Skip to comments.A Flip Of Unimaginable Cynicism
Posted on 12/07/2008 6:28:45 AM PST by moneyrunner
David Limbaugh writes: What the Obama Cult Factor Portends
Excerpt: Given the nation's Bush fatigue -- no matter how unjustified from a broad historical perspective -- and Bush's very low approval ratings, it only made sense for Democratic presidential aspirants to make themselves the anti-Bush.
Because the Iraq war was perceived as Bush's greatest sin and almost all other sins flowed from Iraq or were somehow conflated with it -- Abu Ghraib, rendition, waterboarding, "unilateralism," NSA surveillance, Halliburton, Gitmo, etc. -- Obama was uniquely positioned to be the anti-Bush. ... Although Obama certainly articulated policies that were contrary to the status quo under President Bush, many of his supporters didn't care or weren't the slightest bit informed about the specifics of his policies. They were just swept up in his personality cult and nebulous promises of hope and change.
So it should be no surprise that Obama's series of head-spinning reversals so far have been met not with outrage from his supporters (fringe leftists excepted), but with glib rationalizations.
Limbaugh makes a very important point that should be repeated time and again as we go on: if Obama continues Bushs policies on Iraq after denouncing them during the campaign, and his supporters do not denounce him for doing so, we have incontrovertible proof that BDS whipped up by the media and academia is not just a hypothesis but a fact. It also shows that Obamas followers are not issue oriented but personality oriented. But we knew that, didnt we?
(Excerpt) Read more at moneyrunner.blogspot.com ...
So true. In fact, I think we need to come up with a response to our lib oppressors everytime Obama does something or makes an announcement. Something like:
WBWD (What Bush would do.)
Good for David for putting this info out there.
The only person I’ve seen to be the least upset is Medea Benjamin (Code Pink). She is livid that Obama has no one in his cabinet who is Anti-Iraq or seemingly Anti-Bush .. poor thing - she looked so dejected.
But .. Shinseki should cheer her up .. he’s very ANTI-EVERYTHING Bush and Iraq.
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