Democrats' Rough Re-entry Into Reality

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    The Democrats' Rough Re-entry Into Reality​



    By Ron Ross
    The American Spectator : The Democrats' Rough Re-entry Into Reality

    If Obama loses, will they resist blaming him for their own demise?

    Is there a limit to self-delusion? And if there is, what happens when the limit is exceeded?

    New York Times columnist Gail Collins began her column last week as follows, "When Democrats run into each other on elevators, they exchange glances and sigh. Or make little whimpering sounds." She went on to observe that "Democrats are going bipolar. Democrats spend all their waking hours thinking about the swing states. If Wisconsin starts looking wobbly, their day is ruined." It makes you wonder what their days are going to be like if Obama loses the actual election.

    Liberals are angry and frustrated with Obama. He, however, is not the real object of their anger. Someone once observed, "Our strongest anger is reserved for ourselves." (If you doubt that, just ask any golfer.) Liberals are angry and frustrated with themselves because they bought into the fantasy of Barack Obama.

    For the past four years conservatives have been asking themselves, "Why can't more people see what a fraud this guy is?" That may be an impossible question to answer, but the population of those who see him for who and what he is seems to be growing.

    One of the things that makes Hans Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Clothes" such an enduring parable is how it is both absurd and painfully true. The emperor was naked, but no one wanted to be the first to admit it. A kind of mass hysteria affected the citizens. Once a child spoke the obvious truth, the delusion was shattered. If there were not a lot of truth about human nature reflected in the story, it wouldn't be such a classic.

    Obama's nakedness is not physical but rather intellectual. Time magazine's Joe Klein said recently, "Anyone who says Barack Obama is not intelligent is either crazy or bigoted." What makes Klein so certain that Obama is intelligent? The evidence is all in the opposite direction. Forrest Gump famously said, "Stupid is as stupid does." The corollary is also true. Smart is as smart does. Was choosing Joe Biden as someone to be a heartbeat away from the presidency a smart decision? If you think so, you need to watch the video of last week's vice-presidential debate.

    Another reality that may be penetrating the liberals' self-delusion shield is the Benghazi debacle. It's been said that a liberal is someone who will not take his own side in a fight. A perfect example of that perverse attitude is how Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Susan Rice were all so eager to take the terrorists' side in the attacks on our embassies. They used the strongest possible words in condemning the obscure video and its creator. Ms. Clinton said the video was "disgusting and reprehensible" and "truly abhorrent." By blaming the video so vehemently they effectively implied the attackers were justified. They took the terrorists' side in the fight. They basically said, "We totally understand why you wanted to kill our ambassador. You don't like America; neither do we."

    Democrats ridiculed Clint Eastwood for his empty chair speech at the Republican National Convention. In retrospect his metaphor appears to have been spot-on. Eastwood later observed that "Obama is the biggest hoax ever committed on the American people."

    Even if some Democrats are seeing the hollow reality of Barack Obama for the first time, it's unlikely to affect their overall mind-set. When a liberal has a choice between fantasy and reality, he will choose fantasy every time. There's no reason to think that will change anytime soon.

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    Fantasy? Like Iraq having massive stockpiles of WMD's? Or like raising military spending by trillions and lowering taxes by trillions will actually balance the budget? Those kinda fantasies? You're voting for a guy whose only proposed spending cuts so far are to women's health services and public broadcasting, and you think he'll be able to balance the budget based on that? Who's fantasizing?
     
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    Hmmm, the 'choice' to divide was Obama's:

    Political Diary: Polarizer-in-Chief - WSJ.com

     
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    Right out the gate? Obamacare wasn't passed until March 2010, over a year after he took office. How is that "right out the gate?" Does the author know what that expression means or is he just some idiot trying to sound like he knows what he's talking about?
     
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    Right out the gate? Obamacare wasn't passed until March 2010, over a year after he took office. How is that "right out the gate?" Does the author know what that expression means or is he just some idiot trying to sound like he knows what he's talking about?


    Actually three Republicans in the Senate voted for the final stimulus bill.


    The writer of this article is fucking lazy and failed to do basic research.


     
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    He spent the first year focused mostly in passing that law. So he started out of the gate.
     
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    Excellent read!
     
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    Actually he delegated to Pelosi and Reid to come up with a plan. Pelosi honestly said, 'You'll have to read it to know what's in it.'

    Nearly everyone hated it, from proposal to push through. They still do. Now the Democrats wonder why they are on the ropes?

    Why Obama hasn't coat tails but Romney does?
     

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