Check out what passes for intelligent political discourse these days in this exchange between Piers Morgan and Barbara Walters on Morgan's show on CNN.
(transcript is below video embed)
PIERS MORGAN, HOST: You have interviewed every president of my lifetime. Why is Obama facing so much opposition now? Why is he struggling so much to really fulfill the great flame of ambition and excitement that he was elected on originally in 2009?
BARBARA WALTERS: Well, you've touched on it to a degree. He made so many promises. We thought that he was going to be - I shouldn't say this at Christmastime, but - the next messiah. And the whole ObamaCare, or whatever you want to call it, the Affordable Health Act, it just hasn't worked for him, and he's stumbled around on it, and people feel very disappointed because they expected more.
It's very difficult when the expectations for you are very high. You're almost better off when they are low and then they rise and rise. His were very high and they've dropped. But you know, he still has several years to go. What does he have, three years, Piers? And, you know, there will be a lot of changes, one thinks in that time.
The quantity and degree of infantilism displayed by these two chronological adults is stunning.
From a practical, reality-based standpoint, what the hell does "...fulfill the great flame of ambition and excitement..." even mean? If immigration "reform" legislation somehow managed to land on the President's desk for his signature, would that more satisfy Morgan's delusions of grandeur? Seriously, what sort of concrete achievement clears Morgan's goalpost? Wasn't ruining this nation's healthcare system enough?
And we can ask the same of Walters . These two are standard-bearers for modern day progressivism and they are talking like 6 yr. olds. Specifically, to what "change" is Walters referring? Is it a policy position... a specific piece of legislation... a court appointment... what? Their words hold no actual meaning. With respect to the messianic Obama, they have deluded themselves into reducing everything they say to bromides, cliches and campaign sloganeering.
It is duly noted that Clintonista, John Podesta, who has been brought into the White House to shake things up, has likened House Republicans to Jonestown cult followers (also duly noted and in a bit of irony, Jones before decamping to Guyana was somewhat of a star in California Democratic politics in the mid-70s). This is known as projecting as only Kool Aid-drinking progressives circa 2013, can convince themselves that things like "kill lists" and a domestic spying program are A-OK as long as the the Dear Leader is at the helm.
"... fulfill the great flame of ambition and excitement..." is it any wonder this Presidency has been such a disaster when that sort of completely unserious language is the coin of the realm for this President's supporters and the Beltway at large. A disaster borne of the conceit that the man actually believes his own bulls**t.
Alas, much like how bagels are merely a vehicle for the heavenly cream cheese upon which it sets, this entire post is merely a vehicle for, hands-down, the creepiest, un-democratic, bootlicking campaign video of all-time.