When the Onion is lampooning the truly desperately sleazy attack ads that Obama is quite obviously behind, it means Obama is in serious trouble. Obama was elected by a volatile combination of people sick of Bush and leftist messianic zealots ready to worship him with the looniest of inflated expectations (“Black Jesus” Spike Lee described him to be). Those expectations are thoroughly deflated now. His base feels about him the way resigned Republicans feel about Romney: They guess they have to vote for the lizard, lest the other lizard win. But the dementia of 2008 has given way to hangover and a sick feeling among former culties as Mr. Hopey Change has embraced indefinite detention and executive 007s, along with revealing himself as another Caesaroligarch. He has also alienated a lot of black churches with his enthusiasm for gay “marriage” and lost even a lot of center-left Catholics with his naked hostility to the Church. The thrill is gone. And his frankly amateurish thuggery may manage to do what Romney himself can’t do: generate something like human sympathy for Romney.
Memo to the God King: Sin Makes You Stupid.