Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Too Much Hero Worship? Ya think!

Posted by Diogenes Sarcastica

I have made no bones here before about my dislike for Newsweek columnist Eleanor Clift, the shrieking leftwing windbag of PBS's popular weekend show "The McLaughlin Group." Annoying is not a fitting enough word for this women as she regularly tries to shout down the likes of intelligence she shall never achieve. Her defense at all cost of the Obama Presidency has been unshakable, but now even she is seeing the man is not the heavy-weight politician she and many others wanted to believe he was, but still manages to muster excuses for incompetence.

This from her recent Newsweek column about failures in the recent mid-term election:
"Part of Obama’s problem is that there’s too much hero worship around him, and that translates into a reluctance to fault him for anything, except maybe that he didn’t make a good enough case for all the wonderful things he’s done. He has done good things, but the voters don’t give you credit for saving them from a depression; they reward you for making their lives better, and that hasn’t happened." 
Too much Hero worship? Ya think, Eleanor! You and your media comrades  who helped built up and hoist this narcissistic leader on a weary and vulnerable public, daily dote upon and make excuses for his lack of political savvy, well beyond anything you can call partisan. As for saving the country from a depression, I guess I could say I didn't run over a neighborhood dog because I left at 1:00pm. I can't prove that statement either. Better light another candle on the altar.
"In his post-election press conference, Obama said there must be easier ways to learn the hard lessons of politics than getting the shellacking he and the Democrats got. There are, and if his aides weren’t so in love with him and wrapped up in the idea of him as a transformational president, they might have seen this coming."
Gee Eleanor, you think the town hall meetings and the tea party rallies could have been a bit of a tip-off things weren't going well for the President? Maybe you guys in the media should have taken a breath from accusing everybody of being crazy extremist and racist to tell it like it really was.
"The White House needs to settle on a strategy and then execute it, whatever it is. Hope is not a strategy. The people around Obama caught the lightning in ’08, but they’ve been outmaneuvered by a party that two years ago was on the brink of extinction."
Good to see you may be coming around to your senses, Eleanor. The Hope and Change Thing was exactly what many thought it was, a cheap election slogan.  And your friends in the media can continue to claim Obama is the one of the smartest men to sit in the Presidency, but to be truthful, I haven't seen any indication they're right. None.

Read her entire column here.



  1. Eleanor Clift. Aaargh!!!! What a shrew and a scold! And those are her better descriptive characteristics on a good day.

  2. She's a real sweetheart! I have never been a real Pat Buchanan fan, but it is a beautiful thing to listen to him school her on the ways of Washington.

  3. I am not a particular fan of Buchanan either, but he did write an excellent book titled, "The Death of the West" back in 2002. The book dealt with the demographics of America today and in the future out 50 years or so. One interesting and really scary fact I recall is that by 2050 the majority of Americans will have been born outside of the United States. Not exactly a situation conducive to maintaining the exceptional culture we, as Americans, possess and have built upon for over 200 years,

  4. I read that book, Robert, and found it very interesting. My problem with Mr. Buchanan is from a purely Foreign Policy stand-point. I find his cultural views pretty much dead-on.