~ obama was hope ~ by two_gypsy_hearts
America has had some exemplary presidents and some really bad ones and, for the most part, they could be described as "what you see is what you get." Sure we've had some like a "tricky Dick" and one that was an actor but we've never had one quite like Barack Obama who can best be described as the "Great Pretender."
The inspiration for this article comes from a hit song from the 1950's by the Platters, entitled The Great Pretender. One day when I was thinking about all the many ways that Mr. Obama has failed to follow through on the commitments that he made to the people of America, I heard that song played on an oldies station and I thought, "That's him, that's President Obama, the Great Pretender."
Here's an excerpt from that song:
"Oh-oh, yes I'm the great pretender
Pretending that I'm doing well
My need is such I pretend too much"
That's it, that fits him perfectly. He pretends to be an agent of change but he's anything but that; his inspiring campaigning theme "Yes we can" has never materialized. And what he has done and the way that he has gone about it just doesn't match his soaring rhetoric. We're still waiting for something of real substance to happen; with this president, there is a distinct disconnect between what he says and what he, in reality, does.
The song goes on with: "I seem to be what I'm not, you see"