Skip to comments.What happens when utopians fail? … Their best friends turn on them, and that is good.
Posted on 10/17/2009 9:42:10 AM PDT by Corky Boyd
I was struck by the Washington Posts Eugene Robinsons opinion piece today entitled The Biggest Disappointment of the Obama Presidency. In it he berates Obama for giving short shrift to New Orleans when he visited Thursday. Of all the Posts writers, Robinson has been the most supportive of Obama, seldom finding fault, but this time he skewers him.
"President Obama's brief display of drive-by compassion Thursday in New Orleans was, for me, by far the worst outing of his presidency thus far -- and the biggest disappointment..."
"So it was strange and disheartening that Obama would wait nine months to make his first visit to New Orleans as president. It was stunning that he would spend only a few hours on the ground and that he wouldn't set foot in Mississippi or Alabama at all. But worst of all was the way he seemed to dismiss the idea that his administration could and should be doing much more..."
The problem with utopian leaders or those carrying utopian messages is, once in power, they can never deliver on all their promises. When that happens, they are subject to challenge or even ridicule. Holding on to power then becomes more important than delivering utopia and they attempt to silence...
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This is the second time in 10 days ol’ Eugene has turned on the Annointed One.
How many days since Obama was inaugurated? How many times since his inauguration has he been on Air Force One?
What about the other towns along the gulf coast that got hit as hard by Katrina, Biloxi, etc. Did Obama visit any of them at all? And I wonder why not, if he went to NOLA?
Yeah but he will sing his praises once the government takeover of healthcare passes, cap and tax.....
I don’t know, if the race-baiters have a huge investment in Obama succeeding. I think, they do better, if Obama fails and the blame Whitey, especially conservative Whitey.
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