Tensions between President Obama and his supporters tore into the open this week as never before, signifying a real and developing fracturing of his party. Mr. Obama, in an interview in Rolling Stone, aimed fire at those abandoning him: "It is inexcusable for any Democrat or progressive right now to stand on the sidelines in this midterm election." The Democratic base "sitting on their hands complaining" is "just irresponsible. . . . We have to get folks off the sidelines. People need to shake off this lethargy, people need to buck up. Bringing about change is hard—that's what I said during the campaign. . . . But if people now want to take their ball and go home, that tells me folks weren't serious in the first place."
Let's take this by the numbers:
1. A nationalization of health care in America
2. A hostile take-over of two of three domestic auto manufacturers
3. A continuation of Bailout Nation started under President Bush
4. A raft of Keynesian gimmickry including programs to keep people in their homes they can't afford and to keep people out of perfectly fine-operating vehicles which only served to distort the new car market and damage the used car market as well as charitable donations.
5. And how could we ever forget the $800 billion Porkulus that represents the quintessential in Keynesian statism that did nothing to put people back to work nor stimulate the economy.
6. All the above is just part of the wracking up of massive amounts of debt that despite whatever hocus-pocus Paul Krugman is peddling, we cannot afford and are simply pawning-off to future generations.
All that in not even 2 years! And the lefty base of the Democratic party is still dejected?
Remember this next time you hear of an extremist element that is allegedly splintering apart and rendering irrelevant a particular American political party.