Still making excuses for Obama the Mess-iah, some on the so-called “left” are finally admitting we at Big Pink have been right all along. They don’t say so exactly but they are finally admitting that Obama and the whole thug “movement” he represents is simply a cult of personality.
Here’s Joe Conosen admitting that indeed the entirety of what the “left” lionized as “Obamaism” is simply worship of “Dear Leader”.
The essence of President Obama’s problem can be found in an anonymous quote, attributed to a White House official, that appeared on the front page of the New York Times last Wednesday. “It’s so important to get a deal,” confided the unnamed aide, that the president “will do almost anything it takes to get one.” Such desperate confessions of politics as usual, which have appeared in dozens of such remarks in the press over the past several months, not only serve the president poorly but damage the fresh brand that he brought to Washington after his triumphant election last year. They are the residue of an ill-conceived strategy that has left Obama politically vulnerable, attenuated his connection with loyal progressives, and blurred his most important message.
That message was Obama himself, of course — meaning what he represented and what he meant to accomplish. From the outset of the 2008 campaign, the rationale for his long-shot candidacy was that he stood firmly for a set of principles in policy and governance and against political business as usual, as well as a style of politics that emphasized citizen activism. He would drive the corporate lobbyists away from Capitol Hill, the White House and the federal agencies. He would insist on transparency and integrity in conducting the people’s business. Above all, he would pursue the public interest forthrightly rather than inch forward triangularly and incrementally.
It was always about Obama. Conosen tries to excuse support for Obama by saying that Obama “represented” something and that he meant to “accomplish” something. But Obama has always represented the most corrupt, smooth-talking elements of Chicago thug politics and “what he meant to accomplish” was always self-advancement. To say Obama represented anything else is simply dishonest.
Conosen pleads “no contest” for the Dimocrats who supported Obama but it is still a “guilty” plea:
Perhaps none of these happy promises was likely to be fulfilled, and perhaps that was something Obama and his campaign aides always understood. But as the new White House came to terms with the realities of Washington, they seem to have thrown off their original images and ideals insouciantly — as if unburdening themselves of unfashionable baggage that embarrassed them in the big city.
In the same way that Gay “leaders” have betrayed the Gay community, in the way that Jewish “leaders” have betrayed the Jewish community, in the same way that mainline women groups have betrayed women, Labor “leaders” are now betraying the union movement and all those promises about health care.
The Teamsters are leading the way to capitulation on what was once a “must have”:
Teamsters President James Hoffa said dropping the so-called public option wouldn’t be a “deal killer” for health-care legislation, signaling a split among leaders of unions that are a core constituency of President Barack Obama.
SEIU will be the next to put Obama worship over the interests of their own members.
This Labor Day union “leaders” can celebrate the 9.7% unemployment numbers and the prospect of their rise along with their Mess-iah.
Once again we hear the whining pretend “left” whining again. But Obama is their mess, not ours. Dimocrats own Obama. Not since Ahab was latched by harpoon ropes to Moby Dick has such an unholy union been wedded so disastrously.
Dimocrats cannot plead ignorance. We warned them and they hate us for it. Last year in The Mess-iah Complex we wrote:
The Obama worship crowd is upset with us in part because we are not accepting of their Mess-iah. We are not worshiping at the altar. No pink incense is burned in tribute.
The Obama worship crowd is also upset with us because we recently wrote Obama, who strategically employed “change”, is the third Bush term – just as inexperienced, only more grandiose and with even more messianic delusions.
Why did we support Hillary over the Mess-iah? We told them a long time ago, in 2007 (The Obama Delusion):
We support Hillary because we do see the great dangers ahead and the dangers we are in. We want Hillary because she has the experience and the fortitude to navigate through the perils we face. We support Hillary because we feel the urgency to reverse course NOW. Hillary shares our progressive vision for America. Hillary will represent a new American face to the world. And Hillary will fight the very people Obama has already surrendered to.
That was written in 2007. Dimocrats have no excuses. Labor has no excuses. Health care advocates have no excuses. Their Mess-iah is a false prophet who has taken them from the land of milk and honey into the abyss.
Happy Labor Day Weekend!