At this moment, we have a largely unrecognizable figure in the White House. The weirdly continuing questions about his birth place and religion may be not so much a slur as a demented metaphor for his real lack of identity—and friends.
There’s a guilty sense, too. People are edging away from him because they now feel they got it so wrong. It’s buyer’s remorse with recrimination—self-recrimination.
How did everybody get it so wrong is a question many people seem to be asking themselves—not least of all these people slinking out of the White House.
Barack is such a weakling. I will never understand how any man could have ever gone for him the primaries. He was almost as bad as John Edwards. I used -- check the archives -- type post after post telling John Edwards to stand up to Candy Ass. But Edwards would take a few steps and then rush back. Maybe Barack was blackmailing him? I don't know.
I just know that both Barack and John Edwards were looking pretty damn weak by January 2008. Barack never got stronger.
He was, to use the phrase, "such a girl." He really was the stereotypical image of a girl that you're supposed to have as a young boy. So prissy,so well dressed, so shined and so polished and so completely unreal. I don't know how anyone took him seriously.
And that was before he opened his mouth and started spouting all those airy-fairy hopey-changey rhetoric.
He really was lousy.
We were so sickened by George W. Bush that apparently a lot of us were paying close attention. If we had been, we'd have noticed just how similar Bush and Barack are.
Now remember the bad economy we're in and how everyone's going to have to share the pain? Then explain why Manu Raju is reporting that Robert Byrd's family is going to get -- just voted on by the Congress -- $193,400 for next year, a year he won't be serving because he's dead. How much did Ted Kennedy's widow get?
Manu wants you to know Republicans got it too and goes back to 2007. Well it needs to stop and it especially needs to stop in our current economy.
We don't have that money to spare.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"