Wednesday, June 09, 2010


I knew it was coming (I honestly figured it would have happened a little sooner) but the inhibitors have now been fully removed from the press narrative on Obama.  We have gone from "Why isn't Obama angry about BP?" directly to "Clearly he is just not one of us."  The WSJ's Dorothy Rabinowitz puts together a glorious editorial that may actually be the key to our country's long term energy needs through sheer irony:
A great part of America now understands that this president's sense of identification lies elsewhere, and is in profound ways unlike theirs. He is hard put to sound convincingly like the leader of the nation, because he is, at heart and by instinct, the voice mainly of his ideological class. He is the alien in the White House, a matter having nothing to do with delusions about his birthplace cherished by the demented fringe.
The irony of that last sentence should be processed and extracted for industrial usage, it's powerful enough that it might be able to withstand the pressure of the Deepwater Horizon spill while simultaneously providing endless clean energy.  It of course gets worse in the very next paragraph:
One of his first reforms was to rid the White House of the bust of Winston Churchill—a gift from Tony Blair—by packing it back off to 10 Downing Street. A cloudlet of mystery has surrounded the subject ever since, but the central fact stands clear. The new administration had apparently found no place in our national house of many rooms for the British leader who lives on so vividly in the American mind. Churchill, face of our shared wartime struggle, dauntless rallier of his nation who continues, so remarkably, to speak to ours. For a president to whom such associations are alien, ridding the White House of Churchill would, of course, have raised no second thoughts.
Apparently it would be unfair to say that drawing the conclusion that the first African-American president is fundamentally unlike "us", the term "us" being used to describe this mythical "Real America" I keep hearing about from the likes of Sarah Palin and friends, based on moving the bust of Winston Churchill is not the sign of "demented fringe".  She rolls on...
Far greater strangeness has since flowed steadily from Washington. The president's appointees, transmitters of policy, go forth with singular passion week after week, delivering the latest inversion of reality. Their work is not easy, focused as it is on a current prime preoccupation of this White House—that is, finding ways to avoid any public mention of the indisputable Islamist identity of the enemy at war with us. No small trick that, but their efforts go forward in public spectacles matchless in their absurdity—unnerving in what they confirm about our current guardians of law and national security.
This then rapidly degenerates into why Obama secretly hates America and is some sort of China-loving crypto-Muslim for having Michael Posner on the payroll for the express purposes of blaming America for all the world's evils, and views Eric Holder, academia, and Janet Napolitano as enablers of that most horrid crime of state...empathy with others.

But Obama doesn't understand anyone, because he's not like "us".  How dare he try to understand people we should dismiss as the Enemy.  No sign of the "demented fringe" here...after all, Obama Derangement Syndrome is becoming quite mainstream these days.

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