What is this? The Wons leave town for a well deserved vacation, and all of a sudden it’s declared open season?
Check out the following exhibits, and let me know if you don’t smell another vast right-wing conspiracy.
From the NY Post, exhibit 1:
By contrast, Obama is a displaced person adopted by the far cruder Chicago machine, which turned his superficial charm and his palpable animus against the American ideal into a winning combination in the perfect storm 2008 election.
Bathed in the light of…the cameras, as it turns out
and exhibit 2:
“More important, it's unclear that Obama has it in him to compromise and pretend to like it. No one could fake sincerity like Clinton, but Obama is a far different sort of political animal. His tax-deal press conference was a remarkable glimpse behind the Wizard of Oz curtain
at a scowling man who believes his political opponents are "hostage-takers" and enemies -- not just of the people, but of him personally.”
op.cit exhibit 3:
“Still, unless Obama undergoes a vast personal metamorphosis,
it probably won't work. He's too inexperienced a politician and too starchy a man. He himself has said he'd rather be a good one-term president than a failed two-term president, but the way things are going, he may end up having it both ways, minus the ‘good.’"
Even Lady M seems to have been caught in the cross hairs. Our very own pollster is piling on. Look how he treated Lady M in his Gallup Poll Most admired Man and Woman: (h/t pwitter)
- Hillary Clinton
- Sarah Palin
- Oprah Winfrey
- Michelle Obama
- Condoleeza Rice
Lady M came in 4th!!!! Behind Hillary!!? Sarah!!!? and Oprah!!!!! Well OK, maybe I can see Hillary and Oprah, butt really: does anyone think that skinny Sarah is big enough for anyone to stand behind, let alone Lady M?
and just ahead of Condoleezza? Condoleezza????????
You can not be serious! Not even the same league!
And even our European fan club seems to be waning a bit.
"Barack Obama was the biggest loser of 2010. He allowed the angry Tea Party movement to grow powerful, he did not pass any decent laws despite his majority in Congress and he was aloof, elitist and indecisive. He had to accept a formidable, yet entirely understandable, defeat in the midterm elections as a result. No one expected much from Obama, at least not during the rest of this year."
Ditto the Asian chapter of the fan club: (h/t Michelle Independent)
“Even the Bush Administration’s harshest critics could never have credibly claimed that George W. Bush was irrelevant. He might have been hated, pilloried and shouted about– but he couldn’t be ignored. However Obama can be safely ignored. Invited to parties, given the chance to show off his cosmopolitan sophisticated by reciting one or two words in the local lingo, read off a teleprompter, along with some cant about the need for everyone to pull together and make the world a better place, and then dismissed for the rest of the evening.”
“As a world leader, he makes a passable party guest. He has a broad smile, brings along his own gifts and is famous in the way that celebrities, rather than prime ministers and presidents are famous. On an invitation list, he is more Bono than Sarkozy, Leonardo DiCaprio not Putin. You don’t invite him to talk turkey, not even on Thanksgiving. He’s just one of those famous people with a passing interest in politics who gets good media attention, but who has nothing worthwhile to say.”
HOLY CRAP! I think they’re on to us now, Batman.
“Worst G** damn investment I ever made!”
At least some people still thing we’re the greatest.