The presidential reality television show, as the Obama administration was once dubbed by trends forecaster Gerald Celente continues to descend into theater of the absurd territory as American foreign policy - or the lack of one that is sane - sets the world ablaze and the narcissist in chief goes golfing and raises money for the Democrats. Like George W. Bush retreating to Chickenhawk Ranch, that phony cowboy movie set in Crawford, Texas to chop brush and ride his dirt bike and letting Cheney run things, dear leader is content to do likewise with the crazed State Department engages in continuing to provoke Russia into what could be World War III. If this is what now passes for liberalism it is the "improve or we'll kill you" brand.
It is obvious by now that Obama has checked out and now shorn of all international credibility due to the planetary surveillance grid under the purview of the NSA Stasi, the ongoing wars and failure to stop ethnic cleansing (if not tacitly encouraging it) and stretching the global economy to the breaking point with idiotic sanctions and the saving of the Wall Street fraudsters -he is getting a head start on the taxpayer funded life of luxury that he will enjoy for his remaining days. Not only has Obama no credibility internationally - the puppet states only continue their lemming march over the cliff due to US coercion - but outside of the low-information nincompoops and the O-Bots he has little left in Der Homeland either. Republicans have obstructed him from day one and exposed him as an amateur and a chump unprepared for the Washington steel cage death match and his reactions to his enemies and to events in general shows that he was never anything more than an amateur and a shitty politician. Certainly not a leader.
His big domestic signature achievement - Obamacare - as as big a flaming disaster as the Middle East (it was nothing more than one big corporate ripoff from day one), to this day not one big Wall Street banker has been thrown into prison for wrecking the economy and the surveillance and police state have been strengthened for when the real dictator takes power in the USA!, USA!, USA!. The Republicans will regain control of the Senate in November and El Presidente will spend the rest of his term dodging subpoenas on whatever golf course he is slithering around on, his legacy now secure as the man who not only put a star-spangled seal of approval on the war crimes of the Bush - Cheney regime but has run up an impressive number of his own. Those who voted for Obama - although the other options were much worse - were duped by the product as president. Leftist writer Chris Hedges summed it up just about perfectly back in 2009 in his column "Buying Brand Obama":
Barack Obama is a brand. And the Obama brand is designed to make us feel good about our government while corporate overlords loot the Treasury, our elected officials continue to have their palms greased by armies of corporate lobbyists, our corporate media diverts us with gossip and trivia and our imperial wars expand in the Middle East. Brand Obama is about being happy consumers. We are entertained. We feel hopeful. We like our president. We believe he is like us. But like all branded products spun out from the manipulative world of corporate advertising, we are being duped into doing and supporting a lot of things that are not in our interest.
Obama's incompetence and disengagement created a vacuum in the power structure and this was rapidly filled by a neocon infested State Department first led by Obama's chief political rival in 2008 Hillary Clinton (hell hath no fury like this particular woman scorned) and later the globe-trotting buffoon John "Skull and Bones" Kerry. The morons at Foggy Bottom have been instrumental in leading the USA! USA! USA! to the brink of WW III thanks to former Dick Cheney aide Victoria "Fuck the EU" Nuland who was instrumental in setting into motion the current debacle of historic proportions in Ukraine. Nuland, the spouse of PNAC honcho Robert Kagan fed the fire that led to the fascist and neo-Nazi assisted coup d'etat against the democratically elected leader in Kiev - whether it was in passing out cookies to the useful idiots whose Euromaiden protests were hijacked by the hard-core US backed thugs or boasting of the billions of us tax dollars spent on destabilizing the country for corporate invasion Nuland bears a full share of the responsibility for the deaths of all of those hapless victims who died on Malaysian Airlines MH17 last week. Without hers and the State Department's meddling there would have been no war zone in the east.
I have yet to see any comments from the puffy Nuland now that her chosen man to run the feeding of Ukraine into the jaws of brutal austerity, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk or “Yats” as she affectionately referred to him has abruptly resigned. The former central banker is the first rat running for the lifeboat from Nuland’s rapidly sinking ship of fools or perhaps he knows something about who really downed flight MH17 and plans to be safely out of the country and living in luxury when the shit hits the fan for good. He was smart enough to be chosen by the western gangsters to manage their looting spree and he sure as hell is too smart to end up swinging from the end of a rope for crimes against humanity when the Kiev junta is inevitably toppled by the people of Ukraine get the picture that they were played for chumps just like Americans were by Obama.
The State Department continues to agitate and put out waves of anti-Putin propaganda despite official intelligence reports that Russia had zilch to do with the downing of the doomed jetliner. State representatives just keep pushing the lies, recycling the propaganda and throwing as much shit against the wall as possible in the hope that some of it sticks in their trumped up case against Putin. The latest abomination being some dimwitted bitch named Marie Harf who is trotted out to make the case for the "secret information" that the US will not divulge about the missile attack. Harf is a real piece of work who obviously spends a lot of time trying to be Hillary Clinton in an eerie sort of way that reminds one of the movie about the obsessive psychopath in the movie Single White Female. Harf and Foggy Bottom is now pushing the horseshit about satellite photographs of a Russian training base on Ukraine's border (remember the satellite imagery of Saddam's mobile chemical weapons labs?) and artillery fire from Russia. With people like Nuland and Harf and their boss, the Sunday morning whirling dervish of bullshit Kerry running the show while Barry hits the putting green it is getting pretty obvious that this is not destined for a happy ending.