Brand Obama is losing the message. The recoil among the lowly public has already registered with pollsters. But a collective resistance to his epic fraudulence, which likely started in the anti-war movement and soon spread to the LGBT community, now appears to have affected even his most blindly ardent supporters: the United States mainstream media.
The publisher of Harper’s Magazine is pulling no punches in THIS left hook to the pretendidential jaw piece:
“Obama has been lying on a pretty impressive scale. You just have to get past his grandiloquent rhetoric — usually empty of substance — to get a handle on it. I offer a short, incomplete list, which I’m sure others could easily enlarge.
• Obama portrayed himself as the peace candidate, or at least the anti-war candidate. He is not a peace president, nor is he stopping any wars. True, he promised military escalation in Afghanistan (to blunt John McCain’s accusations of wimpishness), but well-meaning folks believed their new hero would genuinely move to end the occupation of Iraq and seriously try to negotiate with the Taliban. Instead, he has not only increased the number of troops and attacks against the Afghan insurgency, he has also expanded on George Bush’s cross-border raids into Pakistan, which have killed many civilians. The way things are going, Pakistan could become the new Cambodia and Obama the new Nixon.”
Obama? The new Nixon?? But, but he’s the darling of the green, groovy, granola crowd. How could he possibly have pulled off such a masquerade? What’s that you say? The So-Called Free Press gave him a hand with that? Oh, right. Read the whole thing — it’ll make you chuckle. In an evil, smirking sort of way. (h/t Ben Smith)
I guess the dimwits who were so desperate for validation they were willing to believe a well-known liar and cheat are the same ones who are now trying to console themselves about the upset election at NOW with fairy tales about legions of stealth anti-abortion PUMA Palin supporters infiltrating the membership in order to destabilize and destroy the National Organization of Women. Holy Smokes. Good lord! What is it going to take for these people to wake up and smell the coffee?! Obama is NOT A FEMINIST. Never has been, never will be. He’s a Class A PANDERER. He says what you want to hear in order to get your vote. And if he has to lie like a rug to tell you what you want to hear, no problemo!
Wake up, Amanda. MILLIONS of experienced, politically active Democratic FEMINISTS were toweringly OUTRAGED by the sexism and misogyny that went down last year in the Democratic primaries — perpetrated by DEMOCRATS, which only added fuel to our fire, and then dragged like a disgusting stink bomb into the general election to be used with even greater ferocity against Governor Cunt of Alaska.
We’re still here. We’re still voting members of NOW. We still know how to tell the difference between bold, historic leadership and a market tested, lavishly funded Product Launch. We haven’t forgotten Amanda. And we never will. Not because it’s comforting to nurse grudges, but because what happened last year was SO bad it will continue to motivate us for YEARS to make sure it never happens again, and that the organization which purports to represent and speak for us actually, you know, REPRESENTS US. So long as the national leadership of NOW was intent on compromising its CORE mission in order to cozy up to a candidate and administration which had and has zero intention of advancing the goals or enhancing the power of women, that leadership’s days were numbered.
Because the women who used to lead NOW may be political failures as feminists, but the members of NOW are certainly not.