Aug 19, 2012 1:00 AM EDT
Why does Paul Ryan scare the president so much? Because Obama has broken his promises, and it’s clear that the GOP ticket’s path to prosperity is our only hope.
I was a good loser four years ago. “In the grand scheme of history,” I wrote the day after Barack Obama’s election as president, “four decades is not an especially long time. Yet in that brief period America has gone from the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the apotheosis of Barack Obama. You would not be human if you failed to acknowledge this as a cause for great rejoicing.”
Despite having been—full disclosure—an adviser to John McCain, I acknowledged his opponent’s remarkable qualities: his soaring oratory, his cool, hard-to-ruffle temperament, and his near faultless campaign organization.
Yet the question confronting the country nearly four years later is not who was the better candidate four years ago. It is whether the winner has delivered on his promises. And the sad truth is that he has not.
In his inaugural address, Obama promised “not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.” He promised to “build the roads and bridges, the electric grids, and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together.” He promised to “restore science to its rightful place and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost.” And he promised to “transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.” Unfortunately the president’s scorecard on every single one of those bold pledges is pitiful.
Welcome to Obama’s America: nearly half the population is not represented on a taxable return—almost exactly the same proportion that lives in a household where at least one member receives some type of government benefit. We are becoming the 50–50 nation—half of us paying the taxes, the other half receiving the benefits
Pretty sure that Ferguson hasn’t read the fact-challenged wet kiss that our local example of the annoying species of libtardus floridius, Rezwan Haq, wrote in the Panama City News Herald – but it is a devastating unintentional rebuttal at any rate.
It is Niall Ferguson after all, a man who admittedly voted for McCain – but remember that this is Newsweek, the same magazine that published this act of orgasmic journalistic fellatio by Andrew Sullivan on the cover:
It certainly isn’t that there aren’t more Niall Ferguson’s out there (Mark Steyn, Charles Krauthammer, Walter Russell mead, Victor Davis Hanson, Glenn Reynolds, Glenn Beck, for example) or that there weren’t those who predicted this outcome before the big “O” was elected – but they have been largely excluded from the MSM and relegated to right wing publications and the right-o-sphere in the blogworld, thereby making them easily dismissed by the left as pure bias.
But what can the left do when the failures become too numerous and obvious to ignore?
I can’t tell if it is an example of what I wrote here (or not):
I could be wrong, but I think we are beginning to see the media jump off the Obama Express to Losertown. It is getting increasingly embarrassing for them to defend and overlook Obama’s misrepresentations because the facts are so obvious. “Bush’s Fault” was a workable theme when there was no record except Dub’s to run on or against but Obama has his own now to run from.
Much like the victims of a con game that we talked about here, they are coming to recognize that they weren’t shills, they were just as much the marks as the rest of us rubes were. Now they are trying to flush their involvement in the scam down the memory hole, shift the responsibility and get out of the game with as much cash as they can. They are counting on you not figuring out that you have been conned until after they cash out.
It will be an interesting observation to see if the levels of criticism of the Obama regime by the MSM increase as we approach November. This will be a bellwether of their assessment of The One’s chances. I predict that it will reach a crescendo about a month after the Republican convention (if they think that he is a goner). It will be then that they realize that they can no longer cover for him and need to be able to say after the election, “Look, it isn’t our fault. We were tough on him – forget the that we carried his water for the past 5 years, that was then, this is now. Just look at how tough we were last month.”
Now that Obama has prosecuted his first and last term with the same degree of tepid ineffectiveness that has been the hallmark of his entire career, even the compliant members of American Pravda are tiring of the preemptive winner of the Nobel Prize for Promises of Hope and Change.
Might not be – Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters noted Ann Coulter’s comments:
“The other reason I think Biden’s gaffes aren’t that damaging to the president is because the media is so playing a part in this campaign. I think this is going to be the worst media bias we’ve seen since the 1992 election. We can bring back those old bumper stickers. It was ‘Annoy the Media – Vote Bush.’ Now it’s ‘Annoy the Media – Vote Romney.’”
So said conservative author Ann Coulter on Sunday’s Fox & Friends Weekend…
And she’s right – when Republican George Allen can have his political future ended with the utterance of one word on the campaign trail (macaca) as Slow Joe Biden gets away with constant verbal diarrhoeal expulsions with nary a mention (or has the media actually defend him), it is pretty clear that the media is protecting the Democrats – even as Obama is throwing the so-called “elite media” under the bus and turning to Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood for favourable coverage.
Wait till the Obama camp starts to moan about the media being conservative and biased against them…I predict Chris Matthews will be the hardest hit.