Sunday, August 29, 2010

BURN: Dazed and a Bit Bewildered

By swede

It is truly mind boggling how boggled Obama's mind is. The Egghead in Chief and his Ivy League entourage seem eerily oblivious to the obvious. "Hear me, O learned ones, and your Dear Leader will speak! If this is indeed the utopian progressive wonderland, how can opposition be rational?" Is this administration actually that naive, or are they - as some believe - evil geniuses bent on mind control and global dominion??

Probably neither. More likely just stupendously condescending.

Charles Krauthammer as usual has a good take:
What's a liberal to do? Pull out the bigotry charge, the trump that preempts debate and gives no credit to the seriousness and substance of the contrary argument. The most venerable of these trumps is, of course, the race card.

-- Resistance to the vast expansion of government power, intrusiveness and debt, as represented by the Tea Party movement? Why, racist resentment toward a black president.
-- Disgust and alarm with the federal government's unwillingness to curb illegal immigration, as crystallized in the Arizona law? Nativism.
-- Opposition to the most radical redefinition of marriage in human history, as expressed in Proposition 8 in California? Homophobia.
-- Opposition to a 15-story Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero? Islamophobia.
So you see the majority of us are just dumb bigots. Actually, I do rather like my guns and Bible. The disconnect between this White House and the nation it works for is simply astounding. 82% of us are so dopey that we think the economy is the number one domestic issue. Real GDP for the second quarter is anemic at 1.6% (it was projected at 2.4%) - housing starts and home sales at a 40 year low - unemployment likely to get worse before it gets better - and consumer spending and confidence at abysmal lows. What do you do? Why, you send Bozo Joe Biden on a "Summer Recovery Tour" (or perhaps Magical Mystery Tour) telling everybody all is well...and defecation isn't malodorous! Yeah, that's the ticket...!!!

But it seems some errant soul in the White House is off message, and ironically thus on target.

From Jake Tapper at ABC:

White House Official: "We know he needs to be out there talking about the economy next week...We haven’t yet figured out the way he’s going to do that."

Ya think? Unfortunately, it seems the President's schedule is jam packed full of "other priorities" - meaning his priorities are not our priorities. Perhaps he should have been talking about the economy 18 months ago instead of government giveaways, healthcare, carbon craziness, and golf. Just a thought.

That's about all I can stand...

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