Perfect Obama & Unworthy Americans

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Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

Was the last President better than unworthy Americans deserve? Progressives seem to think so.

Reading this major national editorial, I wanted to believe that it was critiquing Obama for viewing his electorate as unworthy Americans. But no, it actually seems to portray Barack Obama as a perfect parent and Trump-voting Americans as rebellious children who don’t know what’s good for them.

This certainly seems like the Liberal mindset, so I suppose we should be thankful that they own up to it.

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd writes: “Obama — Just Too Good for Us.

It was a moment of peak Spock.

Hours after the globe-rattling election of a man whom Barack Obama has total disdain for, a toon who would take a chain saw to the former president’s legacy on policy and decency, Obama sent a message to his adviser Ben Rhodes: “There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on the earth.”

Perhaps Obama should have used a different line with a celestial theme by Shakespeare: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”

As president, Obama always found us wanting. We were constantly disappointing him. He would tell us the right thing to do and then sigh and purse his lips when his instructions were not followed.

Shortly after Donald Trump was elected, Rhodes writes in his new book, “The World as It Is,” Obama asked his aides, “What if we were wrong?”

But in his next breath, the president made it clear that what he meant was: What if we were wrong in being so right? What if we were too good for these people?

“Maybe we pushed too far,” the president continued. “Maybe people just want to fall back into their tribe.”

So really, he’s not acknowledging any flaws but simply wondering if we were even more benighted than he thought. He’s saying that, sadly, we were not enlightened enough for the momentous changes wrought by the smartest people in the world — or even evolved enough for the first African-American president.

“Sometimes I wonder whether I was 10 or 20 years too early,” Obama mused to aides.

We just weren’t ready for his amazing awesomeness.

It is stunning to me […] that he does not understand his own historic rise to power, how he defied impossible odds and gracefully leapt over obstacles.

Dowd seems to offer one criticism of Obama, that he pushed Biden aside in favor of Clinton:

Read the entire column.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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