Anatomy of a Failed Presidency~ Geoffrey P. Hunt

Subject: Another Failed Presidency

An article from American Thinker by Geoffrey P. Hunt

Barack Obama is on track to have the most spectacularly failed presidency since Woodrow Wilson. In the modern era, we’ve seen several failed presidencies–led by Jimmy Carter and LBJ. Failed presidents have one strong common trait– they are repudiated, in the vernacular, spat out. Of course, LBJ wisely took the exit ramp early, avoiding a shove into oncoming traffic by his own party. Richard Nixon indeed resigned in disgrace, yet his reputation as a statesman has been partially restored by his triumphant overture to China 20.

But, Barack Obama is failing. Failing big. Failing fast. And failing everywhere: foreign policy, domestic initiatives, and most importantly, in forging connections with the American people. The incomparable Dorothy Rabinowitz in the Wall Street Journal put her finger on it: He is failing because he has no understanding of the American people, and may indeed loathe them. Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard says he is failing because he has lost control of his message, and is overexposed. Clarice Feldman of American Thinker produced a dispositive commentary showing that Obama is failing because fundamentally he is neither smart nor articulate; his intellectual dishonesty is conspicuous by its audacity and lack of shame.

But, there is something more seriously wrong: How could a new president riding in on a wave of unprecedented promise and goodwill have forfeited his tenure and become a lame duck in six months? His poll ratings are in free fall. In generic balloting, the Republicans have now seized a five point advantage. This truly is unbelievable. What’s going on?

No narrative. Obama doesn’t have a narrative. No, not a narrative about himself. He has a self-narrative, much of it fabricated, cleverly disguised or written by someone else. But this self-narrative is isolated and doesn’t connect with us. He doesn’t have an American narrative that draws upon the rest of us. All successful presidents have a narrative about the American character that intersects with their own where they display a command of history and reveal an authenticity at the core of their personality that resonates in a positive endearing way with the majority of Americans. We admire those presidents whose narratives not only touch our own, but who seem stronger, wiser, and smarter than we are. Presidents we admire are aspirational peers, even those whose politics don’t align exactly with our own: Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Harry Truman, Ike, and Reagan.

But not this president. It’s not so much that he’s a phony, knows nothing about economics, and is historically illiterate and woefully small minded for the size of the task–all contributory of course. It’s that he’s not one of us. And whatever he is, his profile is fuzzy and devoid of content, like a cardboard cutout made from delaminated corrugated paper. Moreover, he doesn’t command our respect and is unable to appeal to our own common sense. His notions of right and wrong are repugnant and how things work just don’t add up. They are not existential. His descriptions of the world we live in don’t make sense and don’t correspond with our experience.

In the meantime, while we’ve been struggling to take a measurement of this man, he’s dissed just about every one of us–financiers, energy producers, banks, insurance executives, police officers, doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, post office workers, and anybody else who has a non-green job. Expect Obama to lament at his last press conference in 2012: “For those of you I offended, I apologize. For those of you who were not offended, you just didn’t give me enough time; if only I’d had a second term, I could have offended you too.”

Mercifully, the Founders at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 devised a useful remedy for such a desperate state–staggered terms for both houses of the legislature and the executive. An equally abominable Congress can get voted out next year. With a new Congress, there’s always hope of legislative gridlock until we vote for president again two short years after that.

Yes, small presidents do fail, Barack Obama among them. The coyotes howl but the wagon train keeps rolling along.

Margaret Thatcher: “The trouble with Socialism is, sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.”

“When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.” – James Dale Davidson, National Taxpayers Union

“The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.” – Tacitus “

A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn’t own.” – Unknown

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17 responses to “Anatomy of a Failed Presidency~ Geoffrey P. Hunt

  • Marlo

    Dr. Hunts article hits the nail on the head. I have never in my 67 yrs of life seen such a disgrace of a president. He is totally out of touch with reality and the needs of the American people along with his so called heads of Congress.

