There was a moment during his first inauguration, backstage and just before he stepped out into public view, when Obama showed his inner heart, perhaps not knowing of the cameraman nearby.
His face was the classic deer-in-the-headlights expression.
Uh-oh, I said to myself. But I was not surprised.
It only lasted a moment, and then he walked out to the podium for the swearing-in ceremony attended by thousands of moony-eyed, star-struck fans. But Obama knew he was in over his head, and the ensuing years have proven it.
The flailing around in recent weeks over the Syria situation, his lack of allies, his red lines that mean nothing, his race-obsessed Justice Department, his green policies that waste and fail, all of it, a horror of an administration.
He reportedly makes little effort to connect with legislators of either party, preferring his own company. He is no leader. He had never held a real job before 2009, and he’s botching this first employment big-time.
At our expense.
Voting for him in 2008 is slightly forgiveable. Slightly, though anyone who paid a second’s attention to the quickly silenced Rev. Jeremiah Wright and the fact the Obamas listened to his anti-American racist rants for 20 years should have known what kind of people the Obamas are.
He got elected, and the nation stumbled along, leaderless at best, badly led at worst, for four years until the 2012 election where he, shockingly, was returned to office by a clueless, iPod-distracted electorate who think he’s “cool.”
Those who voted for Obama in 2008 can perhaps be forgiven. Those who voted for him, or who abstained — just as bad — in 2012 should be sent to internment camps in Arizona and stripped of all future rights to vote.
And the bumbling continues.