Its a classic case.
He got really high at the beginning and everything seemed better. Everything seemed to go his way. So he kept using. But over time it didn’t have the same effect anymore, so he used more. But he could never seem to reach that same high again.
Then other people began to notice. It began to affect his job performance. Even many who are very close to him began to notice something was wrong.
Then many people who used to support him could no longer look the other way, and they told him so. They told him, you have to stop. But he wouldn’t listen. He was in deep denial. They shouted and the pleaded with him to stop, but to no avail. Then his former friends, left with no other choice, turned their backs on him.
He tried to mouth the words that he understood. He tried to convince people he would change his ways, but before long he was back to his old tricks. He ignored his wake up call. He will have to hit rock bottom. When he does, will he still have enough people who care left? The decision is his.
Barack Obama needs an intervention.
His blame Bush rhetoric used to command big applause but now it falls flat. President Obama continuously tries to achieve that same high he had in 2008, but his efforts are in vain. This past weekend President Obama tried to lay the economic crisis entirely at the feet of his predecessor.
“The country cannot return to the “dereliction of duty that helped deliver this recession,” Obama said. He added that the previous administration’s role in the economic meltdown was the “real outrage.”
But nobody is buying it anymore, nobody except the handful of enablers that he surrounds himself with. That’s what they are, the bad crowd, the enablers. Mark Steyn had this to say about them:
The palpable whiff given off by the White House inner circle is that they’re the last people on the planet still besotted by Barack Obama, and that they’re having such a cool time starring in their own reality-show remake of The West Wing they can only conceive of the public — and, indeed, the world — as crowd-scene extras in The Barack Obama Show.
Everything Barack Obama thought his presidency would be is in shambles. His poll numbers have plummeted and even the great people of Taxachusetts voted to give him a wake up call, but he is in deep denial.
Its not that he is on the wrong track – its that he didn’t explain himself well enough. If only they would listen, if only they understood. The people plead…
Stop trying to take over health care!
You don’t understand, I am doing this for you. I can’t quit.
He says, “I can stop anytime I want to.”
We say, “no you can’t.”
He says, “I am not an ideologue.”
It is then that we know that nothing short of an intervention will do. That intervention is scheduled for Tuesday, November 2, 2010.
It may be his last chance, but it is definitely ours.