The best explanation of Obama yet?

An e-mail that was forwarded to me:

There is a lot of truth here. Think about it.

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, whose hand had been caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.

Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his role as our president. The old rancher said, “Well, ya know, Obama is a ‘post turtle’.”

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a post turtle was.

The old rancher said, “When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a post turtle.”


The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor’s face so he continued to explain:

“You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there, he’s elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with.”

Best explanation I’ve heard yet.

LA writes:

That’s good, but the problem with it is that it’s the standard “Obama is incompetent” idea. Obama is not just an incompetent. He is a radical leftist who is seeking to revolutionize America by, among other things, effectively destroying much of the private sector and bringing its functions under the control of the government. Let us hope that he is as incompetent in his role of leftist revolutionary as he is in his role of steward of America’s interests.

Dan K. writes:

The best explanation of Obama that I have read is something written by the blogger Whiskey about blacks in general which pretty well sums up Obama as well:

Black culture’s fatal flaw: toxic levels of self-esteem mixed with manifest incompetence and lack of any driving fear of failure or doubt.

Ed H. writes:

I enjoyed Dan K’s summary of black failure so much I can’t resist adding one more satisfying detail:

“Black culture’s fatal flaw: toxic levels of self-esteem mixed with manifest incompetence and lack of any driving fear of failure or doubt.”

And glossing over all the failure and making any self awareness impossible are extreme levels of verbal noise. Whether it’s an Obama speech, or omnipresent black self-promotion speak, or rap music, the verbal smokescreen never stops coming.

LA replies:

Or the extremely loud talking and disruptive, aggressive laughter young blacks are sure to emit in any public conveyance.

David F. writes:

I like the term “post turtle.” I hadn’t heard it before, despite spending most of my life in Texas.

I agree that it isn’t an ideal term to apply to Obama, though. Whatever else one may say about him, he has always been ambitious and deliberate in his pursuit of political power.

Had I known about the term years ago, I would have used it in my criticisms of George W. Bush. The younger Bush was a very passive and lazy man. He would likely have done very well had he remained as a likable figurehead in the Governor’s office. The image of a clueless turtle set on a post is a perfect analogy to his elevation to the Presidency by the Republican Establishment.

LA replies:

You’re forgetting that he had to defeat John McCain who had slaughtered him in New Hampshire, and that he had to defeat Al Gore, who everyone thought was going to win. Bush was profoundly inadequate. His presidency was in many ways a disaster. But to portray him as simply passive is as false as the notion that he was the puppet of other people. In truth he was, as he described himself, the Decider.

N. writes:

Obama’s more like Gamera.

See this, or this, or this.


Not to reduce the election to a B-grade Japanese monster movie, but if Obama is a “turtle on a fence post,” he’s a fire-breathing, flying, alien turtle. Not a mud turtle.

LA replies:

I agree entirely.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 17, 2012 12:16 PM | Send

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