Ripped from today's editorial headlines :
"So Obama hasn't strayed far from Karl Rove's playbook for routing the opposition. But surely, you say, he's planning nothing as divisive or as risky as the Iraq war? Well, that's where the health-care plan comes in: a $634 billion (to begin) "historic commitment," as Obama calls it, that (like the removal of Saddam Hussein) has lurked in the background of the national agenda for years.
Just as Bush promoted tax cuts as a remedy for surplus and then later as essential in a time of deficits, so Obama has come up with strained arguments as to why health-care reform, which he supported before the economic collapse, turns out to be essential to recovery. Yet as he convened his "health care summit" at the White House on Thursday, the stock market was hitting another 12-year-low; General Motors was again teetering on the brink of insolvency and the country was still waiting to hear the details of the Treasury's proposal to bail out banks. George W. Bush might well be asking: Is the president taking his eye off the ball?"
"Then again, we are relearning that the "Imperial Presidency" is only imperial when the President is a Republican. Democrats who spent years denouncing George Bush for "spying on Americans" and "illegal wiretaps" are now conspicuously silent. Yet these same liberals are going ballistic about the Bush-era legal memos released this week. Cognitive dissonance is the polite explanation, and we wouldn't be surprised if Mr. Holder released them precisely to distract liberal attention from the Al-Haramain case."
Of course those in the "Obama at all costs!" ranks are far more interested in talking about talk radio hosts and other assorted useful distractions.
There is always the New York Times and equally-useful tools like Bob Herbert (paging Eugene Robinson....your clone is speaking) to lead the messiah cheerleading section with nonsense such as :
Miracles Take Time
Herbert starts off :
[Pardon me while I L.O.F.L.]
Herbert starts off :
"The renegade clowns who ruined this economy, the Republican right in alliance with big business and some feckless Democrats, have no basis for waging war against efforts to get us out of their mess."(Sheesh, Bob, your talking points are soooo January.)
Then there's this little gem I have to thrown in for sh**s and giggles :
(Probably between the oinking as the pigs start overcrowding the pork barrel).
Clearly audacity can beat quite a short path to near-blinding hypocrisy.
Audacity aside, the sheer duplicity of Obama is definitely beginning to sink in across the political spectrum.