My Hero Crashed and Burned

There was a time I looked up to Barack Obama almost as a messiah, whose stated vision for America resonated with every fiber of my being.

Listening to his inaugural speech back in 2009, I was awestruck. Here was a man, I told myself, with the potential to become one of the greatest presidents of the greatest country on earth.

However, my expectations proved to be unfounded. Mounting objective evidence increasingly suggested that a talent for powerful rhetoric was in fact the sum total of the man, not just one of his attributes.

It was mindboggling, that a man elected to the most powerful office in the world could make so many mistakes, so many bad decisions, break so many promises, contradict himself so many times, and still be able to conduct business as usual.

Currently, the spell Barack Obama cast on many Americans is broken. Many of his fellow liberals have distanced themselves from his policies. The major broadcast networks — ABC, CBS and NBC — sanctimoniously refused to give him airtime to deliver his executive-action address to the nation. Apparently the excuse was that it was a blatant political maneuver which they could not justifiably accommodate.

President Obama has two years left in office. He still has the option to use that time to work with Congress for all our sakes; or he can continue on a destructive path, leaving us to live with the consequences as best we can. It seems more than likely he will stick with the latter option.

My hero crashed and burned. And that’s just too bad.