The War, Obama and His Acolytes - A Flip Of Unimaginable Cynicism
David Limbaugh writes: What the Obama Cult Factor Portends
Given the nation’s Bush fatigue — no matter how unjustified from a broad historical perspective — and Bush’s very low approval ratings, it only made sense for Democratic presidential aspirants to make themselves the anti-Bush.
Because the Iraq war was perceived as Bush’s greatest sin and almost all other sins flowed from Iraq or were somehow conflated with it — Abu Ghraib, rendition, waterboarding, “unilateralism,” NSA surveillance, Halliburton, Gitmo, etc. — Obama was uniquely positioned to be the anti-Bush.
Although Obama certainly articulated policies that were contrary to the status quo under President Bush, many of his supporters didn’t care or weren’t the slightest bit informed about the specifics of his policies. They were just swept up in his personality cult and nebulous promises of hope and change.
So it should be no surprise that Obama’s series of head-spinning reversals so far have been met not with outrage from his supporters (fringe leftists excepted), but with glib rationalizations.