Friday, September 3, 2010

The latest White House spin: The spoiled-brat American electorate

Eugene Robinson, mouthing the White House party line:
According to polls, Americans are in a mood to hold their breath until they turn blue. Voters appear to be so fed up with the Democrats that they're ready to toss them out in favor of the Republicans -- for whom, according to those same polls, the nation has even greater contempt. This isn't an "electoral wave," it's a temper tantrum. . . .

In the punditry business, it's considered bad form to question the essential wisdom of the American people. But at this point, it's impossible to ignore the obvious: The American people are acting like a bunch of spoiled brats.

Got that? Obama's awesome! Pelosi's done a great job! Reid is an honest ethical beacon of probity and wisdom! According to the White House (via Robinson), we're just too stupid and spoiled and immature to realize it.

The White House thinks spoiled brat Americans not only want quick solutions, but painless solutions. In Robinson's words, "The nation demands the impossible: quick, painless solutions to long-term, structural problems. "

Of course, isn't that what Obama promised in 2008? A quick easy simple cure for all based on "hope" and "change"? Wasn't anyone who questioned that, from Bill Clinton down, branded a racist?

It's not bratty to hold politicians to their promises.

BTW - Notice how some Obamaphiles no longer like the American public and American democracy, now that they may lose an election.

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