PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS AN UNANTICIPATED CONSEQUENCE
The idea of unintended consequences dates back at least to Adam Smith, the Scottish Enlightenment, and consequentialism (judging by results). However, it was the sociologist Robert K. Merton who popularized this concept in the twentieth century.
In his 1936 paper, "The Unanticipated Consequences of Purposive Social Action", Merton tried to apply a systematic analysis to the problem of unintended consequences of deliberate acts intended to cause social change. He emphasized that his term "purposive action... [is exclusively] concerned with 'conduct' as distinct from 'behavior.' That is, with action that involves motives and consequently a choice between various alternatives". Merton also stated that "no blanket statement categorically affirming or denying the practical feasibility of all social planning is warranted."
More recently, the law of unintended consequences has come to be used as an adage or idiomatic warning that an intervention in a complex system tends to create unanticipated and often undesirable outcomes. Akin to Murphy's law, it is commonly used as a wry or humorous warning against the hubristic belief that humans can fully control the world around them.
[This from Wikipedia]
Before Senator Barack Obama shellacked Killary Klinton for the Democratic presidential nomination for the President of the Democrats in 2008, (he won, we lost). I wrote something back then about him being a Whirling Dervish, whirling from here to there, from this to that, from black to white, but NEVER settling to review details and finish anything he started. That was five years ago, maybe six. I was right on. And the mess of all messes, proving he's a mindless, arbitrary dilettante is the ACA --- AbamaCare Act (see, the man can't even spell and I doubt he reads much, if he can read at all. Bullshitting, yes he can do that! Oh, excuse me, he CAN read Teleprompters. That's about it.)
Now he has extorted, bribed and changed the Senate rules to pass -- without ONE Republican vote -- that's unilaterialism (but bilaterial to Obama) -- the Affordable Car monstrosity. Again, never reading it (nor I guess did any Congresspeople, maybe a Republican or five) his handpicked non-reader Ms. Sebelous or however one spells it, threw out a thousand gaggles of rules, regulations and diktats.
VOILA: One massive fucked-up mess. Obama's solution: the country is turning against me, I think (not really think) I'll dictate a new law to make everyone like me again. And he tosses out some illegal (he can't by the Constitution make law) bandaid without knowing what the fuck he's doing or, worse, what it'll do. Arbitrary rule by a man. What happened to the Rule of Law the foundation of our political system. Obama doesn't seem to know about it. Any he changes with Congress part of the law he thinks people won't like him for.
As I said years ago: The man has no experience. The man is not particularly bright. The man seems charismatic, handsome and nice to some. He love, love, loves being the Sexy Prexy and rubbing things with George Clooney, Jay Zee, Bouncee and the rest of the very rich entertainers. And that's the beginning and end of his presidency. I hope our country can survive him.
His legacy might be a joke from late night TV. And that's about it. Oh, yes the color of his nose!
BUT YOU WHO VOTED FOR HIM, NEXT TIME CHOOSE SOMEONE THAT CAN UNZIP HIS PANTS AND PEE -- BUT NOT AT THE SAME TIME. AMERICA: READ, DISCUSS, THINK FOR YOURSELF, AND DON'T BELIEVE MOST OF WHAT'S IN THE BIASED MEDIA. ABCBSPBSNBS -- BS IN GENERAL -- AND THE NEW YORK TIMES. THINK FOR YOURSELF, THAT IS A FREEDOM IN AMERICA. KEEP IT. USE IT. THINK. YOU KNOW BETTER WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU THAN ALL THE POLITICIANS IN WASHINGTON, D. C.
THINK FOR YOURSELF THIS TIME.
Thank you, your Delphi who foretold the future with Obama!