The roots of the debacle that will be Election Day 2010, for US Democrats, lie right here:
Nothing, I think, can encapsulate Obama’s arrogance, or his profound alienation from ordinary Americans, so well as this chanting-and-smirking festival from last fall—complete with teleprompter and foreign-languagestan “translation” for all you “world citizens” out there. The White House, realizing its colossal error in judgment (and noting with alarm that overnight, 16 percent of Americans suddenly came to believe that Obama is Hindu), tried desperately to cover its tracks by moving Diwali 2010 to just after the midterm elections, to November 5. But to no avail. The damage has been done.
May our new Senators—especially Sharron Angle, Joe Miller, Pat Toomey, and Rand Paul—deliver us from Diwali and all it implies.
Broder Version: He came in here and he chanted in the place—and it’s not his place.