Skip to comments.The Impending Obama Meltdown--Victor Davis Hanson (Outstanding!)
Posted on 02/06/2009 7:40:39 PM PST by Patrick1
The Impending Obama Meltdown [Victor Davis Hanson]
Some of us have been warning that it was not healthy for the U.S. media to have deified rather than questioned Obama, especially given that they tore apart Bush, ridiculed Palin, and caricatured Hillary. And now we can see the results of their two years of advocacy rather than scrutiny.
We are quite literally after two weeks teetering on an Obama implosionand with no Dick Morris to bail him outbrought on by messianic delusions of grandeur, hubris, and a strange naivete that soaring rhetoric and a multiracial profile can add requisite cover to good old-fashioned Chicago politicking.
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I can’t see this guy finishing out four years. I see him being sent out of the White House in disgrace. He is not up to the challenges laid out before him.
“But I won”
Obama's friend Deval Patrick, Governor of MA, basically gave Carter's malaise speech a few weeks ago. He said the problems were the fault of the citizens who had lost faith (paraphrasing).
I think Obama will go in that direction, and I think he will be angry, and I think he is incapable of doing anything other than campaigning.
I predict a substance abuse problem for our president, and possible impeachment and removal on that basis. And then look out! Joe's got the helm!!
BO will resign....[in the shadows, unknown to the sheeple, he’ll be forced to].
Very interesting article; had to look up the word “malaise” that the author said the American people were headed—NOT GOOD!!!
Nice editorial. Still, all that is needed to turn things around is an article or two by some leading media type praising the community organizer for a small victory here or there and then the rest will fall in line with similar praise.
Abroad, some really creepy people are lining up to test Obama’s world view of “Bush did it/but I am the world”: The North Koreans are readying their missiles; the Iranians are calling us passive, bragging on nukes and satellites; Russia is declaring missile defense is over and the Euros in real need of iffy Russian gas; Pakistanis say no more drone attacks (and then our friends the Indians say “shut up” about Kashmir and the Euros order no more “buy American”).””
Sums up his 1st 2 weeks quite well.
It will not be that easy. bHo along with the MSM will find some right winger or right wing cause to pillory and blame for the failure of the bloatulus.
We may even see a Murrah building event to blame on the “right wing” or at least have been incited by the right wing.
Of course the MSM has as many eggs in the falling basket as bHo and will go to all ends to blame all the ails on the right. Worse, I predict an army of bHo voters/backers on his side to the end.
So this will not end easy or without pain on both sides. Who will pay more in pain and money?
I think it might be two years in the making. He will resign because of some scandal or the COLB issue will finally come to a head and he’ll be frog-marched out of the Oval Office by Uniformed Secret Service into the hands of the FBI.
I’m not one to make an assumption of this nature. I happened to have had a dream 2 to 3 weeks before Jan 20th. It was so shocking it woke me up. BO with Michelle at his side...resigned. And it didn’t take 2 years, I can assure you...it was much sooner.
Nervous breakdown? Pressure has to be building.
As long as he has worthless RINOS to bail him out he will carry on just fine. Tonight was a perfect example of a quick chance to make a fool out of him ruined by RINOs
Let’s pray it happens!
No place for an affirmative action apprentice with no master craftsman as a mentor.
Bzactly. 0bamessiah is unable to live up to his hagiography. This is going to be one hell of a roller coaster.
A dream like that probably needs no prayer...it was from The Lord.
The Rat Party's (formerly the traditional Democratic Party) ratronage.
In Chicago political opponents are allowed to stand erect during campaigns but after the election they must assume the position. "We won," proclaim the Dems.
Obama has known nothing else save for the friendship and classrooms of very liberal / radical teachers.
IMO he's intelligent and that got him through college. Since then he's relied entirely upon skin color and schmooze. "What's happening?!!" he must be thinking.
as much as I love vdh, he is a wide eyed optimist.
the reality is much worse.
Two weeks, and i already miss carter.
There was a freeper from (I think) Massachusetts who had a dream about an airplane hitting a skyscraper a couple of weeks before 9/11.
Your dream sounds much better although you said it was shocking. Shocking bad? Shocking good?
