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    Obama's Competent Incompetence
    By Daniel Greenfield

    Last year, Team Obama was wallowing in praise for its election tech strategy. Its strike team of Silicon Valley pros who believed in stock options and Socialism were credited with winning the election by applying the same data tools that had made Facebook and Google so creepy.

    And then when it came time to debut Obama's signature achievement (if you don't count wrecking the Middle East) the implementation was every bit as disastrous as if the project had been outsourced to someone's cousin who had once taken a web design course in 1996.

    The ObamaCare websites didn't go down because of high demand. They went down because of bad design. The design on Healthcare.gov was so bad that it was almost as if the website had been designed to fail. Or as one tech expert put it, the website was so cluttered with junk that it was running a denial of service attack against itself.

    It's not too surprising that a government website would be badly designed, but Team Obama's digital strategy had been built around using them for messaging to bypass even friendly media outlets. The content on government websites blended with the Obama campaign so closely that it was sometimes hard to tell the difference.

    But that is where the border between competency and incompetence for Team Obama begins. Team Obama excels at promoting Obama and attacking Republicans. It isn't actually good at anything else.

    The left excels at one thing and only one thing; propaganda. Great products and bad marketing are a familiar business story. But what the left has is a terrible product with great marketing.

    The Soviet Union could not make its agricultural policies work, but it spent enormous efforts convincing its own people and the West that those policies were working even when bread was being filled with straw and the USSR was going deep into debt buying American wheat.

    Confronted with a website that didn't work, Team Obama immediately spun straw into bread declaring that it had gone down because ObamaCare was so popular. It was a familiar narrative shift that once again put the best possible face on a disaster. The website wasn't bad. The product was that good.

    That ObamaCare disaster however was being eclipsed by an even bigger ObamaCare disaster.

    Obama, who had bent over backward to negotiate with Russia and Iran, refused to negotiate with the Republicans, and began a policy of punitively closing open air memorials to veterans, evicting people from private cottages on federal lands and even attempting to barricade the ocean.

    It was the same game of chicken that Obama had been playing since he took office. He would never compromise or back down on anything he wanted done. He just did it.

    The Obama myth is that he is a reasonable man being blocked by unreasonable Republicans at every turn. There are plenty of things wrong with that myth, but the biggest one is that Obama isn't being handicapped by Republican obstructionism. He seeks out and cultivates Republican opposition.

    Radicals need enemies to give them meaning and to keep the troops rallied behind their latest disaster. No matter how many "Cukes, Not Nukes" bumper stickers they may paste on their Subaru bumpers; they are "Guns not Butter" types who invest all their energies into war.

    The ideas of the left don't just fail because they're bad. They also fail because the left is more energized by hostilities than by any of the progressive programs that its leaders claim to be passionate about.

    Obama isn't a reluctant warrior. He's a happy warrior. He cares far more about fighting Republicans than about winning amnesty for illegal aliens, gay marriage or ObamaCare—all things that he introduced haphazardly to win elections.

    Obama came up with ObamaCare because he needed something to offer at a political appearance. And then it grew into the usual government monstrosity that no one can fully take in. And what goes for ObamaCare, also goes for the ObamaCare website which loads 92 files every time it loads a page.

    Both ObamaCare and the ObamaCare website are bloated monstrosities that no one took the time to reduce to a manageable scale.

    ObamaCare is both a planned and unplanned disaster. Its planned provisions will seriously damage health care in America, but its unplanned measures, the collision between the incompetence of its planners and legislators and the real world, may prove to be even more disastrous in the end.

    The ObamaCare website took itself down. ObamaCare may do the same thing.

    The Soviet Union did not really care about building Communism, a 93% successful harvest or universal literacy. Its bosses put it on a wartime footing as soon as they could and kept it that way until it bankrupted them. The one thing they really cared about was power. And once they had power over their own people, they quickly grew bored and began plotting to conquer and subdue other countries.

    The left runs on conflict. It excels at propaganda because that is a vehicle for conflict. You can ask it to organize a committee to denounce American foreign policy, but don't ask it to change a tire or bring in the crops or run a health care system. It may talk about how important it is to drive out the capitalist pigs so it can do those things, but it doesn't actually care about doing them.

    In Venezuela, Chavez's successor, Nicolás Maduro, is obsessively picking fights with the United States even as his country teeters on the edge of economic disaster. For the Cuban trained Maduro, screaming about the Yankees is all that he knows how to do. Like Obama, he isn't good for anything else.

    The most important thing about Obama is that he is a community organizer. He has never been anything else. He is not capable of being anything else.

    ObamaCare isn't his policy achievement. It's a pack of lies that his people came up with in time to sell him to a progressive group. The pack of lies has grown into a mountain. And now the avalanche begins.

    Obama doesn't care about the collapse of his signature policy achievement. To him ObamaCare is just another way of picking a fight with the "reactionary forces." He's not fundamentally any different than Nicolás Maduro or Kim Jong Il or any other backward Socialist boss who doesn't know anything except how to pick fights.

    Like them, he isn't interested in helping people, not even in the misguided way that some liberals are. His politics and his passion are those of conflict. He doesn't care if ObamaCare succeeds or fails. All that he cares about is using it as a weapon against the Republican Party.

    That's what he's doing now.
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    You're right. Obamacare is structured for the destruction of the economy (and for gaining total control over our very bodies, not to mention properties, children, etc). He's not incompetent, he's reaching the goals set by those he serves. The first thing he said was he would "drastically change the face of America"...well, that's just what's happening.

