Saturday, February 6, 2010
"What He Should Do Is..."
The rumbling is getting louder on the Left: "This presidency is dead in the water."
After Obama's brilliant showing at the Republican Confab the other day, he shows up at the Dem's get together and all hell is reported to break loose after he makes his exit, Franken in the van, complaining about the White House lack of leadership on all things but mostly on the Health Care, and WTF?
CosmoBoy, Scott Brown, is in the house, and he's the New ItBoy. He's got the Kennedy Senate Seat. So who is this Obama, anyway?
And who needs him?
This is truly a tipping point, and from all the signs an portents, not only is this presidency dead in the water, it's essentially over. It's not about the New Kid In Town, that's just an excuse.
Let's be clear. Obama was elected by a wide and diverse majority who -- apparently -- expected him to take charge and do things (more or less vaguely understood) on their behalf, fast. He instead used his authority to do things, fast, on behalf of everyone except those who elected him. His largesse to the Masters of the Universe and those who aspire to be is simply obscene, and the fact that he and his administration have been saying to the rest of America, "Tighten your belts, it's gonna be a tough ride, oh, and I feel your pain. Really," has managed to piss off practically everyone, at least all those who aren't laughing their heads off at this fool. Which would be pretty much all the Republican office holders.
Raised by a banker, what do you expect?
Well, I didn't expect it to be this bad this fast, but still... It was always plain to me (and many others) what he should do... and now it's too late. Besides, it's obvious that he and his brain trust have no interest in doing what they ought to do, what they should have done from the outset, and what -- in most people's minds -- they were elected to do. Now they can't do it, but they never intended to.
Maybe it's a good thing that they can't do what they intended to do, either.
Which was, of course, to hand the country and any remaining public wealth over to the corporations, health care industry, military complex, and financial sector and retire in wealth and glory to his Hawaiian compound there to be sought out as a Brilliant Elder.
Even saying, "What he should do is..." has become a ludicrous exercise in futility. He and his brain trust are on a mission, and they have no interest in doing the right thing. At all. And now, it's too late.
Despite the fact that I say these things, I really hope I am wrong.