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Lowering Expectations for Obama
Publius' Forum ^ | 1/05/09 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 01/05/2009 6:30:46 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus

Reuters ran a little flak for Barack Obama trying to help dull the outrageous expectations placed on The One by his irrationally exuberant adherents in theirs headlined "Congress faces historic challenges" -- As if no other Congress has faced "historic challenges" before? Reuters assures us, though, that times are so bad that we should not expect Obama to live up to any of his outlandish promises. This way, of course, if Obama reneges on them, the Old Media can remind everyone that it’s really our fault for expecting too much, not Obama's for reneging.

Naturally, we get the kind of Bush-is-worst rhetoric we expect from Reuters but we also find that Reuters seems to have forgotten that Congress itself has even lower ratings than does Bush. And Reuters starts off the story conveniently forgetting that the Democrats have controlled Congress since 2006.

Democrats will pack greater clout when the new Congress convenes on Tuesday but they face enormous expectations from voters as they grapple with two wars, a financial crisis and record budget deficits.

Yeah, "greater clout." But they've been in control since 2006 and faced a weakened president to boot. But, have Congressional Democrats had no "expectations" since 2006? Let us also not forget the two wars they have to "grapple with" were approved by the Democrats almost to a man and that the record deficits and the financial crisis were engineered by many of their own votes...

Read the rest at Publiusforum.com...


TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: barakobama; mediabias
We will never get any truth from the Old Media.
1 posted on 01/05/2009 6:30:48 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

MSM having a touch of Buyers Remorse????


2 posted on 01/05/2009 6:33:11 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Le Chien Rouge
No, just laying the ground work that everything gone wrong is not the dems fault and will take a long time to fix (By the dems of course).
3 posted on 01/05/2009 6:35:51 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

My expectations are lower than a snakes belly in a wagon rut.


4 posted on 01/05/2009 6:43:26 AM PST by redstateconfidential (" An American Idol President")
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To: Le Chien Rouge
No....just “defining deviancy down”.We are now in the hands of the dumbest group of people that have ever gained so much power...and the MSM has figured it out. This is a "cya" operation..so that they can look like they are a little smarter than the bunch that our dumbass electorate voted into power.....

We are so screwed....look for us to assume Zimbabwe status in the near future..

5 posted on 01/05/2009 6:47:37 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

I will be wearing my Depend Diapers every day, just in case Obama turns out to be more Conservative than Bush.


6 posted on 01/05/2009 7:22:20 AM PST by gitmogrunt (Do you still think Bush is a Conservative?)
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To: B.O. Plenty
I agree with you that this is the dumbest group of leaders that we have ever seen. I think you give the MSM way too much credit for having figured this out however. They are all part of this "best and brightest" brigade that is leading us over the cliff.

I want to stay positive but each and every day I come to further realize that the world has gone insane. Up is down, right is wrong and the worldwide socialists that now seem to be running the show have us in a huge ditch and are digging deeper by the day.

7 posted on 01/05/2009 7:42:39 AM PST by marlon
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To: Mobile Vulgus
I'm willing to bet that in a years time, the only change we can count on will be the president's skin color. All other changes will have been modified, reduced, rejected, ignored or defunded.
8 posted on 01/05/2009 8:06:30 AM PST by Thebaddog (WTF just happened to us?)
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