We are quite literally after two weeks teetering on an Obama implosion—and with no Dick Morris to bail him out—brought on by messianic delusions of grandeur, hubris, and a strange naivete that soaring rhetoric and a multiracial profile can add requisite cover to good old-fashioned Chicago politicking.Hanson also notes something my dear mother e-mailed me about just the other day, after she was reading this blog. That is, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
First, there were the sermons on ethics, belied by the appointments of tax dodgers, crass lobbyists, and wheeler-dealers like Richardson—with the relish of the Blago tapes still to come. (And why does Richardson/Daschle go, but not Geithner?).
Second, was the "stimulus" (the euphemism for "borrow/print money") that was simply a way to go into debt for a generation to shower Democratic constituencies with cash.
Gibbs as press secretary is a Scott McClellan nightmare that won't go away, given his long McClellan-like relationship with Obama (McClellan should have been fired on day hour one on the job). Blaming Fox News for Obama's calamities is McClellan to the core and doesn't work. He already reminds me of Reverend Wright's undoing at the National Press Club—and he will get worse.I'd disagree slightly with Hanson. After hearing and watching him, Gibbs actually makes Scott "The Turncoat" McClellan appear intelligent and informed. Gibbs is that bad. I heard him utter "uh" as many times as Nancy "Nine-Percent" Pelosi blinks during the State of the Union Address.
And don't make the mistake of actually challenging him. Here, FOX News reporter Major Garrett and his employer are attacked by Gibbs for, well, asking the questions the rest of the Obama media refuse to answer.
Way to go, you 52 percenters! We're going to be paying for the "change" and we just need to "hope" it doesn't get any worse.