They call it “lame duck” for a reason. Lame ducks aren’t able to fly or swim. They basically sit there on the ground and don’t do much of anything until they either heal or are eaten up by Wyle E. Coyote. Presidents got that nickname after their re-election (or when they decided not to run for re-election) because they really don’t matter. It’s a period where they are still in office and the world moves on, past them to their predecessor . That is just what’s happened with Barack Obama. Even though he’s fighting it, kicking and screaming for attention, he has become a relic of a failed past, a wasted presidency.
When Obama took office in January, 2009, the world was much different than it is today. And looking back, a majority (about 73%) feel it was much BETTER than it is today. But Obama had run on a platform of “hope and change”. Well, we changed all right. And we’re hoping for a different outcome this time around. But since his re-election in 2012, Obama has floundered. Oh, his approval numbers have risen, primarily because he hasn’t been able to get anything through Congress, and what he has been able to do, stuff like the Iran Nuclear Deal, and the Immigration executive order have either been shot down by the Supreme Court, or haven’t fully blown up in his face yet. But that’s coming!
So, what’s up with Obama ranting and raving against Donald Trump in Canada the other day? Well, it’s pretty simple. It’s called self-preservation. If Trump beats Hillary this November, then the odds are pretty good that Obama’s presidency basically comes to a complete halt. Obamacare gets tanked. The TPP that Obama negotiated either gets re-negotiated or totally scrapped. The Iran Deal is toast. And his immigration policy is thrown to the dogs. In short, Obama becomes the president that never was.
And so Obama needs Hillary. He needs her desperately to win this fall. And wait, because there will be more mud thrown, more voter fraud, more claims of “disenfranchised voters” this election season than you’ve ever seen before. And the electorate won’t be blameless at this. A recent poll by Quinnipiac University showed that most people don’t think either candidate is qualified to be president. Neither is popular, both are seen as liars and untrustworthy, and that doesn’t bode well for either side. And if the FBI report on Hillary comes out and recommends that she be indicted, regardless what Loretta Lynch does, that will mean anywhere from a 10-20 point drop in the polls as independents flee the Democrats.
So, why does anybody listen to Obama rant and rave in Canada? Well, the Democrats still love him. But the rest of the country feels he’s a dinosaur who is making its last gasp. And I think this time, the Dems are in the wrong. Nobody cares about a lame duck…especially one that was never that popular to begin with!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!