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Who Was Obama Describing as Confused, Angry?

Who Was Obama Describing as Confused, Angry?
Former U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the crowd during a rally on November 2, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Michael Dorstewitz By Wednesday, 21 November 2018 02:14 PM EST Current | Bio | Archive

During Monday’s Obama Foundation Summit held in Chicago, former President Barack Obama addressed the factors he believes contributed to the lack of progress in climate change.

He said that it was due, in part, "because we are still confused, blind, shrouded with hate, anger, racism, mommy issues.”

Many observers believed he was actually describing his successor, President Donald Trump. After all, he’d done exactly that on several occasions. Still others thought he was talking about the American people.

Possibly, without even realizing it, Obama was describing his favorite subject. Maybe he was talking about himself.

If so, he was arguably spot-on.

Confused? Obama was always “Mr. Cool” so long as he had a teleprompter to lean on, prompting some detractors to call him the “teleprompter in chief.”

Remove that crutch and it was often a different story. Sometimes he would stutter while searching for the correct word. Other times a correct word wouldn’t come, such as the instance on the campaign trail when he was confused about the number of sates making up the United States.

“I’ve been in 57 states,” he said during his 2008 campaign. “There’s one left to go.”

Blind? Obama often allowed his ego to cloud his judgment, making him too blind to separate fact from fiction.

As a renewable energy supporter his administration subsidized company-after-company with green energy loans to the tune of more than $2.2 billion — the most infamous being the Solyndra debacle.

Disregarding the maxim, “subsidies reward failure, free enterprise rewards success,” the government-guaranteed loans kept coming, followed shortly thereafter by the defaults.

Numerous similar examples include a statement that “al-Qaida is on the run and ISIS is a JV team” because that’s what he wanted to believe and he was blind to reality.

Shrouded with hate, anger? The “Mr. Cool” Obama facade was famously quick to anger — especially toward those who disagreed with him or didn’t follow his directives.

That included even his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to former Obama White House staffer Ben Rhodes. Obama couldn’t understand how she could consider his “Don’t do stupid s***” rule controversial.

Rhodes recalled that “the questions we were asking in the White House were ‘Who exactly is in the stupid-s*** caucus? Who is pro–stupid s***?’ ” The New Republic reported.

That was a private temper tantrum. He also often displayed his anger publicly, including when, as NBC News reported, “Angry President Obama tears into Donald Trump like never before”

Racism? Nearly every event taking place in the United States during the Obama administration became a racial issue, and just as he was quick to anger, he was equally quick to come to a racially-charged conclusion — and it was most often wrong.

A Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident reported an apparent home invasion in the neighborhood. When police arrived, they found a black man, a local university professor, who turned out to be the homeowner. Officers arrested him after he became surly, refused to answer questions or provide identification. Obama said that although he didn’t know the facts, clearly “the Cambridge police acted stupidly.” Obama was wrong.

When a Missouri grand jury declined to recommend charges against a Ferguson police officer for shooting and killing black teen Michael Brown, the president sent a team of Justice Department investigators to sift through the evidence. They also found the officer blameless and ruled the shooting justified.

When George Zimmerman, a Florida neighborhood watchman shot and killed black teen Trayvon Martin, Obama remarked, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” Zimmerman was acquitted.

As a result of these and other similar events, Obama converted what had been an essentially color-blind society into a color-conscious one, and by so doing increased the racial divide.

Mommy issues? Does he have “mommy issues”? Possibly, and those “mommy issues” may be the root cause of the rebellious youth to which he openly admits.

With few exceptions, American presidents typically leave public life behind when they leave the White House. Not Obama.

Perhaps the time has arrived for him to take up that long-held tradition. But if he won’t or can’t, he should at a minimum take a good, hard look at the man in the mirror. He may be surprised at what he finds.

And as a result he may find this to be an opportune time to fade from public life.

Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He’s also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. To read more of his reports - Click Here.

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During Monday’s Obama Foundation Summit held in Chicago, former President Barack Obama addressed the factors he believes contributed to the lack of progress in climate change.
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 02:14 PM
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