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The year of liberals loving Obama

By Brent Bozell Published: December 26, 2009
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C’s Bill Weir captured the "Coronation of the Messiah Award” when he proclaimed, "Never have so many people shivered so long with such joy. From above, even the seagulls must have been awed by the blanket of humanity.”

Media liberals seemed almost sad that Obama would have to step down from the comfortable platform they built him on Mount Olympus. ABC’s Terry Moran took the "Barry’s Big Brain Award” for journalists bedazzled by Obama’s brilliance when he asserted, "Barack Obama is the first President since George Washington to be taking a step down into the Oval Office. I mean, from visionary leader of a giant movement, now he’s got an executive position that he has to perform in, in a way.”

Others received bows
Obama wasn’t the only liberal politician to receive deep bows from the media. The death of Sen. Ted Kennedy prompted The Huffington Post to publish what the judges’ panel found to be the Quote of the Year.

Melissa Lafsky, the deputy Web editor of Discover magazine, revisited the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, killed when Kennedy drove his car off Dyke Bridge in 1969 and left her behind. "Mary Jo wasn’t a right-wing talking point or a negative campaign slogan,” Lafsky wrote. "We don’t know how much Kennedy was affected by her death, or what she’d have thought about arguably being a catalyst for the most successful Senate career in history.”

What did Kopechne think? Unfortunately, Lafsky attempted an answer by wondering "what Mary Jo Kopechne would have had to say about Ted’s death, and what she’d have thought of the life and career that are being (rightfully) heralded. Who knows — maybe she’d have thought it was worth it.”

The liberal mind is a mysterious place. It’s a terrible thing to watch as it wastes.

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