Was it only yesterday that I posted about the young woman who burned her Obama shirt in a frenzy of betrayal? She isn’t just done with Obama, she’s done with government. Her ideology, most of it foolishly Leftist, hasn’t altered one iota. What’s different is her belief that government is an engine of change.
But, but, but, I hear you asking, “How can you be a Leftist without believing in Big Government? Leftism is predicated on a Big Government doing the right things.”
You’re absolutely correct, of course. She’s suddenly a young woman with a heart full of anti-government animus, and no functioning ideology to go with it. My suspicion is that, if she ever votes again, she’ll pull the lever for a libertarian. Perhaps in 2016, she’ll be another Rand Paul voter.
That inflamed young lady isn’t the only one who’s shattered to discover that her idol had feet of clay, and bad clay at that. Will Pitt, notorious for years as one of the more rabid anti-Bush haters and one of the utterly fatuous, strung-out Obama worshipers, has also been slapped in the face by ugly Obamacare reality. At Newsbusters, P.J. Gladnick details Pitt’s disillusionment, which set in very quickly once Obamacare failed to work as promised.
Within months, Pitt went from saying that a few glitches with Obamacare were “No. Big. Deal.” to castigating Obama as a “piece of sh*t used-car salesman.” Needless to say, his friends in the Democratic Underground are not happy with him.
When it comes to these two people and all of the others like them, their sudden epiphanies about Obama, about Democrat policies, and about Big Government can easily be described as too little, too late. They’ve already visited upon us eight years of what will quite possibly be recorded in the books as the worst administration in American history, one that devastated not only America but the whole world.
But here’s the deal: It’s not too little, too late. There are local, state, and federal elections coming up this year and next year and the year after that. Although our ship of state has had eight years to sail this disastrous course, it is still afloat and can be turned around. The process will be laborious, it will go very slowly, and the damage will be significant, but as long as we’re above water it still matters that we get rid of as many loathsome barnacles as possible. These former Obama fanatics were barnacles. It remains to be seen whether, as I once did, they’ll turn around politically or whether they’ll just slink off and leave the body politic alone. No matter what, we’ll be better off without them.