In what has to be the ultimate example of leftard buyer’s remorse – as well as a first class exploding-head rant – foul-ball-territory left field resident, cartoonist, and columnist Ted Rall has decided that President Obama has reneged on so many of his leftist pie-in-the-sky promises… that he should resign. Wow. Just… wow.
“MIAMI — We expected broken promises. But the gap between the soaring expectations that accompanied Barack Obama’s inauguration and his wretched performance is the broadest such chasm in recent historical memory. This guy makes Bill Clinton look like a paragon of integrity and follow-through.
From health care to torture to the economy to war, Obama has reneged on pledges real and implied. So timid and so owned is he that he trembles in fear of offending, of all things, the government of Turkey. Obama has officially reneged on his campaign promise to acknowledge the Armenian genocide. When a president doesn’t have the nerve to annoy the Turks, why does he bother to show up for work in the morning?”
Jesus Xavier de Battista Lopez Rodriguez, not even I – a radical libertarian individualist if ever there was one – think Obama has done so poorly that calls for his resignation are in order.
“Obama is useless. Worse than that, he’s dangerous. Which is why, if he has any patriotism left after the thousands of meetings he has sat through with corporate contributors, blood-sucking lobbyists and corrupt politicians, he ought to step down now — before he drags us further into the abyss.
I refer here to Obama’s plan for “preventive detentions.” If a cop or other government official thinks you might want to commit a crime someday, you could be held in “prolonged detention.” Reports in U.S. state-controlled media imply that Obama’s shocking new policy would only apply to Islamic terrorists (or, in this case, wannabe Islamic terrorists, and also kinda-sorta-maybe-thinking-about-terrorism dudes). As if that made it OK.
In practice, Obama wants to let government goons snatch you, me and anyone else they deem annoying off the street.”
Scary thing is – and I’m talking gulp-inducing terror here – I actually find myself agreeing with Ted on this issue (But not that Obama should resign, of course). I pray that in some drunken moment sometime, I never uttered the words, “If I ever agree with Ted Rall on anything, just shoot me.” Seriously, because that’s just the sort of thing I might have said about Ted previous to reading this article.
Methinks President Obama may have some developing troubles with his base.
You should read the whole enchilada.
H/T Mark Hemmingway.