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HE WAS SO CLOSE (truncated title)
« on: January 07, 2017, 06:54:36 PM »
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HE WAS SO CLOSE

By Daniel Greenfield

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HE WAS SO CLOSE: We Were “Obamerica”…We Were More Tolerant…More Guilty…The End Of The 1st And 2nd Amendments Were Only A Clever Campaign Away…And Then America Woke Up

The Obama Era is Over

Obama and his supporters loved talking about history. His victory was historic. They were on the right side of history. History was an inevitable arc that bent their way.

The tidal force of demographics had made the old America irrelevant. Any progressive policy agenda was now possible because we were no longer America. We Were Obamerica. A hip, happening place full of smiling gay couples, Muslim women in hijab and transgender actors. We were all going to live in a New York City coffee house, work at Green Jobs and live in the post-national future.

The past was gone. We were falling into the gorgeous wonderful future of dot com instant deliveries and outsourced everything. We would become more tolerant and guilty. The future was Amazon and Disney. It was hot and cold running social justice. The Bill of Rights was done. Ending the First and Second Amendments was just a clever campaign away. Narratives on news sites drove everything.

Presidents were elected by Saturday Night Live skits. John Oliver, John Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee were our journalists. Safe spaces were everywhere and you better watch your micro-aggressions, buddy. No more coal would be mined. No more anything would be made.

The end of men was here. The end of the dead white men of the literary canon. The end of white people. The end of binary gender and marriage. The end of reason. The end of art. The end of 2 + 2 equaling 4. This was Common Core time.

It was time to pardon an endless line of drug dealers. To kill cops and praise criminals. To be forced to buy worthless health insurance for wealth redistribution to those who voted their way to wealth.

This was Obama’s America. And there was no going back. We were rushing through endless goal posts of social transformation. The military fell. Then the police. Now it looks as quaint as anything from the 50s, the 70s or the 80s. A brief moment of foolishness that already appears odd and awkward. And then one day nostalgic. It wasn’t the future. It’s already the past. It’s history.

Scalia died. Hillary Clinton was bound to win. And she would define the Supreme Court. Down-ticket races would give her a friendly Senate. And then perhaps even the House.

But there is no right side of history. There is only the side we choose. The Obama era was permanent. It was history.

Now it is history.

Its shocking ascendancy has been paired with an equally shocking descent. The Obama era is done. It’s gone. It’s over. It was wiped from the pages of history in one night that left Congress and the White House in Republican hands.

It would have been bad enough if Jeb Bush had succeeded Obama. That would have been inconvenient, but not a repudiation. Instead Obama’s legacy was dashed to pieces. His frantic efforts to campaign for Hillary did no good. The public did not vocally reject him. What they did was even worse. They brushed past him. They sidelined him. They gave him passable approval ratings while dismissing his biggest accomplishments. They forgot him. They made it clear that he did not matter.

And that is in its own way far more brutal and wounding. They didn’t just destroy the Obama era. Instead they dismissed it as if it never existed.

Obama didn’t make history after all. He wasn’t a teleprompter demi-god standing athwart of history. He was Carter and Ford. He was there to be forgotten. He didn’t change the world. He wasn’t the messiah. He was merely a mortal. Just another politician who will sag and age. Who will, in the end, be photographed like Bill Clinton, lonely and lost in a world that has passed him by.

The Obama era ends not with a bang, but with a whimper. With a national consensus that maybe he didn’t really matter so much after all. And those to whom he mattered the most were his enemies determined to undo everything he did.

Obama once thought that he belonged to the ages. Now he belongs in the rubbish bin.
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By Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.
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Re: HE WAS SO CLOSE (truncated title)
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 03:41:06 PM »
Good riddance to a period in which people have been 'famous' for, well, being famous;
an era when the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded presumptively to someone who would go on to foment more racial unrest since H. Rap Brown and Huey Newton, who would do more to divide America than any President since Lincoln. Farewell to a footnote.
Perhaps, looking back with appropriate shame, America will forge ahead to restore our prestige in the world, trust among our allies, and regain the Constitutional Republic we had before the autocratic hubris that has typified Government service.
How God must weep at humans' folly! Stand fast! God knows what he is doing!
Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression
And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses. Nehemiah 4:14 (KJV)

About the only "Big" Liberals don't revile is "Big Government"

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Re: HE WAS SO CLOSE (truncated title)
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 03:57:23 PM »
I gotta chuckle every time I hear a MSM report on Obama's final high approval ratings, because its almost always followed by the dismal ratings his policies get in the same poll.

This writer has a good point: thats almost worse than him receiving personal ratings matching his low performance ratings, people don't care enough to even rebuke him - its like being dismissed as a child who's constitution is deemed too delicate to be able to handle the truth.

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 04:19:16 PM »
I gotta chuckle every time I hear a MSM report on Obama's final high approval ratings, because its almost always followed by the dismal ratings his policies get in the same poll.

This writer has a good point: thats almost worse than him receiving personal ratings matching his low performance ratings, people don't care enough to even rebuke him - its like being dismissed as a child who's constitution is deemed too delicate to be able to handle the truth.
In the end, historical irrelevancy will be more damnation than hellfire.
How God must weep at humans' folly! Stand fast! God knows what he is doing!
Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression
And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses. Nehemiah 4:14 (KJV)

About the only "Big" Liberals don't revile is "Big Government"

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Re: HE WAS SO CLOSE (truncated title)
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 01:09:04 AM »
There is no doubt in my mind that Obama will go down as one of the worst Presidents ever.  And considering Carter, that is saying a lot. And to quote an old country and western song - Thank God and Greyhound your gone.

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 01:13:20 AM »
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Re: HE WAS SO CLOSE (truncated title)
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 04:32:16 AM »
You Didn't Build That

When Obama was first elected on Hope And Change the poor and middle classes were all in.  They bought into all the promises.  The poor expected Manna From Heaven to fall into their laps.  The middle class expected jobs and lower taxes.  Both expected race relations to dramatically improve.

At a base level, these Hopes were envisioned to be pluses, additions, and improvements to the existing state of affairs.  People believed their station in life would move in a positive direction.  Instead, Obama delivered minuses. 

As Obama's failures rolled out one after another every excuse in the book was offered up by the talking heads.  Less is more the pundits said.  Just give it more time was the word from the Ivy League experts.  Time magazine told us, "We're all Socialists Now".

Manna never did fall from Heaven to the poor - Obama you didn't build that.

You said you'd focus like a laser on jobs, jobs, jobs - Obama you didn't build that.

You promised to lower our taxes - Obama you didn't build that.

You said you would build a bridge on race relations - Obama you didn't build that.


At the end of the day the false promises of Barack The Punisher all vanished into thin air like a puff of smoke.  He did manage to deliver on the Change part of the equation, but that change was all minuses, negative and destructive.


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