Q: What do you call someone who voted for Barack Obama in 2008?
A: A sap?
Q: What do you call someone who voted for Obama a second time in 2012?
A: A bigger sap?
Q: Finally, what do you call someone who, after all the missteps, the lies, the hardships Obama has inflicted on the American people, still believes in Obama’s greatness?
A: Mark Morford.
Morford, a writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, opined in 2008 that
[Obama was] a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment.
In all fairness to Morford, he didn’t specify which planet, but never mind. The amazing thing is he stands by his assessment. On July 8, he wrote at SF Gate:
Much to the GOP’s bitter revulsion, it turns out a calm, intellectual black man really can run an entire country – certainly far better than an inarticulate Texas bumbler, and even in the face of what is easily the most obstructionist, hateful, acidic and often downright racist Congress in modern memory. Quite an achievement, really.
Gay Patriot quips:
And all he has to do to reach this assessment is ignore all of the scandals, ignore the president’s pattern of childish behavior, ignore the people who have died because of the incompetence of the VA, proclaim Obamacare a success despite none of its promises being fulfilled, ignore that Obama’s foreign policy has allowed an even-m0re-radical-than Al Qaeda terrorist group to take power over vast swaths of the Middle East, ignore the soaring debt, ignore that income for working class families is down, ignore the collapsing border situation, and ignore the rapidly rising food and energy prices the Government isn’t talking about.
If you put all that aside, Obama’s presidency rises to the level of almost mediocre.