Tom Purcell, FloydReports.com
Now they tell us.
I speak of the erstwhile Obama supporters and admirers, in particular journalists, who are suddenly finding fault with our president.
New York Times columnist David Brooks says he’s a sap for believing Obama “when he said he wanted to move beyond the stale ideological debates that have paralyzed this country.”
Brooks is disappointed, you see. He had famously said, prior to the 2008 election, that Obama had a perfect crease in his pants — that he had the appearance of a fellow who was going to make a fine president.
Well, Obama inherited a sizable mess, to be sure. The hope was he’d be the reasonable centrist fellow his supporters and admirers said he would be.
And since we knew so little about him — and the press passed on many opportunities to examine him in detail during the election — I certainly hoped and prayed for the best.
Then he and the Democrats rammed through a massive stimulus bill, much of it wasteful, a massive government-directed health bill and all kinds of new regulations, and it became clear we were in for a rocky ride.
Now, as the economy stumbles with no end in sight and our debt grows by leaps and bounds, some former supporters are questioning Obama’s abilities….