I have been listening to supremely obtuse political pundits talk about the President squandering political capital regarding the Olympic bid. This is absurd because the Republicans have tried, at every turn to condemn President Obama in whatsoever he does. The old adage, “Damned if you do; damned if you don’t” is the position that the Republicans have attempted to hold the Administration in. Just how much political capital will the Republicans retain when the season of the “loon” has passed, and a viable candidate for the GOP appears on the scene in a bid for the Presidency in 2012?
Will there be anyone who believes anything that comes out of a GOP mouth? It is doubtful. In their efforts to help President Obama fail, they, have helped themselves to a heaping portion of failure. Right now, they are crowing because President Obama was not successful in the bid for the Olympics. Hey, first they say that he is NOT the President, then they say that the President should NOT have gone; that he has fallen in the eyes of the international community. What a bunch of poppycock!
It was South America’s turn, plain and simple. The spinmaster GOP strategists must not have thought out what would happen if every single thing that the President does is condemned, over time. What will they do when they really need to be heard? It will be very much like story of “The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf.” Then, when the wolf finally came, there wasn’t anyone who believed the boy. The wolf ate well, smacked his lips and declared how much the little boy tasted like elephant!