Thursday, June 24, 2010


The following is an interesting article written by Dr. Geoffrey P. Hunt.
Dr. Hunt is a social and cultural anthropologist. He has had nearly 30 years experience in planning, conducting, and managing research in the field of youth studies, and drug and alcohol research. Currently Dr. Hunt is a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Scientific Analysis and the Principal Investigator on three National Institutes of Health projects.


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.

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.

___Geoffery Hunt

"The trouble with Socialism is, sooner or later you run out of other people's money."

— Margaret Thatcher

"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."

— Black Ink

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Contemporaneous with Obama's ill thought out ban on deep water offshore drilling in American waters and in conjunction with a moratorium on the issuance of ALL new offshore drilling permits in US waters; his administration has provided a $2 billion "loan" to Petrobas in Brazil to drill in their MUCH DEEPER offshore waters(14,000 ft there vs. 5,000 ft here).

George Soros, a billionaire with close financial ties to the Obama campaign and "presidency", is also closely affiliated with Petrobas.
The exclusive Brazil-China oil deal from this offshore formation is quite cozy and will reap huge profits for George Soros.
So is Obama's "hope and change" based on an unprecedented level of covert corruption as evidenced by his ACTIONS or on transparency based on his rhetoric?!

It is obvious to anyone not living in a cave that his O'ness makes George W. Bush look like a competent saint!

The owners/operators of the banned rigs cannot and will not allow them to go idle. These rigs will be leased to other countries to produce oil, jobs and infrastructure for foreign economies.
The economic impact to America will be devastating.
The local jobs and economic clout will PERMANENTLY go away!

Rio De Janeiro will replace Houston as the world's oil and gas capital.

When gas soars to $7.00/gallon in ~18 months, Obama will no doubt blame Big Oil for HIS miscalculations; but the real jump in gas prices at the pump will be a consequence of a huge expected Federal "Green Tax" imposed by Obama to curb carbon emissions while padding the pockets of his investors and funding his overburdened socialistic agenda.

A consumption tax (V.A.T.), Green Tax, healthcare tax, etc. may not be raising taxes in the Obama world but in the real world the responsible working class is going to be hammered hard by skyrocketing new Federal tax burdens.

So how will the U.S. economy fare when business after business is regulated into bankruptsy or opts to outsource to foriegn safe havens while American jobs are slashed and Federal taxes, fees and fines are put into turbo drive??????

How can Obama get away with this scheme without first doing a socioeconomic impact analysis on a Federal action as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)?

The Federal Judge in New Orleans was correct to overturn this arbitrary capricious powers grab by Obama as he usurped the laws of this land.......pathetically we will stand down as a beaten nation when the Obama Brownshirts quash the Judicial oversight recently imposed.