by Teh Nutroots | The right wing megaphones are rushing to broadcast to their audience of gulls that Barack Obama isn't delivering the message of hope that America is longing for. Voters, they holler, want someone who will give them a positive upbeat message, no matter how dire the situation Bush has willed on us.
Funny how their previous scorn for Obama's message of Hope and Change goes out the window when he focuses for a few seconds on the current stark reality (or as I put it, The Judgment on the Bush Regime that is About to Come).
At Hot Air (snerk!) Ed Morissey writes:
When presidential candidates answer questions from children about why they want the job, most will give an answer that uplifts the child and the candidate. Not Barack Obama. At a campaign stop in Elkhart, Indiana, a seven-year-old girl asked the Democrat why he wants to be President — and he told her that America has gone downhill..Everyone feels that we can improve ourselves, but we don’t usually cast it in terms of the country no longer being what it once was.
Once again, Obama got off the teleprompter and put his foot directly in his mouth. He’s not selling Hope, he’s selling Despair, and himself as the snake oil that will cure us of all our ills..
Then he quotes Rush Limbaugh and posts a video showing him saying what Morissey says he says. People who quote Rush Limbaugh are not people who are interested in reason, reasoning, or in being reasoned with. Go to Hot Air (snk!) and see it for yourself if you want to know how outraged, saddened, flabbergasted, etc. etc. is Limbaugh by the downbeat Obamas.
Brad at Sadly, No!
Now, if you guys want to run your presidential campaign on the premise that the Bush years have kicked unequivocally large amounts of ass, then be my guest. But judging from public sentiment, this notion has no basis in, you know, reality.
Memeorandum has some hilariously overcharged responses from right-wingers who don't believe in Hope or Change, but also object to reality.