20-20 Hindsight Dept. – Blog Titles I SHOULD have written
On Tuesday morning, I woke-up and started reading through the news like I do every morning, and like the rest of you I marveled at the remarks of one Robert Upshur Woodward, better known as Bob. This is the guy who reputedly “took-down Nixon.” He is a liberal icon, one of the few relatively untarnished illuminati of the leftist intelligentsia. If you were to put-together an all-time liberal all-star basketball team, Woodward would unquestionably be one of the starting-five, and a charter member of their hall of fame.
Yet here was Bob Woodward, questioning the honesty of the most leftish of all presidents, calling some of the administrations pronunciations and threats relating to the sequestration matter “madness.”
Reading Woodward’s remarks, an objective observer with no first-hand experience of American politics might think to themselves “Well, when a guy of THIS stature questions the policy and direction of the administration, certainly some on the political-left will be motivated to look a little more closely at what’s going on, and reconsider their support.” As an observer of the American Left for many years, such a thought never entered my mind. I am far too grounded in reality to think that such a thing as an objective opinion might alter the opinions or support of the typical “reality-based” voter. Nope. Instead, the first thing that occurred to me was the title of a short article I might write about Woodward’s comments:
That Odd Thumping-Noise You are about to Hear will be Bob Woodward being Thrown-Under the Bus
Sure enough, a couple days thence, not only the White House, but the lopsidedly-left-leaning White House Press Corpse (<- H/T Barack Obama!) have done exactly that. This is surely one of those moments where you might think “if only! Imagine how clever and prescient I would look if I had taken the time to write a short post under that headline earlier in the week!”
Yeah, in my dreams.
The sad reality is predicting the American Left turning-on anyone who criticizes Obama, even if it is one of their own, is a two-bit carny trick a six-year-old could spot.