Sunday, January 24, 2010

Oh, this party. (Sigh. Deep, deep sigh.)

I want to direct your attention to an article entitled "How to Squander the Presidency in One Year" by David Michael Green. I'm not sure I agree with all of it but that's not the point. The point is as much about appearance and perception than anything else. It's the very beginning of the article that truly got my attention:

There's only one political party in the entire world that is so inept, cowardly and bungling that it could manage to simultaneously lick the boots of Wall Street bankers and then get blamed by the voters for being flaming revolutionary socialists.

It's the same party that has allowed the opposition to go on a thirty year scorched earth campaign, stealing everything in sight from middle and working class voters, and yet successfully claim to be protecting ‘real Americans' from out-of-touch elites.

It's the same party that could run a decorated combat hero against a war evader in 1972, only to be successfully labeled as national security wimps.

Just to be sure, it then did the exact same thing again in 2004.

It's the same party that stood by silently while two presidential elections in a row were stolen away from them.

How ‘bout dem Dems, eh?

One year ago today, there was real question as to what could possibly be the future of the Republican Party in America. That's changed a bit now.

Go read the rest of it, please. There's a blistering set of criticisms against the president included. You might not agree with them all but this is how Mr. Obama is being perceived by a lot of people.

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