If there is one thing that we learned over the course of that very dark span of time known as the Obama presidency, it’s that the man had a rather bizarre fondness for not only the sound of his voice, but also a level of pleasure that bordered on obsession when it came to the need to talk about himself. And even after leaving office there still remains constant, in this ever changing universe, the need for this man to endlessly spew what is nothing more than toxic drivel while, at the same time, taking great pains to talk about little but himself.
And it would seem not to matter who it is that he may share the podium, or stage, with because, after all, HE is a former president. Albeit the worst one we’ve had in modern times, but still a former president. So even when appearing with someone who has been called ‘a revolutionary of modern society’, Barry Obummer still can’t help but to talk about himself. A lot. It was during an appearance at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation “Goalkeepers” conference, that the former president referred to himself 42 times during his 18-minute remarks.
Obummer was so focused on himself that he couldn’t help but quote himself. It was in praising the Gates’ action on ‘climate change’ that Obummer said, “We can figure it out. It can be done. And that spirit, that spirit that says, to quote, I guess, myself, ‘Yes we can,’” triggered laughs and cheers from the crowd. Obummer then went on a real stem winder of a response during a Q & A portion, and he wrapped it up by saying, “The last thing I’ll say so that I don’t sound like I’m still in the U.S. Senate and filibustering…” before offering a point, which he called a “profound one.”
While talking about his days in Chicago, Obummer recalled them in typical humble fashion. He said, “My early work as a community organizer in Chicago taught me an incredible amount, but I didn’t set the world on fire.” Obummer repeatedly talked about “my staff” and reminded the audience at least five times that he was president. All told, he spoke of himself 96 times during the roughly 48-minute appearance. He said “I” 78 times, and “me” or “my” 18 times. It was not disclosed how much Obummer or his ‘foundation’ was paid for his appearance.
And it was during this same speech that the ex-president also took the opportunity to slam Republicans who are now trying to dismantle his signature ‘achievement’, Obamacare. He argued that while the Affordable Care Act is “not perfect” and has “things that need to be fixed,” the Republicans are trying to “inflict real human suffering” with their efforts to reform or replace the law. If we’re being honest, which Obummer never is, the true suffering came from passing this outright seizure of our healthcare by the Democrats for no other reason than because they could.
The Republicans are currently trying to pass a version of health care reform by Senators Graham and Cassidy. Obummer said, “When I see people trying to undo that hard-won progress for the 50th or 60th time with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage… it is aggravating.” And he said, “And all of this being done without any demonstrable economic or actuarial or plain common sense rationale. It frustrates.” He asserted, “It’s certainly frustrating to have to mobilize every couple of months to keep our leaders from inflicting real human suffering on our constituents.”
So it would seem that the whole commander-in-chief gig is pretty difficult for Obummer to let go of. It’s pretty obvious that he wasn’t ready to be a civilian again and to give up his title. And he’s likely so desperate to hear those words that I wouldn’t be surprised if he made his family and staff call him that around the house. Despite what he tells himself, his eight years in office resulted in more damage being done to this country than anyone could have possibly imagined. And the Democrats can deny that until the cows come home, but it changes nothing.
As a direct result of Obummer’s policies we had: 1. The lowest labor participation since the 1970s, 2. Nearly 95 million Americans out of the labor force, 3. The worst economic recovery since the 1940s, 4. The lowest home ownership rate in 50 years, 5. Nearly 13 million more Americans on food stamps, 6. Over 43 million Americans living in poverty, 7. A median household income lower now than in the 1970s, 8. 1 in 5 families without someone in the workforce, 9. 1 in 6 men ages 18-24 are either incarcerated or out of the workforce, and 10. More debt than all other presidents combined.
But things don’t stop there because for blacks in America Barry’s economic policies have been responsible for a: 1. 58 percent increase in food stamps, 2. 20 percent jump in those out of the workforce, 3. Home ownership 20 percent lower than the national average, 4. Unemployment higher than the national average, 5. Racial wage gap the worst in nearly 40 years, 6. Median household income $20,000 lower than the national average, 7. Poverty rate 10 percent higher than national average. And yet blacks still support him and for no other reason than he’s black.