Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Social Matter - Wemerica Weekly - The Obama Era

New Weimerica Weekly is up at Social matter. It is a recap of the Obama era. I discuss the man, the years, the events and the culture. He is not a demon, not an angel, he is just a man. One of the best things about the Obama era was how his failures and his inaction made the media discuss the real powers in DC in an effort to provide cover for their chosen one.

1 comment:

Random Dude on the Internet said...

Excellent podcast episode.

Obama was the surrogate black friend for white liberals. Obama's records were sealed because he couldn't be a middling intellect with some mental health issues, he had to be this super smart yet super cool black guy. If we found out that he only got a 2.3 GPA at Columbia (for example), the image would be shattered for the SWPLs and it would invoke resentment among moderate whites, even the goodthinking whites, for yet another affirmative action hire only this time at the highest level. Those records had to be sealed. They will continue to remain sealed, it won't be like Jack Kennedy where we later found out that he could barely even walk without a cocktail of medications.

It should also be pointed out that Obama's legacy was also helped out by utterly incompetent GOP opposition, at least at the higher levels of the organization. There wasn't much John McCain could do in 2008 but Mitt Romney snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in 2012. Also include even just the idea of nominating someone of the likes of Michael Steele or the 2012 post-mortem where GOP leadership decided the solution to be relevant was to back amnesty.