I have been against Barack Hussein Obama since the day he announced his candidacy. While others, even some conservatives hypothesized he would be a mainstream Democrat, I wrote an entire book dedicated to analysis showing he was an unreconstructed socialist.
But the election didn’t go our way, and I wondered how long it would take others to come around to the reality that he was a hardcore leftist set out to remake America as a 3rd world failed socialist state.
I have to admit to being surprised at how fast the wheel is turning. First the independents that voted for Obama started to have regrets. Now just one year after his election we are hearing about Democrats in open rebellion against the messiah-in-chief.
This Saturday morning my gut feelings about these changes were confirmed in the Wall Street Journal by Reagan Speech writer turned columnist Peggy Noonan.
Noonan travels in circles that most will never visit. She frequents the salons of power in New York and Washington, DC. What she is reporting is an amazing shift in the attitudes toward Obama in the governing elite.
Here are some of the highlights:
From journalist Elizabeth Drew, a veteran and often sympathetic chronicler of Democratic figures, a fiery denunciation of—and warning for—the White House. In a piece in Politico on the firing of White House counsel Greg Craig, Ms. Drew reports that while the president was in Asia last week, "a critical mass of influential people who once held big hopes for his presidency began to wonder whether they had misjudged the man." They once held "an unromantically high opinion of Obama," and were key to his rise, but now they are concluding that the president isn’t "the person of integrity and even classiness they had thought."
She scored "the Chicago crowd," which she characterized as "a distressingly insular and small-minded West Wing team." The White House, Ms. Drew says, needs adult supervision—"an older, wiser head, someone with a bit more detachment.
Just as stinging as Elizabeth Drew on domestic matters was Leslie Gelb on Mr. Obama and foreign policy in the Daily Beast. Mr. Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and fully plugged into the Democratic foreign-policy establishment, wrote this week that the president’s Asia trip suggested "a disturbing amateurishness in managing America’s power." The president’s Afghanistan review has been "inexcusably clumsy," Mideast negotiations have been "fumbling." So unsuccessful was the trip that Mr. Gelb suggested Mr. Obama take responsibility for it "as President Kennedy did after the Bay of Pigs."
He added that rather than bowing to emperors—Mr. Obama "seems to do this stuff spontaneously and inexplicably"—he should begin to bow to "the voices of experience" in Washington.
When longtime political observers start calling for wise men, a president is in trouble.”
I recommend Noonan’s entire article. Even though I think her proposed solution of calling out the “wise men” is impractical. The only solution to this mess is a full house cleaning. Impeach Obama and let’s start over with an entirely new crew in the White House.