Obama’s Balloon Hits the Dirt


It was only a year ago that liberal elites in Washington were shoveling dirt on conservatism. James Carville was writing boastful books about 40 years of Democrat dominance, boasting in his typical way that he could call “time of death” on the Republican Party. Liberals believed their hype that Barack Obama would be that black FDR they pictured on the cover of Time magazine.

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Now newspaper headlines read otherwise: “Where did the hope for Obama go?” The hot-air balloon has crashed to Earth, and you can tell conservatism is back with a swagger. You can tell because the media’s daily output has gone from breathless valentines for Obama to angry denunciations of Tea Party protesters.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was apoplectic about this conservative uprising. “What’s going on out there in the Republican Party is kind of a frightening, almost Cambodia re-education camp going” where “if you’re not far-right, you’re not right enough.” It didn’t seem to matter to Matthews that millions of people were executed in those communist Cambodian “re-education camps.” His desire to demonize far outstripped any desire to treat conservatism with respect.

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