I was forwarded this great article last night. I normally would not read anything in US News & World Report as it is way far left. But on the other hand, looks like they could come around…I won’t hold my breath though…
A most interesting editorial, not from Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but from
Mortimer Zuckerman of U. S. News and World Report .
The tide is turning.
Subject: Mortimer Zuckerman on President Obama THE LIBERAL WRITTEN MEDIA IS
BEGINNING TO FLIP ON OBAMA. FROM THEIR LIPS AND PENS TO GOD’S EARS!!!
Mortimer Zuckerman is the Editor in Chief of the U S News and World Report
and was a supporter of Barack Obama during his run for the Presidency. This
is a staggering appraisal of the President’s first year in office- coming
from someone who supported President Obama.
In a January 20, 2010 editorial, the Editor in Chief of U.S. News & World
Report, Mortimer Zuckerman, had this to say:
“Obama’s ability to connect with voters is what launched him. But what has
surprised me is how he has failed to connect with the voters since he’s been
He’s had so much overexposure. You have to be selective. He was doing five
Sunday shows. How many press conferences? And now people stop listening to
him… He’s lost his audience. He has not rallied public opinion. He has
plunged in the polls more than any other public figure since we’ve been
using polls. He’s done everything wrong. Well, not everything, but the
major things… I don’t consider it a triumph. I consider it a disaster.” And
that’s what his friends are saying about him.
As the new president occupied the White House on January
20, 2009 it was predictable that his presidency would last a year, at most,
because the things he promised and the things he stood for were so uniquely
un-American. Looking back over his year in office, any reasonably
precocious fourth grader could make a cogent argument in opposition to
nearly everything he’s done. In fact, his policies have been so extreme and
so far outside the mainstream that he was destined to achieve the most
spectacular fall from grace of any American president in history. It was
easy to see him serving out the final three years of his term as a virtual
exile in the White House… afraid to venture out among any but the most rabid
Seeing his most ambitious initiative, healthcare reform, die in the flames
of the Massachusetts Massacre, Obama made a hastily-planned “sortie” to Ohio
for yet another Bush-bashing, self-aggrandizing stump speech on job
creation. It was vintage Obama… full of left-wing hyperbole and planted
questions from the Kool- Ade drinkers in the hand-picked audience… but there
were just two things wrong with it: 1) Almost everything he said was either
wrong or an outright lie, and 2) He is so overexposed that no one in the
television audience really wanted to see him.
Obama Kool-Ade drinkers in the media, and elsewhere, like to describe Obama
as a “very bright man, a true intellectual (compared to George W. Bush and
Sarah Palin, of course).” If that is the case, why has he demonstrated such
a great inability to learn from his failures? The strident words and the
in-your-face attitude of his Ohio speech were proof that he has totally
misread the meaning of the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts.
Whatever hopes and dreams he had for his time in the White House, whatever
grandiose plans he had for transforming the United States from a
constitutional republic with a free market economy into a socialist
dictatorship with a centrally planned economy, were all lost on Tuesday,
January 19, 2010… one day short of a full year in office. Yet, he appears
to have learned nothing from the experience.
Comedian George Gobel once asked, rhetorically, “Did you ever get the
feeling that the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of dark shoes?” In
the context of 21st century American politics, and assuming that he has any
capacity at all for honest self-examination, Obama must be feeling today
very much like a pair of brown shoes at a black tie soiree.
When a politically naïve and totally inexperienced young black man, with a
glib tongue and an exceptional ability to read words convincingly from a
teleprompter, announced that he was ready to serve as President of the
United States, liberals and Democrats saw it as a perfect opportunity to
expiate whatever white guilt they may have felt… which was apparently
considerable among those on the political left. It didn’t seem to bother
them that, as one pundit has remarked, “every time he walks into a room he
is the least experienced and the least qualified man in the room.”
Nevertheless, his friends in the worldwide socialist movement and the
international banking community figured out how to smuggle hundreds of
millions of dollars in illegal campaign funds into the country, the black
community rallied to his banner, and American liberals and the mainstream
media jumped on board the bandwagon. Together, they made it happen for him.
But now, just one year later, Obama appears destined to become the
unhappiest man in American politics… unhappier than even former Senator John
Edwards, who runs a close second, and former president Bill Clinton.
Clinton will be the third unhappiest man because, after capturing the big
prize, he frittered away whatever chance he had of ever being compared
favorably with Franklin D. Roosevelt as one of the 20th century’s greatest
Democratic presidents. Not only was he a politician of unusual skill and
insight, he was widely known as a policy “wonk” among policy wonks and he
had the drive and the personal charm to be loved and respected around the
world. Unfortunately, he was never able to put the public trust at the top
of his priority list. Instead, he surrounded himself with a large cadre of
trusted enablers who allowed him to conduct himself as if he were, not the
President of the United States, but the class stud on an extended spring
break in Acapulco.
Now that he’s been out of office for nearly a decade and he’s married to the
current Secretary of State, he spends his days trying to find something
useful to do without calling an undue amount of attention to himself.
