Change? Errr...What's that?

Why do I feel so smug? Oh, I know! I predicted this.

Back in November I had written, 'The best thing that's happened to the Republicans is that they lost the White House. Brand Obama has over promised....Brands gotta be careful with their claims and promises. The bigger the promise the greater the expectation. And if not delivered on, the greater the disappointment; there may be even a risk of consumer anger. And that's what I foresee for Brand Obama. Republicans, sit tight and watch Brand Obama equity erode.'

And now its coming to be.

Note what Roger Kimball writes, 'Yes, it’s cognitive-dissonance time among the Obamaniacs, and I fully expect widespread sightings of Capgras Syndrome among the faithful. (I also expect The New York Times to discover that the world is a complicated place.) It won’t be long, I predict, before you hear people assuring us that, really, the genuine Obama is locked up in Bill Ayers’s basement and that the chap scheduled to take the oath of office on January 20 is an impostor carefully fabricated by (say) Hillary Clinton.

How bad will it get? Hard to say. My own suspicion is that on the big issues–the “spread-the-wealth-around,” nationalize-health-care, rule-by-politically-correct-judicial-fiat issues–Obama will be everything that the Left could want. The question, of course, is whether it is what the country as a whole will want. In a recent column, Charles Krauthammer warned that delight among the center right about some of Obama’s appointments was likely premature, not to say entirely misplaced. “Don’t be fooled by Bob Gates staying on,” Krauthammer wrote. “Obama didn’t get elected to manage Afghanistan. He intends to transform America. And he has the money, the mandate and the moxie to go for it.” In the end, it may be that paranoia, not Capgras Syndrome, will be the serious mental health issue of the day. And, as the poet Delmore Schwartz pointed out, even paranoids have enemies.'

Maybe it ain't time for the likes me to bare that grin. But somethin' tells me to keep my jaws ready.

Comments

Divya said…
This very year saw numerous brands dying! Brand Obama is one such. Nothing new in it, I too expected the same!

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