Have you heard? The era of hope and change is officially ovah. It ended sometime between the passing of the monster 2009 stimulus (that didn’t work) and the promise of another stimulus to be announced (that won’t pass). A lot of the Obamazombies who voted for “the One” in 2008 have come off their hope and change sugar highs and are wondering just what the hell happened. Although we can’t expect people who don’t pay attention to news to actually notice things like the fact that every statement Obama makes comes with an expiration date, he has members of the Muslim Brotherhood advising him in the White House, his foreign policy has caused chaos the world over, he’s joined at the hip with Big Labor, his wife has spent $10 million or taxpayer money on vacations this year alone, his administration armed drug cartels with high powered weapons to kill innocent people with etc etc etc…
No, they’re looking at a devastated US economy that should have rebounded by now, and they’re feeling the pain.
I think many of the hope and changers of 2008 are scratching their heads and saying W.T.F, man? I’m talking about the low info- hipster crowd, the folks who jumped on the Obama bandwagon because it was THE cool, trendy thing to do:
Kimberly Salib, the proprietor of Art Gotham in Soho, asked 300 artists to make a 12-inch-by-12-inch work of art inspired by the election, and auctioned the pieces off in the fall of 2008. She is not planning on trying again either.
“I kind of lost my passion for it all, to be honest with you,” she said. Since the election, she has been audited, and a shaky economy and lack of support for galleries like hers “has made me totally uninterested. I am no longer excited about doing these things.”
She was audited after helping Obama get elected? Wow…way to say thank-you, big government.
Even the residents of deep-blue enclaves like Martha’s Vineyard, no longer have the fever:
“We all wanted a happy ending to this fairy tale,’’ said Goodrich, owner of Mary Jo Goodrich Island Properties in Vineyard Haven. “But I don’t think there’s going to be one. I just don’t see a turnaround in the near future.’’
Fairy tale? If I remember right, a wise, respected political sage once called Obama’s candidacy a “fairy tale” and got excoriated for it. In fact, I believe it inspired the first of many, many, many, (many, many) more applications of the race card in the campaign and afterward until it finally expired. Now people just watch in disgust as it’s deployed again and again (and again) by members of the CBC, and other party hacks and flacks on MSNBC.
Rumor has it, (well, no – actually, recent events show) that the race card is going to be a major part of Obama’s 2012 campaign strategy. All I can say is – good luck with that – because most Americans don’t think themselves as racists and they’re not going to be tricked into voting for a profoundly defective candidate a second time to prove that they’re not.
Many of Obama’s disenchanted voters come from the far-left flank, and they whine despairingly that Obama hasn’t been forceful enough in dealing with the T-baggers. “Tax the rich, already!” is their rallying cry. They may whine, now, but they will vote (at least once) for Obama in 2012. Their votes are safe. But most Americans don’t identify with that crowd. Most have come to realize that more “hope and change” ain’t gonna make things right.
Now that the fairy tale has ended, deployment of the long expired race card by Obama’s proxies just looks kinda sad and desperate.