...but that's the left and the press. The rest of the country is major mad. Gallup: Obama Job Approval Rating Down to 38% Among Independents , Remember, Indies vote--and they're decisive.
RCP average goes negative.
...And the elites at the Aspen Ideas Festival, no doubt shocked at some blunt talk on Iran, go South on The One. The pithy Niall Ferguson:
Ferguson added: “The critical point is if your policy says you’re going run a trillion-dollar deficit for the rest of time, you’re riding for a fall…Then it really is goodbye.” A dashing Brit, Ferguson added: “Can I say that, having grown up in a declining empire, I do not recommend it. It’s just not a lot of fun actually—decline.”
No more festive at the festival. And praise of Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Even this:
Ferguson warned: “Do you want to be a kind of implicit part of the European Union? I’d advise you against it.”
This was greeted by hearty applause from a crowd that included Barbra Streisand and her husband James Brolin. “Depressing, but fantastic,” Streisand told me afterward, rendering her verdict on the session. “So exciting. Wonderful!”
Brolin’s assessment: “Mind-blowing.”
Who can top that. Even Arianna has bailed.