Just a word on the continuing insistence by every Right Wing pundit out there that they’re “very pleased” with just about everything Barack Obama is doing. I just saw a clip where some dumbass actually said, “this is almost like a Repubican transition. . .”
Well, no shit. That’s because it’s an American presidential transition. They’re all going to look basically alike. Did you expect a big blow up donkey to be erected over the White House? An all-transvestite Commerce Department? Wavy Gravy as Secretary of Health and Human Services and Paris Hilton at Treasury?
But I suspect buried somewhere deep in the Right Wing talking points is the idea that the new tactic is to “spoil the baby’s milk,” continuing to insist that they like Barack Obama’s moves – particularly on foreign policy, but elsewhere as well – in an attempt to fool our Leftie Senses into believing Obama’s turned on us. I think they’re trying to force a bit of buyer’s remorse out of our nation’s voters.
The trouble is that this “Republican” transition is missing two vital components of the last Republican transition: the cronyism and the utter lack of competence. So long as Obama maintains that sense of confidence and clarity, there will be no buyer’s remorse because it was exactly that which drew most voters in the middle to his tent.
Keep tryin’, guys.