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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another Obamaniac Jumps Ship

Camille Paglia has not yet given up on the Young Messiah, but look at what she thinks of his tools:

[F]ree the president from his flacks, fixers and goons -- his posse of smirky smart alecks and provincial rubes, who were shrewd enough to beat the slow, pompous Clintons in the mano-a-mano primaries but who seem like dazed lost lambs in the brave new world of federal legislation and global statesmanship.Heads should be rolling at the White House for the embarrassing series of flubs that have overshadowed President Obama's first seven weeks in office....

First it was that chaotic pig rut of a stimulus package, which let House Democrats throw a thousand crazy kitchen sinks into what should have been a focused blueprint for economic recovery. Then it was the stunt of unnerving Wall Street by sending out a shrill duo of slick geeks (Timothy Geithner and Peter Orszag) as the administration's weirdly adolescent spokesmen on economics. Who could ever have confidence in that sorry pair?

And then there was the fiasco of the ham-handed White House reception for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, which was evidently lacking the most basic elements of ceremony and protocol.
And here she gets to what separates the Obama administration from others:
Though every novice administration makes blunders and bloopers, its modus operandi should not be a conspiratorial reflex cynicism.
Read the whole thing here. She has a wonderful defense of Rush.

"Conspiratorial reflex cynicism" -- pretty much describes the way the Left has always operated. By identifying it as the default position of Obama's disciples, she is simply reaffirming their leftist mindset.