Coming on the heels of yet another Peggy Noonan epiphany about Obama, Obama supporter and Kool Aid drinker Mort Zuckerman penned a scathing critique of Obama’s forging policy performance thus far. Zuckerman even utter the I-word Incompetence. Here are just two examples.
The reviews of Obama's performance have been disappointing. He has seemed uncomfortable in the role of leading other nations, and often seems to suggest there is nothing special about America's role in the world. The global community was puzzled over the pictures of Obama bowing to some of the world's leaders and surprised by his gratuitous criticisms of and apologies for America's foreign policy under the previous administration of George W. Bush. One Middle East authority, Fouad Ajami, pointed out that Obama seems unaware that it is bad form and even a great moral lapse to speak ill of one's own tribe while in the lands of others...
The end result is that a critical mass of influential people in world affairs who once held high hopes for the president have begun to wonder whether they misjudged the man. They are no longer dazzled by his rock star personality and there is a sense that there is something amateurish and even incompetent about how Obama is managing U.S. power. For example, Obama has asserted thatAmerica is not at war with the Muslim world. The problem is that parts of the Muslim world are at war with America and the West.
Zuckerman is just the latest in a growing number of lefties who are starting to see The Won for the Naked Emperor he always was. In just over 60 days, the Deep Horizon oil spill has undone two years of Obama myth making that was carefully crafted by the Obama campaign and their lackeys in the media. All the spin in the world cannot hide the fact that this disaster was bungle big time by the administration. Worse, there is little indication that the administration is sufficiently getting caught up to speed.
In the video below, Bill O’Reilly and Ann Coulter discuss why the left is turning on Obama now. They cite global warming and disappointment as the causes. I see something else.
What I see as the reason for the long time Kool Aid drinkers like Zuckerman turning from Obama is not disappointment and global warming faniticalism, but rather good old fashion embarrassment.
Think about this. Mort Zuckerman, Peggy Noonan, David Brooks and other so called intellectuals were all sold on the Obama narrative that he was some sort of transcending political figure. Meanwhile, many of us “small people” clearly saw Obama for what he was a neophyte masquerading as some sort of omnipotent intellectual. So now that Obama’s lack of chief executive skill have been lay bare for all the world to see, these so called intellectuals who sang his praises now look like damn fools of the first magnitude. Just go back and read their words during the campaign, they could not dole out enough superlatives for Obama’s non existent abilities. Today they must surely be embarrassed by their words as no one in their right mind would buy a word of that today.
Now that Obama’s incompetence and their foolishness is exposed, what are these “intellectual” giants to do. The only thing they can do, trash The Won and pretend they are now ahead of the curve by being the first ones to jump off the Hopey Changey bandwagon. Sorry but that ain’t gonna cut it for me.
Bill Quick from Daily Pundit expesses my thoughts precisely.
You know, folks like Noonan and Mort Zuckerman whining about Obama, after they praised him, pushed him, and voted for him in the face of all the evidence that led less besotted observers to see him for the empty suit he was, and is, leave me stone cold. Especially because these are the same snotty jackasses who arrogate to themselves superiority over those of us less “perceptive” folks.
Listen up, you punked, chumped boobs: We looked at Obama not through your rose colored hallucinations, but through the cold, clear spectacles of reality. None of what he’s done since has surprised us one bit. In fact, many of us, myself included, predicted it even before his coronation by people like you. Yes, it’s nice that after a year and a half of horrible examples, the truth about him is finally beginning to penetrate your skulls. But why, for the love of god, couldn’t you see it at the beginning, when it was no less obvious, but your understanding of it might have done some good?
Actually, never mind. Since Obama’s election will turn out to be the worst thing to happen to the leftist project in America in the past hundred years, and will free a generation from the chains of leftist quackery at just the time such freedom is most sorely needed, I actually thank our lucky stars for useful idiots like you two. Without such, we might have been saddled with John McCain, and that would truly have been a disaster for conservatism, liberty, and America.
So, thanks. I guess.
I would add one more thing for the Noonans, Zuckermans and Brookes of America, the next time you pick a president make sure Stevie Wonder’s words do not ring true!
Kick it Stevie:
Via: US News
Video h/t: The Right Scoop
Via: Daily Pundit