Rich Lowry says that federal Judge Susan Bolton is a joke. Well, not her, exactly, but her decision blocking the Arizona law on illegal immigration.
But I think that the decision is just another hurl point on the road to the Big Upchuck.
You'll remember "Obama and the Upchuck Factor." That was the prescient article I wrote a year ago explaining the periodic voter upchuck of Democratic presidents. Back in FDR's time it took about 6 years for the upchuck. By President Clinton's time it took two years.
But under President Obama, the upchuck took only six months.
Can't we all get along and create a politics without the Upchuck Factor?
Not really. The buildup to the Obama Upchuck shows why.
Back in the Noughties, Democrats built up a fine narrative about corrupt Republicans, stupid Bush, extremist right-wing Christians, and an illegal war. Democrats, on the other hand, were nice moderate veterans running for Republican seats in Congress. They were all for family values and balanced budgets and went to church and provided a moderate alternative to the corrupt right-wing warmongers around Bush.
How can you counter a narrative like that, especially when the fake media echoes it everywhere?
You can't. You have to wait until the Democrats come to power and take the mask off.
Then you find out that the awful Christian right-wingers look like Sunday school teachers when compared with the left-wing ideologues in the Obama administration.
Then you find out that the moderate Democrat freshmen and sophomores voted for the extreme and unpopular ObamaCare, knuckling under to the power plays of Pelosi & Co.
Then you find out that, when it comes to disasters, Bush's Katrina response looks like a model compared to the Keystone Kops routine of Obama and the Busted Oil Well.
Then you discover that your high-toned objections to fundamentalist Christians rather pale beside the prospect of gigantic tax increases in January 2011.
Then you find out that the Obama administration has no idea of a moderate economic policy.
Then you find out that the vague words about health care reform mean a root-and-branch government takeover of the health care system.
And then you find out that the Obama administration has no intention of enforcing the laws on immigration.
Look, all this is natural and healthy. There's no way of avoiding it.
The fact is that you need a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress every decade or so just to remind everyone what the Democrats are really all about.
That way, everyone can build up to the coordinated National Upchuck on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.
National Upchuck Day. Why, there's still time for a resolution from Congress to celebrate it.