Skip to comments.Liberals resort to conspiracy theories to explain Obama's problems
Posted on 11/26/2010 5:19:16 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Liberals resort to conspiracy theories to explain Obama's problems
Following two years of poor economic performance and electoral repudiation, liberalism is casting around for narratives to explain its failure - narratives that don't involve the admission of inadequacies in liberalism itself.
For some, the solution is to lay the blame on President Obama. He hasn't been liberal enough. He can't communicate. "I cannot recall a president," Robert Kuttner says in the Huffington Post, "who generated so much excitement as a candidate but who turned out to be such a political dud as a chief executive." Obama is "fast becoming more albatross than ally."
This is an ideological movement at its most cynical, attempting to throw overboard its once-revered leader to avoid the taint of his problems.
But there is an alternative narrative, developed by those who can't shake their reverence for Obama. If a president of this quality and insight has failed, it must be because his opponents are uniquely evil, coordinated and effective. The problem is not Obama but the ruthless conspiracy against him.
So Matt Yglesias warns the White House to be prepared for "deliberate economic sabotage" from the GOP - as though Chamber of Commerce SWAT teams, no doubt funded by foreigners, are preparing attacks on the electrical grid. Paul Krugman contends that "Republicans want the economy to stay weak as long as there's a Democrat in the White House." Steve Benen explains, "We're talking about a major political party . . . possibly undermining the strength of the country - on purpose, in public, without apology or shame - for no other reason than to give themselves a campaign advantage in 2012." Benen's posting was titled "None Dare Call it Sabotage."
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Everyone knows it’s Bush’s Fault
Paul Krugman is a total moron. What else is there to say.
They’re getting creepy again. They sort of—SORT of—settled down after President Bush left office.
The POTUSey is lost.
Krugman you f’ing idiot, the economy WILL stay bad as long as this president is in office.
True. Krugman is the pied piper for the morons on the left.
'The economy is lost!'
'The stimulus is not working!'
A recent “study” claimed that 20% of the people in the US are mentally ill. You now see who they are. Liberalism is a mental illness.
Why haven’t the libs urged BO Plenty to resign and let a genuine moron assume the office of POTUS?
Rush Limbaugh was saying that 1 out o every 5 Americans is mentally ill, which he observed is what pollsters regularly report as the liberal viewpoint - 20 percent.
Completely unsurprising. The Left always ascribes the failure of socialism to some sort of conspiracy.
Don’t insult the Ultaramarines like that...
This is an op-ed column by Michael Gerson, for anyone who may be wondering.
Have people started handicapping Obama’s chances of getting dumped by Democrats in early 2012?
Creepy is a good word for what the left is now becoming. I noticed the other day, over on DU, they were calling us ‘Repiglicans’. That was a new one on me—kind of catchy, though. You’d think with the White House and Senate they wouldn’t go quite so barking moonbat wild, but losing the House seems to have tipped their fragile balance.
He is the literal son of the devil...part of the known serpent people...
Conspiracies, eh? It’s good that tinfoil can withstand the greasy heads of those smelly paranoid lefties.
The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy strikes again!!!