Wednesday, January 11, 2012

When you lose Harry Belafonte


Here's Harry Belafonte prattling on with respect to his disillusionment with Barack Obama on a recent radio chat on “Smiley & West,” co-hosted by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West:

“My question is, what legacy will he leave, having the opportunity to serve under such hugely dramatic circumstances and had such a huge impact on the universal state of things … how could he have had such a splendid opportunity to do more than most presidents would have ever been able to do, and he let that opportunity slip away from him.

I’m very cautious of the fact that those who think he has some second agenda and only if he could be given a second term for us to see the new light, new things will be revealed, new efforts will be made to take us to a place other than where we’ve been and where we languish. I just don’t trust that. I don’t believe that’s a safe way and accurate way to look at this scenario. If there was the kind of moral compass serving Barack Obama the way we hoped, the moral force would have helped him make choices, the absence of that force in his equations, that barometer to guide him when he has to make these decisions that are hugely complicated, he should have come to the table with the things that would have helped us in this moment of crisis.”

We're seeing more and more of these lefties-disappointed-in-Obama ramblings and for the life of us, we can't make any sense of them whatsoever. We suppose that shouldn't be surprising as when you project completely vague and nebulous Hopenchange-y expectations upon your hopelessly out-of-his-depth Presidential candidate, then articulating exactly why it is you're disappointed and the specifics of what you would like to see accomplished come across as equally vague and nebulous.

But we're here to help out these despondent liberals by cutting through the haze of their own uncertainty and malaise: Wasn't out-of-control spending, indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without cause, putting us on the road to socialized medicine, the use of signing statements and executive orders, taking over car companies that will cost us tens of billions of dollars, participating in unauthorized wars and whacking U.S. citizens abroad an excellent enough one-term start for any good liberal?


Doo Doo Econ said...

Not to defend Obama but just because the seas didn't "stop rising" and the planet didn't "begin to heal"..uh.. it is Bush's fault.

I am not sure what more our Lil' Chavez could do beyond abandoning his responsibility to uphold that constituty thingy and declaring himself dictator-in-chief (unaccountable to congress). I guess when brownshirts "round up" all the "deniers", 1%ers, and wall street (jews) then the left will be happy. Oh, and when the high speed choo-choos are running on time.

SarahB said...

Liberals are incapable of joy or satisfaction. They are only comfortable being displeased. t's the way they're wired. Like trying to get a boy to play with a doll to become more sedate...he'll just find a way to turn it into a light sabor.