Progressives are not having a good week.
After a debate “victory” for President Obama, which amounted to simply being caffeinated because the bar was set so low after the first debate, his Libya lies are still haunting him. Yes, moderator Candy Crowley saved his bacon in the moment, but she ended up costing him by forcing a reluctant media to continue to cover the story. He may have won the night, but he lost the week because of it.
Had the president simply taken responsibility for his administration’s security failures, apologized, said it would haunt him and shape his actions from that moment forward to ensure it never happened again, this scandal would be done. But narcissists don’t man-up because they can’t admit they’ve made mistakes.
Instead, we had Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accept responsibility the day before the debate, which forced the man in charge to. Thus, five weeks after the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, five weeks after lying about denying repeated pleas for more security, five weeks after muddying blame by demonizing an innocent American who made a video – with nowhere else to go and no way to continue to hide behind Hillary’s pantsuit – the president finally took responsibility. Then he lied about having called it a terrorist attack.
That was the story after the debate. So whatever victory he had that night was wiped away by the reality of failed leadership and his callously calling the murder of 4 Americans “not optimal.”
Even debate night, as his media allies did their touchdown dance, polls showed Mitt Romney destroyed the president on every issue.
CNN’s snap poll had Obama with a 46 percent to 39 percent advantage but found people supported Romney’s answers on the issues they cared about most:
On the economy it was Romney, 58-40.
On health care, it was Romney, 49-46.
On taxes, Romney, 51-44.
On the deficit, Romney, 59-36.
If that’s what a debate victory looks like for Obama, may he win them all.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, to build on his “win,” the president and his allies set about trying to mock Romney for this “binders of women” comment. And it backfired.
Democrats must think women are stupid enough to think Romney actively seeking out qualified women through collecting three-ring binders of resumes means he’s a sexist. Especially when the Obama administration pays women 18 percent less than men.
But progressives seem to think women can be bought off like a puppy, with free birth control pills as milk bones. The mentality that all you need to do is feed women a can of contraception kibble and they’ll be loyal is the real war on women.
Sandra Flukes of the world aside, most women would like a job and the ability to buy not only their own contraception, but whatever else they want. But progressives see Americans, particularly women and minorities, as special needs children being bullied on the schoolyard of life. They have no faith in the individual’s ability to succeed, to thrive.
But people aspire, women aspire. No amount of handouts can suffocate human nature in everyone.
As the week continued, the desperation grew.
The week of failure culminated in the president reciting the cheesy accusation Mitt Romney suffers from “Romnesia” – the inability to remember past positions. This from the man who promised to cut the deficit in half his first term, who hasn’t signed a budget in more than three years, who called adding $4 trillion to the national debt in eight years “unpatriotic” … then racked up nearly $6 trillion in four years; who promised unemployment at 5.3 percent and delivered 43 straight months of 8 percent or higher. Perhaps he’s suffering from “Obamnesia”?
Considering his campaign got this childish theme from a homophobic leftist who calls Republicans “traitors,” President “New Tone” not only thinks women are stupid, he hopes everyone is.
Just when you thought progressives couldn’t get any dumber – enter MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell.
Mitt Romney’s son, Tagg, was asked how he feels when he hears the president call his father a liar. Tagg had the natural reaction of anyone who loves their father and said he’d like to hit him, but that he’s not going to because that’s how politics is.
O’Donnell, a child of privilege who attended an exclusive private school, then Harvard, put on his best fake Boston accent to challenge Tagg to a fight. It was always clear O’Donnell was a waste of human flesh with desperation for attention and relevance wrapped around him like flies around a horse’s ass. Now it’s clear he’s a cowardly creature comprised of what drops uncontrollably out of the place those flies circle.
Maybe O’Donnell didn’t love his father, and maybe his children don’t love him the way normal people love their families (and who could blame them?), but this was a new level of pathetic even for him.
But just like “binders” and “Romnesia,” desperate times inspire desperate measures.
President Obama, Lawrence O’Donnell and their progressive brethren have nothing to offer and bring nothing to the table but an inability to learn from their failures. They read their own press releases and believe them. They also write them first.
President Obama could have avoided his current situation by simply not being an epic failure as president, but O’Donnell simply isn’t bright enough to have avoided his fate. Let’s hope more voters than not, particularly in swing states such as Ohio, see through this fog of feces from the left and vote against a life of servitude to government.
As the election draws closer, progressive’s lies will grow more desperate. They can’t defend the president’s record, which is why he doesn’t even try; they can’t offer a positive agenda for the future, which is why the president hasn’t even bothered. All they have are childish slogans and pranks that would make junior high school students shake their heads.
The last true thing President Obama said may have been in 2008 when he said, “[I]f you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare the voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.” When the “hope” has changed and your word is deemed worthless, it’s no longer “optimal” to do anything but smear.
Derek Hunter is Washington, DC based writer, radio host and political strategist. You can also stalk his thoughts 140 characters at a time on Twitter.