Lisa Benson cartoon via Townhall
The week of March 25 may go down in history as the worst week of the Obama regime’s first term.
So, in one week, Mr. Obama got caught whispering promises to our enemy, incited a race war, raised serious questions about his understanding of the Constitution, and then got smacked down over his proposed budget that was so wildly reckless that even Democrats in Congress could not support it.
Add to that the Dem Senate Voted Down His Attempt To Raise Taxes On Oil Companies. And the White House sponsored Media Matters intimidation campaign to take down Rush also backfired badly: Rush Limbaugh Ratings Up 60% Since Fluke Controversy. And now the two top Republicans investigating Fast and Furious, Issa and Grassley are demanding that the President make a former aide available for testimony to see how far the scandal reached in the White House, (Uh-oh!) Oh, he also lost Peggy Noonan, this week.
Ouch. Did anything go right for Captain Oblivious? No. But as Hurt says, you won’t see any trace of embarrassment in the face of Mr. Obama.
He has mastered the high political art of shamelessness, wearing it smugly and cockily. Kind of like a hoodie.
But for those tempted to bask in Obama’s many failures, Kyle Becker of Conservative News Daily offers a word of caution:
With such a Promethean task set before us, how could a conservative dare to celebrate? Or better yet to ask, why start sniffing cigars? If there is anything we unhinged right-wingers know, it is that the GOP has a talent for botching a sure thing. Our party is the geeky kid in high school who couldn’t get a prom date if he was sexually outnumbered by the gals two-to-one. And forget second base even if he does.
What is pathetic about the state of our country is that we are tempted to celebrate victories that are no more than the losses of our ideological opponents. Such Schadenfreude is par for the course in demented left-wing circles, where the progressive cultists shoot politics and economy through the prism of “you lose, we win.” What makes us depraved right-wingers is we have that ignoble and inhumane spirit that if we work together in a free society, we all win.
That’s the position of Republicans like Paul Ryan, who stick their necks out to do what’s best for the country, even while knowing that their efforts will be savagely demagogued by the collectivist left.
A wise commenter at The Washington Times, left this comment on Charles Hurt’s post.
Before you dance a jig over his political grave, just bear in mind the rationality and intelligence level of the average Obama supporter. For them, objective, quantifiable, sustainable, long term results mean little or nothing in comparison with good intentions, quickie pseudo-fixes, and feelgood platitudes.
Case in point, my wife’s aunt from NY is an avid Obama supporter. You can tell her all day about the coming bankruptcies of Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid, about Obama running unsustainable $1 trillion deficits every year with no end in sight, about Obama Administration violations of federal law with Fast & Furious & Solyndra; about the crony capitalism, and about Obama’ role in raising energy costs (such as the gas prices of which she complains about a lot) —- and she disputes none of that, throughout it all staring at you blankly like a pig trying to understand a wrist watch, and then merely stating, “Yes, yes, but I just like him, I just do.”
It’s impossible to employ reason with people whose foundation of thought is based not on reason and accountability, but whose idea of what’s best for the nation is electing whomever can best reach them on an emotional level. If that’s where Obama supporters are coming from, then a bad week like this will just a minor bump on the road for Barack Obama.
In fact, if SCOTUS throws out Obamacare, thereby sparing Obama from trying to implement an unworkable, unsustainable, unpopular health care bill, the Supremes may even have done him a favor, allowing him to harangue stuff like “Yes, we did — yes, we can again! Re-elect me, and we’ll do it ever better next time.” Sounds crazy, but to a lot of Obama voters that’s sweet music.
Yes, the most depressing thing about Obama is his base of supporters. These are people who will allow their emotions to be manipulated by any community organizer. Which is what the President still is to this day.
According to New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor — in her new book on Obama — Obama still thought of himself as a community organizer when he was senator. He still does today, and, Fund warns, conservatives should be prepared for his Alinsky tactics in the 2012 campaign.
It’s no coincidence that we are currently living through crisis after manufactured crisis:
…the aftereffects of the sub-prime mortgage crisis, violence on our border with Mexico, the Occupy movement, assaults on religious freedom and free speech by the administration and activists, and the implausible organization and mobilization of fringe malcontents into politically active groups. These developments can all be traced (as I’ve recently indicated) to Obama’s political roots, which are borne out by his policies, his associations and his affinity for such doctrines as Black Liberation Theology and Critical Race Theory.
If the Supreme Court throws out ObamaCare, I fully expect to see massive Occupy/MoveOn/HealthCareNow/ protests, and agitations – perhaps degenerating into riots, this summer.
And sitting back, smugly watching his handiwork from on high will be The Community Organizer in Chief.
The fate of the country remains in shadow.