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01/21/2009

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They're coming to take me away haha hoho hehe..

I admit to not knowing that Serrano had proposed the amendment before, but am curious, is it the fact that I didn't know that, or the fact that I was critical of the fawning over Obama the reason you consider me insane?

I don't consider you insane. I consider WorldNetDaily insane. You're eccentric.

And you're not entirely wrong. A lot of people have gone ga-ga over Obama. I don't think I'm one of them. I just think he's more closely aligned with my political outlook than anyone who has ever run for President.

I could be wrong about that, of course. Time will tell.

Given a chance I'd say they might try it. I was watching the local news last night, which was full of all things O'Bama. As it should have been.

Best line of the night, and believe me the national NBC broadcast was solid challenger, was the local reporter babe who said that O'Bama once, "walked among us".

I was watching "Morning Joe" yesterday hile I was working out. Four people were discussing how the Obama era would move the United States beyond the materialism of the past three decades. They were waxing lyrical about how it's all about service now, and the simple things like family and community.

And then, when Michelle Obama appeared on screen, one of the women interrupted to excitedly tell us all that the incoming First Lady's dress was by designer Isabel Toledo.
Then they all went back to talking about how non-materialistic we're going to be.

It's mass hysteria. You really couldn't make this stuff up. One wonders what will happen when disappointment sets in, as it almost inevitably will. Will these people turn on O'Bama, will give him a pass lest they admit their own insanity, or something else?

It's worth remembering that the gushy media people gushed with George W. Bush, too. The core competency of modern media is access, so they're BFFs with whoever the top gets are. They have no memories, so if Obama leaves them disappointed they'll just go onto the next top get and gush all over him/her.

The Left doesn't regard Obama as the Second Coming. Left Center viewed him as a good candidate with charisma and an excellent intellect. (a key to people's response is that word, charisma) The " real" Left still sees him as someone who will never push hard for true progressive goals because his way is to seek consensus. The groups that have gone gaga are yuppy liberals and youth. As for the media, remember that every network commented on the terrorist fist bump as if it were a real story. They didn't love him then. ( disclaimer- I fall into the guppy category but I am watching like a hawk because I feel I bear some responsibilty because of my avid support.

Usually these situations can be put in perspective with a little check of history. In this case, however, it would be better coming from someone who was actually alive at the time: anyone know if the near-mythic fawning over JFK was true or people just posthumously remember him that way since he had the (politically) good fortune to be shot?

There was no mention of JFK on any of the cartoon shows I followed closely at that time.

"It's worth remembering that the gushy media people gushed with George W. Bush, too. The core competency of modern media is access, so they're BFFs with whoever the top gets are. They have no memories, so if Obama leaves them disappointed they'll just go onto the next top get and gush all over him/her."

Sure Tom, the press just gushed over both. Don't let the facts get in the way of a good post.

From Byron York at NR:

In 2001, during the confirmation of John Ashcroft to be attorney general, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee forced a one-week delay in the committee's vote on Ashcroft, saying there had not been enough time to answer all the questions about the nomination. On January 24, 2001, the Washington Post reported the story under the following headline:

Vote On Ashcroft Is Delayed A Week; Democrats Cite Need for More Review

Yesterday, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee did precisely the same thing for the nomination of Eric Holder to be attorney general. Today, the Washington Post is reporting the story under the following headline:

Republicans Obstruct Holder's Path to Justice Department

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