Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The odd choices in Barack Obama's career

It's time to throw my hat in the ring as regards predicting the election results. So here it is: Barack Obama will be defeated. Seriously and convincingly defeated. Not due to racism, not due to the forces of reaction, not even due to Karl Rove sending out mind rays over the national cable system. He will lose for one reason above all, one that has been overlooked in any analysis that I've yet seen. Barack Obama will lose because he is a flake.

I'm using the term in its generally accepted sense. A flake is not only a screwup, but someone who truly excels in making bizarre errors and creating incredibly convoluted disasters. A flake is a "fool with energy", as the Russian proverb puts it. ("A fool is a terrible thing to have around, but a fool with energy is a nightmare".)

Barack Obama is a flake, and the American people have begun to see it. The chief characteristic of a flake is that he makes choices that are impossible to either understand or explain. These are not the errors of the poor dope who can't grasp the essentials of a situation, or the neurotic who ruins things out of compulsion, or the man suffering chronic bad luck.

The flake has a genius for discovering solutions at perfect right angles to the ordinary world. It's as if he's the product of a totally different evolutionary chain, in a universe where the laws are slightly but distinctly at variance to ours. When given a choice between left and right, the flake goes up -- if not through the 8th dimension. And although there's plenty of rationalization, there's never a logical reason for any of it. After awhile, people stop asking...

- J. R Dunn

I strongly recommend this article in its entirety which may be read at the website of the American Thinker.


Anonymous said...

"A fool is a terrible thing to have around, but a fool with energy is a nightmare".

This is true...as the last eight years have proven.

Ad Orientem said...

I will be voting for McCain on election day. That said there is no Democrat who will cheering louder than me when "W" leaves office, no matter who replaces him. There is not a conservative bone in that man's body. Bush has been an unmitigated disaster as a president and justly deserves the abysmal ratings I am sure historians will give his eight years in office.


Anonymous said...

I don't think McCain is not one of the fools being described.

Do you really think someone who has been a "Washington insider" for over 26 years, isn't a fool of the energetic sort?