They have been praising Obama lavishly – from Peggy Noonan to Drudge – throughout the elections and beyond. But what about lately?

Jonah Golberg : by the broken clock theory – he had a flash of insight when unpacking the new twist in propaganda:

The White House insists that the new wave of populism created by Democratic governance is, in fact, the same populist wave that carried Obama to victory in 2008. In other words, Obama was elected president by the backlash against his own presidency.

. I knew there was something wrong with that, but here it is – red on white.

In other Clinton haters news, New York Times has the nerve to come with this headline

Where Clinton Turned Right, Obama Plowed Ahead

Oh, the brave little Messiah! Faced with a minority in the senate of 59 to 41, and a House majority – he is still soldiering on! Only trying to cut Social Security and freezing expenses!

Somewhere in the third paragraph they actually recognize this too

The difference may lie in very different times. Mr. Clinton had already lost Congress by the time he gave that speech. Mr. Obama’s message was that Democrats should not be so certain that they were about to suffer the same fate.

I would remind The New York Times just one comparison

Nothing, though,  speaks to the differences between the visions of these two men  more than the two bills, themselves. It starts in the preambles of both. The preamble of Clinton’s Health Security Act promises to protect the health security of every American and provide them the highest quality care while at the same time controls the growth of health care spending. The preamble of ObamaCare, in the guise of HR 3200, says only “to provide affordable quality care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending and for other purposes.”
And keep in mind, what’s compared here is the bill BEFORE Stupak, Nelson and Lieberman messed with it.

Plowing ahead – but in what direction? WaPo seems to agree with me

After Obama speech, Democrats confused about path ahead

Now that they can’t say – see, Clinton failed to pass healthcare, but Obama won’t, new angles are explored

Spin away, mateys!

It’s funny, because one of the dissatisfied B0bots wrote that Obama wanted to take a right turn like Clinton, only he was already there…

Sally Queen is rearing her ugly head

Somerby dissects Quinn’s most recent column where the Queen Bee of DC threatens the Obama’s with her own personal brand of divine retribution for being lousy hosts.  “Pretty nice administration you got there.  Wouldn’t want anything to *happen* to it.”

but still no actual hiss

Any others you can add?


Frank Rich, still drooling over the Clenis is repeating his paper absurd slogan

He did not retreat into the bite-size initiatives — V-chips, school uniforms — embraced by an emasculated Bill Clinton after his midterm pummeling of 1994.

Still having those dreams, Frank?