Last evening His Assness, the Sun God, graced us with his radiance in hopes of boosting his poll ratings. He informed us that anything that had gone well during the Gulf oil spill was due to his beneficent efforts. HE had produced the sand berms to protect the Louisiana shores. What he didn’t mention was that his federal bureaucrats had blocked these berms and they’re being built only after the local government took the initiative on its own. As always, we’re expected to believe that lies told by His Assness are really truth.
This godly creature inhabiting the White House acts with divine powers not limited by laws. He can decree the career execution of mere business executives, take over companies, break contractual obligations, seize private assets for “public good”, anything he deems or dreams or wants for his own political well being. That’s the “Audacity of Hope” or something like that.
The Oval Office speech format is normally reserved for substantive speeches about vital national events. President Obama’s political legacy isn’t in that category, and the speech itself was that of an amateur completely out of his depth. But that doesn’t mean he can’t do great harm. He can and he does.