Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wishful Thinking
Mike Rappaport

That's my reaction to this wonderful paragraph from Doctor Zero being quoted throughout the right blogosphere.  I don't mean the term "wishful thinking" in the ordinary way, as referring to something that is not true, but one wishes it were true.  I intend the term to mean "I wish it were true" without implying it is false.  In fact, I think the Doctor Zero's statement is pretty close to the truth, although I admit it may be a bit optimistic.  But it is delicious:

Let me put this bluntly: virtually no one in America gives a damn what Barack Obama says about anything at this point.  What could be more predictable, and less interesting, than Obama’s opinion on any given subject?  Who wants to contemplate the economic wisdom of a guy who looted the Treasury for a trillion dollars, with less benefit than we could have achieved by stuffing hundred dollar bills into random cereal boxes?  Who’s excited to hear about the next plan to convert taxpayer dollars into Democrat campaign funds?  Who’s hungry for another hour of tedious excuses about permanently broken markets and the titanic dead hand of George W. Bush?  Who wants a lecture on ethical business practices from the titular head of the party that gave us Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters?  What use is another hollow foreign-policy speech from a man who sees no global adversary to rival the menace of Arizona?  Even Obama’s supporters don’t hear anything he says any more.  There’s nothing left to hear.

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