Tricked in Cleveland

Few would argue Barack Obama requires crowd adulation as badly as a drug addict craves a fix.  The President lives and breathes for the undulating sound of devotees chanting “O-bama, O-bama.” Lately, however, downtrodden narcissist Barack Obama was forced to go cold turkey because the Democrat midterm election chances were so dismal that even the President was dissed at campaign events.

Scripture is clear: “He who exalts himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” From the looks of the political landscape, self-exalted one Barack Obama is presently the object of public scorn.

In fact, prior to campaigning for losers in Cleveland, a gloomy Obama consoled his traumatized ego by starting the morning with pancakes, eggs and turkey sausage. Furthermore, unless the guy in the Nike wool cap was actually Obama’s long-lost Kenyan brother, scenes like the one where a desperate man knelt and begged as the Obama-mobile pulled away from the Valois Restaurant was either a Halloween prank, or the type of hero worship Obama requires to press on.

Either way, for those Americans gagging on Obama hubris for the past three years, finding out Mr. INVESCO Field recently played to a “thin crowd” at a campaign rally in Cleveland is as gratifying an experience as watching a mean girl cheerleader get stood up for the senior prom.

President Obama wrapped up a weekend of last-minute campaigning in Ohio … addressing Democrats in an indoor arena that, in a sign of the “enthusiasm gap” that the president is working so hard to close, was little more than half full…The rafters were largely empty.

In the past, Obama took for granted that there would always be overflow crowds clamoring to see him.  Imagine rock star Barack, motoring into Ohio to close the Democrat “enthusiasm gap” and realizing that even his most ardent fans decided to stay home and watch G.W. Bush throw out the first ball at game four of the World Series. Talk about a downer.

Rally organizers in Cleveland attempted to bolster Obama’s self-image by noting that “The president was competing on a Sunday afternoon with church, football and Halloween.”  What diehard apologists fail to realize is that gone forever are the days when an Obama rally superseded church; packing a stadium for a glimpse of Barack was the only game in town, and promises that every day would be free candy day in America incited swooning.

Sycophants attempted to excuse the poor showing in Cleveland by saying “Mr. Obama drew a huge crowd of about 35,000 when he was in nearby Columbus, Ohio, in an earlier October rally.” Those who attended Obama’s Columbus rally apparently chose to sit out Cleveland because heaven knows Halloween is creepy enough as it is.

Nevertheless, Barack culminated his failed midterm campaign efforts with an attempt to excite an indifferent base to vote early.  Obama said: “There is early voting just a few blocks from here, so you can go right after this rally if you haven’t voted.’’

Accidentally, Obama’s reference to early voting may have provided much needed insight into a thinly populated Moving America Forward rally. Voters disgusted with Barack Obama’s political trickery and scary policy initiatives may have chosen to skip the Halloween revelry at Wolstein Center and, instead, drop a treat into America’s goody bag to ensure America’s future by voting early for President Obama’s political adversaries.