And you have brought up how bad it is: When Hillary and Bill are beginning to look like the sane, responsible ones, the voices of reason! I never thought I would type those words. It has come down to a situation where we are dependent on Hillary — Hillary! — to navigate all those treacherous waters in the world because the fellow in charge is clearly not up to the task, and the question arises if he has the sense to listen to her. Scary, scary, scary.
We were a Republic - a nation of law. Democracy is a transitional phase toward Oligarchy - rule by the elite few.
Victor Davis Hanson is not usually prone to dreaming.
The Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms will provide all the cover Zero ever needs. They will continue, shamelessly, to prop him up and they will find an excuse for him (”the mess left by Bush and the Republicans”) each and every time he stumbles. They will do everything in their power to ensure his reelection. The Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms did not go to all the effort to get their clueless simpleton elected only to see him fail.
Anybody who thinks otherwise is a hapless, hopeless dreamer.
Victor Davis Hanson is good but with the porkuLus and obama refugee program for millions of muslims and africans just like the UK, pardoning terrorists and dozens of other nightmares i doubt 2010 will be here fast enough. ACORN,SEIU,CAI,LARaza will run our elections in 2010 and beyond.
Who will pay more in pain and money? I am not sure about the money part yet but I am sure that the people who do not believe in the second amendment will definitely be feeling more pain.
The majority of the American electorate sowed the seed; now comes the whirlwind.
OObama is going to take America down with is ship.
DemocRats are going to make America the laughing stock of the world.
I’m afraid I have to agree with you.
So conservtaive attny i know was talking about the BC certs today with me. He said no one will want Joe so o is safe. This is idiotic. I will take Joe any day of the week. He will push a lot less for pro-muslim polocies like O’s “refugee’ plan for Muslims and africans plus this porulus which will make the GOP a minority party for decades. Joe will be easier to battle with and he does not hate america like O.
It will be Bush’s fault for handing OObama a crisis he couldn’t handle.
The media can’t help OObama when Nazi Pelouseys’ 500 million unemployed people start taking over the streets.
The memories of Bush will be very distant when the demoRats get the brunt of everyones anger over being misled by the MSM about OObama’s so called qualifications.
The MSM does have a huge stake in his success. But I see rapid defections when he starts to stumble. Even “Uhduh Gibbs” the press secretary is already a laugher.
Yep, read the Constitution. Article IV section 4, the Constitution guarantees a Republican form of Government. The word Democrat, Democracy and Democratic does not appear anywhere in the Constitution. The Founders knew that Democratic governments were mob rule where the majority could vote their way around laws.
I see more brazen lying, spinning, and excuse-making. They have made him too big to fail.
His failure would be their failure. They will not let that happen under any circumstances.
Bump for later.
The dream itself shocked me to the point of waking me up. The Lord did that so I’d not forget it. When I dream that early in my sleep...I would have normally forgotten the dream however by waking up I remembered it. I was suppose to remember it. Believe me it was the last thing I would have expected for BO to resign...that’s what shocked me.
Bump for Tomorrow.
bookmark must read tomorrow.
First of all, it's the Freepers here making the predictions of The Big Zero not completing his term--not VDH.
Secondly, back when Carter was President, you had not talk radio or Internet to counter the MSM bias. But Carter's failures was so manifest that everyone could see it.
I have been really trying to give The Big Zero the benefit of the doubt, giving my private assessment of his performance thus far as a C-. But since he has actually taken the oath of office, I don't think that he has made one good decision--by any objective standard.
Two weeks may present too little data thus far to make a fair assessment of whether or not the Big Zero is a success or failure, but the trends are NOT good.
“Still, all that is needed to turn things around is an article or two by some leading media type praising the community organizer for a small victory here or there and then the rest will fall in line with similar praise.”
Not sure the media could pull this off. Even Hitler, with a controlled press, couldn’t convince the population a new offensive was going to win the war as the Russians and Americans closed in on Berlin.
I’m not so certain of a conservative swarm back to power...if we can only get Specter to vote no on the porkulus bill...
I’ve always thought that was his plan.
Any of your other dreams right?
“Nervous breakdown? Pressure has to be building. “
All nervous animals under pressure are dangerous.
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