The point is that he was elected twice and near as I can tell remains in positive approval rating territory. Every one of the problems he has had to deal with has been either created by Obama or made massively worse by his inept policies and decisions. Nothing today is better than it was on the day that GW Bush left office, neither domestically nor across the world. There was a downturn in 2008, a financial crisis that had already burned itself through by the middle of 2009. These things happen but there was no reason that an upturn was not then on the horizon. The surge in Iraq had worked, and while nothing was as one would wish, there was a potential for an accommodation across the Middle East. Syria was not in the midst of a civil war, nor was Europe invaded by millions, some of whom were refugees while most of them were not. What you see when you look at Obama is correctly described by Ace of Spades:
The bloodless anger of a hollow-chested academic second-rater, spitting impotent venom at his colleagues in the break-room.
Yet they elected him twice. And just to remind yourself of the kind of person he surrounds himself with, that is, the only kind of person whose judgment he will trust so massively vain a narcissist is he, we have this quote from his closest advisor, Valerie Jarrett:
I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is… He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability — the extraordinary, uncanny ability — to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually…
So what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but somebody with such extraordinary talents that had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy. …
He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.
Only someone absolutely detached from the world could bear the company of others who held such fantastic beliefs about themselves. Obama is the most colossally stupid man ever to be president – a bone-headed fool in every respect without a sound political or philosophical principle from head to toe. But when all is said and done, it is the people who got him there who truly deserve to be condemned. We will be paying for their stupidity for a very very long time to come.