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Slow
02-04-2009, 05:26 PM
Some of us have been warning that it was not healthy for the U.S. media to have deified rather than questioned Obama, especially given that they tore apart Bush, ridiculed Palin, and caricatured Hillary. And now we can see the results of their two years of advocacy rather than scrutiny.

We are quite literally after two weeks teetering on an Obama implosion—and with no **** Morris to bail him out—brought on by messianic delusions of grandeur, hubris, and a strange naivete that soaring rhetoric and a multiracial profile can add requisite cover to good old-fashioned Chicago politicking.

First, there were the sermons on ethics, belied by the appointments of tax dodgers, crass lobbyists, and wheeler-dealers like Richardson—with the relish of the Blago tapes still to come. (And why does Richardson/Daschle go, but not Geithner?).

Second, was the "stimulus" (the euphemism for "borrow/print money") that was simply a way to go into debt for a generation to shower Democratic constituencies with cash.

Then third, there were the inflated lectures on historic foreign policy to be made by the clumsy political novice who trashed his own country and his predecessor in the most ungracious manner overseas to a censored Saudi-run press organ (e.g., Bush is dictatorial, the Saudi king is courageous; Obama can mend bridges that America broke to aggrieved Muslims—apparently Tehran hostages, Rushdie, serial attacks in the 1990s, 9/11, Madrid, London never apparently occurred; and neither did feeding Somalis, saving Kuwait, protesting Chechnya, Bosnia/Kosovo, billions to Egypt, Jordan, the Palestinians, help in two Afghan wars, and on and on).

Fourth, there was the campaign rhetoric of Bush shredding the Constitution—FISA, Guantánamo, the Patriot Act, Iraq, renditions, etc.—followed by "all that for now stays the same" inasmuch as we haven't ben hit in over seven years and can't risk another attack.

Fifth, Gibbs as press secretary is a Scott McClellan nightmare that won't go away, given his long McClellan-like relationship with Obama (McClellan should have been fired on day hour one on the job). Blaming Fox News for Obama's calamities is McClellan to the core and doesn't work. He already reminds me of Reverend Wright's undoing at the National Press Club—and he will get worse.

Six, Biden is being Biden. Already, he's ridiculed the chief justice, trashed the former VP, bragged on himself ad nauseam in Bidenesque weird ways, and it's only been two weeks.

And the result of all this?

At home, Obama is becoming laughable and laying the groundwork for the greatest conservative populist reaction since the Reagan Revolution.

Abroad, some really creepy people are lining up to test Obama's world view of "Bush did it/but I am the world": The North Koreans are readying their missiles; the Iranians are calling us passive, bragging on nukes and satellites; Russia is declaring missile defense is over and the Euros in real need of iffy Russian gas; ****stanis say no more drone attacks (and then our friends the Indians say "shut up" about Kashmir and the Euros order no more "buy American").

This is quite serious. I can't recall a similarly disastrous start in a half-century (far worse than Bill Clinton's initial slips). Obama immediately must lower the hope-and-change rhetoric, ignore Reid/Pelosi, drop the therapy, and accept the tragic view that the world abroad is not misunderstood but quite dangerous. And he must listen on foreign policy to his National Security Advisor, Billary, and the Secretary of Defense. If he doesn't quit the messianic style and perpetual campaign mode, and begin humbly governing, then he will devolve into Carterism—angry that the once-fawning press betrayed him while we the people, due to our American malaise, are to blame.

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Hans
02-05-2009, 07:13 AM
"The world abroad is not misunderstood but quite dangerous."

As usual, American prejudice and fear mongering.

BlueSky
02-05-2009, 07:55 AM
LOL. Hans, the above article was exactly the kind of thing you used to post about republican America. Now that the democrats are in power, you are the one defending. The shoe's on the other foot now, isn't it? Slow attacks his own president, and you are defending him. This is fun to watch.

riggs
02-05-2009, 08:51 AM
LOL. Hans, the above article was exactly the kind of thing you used to post about republican America. Now that the democrats are in power, you are the one defending. The shoe's on the other foot now, isn't it? Slow attacks his own president, and you are defending him. This is fun to watch.


Slow has and will attack the Democrats and defend the Republicans.So really nothing has changed at all.

BlueSky
02-05-2009, 11:03 AM
Of course things have changed. I predict that the policies that the lefties would attack, merely because George Bush was the prez, will now be defended, merely because a Democrat is the Prez!
Keep watching.

I am sure Slow will have a sharp eye out for this switcheroo.

Slow
02-05-2009, 11:33 AM
Slow has and will attack the Democrats and defend the Republicans.So really nothing has changed at all.

I'm on the offensive, and you guys are on the defensive.

All you anti-Bushies defined the rules of engagement over the past eight years.

How's it look from the other side, boys???!!!??? ;)

riggs
02-05-2009, 12:41 PM
I'm on the offensive, and you guys are on the defensive.

All you anti-Bushies defined the rules of engagement over the past eight years.

How's it look from the other side, boys???!!!??? ;)


Tough to pass or make judgement when you're comparing 8 years to 2 weeks.

A president is nothing more than a high level politician.....The only thing we can expect from either party is the unwillingness to do what is best for your country.Anything other than that would be a refreshing change.

Hans
02-05-2009, 06:01 PM
LOL. Hans, the above article was exactly the kind of thing you used to post about republican America. Now that the democrats are in power, you are the one defending. The shoe's on the other foot now, isn't it? Slow attacks his own president, and you are defending him. This is fun to watch.

Americans have attacked the previous President much more then the current one. Just check out the overall approval rate of the Bush administration to get an idea of what I am talking about.
And I think for the current administration to be compared to the Reagan administration is a bit premature from Slow. I don't think Obama has proven to be as great a leader as Reagan.

KDawg
02-05-2009, 06:36 PM
Of course things have changed. I predict that the policies that the lefties would attack, merely because George Bush was the prez, will now be defended, merely because a Democrat is the Prez!
Keep watching.

I am sure Slow will have a sharp eye out for this switcheroo.

So BlueSky, you're saying that Obama will continue some Bush policies? Like the war in Iraq, or printing money out of nothing to hand out like candy, for instance?

Change we can believe in.

Barry Morris
02-05-2009, 09:34 PM
..... I don't think Obama has proven to be as great a leader as Reagan.


Or old enough to go senile in office, one hopes.

Reagan had a great gimmick, he was a popular actor.

Obama's gimmick is obvious.

Neither will help run the country, but they at least get him a hearing.

Slow
02-06-2009, 03:03 AM
Again, I ask...if anyone can point me to one of those pro-abortion Christian groups, I'd be more than obliged. :)

Hans
02-06-2009, 08:03 AM
What does that have to do with this Slow?

Slow
02-06-2009, 11:25 AM
What does that have to do with this Slow?

A lot, if you can take of your partisan glasses for one second.

BFLPE
02-06-2009, 04:06 PM
Obama accomplished little as a Senator. He rarely took a real position though was usually 'present' in the Illinois legislature. As a candidate for President had ran on a 'vision' of change yet never defined that vision. He's a great speaker and as a candidate was able to get by on his words as he had no real record to speak of. Somehow many got a very favourable impression of him though it was all based on how they interpreted the undefined vision. Now that he has to accomplish something we'll see who he really is. So far it's not looking good though.

He sounds like he's on the campaign trail again saying stuff like 'we won the election because the people wanted change' which somehow means the people want exactly what he wants. Add in the fact he seems pretty thin skinned for a politician and a quick meltdown is quite possible. Style got him elected, now he better come up with some substance.