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Obama: It's not 1994 redux because of me

The arrogance of our president is just stunning.

Marion Berry apparently ripped Barack Obama apart in the latest edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Read the whole thing, it’s truly mesmerizing and tells you all you need to know about our commander in chief. History started anew with his presidency, except for the recession which is, of course, Bush’s fault. Same goes for the war and the environment. But when it comes to the institution of the presidency, toss everything out because Barack Obama is here. Now he’s extending this doctrine to the rest of the political world; he’s here so everything will be different.

But as we all know in our truly reality based-community, everything that’s old is new again and the pendulum will inevitably swing. And it’s swinging high and hard right at the throat of the Democratic party. Apparently, however, our president doesn’t see it that way. While Berry expressed concern that the rank and file were being exposed to too many controversial votes, Obama told them that his Messianic visage would solve everything.

“I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all,” Berry said. “They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.”

Berry, is of course, absolutely right when he says that the country and his party will soon see how much of a difference Obama’s rapidly weaking clout and public image will provide. But frankly, he’s not optimistic:

‘I began to preach last January that we had already seen this movie and we didn’t want to see it again because we know how it comes out… I just began to have flashbacks to 1993 and ’94. No one that was here in ’94, or at the day after the election felt like. It certainly wasn’t a good feeling.”

No it’s not a good feeling indeed for the Democrat rank and file that have been forced to swallow tough votes time and again while getting nothing in return. And that should make our side feel quite inspired indeed.