HAMLET Portrayed by Obama

Sometime ago we wrote of our “Hamlet on the Potomac.”  You know — the one in the Oval Office.

If you listen closely you can hear Obama twisting himself into knots asking the wrenching question: “To lead… or NOT to lead?” (Our apologies to Bill Shakespeare!)

As America’s regal eagle, King Obama resembles Denmark’s overly sensitive  prince, Hamlet, in so many ways. Obama never seems quite able to make up his mind. He pines away in the shadow of such great presidents a Ronald Reagan, Teddy Roosevelt, James Monroe, et al.

I am so thankful  to all the lackeys  surrounding Obama for informing the nation that  Obama is the smartest President the country has ever had, bar none!   Heck, had they not told me that, I’d never have known!  Dumb me!

The Democrats have a problem understanding that intelligence and education  does not necessarily translate into the ability to lead.  In fact, some  of our greatest leaders have been men and women of average  intelligence. 

One can be a genius and yet unable to inspire  others to follow. One can be a genius and still be frightened of one’s  own shadow.  One can be a genius and be frozen into indecision and  inaction by any number of things — such as — fear of failure.

The Democrats need to understand that explaining Obama’s inability to make a decision, to take action, to LEAD, is not due to his genius.  It is a  weakness. Obama is a weak leader and the world knows it.  Worse, or  enemies know it and they are taking advantage of it.  Consider  Russia’s Putin in the Crimea and the Ukraine — and — let us not forget Syria.  (One must wonder if Obama is “flexible” enough yet for Mr. Putin?)   

Even with all those “smarts” Obama doesn’t seem to understand the  consequences of all that soul searching he is attributed by his  flunkies. Nor does he seem to understand that while he “takes his time”  and “considers carefully,” bodies keep piling up and circumstances that  claimed those bodies (and will claim more) continue to worsen.

I  can’t shake the feeling that the escalating body count comes in a  distant second, in priority, to Obama’s efforts to save the US Senate for the Democrats in November. 

Every President of the United  States gets to define his own “doctrine.” My personal favorite was James Monroe’s, which came to be known, of course, as the Monroe Doctrine. It served the country well — until we began to elect “internationalist”  Presidents, like Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Hussein Obama.  All three of these Presidents relied heavily upon the so-called (or as a TV commentator said  — “fabled”) International Community, to either  solve problems around the globe or take the lead in seeking solutions to those problems.

It didn’t, and it doesn’t, work.

When  Obama went to the United Nations – FIRST – to ask PERMISSION to  intervene in Libya and DID NOT GO FIRST to the US Congress where lies the constitutional power to declare war, it was clear where his  allegiance lay/lies.

Mr. Obama has said he considers himself a  citizen of the world. (Could it be that Obama is the first citizen of  the world, not a citizen of the US, to hold the office of US President?? We will learn the truth of this only after his days in office are  ended.) If that is so, then he was acting within character when he  ignored the US constitution and the US Congress. Seems to me these are  grounds for impeachment.

Watching Obama make a decision,  especially one that involves US foreign policy to any degree, IS like  watching Hamlet wrestling through every line of the play. In short  order, the reader, or observer of the play, wants to take the screwed-up prince and give him a swift kick in the butt to reset what passes for  his mind.

I’ll let you in on a little secret of mine. I don’t  think Obama is all that bright. Nosiree, I don’t. See, I learned in  grammar school that a fellow with an average IQ and an expansive  vocabulary with the ability to speak authoritatively — and do so in  public — could con folks into believing he was smarter than the average Joe.

Well, it’s not really a con — if YOU don’t PRESENT yourself as smarter that other folks.

It is the nature of the human animal to seek out a well-spoken leader  (Ofttimes mistakenly perceived as an “Alpha” personality) to follow. Yes, humans DO act more like sheep than I am comfortable with.

Obama as HamletProblem is – our reluctant leader, our Shakespearean prince in Washington, DID present himself as smarter than everyone else. (At least his cohort of socialist fellow travelers did.) The risk involved when one does that is simply that … at some point … your bluff is going to be called.

OBAMA’S BLUFF HAS BEEN CALLED and it turns out – between Obama and Hillary  Clinton – Hillary’s testosterone levels are much higher!

Speaking of Presidential doctrines, I think Ronald Reagan’s was every bit as  clear as that of Teddy Roosevelt. Put simply, Reagan’s doctrine was: You harm an American, anywhere in the world, and we will come after you.  You cannot hide. It is short and sweet and to the point. The world knew  that when Reagan said it … Reagan meant it!

George H. W. Bush’s  doctrine was to follow the UN’s direction — and he did. Of course, we  had to turn around and go right back to Iraq, to finish the job, when  his son took office.

The George W. Bush Doctrine was “hit ‘em  first!” It was to fight them “over there” so we didn’t have to fight  them “over here.” The thing I don’t like about it was our feeble attempt at nation building. We might have been able to carry it off in the  1940’s and 1950’s with Germany and Japan, but today — we suck at it!

Bill Clinton’s Doctrine was to lob a few cruise missiles into a reputed  aspirin factory, after dark, when no body was in the building, which,  reports tell us, was an abandoned building, anyway. And Clinton insisted our warplanes over Serbia had to drop bombs from such a high altitude  that the bomb runs were a useless waste of munitions.

Obama’s  Doctrine is to first dither while the bodies pile up — and then, when  all else fails, persuade someone else to do it. Then, find a way to take credit for it – if it goes well, of course.

Understand: I did  not want America involved in Libya, in Egypt, in Syria, or in any of the Middle Eastern countries now in flames. I am not unconvinced that the  whole blow-up in the Islamic nations of the Middle East was designed as  an old “draw play” worthy of my Native American ancestors, to draw a  weakened America, with a decidedly weak President, into a unending,  continually deepening, fray that would suck the life out of our economy  and eventually collapse our government.

Talk about having the  right man, in the right place, at the right time! For our Middle Eastern enemies Obama was a godsend — the same for our domestic enemies, as  well.

America, today, resembles a great ship caught in a storm,  rudderless, and being blown onto the rocks of doom by the winds of  change brought us by the Obama Regime.

Conservatives are  desperately tossing sea anchors over the side hoping to slow the great  ship’s eminent doom until a new captain can be elected, the rudder  repaired, and a new course stirred taking the massive vessel away from  the shoals of certain disaster.

To affect the rescue of America  we need a candidate for President who actually has a chance at winning.  NONE of those expected to announce as candidates stand a snowball’s  chance in Hades, in August, against the great socialist machine already  switching their massive efforts from Obama to Hillary Clinton.

In my opinion, people of faith would do well to petition the deity to whom they pray to mercifully cut short our chastisement and send America a  leader who will lead us in the quest to restore America’s greatness and  once again illuminate the “great city set on a hill” as a beacon to all  mankind.


Longstreet-Headshot-3J. D. Longstreet is a conservative Southern American (A native sandlapper and an adopted Tar Heel) with a deep passion for the history, heritage, and culture of the southern states of America. At the same time he is a deeply loyal American believing strongly in “America First”. He is a thirty-year veteran of the broadcasting business, as an “in the field” and “on-air” news reporter (contributing to radio, TV, and newspapers) and a conservative broadcast commentator. Longstreet is a veteran of the US Army and US Army Reserve. He is a member of the American Legion and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. A lifelong Christian, Longstreet subscribes to “old Lutheranism” to express and exercise his faith.