One popular explanation of the Gov. Scott Walker exoneration claims that the fruit of the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United has finally fallen from the tree with an impact exceeding that of Newton's apple. While it is true that in times past the left- leaning corporate giants of the sophisticated cosmopolitan interests, such as CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, AP, NPR, PBS, The New York Times, the Washington Post, most other major newspapers, the overwhelming majority of tv network entertainment programs and even sit-coms, Time and Newsweek magazines could consistently filter out, stonewall, and egregiously distort conservative Republican positions, with Citizens United all of a sudden the voting public finally heard the right-wing ideas and liked them.
The lamestream media and Hollywood still can get in their feeling of immense superiority to all Republican arguments and fact portrayals, but now the average citizen has other information sources. In Wisconsin, voters heard both sides and decided, "Hey, these public employee unions are eating our lunch, even while we are in a famine!"
On a national level, the main impact seems to be that the public perception of President Obama grows ever more nuanced. Our perpetually fund-raising president flew right over Wisconsin while the battle for America's future raged 30,000 feet below. Call that the aloofness factor.
Then there is the zebra factor, as Chris Rock has pointed out. The dark stripes on this zebra truly came from the palette of Rev. Wright. The white stripes come not from the bank vice-president who raised Barack, but rather more like Francois Hollande. Ask yourself anytime the new leader of France says or does something, is it really unimaginable that Obama might do or say the very same thing?
The aloof, zebraesque leader plows into this election at least with at least one clear guiding star. Barack Obama will be the culture warrior-in-chief of progressive American social values. He has never met an abortion he didn't like and will out-law any possibility that timely ultra sounds could turn up quite a few that would horrify most Americans. President Obama is all in favor of gay marriage with full benefits to be supplied by taxpayers and employees' contraception to be paid for by any employer, regardless of their traditional moral values.
This isn't the zebra president scratching the eyes out of citizens who hold obsolete religious views, this is the Barack Kardashian nasty cattiness technique. Our president truly has a flare for lefty leading social edges or wedges. Maybe the public will really be charmed by that in November, despite the jobless numbers. The recent presidential double entendre in front of an LGBT Hollywood audience about wife Michelle's push-up style was kind of funny.