I will use the Obama/McCrystal debacle in a understandable perspective, as an example.
Obama appeared upon the national political scene as an extremely liberal senator from Illinois. Although his congressional record is basically empty and his own assessment of his judgment was that he was too busy running for public office to do much of substance in his senate career. He skipped committee meetings and was absent from the senate voting secessions about a fourth of the time; however Obama had his surface appeal to fall back on. Bush was not only disliked due to his awkwardness in communication and the Iraqi war only added to his political burden. In retrospect, any truly fresh face was desirable and perfect to the DNC to be their choice to represent their party. Now with President Bush to blame for all that is wrong, this man was a sure thing in the race to the Whitehouse.
Now this man who has never revealed his credentials, except perhaps to a secret few, and has ridden behind his veil of secrecy into the position of Commander-in-Chief of the world’s most powerful military; this pitiful, annoying pipsqueak of a man who would not make a pimple on a private’s *** has used his position to fire a four-star general for allegedly saying things, the truthfulness of which has not been challenged, but which hurt the feelings of this elitist prince of fools who now holds the catbird seat in our government.
With the preceding considered, the following quote is should be foremost in the mind of true Americans.
“The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” - Anonymous