Obama’s hollow good-bye

Despite the sentiment expressed by many of his loyal followers the other day at President Obama's “Farewell Speech,” it is very likely the words he shared contain a veiled warning to the nation that he is going to be hanging around for a while to come.

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SAN JOSE, CA January 11, 2017  – As the sands marking time in Barack Hussein Obama’s presidential hourglass slips away, as he enters at last the twilight of his final term in office, he is slowly stretching out his long goodbye to the American people as if he is going away on a long journey. But, if that were only true. He is not going away, and if fact he is going to stay in Washington, D.C. So, despite the sentiment expressed by many of his loyal followers the other day at his “Farewell Speech,” it is very likely the words he shared contain a veiled warning to the nation that he is going to be hanging around for a while to come.

Stretching out his long goodbye has given Obama opportunities to test his words and concepts upon a number of American citizens, and it is very likely that he is confident in the effect his words have on enough of the American public that he is willing to lead the “loyal opposition” against the incoming Trump Administration. Obama’s “Farewell Speech” was a bit similar to Hillary Clinton’s concession speech in which she seemed to be urging her followers to continue to fight for America. Yet, as with many of Obama’s speeches for those who are actually paying attention to whatever substance he attempts, his words usually ring hollow.


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When the president tried to make the case that, “By almost every measure, America is a better, stronger place” than it was eight years ago when he took office, it was truly a mockery of the reality. The 2016 election results were not just a rejection of Hillary Clinton, it was a rejection of the “Democratic” Party under whatever leadership Barack Obama was providing during his two terms in office. However, for him to take ownership of that is highly doubtful, but the fact that he is sticking around in Washington as a catalyst for “hope and change” may be telling us that this is the way he is taking responsibility for leaving the Party in shambles in the wake of the 2010 – 2016 election cycles. Who else could attempt to clean things up?


For the most part, President Obama’s words were upbeat and positive, and it is interesting (but predictable) what the Leftist-slanted media observed because outside the realm of polite politically correct pandering, Obama’s words rang hollow. However, the BBC reported that the speech was “an elegantly worded warning: about the country’s broken politics, its naked partisanship, its stark economic inequalities, its social and racial dislocation.” What is amazing is that when examined on its true accomplishments – not the claims – many of those problems originated with the Obama Administration.

When a socialist economy is foisted upon the entire American citizenry, no amount of frosting or honey will make it any more acceptable, and there are still enough sensible Americans that still embrace the free market concept of capitalism to resist a Socialist-Democrat takeover of the United States. The “broken politics” has a lot to do with these common-sense Americans and Conservative Republicans (better known as “deplorables” in Democrat circles) working in concert to avoid a catastrophe of democracy.

And, as for naked partisanship, that tone can be traced to the Obama White House from the very first time that Obama uttered the very smug statement that “elections have consequences.”  


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As for the “social and racial dislocation,” whatever the BBC may mean could be up for basic  interpretation into “American English.” In reality, although Obama alluded to the claim that race relations improved over his tenure in office, it is a very difficult point to defend. In reality, the president and his administration readily employed the race card time and time again as one line of defense against those who would question governmental policy rolling down from the offices of the White House. The sum of such efforts has left the country even more racially embattled during Obama’s presidency. To pretend it is not, is outright deceptive.

Obama’s political opponents had continually been lumped together as racists, Consider the current mantra that is being used now against members of the incoming administration. It would be a bit undignified for the mantra to be repeated by Obama at this occasion, but he did not hesitate to use the cry of racism as a shield or a spear to protect the president or the Democrat Party as they attempt to use the issue of racism to point fingers, accuse, and divide Americans. The outcome of such continued efforts left the country even more racially embattled during Obama’s presidency.

Although Barack Hussein Obama made history by becoming the first black president in the United States, he routinely used race as a shield or a weapon, and because he is a politician, he found ample opportunities to do so. But, these political tactics originated from a man who once was viewed as the one who could heal the racial divide in America. Yet, now he “admits” that was an illusion, although it was likely what he was counting on the issue of race to win his elections. The president candidly confessed the other night:

After my election, there was talk of a post-racial America. Such a vision, however well-intended, was never realistic. For race remains a potent and often divisive force in our society.

He should know this in his innermost being since he and the “Democratic” Party utilized race, not only to win elections, but to divide Americans –  so insidious! Nonetheless, the president was being way too honest for the first time in his presidency. Yet, the president also expressed in this confession, one strategy to be used by his splintered party in the battle for the hearts and minds of Americans in the next four years.

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Dennis Jamison reinvented his life after working for a multi-billion dollar division of Johnson & Johnson for several years. Now semi-retired, he is an adjunct faculty member at West Valley College in California. He currently writes a column on US history and one on American freedom for the Communities Digital News, as well as writing for other online publications. During the 2016 presidential primaries, he worked as the leader of a network of writers, bloggers, and editors who promoted the candidacy of Dr. Ben Carson. He founded the “We the People” Network of writers and the Citizen Sentinels Project to pro-actively promote the values and principles established at the founding of the United States, and to discover and support more morally centered citizen-candidates who sincerely seek election as public servants, not politicians.