Well. For those of you experiencing buyer’s remorse, here is the “Official I’m Sorry I Voted For Obama Website” where you can register your regret and, I assume, offer up your apology to the rest of us more level-headed, thoughtful voters.
…The 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition!
I’ve heard of “man crushes” before but Evan Thomas has decided that Obama is “sort of God”. Here’s the video.
I know I’m a little late on this – this actually came out on D-Day weekend. But aside from the ridiculous fawning from Thomas (which I can’t bring myself to comment on lest my head explode), let me just say that, for those of us who believe in American exceptionalism, I don’t ever want a president to be “above the country”. I want our president to protect America’s interests and place those interests above all others. I want a president who believes that America has been a force for good in the world. I want a president that won’t patronize his own citizenry by giving speeches abroad apologizing for our past.
Hopefully, someday, Obama will eventually be a president like that.
The latest editorial by Ted Rall is a great read from a Conservative point of view, despite the painful lack of logic in the rant. Rall is the latest liberal to join in the ACLU’s attack on Obama for not living up to their expectation that Obama would overturn all of Bush’s lawless, Constitution-shredding policies. Rall claims that “It is amazing and incredible, after eight years of Bush’s lawless behavior, to have to still have to explain these things. For that reason alone, Obama should resign.” Can you say “arrogant”? It’s really just nice to see the left grow disenchanted at the fact that even their Messiah has had to admit to himself (even if he won’t say it out loud) that Bush was right.
It’s also nice to see a liberal throw ridiculous hyperbole at one of his own for a change. At one point Rall actually says that “He [Obama] is a monster, and he should remove himself from power.” Come on. I’m not a big fan of Obama but a monster? Really?
But let’s get to that painful lack of logic that I alluded to earlier. I particularly like the following lament:
We expected broken promises. But the gap between the soaring expectations that accompanied Barack Obama’s inauguration and his wretched performance is the broadest such chasm in recent historical memory. This guy makes Bill Clinton look like a paragon of integrity and follow-through.
So you expected broken promises. But you’re suprised by the broken promises? In other words you knew Obama was lying, you just thought he was lying about his promises to moderates. He would never, ever lie to you. In other words you were like a naive child and, despite your professed scepticism, really bought into the Hope and Change and all the nonsense about Obama being a “transformative” and “post-racial” politician. Now you’re shocked – shocked, I say – at his, what’s the word you guys have been using since last summer, oh yes, his “pragmatism”. You see, Conservatives have known all along what Democrats mean when they use the word “pragmatic”. Pragmatic means “I’ll say whatever is required to get elected or get you to go along so that I can then impose my will.” I guess sometimes pragmatism backfires on you.
It’s always sad to see children (or people with a child-like mentality) have their delusions shattered against the rocky shores of cold, hard reality, but in this case…maybe not.
At the time of the “Tea Parties” (which I was not for) I wrote my original Myth of Impartiality post that commented on the deplorable behavior of Susan Roesgen of CNN.
Well here’s a more subtle example (written about the Catholic response to Obama’s invitation to Notre Dame) of the media bias that Conservatives have to deal with on a daily basis.
I don’t know why, but more than anything else Obama’s mucking about in the Auto industry bothers me more than his other follies. George Will has some insightful commentary (as is all his commentary) on this particular topic.
I definitely agree with his injunction toward the end, that if you’re looking for a car and want to buy American, buy a car from the Ford Motor Co. who have thus far avoided jumping into all these shenanigans with our current Car-Salesman-in-Chief.
More TARP shenannigans. Pretty soon I guess Obama will be President and CEO of whatever bastardizations of Chrysler and GM are around after he gets done with them.