I could provide you with a whole page of links to articles written in the past 60 days wherein liberal political pundits and other opinion-shapers are now quickly reversing their former wildly enthusiastic support for Obamarama, based on his muddled and sophomoric performance. What I find so ironic is that these pseudo-intellectuals are finally coming to the point of view that most moderates and conservatives took during the last presidential campaign.
Here is an excellent summary of where many of us stood all during Barackomania. This is the text of an email I received today, attributed to Ben Stein:
WE FIGURED HIM OUT! By Ben SteinI've never understood how those of the American public operating with more than half a brain voted for someone so patently underqualified as the uber-articulate Obama. However - and equally alarming -- neither do I understand those conservatives who are jumping on the Palin bandwagon and proclaiming her contender-in-chief in 2012. One word should stop them -- the same word that was NEVER applied to Obama during his campaign -- qualifications.
Why is President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine
Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:
The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pigin a poke in 2008.
They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from otherultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.
They ignored his anti-white writings in his books. They ignored his quiet acceptance of hysterical anti-American diatribes by his minister,Jeremiah Wright.
They ignored his refusal to explain years at a time of his life as a student.
They ignored his ultra-left record as a "community organizer," Illinois state legislator, and Senator.
The American people ignored his total zero of an academic record as a student and teacher, his complete lack of scholarship when he was being touted as a scholar.
Now, the American people are starting to wake up to the truth. Barack Obama is a super likeable super leftist, not a fan of this country, way, way too cozy with the terrorist leaders in the Middle East , way beyond naïveté, all the way into active destruction of our interests and our allies and our future. The American people have already awakened to the truth that the stimulus bill -- a great idea in theory -- was really an immense bribe to Democrat interest groups, and in no way an effort to help all Americans.
Now, Americans are waking up to the truth that ObamaCare basically means that every time you are sick or injured, you will have a clerk from the Department of Motor Vehicles telling your doctor what he can and cannot do.
The American people already know that Mr. Obama's plan to lower health costs while expanding coverage and bureaucracy is a myth, a promise of something that never was and never will be -- a bureaucracy lowering costs in a free society. Either the costs go up or the free society goes away. These are perilous times.. Mrs. Hillary Clinton, our Secretary of State, has given Iran the go-ahead to have nuclear weapons, an unqualified betrayal of the nation. Now, we face a devastating loss of freedom at home in health care. It will be joined by controls on our lives to "protect us" from global warming, itself largely a fraud if believed to be caused by man.
Mr. Obama knows Americans are getting wise and will stop him if he delays at all in taking away our freedoms. There is his urgency and our opportunity. Once freedom is lost, America is lost. Wake up, beloved America .
Just as I found Obama's public speechifying electric, so I find Sarah Palin personable, likeable, admirable in her firm commitment to conservative values and the way she apparently lives those values in her personal life.
However, I also think that under no circumstance whatever is she qualified for the office of VP or P of the US, just as I felt, and still feel, that Obamarama has certainly undergone that anomalous anatomical change mentioned in the first paragraph above.
Deciding on who leads the overgrown government of this vast and complex country should not be a popularity contest. There seems to be major confusion between Dancing With The Stars and Dancing With The Politicians... except that DWTS doesn't impact every facet of our lives the way the DC dancers do. The American public has become so enslaved to flashy, superficial presentation that true ability comes in a poor second every time, in direct proportion to all loss of critical thinking. What does that say about the voter and the relentlessly manipulative liberal media?
So, who's next -- Donny Osmond for President? Or maybe it's time to draft one of those oh-so-clever cartoon people -- that's it. Shrek for President, 2012.
Give me a freaking break.