As Republican presidential candidates file in and out of contention and Americans wait to see the final line-up of GOP contenders for 2012, Barack Obama stands in the left’s corner alone. The question is: just how alone is the Democratic Party’s golden politician from 2008, the man Oprah Winfrey called “The One.”
Traditional wisdom in the politics game is that anything can happen and that a year’s worth of happenings can transpire in a week in the wacky world of Washington. While this is true, there is also a time-tested wisdom that some losers are just so obvious that even their loving mothers quietly bet on the other side. Barack Obama will be such a loser; in fact, Obama’s defeat will be so widely one-sided as to make John McCain’s loss in 2008 seem like a squeaker.
The typical mindset in the political game is to maximize voter output by projecting to the public that all races will be close ones, that every vote is required to win, and that the opposition is just as close to victory as those on the side of the angels. There are strategic reasons for this method of thinking that I would not obstruct, but I would also say that there are even more practical reasons to say that Barack Obama and his reign over America do not fall within the normal parameters of American history.
In short, the president has created an environment in which his removal from office is now a requirement for the survival of the country. The destructive deeds of Obama’s presidency have become almost mythical and without some chronicling there is little way to see the bigger picture of the president’s own personal political destruction. read more »