Skip to comments.Obama in Free Fall
Posted on 01/25/2010 9:30:17 PM PST by advance_copy
A year ago, a number of "moderate" Republicans and Democratic stalwarts, in the gush of the inauguration, warned us of new Democratic majorities for years to come. A new race/class/gender dynamic would doom conservatives and their-old-white-guy party and its reactionary fellow-travelers. And, of course, the post-national, post-racial, post-modern president would hope and change his way to just about anything he wanted.
All of this was nonsense, but the narrative did mesmerize quite a lot of DC-NY pundits, who mistakenly fell for the Emanuel/Axelrod thesis that popular outrage at Wall Street banditry, weariness with Iraq, and the lackluster McCain campaign would translate into populist support for a kinder, gentler socialism.
And now? On every issue more bailouts, more stimuli, more deficits, higher taxes, statist health care, cap and trade, diplomatic apologetics, the shunning of natural gas, oil, and nuclear in favor of "millions of green jobs" subsidized by billions in federal "stimulus" the Obama position polls 5-15 points below 50 percent.
After Van Jones, Anita Dunn, the Skip Gates mess, the "tea-bagger" slurs, the attacks on Fox News, the Copenhagen dashes, the bowing, the apologizing, the reordering of creditors, the NEA obsequiousness, the lackluster overseas-contingency-operation front, the deer-in-the-headlights pause on Afghanistan, the pseudo-deadlines on Iran, Guantanamo, and health care, the transparency and bipartisanship fraud, and dozens of other things, Obama simply does not have the popularity to carry unpopular legislation forward. Indeed, he is reaching a point where he may poll more negatively than his agenda does. "Let me be perfectly clear" and "make no mistake about it" are now caricatures.
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“Indeed, he is reaching a point where he may poll more negatively than his agenda does. “Let me be perfectly clear” and “make no mistake about it” are now caricatures.”
And yet...and yet, he can’t stay away from the cameras. He is going to double down on all his bets, which is why he is going to flame out faster than, well, just about any other prezzie.
“A new race/class/gender dynamic would doom conservatives and their-old-white-guy party and its reactionary fellow-travelers.”
Kind of like political global warning scares, huh?
Something that doesn't cost us anything.
Most reasonable people now realize that 0bama is not doing a damned thing that’s good for America.
We are in grave danger.
Don't you hate it when the French are right?
And Obama is a domestic enemy of the United States of America.
That was quite therapeutic. LOL
It’s a wonder the Oloon sham has lasted as long as it has. During a very difficult time, when survival is shaky, you don’t hire a babbling, narcissistic, Marxist buffoon with no experience to run the business, and compound the problem by giving him sixties-like, hippiesque freaks who have slipped through the cracks of time to supervise his spending and policies. The failure was entirely predictable, and it took an idiot, pop addled culture to miss the obvious. Now we have to pay for it. We will be paying for it fifty years from now, if not forever.
This guys full of a lot of stuff...not the least of which...himself.
Like his Father(assuming...???)when reality hits...he will(personally)fall hard.
Maybe, but then again it could sling-shot a conservative into office like we haven't seen in a while and, set the stage for a dimunition of liberalism that could last more than fifty years.
It could be the undoing of so much 'government' in our lives that America might be a great place to live, learn, and do business again. Free at last, free at last. Nomesayn?
Wow, can you imagine a new Reagan?
they probably can't give 'em away.
Victor Davis Hanson is a genius.