Monday, October 03, 2011
Will Michelle Obama Still Be "Proud Of Her Country" A Year From Now?
“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country, and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”
What will she say about us a year from now, if people are still hungry for change, and her husband is not doing as "well" as he once did?
Peter Wehner points out:
When Obama was extremely popular, a kind of celebrity-politician, the American people were lavished with praise, presumably for our profound insight and wisdom when it came to choosing our political leaders....But now that Obama’s approval ratings are collapsing and his policies are deeply unpopular, the American people have “gotten a little soft.” Suddenly, we’re not the ones we’ve been waiting for.
No, actually, we are not the ones that he - Obama - has been waiting for. We refuse to follow our leaders blindly, we measure out our approval by results - not intentions - and we question, question, and question again. Maybe the Nobel Peace Prize committee was truly the one he was waiting for. Perhaps, after we are rid of this shallow, inept man and his horrible wife, he can head up that elite little group. It may not fit his ambition, but it fits his talent.
And according to Wehner, Obama accusing the American people of going "soft" is only the beginning of the invective that is about to be thrown at us:
The more unpopular he becomes, the more the president is being consumed by his grievances, by a sense of victimhood, by his belief that some great cosmic injustice is being perpetrated against him. Nothing can shake Obama’s conviction that he is a world-historical figure worthy of our adoration and allegiance. If he loses that, it is because we are not worthy of him.
The psychological drama of the Obama presidency continues to play itself out. I wonder where it will finally end.
Maybe we should take to wearing these pins, as seen in The Truman Show: