I think the left is finally realizing that the answer is: very.
Their hatred and contempt for George Bush made them actually believe that he was every bit as stupid as they said he was. A village in Texas was missing its idiot, to be sure.
So it couldn’t be hard to improve handily on what he’d done as president. And what better person to do so than the smart, articulate, liberal candidate Obama? No experience necessary.
Well, as things have turned out, they are starting to learn that it’s not that simple. Obama’s handling of the oil spill is making Bush’s Katrina response look good, much to their anger and chagrin.
And it doesn’t even matter if his true goal is a Cloward-Piven magnification of the crisis so that he can sweep in with a leftist solution. That’s what he may have been outlining in his address last night. But it seems that, at least so far, he’s been incompetent at that, too—letting the crisis going on for too long, tipping his hand, and alarming the American people, including those useful idiots on the left who aren’t in on the hidden agenda.