Niall Ferguson: Obama’s Gotta Go
Some things are too important not to comment on, even if they appear to contain only a peripheral connection to Britain. But as you know, the presidency of Barack Obama, who claims English descent from his mother, has a great deal to do with the future of Britain and the world.
Though I knew enough about Barack Obama not to vote for him, I, too, rejoiced that fellow Americans had been without racial prejudice when sending him to the White House. I regretted only that Americans had been fed such a load of blarney by the media that they thought his achievements and character made him worth voting for.
Since then I have watched in horror as a President who is at best an "amateur" and at worst a malign, self-opportunistic divider, has wrecked the real achievements and aspirations of Americans. English historian Niall Ferguson provides the details:
I was a good loser four years ago. “In the grand scheme of history,” I wrote the day after Barack Obama’s election as president, “four decades is not an especially long time. Yet in that brief period America has gone from the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the apotheosis of Barack Obama. You would not be human if you failed to acknowledge this as a cause for great rejoicing.”
. . .Yet the question confronting the country nearly four years later is not who was the better candidate four years ago. It is whether the winner has delivered on his promises. And the sad [grim, infuriating, desolate] truth is that he has not.