  • BenDereDunDat

    Dr. Hunt is obviously an academic blithering idiot who can barely conceal his streak of bigotry! It’s Right-wing zealots like Hunt who are attempting to kidnap the Republican Party, much to the detriment of our beloved Nation that is in such dire need of a strong and viable two-party system. The lock-step fringies who spread idiocy such as Hunt’s are merely speeding up the process of killing off what used to be a rightly proud party of logical thought and action. May the Republican Party rest in peace and may its killers receive the acknowledgement and shame they deserve.

  • KMDay

    Intersting BeDer……….

    Is he an academic blithering idiot because he lacks intelligence or because he refuses to concede to the bull sh*t ideological belief of political correctness?

    Obama in fact does NOT get the American people and pointing out the obvious does not make one a bigot nor a racist [just putting this in there given the fact that any disagreement with Obama gets one labeled a racist].

    Ponder this for a moment-if he was truly concerned about the “46 million” [inflated # line no ones business] unisured who may go further into debt or lose their lives, then why force Congress to hash out covering abortion and illegal aliens?

    I mean, for all intent purposes because logic begs for this, wouldn’t you cover AMERICAN citizens ASAP if you feared they would go bankrupt or die?

    Shouldn’t the illegal be sent back to THEIR country for THEIR government to insure then?

    Why on earth would you sit on a bill that would help 46 million people because you cannot mandate killing unborn babies?

    God that is so stupid! Again-he does not get it!!

  • BenDereDunDat

    I sincerely apologize for calling Hunt both “Dr.” and “an ‘academic’ blithering idiot”. He is neither a Dr., nor an academic, but instead merely a plain, run-of-the-mill, ordinary Right-wing idiot. After reading this article, I took a look at the wrongfully alleged “Dr.” Hunt’s wrongfully-alleged affiliation with the Institute for Scientific Analysis at the ISA website:

    http://www.scientificanalysis.org/huntbio.html

    The ISA website states that the Institute for Scientific Analysis disavows any connection between their “Dr.” Hunt and the “Mr.” Hunt who concocted this idiotic drivel. Their website specifically states:

    “As of October 2009, the Institute has received several inquires regarding an August 31, 2009 article in the American Thinker. Mr. Geoffrey P. Hunt (the actual author of the article), as far as we can ascertain, is an executive in the electronics industry and a regular contributor to the American Thinker. His work has been attributed to Geoffrey P. Hunt, PhD, Senior Scientist at ISA. Please note Dr. Hunt has never written anything for the American Thinker and would appreciate any help in rectifying this case of mistaken authorship / identity.”

    Accordingly, (as is often the case in dissertations emanating from the Right-wing fringe), someone’s idiotic crap is falsely given some air of authenticity by means of intentional deception. I’m rather disappointed that Specfriggintacular’s Blog is promulgating someone’s intentionally false information without confirming the veracity of what is contained therein.

  • specfriggintacular

    BenDer…..Other than taking down the PhD information, it does not change the contents of the article, which as offensive as they may be to you does not make his opinions any less than yours.

    Obama is a failure, not because some wish that he fails but because he was setup to fail. Some idiot told him he could run for President with ZERO experience and minimal knowledge. In the process, he serves as nothing more than a puppet whose strings are being pulled by deranged idiots like Emanuel, Pelosi, Jones, Dunn, Browner, Sunstein, Holdren…and the list goes on.

    Obama has not one thought or idea of his own, he is a controlled inexperienced fool. I dare not blame him, but of course we are left with not choice considering he refuses to be a man, grow a set and make decisions of his own. I would have more respect for him if he did this even if his actions went against what I believe in or am in favor for.

  • BenDereDunDat

    specfriggintacular –

    Hey there Sunshine –

    From all evidence, you, and the above-quoted Mr. (not Dr.) Geoffrey P. Hunt, Dorothy Rabinowitz, Fred Barnes, Clarice Feldman, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, the Murdoch-paid “talking head/whores” at the Faux Noise Channel and all of your fellow Right-wing extremist ilk have one thing in common:

    You each subscribe to the demented philosophy of Adolph Hitler’s propaganda minister, Joeseph Goebbels, who proclaimed,

    “IF YOU TELL A LIE BIG ENOUGH AND KEEP REPEATING IT, PEOPLE WILL EVENTUALLY COME TO BELIEVE IT.”

