He Wasn’t a Good Community Organizer Either

Some Lives Matter

From: townhall.com,  by Derek Hunter,  on May 28, 2015,  see the article HERE.

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First, a failed community organizer, next, an inconsequential State Senator, then a partial-term abortion as a U.S. Senator, and now a worthless, failure of a president. I give you, Barack Obama.

History will be much kinder to the Obama years than it should be, but only because the historians who write about them most likely will be sycophantic progressives unwilling or unable to admit their belief system is a failure.

Books will be cooked, data will be cherry picked, and the Obama years will be an oasis after the hell that was the Bush years. In reality, the Obama years will be what may end up being the greatest missed opportunity of the last 50 years.

The opportunities missed weren’t economic – President Obama’s rigid adherence to his progressive ideology could not have produced any other outcome. And they weren’t on foreign policy – Obama quite simply never gave a damn about national security or our standing in the world. It will be in the intangibles.

The office of president is afforded a status unlike anything else on the planet. The bully pulpit enables the president to influence not only Washington but the culture. It’s here where Barack Obama missed his greatest opportunity.

The black community is home to the president’s greatest supporters, unwavering in its loyalty. So many of the hopes of the past, present and future were vested in him in a way that is incomprehensible to anyone outside that community. And Barack Obama failed them in monumental ways.

He was never going to propose anything economically to help them or the country as a whole– his ideology would not allow it. But the opportunity for constructive change was very real.

Violence and out-of-wedlock births are the scourges of the country, but they hurt the black community most. As the first black president, Barack Obama was uniquely positioned to speak out on these issues and have a real impact. But aside from lip service, he paid little attention to them.

Chicago, his hometown, is a warzone and you’d be hard pressed to find the president condemning it. Baltimore, a city 30 miles from where he lives now, burned in a riot, and he barely noticed. Thousands of young black men are murdered every year by other black men, and you’d think that information was kept away from him.

The reason for the Obama’s silence is simple – he’s not a leader, not a problem solver. This isn’t a partisan attack against a man with whom I obviously disagree, it’s a fact. His whole life has been spent sitting on the sidelines, riling people up, not solving problems. Aside from identifying problems, most times falsely, a community organizer’s existence is to simply get people upset enough to take to the streets and demand whatever change you’ve sold them will cure their ills. It never does, but there’s always something else to get them upset about to distract them from that fact.

President Obama never stopped being a community organizer. His instincts are to do what community organizers do – elevate and exploit tragedies. Anger is the currency of community organizers and Obama’s bank account runneth over.

The president is the same as the professional protesters living the nomadic life of moving from one exploitable event to another, only he isn’t allowed to physically move with them.

The money is good in both professions, but only one actually can bring about positive change. But President Obama continually chooses the other path.

By weighing in when he has – Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Henry Gates, etc. – rather than waiting for evidence, he has inevitably been on the wrong side of the truth. That’s one thing when you’re a community organizer, but when you’re president, it is a wasted opportunity. Rather than warn against jumping to conclusions and advise people to respect the rule of law, he jumped to conclusions and contradicted the rule of law.

The bodies are piling up. Chicago and Baltimore are competing for the title of “Murder Capital of the Country,” and Barack Obama talks about the victimhood status of people at the hands of the police. Young black men are exponentially more likely to be killed by other young black men, or even struck by lightning five times while hitting a hole-in-one on a par 4 in the Masters than to be murdered by a police officer, but pointing that out isn’t part of the president’s instincts. Instead he reinforces victimhood and ignoring police officers murdered because they took a job.

When you’re a community organizer, there’s no money, power or influence in realism; when you’re president, that’s where you’re supposed to try your damnedest to live.

President Obama has never stopped being a community organizer. History will try to bury that fact, but there will be a pile of bodies that didn’t have to be – not only during his term, but after as well – that will be a silent reminder of what could have been, what should have been, but never was because the only lives that matter are those that can be exploited when they are lost.


The only thing keeping the community organizer occupying the White House from publically failing on a truly epic scale is the vast left wing supporting cast he has around him. The president [sic], no matter who he (or she) may be, has the luxury of access to experts in every discipline, multitudes of them, as well as advice of countless informed individuals to help him make decisions. He may be the village idiot (he is), but he can call on his advisors to gather whatever information he may desire as input to support his decisions. Unfortunately, the ultimate decision remains his to make and history shows us that his decisions are not usually based on facts, but on ideology. An ideology planted and nurtured by the anti-American, communist, and socialist mentors of his formative years.



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5 Responses to He Wasn’t a Good Community Organizer Either

  1. Hardnox says:

    Good post. Yep, he failed alright… in an epic way.

    He could have easily heralded the accomplishments of blacks in this country to help heal the last remnants of racism. Instead, he opened the almost healed wound and poured gasoline on it. That will be his legacy.

    Without the fawning lefty media this poor excuse of president wouldn’t have made it through his first term let alone get reelected.

    Further, he has set the Mid East on fire and has destroyed relations with all our allies and has emboldened our enemies.

    The blood of innocents domestically and abroad is on his hands. My level of disgust with this man is off the charts. I can’t wait until he is out of office. Sadly, we’ll be hearing from him for decades much like the peanut farmer and ol’ Bubba while he rakes in mountains of cash allthewhile taking cheap shots at his successors.

  2. CW says:

    Great post and commentary, Garnet. The only criticism I have is when the author characterizes Obama’s failures and agitations to the black community as “missed opportunities” or “wasted opportunities.” I think that’s far too kind. There’s no doubt in my mind that Obama’s failures and “missed opportunities” are actually calculated decisions intended to bring about continued degeneration and hostility in the black community. That makes them despicable moral crimes rather than simple wasted opportunities. Obama doesn’t want to see blacks pull themselves up by their boot straps. He wants reparations. He wants wealth transfer. Fire up the anger in the black community by suggesting that they’re victims of white brutality and oppression; embolden them by stepping aside while they destroy their/our cities; blame the problem on “lack of opportunity” and being “ignored” by the more fortunate; insist that the solution is to throw money at them. Heck, let’s start throwing money at all of the minority-dominated inner cities to prevent violence and destruction in the future. It’s extortion, plain and simple.

  3. Uriel says:

    Sticky post to historical outlook on 21st century divisive behavior and most ridiculed and useless terms of life and office.

  4. Kathy says:

    I agree with CW in that Mr. Hunter was too kind. Like a lot of other authors/commentators, he looked at O from the standpoint of a regular president who just happened to do a lousy job, when instead, it was his intent all along to destroy this country from the inside out.

    Likely any other black man besides him would have turned those ‘opportunities’ into positive change for this country.

  5. Clyde says:

    Hunter needs to take off the kid gloves. THIS asshat needs to be TRULY exposed for the UTTER failure he has been, and continues to be. Good post, Garnet.