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The Damaged Face of the Democratic Party

In Civil Lefts, Obamarama on 14/11/2010 at 18:11

Op-eds in the Washington Post, shrinking opposition to Pelosi’s bid for minority leader, and a goofy ban on Happy Meals in San Francisco. The face of the “Party of Jackson” would be unrecognizable to Old Hickory.

I was pleasantly surprised this morning when I learned that Gavin Newsome, mayor of San Francisco vetoed his city council’s ban on Happy Meals. But his reason for the veto was what most piqued my interest.

“There’s a reason there’s not a TV station in this country that hasn’t candidly been mocking us,” said Newsome. “Doing these types of toy bans is inappropriate, I don’t think particularly effective, and I just think goes way too far in inserting government to try to be the decision-maker in someone’s life as opposed to parents.” Wow! Mr. Conservative.

Now, when there is a rebellion against liberal policy in the City of Fruits and Nuts you know something’s up. I mean San Francisco has been the harbinger of every degenerate, un-American and antisocial idea for the last 40 years, and Newsome draws the line at Happy Meals?

But Newsome is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg in a party that has become so radically unhinged that the 2010 election may be a complete rejection of its core philosophy. Trouble has been brewing with of party stalwarts for months.

Nancy Pelosi’s obstinate resolve to remain the face of the party this week is being met with at least a small mutiny in Congress, and two pollsters are calling for Obama’s head.

Liberal strategist Pat Caddell and moderate Democratic pollster Doug Schoen have written an op-ed in the Washington Post this morning urging Barack Obama not to run in 2012.

Schoen and Caddell minced no words:

“This is a critical moment for the country. From the faltering economy to the burdensome deficit to our foreign policy struggles, America is suffering a widespread sense of crisis and anxiety about the future. Under these circumstances, Obama has the opportunity to seize the high ground and the imagination of the nation once again, and to galvanize the public for the hard decisions that must be made. The only way he can do so, though, is by putting national interests ahead of personal or political ones.

To that end, we believe Obama should announce immediately that he will not be a candidate for reelection in 2012.”

I have said for years that Obama’s narcissism is clinical. He is not merely fond of himself; he believes he is essentially infallible. In other words, if something is wrong, it is someone else’s problem. All of this midterm election business is because the country is slow; he didn’t explain himself enough; everyone would grovel at his feet in thanks, if they only understood how right he is.

Barack Obama will resist any efforts to move his party to the center as his wily predecessor, Bill Clinton, did in the 1990s, and it is my guess that he will not acquiesce to any call for his abdication.

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