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 Obama has had to deal with has been either self-created 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.
Yet here is the real point. He was not foisted on America by some enemy out to harm its international standing and economy. He was not a chance occurrence of some kind, and was not only elected but re-elected. He was the popular choice over a Senator McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012, both of whom would have fulfilled the office with honour, integrity and good sense.
And just to remind yourself of the kind of person Obama is look at the people he surrounds himself with, that is, at the only kind of person whose judgment he will trust given how massively vain and narcissistic is he. Just look at this quote from his closest advisor, Valerie Jarrett, and try not to feel ill:
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 hold such absurd and fantastic beliefs about themselves. Jarrett is probably even lying but knows what he likes to hear. 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. There really is nothing about modern America that is admirable or worth copying elsewhere. It remains a model for the left everywhere even as it self-destructs before our eyes.