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What happens when utopians fail? Their best friends turn on them, and that is good.
Island Turtle ^ | October 17, 2009 | Corky Boyd

Posted on 10/17/2009 9:42:10 AM PDT by Corky Boyd

I was struck by the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson’s 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 Post’s 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...

(Excerpt) Read more at islandturtle.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: freepress; obama; utopia; washingtonpost

1 posted on 10/17/2009 9:42:10 AM PDT by Corky Boyd
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To: Corky Boyd

This is the second time in 10 days ol’ Eugene has turned on the Annointed One.


2 posted on 10/17/2009 9:44:46 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
Race merchants like Robinson have a huge vested interest in seeing Obama succeed. They want to be able to pivot off of Obama's success and use race to attack white people generally and Obama detractors in particular. If Obama flops and fails for all to see, it becomes harder to smear his critics as racists who can't stand seeing a black president succeed and refuse to give him credit.
3 posted on 10/17/2009 10:07:06 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard (Truth--The liberal's Kryptonite)
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To: Corky Boyd

How many days since Obama was inaugurated? How many times since his inauguration has he been on Air Force One?


4 posted on 10/17/2009 10:10:34 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Corky Boyd

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?


5 posted on 10/17/2009 10:42:33 AM PDT by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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To: La Lydia

Yeah but he will sing his praises once the government takeover of healthcare passes, cap and tax.....


6 posted on 10/17/2009 12:26:41 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

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.


7 posted on 10/17/2009 3:31:32 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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