Obama Is Upset
By Staff News & Analysis - October 11, 2011

Aimless Obama walks alone … The reports are not good, disturbing even. I have heard basically the same story four times in the last 10 days, and the people doing the talking are in New York and Washington and are spread across the political spectrum. The gist is this: President Obama has become a lone wolf, a stranger to his own government. – NY Post

Dominant Social Theme: It is tough to be president.

Free-Market Analysis: This article saw considerable exposure on the Drudge Report. It establishes for us how hard it is to be the US President, or certainly how hard Barack Obama finds it to be. But we ask is this some sort of sub dominant social theme? Are we to be convinced that Obama is depressed about his presidency and approval ratings?

Obama didn't need to do much to become a successful president. All he had to do was cut taxes, slash unnecessary government and bring the troops home from abroad. This would have guaranteed him a place in the history books. Instead, he's raised taxes, expanded wars and massively expanded Washington's welfare state.

This is why we think this article – and we've read others like it – may be a kind of image-molding propaganda. We're supposed to think Obama is depressed over his presidency when in fact he's done exactly what the power elite wanted.

George W. Bush raised taxes, expanded social welfare programs and started numerous wars. He left the US teetering on the edge of depression, enmeshed in overseas conflicts it could not win and bereft of the civil rights and freedoms that had once made the US great.

The two presidents' terms – one Republican and one Democratic – are very similar in terms of the policies they've pursued. Mostly these policies have drained wealth and power away from the US – a stated goal of an Anglosphere elite that seeks to diminish US prosperity in order to ensure that it fits smoothly into the new world order. Here's some more from the article:

He talks mostly, and sometimes only, to friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett and to David Axelrod, his political strategist. Everybody else, including members of his Cabinet, have little face time with him except for brief meetings that serve as photo ops. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner both have complained, according to people who have talked to them, that they are shut out of important decisions.

The president's workdays are said to end early, often at 4 p.m. He usually has dinner in the family residence with his wife and daughters, then retreats to a private office. One person said he takes a stack of briefing books. Others aren't sure what he does. If the reports are accurate, and I believe they are, they paint a picture of an isolated man trapped in a collapsing presidency.

While there is no indication Obama is walking the halls of the White House late at night, talking to the portraits of former presidents, as Richard Nixon did during Watergate, the reports help explain his odd public remarks. Obama conceded in one television interview recently that Americans are not "better off than they were four years ago" and said in another that the nation had "gotten a little soft." Both smacked of a man who feels discouraged and alienated and sparked comparisons to Jimmy Carter, never a good sign.

It is true that Obama is facing challenges not just from the economy but on the political front as well. A new Quinnipiac poll, the Post tells us, finds that 55 percent now disapprove of Obama's job performance, with only 41 percent approving.

Not many people trust Obama with the economy either. "A mere 29 percent say the economy will improve if the president gets four more years. The election, unfortunately, is nearly 13 months away. The way Obama's behaving, by then we'll all be talking to portraits of past presidents, asking why this one turned out to be such a flop."

Of course, Obama is a flop because he is apparently doing what the powers-that-be WANT him to do. So why should he be discouraged about that? He spends a good deal of his time on the golf course, a lot of his spare time watching TV, according to reports in the alternative news media, and a good deal of time as well pouring over the mainstream media to find articles and profiles that are focused on him.

This "Obama is depressed" report could be seen as a kind of disinformation. We are supposed to believe that Obama is depressed because he has "failed" when in fact he has succeeded. He has done exactly what he's supposed to be doing. Why be depressed about that?

Obama's future probably includes well-compensated speeches, international getaways paid for by sponsors who seek his presence and various kinds of book deals designed to enrich him considerably. The only possible reason to be depressed is the knowledge that this is the era of the Internet Reformation and some of these lucrative opportunities may not be available to him if the societal consensus blows apart.

After Thoughts

If Obama has done his job TOO well, this is certainly a possibility, and we think it is one. Maybe that's something to be depressed about … the unwinding of the current system thanks at least in part to what we call the Internet Reformation.

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