Saturday, August 14, 2010

Obama not the problem, but the symptom?

I received the following missive today from somewhere in cyberspace, a quotation from somebody allegedly in the Czech Republic who suggests, not in so many words, that the greatest threat to the future of America is that a democracy is only as good as its people:
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."


I am not Spartacus said...

Thanks to the establishment, the American voter rarely has a choice of consequence.

A Buchanan or a Paul is thoroughly trashed by the Media and so we end up having a "choice" twixt Bush or Gore or Obama or McCain.

ALL of them are crappy collectivists.

If there is anyone out there who thinks the establishment will allow a politician to be peacefully elected who can dismantle their power and control, they ought click here...

"The Crashmaker" has a novel solution but it ain't ever gonna happen in America.

Give the credit for Obama to the establishment and stop blaming the victim - the voter.

Anon said...

Time for a Benevolent Monarchy.

RobKPhD said...

I think the analysis is dead on.

Anonymous said...

This must be why some people say the truth can be humorous or make you feel uncomfortable.
God bless,

Anonymous said...

Precisely true. America elected this man - little experience, soaked in illiberal leftism. America deserves everything it gets from him.

Lutheran said...

True, True. And it because of these convenient idiots that the movement to abolish the electoral college remains afoot and is gaining ground.

In the last month, Massachusetts ditched its system. Why? Because its new pseudo-college now adheres to the masses of ALL states, not its own. Say Obama wins all of New England and miraculously loses Massachusetts--now its new college will follow NOT the voters of that single state which they are supposed to represent, but the throngs of morons in the region. They therefore cast their votes, in the name of the people, for Obama. The rights of the voters of Massachusetts are void.

Another reason the Left ditches the college is that without it, the Leftists need not even campaign in population-small states. They only need to win over the hearts and minds of the cities. As most Americans live in cities of strategic political importance to the Left, why should the ruling class give a damn about those peasants picking crops or raising livestock? These people can be rolled once that right of government is self-imposed.

It's good to be the king.

Or is it? God makes kings. He has also established laws. And as a king supposes otherwise and supposes the laws of man to supersede God’s laws, he is brought down.

Ralph Roister-Doister said...

You start talking about a corrupted American people and a depraved American electorate and you get the same kind of jeers and eyerolling from pundits, cultural arbiters, neighbors and coworkers as Catholic traditionalists get from priests, EWTN protCath talking heads, naive NeoCaths who equate tradition with what the guys in charge NOW say, and the boob in the pew with his palms up, priest-aping, "What me worry", Alfred E Newman posture of prayerfulness, when they dare to comment on the competence of the ecclesiastical leadership of the past several decades. There is a strange "seamless" garment here, in which the evolutionary contours of the American Constitution into a "privileges and entitlements for EVERYBODY!" "living" document, and those of the Catholic Church, whose most recent council has sought to redesign the CAtholic Church on the model of the American Edsel, blend together to produce a lazy, corrupt, effete and and cud-chewingly ignorant citizenry/"faith community".

Dark Horse said...

"... Alfred E Newman posture of prayerfulness ..."

Heh, heh, heh, heh ... Cool. Heh, heh, heh.

Dark Horse said...


What's the "establishment" without willing victims (a.k.a. consumers)?

Confitebor said...

It's been said that a people gets the leaders, or the government, that it deserves.

Charles said...

Most Americans do not believe in politics in the sense that they do not look to government to solve their personal problems. So we do not pay attention. This attitude is a luxury that we can no longer afford.

The Constitution is designed to protect the people from venal fools in high office by hamstringing government. Well, Pelosi asks rhetorically "are you kidding?" in response to questions about the constitutionality of Obamacare. For her, our Constitution is no longer about limited government. The American people have to wake up to the fact that a government of the present size and scope is incompatible with part-time democracy. We will either drastically reduce its scope or we will become political 24/7 like the "professional left."

Anonymous said...

I'lll double check the quote, but Clemenceau said (in paraphrase):

America is the only country in history to go from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.



Lutheran said...

Unfortunately Clemenceau was an ass and his thoughts never emerged from his plate of foie gras--as neither did many of his mustache hairs. Today we might recognize him as a ye olde timey blowhard.

He spoke so well of France's soldiers, no doubt encouraging them to take the line at every point while being either unaware of or incredulous of raining artillery, machine guns, or poison gas. And after each engagement, there he was yet again with NEW soldiers telling them that he'd stand right behind THEM in their hour of need--many miles behind them.

He was a typical politican and enthusiastic attention-seeker maintaining little understanding in the world even immediately about him. His ideas ranged from total war theory/practice on the warfront (unfeasible at best--rejected by Kitchener from the start) to dividing Europe along nationalistic claims (not always realities) to money grubbing at Versailles which indecent in itself also displayed further departure with reality.

He was the image to last a century to the present. The politican managing a war from the top down.

Anonymous said...

The decrepit McCain and the witless Palin are the leaders America truly deserves.

Anonymous said...


Blowhard or not, was his analysis wrong?