The country is going to hell in a hand basket specifically because of Obama's pernicious permutation of our domestic and social policies – and the best he can come up with is: "When I think about … the mistake of my first term … [was forgetting that] the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times." ("Obama: My Biggest Mistake Was Not 'Telling a Story,'" Weekly Standard, July 12, 2012)
That is the most hebephrenic mea culpa I've heard in my life, in or out of politics. As an excuse it borders on "the dog ate my homework." The truth is that you did tell a story, Barry – and We the People were listening.
Your promise to "fundamentally change" our nation was the story of your plan to transmogrify America into that which Erebus, Lenin and Marx would applaud, and people are awaking to that fact. We heard your story when your wife hissed through her toothy overbite that she had been ashamed of America her entire life, right up until you came on the scene.
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You told America what amounted to a story of The Feast of Barmecide with your campaign pitch of "hope and change." You told us the story of how you would cut the deficit in half in your first term, when the reality is that we are about to experience the fourth straight year of a trillion-dollar deficits – even as you now tell carefully preselected crowds on the campaign trail that the "private sector is doing fine." It was a story of your cognitive dissonance.
The actions of you and your wife have been telling us stories, Barry – and we've been watching and listening. We watched as your wife spent millions upon millions of our tax dollars on lavish vacations and saw her fraudulently represent your children as senior staff to either avoid paying for them or to give them salaries. We've watched as your wife spent $50,000 on exotic underwear in one store on a New York shopping trip with the Queen of Qatar. We've watched the gluttony of your wife as she proposes to tell us how much to eat and drink. We watched and listened when you sardonically told people who approached you with concerns about the escalating fuel prices to "get used to it" and to get a fuel-efficient car. We watched as you arbitrarily demanded the closing of nearly 500 automobile dealerships nationwide, many of which just happened to have contributed to conservative candidates and conservative causes.
Your blaming former President George W. Bush for all of the woes of your administration have not gone unnoticed, and it is telling us a story of your unwillingness to accept personal responsibility. We listened as, in a recent speech, you referenced yourself as "I" and "me" 117 times in 25 minutes, and it reminded us of the story of your narcissism. Your wife apparently saying, "All this for a damn flag" during 9/11 ceremonies told us a story that we heard loud and clear, and your leering smirk, while nodding your head, put an exclamation mark at the end of that story.
We heard your Faustian stories as you personally told lie after lie about Obamacare – including that it wasn't a tax, which we now have had confirmed as the tax we knew it to be. We heard the story of what kind of person you are as you lied about the Supreme Court during your State of the Union speech, as you lied during the debt-ceiling debates, and we listened carefully when you told us we needed "to be quiet and let the people that know what they're doing" tell us why the debt ceiling should be raised.
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Everything you have said and done has told us a story – and it is a story with which we massively disagree. Yours is one continuing story of how to disparage America to foreign despots and how to reduce the White House to Cabrini Green on a hot weekend summer night. Your story is one that tells us you and your wife had no idea of the protocol and espirit de corps of the office you hold – and the dress and public behavior of your wife punctuates it.
Now we have another reminder of a story that has haunted you since you assumed office as you have the audacity to raise the specter of Romney's legal standing. Do you think we have forgotten the stories surrounding your eligibility, your relationships with known Chicago mobsters, your relationships with unrepentant domestic terrorists and that you are the only leader in history to hide his past?
As I said, Barry, you have told a story – many of them, as a matter of fact. And they've all been nightmarish for those of us who have always loved America and who have not spent our lives cringing in shame of this nation as your wife told us she did.
There is one story you haven't told that I know the majority of Americans would love to hear you tell, and that is the story of your affinity for Islam. That, you mendacious megalomaniac, is a story We the People would like to hear you tell the truth about.