One of President Barack Obama’s 2012 themes will likely revolve around what his aides call “the contrast” — a portrayal of Obama as a responsible, moderate adult harassed by infantile Republicans who favor the wealthy.It was difficult not to grind teeth while watching the latter portion of that news conference yesterday, just as it is becoming increasingly difficult to take seriously anything this administration says.
While Palin's children are ridiculed and she herself is called crude names, Michelle Obama has the luxury of saying that she and her husband have had help protecting their children from the media.
Help from the media.
Meanwhile Michelle Bachmann has been told by Stephanopolous that the press will be going after the 23 children she and her husband took into their home as foster children.
Hey, media. If a kid has had such a rotten life that he or she needs a foster home, the chances that those kids are already messed up and perhaps continue to be messed up are pretty good, which is exactly the scenario the media is looking for.
The current royalty in the White House figures all this okay, obviously, since when Palin was attacked for the Gabby Giffords murder attempt, nothing much was said to tamp down the horrific attacks left wingers and the MSM (but I repeat myself) heaped on her and Rush and everybody else on the right.
What seems somewhat out of sync is that the royalty in the White House seems so comfortable citing their children for such ludicrous examples as the king did yesterday, comparing his responsible children to the irresponsible adults in the Congress.
The truth is that if the children are supposed to be off limits (unlike Palin's and Bachmann's children), then the Obamas need to not mention them so frequently, certainly as paragons of virtue compared to political opponents.
The condescending attitude of Mr. Obama at the press conference has been much addressed around the web, to much greater deftness than this column.
What is most frustrating is that this infantile spoiled man child continues to lie to the American people, to demagogue, to demand talks with the Republicans and then have his spokesman complain it's not worth the time to do so.
What's frustrating is he feels comfortable criticizing people for flying around in jets, right before he gets in his. What's frustrating is his calling for everyone to sacrifice, just as he and his wife fly around the world at the cost of millions of dollars to the American taxpayer, once even flying his dog in a separate plane.
What's frustrating is that, just when you want to like him, he does something like complain people aren't working hard enough but he is, right before he goes to play golf or to another fundraiser.
What's frustrating is that an honest approach to government does not seem possible with this individual.
The petulance of the current administration is pretty remarkable, but the frightening aspect is the monkey business that is going on overseas. If you dare, read Andrew McCarthy's concern over the fact that the Obama administration is opening talks with the Muslim Brotherhood, who are at the heart of terrorism around the world.
It's pretty obvious at this point that this guy is not only going to change, but that he is doing really damage to the future of this great country.
Many people have speculated that either Obama is doing this damage intentionally or he's clueless.
The truth is that it doesn't really matter which one it is anymore.
The damage is the same.
The man child's weaknesses were all too apparent yesterday.
He's not moderate.
He's not responsible.
And he's certainly not an adult.