Obama has been trying to bolster his right-wing-ed-ness in a way that is painful and insulting to watch. Thank you, Sean M. for that – I’d have missed that stuff. And O’s every utterance linked by Sean M. is enough to make you ill. Listening to Obama talk about his conservative side and bipartisan work with Republicans is like listening to a convicted wife-beater state over and over again how much he supports women’s issues and loves his wife.
What is so beautiful here is the irony – any possible right-wing claims Obama might have had have been washed away by his steady drizzle/drivel just as his sand statue has been washed away by reality. It’s like John Keat’s tombstone:
Here lies one whose name was writ in water.
Except for Obama, it would read:
Here lies one whose career was sculpted in sand.
Thing is, when Obama says:
“I think that after this election, we’ll be in a position to once again reach out to Republicans and say that the American people have rendered a judgment, and the positions we’re taking are well within what used to be considered bipartisan centrist approaches.”
He usually means:
They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.
Let’s see what judgment the American people render in a few months.
Maybe more later…