Topic: Liberal Fascism
Every time our Great Helmsman…excuse me, our Dear Leader…excuse me, President Obama, inserts himself into some local issue, a public relations disaster ensues. Now once more the Tamer of the Tides is beginning to look more than a little bit silly, having sided with greedy public-employee unions against the taxpayers of Wisconsin. As NRO’s Rich Lowry notes:
When the Republican governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, proposes changes to put his state’s relationship with public-employee unions on a footing more appropriate to our straitened times, Obama instinctively sides with the unions, defending privileges dating from the mid and late 20th century. The president’s former campaign arm, Organizing for America, supports the anti-Walker protesters, who deploy hoary tactics — the chanting, the drums, the sit-ins — that could have been pulled from a 1970s time capsule.
Yes, that’s precisely what’s so hilarious about Mr. Hope-and-Change, he of the outsized intellect (and with an ego to match). Ideologically speaking, Obama is a relic of the distant past. His policies are no more relevant to modern conditions than the Pragmatic Sanction. It’s very strange indeed to see this black man, with his exotic background, channeling a bunch of long-dead progressives and New Dealers. It's even stranger to find that the suave Obama has such poor political instincts. In that regard, he would have fitted in well as one of the later Austro-Hungarian foreign ministers.