Posted by: Puma1 | February 23, 2009

Whither the Celestial Choirs? CNN Admits Hillary Right on Obama’s False Hopes

Hillary, who last year this time was a party foul cynic raining on Obama’s hopemongering parade, is finally getting her belated due from the Obama News Network, formerly known as CNN:

WASHINGTON (CNN) — During the most contentious stretch of the Democratic presidential primary campaign last winter, then-candidate Hillary Clinton mocked Barack Obama for his pledge to transcend Washington’s entrenched partisanship.

“The sky will open. The lights will come down. Celestial choirs will be singing and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect!” Clinton bellowed.

Obama dismissed Clinton’s sarcasm as overly cynical and further evidence she was a creature of Washington. But as President Obama prepares to make his first major address to Congress, Clinton’s comments are borne out.

For a candidate who won the White House on a mantle of bringing the country’s two political parties together, Washington could not be more divided on Obama’s initial weeks in the Oval Office and the policies he has put in place.

Depending on who you ask, in 30 days the new president has either rescued the nation’s economy from financial ruin or set in motion the most liberal government in a generation, and one that’s likely to prolong — perhaps even prevent — the country’s economic recovery.

There have also been heated debates over a string of executive orders and bill signings that have fundamentally reversed several policies of the Bush administration — including the closing of Guantanamo Bay, a firm decree against torture, the extension of children’s health insurance, and the lifting of a ban to give funds to international groups that perform abortions.

“Clinton’s earlier critique of change has quickly become very valid,” said Julian Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. “The Washington of George Bush is the same Washington of Barack Obama. The promise of bipartisanship and hope in Washington is difficult to actually achieve.”

via Clinton’s mockery of Obama proves true –

CNN is 97% right: Clinton has been proved true — that’s why she’s Secretary of State — but she wasn’t mocking Obama or being sarcastic all those times she pointed out that Obama was hopelessly naive: she was simply telling the truth. Something that the media and the rest of the Kool-Aid briagde was not interested in.

Those of us in the reality based community who never bought into Obama’s overpromised, overdetermined fairy tales and ridiuclous promises of sweeping, fundamental change on every level already knew Hillary was right. Glad the rest of you are finally catching on.


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