Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Morning After A Year Long HopeyChangey Fairy Dust Bender

From He's Done Everything Wrong by Mort Zukerman in the Daily Beast, 21 Jan. 2010, the day after Massachusetts brought the fairy dust bender to an end:

He’s misjudged the character of the country in his whole approach. There’s the saying, “It’s the economy, stupid.” He didn’t get it. He was determined somehow or other to adopt a whole new agenda. He didn’t address the main issue.

This health-care plan is going to be a fiscal disaster for the country. Most of the country wanted to deal with costs, not expansion of coverage. This is going to raise costs dramatically.

In the campaign, he said he would change politics as usual. He did change them. It’s now worse than it was. I’ve now seen the kind of buying off of politicians that I’ve never seen before. It’s politically corrupt and it’s starting at the top. It’s revolting. . . .

Zuckerman is the, editor in chief, U.S. News & World Report, the publisher of the New York Daily News, and a trustee, Council on Foreign Relations. He was also a staunch Obama supporter in the last election. Do read the whole thing. There is much more.

You know, that fairy dust makes you feel great while your pounding back jello shots of the stuff. But the morning after, you wake up in an embarrassing position and just feel incredibly stupid. It's ok. I am sure there's a 12 step plan that can help them back to reality and self respect. Obamaholics Anonymous. Zuckerman looks like he's on step 9 or 10 already.


Ex-Dissident said...

I read the linked article and it strikes me that Zuckerman is an idiot. He is not a teenager; one could hope that the teenager will eventually grow up and become wise. Zuckerman will remain an idiot. How does such a dolt become so successful in life: editor in chief, publisher, trustee,...?

GW said...

Hey Vinnie. Zuckerman was a fool to get fooled, but be that as it may, I am enjoying the spectacle of his Obamaholic withdraw. If a right wing figure wrote this article, it would elicit yawns. But from Zuckerman . . . its a pretty damning indictment - be it merely a repetition of what half of America has known for 12 months and was able to predict accurately 6 months before that.

Ex-Dissident said...

GW, I don't have much hope that such fools will ever learn. Another conman will come along and sweep them off their feet. I was listening to talk radio while driving yesterday and heard Oberman attribute Brown's election to racism. He said that Brown was elected because Americans have trouble accepting a black president. That remark is so delusional that it makes one shake his head thinking it must be some twisted dream. The difference between Oberman and Zuckerman is not that great. They both live in a world isolated from reality. Zuckerman will find another way to perpetuate his delusional world view. I hope you are right in that there is a substantial portion of American public that realized they have been duped. Perhaps they will make the difference in Nov.

Ex-Dissident said...

I think what perplexed me while reading Zuckerman's post was how he was able to succeed in life? My guess is that he must be surrounded by similarly deluded people.

OBloodyHell said...

> one could hope that the teenager will eventually grow up and become wise.

I've made the point before, and I will make it again:

The single, solitary behavioral facet which defines libtards in an across the board, uniform manner is an almost complete and total lack of wisdom, aka, "common sense".

That is, they lack the capacity to learn from mistakes -- their own, to say nothing regarding those of other people.

This is why they constantly keep pushing for socialism and collectivism -- the only problem with either being that "they just haven't been done right".

They are categorically unable to grasp that the correctness of this statement lies in the self-evident fact that "they haven't been done right" because the only way to "do them right" is to "not do them at all".

Calling for, much less expecting, any form of wisdom from leftists and democrats is like asking for "less violent serial killers".

The qualities in question are mutually exclusive.