Maureen Dowd’s hypothetical Republican sister disgruntled with her Hopenchange

Maureen Dowd waxes poetic about the indie loss of faith in Obama and includes her “sister” Peggy as an example, an “Obamican” Republican who fell hook, line and sinker for Hopenchange back in ’08.

The supposed bona fides:

Disillusioned with her beloved W. over Iraq and Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld and the disdain for bipartisanship, she gave her affections — and small cash infusions — to Barack Obama in 2008.

But does this sound like a disgruntled Republican to you?

Peggy thinks the president has done fine managing W.’s messes in Iraq and Afghanistan. And she lights up at the mention of his vice president, Joe Biden. But she thinks Obama has to get “a backbone” if he wants to lure her back to the fold. “He promised us everything, saying he would turn the country around, and he did nothing the first year,” Peggy says. “He piddled around when he had 60 votes. He could have pushed through the health care bill but spent months haggling on it because he wanted to bring some Republicans on board. He was trying too hard to compromise when he didn’t need the Republicans and they were never going to like him. Any idiot could see that.

Hey, Maureen: artistic license and all, but if you have a “Republican sister,” at least make the story plausible.  “He promised us everything” and “he did nothing the first year” sounds like, well, more Upper East Side liberal whining.  Because any Republican (even one who’d vote for Mitt) would never say Obama has done nothing the first year.  He’s nearly destroyed the economy single-handedly, put the country on the path to socialized medicine, and bankrupted future generations while stacking the Supreme Court with two über-libs.  Not exactly nothing, honey.  Expanding that social circle of yours might lend credibility. 

The kicker:

“He could have gotten it through while Teddy Kennedy was still alive — he owed the Kennedys something — and then the bill was watered down.

OMG, pardon me while I choke to death laughing. 

Maureen would have us believe a Republican would say this?  Oh, maybe one who’d vote for Mike Castle in a primary (whoopsie,  look where that’s headed), but even that’s a stretch.  I’m reminded of Rush pointing out the difference between blue-blood Republicans–the country-club set, those embarrassed by folks like me: conservative Catholic mamas who believe in the sanctity of life, fiscal responsibility, and the like.  But even blue-bloods who fell for Hopenchange have to have more common sense than MoDo’s hypothetical sister.

H/T: Hot Air headlines.

One Response

  1. Well said, go baby go

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