I tend to avoid our dear friend Theodore “Vox Day” Beale’s WorldNetDaily columns like the plague because, well, he’s Vox Day and it’s the WND, which really tells you all you need to know. But upon recently realizing that Joseph Farah’s repository of far-Right wingnuttia might not be the choice venue for intelligent and substantial discussion (as much as those terms apply to anything Vox has ever written), he’s apparently decided to appeal to the lowest common denominator around with a new column that’s entirely about how President Obama is so bad, bad, bad in every way, and it’s just way too amusing to pass up.
For instance, consider the very opening paragraph:
Obama is bad. Not in the reverse meaning of the term, by which one indicates that an individual is actually cool or intimidating or otherwise superlative in some manner, but in the simple and straightforward negative sense. He is a bad president. He is a bad black man. He is a bad socialist. He is a bad peacemaker. He is a bad American. And most of all, he is bad for America and the world.
I’m not sure whether that second sentence was meant facetiously or whether it reveals just how disconnected the man is from any kind of reality, but it definitely sets the tone for the entertainment that follows.
Now, to be fair, I’ll be the first to admit that Obama has been anything but an ideal President, especially taking into account the enthusiastic hopes I and others originally shared as he first took office. The man has been a persistent and utter disaster on issues of civil liberties and executive power, and he’s been even worse overseas, where his approach to fighting supposed terrorism has long reached levels of bloodthirsty warmongering.
That, at least, is (in part) why I consider Obama to have been such a massive disappointment in so many regards, his undeniable progress on social issues aside. Now, what are the reasons why Vox thinks he’s been a sub-par head of state?
Even many of those who supported Obama and who voted for him in 2008 will agree that he has been a bad president. Contrary to his grandiose claims during his successful presidential campaign, the oceans have not begun to recede and the planet has not begun to heal despite the fact that we have entered the fourth year of his presidency. Of perhaps more interest to Americans is that the national debt has not begun to recede and the U.S. economy has not begun to heal, either.