We were prematurely correct

"I get no respect, I tell ya"

Hugh at Corrente:

There comes a time when people realize that whoever else Obama might be he’s not the guy to fix their and the nation’s problems. A realization like that is equivalent to a sentence of death politically. There is just no coming back from something like that. In my opinion, the Obama strategy has always depended upon his being the less horrid candidate, the lesser of the two evils, although plenty evil in his own right. However when this kind of revulsion of a President sets in, the dynamic changes from “Obama is better than the alternative” to “Any alternative except Obama.”

What interests me is how this critical trend came to be. I think it goes back, not to be immodest, to us. A few of us refused to be veal penned and turned into progressive Trojan horses, spouting progressive slogans but essentially signing off on Obama’s Bush-esque Presidency. We resisted. We were derided and treated as fringe, not just by the Democratic party, but by the liberal orgs and elite blogs. We were being unrealistic. They were the ones who knew what they were doing. Obama was a guy with whom they could do business and whom they could influence. We created a counter-narrative to this: Obama as conservative. Their explanations of Obama’s actions lacked any coherence. They were continually surprised and at a loss. Ours was not only explanatory but predictive. They had the numbers and resources. All we had was reality and a willingness to speak it.

We tried to warn people about Obama. We pointed out his lack of experience, the huge gap between the advertised product and the actual candidate, his conservative tendencies and his divisive tactics. The only thing we were wrong about was he was even worse than we predicted.

For our troubles we were treated as pariahs, shunned and called names.

So now that the rest of Left Blogistan is waking up with a Koolaid hangover, are they contrite and apologetic? Are they belatedly showing us the respect we deserve?

Hell no!

Cassandra never got any respect either.

And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house. – Matthew 13:57

(h/t Vastleft)

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6 Responses to We were prematurely correct

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Robin of Berkeley, recovering liberal, just posted an update to a 2009 article predicting today’s political climate. She was spot on…..read the whole thing….. :shivers:


    Why now? This may be the most important question of our time. Why are some people reaching the boiling point? Why do many others look vacant, like in an Invasion of the Body Snatchers? The shootings at military bases, from Little Rock to Fort Hood — why now?

    It’s Obama, of course.

    Liberals will excoriate me for writing this. They’ll insist that bad behavior is not Obama’s fault. He’s a man of peace.

    But study the phenomenon of cults, and the dynamics are always the same. The leader can incite violence without ever getting his hands dirty. Obama is controlling the marionette of the masses.

    If Obamamania is a cult, then Obama is the cult leader. Cult leaders routinely pull the strings of their followers. The most extreme example is Charles Manson. He rots in prison for murders he never committed. He didn’t have to do the dirty work. His brainwashed charges did his bidding.

    I’m not saying Obama is a Charles Manson. There are varying degrees of manipulation, from using sexy blondes to entice men to buy cars all the way to hypnotizing them to drink poisoned Kool Aid. But there’s a common denominator in all mind-control: manipulating people through mind games.

  2. Mimi says:

    From the remarks at Corrente:
    well said Hugh
    By DCblogger on Wed, 09/07/2011 – 8:53am

    and based on the vicious and obscene email he sent to me, Stoller will never acknowledge our influence.

    There is no honor among thieves. Stoller’s piddly-assed livelihood and membership in the club is at stake.

  3. votermom says:

    Hmp. I don’t remember Hugh at any puma blogs. Just saying. He was an FDLer.
    I will apologize if I am wrong about that.

    • ralphb says:

      I don’t think many, if any, were on any puma blogs. They accepted and tried to make the best of things. Now doing a little revisionism.

  4. Actually, they didn’t have the numbers. But they did have the resources to cover that up.

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