By Payne Williams | Saturday, June 19th, 2010 at 11:13 am
Lefty journalists who originally supported Obama are changing their tunes. Among these is Mort Zuckerman, whose latest article reflects his increasing disappointment with “The One.”
Zuckerman takes a big step here. From Day-1 he was a big supporter of Obama. But now he is coming about, whether due to his sense of a diminished world-view of the US or more specifically some bias toward Israel. It’s fairly obvious that the whole team, Left and Right field, are getting to the point of “enough already.”
Cascading events may compel Obama to do something ill-advised. If hostile folks were swift, they’d be considering which buttons to push. As no doubt many out there are. We should be worried with such an inexperienced leader at the helm, very worried…
America right now appears to be unreliable to traditional friends, compliant to rivals, and weak to enemies. One renowned Asian leader stated recently at a private dinner in the United States, “We in Asia are convinced that Obama is not strong enough to confront his opponents, but we fear that he is not strong enough to support his friends.”
The United States for 60 years has met its responsibilities as the leader and the defender of the democracies of the free world. We have policed the sea lanes, protected the air and space domains, countered terrorism, responded to genocide, and been the bulwark against rogue states engaging in aggression. The world now senses, in the context of the erosion of America’s economic power and the pressures of our budget deficits, that we will compress our commitments. But the world needs the vision, idealism, and strong leadership that America brings to international affairs. This can be done and must be done. But we are the only ones who can do it.
The rest of the erstwhile supposedly unbiased journalists (and former Obama fan club) are also deserting the ship:
Barack Obama was supposed to be the best, the very best, and yet he is always, reliably, consistently mediocre.
His speech on oil was no better or worse than his speech on race. Yet the Obammyboppers who once squealed with delight are weary of last year’s boy band.
At the end of the big Oval Office address, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and the rest of the MSNBC gang jeered the president….
In the Washington Post, the reaction of longtime Obammysoxer Eugene Robinson was headlined “Obama Disappoints From the Beginning of His Speech.”….
His eve-of-election rally for Martha Coakley “disappointed” the Massachusetts electorate so much, they gave Ted Kennedy’s seat to a Republican.
His speech for Chicago’s Olympic bid “disappointed” the Oslo committee so much, they gave the games to Pyongyang, or Ougadougou, or any city offering to build a stadium with electrical outlets incompatible with Obama’s prompter….
“He carries us from meditative bead to meditative bead, and invites us to contemplate,” wrote Stanley Fish in the New York Times….
We suspect Chris Matthews’ leg is no longer tingling. Problem is, BIG Problem at that, his narcissistic personality may demand he make some grandstand play. And such an event will equally demand that it take minds away from the Gulf.
Chris Matthews and the other leg-tinglers invented an Obama that doesn’t exist. Unfortunately, they’re stuck with the one that does, and it will be interesting to see whether he’s capable of plugging the leak in his own support. If not, who knows what the tide might wash up?
U.S. News & World Report — World Sees Obama as Incompetent and Amateur
Investor’s Business Daily — Even His Supporters Are Noticing: Obama Never Fails To Disappoint
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