Saturday, November 16, 2013

Obama is Oz

The following quote from this post made the connection for me.  Obama is the Wizard of Oz.
Sooner or later, however, reality bites. Sooner or later, something happens that touches the material interests of individuals in a way they cannot willfully ignore. Sooner or later, something happens that causes all but the most blind partisans to step back, pay attention, and rethink. It is like that moment in The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy sees behind the curtain. You and I have long been aware that the country is being conned. We knew that the President was lying when he told Americans on 24 occasions, in no uncertain terms, that they could keep the health insurance that they had. We knew as well that he was perfectly aware that he was peddling a whopper, and everyone in our larger political class knew so as well. The mainstream media knew, and they helped him sell his lies.
Oz the Great and Powerful, who can do anything - but pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

In the 1900 book by L. Frank Baum, the Wizard appears to each of the main characters individually: as a giant head, a beautiful fairy, a ball of fire, and a horrible monster.  When he finally meets them all together, he's a disembodied voice. Obama, too, has this quality.  In the prologue to The Audacity of Hope, Obama himself wrote "I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views."

To this day, nobody knows anything about the man's past.  What were his college grades? Who were his childhood friends?  Why isn't the PDF of his birth certificate a single layer?  Who signs the paycheck for a "community organizer"? Hell, we don't even know what he stands for now - every single thing he says has an expiration date.

Even now, Obama's trying to pick and choose which parts of his signature legislation (the Affordable Care Act is more commonly known as Obamacare) will be enforced and which will not, a power not authorized to the office of the President and a power outlawed in the 1600s for the monarchy in England.

Every portrayal of the Wizard of Oz, from Frank Morgan to Richard Pryor to James Franco, shows the wizard to be a small time con man who suddenly finds himself thrust into a position of power.Each knows he is a fraud, but he's got some tricks up his sleeve to make people believe him.  As Mark Steyn writes:
Until October 1, Obama had never done anything — not run a gas station, or a doughnut stand — other than let himself be wafted onward and upward to the next do-nothing gig. Even in his first term, he didn’t really do: Starting with the 2009 trillion-dollar stimulus, he ran a money-no-object government that was all money and no objects; he spent and spent, and left no trace. Some things he massively expanded (food stamps, Social Security disability) and other things he massively diminished (effective foreign policy), but all were, so to speak, preexisting conditions. Obamacare is the first thing Obama has actually done, and, if you’re the person it’s being done to, it’s not pretty.
And now, what was so obvious to so many in 2008 simply can't be hidden by the legacy media any longer,