Obama Followers may be Content with “Just Words”
In her latest opinion piece, CNN senior political analyst Gloria Borger sees an unconventional President that can do no wrong turning a controversial visit to Notre Dame into a “teachable moment”. I have a hard time placing too much credibility in the opinion of this Obama sycophant when she refers to the issue of abortion- as a mundane political imbroglio. Mundane? This comes from the same journalist who feels that the most important quote to come from his speech at a religious school is when he told students that “the ultimate irony of faith is that it necessarily admits doubt.”
Maybe she thinks morality, faith, religion, righteousness and justice are “just words” that impassion the masses, that they have no true meaning or purpose other than as tools of the informed progressive elite. She probably misinterpreted her idol-in-chief, thinking he subtly hinted to the graduating rubes that maybe their faith was misplaced… me personally, I think it was an apology from a man struggling with his own.
Obama certainly solidified his candidacy back in 2008 with his “Just Words” speech in response to concern he was all talk; so far though, his actions as President have done nothing but validate the hot air allegation. But from Ms Borger’s account of his presidency to date, apparently she is more than satisfied with just words- as long as they are his. Whether it is Guantanamo Bay, military tribunals, transparency, or bipartisanship- all the promises of the campaign trail on which Obama has already reneged, she merely describes as unconventional. Then she praises him for stirring the pot and stimulating debate, in reality not exactly high praise when describing the leader of the free world… maybe he will go down in history as the great moderator.
I guess for me the Obama experience in general has been a teachable moment. I have learned that much of the nation and most of the press are indeed satisfied with just words. The administration proves this time and time again by not only saying one thing and doing another, but also by renaming things like human caused disasters and overseas contingency operations in the spirit of change- no real action taken one way or another, these are just words yet they are applauded as great feats. The democrat congress is no different, confident that the drivel they spew on the floor and in front of the camera will bear no consequences- the lies and the aimed blame; after all, they are just words.
This however does not bode well for the long term reign of the democrats; while their constituency may be content with just words, they are not exactly inspired. I might go as far to say that instead they are hesitant, even afraid, to look too closely at their leaders lest they become disappointed. Blaming Bush is old hat, preening about how good it could be isn’t quite as inspiring when you are asked to pay the tab, and the war and security policies of the past administration are not only being validated but reinforced. What’s to get fired up about these days? Conservatives however are organizing, and moderates across the board are shaking the hope and change fairy dust out of their eyes- we know everything has been “just words”, and it has made us furious!