There seems to be a genius to Obama’s incompetence. He is failing on so many levels, in so many ways, all at the same time, that nobody can possibly keep track of them all.
Which means, paradoxically, that the more failures Obama accumulates, the better he looks, as coverage of all the failure is dissipated such that nothing receives the focus it needs to penetrate the American culture of distraction.
A few days ago, the media hailed Obama’s firing of Gen. Stanley McChrystal and replacement by Gen. David Petraeus as a magnificent act of presidential leadership and decision-making. Let’s not mention that the same figures on the left who were hailing Petraeus yesterday were demonizing him when Bush appointed him to take control over the Iraq War and the surge strategy that won that war.
Obama is turning to Bush’s general and Bush’s Secretary of Defense in order to overcome the failure created by utterly failed Democrat Party ideas.
Chief among those utterly failed Democrat ideas is the timetable for cut-and-run. Democrats wanted to impose this guaranteed-to-fail strategy for Iraq, but Bush prevailed and won the war. Now they want to make sure we lose in Afghanistan, as Afghans who want to stay alive realize who will still be there a year from now (i.e., the Taliban), and who won’t (i.e., the United States), and that they’d better not ally themselves with their “timetable for withdrawal” all-too-temporary American allies.
Of course, the failure in Afghanistan comes as a welcome relief to day 72 of the even bigger failure in the Gulf of Mexico.
The leftwing media is essentially shouting, “Hey, take your eye off that total failure over there on the Gulf Coast. Look over here!!! Obama fired a guy that pricked his thin-skin and appointed Bush’s general to save his liberal ass. And he gave a speech!!! Don’t waste your time thinking about the fact that BP took the cap off the leaking hole so that 104,000 gallons of oil per hour could pour out of the sea floor. Don’t look at the possibility that as much as 4.2 million gallons of oil are pouring out of that damn hole Obama can’t plug every single day!!!
Come on! Obama’s got Bush’s general now!!! The one whom Obama and every other Democrat demonized three years ago while he was winning in Iraq!!!”
Well, go ahead and take a look at how terribly Obama is failing in Afghanistan. Look at how Obama doubled Bush’s last body count in 2009, and how he is now on pace to double his own doubling of Bush’s body count this year. Look at how terrible a job Obama is doing mismanaging the various top-level civilian and military personnel who are clearly not on the same page with one another as personal fiefdoms rather than the mission dominate (see also here). The divisions – which underscore that Obama’s entire Afghanistan plan is in freefall – aren’t pretty. And don’t forget to look at the fact that “Those divisions are of Obama’s own making, stemming from his lack of leadership and failure to make a firm commitment to victory in Afghanistan.”
While you’re at it, take a look at the fact that, by the standards Democrats used to attack Bush in 2004, Barack Hussein is the worst president in American history bar none.
The Obama-failure in Afghanistan is a distraction for the Obama-failure in the Gulf of Mexico. And the Obama-failure in the Gulf of Mexico is a distraction for the Obama-failure in the economy.
Look at the fact that a full year and a half later, jobless claims continue to go up “sharply.” Look at the fact that new home sales have plunged to the lowest level ever recorded. Look at the fact that that disaster followed the news that Obama’s mortgage modification program had officially imploded. And look at the fact that bank foreclosures have doubled under Obama’s “wreckovery.”
One in four homeowners are underwater in their mortgages, and are increasingly just bailing out and walking away from their responsibilities in Obama’s God-damn-America. Consumer confidence is down dramatically. And oil prices are way down for the very bad reason that our economy is in such bad shape no one can afford to go anywhere. And, of course, our stock market just took a very cold bath yesterday.
Where are we supposed to look to see an area in which Obama HASN’T failed?
Look at everything, if you have time to contemplate all the failure that Obama has brought. But don’t be distracted from taking time to watch the spill cam footage every day, or following the latest tracking of Obama’s oil spill and its contamination of the Gulf Coast, or following the Obama-regime-caused inability to clean up the mess.
As you watch the daily disaster unfolding, don’t forget to remember that Obama is the guy running the show. Or that the show looks like a chicken running around after its head has been cut off