Skip to comments.Milbank on Obama's First Term: 'Messiah Never Came'
Posted on 01/20/2013 11:39:09 AM PST by Kaslin
As NewsBusters reported Friday, Newsweek magazine's newest cover touts Barack Obama's upcoming inauguration as "The Second Coming."
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank apparently doesn't agree, and wrote about the President's first term Friday the "messiah never came."
"Mondays phony ceremony on the West Front of the Capitol contributes to the overall letdown that is this 2013 inauguration," said Milbank. "For all the grand preparations, the moment feels small."
"Four years ago, hundreds of thousands of people flooded the capital, sleeping on floors and lining the streets so that they could be part of history: the inauguration of the first black president, who had the promise of being a transformational figure that could bring hope and change to a broken political system," Milbank observed.
"That messiah never came, and a sluggish economic recovery overshadowed his term," he added. "Obama was reelected less because he inspired the nation than because he discredited his opponent."
Indeed. But wouldn't it have been nice if folks like Milbank made such observations before Election Day rather than hours before the president was getting inaugurated for the second time?
Nah. That would have been too much like journalism and might have led to Americans voting for someone else.
Can't have that
Would have to disagree with that. When did Obama ever discredit Romney?
Yeah, that evil, uncooperative "economy" did him in all by itself. No cause and effect whatsoever. None.
Milbank <--> Stupid.
Excuse me, who prophesized/hyped the coming of the messiah other than the MSM?
Yeah, and in his 2nd term he is going to fair even better...LOL
Dana, I think you’re missing the prefix ‘anti-’ and that definitely showed up.
Obama was elected because he convinced enough voters that the money earned by the rich should really belong to the poor.
That is the ONLY reason he was re-elected.
In 2009 inauguration spectators left 130 tons of garbage on the Mall grounds. That’s a lot of chicken bones, wine bottles, and watermelon rinds.
the correct term would have been “smeared”, “lied about”, etc.
He was “elected” the first and second time by fraud. And don’t think their “messiah” hasn’t arrived in his worshippers’ minds.