The Boldness of Dopes

These days it looks like the vast right wing conspiracy, as well as the vast left wing conspiracy, are double teaming the President. The Right has it usual suspects, but a few leading the small charge on the Left might actually surprise you.

Maureen Dowd

The first is red head sewer mouth and spewer of nonsensical garbage, the infamous Maureen Dowd.

NY Times-The tableau of Michelle Obama hoisting a pitchfork on Friday with her sinewy arms and warning that the commander in chief would be commandeered into yard work left me wondering if the wrong Obama is in the Oval. read more...
It seems our dainty red head is now trying to direct her "sucking up" to the first lady rather than smooth ole Barry. I am not sure what favor she is trying garner, but I think it suffice to say I read Dowd more than Mrs. O, and that isn't very much.

Paul Krugman

Next is economic aficionado and general boob, Paul Krugman. You might remember Mr. Krugman as the man who wants you to spend your way to happiness and prosperity. Generally thinking that individual savings is bad for the collective.

As Mr Krugman states in his article, what the administration is presenting about Geithner's bank bailout plan is "clearly false." Or in stronger language, a lie.

NY Times-
Leave on one side the question of whether the Geither plan is a good idea or not. One thing is clearly false in the way it’s being presented: administration officials keep saying that there’s no subsidy involved, that investors would share in the downside. That’s just wrong. Why? read more...

Frank Rich

At the bottom of our Obama Jock Strap Brigade is lonely old Frank Rich. Not quite as popular as the other two dolts but still read enough to make our list of remorseful winners.

NY Times-A CHARMING visit with Jay Leno won’t fix it. A 90 percent tax on bankers’ bonuses won’t fix it. Firing Timothy Geithner won’t fix it. Unless and until Barack Obama addresses the full depth of Americans’ anger with his full arsenal of policy smarts and political gifts, his presidency and, worse, our economy will be paralyzed. read more...

Christopher Buckley

Finally, not really a left leaning liberal but more of a faux conservative is Chris Buckley, the son of uber-conservative icon William Buckley. You might remember when dear Chris was fawning on and on about how eloquent and intelligent Obie was and that Mr Hopey-Changey would cure all the world's woes, from Tuberculosis, to Global Warming, and then finish it up with a walk on water. Buckley is sérieusement bête.

The Daily Beast-President Obama came to office proclaiming that he aims to solve problems, not hand them on to our children. Most presidents say that sort of thing. But now we are in very dire straits, and that being the case, he will be held to account. It’s your legacy, sir, and let’s not hear any more about “inheriting the crisis.” You asked for the job. Meanwhile, let us hope that his talent for mastering a sérieux financial crisis are not on a level with the Special Olympians of Wall Street, and Congress. read more...

I hope our initiates to the Regretful Hall of Fame enjoy their tenure in its not so hallowed halls. Most probably they will not admit that they "screwed up" supporting Obama. After all, indignation is the moniker of these "intellectual giants," not humility.



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