Andrew Sullivan, forensic obstetrician and blogger for The Atlantic, pauses in his neverending search for Trig Palin’s afterbirth to announce that he has torn his Barack Obama poster off his bedroom wall and thrown himself facedown on the bed in despair. Opining on Obama’s new budget — “cynical and unrealistic,” according to the WSJ — Sullivan keens:
…this president is too weak, too cautious, too beholden to politics over policy to lead. In this budget, in his refusal to do anything concrete to tackle the looming entitlement debt, in his failure to address the generational injustice, in his blithe indifference to the increasing danger of default, he has betrayed those of us who took him to be a serious president prepared to put the good of the country before his short term political interests. Like his State of the Union, this budget is good short term politics but such a massive pile of fiscal bullshit it makes it perfectly clear that Obama is kicking this vital issue down the road.
To all those under 30 who worked so hard to get this man elected, know this: he just screwed you over. He thinks you’re fools. Either the US will go into default because of Obama’s cowardice, or you will be paying far far more for far far less because this president has no courage when it counts. He let you down. On the critical issue of America’s fiscal crisis, he represents no hope and no change. Just the same old Washington politics he once promised to end.
This from the man who once wrote: “We may in fact have finally found that bridge to the 21st century that Bill Clinton told us about. Its name is Obama.” I’ve got another bridge I’d like you to take a look at, Andrew. It’s in Brooklyn…
P.S. Damian Penny adds: “Coming soon to The Atlantic: ‘Who is Sasha and Malia’s real father?’”