First, he's black and electing him supports the pervasive but incorrect Liberal narrative that black Americans are intellectually equal to whites. I wish it were true but it's not. As for Obama being "brilliant," it's highly unlikely. Statistics say that a brilliant black person is extremely rare.
Second, a black man would reliably attract some 95% of black votes -- regardless of the candidate's record, qualifications (or lack thereof) -- even those with a criminal record. (Black people will vote "their man" even if he or she is a drug addict, a criminal or a proven incompetent.) Blacks can also be counted on to buy-into Liberal myths, their populist stands and their incorrect ideas about economics and public policies. The Democrats stand now for permanent dependency to guarantee their own permanent position of power. Blacks (and others) buy into this hook, line and sinker regardless of the decay of their social structure(s).
Third, Obama benefited mightily from Liberal affirmative action programs. We elected Obama whose only qualifications were diplomas from elitist institutions of Columbia and Harvard. But don't ask for records of class attendance or transcripts!! Obama almost certainly got into top schools because of Liberal affirmative action programs who advanced him regardless of merit (without affirmative action programs, there would be essentially no black students admitted to any of the top professional schools). Then, the newly elected President was lauded by Nobel committee for essentially nothing except being a somewhat intelligent black man who campaigned well (helped by that gift of gab). He is a smooth-talker -- a trait that I've noticed about black men over the decades. It's a gift that comes about by liars and cheaters who have to constantly talk their way out of problems that they themselves create. Obama has this.
Of no big surprise, Obama turns out to be one of the most incompetent Presidents ever. Not only are his skills drastically inadequate, but his intellectual capabilities are obviously limited as he has shown himself unable to learn anything. In fact, he would have done the nation (and world) a big favor by staying in Chicago and continuing his community organizing. But we're stuck with him due to decades of Liberal mythology, false narratives about key policy ideas and race -- all of these wrong ideas perpetuated by Liberal media, liberal school boards and liberal Hollywood. See Liberalism Imposed By Tricks, Lies; Doesn't Work. The nation and world has to pay the price of this orchestrated mythology and for liberal's incorrect ideas.
Obama's record is nothing but failures; in both foreign and domestic arenas. Worse, we have to endure nothing but lies, twisted truths, twisted logic, and the blaming of others for his failures. If he really believes his various excuses and explanations, then his brain is defective. I really do believe that his brain doesn't work correctly. I've seen it many times before in both black men and women over the decades. Obama shows me that he is one of them.
Speaking of failures, take his recent trip to Japan and Asia. The trip was originally planned in order to sign a Trans-Pacific trade deal with Japan that would have marked his (nonexistent) "pivot" to Asia. There was no deal and there is region-wide distrust of Washington's commitment to the region -- a region where there are rising tensions among nations, and where China is making outrageous claims to territories in the South China Sea -- strong-arming all the nations bordering the S. China Sea. How can a "pivot to Asia" be trusted when his administration announces plans to diminish our naval and military strength while China is increasing theirs? This kind of incoherence is the hallmark of this intellectually inept administration. Oh, for good measure, Obama also drew more red lines in Japan and Korea in his trip.
There is region-wide distrust of Obama's "leadership" in the Middle East too. Not surprisingly, the administration's attempts to restart the Palestinian-Israel peace talk has fallen apart in the past two weeks, and he fails to correctly blame the Muslims for the problems. The PLO's reconciliation with the terrorist group Hamas was the major impediment. Also, asking Israel to attend talks with predetermined territorial concessions is another lame-brained idea from Obama that torpedoed the engagement before it started. (Only when US and EU financial support is removed and the Palestinians are forced to admit the reality of their complete and utter defeat will there ever be peace.)
Obama is pathologically incapable of seeing that Islam itself is the most murderous force in the world today with thousands of deaths per year due to "Jihadi" attacks world-wide. Because of his intellectual blindness, he unsurprisingly let's the Iranians 'off the hook' by reversing some of the highly-effective sanctions giving the Mullahs in Tehran more money for advancing their terrorist activities.
Obama has been WRONG on Iran, wrong about Islam, wrong on Putin (Romney was correct), wrong about the missiles in Poland, wrong to bring a war against coal (and coal miners), wrong about the supposed demise of Al Qaeda, wrong about Solyndra, wrong about Keystone, wrong about climate change, wrong about gun crimes (the majority are committed by young black men), wrong about the oil/gas industry, wrong to denigrate businessmen, wrong on minimum wage, wrong about ObamaCare, wrong about Syria, wrong about Libya, wrong about Egypt, and wrong about Israel and Palestinians. He will be outplayed again by Putin in the Ukraine. I'll stop right there because Obama is wrong about most everything. Peter Wehner at Commentary Magazine says it best:
It’s not simply that Mr. Obama has fallen short of what he promised; it’s that he has been, in so many respects, a failure. Choose your metrics. Better yet, choose Mr. Obama’s metrics: Job creation. Economic growth. Improving our health-care system. ReducingSo, the USA and World has to groan under the dead-weight and obvious incompetence of the current group in the White House -- thanks to phony Liberal narratives, wrong liberal ideas that the complicit Liberal media promotes and "white guilt."
the debt. Reducing poverty. Reducing income inequality. Slowing the rise of the oceans. Healing the planet. Repairing the world. The Russian “reset.” Peace in the Middle East. Red lines in Syria. Renewed focus on Afghanistan. A new beginning with the Arab world. Better relations with our allies. Depolarizing our politics. Putting an end to the type of politics that “breeds division and conflict and cynicism.” Working with the other party. Transparency. No lobbyists working in his administration. His commitment to seek
public financing in the general election. The list goes on and on.
By now, nearly five and a half years into the Obama presidency, objective people can draw reasonable conclusions, among which are these: Barack Obama was among the least prepared men to ever serve as presidency. It shows. He has been overmatched by events right from the start.