Saturday, September 25, 2010

Watching Obama like Watching a Motorcycle Racer Caught in a Speed Wobble

Watching the way President Obama's White House handlers - and, indeed, the President himself - are attempting to come to simultaneous terms with the GOP's outright refusal to play ball with him, and with progressive Democratics increasingly turning away from him in disillusionment; it is like watching a motorcycle racer caught in a speed wobble: You have to half turn away, close one eye, and grimace, because he may not be able to regain control of a powerful machine that could very well end up spread all over the track.

Will a "speed wobble" put him out of the race?

Or, will he be nimble enough able to overcome a "disastrous" race in November?

It's breathtaking to see how a president elected with such a groundswell of high hopes could have wasted that goodwill so quickly!

In a review of Bob Woodward's recently released first book on the Obama administration, Obama's War, the United Kingdom's respected Telegraph newspaper, notes that President Obama "has even lost Shepard Fairey, the man who created the iconic red and blue 'Hope' poster of Obama's visage." Those who elected Obama feel cheated, the graphic artist said this week. "They wanted somebody who was going to fight against the status quo and I don't think that Obama has done that."

To paraphrase Winston Churchill: "Never have so many, turned on so few, so quickly."

All this in the same week when the self-promoted "brains" of the Republican Party, Newt "the Newt" Gingrich, crawled out from under his rotted log to whip the Tea Partiers and Birthers into a lather with some cock-and-bull "theory" that the only way to understand Obama is to understand that Obama's supposed ideological view is that of an anti-colonial Kenyan tribal leader of the 1950's.

. . . . Say what, Lewis?

I can only shake my head, with a dread in veins turned cold by four short words: Sarah Palin in '012! . . . .  . . . . . Now . . . If that doesn't make your skin crawl . . . . its on too tight!

. . . . And motorcycle and rider wobble . . .he slides . . . . Can he pick himself up and get back in the race? . .

. . . You Bet'cha!   ;-)

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