With Barack Obama's approval ratings in the 70s and his visage plastered on every shop window and Metro card in Washington, it's hard to remember that 58 million Americans voted for the other guy.Let's get things straight. The Village has one job now: to make George W. Bush's presidency look better than Barack Obama's.
Even President Bush — who presumably counts himself among that group — said last week that Obama's inauguration is "a moment of hope and pride."
That's not exactly how Michelle Malkin describes it.
"Jan. 20 has turned into a schlock inauguration, (where) every last moocher has come to cash in on Obama," says the conservative blogger and pundit. "There are some of us who want to bang our heads against the wall."
While most Republicans now in office are saying all the right things about Tuesday's proceedings — roll tape on "peaceful transfer of power" and "historic moment for the country" sound bites — some conservatives can't quite get themselves in the "We Are One" mood.
Not even for a day.
On his radio show last week, Rush Limbaugh railed against "people on our side of the aisle who have caved and who say, 'Well, I hope he succeeds. We have to give him a chance.'"
"Why?" Limbaugh demanded. "They didn't give Bush a chance in 2000. Before he was inaugurated, the search-and-destroy mission had begun. I'm not talking about search-and-destroy, but I've been listening to Barack Obama for a year and a half. I know what his politics are. I know what his plans are, as he has stated them. I don't want them to succeed."
Honestly, why is El Rushbo and Malkinvania hating Obama news enough for a Sunday Politico column? The millions of people out there this week braving the cold to get a glimpse of Obama at this historic juncture are just not representative of America, apparently. Malkinvania and El Rushbo are, however.
The country being truly grateful for getting rid of Bush just doesn't compute to these guys. Obama has to be taken down. Your "liberal media" is going after Obama hardcore now, and he's still not even President yet.