    Repeat after me the Right-wing extremists’ Mantra . . . “Obama’s a failure, Obama’s a failure, ooooohhhhhhmmmmm”

    Rots-a-Ruck there Chico!!

    Granted, the American society has way too many gullible fools and “Right-wing Sheeple” who have been duped into believing they are merely “doing the Lord’s work” by attempting to bring Obama down, but your efforts are strictly for the benefit of the Fat-Cats pulling your strings from behind the curtains.

    DANCE for the Fat-cats Sheeple boy!! DANCE!!

    The Mega-Health Industry Fat-Cats love you for your efforts!! I certainly hope you’re getting your fair share of the $1.4 Million they’re spending each and every day to convince you to DANCE!!

    Thank Goodness there Sunshine, it is inevitable that History will prove what gullible dupes you and your ilk actually are!!

    DANCE real good now!!! DANCE!!! Rupert’s watching you!! DANCE pretty!!!

    XOXOXO
    BenDereDunDat

  • KMDay

    Interesting YOU bring up HITLER……If I recall history correctly; Hitler’s objective was something along the lines of ETHNIC cleansing, yes? If that is the case, maybe you can explain to me why the “left-wing terrorist”, or would it be more appropriate to call you “left-wing Hitler’s” deem is necessary to force abortion onto the rest of society knowing full well that the vast majority of abortions are performed on blacks and Hispanics, as they relate to their population as a whole. The black population, by theory should be a lot larger than it is now, gee wonder why it is not.

    Maybe we can ask your good ol’ psycho nut bag Czar Cas Sunstien or Holdren who believes in sterilizing drinking water and women in order to control population. Sound familiar, kind of like Hitler sterilizing men by sticking glass rods up their you-know-what so that they could not procreate while living in immense pain?

    Next, maybe you can explain to me why it is that you “left-wing loons” deem it necessary to force welfare upon society knowing full well that the vast majority of those on welfare are blacks and Hispanics. Keep them poor and they will keep begging for more, which then means they will keep voting for the ill-educated idiots in Congress who keep them down by keeping them in poverty?

    Okay…..I see your logic, which is idiocy at its finest!

    As for Limbaugh and Beck-you people are real rich. They are opinionated commentators, nothing more. Neither has run for any type of office and neither will. If we were to take every person from both sides of the isle who are a tad or overly extreme and use them to label each party, then I suppose we can go ahead and throw in Major Hassan as a left wing terrorist, right along with the 5 terrorist that your Messiah deems necessary to put on stage in NYC. Thrown in the loons from ELF, ALF etc..etc…and you have a massive mixture of home grown terrorist!

    The only puppet with strings is Obama sweetheart, nice try though.

  • BenDereDunDat

    Hey KMDay –
    Sweetheart/Darlin’

    I have to get on the road to visit my Grandson in Georgia – otherwise I’d have lots of fun taking the time to dissect each of the distortions, half-truths and outright lunatic lies you’ve espoused above.

    Suffice it to say – History will eventually expose the current crop of Right-wing Whackos for what they are – a minor percentage of the standard Population Bell Distribution Curve that feeds off each other’s idiocy and conspiracy theories – but makes more noise than a spoiled 4 year-old brat.

    Once more with FEELING now – repeat after me the Right-wing nut-job’s Mantra . . . “Obama’s a failure, Obama’s a failure, ooooohhhhhhmmmmm”

    Rots-a-Ruck in all your mispent endeavors there Chico!!

    Sorry – Gotta get on the road.

