I've been quite remiss in following up my initial determination to point out the effort to preserve Obama's infallibility.
The most recent example, however, could not be ignored: How "President Barack Obama's liberal backers [who] have a long list of grievances... are directing their anger less at Mr. Obama than at the man who works down the hall from him. Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, they say, is the prime obstacle to the changes they thought Mr. Obama's election would bring...
For the president, Mr. Emanuel is a useful foil, playing a role akin to that of James Baker, who absorbed attacks from unhappy conservatives while chief of staff to Ronald Reagan"
Reminds me of Reverend Wright's paranoid complaint. When "Asked if he's spoken to his former parishioner since he become President, Wright told David Squires, "them Jews ain't going to let him talk to me."
This is a timely reminder of how some of Obama's greatest fans think and act. For them, Obama is made in their own image, American radical who managed to dupe most other Americans into electing him by taking centrist positions. And, with typical Leftist-"progressive" inclination to conspiracies and paranoia, they refuse to accept that it was they who had misread the man, even as he was speaking quite clearly about his positions.
"Civilization is not self-supporting. It is artificial. If you are not prepared to concern yourself with the upholding of civilization -- you are done." (Ortega y Gasset)
Tuesday, January 26, 2010