President Obama says farewell to the country Tuesday evening. A week from Friday, when the inauguration ceremony begins, he will be introduced as President of the United States for the last time.
Sixty three million Americans will rejoice.
I’ll be rejoicing for another reason. I’m excited about the free prize that comes with President Obama’s departure – the end of the fawning coverage by the liberal northeast media. Oh, yes, that end comes at the price of having to endure the foaming, ravening anti-Trump coverage that has already started and will only get worse. But I can handle that because, unlike his Republican predecessors, Donald Trump has clearly demonstrated that he can handle it.
So that leaves us every reason to celebrate the fact that we will no longer be subjected to things like, “Obama seemed the political equivalent of a rainbow — a sudden preternatural event inspiring awe and ecstasy,” as we heard from Time magazine’s Joe Klein.
We’ll be spared ABC’s Terry Moran saying, “I like to say that, in some ways, Barack Obama is the first President since George Washington to be taking a step down into the Oval Office.” (Puh-leeeze!)
Nothing more from Esquire’s Stephen Marche who cried out, “Can’t we just enjoy Obama for a moment?”
And of course, we will no longer have to think about whatever it is that’s going up Chris Matthews’s leg.
All of this, plus much, much more, now comes to an end.
I hope that the liberal northeast media enjoyed their illicit Obama fling. I hope it was ‘good’ for them.
Because, even though it is quite evident that they don’t know it yet, they paid a dear price for their nearly decade-long love affair.
And that’s because just as it is in the forbidden romantic affairs of real life, the media forfeited the one thing they could least afford to lose: trust. And, having forfeited that trust – so hard won and so easily lost — even if they don’t get thrown out and forbidden ever to re-enter the house, things will never, ever be quite the same.