Despite his noxious legacy of failed policies and wrecked race relations, former President Barack Obama continues to be the object of worship of liberals who are still smitten with his cult of personality.
Much of the adoration for Obama is simply because of his skin color and the stunning dumbness in an America where too few people understand that he was constitutionally term-limited which has fed into much of the animosity towards President Trump. To many, he has already become a larger than life figure who will only become a more powerful icon to the left.
The day is coming when there will be monuments named after Barry, statues erected and perhaps even a movement to have his face carved into Mount Rushmore. This despite his being a historically mediocre, smooth talking, Teflon-coated shit salesman who was so crooked that he had to screw his pants on in the morning.
For now, he will have to settle for such gestures as Los Angeles naming a street after him, Illinois voting for a state holiday in his honor and St. Petersburg, Florida renaming its main library in his honor.
ICYMI: The announcement coincided with Presidents’ Day and Black History Month.https://t.co/fqgZnyoDwe
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) February 21, 2018
Via the Tampa Bay Times “St. Petersburg set to rename main library after President Obama”:
Speaking in front of a small crowd gathered on the front lawn of the city’s main library, Mayor Rick Kriseman announced Monday that the facility will get a $6 million renovation and be renamed in honor of President Barack Obama.
The announcement coincided with Presidents’ Day and Black History Month.
Kriseman said discussions began more than a year ago about how St. Petersburg could pay tribute to the nation’s first African-American president, “a man who served honorably for two terms and has already been ranked by historians as one of our better presidents.”
Input was sought from community leaders, among them Kai Warren of the Historic Roser Park neighborhood.
“It was universally supported by everybody,” said Warren of the group he described as diverse and made up of more than a dozen people.
The mayor noted that cities across America and the world have already begun to honor Obama’s legacy by naming schools and streets after him, but St. Petersburg felt that a library, “where books are read, ideas are exchanged, research is conducted and where forums and lectures can take place,” was the most appropriate vehicle.
“And that’s what I’m really the most excited about, what’s going to happen inside this library, with materials that focus not only on President Obama, but all of our presidents, and so much more,” Kriseman said.
Library director Mika Nelson, who read an excerpt from Emma Lazarus’ poem, The New Colossus, said during Monday’s announcement that the public library represents “the pinnacle of the democratic republic” and that its doors are open to everyone. Nelson said the library is soliciting feedback for its new focus.
Obama’s presidency is a testament to the power of propaganda and double standards. People tend to forget that Obama was named as AdAge’s “Marketer of the Year” for his 2008 campaign and nearly immediately after he assumed office, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize despite having done nothing to earn it. It is as if his entire presidency was one big reality television production produced for a nation of television-addicted sheep. It worked too.
Thanks to a media that licked his boots and ignored actions undertaken by Dear Leader that the left screamed for George W. Bush’s head on a pike for, Obama managed to slither into the Oval Office and occupy it as his command bunker for the war on America for eight years.
While in office he never missed an opportunity to stir the pot of racial animosity for political gain, spared the Wall Street gamblers who crashed the economy in 2008 from any accountability, exponentially expanded the surveillance state and then weaponized federal agencies against his foes.
That in addition to protecting Hillary Clinton from prosecution for her own criminality and then to top it all off, setting in motion a coup d’etat led by his intelligence agency stooges and an FBI that he turned into an American version of the KGB to reverse the results of an election.
There isn’t enough time to list his foreign policy failures but they are legion.
St. Pete is a very liberal city in an area of Florida that is filled with people who moved there from someplace else and it is only fitting that the Democrat mayor would spearhead such an effort to honor Obama.
A more appropriate suggestion would have been the city jail.