UPDATED: Obama Delivers!

They told us that under Obama’s leadership the world would see America in a whole new light, and they were right!

Canadian columnist Jeffrey Simpson feels sorry for us: “We can only hope that our American friends enjoy their national holiday weekend. Let them wave their flags, enjoy their picnics and show their love of country, because they need a holiday.”

And who does he blame for our troubles, which he seems to define as utopia delayed (even as he laments the Citizens United and McDonald decisions)?  Not “the most gifted President in several generations”!  Of course not.  The fault instead lies with “the doleful legacy of the Bush years…and a ferocious Republican opposition bent on a search-and-destroy mission of his presidency”.

You’re getting it all wrong, Mr. Canuck.  America’s troubles and Obama’s troubles are two separate problems things, though his presidency is responsible for the dissatisfaction experienced by so many Americans of all political stripes.  But it’s Obama who is largely destroying his own presidency, by insisting on governing against the will of the American people.

Finally, if you want to blame any one party for Obama’s problems, blame the Tea Party movement.  Blaming the GOP is giving it too much credit; and not just because it’s the minority party in Congress.

I do expect Mark Steyn – who knows a thing or two about Canadian media – to give Simpson a reality check soon.  In the meantime, the commenters are doing a great job of it.

UPDATE: Ed Driscoll links with related content.  Thanks!

MORE: Blogprof: Why do liberals celebrate independence from the British at all when they want to be just like them?

Liberals celebrate on the 4th of July?  (yuk, yuk)

ANOTHER ONE: Roger Simon: Happy Unbirthday, America.