The Nature of Obama

By: Brooks A. Mick

I have oscillated rather violently, like a manic pendulum, between considering Obama is a rabid ideologue who chooses the wrong course simply because he lacks real-world experience and goes with ivory-tower Marxist book-learning, or considering him to be a malevolent Cloward-Piven political terrorist deliberately bent upon ruining the economy of the United States of America and destroying much of our power in the world. (I apologize for that overly long sentence!)

But just today a new explanation for his actions struck me.

We have all watched celebrities–rock stars, actors and actresses, athletes–who come into a lot of money suddenly and do not know what to do with it. They go for big homes, big cars, and in the case of Michael Jackson, personal amusement parks and zoos. And we’ve seen lottery winners who pick the winning six numbers and suddenly are handed millions of dollars. They go on lavish vacations, they hand out bushels of money to friends, they buy fancy cars, and within a few years, they are broke again. One study showed that 80% of the lottery winners in this country file bankruptcy inside five years.

And it struck me: He won the presidential lottery and he doesn’t know what to do with it. He squanders bushels of money on his “relatives,” the unions and campaign supporters and others. Not his money, of course–our money. He goes on lavish vacation after vacation. He holds parties and balls in his big new mansion and invites in celebrities with which to rub elbows. It is precisely what the unsophisticated guy who’s living in a trailer park would do if he suddenly won the lottery.

Bill Clinton was once called the first black president. Obama is the first redneck lottery winner in the office!

(None of the above was meant to slight rednecks or folks who live in trailer parks.)

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