Daniel Greenfield at the website Front Page Mag wrote a scathing essay on the current president titled: The Obama Era Is Over.
In his essay Greenfield eloquently describes the rise and fall of Barack Hussein Obama:
The past was gone. We were falling into the gorgeous wonderful future of dot com instant deliveries and outsourced everything. We would become more tolerant and guilty. The future was Amazon and Disney. It was hot and cold running social justice. The Bill of Rights was done. Ending the First and Second Amendments was just a clever campaign away. Narratives on news sites drove everything.
Presidents were elected by Saturday Night Live skits. John Oliver, John Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee were our journalists. Safe spaces were everywhere and you better watch your microaggressions, buddy. No more coal would be mined. No more anything would be made. The end of men was here. The end of the dead white men of the literary canon. The end of white people. The end of binary gender and marriage. The end of reason. The end of art. The end of 2 + 2 equaling 4. This was Common Core time. It was time to pardon an endless line of drug dealers. To kill cops and praise criminals. To be forced to buy worthless health insurance for wealth redistribution to those who voted their way to wealth.
This was Obama’s America. And there was no going back. We were rushing through endless goal posts of social transformation. The military fell. Then the police. Now it looks as quaint as anything from the 50s, the 70s or the 80s. A brief moment of foolishness that already appears odd and awkward. And then one day nostalgic. It wasn’t the future. It’s already the past. It’s history.
Scalia died. Hillary Clinton was bound to win. And she would define the Supreme Court. Downticket races would give her a friendly Senate. And then perhaps the House.
But there is no right side of history. There is only the side we choose.
The Obama era was permanent. It was history.
Now it is history.
Obama’s America is over and it was nothing short of a horror film. The US suffered and the world suffered in the Obama years. When Obama had a Democratic Congress he gave us a Trillion dollar ‘stimulus’ that was nothing more than handouts to his friends and he also gave us the healthcare mess known as ‘Obamacare’. When he lost Congress he then said famously that “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone!”. He used these to push through his socialist ideas through executive orders. Soon Obama will be just a bad story in history.
Ironically on the other side of the world a silly song by PPAP and variations of the song have more than 100 million YouTube views. The song is about a man who has a pen and an apple and a pineapple.
The question in 20 years will be, which of these two men with a pen will be remembered longer and respected more?