For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: a politics of style, not substance.
My sense is that what motivated very many Obama enthusiasts was hatred and loathing of George W. Bush and the desire to oust him and place someone cool in his place. They accomplished this. But they never gave much thought to the public policies Obama and the congressional Democratic leaders backed. Theirs was a politics of style, not substance. They got the style, but they don’t much like the substance. And they don’t like what I call in my Sunday Examiner column “the stench of crony capitalism, bailout favoritism and earmark corruption” which is now part of the Obama record.
Somehow "told you so" just doesn't quite say it.