Multiple Wieners Threaten Democrat Party Survival

June 9, 2011 07:32

The US has a true economic disaster on its hands, worsened by an even bigger disaster of a President. The economic future of the country is threatened.

From Monty Pelerin’s World

Survival is a strong instinct. When one’s career is threatened, ala Congressman Anthony Weiner, the party is quick to rush to his rescue. But support and loyalty continue only up to a point. When matters become clear that continued defense of Weiner threatens the credibility of the defenders, Weiner will be thrown overboard. Excess baggage is always the first to go in an attempt to save a sinking ship.

There is no loyalty among thieves. Personal political survival trumps party and what passes for Washington friendships. The old advice, “If you want a friend in Washington, buy a dog” is about to be proven once again. The rats are abandoning the sinking Weiner ship. When the pack is threatened, they extricate the source of pain. Wiener is too risky to defend and is about to become shark food.

The same process, albeit moving at a slower and less visible pace, is underway with President Obama. Like Weiner, he is a threat to the personal survival of too many of his fellow Democrats. If he is viewed as a negative, he too will be marginalized and abandoned. Thus far the discontent has been subdued. But it is beginning to surface, even in such liberal organs as the Washington Post (my emphasis):

“With some of the economic indicators looking a bit dicey, President Obama traveled to Ohio last week to tout what the administration considers a good-news story: the rescue of the domestic automobile industry. In fact, he also made it the subject of his weekly radio address…. What we found is one of the most misleading collections of assertions we have seen in a short presidential speech. Virtually every claim by the president regarding the auto industry needs an asterisk, just like the fine print in that too-good-to-be-true car loan.” (Washington Post)

When it becomes acceptable for liberals to put these sentiments in print, one can only wonder what must be going on behind the scenes.

A couple of years ago, Obama (The One) was seen as the Savior (even by others than himself). Today he is increasingly viewed as an albatross for his Party and the country. The US has a true economic disaster on its hands, worsened by an even bigger disaster of a President. The economic future of the country is threatened. The reprehensible Congressman Weiner, while currently big potatoes for the media,  is a small problem for the Democrats and the country compared with their President Barack Wiener Obama.

While the President is a problem for all citizens, he is especially so for the Democrat Party. He is unlikely to change stripes. His arrogance, ideology and self delusions prevent that. From a political survival standpoint, Obama is clearly a bigger threat to the personal political survival of Dems than Anthony Weiner. Solving this problem will not be easy because Obama is still convinced he is The One, bigger than Party, office and politics itself.

Compounding the Dem’s problem is the dependence on the black vote. Without massive support from this constituency, Dems may never again win national office. Marginalizing Obama will not be received well amongst this important voter bloc.

A repeat of 2010, only bigger in 2012, lies ahead and threatens the very existence of the Party. It will be fascinating to watch how the “old bulls” in the party rid themselves of the delusional young upstart. Trying to do so will be dangerous. Not doing so will be disastrous.

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