and I concur (with it). I really, really hope Obama will receive a sober awakening on November 6, not only for the schadenfreude I will experience, but also so the economies of the US and the rest of the world will be able to get back to normal. Obama sure is lucky he has the media to obfuscate his incompetence. Here is a stunning misrepresentation of reality courtesy of Maureen Dowd (h/t GayPatriot):
Granted, there are a lot of criticisms (of Obama) in that article. In fact, I was surprised to find this apt summary (of Obama):
There appears to be a disconnect between what Obama says and what these liberal columnists think he says.
My hypothesis is that (some) liberals have constructed this idealized image of Obama (as a brilliant, cerebral, eloquent, post-partisan, pragmatic professor whose only imperfection is being too smart and virtuous), and that is how they see him, regardless of reality. Similarly, they have constructed an idealized image of Republicans (as idiotic, uneducated, backwards, evil, racist, homophobic, warmongering villains who wish to eat kittens, kill elderly people, and destroy the environment and who wish to enforce their evil Christian morals on everyone and to destroy the economy (i.e. the public sector) so black people in the inner-city are unfairly forced to contribute something to society) and that is how they see them, again, regardless of reality. That is their perception of reality, and they won't be persuaded otherwise. And those in the media will obfuscate the facts so as to report reality so it is in accord with their perception of it. I will say that, if my hypothesis is correct, there surely must be liberals that don't adhere to this lack of reason. Keep in mind that that is simply a hypothesis.
In summary, methinks Maureen Dowd (and some other people) should pay attention to what the "detached, passive, unflappable" Obama says. Because he certainly doesn't come off that way.
*and pronouns and verbs (so they are in agreement with the pronouns)