Patterico's Pontifications

6/16/2010

It’s Popcorn Time Again

Filed under: Media Bias,Obama — DRJ @ 5:50 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Ed Driscoll has fun reminding Maureen Dowd what she wrote last year:

Pass the Popcorn
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Meanwhile, back in the world of dead tree media, Maureen Dowd cluelessly asks, “How can a man who was a dazzling enough politician to become the first black president at age 47 suddenly become so obdurately self-destructive about politics?”

President Obama’s bloodless quality about people and events, the emotional detachment that his aides said allowed him to see things more clearly, has instead obscured his vision. It has made him unable to understand things quickly on a visceral level and put him on the defensive in this spring of our discontent, failing to understand that Americans are upset that a series of greedy corporations have screwed over the little guy without enough fierce and immediate pushback from the president.

Huh, I remember when people on the left thought that a cool, aloof, alienated, distant, detached president was a pretty good idea in 2008 and early 2009.

People like Maureen Dowd, for example.”

He adds an even better one here about Robert Gibbs, MSNBC and Fox News.

It really is popcorn time again.

— DRJ

8 Responses to “It’s Popcorn Time Again”

  1. Without endorsing the allegation that “a series of greedy corporations have screwed over the little guy”, one can only be upset if is (or cares about) the little guy getting screwed.

    And that is why Obama is out of sync on this: it isn’t his approach that is off, but rather the fact that he doesn’t like the little guy, nor does he empathize with or care about the little guy. To Obama, little guys (along with bitter gun nuts) are just abstractions and obstacles.

    steve sturm (116925)

  2. The left has had a fantasy about Utopia. Obama got elected by people who believed in that fantasy. Even by wrecking our economy and dismantling our foreign policy, Obama still cannot make that fantasy real. He will now have the worst of all worlds; disappointment in the left, which does not handle disappointment well, and firm opposition by the normal population who feel our backs are to the wall.

    It’s a little like Germany in 1914, except the Germans thought World War I was a good idea. An erratic, foolish man, the Kaiser, was taking down the civilization it took three centuries of the Enlightenment to build because he was jealous of his English cousins. Obama has other reasons but he is busy dismantling what we have built, at home and abroad, since 1945.

    Why ? He read some books.

    Mike K (82f374)

  3. Obama is a slave to the leftist agenda. When the object is to control people’s lives, negotiating with them simply is not part of the plan.

    Icy Texan (f9fbdf)

  4. MoDo on W.: His only real goal was to prove he was tough.

    Whereas her only real goal seems to be to demonstrate re-confirm that she is a fatuous and nasty piece of work.

    Mission accomplished.

    sherlock (62f2cf)

  5. I think his goal has become to escape. I wonder if he’s going to decline to run again?

    Preview’s back!:)

    htom (412a17)

  6. This line is particularly funny given how Obama billainizes EVERYONE HE DISAGREES with ..

    “But on Friday, the new president did exit from the inane and pernicious W. era of cartoon villains, simplistic linear thinking, and black-and-white cowboy bluster.”

    But frankly Maureen Dowd is one of those people whose death will literally be celebrated b/c of her profound hypocritical and unethical positions she has defended her entire life.

    HeavenSent (a9126d)

  7. The Obama Presidency needs to consider a color-coded Villain-alert system:

    Green/Languid: No villains except Bush + Tea Party

    Yellow/Golfing: All above + Big Oil

    Red/Partying: All above + Wall St

    Blue/Vacationing: All above + Right-wing media

    Purple/Lecturing: All above + Christians

    sherlock (bb1678)

  8. Well, the line formatting in the “preview” went away!

    sherlock (c70795)


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