For the past few years, liberal activists have gathered in Washington each spring for the Take Back America conference, where speaker after speaker — Obama sometimes among them — would give rollicking denunciations of the Bush administration before packed rooms of partisans.
But now that Obama has actually taken back America, the activists at this year’s gathering feel a bit like the dog that finally caught up with the car. Organizers changed the name from Take Back America to America’s Future Now, but that didn’t prevent a sharp decline in participation.
……Speakers at the closing session exhorted the liberals to take back America — from Obama. “The president of the most powerful country in the world is doing all right, but there are a lot of people in this country who are not doing all right,” writer Naomi Klein told the crowd. “Obama is making us stupid,” she added. “Love can make you stupid.”
Obama made you stupid? You fell in love with a ‘sort of god’. You’ve been stupid awhile.
……But defending the state isn’t very exciting, and in the big ballroom for the luncheon, no television news cameras were on the risers, which had been crowded in recent years. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) (a muslim activist) tried to work up the crowd. “How you guys doin’?” he asked. Isolated cheers. “C’mon, now, let me hear you!” More isolated cheers.
Other speakers had protested Obama’s “vulture capitalist” rescue of General Motors, his “crony capitalism” bailout of Wall Street and his pro-Israel policy. Ellison demanded investigations of Bush administration wrongdoings — “and anybody who doesn’t want to do it in the administration needs to be pushed to do it.”
Bush administration wrongdoings? No push to investigate democrats like Clinton who gave high tech secrets to Chinese arms merchants in exchange for DNC contributions? No demand to investigate Obama’s corruption and shredding of the U.S. Constitution while he steamrolls his way to a dictatorial Socialist economy?
Hell, they got the ‘change’ they wanted. He’s fulfilling all of their wildest wetdreams of controlling the eeeevil capitalist businesses, and “improving our world image” by prostrating himself to Islamic and Third World despots. They should be in the throes of a socialist orgasm by now.
Buyer’s remorse is a bitch.