Progressives, including the press, have destroyed their credibility
They have proven themselves unable to face facts, as George Orwell would say. Even when someone forces the facts upon them, like a broken adding machine, they are unable to derive the logical conclusion.
Victor Davis Hanson has written a brilliant piece that sums it up nicely, The Fantasy House of Barack Obama:
By Fantasy House I do not mean — or rather only mean — Barack Obama’s La-La land in which Austrians speak Austrian, Hawaii is in Asia, Afghans speak Arabic, the Maldives lie off Argentina, there are seven additional states, servicemen are zombie corpse-men, and Kansas twisters kill 10,000 at a time.
$ More people are unemployed now under Obama than during the Bush years
$ Median income has fallen under Obama
$ Gas prices have doubled under Obama
$ Grocery bills are at least 20% higher under Obama, growing 8% just this past year
$ Cash for Clunkers destroyed perfectly good used cars, driving up prices in that market
$ Obama is a record breaker: He's wracked up more debt in four years than any other president
If this is what progressives call success, I'd hate so see how far in the crapper we'd have to fall for them to call it failure. Reviewing Obama's record makes me nostalgic for George Bush, since that president's record beats Obama's in every aspect, including less Middle Eastern hatred towards the US.
VDH closes by telling us... "Do not take council of your fears"
And I say amen to that. You can't eat hope and change. The hard left hallelujah choir is beyond reason, but there are still plenty of sensible, thinking people open to facing the facts. Let's bring those facts to them.