Potemkin Obama

Nations Draw Up Plans to Create Libyan No-Fly Zone said the headline on foxnews.com the same day that it also reported that Obama Bowing to UN While Qaddafi Rolls to Victory.

So it sounds a little late for a no-fly zone if Qaddafi is rolling to victory…

But no mind. This is the upside-down world of Barack Obama where an American president is making it up as he goes along, stumbling from crisis to crisis.

On the same day that this all was reported, Obama departed on a five-day trip to South America. And on that trip he plans to avoid Colombia and Panama, two America-friendly nations that are awaiting approval of free-trade agreements with the US. Meanwhile he will visit Brazil which has just elected a hard-leftist president and is often anti-American in its political posture.

This president has two faces – he is actively engaged when it comes to anti-American socialism, big government spending, and international grievance against the United States, but is otherwise detached as if there is a short circuit between himself and world events.

Even when the economy sinks and the media say that 9% unemployment is wonderful news, Obama continues down the road of debt and government excess, pushing harder and harder on the accelerator toward fiscal armageddon. Meanwhile millions are not even counted as unemployed because they have given up looking for work under Obamanomics.

If the Media Left were not covering for Obama every sentence of every day, his job approval would be in the tank. Because people would see a president more interested in the basketball brackets and in playing golf and throwing parties in the White House and gallavanting around the world than in the addressing the nation’s and the world’s crises. If Ronald Reagan acted like Obama, the Soviet Union would have conquered Texas by now.

Obama’s behavior certainly brings to mind a potemkin presidency, a genuine Manchurian Candidate – a front man put up to the job by powerful hidden interests. He has a sycophant press to prop up his every move and a labyrinthine house of political mirrors where up is down is sideways – or whatever the media say it is. Everything is peachy with supreme leader Obama. He can do no wrong. Like Castro can do no wrong in the eyes of the sycophant Cuban media.

Take Libya. After weeks of inaction in the wake of brutal government attacks on the opposition, the US and NATO finally decided to enforce a no-fly zone, meaning that our superior air forces would stop any Libyan government jets from flying and killing the opposition.  Yet we do not know what Obama’s agenda is in Libya in the first place. Who are the Libyan rebels? They well may include radical Islamists who will make Libya worse than it is today, as they well might in Egypt. Nobody really knows.

No Obama and his supercilious secretary of state don’t seem to have have any real grasp of what is happening except to egg on nebulous forms of “revolution” against “dictators” without even knowing if the revolution is good or bad or how it might pan out.

Clearly president Mubarak was an infinitely better and more benign leader for Egypt and for American interests and for Israel’s interests than anyone who is going to follow him. He kept the Middle Eastern radicals – both communists and extremist Muslims – at bay for 30 years. Still Obama was calling for Mubarak’s head.

Meanwhile, we know for sure that the Iranian people are true freedom fighters. But Obama has given them virtually no verbal support in their struggle against their regime.

Hillary Clinton is just as clueless. She speaks in what can only be described as ‘forceful platitudes’ about world events, saying all the right things but, very strangely, nothing that is really right.

This is the Obama administration swinging wildly in the dark, hoping to hit a home run.  And whatever happens, NBC/CNN/CBS will call it a home run.

When Ronald Reagan was angry with Libya in 1986, he bombed Qaddafi’s personal residence which shut up Qaddafi big time. Now Obama has dallied for weeks over Libya. But when it comes to schoolyard bullies here in America, Obama and wife Michelle have every answer ready for that global crisis.

The fact is that Barack Obama is  a classic left-wing intellectual, a truly potemkin president – vapid, feckless, full of rhetoric, platitudes and big talk. These intellectuals are all the same. This whole charade about his brilliance is fake. He has his big smile and a reassuring speaking manner, but in his actions and his words, he is an empty, wandering suit looking for the right answer to glom onto. Meanwhile Ronald Reagan was called an empty suit by the Media Left every day, yet he was one of the most effective presidents in history, hands down.

Obama finally appears to be projecting some American military power on Libya, but that is the military that Obama and his Democrat cronies always have loathed. In a pinch, however, anything will do to make Obama look good. He needs public approval badly.

On express.co.uk, Anna Pukas wrote of Obama:

Ineffectual, invisible, unable to honour pledges and now blamed for letting Gaddafi off the hook. Why Obama’s gone from ‘Yes we can’ to ‘Er, maybe we shouldn’t’… Obama’s campaign slogan was mesmerisingly simple and brimming with self-belief: “Yes we can.” His presidency, however, is turning out to be more about “no we won’t.”… The world feels like a dangerous place when leaders are seen to lack certitude but the only thing President Obama seems decisive about is his indecision. What should the US do about Libya? What should the US do about the Middle East in general? What about the country’s crippling debts? What is the US going to do about Afghanistan, about Iran? What is President Obama doing about anything? The most alarming answer – your guess is as good as mine – is also, frankly, the most accurate one…. What is the White House view on the alarming prospect of the unrest spreading to Saudi Arabia itself?’ (end of excerpt)

These opinions of a weak Obama are everywhere…

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