Introducing 'Obama Underappreciation Syndrome'

Krauthammer marvels at president's 'liberal psychology'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2010 1:16 PM CDT
Introducing 'Obama Underappreciation Syndrome'
President Obama points to someone in the crowd during a rally for Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., at the University of Washington in Seattle, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Obama has come up with a doozy of an explanation for why Democrats face disaster in the midterms, writes Charles Krauthammer. Under the president's theory, the economy has people so scared they can't think straight. It's a "whole new branch of cognitive science—liberal psychology," writes Krauthammer in the Washington Post. "The fearful brain is hard-wired to act befuddled, i.e., vote Republican."

He dubs it "Obama Underappreciation Syndrome, wherein an entire population is so addled by its economic anxieties as to be neurologically incapable of appreciating the 'facts and science' undergirding Obamacare and the other blessings their president has bestowed upon them from on high." Or maybe, Krauthammer suggests, Democrats are in trouble for a simpler reason: Obama is forcing a liberal ideology on a center-right nation. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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