Consider the blow suffered by the liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, who issued a plaintive plea to the president on the eve of his announcement that he was sending 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan...Yet Moore is surely right about the disillusionment of Obama's supporters. Even before the surge announcement, support among liberals for Obama's Afghanistan policy had dropped 22 points since July, to 59 percent from 81 percent, according to a Post-ABC News poll. Overall liberal support for Obama had drifted down to 80 percent from 94 percent in the spring -- and, given the noisy complaints from the left last week, that number seems likely to fall further.It was bound to happen sooner or later. No politician can possibly full fill all of the promises Mr. Obama made on the campaign trail. He literally promised everything to everyone...so many were bound to be disappointed.
It was bound to happen eventually. Obama had become to his youthful supporters a vessel for all of their liberal hopes. They saw him as a transformational figure who would end war, save the Earth from global warming, restore the economy -- and still be home for dinner. They lashed out at anybody who dared to suggest that Obama was just another politician, subject to calculation, expediency and vanity like all the rest. Certainly, Obama gets some blame for encouraging the messianic cult as he stumped for change and hope. "I am asking you to stop settling for what the cynics say we have to accept," he would say as he wrapped up speeches. "Let us reach for what we know is possible: A nation healed. A world repaired. An America that believes again." In other cases, Obama truly has gone back on campaign vows.
Monday, December 07, 2009
The honeymoon must be over, Dana Milbank of the Washington Post has written a rather scathing column over how many Obama supporters believe that they were 'misled' by The One...who has shown more and more, that he is merely 'just another politician', albeit, one who plays political hard ball of the 'Chicago Way.'