That classic line Marlon Brando delivered in the 1961 cult film, One Eyed Jacks, a movie about a friendship gone wrong, set in the rocky slopes of the dusty foothills of Baja, California, should be said today to Obama.
His “friendship” with America has gone wrong.
The outer-Obama, so brilliantly marketed during his first campaign, has shown the other side of his face.
The calm, poised, and thoughtful man of four years ago, who captured the electorate with his promise of “Hope and Change” and declared himself “a symbol of the possibility of America returning to her best traditions (July, 2008), has changed roles and now openly his displays his disturbing arrogance and his intolerance of anyone questioning his so-called accomplishments.
Fauxbama appears to be making up the script as he goes along. He says his plan for a “tax hike on the rich” which he claims would translate into trillions over the next decade, would be enough to accomplish everything the nation needs and reduce the deficit. Sorry, pal, but that’s a fairy tale.
Stumping in Florida in April, Obama said, “In this country, prosperity has never trickled down from the wealthy few.”
“Prosperity has always come from the bottom up, from a strong and growing middle class,” said the man who has reaped immense profits from the sales of his self-serving books.
He doesn’t have any real answers or plans to solve the economic problems we are facing other than saying “We have to do better”.
He’s simply playing the role of Robin Hood, wanting to take from the productive and give it to the “less fortunate.” It’s out and out class warfare, but that’s nothing new in American politics.
His foreign policy is foreign to me, as was his seemingly ambivalent “not optimal” comment regarding the recent deadly attack in Libya.
But I digress…
As Hugh Hewett wrote in his piece, “President Obama’s Closing Act: An Epic Collapse” (www.townhall.com/columnists/hughhewitt/2012/10/20),“The nation is simply finished with a president whose rhetoric has never been matched by his actions, and whose performance has removed Jimmy Carter from the bottom of the rankings of the modern president.”
June Smith is the widow of Ron Smith, WBAL Talk Show Host, Emmy® Award winner, and Baltimore Sun columnist, who was a media titan in Maryland area and beyond for almost forty years. Her tribute website, founded in his memory, is www.friendsofronsmith.com. She is working diligently to raise one million dollars for the Ron Smith Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at Johns Hopkins. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.