If you’re a conservative, you’re exasperated beyond belief. If you’re a liberal/statist, you’re too busy fawning over BO to actually consider his actions critically. Divided we stand, after the election of the great “Unifier.”
One thing that particularly stands out to me (and, apparently, to many others) is the arrogance on display by President Obama. It’s really quite stunning. It makes me wonder, “Does he know what he looks like?” Who really knows, but I’ve found that extremely narcissistic people generally don’t realize the complete asses they make of themselves by displaying their own self-love with such gusto. (They also tend to be incredibly thin-skinned and unable to laugh at themselves or detect irony and sarcasm.)
Michelle Malkin adroitly illustrates the ego with which we’re dealing: 100 Days of Reckless Photo-Op Hubris.
Also, Jonah Goldberg has a great column, too, that is quite worthy of a read: Obama’s Liberal Arrogance Will Be His Undoing.
Meanwhile, circulation for the conservative National Review (where I work) is soaring. More people watch Fox News (where I am a contributor) in prime time than watch CNN and MSNBC combined. The “tea parties” may not have been as big as your typical union-organized “spontaneous” demonstration, but they were far more significant than any protests this early in Bush’s tenure.
And yet, according to Democrats and liberal pundits, America is enjoying unprecedented unity, and conservatives are going the way of the dodo.
Case in point: The media’s spin on yesterday’s announcement that Arlen Specter has decided to switch parties and become a Democrat. “The GOP is flailing! It’s over with!” And on and on. I’m not denying that the Republican party is in a painful transition right now; it is. But it’s a good thing! It’s like a controlled burn, a purging, if you will, where all the RINOs will be gotten rid of, and we will once again elect people who actually remain true to conservatism. Liberal Republican Arlen Specter leaving the party? Let’s throw a party! Don’t let the door hit your rear on the way out, Arlen. While you’re at it, take Snowe and Collins with you.
Goldberg ends his column with this:
American politics didn’t come to an end with Obama’s election, and nothing in politics breeds corrective antibodies more quickly than overreaching arrogance. And by that measure, Obama’s first 100 days have been a huge down payment on the inevitable correction to come.
Let’s hope he’s correct.