GCN Political Opinion
Obama’s Fall to Earth
The Anointed One Has
Lost His Divinity, Not Because He Has Been Savaged By The Press, But In
Spite Of The Lack Of It.
Filed 9/8/09 GCN
The Washington Post’s brilliant commentator, Charles
recently penned a critique of Barack Obama that compared the president
to the Greek mythological character, Icarus, son of Daedalus. Krauthammer
might well have better referenced the album by post-hardcore metal band,
Alesana; On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax. However, unlike Icarus,
who flew too close to the sun, Obama’s impact with terra firma has not
(yet) proven fatal.
What may have softened Obama’s fall is how the press,
Charles Krauthammer included, presumes Barack Hussein Obama means well.
This is far different from when George W. Bush was president. Over the
eight years he served in office, the media’s ink ran red with invective.
These denunciations ranged from describing Bush as a gibbering drooling
fool to a diabolical mastermind.
Much of this was of course orchestrated by the
Democrat Party or other closely affiliated political action
organizations. While in beginning these exaggerated claims were not taken
seriously, unfortunately over time, their corrosive effect did ultimately
destroy Bush’s popularity.
Of course, there are those that accept every jot and
tittle of “rip and read” journalism, even when they carry gross
inconstancies. An attorney friend of mine once sought to escape his own
petard by claiming, "If I did say Bush was an idiot, he is an idiot savant
whose special ability is to wield power."
With Obama, the sentiments most often expressed are that the president is
sincere in his statements and ignore the extreme radicals with whom he has
intimately associated himself.
- Rev. Jeremiah Wright- Barack Obama’s former
pastor, famous for his “God damn America” sermon. Even a cursory survey
of Wright’s church web page reveals that his message is more about black
socialist nationalism than religion.
- Father Michael Pfleger- super radical Catholic
priest. Pfleger once threatened the life a Chicago gun store owner for
nothing more than owning a gun store. Pfleger also accused Hillary
Clinton of racism during the presidential campaign.
- Frank Marshall Davis- Obama’s formative years
mentor, who is also a famous black communist and poet of the 1930s and
- William Ayers- Obama’s political godfather,
benefactor, and one of the founders of the violent communist terror
group, the Weather Underground.
- Bernadine Dohrn- William Ayers’s wife and fellow
Weatherman and terror bomber. Dohrn once signed a written declaration
of war on the United States Government.
- Hillary Clinton- Secretary of State under Obama
and former First Lady. Clinton is a self- admitted “progressive” who
has in the past worked for a public take over of America’s health
- Anthony “Van” Jones- Arrested during both the
Rodney King Riots and 1999 Seattle Washington World Trade Organization
protests. Jones is a former member of STORM, a communist commune and
political activist group. Jones has been quoted as bragging that black
kids don’t do Columbine type crimes. Jones has also claimed that the
Federal Government knew that the 9-11 terror attack would happen but did
nothing to prevent it. Jones has also publically referred to
Republicans as a** holes.
- Carol Browner- headed up Environmental Protection
Agency under Bill Clinton; member and former functionary and likely
member of Socialist International.
- Cass R. Sunstein- Frightening choice as
information czar in that Sunstein has previously advocated government
control of internet content and has also argued that animals should be
able to bring lawsuits in court.
- John Holdren- Advisor to president. Holdren has
publically addressed climate change skeptics as “dangerous” and members
of a “denier fringe.” Holdren has previously written that compulsory
population controls, such as forced abortions, will be necessary to save
- Alan Bersin- When acting as border “czar” under
President Bill Clinton, once stated that he was not interested in
preventing the entry of illegal immigrants who he referred to as merely
- Gil Kerlikowske- Obama’s “drug czar” who as
Seattle, Washington Police Chief, not only publically admitted that
arresting pot users were a low priority, he assigned an officer full
time to a drug court that downgraded charges on drug users.
The above histories are not in doubt. Why then, does
the press not admit that Obama is also a radical whose ideas for “change”
don't include individual freedom or the best interests of the United
States of America?
Regardless, the situation isn't just that the president has lost his
popularity because he had made some tactical miscalculations. Obama has
lost his popularity because he is being exposed for what he is and what he
desires to do.
A growing number of people are now realizing this and
no longer trust the president, his party, or the government over which he
But more importantly, they have come to these
conclusions without input from the mainstream press.