When Barack Obama was elected into office, I struggled with the concept that Americans, people who loved my country as much as I did, voted for such a conman. There were no words, but I didn’t whine and cry about it, I had a business to run, so I kept moving, building client relationships and growing my business. Even when it was obvious that nobody was going to invest in a business where they might be paying out 50% or more in overhead for each employee, in order to provide for the regulations set into motion by President Obama through ObamaCare and other various regulations. But, I kept working. I had a family to support. I had a life to live. I had kids who believed that Obama might be ‘an answer’ to some of the problems our world faced. They were wrong.
We survived 8 years, but we lost most of my business, our home, and my ability to keep my family together. Each of us were struggling on our own, and I was homeless, trying to help with cost of living for each of them. I worked and lived in my truck for most of two years. Still making more than I might have made at a ‘job’ I managed to keep my business operational, and add other services, but the business I’d had in the beginning of those 8 years, slipped and slid into the proverbial liberal gutter of regulations, government overreach, and overindulgent government spending. I wasn’t part of that – and my health went down hill fast. ObamaCare might have been my saving grace… Except that it wasn’t. I couldn’t afford it. And I couldn’t qualify for the alternatives – even homeless and living out of my truck – I still had bank accounts and property.
Along comes an election and candidates who had quantifiable conservative values going for them, but America – the Americans who were like me, suffering after 8 years of busting our butts under Obama’s overreach and over-regulating restrictions on our freedom and liberty – elected the not so conservative man, Donald J. Trump. A month in, he’s accomplishing all the things he campaigned on, and he’s pursuing the rest. Life is good, and we’ve got some great things happening.
For the first time in many years, I actually see indications of achieving some real profit this year, something more than enough to make truck payments, pay the insurance, and cover the gas costs over and above the overhead of my business. (Just because I don’t have a legitimate office doesn’t mean there isn’t overhead.)
James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence under Obama just told Chuck Todd he has no knowledge of improper contacts between the Trump Campaign and Russia.
Todd: “There’s a lot of smoke here, but there’s been no smoking gun. At what point does the public say, ‘well, this all just smoke.”?
Clapper: “Well, that’s a good question.”
Left unasked by Todd: “If there’s no substance, who is behind effort to keep leaking and to sustain the appearance of continuing smoke?”
With the constant barrage of in-discrepant behavior from Obama during his time in office, there’s no huge jump with all the connective activity to put him in the driver’s seat of current rhetoric and accusations, condemning the Trump Team.
So, what’s it all about?
Why? Why hasn’t Obama gone the way of past presidents and moved on to some adventurous and non-political activity as benign as painting heroes, or building houses for the poor? The sarcastic temptation to say, “Oh yeah, that would take talent and work!” is too high… But he could take up pro-golfing. He wouldn’t even have to spend any extra time on the golf course. He’s practiced up!
In the scheme of life, the days past and present, and with all that could be said and done by a former president, isn’t it time for FORMER President Obama to take a seat, remove himself from the spotlight, and allow the current president the same space and room HE was given by President George W. Bush to lead without condemnation of a former?
No where in history has any former president done so much to disrupt and endanger a sitting president of the United States of America. It’s time to move on. Barack Obama, get yourself and your loser buddies out of the way and let this nation rebuild what you attempted to destroy. Your work is done. You failed. Now go the hell away!