He's Done Everything Wrong
I think it is morally reprehensible that people like Mort Zuckerman, chairman and editor in chief of U.S. News & World Report and publisher of the New York Daily News, now start their mea culpa for their part in doing such an intense disservice to our Country! These are supposedly astute, intelligent, knowledgeable, worldly, yada-yada people to whom we "little people" are expected to look for advice and guidance!
Their concerted, intense, and brainless support of Mr. Obama (Yes we can!) as he campaigned for the presidency was base and crass: their motives were more than suspect as is being proven in recent admissions. The goal in supporting Mr. Obama was solely to achieve the primary liberal dream of electing a black man to the high office of President of the United States of America.
The reasoning utilized, that "it was time" for a black man to be elected, supposedly to "prove" that our Country has moved past a supposed racial divide was revolting by any one's measure. As I noted to several friends who succumbed to the kumbyah moment, it is just as dishonest and racist to elect a person just because he is black, as it is to not elect someone solely on that basis.
In the case of Mr. Obama, there were millions, mountains of solid, reasonable, non-race based reasons not to elect him, but thanks to Mr. Zuckerman and his cohorts in the press, their only intent was to put a black face in the White House, at any cost, for any reason.
During 2006, 2007, and 2008, in what has to be the longest presidential campaign on record, it did not matter in the least to professionals such as Mr. Zuckerman, and capitalists such as Oprah Winfrey and the gaggle of successful, rich Hollywood supporters what this man was preaching. At the time, everything was "tingles" down one's leg and a breathless, almost orgasmic reaction to a clearly empty suit.
Well, here we have the results. In less than 18 months as President, Mr. Obama and his cabal have practically destroyed our economy, our health care system, our Constitution and our Bill of Rights. Mr. Zuckerman and his "peeps" are now scrambling to justify the unjustifiable. There was no earthly reason to elect this man in the first place -- except that he would be the first black president! A thoroughly racist premise, as far as I'm concerned.
Now, we are expected to simply accept that a man such as Zuckerman did not discern a hint of a problem when he heard Mr. Obama tell Joe Wurzelbacher that he would have to "share the wealth"?? This comment was among the most telling of the many made by Mr. Obama that clearly, starkly, and frighteningly stated his most fundamental position: socialism.
We are now expected to believe that a supposed capitalist such as Zuckerman did not immediately see the meaning of that response? We are to accept that the legions of "stars" and "celebrities," all intense capitalists themselves -- as proven by their wealth -- did not understand what Mr. Obama represented??
When Mr. Obama prattled on about "fundamentally changing" our Country, did it not occur to a supposedly successful journalist (I use that term very loosely, of course) such as Mr. Zuckerman to ask a silly little question such as, "How do you expect to do that?"
Oh no! No such uncomfortable, disconcerting questions were asked; the response then, would not need to be examined, nor would the motivations behind their intent to elect Mr. Obama need to be examined. Much, much easier to just turn off one's brain and succumb to the "good feelings" exuded by Mr. Obama's extraordinary (or so we were told) rhetoric.
I would remind Mr. Zuckerman and his ilk that a solid 47% of We the People did not naively and stupidly succumb to the "celebrity power" of this man . . . those are the people to whom Mr. Zuckerman and those like him owe an immense apology. We 47% are the people truly suffering and intensely fearful of what we face and what our country faces, unless drastic changes are made in November.
Despite all the shenanigans of the likes of moveon.org, SEIU, the "new" Black Panthers, and the intense, non-stop lobbying of the blind, mindless, robotic "youth vote" by the elitists in Hollywood and Washington, Mr. Obama's win was not a "mandate to rule." He was not elected by a "landslide;" he was not even elected by what could be termed an "overwhelming majority!"
I would strongly suggest to Mr. Zuckerman and his friends that if they truly regret their actions in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and if they truly realize the depths of their error in having supported Mr. Obama, that they put their money where their mouth is and support Conservatives for Congress in November . . . and help to save our Country from the path of total destruction on which they helped to place us.