The World According to Barrack – Why Obama believes he can’t be Wrong! (and we all know that he is)

By Herman Cain     (Rock me like a Herman Cain!)

President Obama says very strange things, especially for a guy who presumably wants very badly to be re-elected.

As if it weren’t enough that he last week went off on small business owners for having pride in their accomplishments, this week he actually told a rally audience in reference to the economy – with a straight face – “We tried our plan, and it worked.” 

It almost seems gratuitous to start citing all the numbers that obliterate this claim – the 8.2 percent unemployment, the anemic 1.5 percent GDP growth last quarter, the soaring federal deficit that will top $1 trillion yet again this year. It’s like when the head coach of a 1-15 NFL team tries to make the case that his team is really good. Why sit there and debate him? You just nod your head and think to yourself, “Whatever you say, Coach.”

Yet I think Obama demonstrates something important about himself, and about many politicians like him, when he makes such a claim. For certain people who are so deeply steeped in their ideology, their plan cannot conceivably have failed because their ideas are correct by definition. If they tried their plan and the economy is still awful, it must be because someone else came along and messed up their unassailable brilliance.

The stimulus didn’t produce enough economic growth? Republicans wouldn’t let them spend even more!

The deficit is still out of control? Republicans won’t let them raise taxes on the rich!

Unemployment is still way too high? Greedy businesses are hording cash and not hiring people!

Regulation is crushing business growth? Those horrible CEOs need to stop resisting the government’s wise rules and do what they’re told.

When you’re convinced from the start that your ideas are foolproof, and that any failure must be the result of sabotage, then you’re relieved of the burden of ever reassessing your ideas. They can’t possibly be the problem! They’re right!

Of course, in spite of the fact that Obama makes all of the above excuses, he does not acknowledge that overall failure has occurred. Remember, “It worked.” That’s what he said.

And this is the other side of the pathological equation. You and I look at the horrible numbers and say, “That sure doesn’t look like success to me.” All Obama has to do is claim the numbers would have been even worse without his policies. It’s absurd, but you can’t prove it’s untrue, so it’s good enough for him. He can point to the collapse of the mortgage market, the sharp decline in GDP that occurred during the fourth quarter of 2008 and the rapid collapse that was occurring when he took office – and then he can claim to have stemmed the tide.

When you point out that his is the weakest economic recovery in a century, he and his supporters claim that the so-called “Great Recession” was a unique and special event and that the usual rapid recovery we see after recessions should have not been expected in this case.

Of course, the Obama administration’s own predictions belie that claim. In 2009, they said they needed to pass the stimulus to keep unemployment from topping 8 percent. After the stimulus passed, it soared above 10 percent and still hasn’t fallen below 8 percent. Oops! They predicted economic growth this year would be 3 percent. Half way through the year, it’s less than 2 percent and it’s just about statistically impossible it will get anywhere near 3 percent. Never mind!

This is failure no matter how you cut it. But you can’t tell that to Obama and his economic team. They decided long ago that their ideas never fail and cannot fail. You picture Obama like the mad professor standing alone in his lab and looking befuddled because his latest concoction didn’t perform whatever magic function he was expecting: “No! It can’t be wrong! It has to work!”

That mad professor is going to try the same concoction again and again, convinced that he will get the result he wants – no matter how brutally the facts smack him in the face. And if re-elected, Obama will do the same. Even now, when he desperately needs to come up with something that will sell the voters on re-electing him, all he can come up with is more spending proposals and more class warfare. It’s the same stuff he’s been doing since he took office, and the rest of us can see that it hasn’t worked – but don’t tell that to the mad professor.

He is always right. The problem is the rest of you – you ungrateful business owners, you rascally Republicans, you dumb people who don’t really know how much worse it would have been without Obama’s steady hand at the wheel.

The rest of us sit there with jaws on the floor, thinking, “Did he really say that?” But it makes perfect sense to the pathological mad professor who is sadly alone in recognizing his own brilliance.

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8 responses to “The World According to Barrack – Why Obama believes he can’t be Wrong! (and we all know that he is)

  1. Too bad your guy is the world-class klutz, Mitt Romney. If only you had a better candidate to run against Obama. Instead you have the man of secret finances, hidden tax returns, at least two firm positions on every issue, Swiss bank accounts, corporate raiding for fun and profit and of course…his inimitable charm. Everywhere he goes, he commits some colossal gaffe and manages to offend someone or some nation. God forbid we get this empty suit…this pander bear in the White House.

    • Poor Robert. The one thing you need to know about Marist is that they shoot their supporters first. The more people like you we can find the longer the rest of us will survive.

      • Yeah, whatever that means. Your comment is indecipherable. By the way dweeb, I was on your team, fighting for your survival in Vietnam. Where you…riding a big wheel?

