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The Vertiginous World of Barack Obama | September 2, 2014

In the past six and a half years I have written a stack full of articles, both in my blog and for the Mindszenty Foundation on Barack Obama. He is arguably the most complex and variegated president in history.

In his case that is not a good thing. In his presidential wake he has left a dizzy wake of uncertainty, pain and fear that has left the American people nearly as deeply divided as they were during bellicose days of the Lincoln administration.

In defense of Abraham Lincoln, the nation had been seriously bifurcated since the early days of the Republic. Lincoln’s war merely vindicated one side against the other, though many of those divisions have unnecessarily resurfaced under President Obama.

Anyone who has ever suffered a Vertigo act can easily empathize with those of us who felt the country’s lack of purpose, direction or destiny has sent one’s mind whirling so that it has been nearly impossible to focus on the nation’s deepest problems.

I keep asking myself how could this have happened to America, once the greatest nation in the world in such a quick period of time. I can possibly understand electing Obama as the first Mulatto President as of historical significance, given the country’s divisive racial background but twice…is beyond comprehension.

By all traditional standards the Obama policies in health care, economics and foreign policy have been abject failures. Not only has he lowered the world’s respect for the American flag but he also has mired the nation’s future in a quagmire of red ink.

Obama was a virtually unknown Senator who came out of no-where to, not only defeat the female standard-bearer of the Clinton dynasty but also win a heated election on the strength of his vapid promises of hope and change. This is a scene out of a surrealistic cartoon. It makes me wonder what a majority of voters were smoking just before going to the polls.

His second election is even more unfathomable. He ran on something a bit more concrete but highly questionable.

Osama bin-laden is dead, GM is alive and Al-Qaeda is on the run!

Lets analyze this a bit.

Osama is dead! O.K. I have seen the heroic movie that depicts the attack that allegedly killed him. But what real proof do we actually have that he did actually die at the hands of the U.S. military?  Was there any concrete evidence of his dead body—pictures…an autoposy report–burial plot?  No he was unceremoniously dumped into the darkest and deepest fathoms of the be be devoured by sea creatures of all kind.

I am not trying to start a conspiracy theory or anything like that but after all this administration once boasted of its being the most transparent presidency in history…yet in the mendacious world of Barack Obama it has been the most opaque presidential administration.

Why should we believe the president or his factotums on anything?  I mean it took this man four years to come forward about his birth certificate…and how do we know what he produced was really authentic? Did it not designate his father’s race as American-American? In 1961?

Have they been forthcoming about Benghazi…the IRS’s punitive measures against the Tea Party, Fast and Furious…the Veterans Administration…Putin and reset…the beat goes on…

What has this president ever done to earn the trust of the American people?

His speeches are nothing more than pabulum for the masses. The spin his Politburo puts on his casual statements is enough to send those of  us, even with the greatest of vestibular balance into the whirligig of a vertigo attack.

GM is alive…not really. They survive as a shadow of their once powerful self after illegally ignoring their bondholders in favor of a union that was largely responsible for its demise. It is the legacy payments, which will eventually sink GM for good because unless GM’s relationship with the UAW changes they have no hope for long-term survival.

Is Al-Qaeda now on the run…or maybe he was right…they are running…right us with guns blazing and their knives, dripping with American blood…boldly threatening to raise their Islamic National flag over the White House?

Then there is the question of leadership…from behind?  Did Obama learn his military tactics and strategies from the Generals at Camp Swampy?

Does he really know what to do with the Russians, Shiites, Sunnis and border illegals?   Or he using these past six years for a reprise of the cinematic character Inspector Clouseau…or was it Inspector Clueless?

Like Bill Clinton before him, Obama fancies himself a world citizen, which is throwback to the 18th century’s twisted vision of an enlightened world without rancor…war…turmoil…a world that needed no arms of any kind…All these minions of peace had to do was talk with our former enemies.  Then the power of their rhetoric would convince the Muslims and the Russians that geopolitics, invasions and balances of power were just useless relics from the 19th century that had already been designated for the ash heap of history.

