December 28, 2009
By Ed Lasky
Almost a year has passed since January 20, 2009 -- when the waters of the ocean no longer rose and America began to heal from the depredations of Republicans. Barack Obama has been our president for that long, and the people have started to wise up.
The light that has shined on Barack Obama as president has reflected back an image that bears very little similarity to the iconic visage that floated above us all during 2008. Why has Barack Obama betrayed so many allies, broken so many promises, thrown so many pledges and people under the bus?
One simple aphorism (paraphrasing Winston Churchill) can explain it all. Barack Obama is no longer a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Much about his past remains murky, but faced with the need to govern, he has given the American people plenty of evidence of his nature, if only they will look.
Obama is a cynic, wrapped in hypocrisy, inside a bully.