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Thursday, September 9, 2010

VDH: "Our Waning Obama Worship"

Check out Victor Davis Hanson's op/ed "Our Waning Obama Worship" at the National Review Online.

From Hanson:

"Apparently the liberal elite did not consider that perfect storm of events that elected a northern liberal in a way that had been impossible with George McGovern, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, and John Kerry. Instead, they really believed that Obama’s election was proof that at last America had shed its odious -isms and -ologies. America was now ready for an updated FDR New Deal — as if, after seven decades, America had never tasted Social Security, unemployment and disability insurance, a 40-hour work week, and trillions in unfunded pensions and entitlements. In this 'never let a crisis go to waste' teachable moment, the cognitive elite was convinced that America had at last crossed the liberal threshold and so evolved from the passĂ© equality of opportunity to the promised equality of result.

"But now a grouchy elite and a petulant president see that they were sorely mistaken about us, and Mr. Obama’s election was more flukish than predestined. Americans were given government takeovers of business, multi-trillion-dollar deficits, promised higher taxes, a path to socialized medicine, and an end to building the odious border fence — with, to top it all off, accusations from the likes of Van Jones and Eric Holder, apologies and bows abroad, and the beer summit. And yet the rustic ingrates are rejecting both the benefactor and his munificence."

Read the whole piece.

While many MSM columnists are conjuring every conceivable excuse for Americans not wanting to let Obama to run this country into the ground (either we're being racist and/or acting like spoiled brats), it's nice to see people not being cowed by the bullies in the media.

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