Having lied so shamelessly to the American people, having perjured himself
in a court of law, having turned the Oval Office into a sexual playpen, and
having suffered the humiliation of impeachment, he’s smart enough to know
that he has little reputation left to protect. So in order to protect
whatever legacy remains, he walks a tightrope every day… and he has many
more years to walk it without falling off.
Former Senator John Edwards is destined to be the second unhappiest man in
American politics because he will be known forever as the most thoroughly
despised scumbag in the political arena. A trial lawyer, Edwards amassed a
$60 million fortune by winning large jury awards against doctors, hospitals,
and corporations. His specialty was cases in which children were born with
cerebral palsy, which he blamed on doctors who had waited too long to
perform C-sections, a claim that doctors and medical researchers have
described as “junk science.” Then, like Obama, he decided that his
experience in the courtroom, his glib tongue, and his one term in the U.S.
Senate qualified him to be President of the United States. He entered the
2004 Democratic presidential primaries, raising an incredible amount of
money for a newcomer to elective office… most of it raised illegally by
“bundlers” in plaintiffs’ law firms across the country. He was unsuccessful
in his quest for the Democratic nomination but was selected by his Senate
colleague, John Kerry, as his running mate.
Two years later, in 2006, Edwards met a young blonde film producer, Rielle
Hunter, and embarked on a love affair with her. On February 27, 2008,
Hunter gave birth to a daughter, for whom Edwards has consistently denied
paternity… until now.
Taking into account that all of this was happening while his wife was waging
a long battle with breast cancer, Edwards now has the well-deserved
reputation of being the sleaziest of the sleazy. He is so universally
despised that, if he is on the lookout for a friend, he might as well resign
himself to getting a dog… or moving in with O.J.
Simpson. Terry Moran, host of ABC’s This Week, put it all in perspective.
He said, “What’s interesting to note is that Edwards’ latest admission (that
he is the father of Hunter’s child) came while he was in Haiti. As if the
people of that sad place didn’t have enough problems.” Clearly, the one
thing Clinton and Edwards share that places them near the top of our list is
their sexual peccadilloes, a shortcoming that Obama does not appear to share
with them… at least from what we know so far.
What we do know about Obama is that, since his teen years, he has been
mentored by, gravitated toward, and surrounded by the most dangerous sort of
America-hating socialists, communists, and Marxists… from Frank Marshall
Davis and Saul Alinsky to Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and
Bernadine Dohrn, to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, George Soros, and countless
radical left college professors.
What destines Obama for the top spot on the list of unhappiest American
politicians… aside from the failure of his economic recovery program, the
failure of his radical cap-and-trade proposal, his failed attempt to give
labor bosses unprecedented power to intimidate blue-collar workers, and his
ill-fated attempt at healthcare reform… is the fact that he carries on his
shoulders the hopes and aspirations of every black child in America. It is
unfortunate that, because he is so far outside the American mainstream, and
because he carries so much hatred in his heart for the country he seeks to
lead, his failures will be viewed by generations of black children, not as
the failure of a black socialist attempting to bring down a constitutional
republic, but simply as the failure of a black man.
A man can fail in the eyes of his countrymen and still be dearly loved by
those closest to him. But in Obama’s case, his wife and his two daughters
will be there to suffer every agonizing step of his fall along with him.
And for the rest of his life, each time he looks into their eyes, and into
the eyes of black people everywhere, he will see the crushing disappointment
that his ill-fated attempt at national transformation has caused them.
He will be the country’s unhappiest man, living the rest of his life knowing
that his daughters know that the whole world sees him as a failure. He is
simply the wrong man, in the wrong job, in the wrong country, at the wrong
time in history.
I am so glad that Glenn Beck did make his points clear with the GOP cheerleaders about his CPAC speech. The Republican Party needs to WAKE UP and LISTEN to the PEOPLE!
Let me know your thoughts on this…
Rush and Levin have both taken shots at Glenn Beck today over comments referring to the Republican Party’s unwillingness to admit that the Party has a problem and the there is no evidence to suggest that a “Come-to-Jesus” moment has occurred.
On any given day I would agree with Rush and Levin about 99% of the time. But I believe they are both wrong this time. They are playing the partisan game that they constantly slam the dems for.
Is it just me are could it be maybe a touch of jealousy for the fact that Glenn Beck has really boosted himself into the main stream this past year since he has moved his television show to Fox News….I wonder…
I do not believe Glenn was referring to newly elected Republicans and Candidates. He was directing his comments at the party establishment and leadership. The GOP has to revert back to it’s Conservative principles. If not, why would anyone continue to support them. The Republican party is a far cry from the extreme left wackos that want to Socialize our country, but they are for the most part about Big Government and Big Spending.
I don’t really know if a 3rd party should be created, but I can tell you this BOTH parties are flawed and need major overhauling! Does that mean that a new party should rise up or does an existing party evolve into a CONSERVATIVE COMMON SENSE driven political party? Only time will tell…..Here’s looking forward to November!
Comment and let me know your point of view.
Really a great Speech! I really love how he seems to just get everyone so pumped for AMERICA!
Enjoy, Let me know your thoughts!
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Great Speech! Comment, and let me know what you think
Marco Rubio, candidate for the U.S. Senate for the state of Florida, addresses Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).