Quin Hillyer writes at American Spectator:
When Barack Obama leaves the White House tomorrow, he leaves with his worst dreams unrealized. Still, what he leaves behind is awful. Thank goodness he’ll be gone.
The very day after Obama was elected in 2008, I predicted in this space that his team would steal the Senate by hook and crook (see: Al Franken); nuke the filibuster at least for judicial nominees; liberalize voting laws (or enforcement thereof) to make fraud easier while charging opponents with "vote suppression"; drum up spurious allegations of civil rights violations; punish anti-abortion protesters; enact "copious new regulations, especially environmental, to be used selectively to ensnare other conservative malcontents"; invasively use the IRS to harass conservative organizations; and tacitly encourage civil unrest in furtherance of Obamite goals.
All those predictions of course came true. . . .
The unfortunate result of these and so many more extremist outrages at home and abroad? "The world is a much more parlous place because of Obama’s legacy," Hillyer writes.
Obama "entered office on an Alinskyite power trip, wanting to completely transform America. He failed at that, thank goodness, but he did succeed in weakening this great nation."
How might such a failure leave office?
Well, says Hillyer, "if Barack Obama knew how to slink, he would slink out of the Oval Office and completely offstage, bowed and beaten by his record of scandal and failure, as much or even more of a pariah among an American majority than Jimmy Carter was in the early 1980s."
Instead of slinky Obama, Hillyer says the ex-White House occupier will "try to stick around as a constant presence, lecturing us and hectoring us and insisting that we don't live up to his exacting standards."
How should America respond? "The best thing we can do is ignore him -- and go about our business of rebuilding, purposely oblivious to his irrelevant fulminations."
All I can say is: Good riddance, Saul Alinsky Obama. You occupied the White House, but you never came close to being an American president. And, by the way, thanks for taking Hillary Clinton with you.
Read Quin Hillyer's entire column here.
"Spiritual Terror vs. Human Liberty: The Dream Called America Dodges a Bullet," J. Richard Pearcey at Newsmax
"How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War," J Richard Pearcey at The Pearcey Report