Buttle's World

4 February, 2009

Obama Literature?

Filed under: Posts — clgood @ 6:58

His disciples are as desperate and parody-proof as He is. His words will be part of English 275 at Ohio State. Predicts a student there:

I’m almost starting to feel sorry for the guy. He’s just an ambitious young politician, but nothing he does will satisfy these people’s need for a Messiah. Sooner or later it will turn out that he has an Enemies List, did an intern, traded arms for hostages, got attacked by a man-eating bunny-rabbit, puked on a Japanese diplomat … whatever. Every president has something. Having turned this one into Jesus Christ, they’ll do the next logical thing and crucify him.

The keys to surviving the Obama presidency would seem to be stocking up on ammo, precious metals, and popcorn. Even VDH sees the unfolding comedy.

At home, Obama is becoming laughable and laying the groundwork for the greatest conservative populist reaction since the Reagan Revolution.

Abroad, some really creepy people are lining up to test Obama’s world view of “Bush did it/but I am the world”: The North Koreans are readying their missiles; the Iranians are calling us passive, bragging on nukes and satellites; Russia is declaring missile defense is over and the Euros in real need of iffy Russian gas; Pakistanis say no more drone attacks (and then our friends the Indians say “shut up” about Kashmir and the Euros order no more “buy American”).

This is quite serious. I can’t recall a similarly disastrous start in a half-century (far worse than Bill Clinton’s initial slips). Obama immediately must lower the hope-and-change rhetoric, ignore Reid/Pelosi, drop the therapy, and accept the tragic view that the world abroad is not misunderstood but quite dangerous. And he must listen on foreign policy to his National Security Advisor, Billary, and the Secretary of Defense. If he doesn’t quit the messianic style and perpetual campaign mode, and begin humbly governing, then he will devolve into Carterism—angry that the once-fawning press betrayed him while we the people, due to our American malaise, are to blame.


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