    XOXOXO
    BenDereDunDat

    P.S. Before I go – I heard Glenn Beck’s expose’ last week that finally reveals to all the American public that under Obama’s instructions, Homeland Security has been compiling their list of names to gather up for the FEMA Concentration Camps DIRECTLY off the e-mail Contact Lists of all the Respondants to Right-wing Blogs such as this one!!! You’d better send all your Right-wing Buddies on your e-mail Contact list a “heads-up” to go ahead and pack a toothbrush and an extra pair of skivvies. Obama’s Blackshirts will be knocking on their door in the middle of any given night real soon now!!!

  • WOW!

    You too really are lovers the way you argue. Here is the point. There has been no recovery, (other than which happened naturally) to the economy. There have been no jobs created with this stimulus package and we are going further and further in debt and will continue to do so with this rediculous health care plan. WE NEED JOBS…that will give us health care. Why aren’t we supporting our troops so they can get the hell out of the Middle East and end this war. (not to mention that is what he ran on) These ARE failures

  • KWalrus

    There really is a simple solution to fixing health care but Osama Obama and his leftist loons would never try it because

    1. It would work
    2. It would NOT give the feds more power to take over health care.

    Simple solution

    1. Cover sick people with pre-existing conditions. This could be by subsidizing individuals premiums to make them reasonable or by following the Cayman Islands in creating an insurer or last resort to cover people like me who have been turned down by insurers because I have a condition (diabetes). There only people who have been turned down by 2 insurance companies are eligible for coverage by the insurer of last resort.

    2. Provide health care only to legal residents.

    3. Allow insurers to sell policies across state lines.

    4. Disallow health care providers from charging different fees to different people. Why should I pay $100 for a procedure now that I don’t have insurance when the exact same procedure from the same provider cost only $37 with the insurance company negotiated rates. The least able to pay get to pay the most.

    5. Cap malpractice claims and set up a board for compensation when there are medical mistakes. Get rid of the ambulance chasing lawyers who provide nothing to society and actually are a drain on the medical system

    It doesn’t take 2000 pages of gibberish to fix health care, just common sense. The gibberish allows the crooks in congress to hide payoffs to their friends and family in hope nobody will notice.

    Back to topic. Proof of the basic thread is that Obama can’t speak without is teleprompter. Without it he has no clue what his puppeteers want him to say

  • Derrick

    Hey buddy where’s the update, don’t give up, you were doing great!

  • Suave

    In response to BenDereDunDat; I appreciate your comments. You liken Obama to Hitler when defending him….hmmm who is the one that lacks intellect now?
    Here is a quote from your favorite ruler Hitler.
    “Lucky for Rulers Men don’t think”
    It looks like you fit into that category my simple son!
    Obama was placed to destry America and prepare for war…if you don’t belive that comment ask Zibgnew Brezenski. Look him up. He created Al Queda and got lucky in the truimph over Russia with it in Afghanistan in the ultinate collapse of Russia. he is after China and Russia with teh USA dollar falling apart. It’s his last Hurrah before he kicks it…oh don’t forget his friend George Soros!

  • SUAVE

    In response to BenDereDunDat; I appreciate your comments. You liken Obama to Hitler when defending him….hmmm who is the one that lacks intellect now?
    Here is a quote from your favorite ruler Hitler.
    “Lucky for Rulers Men don’t think”
    It looks like you fit into that category my simple son!
    Obama was placed to destroy America and prepare for war…if you don’t believe that comment ask Zibgnew Brezenski. Look him up. He created Al Qaeda and got lucky in the triumph over Russia with it in Afghanistan in the ultimate collapse of Russia. he is after China and Russia with the USA dollar falling apart. It’s his last Hurrah before he kicks it…oh don’t forget his friend George Soros!

  • BenDereDunDat

    Hey Suave Ol’ Buddy –

    Are you off your meds again????

    Go put on your football helmet so you don’t hurt yourself!!!

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  • Robert De Roos

    Just another person (like G. PEE. Hunt) trying to cover for the extreme failure of Bush. Remember, it’s “MY PET GOAT.”
    Poor guy. [p.s.] gud luk!!

  • biber hapı

    Go put on your football helmet so you don’t hurt yourself!!!

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