My girlfriend consoled (correctly) that we should see how The One, the Obamessiah, the Lightworker, the Healer of the World, Lower of the Oceans and blah-blah-woof-woof actually does when he's on the job. Can't really complain about someone before they get to sit in the Big Chair, can we? Sure. Well, we've had two weeks of the Obama Regime and it's quite clear that it has been an...
Barry hasn't turned to corner from running (and running his mouth) to being a leader because, as those not hypnotized by the Treason Media's hype have always know, he's an empty suit who leveraged slick packaging, an undercurrent of racial terrorism (i.e. vote for Him or we'll call you RAAAAAAAAAAAACCIISSSSSTT!!!!), and the fact that the Stupid Party was utterly lost and bankrupt to get a gig he wasn't qualified for and didn't deserve.
The sheer amount of bald-faced criminality he has ushered in would be shocking if not for the fact that he's a typical Chicago politician. The only difference is that instead of being confined to Chicago, Cook County and Illinois, his antics are on a national and global stage and as a result, America is in trouble at the hands of a naif who bamboozled a frightened and ignorant public into believing that Dubya was the bad guy. (Not that Dubya did anything to dissuade the smears; his being a turn-the-other-cheek Christian chump and all.) Only the clueless - the largest part of Obambi's base - should've been surprised that he'd pack his administration with tax cheats, lobbyists, influence-peddlers, etc. I've always said that the only reason Dems complained about GOP corruption was because they wanted the graft for themselves and lookee-lookee; I was right. Again.
Michelle Malkin has a good column but Victor Davis Hanson basically channeled everything I was going to write myself and then went farther in this Corner post:
Some of us have been warning that it was not healthy for the U.S. media to have deified rather than questioned Obama, especially given that they tore apart Bush, ridiculed Palin, and caricatured Hillary. And now we can see the results of their two years of advocacy rather than scrutiny.Not included on VDH's litany is the non-response of FEMA to the ice storms in Kentucky. Where is someone crying out, "Barack Obama doesn't care about white people." on a telethon? Where are the news anchors flying in to condemn the lack of Federal response? [crickets]
We are quite literally after two weeks teetering on an Obama implosion—and with no Dick Morris to bail him out—brought on by messianic delusions of grandeur, hubris, and a strange naivete that soaring rhetoric and a multiracial profile can add requisite cover to good old-fashioned Chicago politicking.
First, there were the sermons on ethics, belied by the appointments of tax dodgers, crass lobbyists, and wheeler-dealers like Richardson—with the relish of the Blago tapes still to come. (And why does Richardson/Daschle go, but not Geithner?).
Second, was the "stimulus" (the euphemism for "borrow/print money") that was simply a way to go into debt for a generation to shower Democratic constinuencies with cash.
Then third, there were the inflated lectures on historic foreign policy to be made by the clumsy political novice who trashed his own country and his predecessor in the most ungracious manner overseas to a censured Saudi-run press organ (e.g., Bush is dictatorial, the Saudi king is courageous; Obama can mend bridges that America broke to aggrieved Muslims (apparently Tehran hostages, Rushdie, serial attacks in the 1990s, 9/11, Madrid, London never apparently occurred, and neither did feeding Somalis, saving Kuwait, protesting Chechnya, Bosnia/Kosovo, billions to Egypt, Jordan, the Palestinians, help in two Afghan wars, and on and on).
Fourth, there was the campaign rhetoric of Bush shredding the Constitution—FISA, Guantanamo, Patriot Act, Iraq, renditions, etc.—followed by "all that for now stays the same" inasmuch as we haven't ben hit in over seven years and can't risk another attack.
Fifth, Gibbs as press secretary is a Scott McClellan nightmare that won't go away, given his long McClellan-like relationship with Obama (McClellan should have been fired on day hour one on the job). Blaming Fox News for Obama's calamities is McClellan to the core and doesn't work. He already reminds me of Rev. Wright's undoing at the National Press Club—and he will get worse.
Six, Biden is being Biden. Already, he's ridiculed the chief justice, trashed the former VP, bragged on himself ad nauseam in Bidenesque weird ways, and it's only been two weeks.
And the result of all this?
At home, Obama is becoming laughable and laying the groundwork for the greatest conservative populist reaction since the Reagan Revolution.
Abroad, some really creepy people are lining up to test Obama's world view of "Bush did it/but I am the world": The North Koreans are readying their missiles; the Iranians are calling us passive, bragging on nukes and satellites; Russia is declaring missile defense is over and the Euros in real need of iffy Russian gas; Pakistanis say no more drone attacks (and then our friends the Indians say "shut up" about Kashmir and the Euros order no more 'buy American").
This is quite serious. I can't recall a similarly disastrous start in a half-century (far worse than Bill Clinton's initial slips). Obama immediately must lower the hope-and-change rhetoric, ignore Reid/Pelosi, drop the therapy, and accept the tragic view that the world abroad is not misunderstood but quite dangerous. And he must listen on foreign policy to his National Security Advisor, Billary, and Sec. of Defense. If he doesn't quit the messianic style and perpetual campaign mode, and begin humbly governing, then he will devolve into Carterism—angry that the once-fawning press betrayed him while we the people, due to our American malaise, are to blame.
The AP actually reported that people are calling The One "arrogant" and the NY Times called for Daschle's head. Now, I don't expect the Treason Media to suddenly go all Woodward and Bernstein on their creation, but the fact that they're already starting to take baby steps away from the bill of goods they cheerfully foisted upon the world - as chronicled in A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media - shows that despite being totally in the tank for this loser, they're trying to scrape together a tiny fig leaf of respectability.
Tax cheats, lobbyists, double-standards, massive pork, a bitch boy for Pelosi-Reid, pissing off our allies and emboldening our enemies - all this in ONLY TWO WEEKS! You're doing a heck of a job there, Barry!
1446 days to go. God help us all.