    I had mixed feelings, being a patriotic American CHRISTIAN...I had to let go of America and choose Christ. Those are our options. In the world, not of the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReadyforSupper View Post
    I had mixed feelings, being a patriotic American CHRISTIAN...I had to let go of America and choose Christ. Those are our options. In the world, not of the world.
    I know that feeling. All the wonderful patriotic songs no longer stir my heart. I can't sing "God Bless America" because America has rejected Him and His Son, and does not deserve His blessing. I cannot pledge allegiance to the flag of a nation stupid enough to elect, and follow, an evil dictator whose goal is to destroy this nation, just because he looks black. I wonder if he had the same parents, but looked white and had gotten elected, if the msm and liberal devotees would be so accepting of all his blunders and treasons like Benghazi?

    In rejecting my Creator, The True Creator of all of creation, this nation has alienated me. I must choose my Savior, He chose me first. I now dwell in the nation of my birth as an alien and because of my beliefs, some would like me, and those like me, to be considered illegal aliens. There is a better land, a better place that waits for me. I have a mansion there. I am a citizen there. I will never be rejected for my beliefs there because that One Who rules there is my Father. When my time comes to leave earth and this formerly great nation, I will have no sorrow and I shall not look back, for ahead of shall be nothing but goodness and mercy and I will dwell in the House of The Lord forever.
    Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

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    He is so divisive the Civil War could be viewed as an exercise in agreeing to disagree by comparison. And he seems to revel in the discord as much as an anarchist enjoys chaos and rebellion.

    I recall the turbulent 60s as the frustrations over equal rights erupted into the streets. As we have abandoned God as a country, He may be leaving us to our own evil ways.

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    "as one tech expert put it, the website was so cluttered with junk that it was running a denial of service attack against itself."

    Too many goals with one website. Not only was the site intended to fulfill the promise of a "marketplace" to purchase health insurance, but Obie's minions could not resist advertising revenge on the "old boys system", pumping up praise for Obama, and other misdirecting ideas. It supposedly is a mishmash rather than an easy way to obtain coverage.

    The way this whole thing has come about, is beyond normal human abilities. The election oversights, ability to ignore American law and constitutional directives, to avoid the disclosure of childhood records, college records, etc. is beyond comprehension. We are witnessing what "Powers and Principalities" can really do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micki View Post
    In rejecting my Creator, The True Creator of all of creation, this nation has alienated me. I must choose my Savior, He chose me first. I now dwell in the nation of my birth as an alien and because of my beliefs, some would like me, and those like me, to be considered illegal aliens. There is a better land, a better place that waits for me. I have a mansion there. I am a citizen there. I will never be rejected for my beliefs there because that One Who rules there is my Father. When my time comes to leave earth and this formerly great nation, I will have no sorrow and I shall not look back, for ahead of shall be nothing but goodness and mercy and I will dwell in the House of The Lord forever.
    My thoughts exactly! AMEN!!!
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    Enjoyed the post and wanted to reply, but I'm still laughing over the post's title........too true and too funny!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micki View Post
    I know that feeling. All the wonderful patriotic songs no longer stir my heart. I can't sing "God Bless America" because America has rejected Him and His Son, and does not deserve His blessing. I cannot pledge allegiance to the flag of a nation stupid enough to elect, and follow, an evil dictator whose goal is to destroy this nation, just because he looks black. I wonder if he had the same parents, but looked white and had gotten elected, if the msm and liberal devotees would be so accepting of all his blunders and treasons like Benghazi?

    In rejecting my Creator, The True Creator of all of creation, this nation has alienated me. I must choose my Savior, He chose me first. I now dwell in the nation of my birth as an alien and because of my beliefs, some would like me, and those like me, to be considered illegal aliens. There is a better land, a better place that waits for me. I have a mansion there. I am a citizen there. I will never be rejected for my beliefs there because that One Who rules there is my Father. When my time comes to leave earth and this formerly great nation, I will have no sorrow and I shall not look back, for ahead of shall be nothing but goodness and mercy and I will dwell in the House of The Lord forever.
    (little threadjack here ) Me either. My favorite movie is The Patriot...can't watch it. The other day I was cleaning out desk drawers (ugh) and came across a beautiful bookmarker that said "Proud to be an American". I threw it away..no longer proud, I'm ashamed of what these people are doing and allowing to be done. But what I realized in all this sickening emotional assault is...I am not a citizen. I am a subject, loyal to the Kingdom of Heaven. It does hurt though, for a while. All Christian (and some non) Americans are in mourning. We're all in different stages as well. Those of us who have already come to terms with the loss of the nation have the responsibility to help others who are just realizing...it's gone. I see people FREAKING OUT over this, but they don't know Christ nor do they have the Comforter. We can use the disintegration of...(everything) morality and faith in people to show others that there is ONE that never changes, never waivers and is always faithful to keep His promises. Whoda thunkit...We're watching the end! Be strong beloved family. (Wherever you are, you're loved!)
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    Obama denies us life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as he implements his Marxist agenda.

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    Obama is just a man, and only one man, never lose focus of that fact.

    What's most concerning is the millions upon millions that believe in and want this agenda, they have been waiting for an administration to come long to give them what they truly want. Obama is no super intelligent being, its the ones standing in the shadows behind him, the ones advising, suggesting and feeding him.

    Obama in my opinion is a figurehead, a mascot...the real power stays away from the limelight, it stays in the dark. Just my opinion.

    Take time to reflect back on history, Rome's rulers knew what the people wanted and they knew that the real power was within the masses, the mob, appease the mob and give them what they want...then the rest is easy sailing.

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    Deep down, every person desires to be loved and respected as an individual. NO government has any interest in doing that... they only pretend to care for you as long as you're useful to them.

    The only One who ever can and will truly love us on an individual basis, with no strings attached, is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. What will it take for people to realize that no government or system can ever provide the loving care that can only be found by running into His loving arms?

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