change from an ugly past. Little attention or vigorous objection was paid to what he was actually saying or the consequences of his action and motives. And we seemingly cared little of the specifics. But unless the American people reignite genuine reverence for what makes America exceptionally unique and what makes being an American special, i.e., the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, there will be another character presented to us boasting grand promises that he will whisk our deepest fears and worries away, who posses unvetted motives and idelology intuitively repugnant to Americanism that will lead the nation to depths of social and economic poverty that will be inescapable.