MoDo Strikes Again!

Hating the Democrats since 1992

Maureen Dowd, the NYTimes’ expired shelf-life cougar, er, columnist has written another column dissing former President Obama (and surprisingly not in the racist way as usual!) and perhaps I’m reading too much into it, praising President Handsome Joe Biden?

Axios’ morning email thingie analysis:

  1. “President Biden is being hailed as a transformational, once-in-a-generation progressive champion, with comparisons to L.B.J. and F.D.R. aplenty, while Obama has become a cautionary tale about what happens when Democrats get the keys to the car but don’t put their foot on the gas.”
  2. “All month long, Democrats have been trashing Obama for the size of his itty-bitty 2009 stimulus bill … Now, after President Biden passed the $1.9 trillion cornucopia of liberal delights, Democrats are thinking that if he keeps it up, they’ll soon be picking up their chisels to carve his face on Mount Rushmore, right in the spot Obama must have been picturing for himself.”
  3. “Creaky, old-fashioned Joe moved fast and broke things. Unlike the sleek, modern Obama, who kept trying to work with obstructionist Republicans, Biden blew them off, calling it ‘an easy choice.'”
  4. “Obama’s failure to go big and to send the tumbrels rolling down Wall Street certainly greased the runway for Donald Trump.”
  5. “The idea that [Obama] had to sell his agenda was so anathema to him that — shockingly — he had to get Bill Clinton to do it for him at the 2012 Democratic convention. … Biden … is a natural-born salesman, the son of a salesman, who loves nothing more than to mingle with the masses.”

And note that she blames Obama for the raise of Lord Damp Nut, and manages to get in a dig at the Clintons, who are not exactly pop-culture current.

This gives us another opportunity to repost the Modo-O-Matic!


Anyway, this is not to say that she’s wrong, the Obama stimulus was way too small, but the GOP had a vast obstruction machine and with the Blue Dogs, they had the votes to enforce it. We’ve said it before, the tragic flaw in the Obama Administration it’s that Obama didn’t believe in the treachery of the Republicans soon enough. He kept trying to meet them halfway, and then they would move the finish line again. It really did take him about 6 years before he gave up, and it was mostly too late.

Anyway, MoDo isn’t into nuance and prefers primary colors.

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16 Responses to MoDo Strikes Again!

  1. MinuteMan says:

    “It really did take him about 6 years before he gave up, and it was mostly too late.”

    That does sounds like a very critical failure on the part of Obama which seems to be what the MoDoDo was saying (stopped clocks and all that).

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  2. ming says:

    Is she still a thing?

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  3. Jaysus fucking Christ on a pogo stick, MoDo! We weren’t trashing Obama, we were trashing the size and reasoning behind the 2009 clusterfuck, in order to convince Biden that going big was the way to go.

    Obama his own damned SELF was saying this.

    Yeah “Cornucopia of liberal delights” that has a public approval rating of 70%. 70% of this country cannot agree on what fucking day it is, but they agree on this.

    Anyway, MoDo isn’t into nuance and prefers primary colors.

    ISWYDT TG…I wonder when ol’ Tootsie lover Joke Line will chime in…haven’t heard from him an a long while (quickly checks Wikipedia…nope, still kicking…)

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    • tengrain says:

      One of the great pleasures in my adult life was cancelling my NYTimes subscription some years back (maybe a decade or more?) and I clipped out a modo column and included it in my cancellation letter. There might have been some highlights, and maybe a red-pen comment or two. Who can say?

      They gave me a check for the balance and to their credit they never bothered to send me an annoying “We want you back” offer.



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      • sos says:

        I’ll be damned! I did almost the exact same thing (at roughly the same time). However I also included a David F. Brooks and a Ross F. Douthat column. You know, for the trifecta. I, though, was NOT granted a refund. I probably sunk that with the cursing.

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      • MDavis says:

        I never had a subscription, just bought the paper occasionally. When all that was left were Paul Krugman and the crosswords I found another way to read Paul and gave up crosswords.

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  4. Stony Pillow says:

    Biden would have presided over the immediate fissioning of the Democratic Party if he had done anything else.

    He’s still the last DLC Democrat. I’m expecting a lot of disappointments from him in the future. And that fission will happen someday. The DLC/Third Way scam is no longer supportable. But today is not that day.


  5. purplehead says:

    Remember when MoDo tried to eat the whole chocolate bar? Hee!

    She’s ridiculous. The Paper of Record sure has a warped record, what with her, Brooks, the Mustache of Understanding, etc. Blech.

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  6. H-Bob says:

    At least we’re not hearing the “transcending partisanship” crap from our side! Unfortunately, the mainstream media still believe in it!

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