Monday, August 08, 2011

Poor Barack's a-cold

Ace of Spades posted a Twitter comment from pollster Larry Sabato:
Obviously this is Obama's low point. Whether he recovers depends on unemployment and GDP more than SuperCommittee debt proposal.

Yes, the Dow just dropped over 600 points today (and 500 last Thursday), and the United States has lost it's AAA credit rating for the first time in history, but is it really obvious that Obama has hit bottom? I fully expect the bad news to continue and get worse, despite Obama's predictable money-throwing as he revs up his re-election campaign. I'm not at all sure that he'll go ahead with his re-election bid; on the one hand, he's a ravening egomaniac, and is surrounded by yes-men who'll never tell him that he might not be successful. On the other, he has a record of cutting and running when something gets hard; his fragile ego can't handle failure or rejection, so he pre-empts the possibility of either by escaping from dangerous situations. Of course, as president, there's no place to escape but down, but he might be able to talk himself into doing it. A narcissist like him will always try to hide from himself any fact that's damaging to his self image; he'd be able to tell himself he was "never defeated" if he just quits and refuses to run a second time. It's a shabby sort of "victory", but if it's the only one on offer, he'll take it.

Anyway, the economic news is bad enough; it's too much to expect that "events, dear boy, events" will demurely recede while America and its cockeyed captain struggle over the cashbox. This would be an excellent time for some terrorist outrages, and I think they may start appearing in the fall. (Tenth anniversary of 9/11 - what would be more appropriate?)

So I don't think this is "Obama's low point". I think it's the lowest point Obama has hit so far, but I expect him to entrance us even further with his ability to descend.
EDGAR
[Aside] O gods! Who is't can say 'I am at
the worst'?
I am worse than e'er I was.

And worse I may be yet: the worst is not
So long as we can say 'This is the worst.'

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