I saw a man frustrated with inflated egos. I saw a man sick and tired of playground politics. I saw a man weaken by division. I saw a man mildly confident. I saw a man borderline pompous. I saw President Obama as a man with testicular fortitude. I was surprised considering up until the State of the Union he has been meek. Carefully gentle with his approach towards the Republican Party. And, while I wanted our President to grow some balls I was a bit put off by his sharp sarcasm and narcissistic facial impressions: as if he was shaking his head and whispering an arrogant laced comment to Reverend Wright about a man he believes is an idiot. Not similar in content, but like the elitist facial expression Bill Clinton made as he tried to get Ted Kennedy to support Hilary’s presidential bid: “A few years ago, he (Obama) would have been getting us coffee.” –Bill Clinton
My Fear Realized:
President Barack Obama has become Washington
It is PERFECTLY obvious that he means well and that he loves his country. A true Patriot! The man cares…that’s written all over his aged face. It is ingrained in his legislative policy and his former community activism. But, on January 27, 2010 from 9:00PM to 10:00PM it was confirmed that President Barack Obama has fully embraced partisanship.
Whoever wrote the address deepen the hole for America. Obama followed-up with the delivery of a speech that will be remembered as deliberately divisive and patronizingly scolding.
When I was a kid my mother told me to solve conflict with the opposite of what was causing the conflict. That’s what I was taught – and it worked in most cases. I guess Obama is all trying out. Done with political friendliness. Like I was when the school yard bully pushed me to the limit. I kicked him in the balls…like my momma told me told me too after she was burned out with my whining!
Barack Obama became my man on the 27th. He kicked the ‘seated’ Republicans in the teeth! Consequently, he satisfied his fickle supporters with that kick. As the dust settles it is painfully obvious that he did nothing different for the American people with his new approach.
Change and Hope may be lost if the President has truly become Washington. I am hoping he was bluffing…well, just a little.
Written by Brian E. Payne. Inspired by Barack Obama’s angry smirks.