Barry's lame-duck triumphalism is a dead cat bounce
As everybody but The Big O's dwindling band of Opologists recognizes. Paradox gets it exactly right:
Americans of course approve of equal rights and tax cuts and student loan reform, but they could rightly give a rat’s ass when the labor market is smashed, foreclosures (you know, people’s homes) totally out of control, one in seven on food stamps, and wages going absolutely nowhere.
This is the great act of denial in Obama’s first term, this stupefying nonchalance as millions of lives are smashed in an employment [DISemployment] evolution we never tolerated or have seen before. Defensive Obama supporters cite tax cuts that didn’t work again as ludicrous stimulus, ridiculous Administration officials babble Hooverish belt-tightening nonsense, and our appalling media simply ignores the nuclear meltdown of employment that launched Pelosi’s ass out of her Speaker office.
NOTE Some find "Barry" offensive. I like it, because it's insultingly familiar. But how do you solve a problem like "Obama"? I'm no longer willing to accord him his just title of honor, any more than I was under Bush. The Lightbringer, though excellent, never made it outside a small group, and in any case is highlights factional D differences, and not President Barack Hussein Obama's role as an agent of the rentiers. I like (my own invention) The Big O, but for whatever reason it hasn't propagated. I refuse to use "Barack," because "[reverential pause] Barack" was so prevalent in the primaries.
Then again, perhaps I should view my instinct to mock and denigrate enemies with nicknames as a "seed of war" in my own nature, and seek to uproot it, rather than cause it to grow.
So, I'm conflicted. I'm open to suggestions. Readers?