Day By Day

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Melanie Phillips, writing in the Observer, asks: "America -- What Have You Done?"
[I]t has taken precisely two weeks for the illusion that brought [Obama] to power to be exposed for the nonsense that it so obviously was. The transformational candidate who was going to sweep away pork-barrel politics, lobbyists and corruption has been up to his neck in sleaze....

He has been appointing one tax dodger, lobbyist and wheeler-dealer after another....

In foreign policy, Obama has started by trashing his own country through grossly misrepresenting its history and grovelling to America’s enemies such as Iran, which has flicked him aside with undiluted contempt. He has gratuitously upset America’s ally India by suggesting that America should muscle in and resolve the Kashmir question.
It goes on and on:
Tax cheats, pork-barrel politics, ancillary child abuse, incompetence, chaos, treachery and infantilism. America – what have you done?!
Read the whole thing here.