VDH: “The skeptics of 2008 proved prescient;”

…those who demonized them should be embarrassed. And we should remember that candidates, of both parties, will govern mostly as they campaign. Slips are not indiscretions, but often will prove in hindsight windows of the soul.

Victor Davis Hansen
Works and Days

The whole is very much worth your time.  Victor Davis Hanson reviews the reservations and criticisms concerning candidate Obama in 2008 against the reality of (P)resident Obama in 2011, and finds the critics of 2008 to have been dead on in each and every case.

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Posted by on October 17, 2011.
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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lee-Norman/1067211369 Lee Norman

    Unfortunately, saying “We told you he was worthless, and he proved it” still isn’t going to stop the idiots for voting for Obama to prove they aren’t racist or the ones who will because they are. They still believe it is all Booooosh’s fault, no matter how much proof you show them.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      Be the flowing water of wisdom grinding down their rock of willful ignorance.

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

        I’ll have what he’s smokin’!

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          Get your own Boilivar…

  • jim_m

    But despite the fact that obama has proven a disaster in virtually every arena: Jobs, economic growth, race relations, government spending, foreign relations, etc,  Opposition to him and his agenda are still well known to be founded exclusively in racism.

  • Anonymous

    Barry’s only recourse is too cheat with the help of every dead soul he can fabricate and enact ‘The Martial Plan!’  (TM). This of course after his Panthers riot,maim and loot in a fashion reminiscent of the LA riots..    

    • Anonymous

      Well, just remember there is also a Martian Plan too.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    Yet the media is already falling upon a new Pew Research study claiming Obama is getting worse press than either his predecessors or any Republican candidates.  What they don’t mention, of course, is that Pew dealt in raw numbers including, in their words “hundreds of thousands” of websites, mostly blogs. 

    So a positive story for Obama on NBC is offset by posts on a few tiny conservative blogs with little or no traffic, and the media will attempt to use those numbers to justify being even more in the tank for Obama.

    The good news is that major media is bleeding readership and credibility constantly and have been for years.  Their influence is falling as well.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      And, having hitched their wagon of “credibility” to team SCoaMF, they’ll take the hit with him in 2012.

      • Anonymous

        I think the MSM is already taking that “credibility” hit. 

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          They have been for a while.  They just don’t seem to notice that they are squandering their only salable commodity.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, it’s “Wow, our readership / viewer stats are down.  Wonder why?  Must be the economy.  Yeah, that’s it!  It’s all Bush’s fault!”

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, it’s “Wow, our readership / viewer stats are down.  Wonder why?  Must be the economy.  Yeah, that’s it!  It’s all Bush’s fault!”

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          They have been for a while.  They just don’t seem to notice that they are squandering their only salable commodity.

  • Anonymous

    If McCain’s still alive at the end of next year, then there will be a point there about prescience, with 20/20 hindsight. 

    I’m surprised VDH did not include some pompous reference to the Oracle of Delphi.