The Honeymoon may well be over for President Obama. The traditional meaning of Honeymoon is one cycle of the moon – less than a month – where the newly wed couple drink mead, a fermented honey. It is supposed to increase their fertility.
The Obama Honeymoon has lasted quite a while. Far longer than his predecessor, President Bush. Much of the media still has the “tingling” sensation which Chris Matthews conveyed in a man crush moment at MSNBC.
While it is doubtful Obama has been consuming mead, many opine that his zombie like followers have been sloshing down copious amounts of Obama Kool-Aid. Many seem to have at least lowered the dosage of late. High unemployment, war still raging – even growing, the economy in shambles, and for the first time in recent memory the liberals in Massachusetts are close to moving towards the Republicans, most likely due to Health Care Reform and the way the Democrats have handled this much needed reform gone awry.
And the response from the Democrats to the voters in liberal Mass. attempting to stop the bribery induced bill by electing Brown to Ted Kennedy’s seat? Screw you. We’ll pass it anyway!
Even if Democrats lose the Jan. 19 special election to pick a new Massachusetts senator, Congress may still pass a health-care overhaul by using a process called reconciliation, a top House Democrat said.
That procedure requires 51 votes rather than the 60 needed to prevent Republicans from blocking votes on President Barack Obama’s top legislative priorities. That supermajority is at risk as the Massachusetts race has tightened.
“Even before Massachusetts and that race was on the radar screen, we prepared for the process of using reconciliation,” said Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Voters already upset and disillusioned with Obama and the Democratic leadership’s failures to address the countries’ problems in favor of a radical agenda will be further antagonized by being ignored.
And CNN is calling Obama a liar now:
And even the Associated Press is losing faith in the anointed One:
A year ago, on an Inauguration Day like no other, Barack Obama placed his hand upon the Lincoln Bible and then assured a weary nation that, with hope and virtue, we could “brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come.”
Across the country, in Seattle, Glen Boyd had only just entered his own economic storm. A couple weeks out of work as a DIRECTV salesman, the Obama supporter nevertheless watched the inauguration on TV with a kind of goose-bumpy, things-are-bound-to-get-better anticipation.
“I felt a tremendous sense of pride. I felt like he was the right guy. I felt a sense of optimism,” recalls Boyd.
Now, a year later, Boyd writes this in his blog: “We believed what the man said in all those ‘yes, we can’ speeches. My one question is: Where are all those reassuring speeches now?”
“To say I’m disappointed by the Obama presidency thus far would be an understatement.”
Forget “can,” “change” and, above all, “hope.” The new word echoing in the blogosphere and beyond as Obama enters Year Two: disappointment.
All in all, 2010 is looking to be the worst year for Democrats in history. Because they just don’t listen to the voters.