      • ok Robert …I agree …my comment was a little tough to read. I use voice dictation software for most of the things of any length that I write and if I don’t proof read everything before I post it then it often times turns out like that comment did. BTW, what was I doing during the Vietnam war? I am 26 Robert what do you think I was doing? lol …ok Here it is again:

        The dispositive difference between your empty suit and ours, is that our empty suit has a resume as long as your arm and it’s a resume filled with significant accomplishments establishing a track record of success stories at just about every level imaginable.
        Successful governor…
        Successful businessman… and entrepreneur;
        Cofounded Bain capital, one of the most important private equity firms on Wall Street …
        Successful father
        Successful husband
        Regardless of which category you want to rate him by …chances are he will have excelled beyond any of his peers.
        The reason that we know all of this about our empty suit is because we have been able to look at his high school, college, and graduate school grades.
        We have been able to read many of the things he is written over the years, and most importantly,
        We have been able to watch him with our own eyes and see the highly skilled way he saved the winter Olympics, saved Bain Capital when they were in trouble, and all of the jobs that he saved (when he was at Bain capital) , jobs that would have been lost due to gross mismanagement had he and Bain Capital not stepped in and restructured, recapitalized, and then regurgitated those companies.
        Go ahead and name one thing that Obama has ever done better than Romney…There is nothing!
        Your candidate on the other hand, is the King of sending American tax dollars offshore in his misguided attempt to prop up green energy at the expense of the American taxpayer.
        Misspending tax dollars doesn’t concern most Democrats because most Democrats don’t pay taxes.
        Your candidate has hidden anything with his name on it that was generated prior to becoming president…
        And then had the stones to run on a platform advocating and promising governmental transparency.
        We have never seen one of his grades,
        We have never seen his real birth certificate (yet he has gladly dished up two obvious forgeries)
        We don’t know who his close friends are, because they all keep winding up murdered (especially his close homosexual friends in Chi-Town)
        BTW … The joke in Chicago is that last year , Obama killed more homosexuals than AIDS

    • The dispositive difference between your empty and ours is that our empty suit has a resume as long as your arm and wine filled with significant accomplishments establishing a track record of success stories at just about every level imaginable successful governor successful businessman and entrepreneur cofounded Bain capital one of the most important private equity firms on Wall Street successful father successful husband regardless of what the category you want to rate him by chances are he will have excelled beyond any of his peers. The reason that we know all of this about our empty suit is because we have been able to look at his high school, college and graduate school, grades. We have been able to read many of the things he is written over the years, and most importantly, we have been able to watch him with our own eyes and see the highly skilled way he saved the winter Olympics, saved Bain capital when they were in trouble, and all of the jobs that he saved (when he was at Bain capital) , which would have all been lost due to gross mismanagement had he and Bain capital not stepped in and restructured recapitalized and then regurgitated those companies. Go ahead and name one thing that Obama has ever done better than Romney…There is nothing?

      Your candidate on the other hand, is the King of sending American tax dollars offshore in his misguided attempt to prop up green energy at the expense of the American taxpayer. This doesn’t concern most Democrats because most Democrats don’t pay taxes. Your candidate has hidden anything with his name on it that was generated prior to becoming president… And then had the stones to run on a platform for governmental transparency. We have never seen one of his grades, we have never seen his real birth certificate yet he has gladly dished up to obvious forgeries, we don’t know who his close friends are, because they all keep winding up murdered (especially his close homosexual friends… The joke in Chicago is that last year , Obama killed more homosexuals than AIDS )

      Robert …take a step back and notice that the bigger picture your talking points paint is one where achievement and accomplishment are no longer virtuous and being a freeloader off of the government is…Are you sure thats what you are really saying?

  2. B888

    god forbid we get 4 more years of the illegal usurper.

    if boehner has a pair, they’d throw every piece of legislation out

  3. Don

    Romney and Rice would make a winning team! So would Romney and Paul. Romney truly cares about people around him, he served as a Bishop and Stake President (ecclesiastical leaders over 1,000 and 10,000 people) and he spent many hours really talking to and counseling the common folks with important issues like strengthening their families and working through employment and issues of morality. He’s a good man. He will make the US proud if he gets the chance to serve as CiC. I don’t agree with him on half a dozen significant issues, but I trust him to tell the truth, even as his perception of what is true evolves.

    • My all time dream team for this election was Paul-Rubio. My theory was that once Paul was sworn in and he went to work dismantling the Fed like he promised then in no time at all he would find himself channeling JFK, RFK and Lincoln with the result being that Rubio would become the POTUS. It gives us a back door way to get him elected without all of the left wing noise that always occurs whenever the people make a decision that the left wants to silence then ignore. Rice is a NWO Globalist (but then again so is Romney) we are pretty much screwed regardless of who wins but if BHO wins we are screwed much faster and by a man with no scruples whatsoever.

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