It seems the Lefty love affair with our nation’s Lefty black president has soured on both sides of the Atlantic. Here are just two examples of the dire hand-wringing that is becoming more and more common in that camp.
An opinion piece in Der Spiegel, a major left-leaning European newspaper out of Hamburg, Germany, blasted Obama’s Afghanistan speech to the cadets at West Point. Gabor Steingart’s column in today’s issue entitled ‘Searching in Vain for the Obama Magic’ stated: “Never before has a speech by President Barack Obama felt as false as his Tuesday address announcing America’s new strategy for Afghanistan. It seemed like a campaign speech combined with Bush rhetoric –and left both dreamers and realists feeling distraught.” His column is forceful and biting and right on target.
And on this side of the Atlantic, here’s the Pro-Regressive lament by Joan Walsh on Salon today. Ms. Walsh whines: “An uninspiring speech sells a dubious policy…so what’s an increasingly disappointed Democrat and Obama supporter to do?” This lady’s laments sound childish and naive. I mean, can we really credit someone who oozes respect for the likes of Michael Moore, Arianna Huffington, and Keith Olbermann?