Our fearless (or if you prefer, feckless) leader announced in his State of the Union speech, in a tone of self-congratulation, that his deficits have been reduced.
If you translate what Mr. Obama said into terms that ordinary Americans can understand, he explained to the Congress that he spent less of the money that he would have had to borrow from China to accomplish little to nothing of value.
Yeah, that’s worth giving himself a pat on the back. Or perhaps on his head. With force. And the Democrats and his supporters applauded.
Too many pundits gave the President a pass on his reduced deficit nonsense. They were too busy explaining that Mr. Obama was trying to grease the electoral skids for Hillary Clinton to follow in his footsteps in 2016 to become the next president.
Of course it does beg the question as to why he would support Hillary. There is not a lot of love lost between Obama and Hillary. Or Bill for that matter. So why would the penultimate narcissist want to help anyone else become president. The idea that Obama places the interests of the Democrats above his own is ludicrous on the face of it. So the question remains “Why?” It is unlikely that Mr. Obama could think that Hillary would do a better job revitalizing the economy than he has. It would be hard to imagine Barack Obama visualizing anyone better than he might be at anything. Does anyone imagine that Obama thinks that Hillary would be better than he is in the area of foreign relations? Or directing military efforts? Balancing the budget? Improving education? Anyone?
Of course not. There is no easily understandable reason for Obama to support Clinton.
But let me submit that Obama might have seriously thought about the benefit that he would get if he helped Hillary Clinton get elected. Or perhaps it was thought out by Valerie Jarrett. If Hillary actually became President of the United States there is a better than even chance that Barack Obama would be elevated from being considered the worst president we’ve ever had in the history of America to being the next-to-worst.
It would mean he would be viewed the same way that Jimmy Carter is viewed now – the second worst. That might even give him a title for his next vainglorious autobiography. How about “See, I Told You That Things Could Get Worse!”