This administration treats legitimate opposition as traitorous revolt. The politics of personal destruction are back, big time. There is a deliberateness to the seemingly disconnected attacks, with the media and legislators taking cues from the White House war room.
But this chaos cannot endure. It may work for short periods of time, or to get a specific bill passed, but it reflects an administration that has lost its ability to motivate people through a positive message.
In less than two months, Team O has squandered the enormous political capital produced by the personal popularity of its candidate. Team O has collaborated with the Pelosi/Reid axis of corruption, pandered to union goons and the abortion lobby, insulted our nation's allies and aided her enemies, aggressively pursued neo-Keynesian economic nonsense (It Won't Work) and attempted to distract attention by orchestrating attack-machine efforts against its critics.
Now Obama desperately struggles to avoid becoming known as The Only President Worse Than Jimmy Carter. Way to go, Rahm! UPDATE: Referencing the AIG debacle that Obama is trying to scapegoat on others, Dan Riehl writes:
Two months in and Obama has helped tank the stock market with pessimism only to help him pass a political agenda in the form of stimulus package. His latest blurt seems to have been counter-productive to his stated economic goals. But hopefully Obama feels better for having gotten his rage on.
How far in over his head does he have to get before he starts wearing water-wings?
Just when you think they can't get any worse, they do. An electoral triumph for the Democrats becomes a governmental disaster for the nation, and the scary thing is that they keep piling error on top of blunder on top of hubris with such relentless fuckuppery that no nadir to the abyss is in sight.