Barack Obama is shallow and frequently confused
Obama is frequently out of his depth. He is confused and is best advised to not address matters theological. Indeed, he is equally well advised to not address anything that is the least bit complicated. His efforts to save Islam by slamming Christianity show this for all to see. At least change is on its way
One thing that struck me about Obama's now infamous prayer breakfast speech, in which he sought to combat "Islamophobia" by pointing to Christianity's own sins, was that he need not have gone back into medieval history to find examples of Christian atrocities against mankind.
The Germans did it, the Russians did it, the French did it, the Croats did it, and the list goes on well into the tribal manifestations of European nations, not to mention what our pioneers did to the native Americans.
My point here is why bother? Misanthropy prevails in the history of mankind and is committed sooner or later by just about everyone. So what's new? Civilization is about two minutes thick when measured in the time it takes for a torturer to reduce a victim to an animal state.
Obama is frequently out of his depth. He is confused and is best advised to not address matters theological at all. Indeed, he is equally well advised to not address anything that is the least bit complicated.
His own words are enough to have condemned him on several occasions and it is perhaps overly kind to simply write these issues off as wishful thinking on his part.
The American political scene is on hold until a new president is elected. And even then, it may remain on hold should the current forerunner, Democrat Hillary Clinton, become our Potus. The next year and a half will be a difficult period.
Obama will do everything in his power to round out his legacy with monumental efforts to make or rewrite history in his favor. This effort will be directed toward social welfare legislation, immigration reform sympathetic to Hispanics and the normalization of relations with certain discredited nations.
He will not tackle tax reform, education, agriculture and trade because he is unable to resolve them in a manner consistent with his own liberal mind set. He will use Presidential Decrees to establish and hopefully enforce his legacy. He will encounter adversity in Congress, in the conservative media and in the courts.
For their part, Obama and Hillary's political adversaries will most likely continue to rant and rave while unsuccessfully addressing the serious rifts in the Republican Party. There is a long list of candidates willing to contest the Republican primaries. The list ranges from RINOS (Republicans in Name Only) to establishment moderates, and on to the extreme right wing.
At present, forerunners are Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker who is to the right of center, anti-union and pro-life.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is also out front. He represents the soft side of Republicanism and is often cited as too liberal for the party. His Mexican born wife, Columba, will attract Hispanics as will Jeb's sympathetic view toward border and immigration issues. One big question is will he suffer at the polls from "Bush fatigue".
Marco Rubio is also towards the head of the pack with his cultured style, articulate ways and possessing the vigor of youth. He is to the right of Jeb and to the left of Scott. One factor about Marco is his largely single issue posture. As a descendant of Cuban immigrants, he is resolved to fight the recognition of Castro's Cuba.
Were the primaries to be held today, also-rans would include Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, former Gov. of Texas Rick Perry, former Senator Rick Santorum, and former Gov. of Arkansas Mike Huckabee, Senators Ted Cruz from Texas and Lindsey Graham from South Carolina and several others.
The institutionalized ripping apart of these candidates in the debates and speeches leading up to the primaries will contribute significantly to the gaiety of nations. Tune in for a revealing and no-holds-barred show.
Wear protective gear, as much mud will be slung.
Robin Mitchinson is a Contributing Editor to The Commentator. A former barrister, living in the Isle of Man, he is an international public management specialist with almost two decades of experience in institutional development, decentralisation and democratisation processes. He has advised governments and major international institutions across the world
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