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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - John Tantillo
Lose weight, stop smoking? Uh, no. Revere the U.S. Constitution and save money? You betcha.
Comedy Central's svelte crackpot host Stephen Colbert appears to be on a profile-raising mission to best such friendly rivals as Jon Stewart.
She's got breast implants. Her eye color was altered. She's airbrushed. Look at that tacky flag pin. Her political endorsement is the kiss of death, she's illiterate - and so on, and so forth.
"Does our president have more in common with the Hula-Hoop than anyone might guess? The answer is a resounding yes," Mr. Tantillo explains. "Sudden and unjustifiable adulation and excitement for the product and the person. Overnight a piece of plastic becomes something everyone must have. Overnight a junior senator from Illinois becomes the man to beat in the race for American president."
"The next stage of the fad product life is tragic and inevitable: rapid brand decline," he adds, noting that even liberals admit that Mr. Obama's air of potent potential has been replaced with the sense that he is overwhelmed.