The Bible says in Proverbs 27:19 “As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.” Not so with President Obama who fails to recognize his image in those he condemns and whose reflection reveals the high and mighty heart of a self-affected politician.
Take for example the President campaigning for health care reform by claiming, “Spiraling health care costs could bankrupt the American economy.” Now, as the bill in the Senate is on the cusp of being enacted, Republicans informing the public about details in the legislation are being accused by the harbinger of doom and gloom, Barack Obama, of dissuading public support by “frightening the American people.” Obama’s perpetual fear mongering makes his reprimand of the GOP analogous to Freddy Krueger, admonishing Tinkerbell for terrifying children.
Every time the President steps up to the podium to address the nation about anything from health care to the economy, Americans involuntarily flinch anticipating the same reaction they get when subjected to a civil defense emergency siren. And Obama thinks Republicans terrify people?
President Obama began his term by warning America that failing to act swiftly on the economy would guarantee a crisis “unlike any we have seen in our lifetime.” Furthermore, it was Obama who cautioned that a “recession could linger for years” along with double-digit unemployment rates. To avoid impending calamity, a futile $787 billion bill was passed, resulting in a lingering recession and the double-digit unemployment numbers stimulus promised to avert.
Obama was the one who sounded the alarm on “dire and long-lasting consequences” if government failed to pump billions of dollars into the national economy. According to Barack, the nation was a fiscal Titanic and fear strategy was at work when he said, “I don’t believe it’s too late to change course, but it will be if we don’t take dramatic action as soon as possible.” Since then, Obama has steered the stimulus ship right into an economic iceberg submerging America in an ocean of economic ruin.
Dire warnings, cataclysmic cautions and urgent emergencies are what propelled an inexperienced three-term Senator from Illinois into the White House. Commencing with the inauguration, misfortune and crisis replaced hope and change. Freshly sworn in, and standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the President segwayed from heartening Americans to forewarning of the rough road that lay ahead by saying, “In the course of our history only a handful of generations have been asked to confront challenges as serious as the ones we face right now.”
Obama also warned that, “…urgent dangers to our national and economic security are compounded by the long-term threat of climate change, which if left unchecked, could result in violent conflict, terrible storms, shrinking coastlines, and irreversible catastrophe.” Ever vigilant, Obama stressed stabilizing the climate, “throughout the campaign and several times in his inaugural speech…in the same breath as preventing nuclear conflict.” The President’s ominous predictions left Americans wondering whether they should board up windows or build a subterranean bomb shelter.
Reserving the right to tamp down panic in the American community and in anticipation of imminent tragedy and wide spread epidemics, a President who accuses political opponents of using “scare tactics” declared a National Emergency for H1N1. Obama quelled fear by reassuring the country that, “As a nation, we have prepared at all levels of government, and as individuals and communities, taking unprecedented steps to counter the emerging pandemic.” When Obama speaks, Americans visualize facemasks, quarantines, and life support yet, to date, predicted pandemics fail to materialize.
Obama even played the death card in an effort to urge skeptical legislators to save people destined to expire without health care reform. The President cultivated visions of dead bodies whose blood would be on the hands of Congress by saying, “…more Americans would die if it did not act now on health care.” Yet, Obama continues to chide political opposition for being doomsayers in one breath, while in the next Obama warns America that without health care in a short time the richest, most powerful nation in the world, will go bankrupt.
Accusing Republicans of using “scare tactics” to trick Americans into rejecting his health care proposal, did not curtail Obama from venting ire toward chairman of the Judiciary Committee, John Conyers Jr. Obama, a master of disparagement, admonished Conyers for what the President defined as “demeaning” statements that openly disagreed with administration policy on US involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as controversy surrounding the single-payer system option in the health care debate.
In the whiny world Obama lives in even a modicum of political unease is considered hostility personally directed toward the Oval Office. What John Conyers fails to comprehend is Obama alone reserves the right to humiliate adversaries, while demanding exemption from criticism himself. If there is belittling to be done, Barry single-handedly drives the process. And why not, as Leader of the free world, the Nobel Peace Prize winner has had two years experience attempting to mortify G.W. Bush in every possible venue on the global stage.
Obama’s imperious mind appears firmly convinced that humiliating other politicians equals truth telling and exploiting anxiety to strong-arm policy remains solely an Executive right to exercise. Scare tactics and degrading accusations are clearly reflected in Washington DC. However, the guilty parties are neither Republicans, nor Democratic lawmakers who oppose the Leader of the Pack. The fear based politics and demeaning character assassinations are evident in a President who condemns others, while failing to identify his own image in those he censures.