You know you presidency is a disaster when your allies are turning on you. In the Washington Journal today, Democrat Senator James Webb delivers a stinging indictment of the Age of Obama:
I have dedicated my political career to bringing fairness to America’s economic system and to our work force, regardless of what people look like or where they may worship. Unfortunately, present-day diversity programs work against that notion, having expanded so far beyond their original purpose that they now favor anyone who does not happen to be white.
(emphasis mine – KV)
The Vodka Pundit wonders ‘Why now? Why write this column today? What brought this particular issue out at this particular moment?’, taking this latest column as a sign that Obama is not just losing his presidency, he is losing the entire Democrat party.
The candidate from 2008 who ran on the notion of returning us to Clinton-era surpluses has instead repudiated every policy and notion that made them possible.
Obama, they might rightly fear, is going to tarnish their party for a generation or more — and at the exact moment the Republican brand was so tarnished that the Democrats very recently were poised for a generation or more of national dominance.
And thus empty promises deliver their bitter fruits. You’d have to have a heart of stone not to snigger with a bit of righteous Schadenfreude.