Paul A. Ibbetson
Barack Obama: the "historic" one-term president
By Paul A. Ibbetson
August 18, 2011

As Republican presidential candidates file in and out of contention and Americans wait to see the final line-up of GOP contenders for 2012, Barack Obama stands in the left's corner alone. The question is: just how alone is the Democratic Party's golden politician from 2008, the man Oprah Winfrey called "The One." Traditional wisdom in the politics game is that anything can happen and that a year's worth of happenings can transpire in a week in the wacky world of Washington. While this is true, there is also a time-tested wisdom that some losers are just so obvious that even their loving mothers quietly bet on the other side. Barack Obama will be such a loser; in fact, Obama's defeat will be so widely one-sided as to make John McCain's loss in 2008 seem like a squeaker.

The typical mindset in the political game is to maximize voter output by projecting to the public that all races will be close ones, that every vote is required to win, and that the opposition is just as close to victory as those on the side of the angels. There are strategic reasons for this method of thinking that I would not obstruct, but I would also say that there are even more practical reasons to say that Barack Obama and his reign over America do not fall within the normal parameters of American history. In short, the president has created an environment in which his removal from office is now a requirement for the survival of the country.

The destructive deeds of Obama's presidency have become almost mythical and without some chronicling there is little way to see the bigger picture of the president's own personal political destruction. The term "historic," which was used to propel Obama the candidate forward in the 2008 presidential primary, now serves as the dreary reminder of Obama's legacy. Out of the political gate Obama was historic in his affinity to the Muslim nations of the world and his indifference to long-time allies such as Israel. Similar historic oddities were the president's aversion to placing his hand over his heart for the Pledge of Allegiance as well as Obama's customized emblem representing a historic regime change.

Historic again was Obama's totalitarian aggression toward Americans who questioned his administration's master plans after his taking office, plans that over time appeared clearly socialistic. As a candidate, Obama hinted at the notion of his hatred of rural America when he called the people of Pennsylvania "gun toters and Bible clingers" and described the racist connotations he attached to those that would question his message of "hope and change." As president, Obama would throw civility out the door and become a historic American dictator. When it came to his forced healthcare package, the administration urged Americans to turn in their neighbors and friends, forwarding what the White House called "fishy e-mails" to In 2009, the Department of Homeland Security would release to law enforcement agencies a document entitled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment." Who did the administration under the historic President Barack Obama see as today's radical domestic terrorist? The document asserts that individuals of concern were people with the following qualities: angry over the economy, loss of jobs, those who champion states' rights over the federal government's, those opposing abortion and open borders, war veterans and those who did not celebrate Barack Obama's historic election win. While Obama's administration would turn to "soft terminology" when it came to talking about fighting Islamic radicals in the war on "you know what," Obama was clearly designating that his administration's focal enemy today would be the American people not in his camp.

Obama's historic transgressions against the American people are beyond count. From the president's takeover of the private market and his failed promise of lower unemployment rates to wild edicts for the Attorney General to usurp American law and no longer enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, Obama has created an environment where the America people question not only his competence, but whether or not he is actually attempting to destroy the country. Obama jokes about his desire to bypass Congress in the law making process while talking to radical anti-American organizations such as La Raza while the majority of the country looks on with a combination of slacked jaw amazement and growing rage.

The president has made the answer simple for the American people as to his political future. To avoid economic collapse, Barack Obama has to go. To avoid a complete breakdown of national security, Barack Obama has to go. To avoid the utter destruction of the moral fabric of this country, the American people have no choice, Barack Obama has to be made a one-term president.

Traditional Americans should show due diligence in gathering numbers at the polling booths to send Barack Obama packing. Much work needs to be done in this arena. What they should not fall victim to is the coming hype from the liberal media that the president's opposition is too weak to win, or that Obama is too strong, worthy and dare I say, "historic" to lose. The truth of the matter of America's future is that we are about to survive the most destructive president in this country's history and we are going to do it by the skin of our teeth, but do it we will. While there are always several architects to a one-term presidency, the most powerful force in Obama's political demise will be himself and what he did to our country, what he is doing now and his historically destructive plans for the future.

© Paul A. Ibbetson


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Paul A. Ibbetson

Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson is a former Chief of Police of Cherryvale, Kansas, and member of the Montgomery County Drug Task Force. Paul received his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Criminal Justice at Wichita State University, and his PhD. in sociology at Kansas State University. Paul is the author of several books and is also the radio host of the Kansas Broadcasting Association's 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 award winning, Conscience of Kansas airing across the state. Visit his website at For interviews or questions, please contact


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