COMMENTARY | Nothing speaks to the growing discontent America has with the Obama presidency than the announcement by Amber Lee Ettinger, aka "Obama Girl," that she has fallen out of love with her sweetheart, according to the Daily Caller.
"Obama Girl" cut a YouTube video called "Crush on Obama" that sexualized the 2008 election more than anything the American Republic has seen before. One wonders what previous sex symbol presidents (John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton come to mind) would have used this sort of thing for. There is nothing like pumping up the bimbo vote than to have a sultry lady singing one's praises.
Now Ettinger has gone through what millions of young women have gone through in human history, discovering their crush was somewhat less than originally imagined. In many ways, the Obama presidency has been like a bad relationship, exciting and intoxicating at first but ultimately disappointing and even slightly degrading.
The reason is the crush Ettinger and millions of other people like her was unrequited. Ettinger's crush was sort of like Nurse Chapel's infatuation with Mr. Spock; doomed from the very beginning.
The angst being felt by people like "Obama Girl" in no more illustrated than at the Netroots Convention, which is by all accounts taking on a funeral aspect as written by Wagner. According to Politico, one of the more interesting panel discussions is, "What to Do When the President is Just Not that into You."
One can only reflect that no one ever wondered if FDR, JFK, Reagan, either Bush or even Clinton was "that into you." It bespeaks the mentality of the left that it doesn't just want a president to do a good job, keep the economy humming, kill the enemies of the Republic and not be embarrassing. It wants to feel loved and appreciated by the man in the White House.
Most people content themselves with a spouse or lover to feel loved and appreciated. Presidents have quite another function, which is decidedly not to fill some emotional need. Let a president do great things like Reagan and they will be appreciated in a proper manner as a great leader.