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Say It Ain’t So! Obama Gets Dumped by…Obama Girl

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Posted on January 29 2010 1:30 pm
Hailing from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Calvin Freiburger is a political science major at Hillsdale College. He also writes for the Hillsdale Forum and his personal website, Calvin Freiburger Online.
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We know that people are souring on President Barack Obama, and that even some of his fans and allies have started to doubt whether he’s change they can believe in after all.  But the latest case of dissent may be one of the most surprising.

Speaking to Sean Hannity last night, Amber Lee Ettinger—the star of 2008’s popular “Obama Girl” web videos—said that the magic is gone:

I just don’t have that big crush like I used to…yeah, I mean it was two years ago, and if I had this crush on him the same way as I did in the beginning I’d be the fool, y’know?  It’s like a relationship, when you get into a relationship with somebody, they’re all great and perfect, they say all the right things, and then once you’re in the relationship, it’s like, “okay, they’re not that perfect.”

Even worse, the cad didn’t even call her back after she whispered all those sweet nothings in his ear!  (Although, in Obama’s defense, such a sexually suggestive display of support wasn’t exactly polling well with his family.)

She’d still give Obama a B- (a little lower than a “good, solid B+”) because she’s trying to be merciful and give him a little more time to shape up, but she nailed the source of the problem:

Talk is cheap.  Actions speak louder than words.

I can’t think of a more fitting illustration of just how superficial Obama’s support was.  It wasn’t about policies.  It wasn’t a referendum on conservative or liberal philosophy.  It was an emotional response to a smooth-talking charmer who made people feel good about themselves and told them what they wanted to hear—never mind about the details.  But that’s the problem with flowery rhetoric devoid of substance: people expect a follow-through, and eventually they’re going to notice that it’s not on the way after all.

I never expected to say this, but come November 2012, I hope the American people follow Obama Girl’s advice:

And just like a relationship, when your boyfriend or girlfriend doesn’t do what they say they’re gonna do, you kick ‘em to the curb.

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Hailing from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Calvin Freiburger is a political science major at Hillsdale College.  He also blogs at the Hillsdale Forum and his personal website, Calvin Freiburger Online.

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