The Magic Negro threatens the nation:
Obama, in an interview, said that “a lot of these old labels don’t apply anymore.” He said he was a progressive and a pragmatist, eager to tackle the big issues like health care and convinced that the Democrats could rally independents and disaffected Republicans to their agenda. Only then, he said, could the party achieve what it has so rarely won in modern presidential elections – a mandate to do big things.
Doing big things. Progress towards… doing big things. That pretty much sums up exactly what I don’t want the government to be doing. On the plus side, I shouldn’t lack for material no matter who wins.
UPDATE – VDH has a cogent summary of Obama’s post-speech situation:
Even elites will wake up to the fact that they’ve been had, in a sense, once they deconstruct the speech carefully and fathom that their utopian candidate just may have managed to destroy what was once a near-certain Democratic sweep in the fall.
I have to admit, this is the first time that I’ve felt the need to rethink the chance that McCain could win. Hillary would crush him, of course, but if the Magic Negro somehow manages to defy my expectations and grab the nomination, he’d get absolutely buried under a blizzard of quotes from his black supremacist pastors. I think he’s done after a Pennsylvania landslide.