Sunday, March 25, 2012

Leadership, From Behind, With Vision

Of course it's photoshopped, but before you criticize, think how many times they did this to George W Bush. Anyway, this isn't all that embarrassing. I think most people have picked up binoculars and started using them before realizing that no light was getting through. Obama is only unique in that he's entirely capable of pretending that the binoculars are working just fine, thankyouverymuch. "In fact they're clearer than we expected and they're coming in under budget."

BTW - When it came time to save this picture I had to name it something unique so I settled on "obammanoculars." That caused me to wonder what Obama-binoculars would really be like. What does Obama see when he looks into the distance, ie the future? I think Obamanoculars would show him exactly the vision he had as an undergrad: shining efficient cities where everyone worked cheerfully, nobody got too rich, and the government took care of all the people.

I bet most people had daydreams of utopia at that age. The problem, for some people, is that the vision was so strong, or the visionaries were so stubborn, that reality had no chance to modify that vision. Empirical contradictions to the vision never got through for these stuck socialists. Obama will always have that same vision of an impossible future.

It's an impossible future, but that doesn't mean he can't wreck us trying to get there. That's why we have to vote him out of office. We can't take another four years of this guy trying to immanentize the eschaton.

Oh look. Here is the POTUS in almost the same picture except for one hand being huge. It must be a cross-post from that wildly popular One Large Hand blog.

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