Andrew Johnson, James Buchanan, Franklin Pierce, Millard Fillmore, John Tyler, Herbert Hoover, Jimmy Carter…These men are generally considered the worst presidents the US has ever had for their boneheaded policies, lack of leadership, and the destruction they inflicted upon the country. Obama is worse than any of them and yet he thinks he’s doing a good job. Narcissism often results in an inflated opinion of self-worth.
While making his way across Africa, Obama took the time to slam the host nations of Kenya and Ethiopia as well as other parts of the continent. In a speech before the African Union, he was giving sh*t to the democratically elected president of Burundi who exceed the two-term limit. Obama was trying to make a point that no leader should overstay his or her welcome when he dropped this delusion-bomb:
“I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I believe if I ran again, I could win. But I can’t,” said Obama according to Fox News.
Really? He thinks he’s a pretty good president. Based on what? The stagnant economy? The historic low job participation rate? The bloated behemoth known as the Affordable Care Act? Maybe he thinks because the country is coming apart at the seems over racial tensions or the fact that his foreign policy incompetence has created global chaos that he’s doing all right. I don’t know. What measuring stick could he possibly be using to think that he’s doing even an adequate job as president?
Obama’s off-script speech actually managed to get funnier.
“I don’t understand why people want to stay so long, especially when they’ve got a lot of money,” Obama said of long-serving leaders.
First, this statement seems to indicate that Obama is wealthy, which ain’t bad for a guy that has never had a real job in his life. Sure, he made some money off of his mostly-fiction autobiography, but as politicians go, he doesn’t have that much money. No doubt he intends to rake it in Clinton-style by working the paid speech circuit and illegally and unethically lobbying on behalf of corporations and foreign governments.
The other message that comes through is that Obama doesn’t believe that being president is a job to serve the people. It’s just something rich people do to stroke their ego.
But wait, Obama’s stand-up routine still had more laughs to deliver.
“There’s still so much I want to get done to keep America moving forward. But the law is the law and no one is above it, not even presidents,” Obama said.
Take your pick here: the idea that Obama has moved America forward or that no one is above the law. I’ll go with the latter. Obama has no respect for the law. His presidency has been a quasi-dictatorship with him ruling the land through executive action, bypassing the Congress and ignoring the separation of powers. The lawlessness of his reign of terror will be fought in the courts long after he’s gone.
For Obama to question the legality of Burundi’s president is like Oprah Winfrey scolding a skinny person for making a second trip to the buffet.
Obama finished by saying he is looking forward to life after the White House because it will give him the opportunity to find “new ways to serve.” Well, he’s tried playing golf, endless fundraising, and making problems worse with divisive rhetoric and that hasn’t done any good. He’s bound to stumble upon a better way to serve the American people. In fact, the best thing he could possibly do for this country is to leave office, so this last statement is the only thing he said that was grounded in reality.