There’s “out of touch”, and then there’s “not of this world”. The President and the Congress are so removed from mere Earthlings that one wonders whether ABC’s “V” is an example of “organic” programming…
Horatian hyperbole, you scoff?
Consider: Congress is comprised of more than 40% millionaires, in a country where the proportion is 2% – and all but one of the richest are “tax the rich” Democrats, obviously of the Leona Helmsley wing of the party.
Consider: The bill Speaker Pelosi is in a mad, promise-breaking rush to push through before anyone has a chance to read it specifies massive fines or jail for individuals who fail to buy US$15,000 per year health insurance. At least Morena Baccarin is easier on the eyes and ears when she tries to eat our children while claiming to mean us no harm!
Consider: When the country recoils in horror from the Fort Hood killings and beholds a proper response from which more of the world could learn a thing or two, the President shows his utter inability even to fake human fellow-feeling without a TelePrompTer, lots of lead time, and room in his prepared schedule.
This tone-deafness, seen in his making a laughingstock of himself by accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, can be generously blamed on President Obama’s lack of any elder statesmen advisors. That still begs the question of whether there is a human person like you and me in the suit.
Even the versions of his formative years written for him by William Ayers show good cause for the doubts raised early in his candidacy by Al Sharpton and others as to whether his personal experience qualified him as “black enough” to represent the constituency he made his political bedrock. It was perhaps a telling slip when he confused George Jefferson’s wife, “Weezy”, with Fred Sanford’s late Elizabeth. It is not a question of a particular ethnic identity, but of any genuine identity at all.
Some wags suggested in jest that this slip showed that Barry was a “Manchurian Candidate” programmed by Cold War Commie adversaries. Perhaps instead it was a telling sign that it’s not chain-smoking but a reversion to lizard form that is changing the President’s shape lately!