Barack Obama’s been very predictable following the election. His world tour has been exactly what anyone not living under a rock would have expected it to be – an unabashed reprise of his “how great I art, how great I art” tour circa 2008 and 2009. That was back when by the sheer greatness of a perfectly creased pant leg he traveled to Europe to lobby for the Olympics to come to Chicago and promptly failed.
Failure of course has never stopped the choom gang purveyor of a stimulus package and Obamacare from going overseas, delivering “waddunt my fault” speeches, and laying landmines abroad Trump will have to contend with later on.
One thing Obama said early on during his most current world tour was, to paraphrase, that “divided nations don’t succeed”. Some of TV networks ran that on the screen while they broadcast one of his stuttering, stammering speeches. Of course divided nations don’t succeed. Isn’t that what he wanted all along? For America to fail so she could be brought down to size?
He after all is the guy that preached about “white folks greed fueling a world in need”, spreading the wealth around, and other such idiocy. On any number of contentious topics he’s purposely taken one side over the other. In short, he’s never been about American success but rather, about some sickly twisted notion of global salvation that can only come about if America’s role is dialed back so that other actors – Iran comes to mind – can assume a larger role on the world stage. Speaking of dialed back, Obama is the same clown that suggested Americans needed to make do with less heat in the winter and smaller vehicles on the roads while he cranked the White House thermostat up and never traded his up-armored limo for a smaller SUV or sedan.
The media’s been at their usual best. When they aren’t treating Obama’s farewell tour as a tear-jerker moment, or pretending that Trump’s off his rocker because he hasn’t fully assembled his Cabinet yet (really, is it Trump’s Cabinet or the media’s to assemble?), they’ve been wondering if Chelsea Clinton is heir to the Clinton throne.
Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, oh baby, baby, baby, please let Chelsea Clinton be the heir to the Clinton throne. I so want a richer than rich Democrat to run with baggage quotes like, “I couldn’t care about money” in her rearview as she panders to the Fight for $15 morons.
Why, though, would Chelsea be “the heir” and heir to what? It’s reminiscent of the way the media ogled over the late Ted Kennedy’s seat as being “Kennedy’s seat” until Scott Brown reminded them that the seat belonged to the good people of Massachusetts and that it wasn’t merely a Kennedy family hand-me-down. Sorry media, despite your attempts to pretend “Camelot” was a real thing in America, it’s not.
The media’s fascination with Chelsea will wane shortly. Once they realize there’s a more novel, racially charged angle they can take. It goes like this:
Hillary was supposed to be the first woman President and the first First Lady to assume the job her husband once had. What if Michelle Obama becomes the first black woman President and the first First Lady to take her husband’s job?
That’s right. Obama has said he’s going to spend his post-Presidential days “community organizing”. What got him to the White House? Community organizing. Don’t be surprised if another Obama makes a bid for the White House come 2020.
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