Barack Obama, the Etch-A-Sketch President

Barack Obama, the Etch-A-Sketch President



This past week it was Ronald Reagan.  This could be seen
coming from a mile away.  It really doesn’t take a Nostradamus to predict these
things in our president’s behaviors. It  was obvious after watching Obama’s
preview video
of his BHO-SOTU address where he posted a ‘trailer’
on his web site.  And even the hardest of hearing heard about Obama reading
Reagan on his Christmas vacation flight to Hawai’i.  No one should be surprised,
despite the juxtaposition.

Everyone from the HuffPo to Breitbart found
this topic irresistible.  But of all the many Reagan/Obama media mentions,
Mark Rudd’s warning
, “feint right,
turn left,”
are the most ominous, and to this writer’s mind,

And so last week, we witnessed a feeding frenzy from the
media and the blogosphere, discussing the change in Mr. Obama’s
attitude and rhetoric. Some made for juicy, thought provoking, reading. Others
were spin. The Big Three Alphabet Media agreed, Obama was “Reaganesque”.
The problem for Mr. Obama is that we are now on to his character, if not yet his
legal identity.  Chameleonesque is a better description for this
president. Therefore, this Reagan thing, won’t work for him.

Do you
wonder which historical, great leader, Obama and his handlers might choose next
for him to impersonate?

Let us reflect upon some of the absurd, failed,
comparisons from the lost and wandering left-bent hopefuls in search of their
Champion, their voice, and their identity, over the first two years of this
unprecedented presidency:

  • During his campaign, (the pre-election one) Obama was to become the
    next John F. Kennedy
    . In the early afterglow days of the Democrats’ victory,
    People, Time, and Newsweek Magazines, did their best to project that Jack
    & Jackie Camelot fantasy
    on to the Barry and Michelle blank screen
    to entice (propagandize) the population (sheep) to fall in
    love with this most exceptionally beautiful, and brilliant, ruling couple.
    (Must have been Jackie’s and Michelle’s remarkably similar tastes in clothing?)
  • He has been the incarnation of Abe Lincoln  (They are both tall and
  • He has been called “Jeffersonian”.
    (Aside from sharing the same brand of Teleprompter, we’re at a loss.)
  • Michelle
    Obama compared to Marie Antoinette.
    Like Marie, Michelle mysteriously gave
    up her license to practice law, or was disbarred. (same with hubby)
  • Obama, the next Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Probably because of the
    Beer Summit, combined with the work Obama’s DOJ has done, absolving the
    New Black Panther
    Party of that bogus voter intimidation case
  • Gandhi: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize for his excellence in reading other
    people’s utopian words from a teleprompter. (One year later, we are in awe
    over the Global Peace this man has singlehandedly created, particularly in the
    Middle East.)
    Bonus Link
  • Here,
    Obama is FDR
  • And of course, everyone’s favorite, Obama
    as Christ
Why does the characterization of Obama’s persona, and therefore his purpose
and direction, as described by his adoring media advocates, change so
frequently?  This is truly unprecedented.  Has any former national leader been
likened to so many former Great figures in world history?  Will the list
continue to increase?  Why would anyone imagine the trend to end here? Why isn’t
the media asking why this president cannot seem stand upon his own
From Audacity of Hope, credited to author Barack Hussein Obama, he
prophetically writes:
“I am new enough on the national political scene that I serve as a blank
screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own
views. As such, I am bound to disappoint some, if not all, of them.”
Ah, the mystique. And quite a prophetic statement, Mr. Obama. Indeed you
have gone far beyond disappointment, but you are no longer “new enough.” In two
short years, this has gotten really old.
Many would love to see you etch a sketch of your best 1974
Richard Nixon
Nick Chagouris is a small business owner and the father of
three beloved children to whom he has bequeathed natural born citizenship status
under the U.S. Constitution.  He can be contacted at


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