Yes and when President Rip Van Obama awakes from his long siesta perhaps he can prescribe an Excedrin pill for the dizziness and nausea that his administrations have foisted on the American people. Hopefully it will not be too late for the country to regain its footing in the world and its balance in leadership.



  1. That’s it in a nutshell, Bill – sadly….

    Comment by Shirley Ducey — September 5, 2014 @ 11:17 pm

  2. Bill,A movement in this country should be, lets elect a person too turn the lights out when the country fails.I’m thinking Alaska would be a nice place to live.

    Comment by Mike Ellington — September 5, 2014 @ 11:28 pm

  3. Well Bill, you may have Jeb Bush running the country if he wins the next election, a convert to Catholicism, he may suit the country better.
    At least the church can rest assured the bishops won’t lose their hats……
    You did hear it was our first woman prime minister, an atheist and living in sin that gave us our Royal Commission didn’t you…….

    Comment by L. Newington — September 7, 2014 @ 12:35 am

    • Lynn:
      Nice to hear from you again…it has been a while…I really don’t want another Bush in the Oval Office. I think both his family members made Barack Obama possible…and made it more difficult to defeat any of his policies. Catholics don’t necessarily make good presidents. The Orthodox ones probably couldn’t rule and the lax ones push the envelope further away from the truth.

      Comment by Bill Borst — September 9, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

  4. Obama did seem to come out of nowhere. When at a
    wedding in Chicago I recall seeing his picture on windows when he was running for Congress and
    wondering who he was. However, I have since learned
    where he came out of – THE CHICAGO LIBERAL CATHOLIC CHURCH!!! He was hired to work for 8
    Catholic Churches on the south side of Chicago and
    trained in Alinsky community organizing – his path to the White House. Read: No Higher Power by Phyllis
    Schlafly and see documentation from the Chicago Archdiocese to confirm the above.

    Also recall the Renew Adult Ed. for Catholics of the
    1980s which contained the Shakertown Pledge to
    be a WORLD CITIZEN!!!

    Come to Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum Conference
    this week-end at the Frontenac Hilton (St. Louis)
    to learn ALL about this administration including
    Common Core/Obamacore which is Federal control
    of education. One hundred Catholic diocese are
    adopting Common Core which has been named
    Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative. See their

    Sept. 17,2014

    Comment by M Fritz — September 17, 2014 @ 11:58 am

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After graduating from Holy Cross, Bill Borst earned an MA in Asian History from St. John's University and a Ph.D in American History from St. Louis University. (1972) A former New Yorker, he taught for many years in the St. Louis area, while also hosting a weekly radio show on WGNU from 1984-2006. He currently is a regular substitute for conservative Phyllis Schlafly on KSIV radio. (1320) He is the author of two books on social history, "Liberalism: Fatal Consequences," and "The Scorpion and the Frog: A Natural Conspiracy." He just retired as the Features editor of the Mindszenty Foundation Monthly Report. In his 11 years from 2003-2013 he wrote nearly 130 essays on Catholic culture and world affairs. Many in St. Louis also know him as the "Baseball Professor," because of a course that he offered at Maryville College from 1973-74. It was arguably the first fully-accredited baseball history course in the Midwest.The author of several short books on the old St. Louis Browns, he started the St. Louis Browns Historical Society in 1984. In 2009 his first two plays were produced on the local stage. "The Last Memory of an Ol' Brownie Fan," ran six performances at the Sound Stage in Crestwood and "A Perfect Choice" ran for two performances at the Rigali Center Theater in Shrewsberry. His third play, "A Moment of Grace," ran six performances at DeSmet High School in January of 2011with First Run Theater in January of 2011. He is currently working on a 4th play, "A Family Way," which is a comedy about a happy dysfunctional family. He can reached at







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