Saturday, July 24, 2010
We tried to tell you he had no experience and only talked purdy to razzle dazzle the lemmings, but you voted for him anyway.
From charisma to populism—this is the slippery slope down which Barack Obama has been sliding over the past two years. In June 2008, Obama the candidate described his nomination as “the moment when . . . our planet began to heal.” In June 2010, Obama the president promised his partisans he would find an “ass to kick.” With the peculiar magic of his presidential campaign now a faded memory, Obama is shoring up support by the cruder method of divisive appeals. Long before the current (already hugely extended) campaign season began, Obama made it a practice to his target opposition and so it goes. We tried to tell you he had no experience and only talked purdy to razzle dazzle the lemmings, but you voted for him anyway.