Disaster fatigue

By Tom Quiner

Quick, name the top three scandals of the Obama administration.

Let’s face it, it’s tough. They keep coming at us at a fast and furious pace. It’s hard to keep up. Here’s a partial list:

1. ATF Fast & Furious scheme.

2. IRS targets Obama enemies.

3. IRS e-mails vanish.

4. Benghazi.

5. Justice Department snoops into AP phone calls.

6. Rosengate. (Justice Department threatens Fox News reporter with lawsuit.)

7. Solyndra.

8. If you like your current policy, you can keep it.

How many more have I left out? This doesn’t even take into account a relentless stream of failed domestic and foreign policies.

It’s gotten so bad for Mr. Obama that even liberal darling, Maureen Dowd, who writes for the liberal New York Times, has taken to bashing the Obama presidency, characterizing him as “The One:”

“So The One who got elected as the most exciting politician in American history is The One from whom we must never again expect excitement?

Do White House officials fear that Fox News could somehow get worse to them?

Sure, the president has enemies. Sure, there are racists out there. Sure, he’s going to get criticized for politicizing something. But as F.D.R. said of his moneyed foes, “I welcome their hatred.”

Why should the president neutralize himself? Why doesn’t he do something bold and thrilling? Get his hands dirty? Stop going to Beverly Hills to raise money and go to St. Louis to raise consciousness? Talk to someone besides Valerie Jarrett?

The Constitution was premised on a system full of factions and polarization. If you’re a fastidious pol who deigns to heal and deal only in a holistic, romantic, unified utopia, the Oval Office is the wrong job for you. The sad part is that this is an ugly, confusing and frightening time at home and abroad, and the country needs its president to illuminate and lead, not sink into some petulant expression of his aloofness, where he regards himself as a party of his own and a victim of petty, needy, bickering egomaniacs.

Once Obama thought his isolation was splendid. But it turned out to be unsplendid.

Conservative commentator, Bill Whittle, comes on strong in the video above by describing the American people as victims of ‘disaster fatigue.’ The revulsion conservatives feel toward Mr. Obama has been exacerbated by the drooling adulation from his sycophants on the Left who at one time hung on his every word as the Gospel according to Barack.

Now, even they are straying from the fold, as exhibited by Ms. Dowd’s indictment of the Obama presidency. The Kool-Aid doesn’t taste so good anymore.



1 Comment

  1. Shawn Pavlik on August 20, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Sebelius solicited “donations” from companies that she would regulate as HHS secretary.
    I think the VA “waiting lists” is among one of the bigger scandals, given people died.
    Attacked Libya without congressional approval.
    Obamacare website fiasco – wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on a crappy website.
    Drone attacks on possible American citizens, without due process.

    But, yeah, we could keep going, couldn’t we, Tom.

    I think Jimmy Carter is smiling. He is no longer the worst president in US history.