For the last few years my friends have been lamenting the fall of America. “It’s over,” they say resignedly as if we should all lay down our pin numbers for the masses invading our southern border and plead for mercy from the new progressive elitists who seem firmly entrenched in the new power structure.
Our mesmerizing president, well still mesmerizing now to only a handful of stalwarts, has lulled our country into a quiescent unconsciousness. The Middle East is in chaos yet President Obama found time last weekend to play golf and attend a few fundraisers; our economy , the nuts and bolts of it anyway, is disintegrating before our eyes. Food and fuel prices continue to rise unabated. Yet, because the moneychangers on Wall Street are propping up the stock market with help from the Federal Reserve we are being sold a bill of goods about a faux recovery.
Everything it seems has a shiny veneer . But when you look closer you can see the peeling paint. The same façade exists in the world of show business. Instead of any type of entertainment with intrinsic value like the mini-series, “Roots,” or “Shogun, “ or “Lonesome Dove,” of yesteryear, we are being fed the pablum of reality television or being tortured with the constant bombardment of hype about J Lo or Kim Kardashian. This fits in well in the Obama era.
An older friend, long gone, used to say we always had the right president for the times. Prescient thinking. Our president , like the aforementioned divas of de-evolution, has a pretty face and little else. He is the right president for this time. This being the Era of Shallowness. He is a man who constantly stumbles and mumbles and bungles; whose initiatives always miss the mark; he always never knows what’s happening around him or just out and out lies. He should be censured by Republicans and clear-conscious Democrats alike. They should be talking about impeachment for abuse of power. And lack of leadership.
Yes, old friend we do have the right president for the times. As an added bonus we also have the right Congress to match.