Obama Fizzles Out…
I think you will see a steady decline of the stature of obama within the dumb masses and maybe even the media. Typical of a second term President but I think it will be far far more profound given the ridiculous pedestal the main stream media placed him on.
Right from the start of his 2008 campaign, the MSM gave Obama the star treatment. He was their main event. He was billed as a transformational figure — a visionary who would (1) unify the country and (2) lead us to a fairer economic prosperity and (3) bring us respect abroad in a world of lessened tensions.
(1) The great unifier? Obama the great unifier who is above the fray of politics-as-usual? In fact, it is readily apparent that he is just the reverse. When it comes to getting out the vote, it’s identity politics in spades (Okay — choke on that). Out comes the community organizer — resentment mongering, class warfare, evil bankers.
(2) Leading us to a fairer economic prosperity? The domestic policies he has put forward so far have all the innovative cachet of a plain old tax-and-spend left-wing Democrat. They might as well be the initiatives of a Carter or even a Johnson. How does Obama’s war on poverty differ from President Johnson’s? Granted the level of nastiness and coercion, especially from Holder’s DOJ, has risen to a Mafia-like shakedown level but the economics are basically the same. His latest “compromise” budget proposal has even drawn ire from both sides of the aisle. If his own party is willing to take him to task he has definitely lost his transformational status.
(3) Respect abroad in a world of lessened tensions? As regards his foreign policy, which was to create “mutual respect” between the Islamic world and the U.S., even Thomas Friedman of the NYT admits that the Arab Spring and Obama support of the Muslim Brotherhood is a bust. And as for in general improving the image or status of the U.S. abroad by leading from behind — well, it doesn’t seem that Russia, China, or North Korea have quite got the respect part. What the president has accomplished is alienating and diminishing our status with former allies. To wit, the recent snub of the legacy of Margaret Thatcher which just makes him seem small and unpresidential.
It’s hard to spin any of this into superstar status. It has become well-nigh impossible to see anything special or visionary about Obama’s presidency. Clearly, he is on the path from being seen as a transcendent, transformational leader to being seen as a humdrum, run-of-the mill progressive with all the charisma of a Dukakis. Next we will see a cartoon from Ramirez with Obama’s head sticking out of tank emblazoned with “tax-and-spend.”
So the MSM is stuck. The CPA spin is looney and their own spin has unraveled. For the MSM, Obama might as well be Humpty Dumpty. All the MSM horses and the MSM men can’t put the spin back together again. The MSM is locked into a position where Obama is neither demon nor savior. There is no story there. They are stuck with their Beau Brummell in the White House looking more and more like just another hackneyed leftist politician of the Carter-Mondale variety who never really had anything new to offer. The MSM is left with a red face and a would-be in the attic.