Not only has his administration begun on a thoroughly entertaining note, stabbing his most loyal supporters in the back while simultaneously showing all his moderate apologists to be morons, but in barely a month, he’s got America’s most inept pundits crying buyer’s remorse:
They may need a support group before the month is out. They could gather in New York or Washington where many victims reside. The meetings would start: “I’m Maureen [or David]. I’m a duped Barack voter. And I’m mad.”
The ranks indeed are filling with the disaffected and the disappointed — Chris Buckley, Maureen Dowd, David Brooks, David Gergen, and even that gynecological sleuth and blogger Andrew Sullivan. And then there is the very angry Marty Peretz. Their complaints are varied but expressed with equal amounts of remorse and bitterness. They all have been done wrong by Barack.
Now, if I’m correct and the promised 2010 recovery doesn’t take place, imagine how much gnashing of teeth and tearing of sackcloth there will be.