Over at Pajamas Media today, Bernard Chapin has “The Messiah That Failed.”

Money quote:

The relationship between today’s Democratic politicians and socialism can be discerned in their silence regarding threshold. What morphs a free economy into a socialized one? They have no idea. Frankly, they think it impolite to ask, but they’ll tingle when Barack Obama looks to the government to solve … everything. Four to eight years of hope, change, and intrusions into the economy will cause our combined GDP expenditures to surpass the 50 percent mark.

And at what point will we be swigging “Hope Gin” and have to deal with chocolate being rationed to 20 grams per week?

On second thought, it will be “Hope Tap Water” and rations of plain white yogurt, since he’ll be on our shoulders showing up when we start doing wrong.