One of the founders of this very blog mentioned a speech by a certain Barack Obama and how she was impressed by it.
I checked it out. That speech was called 'The Audacity of Hope'.
I started reading the transcript.
After 30 seconds I had enough.
And I had basically made up my mind about Barack Obama. I haven't had to change it ever since.
I completely and utterly failed to see what was so great about him or his 'message'.
This feeling was so crystal-clear to me that I was sure he stood no chance in US politics.
But three years later, in early 2007, when I realized how much his campaign was gaining momentum, I warned against the possibility of this slick, unreliabe poseur becoming President of the United States.
Below is a screenshot from my post, dated February 13, 2007. Ten years ago:
Unfortunately, the impossible happened. In 2008, that same Barack Obama was elected POTUS. It was the beginning of an eight year long nightmare.
We are 2017 now, and much has changed for the worse. How hollow, dishonest and ludicrous do the soundbites of this crook now sound. Do you remember this one, from the Democrat primaries in 2008:
“Generations from now, we will be able to tell our children that this was the moment. . . that the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”
Let's hope that the video proving he did utter this insane statement stays up for a loooong time:
What an immense fool. And how about this? From a campaign event in July 2008:
“The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion dollars for the first 42 presidents -- number 43 added $4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back -- $30,000 for every man, woman and child.”
Said the guy who singlehandedly DOUBLED the national debt! It now stands at 19.7 trillion, how unpatriotic is that?? Here's hoping too that the following video won't disappear soon either:
Anyway, America's now got a chance to put things right again. It's clear that, while the new Trump Administration brings real hope in spades, the challenges it faces are enormous. Also, Americans should keep harboring a degree of weariness re Donald Trump. Because despite his almost unbroken string of personal successes and endeavors throughout his life, a magician he is not. And a messiah either. While I am glad beyond belief that on November 8, 2016 the US dodged a bullet - an artillery shell might be a better description - in not electing Clinton, the Trump Administration just might introduce policies that would raise the eyebrows of even the staunchest The Donald supporter. I am now thinking of nepotism e.g.. And after all Mr Trump's heavy talking about restricting imports, I am thinking too of the disastrous effects of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930, also brought about by Republicans.
However, I remain fairly optimistic as to the chances that 2017 will bring about real change for the good for the US AND for the world. The very fact that the media hate Mr Trump so much, and will scrutinize his every step with a magnifying glass, will by itself act as a safeguard against the unhealthy practice of concentrating too much power in the hands of relatives.
Also, Mr Trump being after all a very successful businessman, I cannot imagine that he would keep pursuing policies which after time would reveal themselves to harm the interests of his country, and by extension those of the Free World.
So indeed, tomorrow, Friday the 19th, 2017, might just be the start of a new, better era.
Today was the usurper and impostor's last day in the White House. It is good and just that he has been booted out. I would very much have liked that he was booted out four years ago, but alas. I would have liked even better that he never made it into that grand old building, the very symbol of values Obama, in fact, loathed. In his last days in power, this vile man has frantically tried to inflict even further damage to the country he was supposed to serve. He knocked off the American taxpayer another 500 million dollar to shore up the ludicrous 'Green Climate Fund', a pet project concocted at a warmist summit in Paris in 2015, which foolishly "aims to keep global warming “well below” 2C and aspires to keep warming to 1.5C".
On 19 January 2009, President George W Bush commuted the sentences of José Alonso Compeán and Ignacio Ramos, US Border Patrol agents who had been convicted of shooting and injuring drug trafficker Osvaldo Aldrete Dávila, who was caught with 400 kilograms of drugs. By contrast, Barack Obama released... Oscar Lopez Rivera, an FALN communist terrorist who in 1981 was convicted of planting 130+ bombs in American cities which killed 5 Americans and injured several others. And as a final FUCK YOU to the US, he also released ten Guantanamo terrorists, of which at least 9 remain committed to harm America, its armed forces, and its citizens.
It is therefore good and just that we say goodbye to this Loathsome Creature, as Nigel Farage described Obama so aptly, with the same words once uttered by a man I actually do not hold in high regard at all, Oliver Cromwell, but they just happen to be words which are nevertheless extremely fitting:
I'm always reluctant to use the name of the Creator lightly. But I somehow feel that this time, on this occasion, it's OK.