Just Spoiled Brats?

Henry Percy
American Thinker

A recent opinion piece by Eugene Robinson perfectly illustrates the hauteur, the contempt with which the elites survey the majority of us: “The American people are acting like a bunch of spoiled brats … in a mood to hold their breath until they turn blue.” Yes, “the nation demands the impossible: quick, painless solutions.” Ah, the pesky, petulant electorate. Here we are, 19 months into the hoped-for change, trillions of dollars spent on stimuli, on bailouts, on government takeovers of businesses, pedal to the metal in President Obama’s mad race to socialist nirvana, and all the public wants is for him to take us there-faster! Are we there yet, Daddy? How much longer now? When do we get there?

Can it really be but a year and a half since Mr. Robinson was dancing on the grave of the GOP, the demise of the party brought on by its “drunken-sailorish spending during most of George W. Bush’s time in the White House” (“Obama’s Mandate Could End the GOP”). That bit of gloating was followed in his next column with this stern advice: “Obama and the Democrats have public opinion on their side and the wolf at the door. Republicans need to get out of the way-or get run over.” Then the majority that elected Barack Obama rode tall in the saddle, their will not to be gainsaid. Now the majority are vilified as small children-worse, “spoiled brats.” What high regard you harbor for your countrymen, Mr. Robinson, what penetrating insight you bring to the punditry game.

Mr. Obama’s only fault, mooted oh so gently, was not to “frame the hard work that lies ahead as a national crusade that will require a degree of sacrifice from every one of us.” Crusade, Mr. Robinson? Crusade?…

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