A second prominent WaPo liberal columnist bails on Obama
The reckoning is coming; let the ass-covering begin. All the supportive media for Obama over the years will not obscure to history the abject failure of his presidency, and as it closes in on his final year in office, formerly supportive columnists are jumping ship. It’s getting to be the time to let people know that they weren’t really fooled, that they saw through him, never mind the obvious signs he was an inexperienced, narcissistic leftist marinated in communism, that all of this was obvious to us and many other conservatives since 2008.
A week ago, it was ultra-liberal Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank who penned a column titled “Barack Obama, President Oh-Bummer.” Today, his WaPo colleague Richard Cohen, another lib, writes: “Obama, the president who lost his voice.”
The presidency has changed Barack Obama. His hair has gone gray, which is to be expected, and he looks older, which is also to be expected, but his eloquence has been replaced by petulance and he has lost the power to persuade, which is something of a surprise. You can speculate that if the Obama of today and not Winston Churchill had led Britain in World War II, the Old Vic theater would now be doing “Hamlet” in German.
Hmm...the world is once again facing a threat from a foe interested in a “final solution” for Jews, and with ambitions to take over the entire planet. And Cohen is strongly implying that Obama is not up to the challenge.
The president has lost his voice, that is certain. The numbers say so. Obama has the approval of only 44 percent of the American people. During his time in office, Congress and much of the nation have gone Republican — statehouse after statehouse, governor after governor (soon to be 32) — an astounding feat when you consider that the GOP has become the Know-Nothing Party in all its meanings.
Cohen favors the expression “lost his voice” as if the problem were somewhere in the presidential larynx, not a matter of vacuous rhetoric proving detached from reality, now that the reality check is obvious. But then he reverses course:
It’s not that Obama has lost his gift of eloquence. His problem is that he often has nothing to say.
The problem for Cohen is that aside from platitudes, Obama has never had anything to say.
Welcome to the real world, Mr. Cohen.