Skip to comments.Krugman in the NYT on Obama: "What a Disaster".
Posted on 07/24/2011 6:53:32 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
July 24, 2011, 10:11 AM President Pushover Updated: Drew article now available.
The redoubtable Elizabeth Drew has a forthcoming article in the New York Review of Books not yet online that confirms all our worst fears. She tells us that past concessions have
established in both Democrats and Republicans minds the thought that Obama was a weak negotiatora pushover. He was more widely seen among Democrats and other close observers as having a strategy of starting near where he thinks the Republicans areat the fifty-yard lineand then moving closer to their position. Even more alarming, however, is her window on what the White House is thinking:
It all goes back to the shellacking Obama took in the 2010 elections. The Presidents political advisers studied the numbers and concluded that the voters wanted the government to spend less. This was an arguable interpretation. Nevertheless, the political advisers believed that elections are decided by middle-of-the-road independent voters, and this group became the target for determining the policies of the next two years.
OK, Ive never won a tough election. But neither has Obama! The 2008 race was looking close until Sarah Palin and Lehman came along. And as far as I can tell, this assessment both of what 2010 was about and what matters for 2012 is just ludicrous.
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The comments are priceless.
They’re starting to eat their own.
If we Americans can continue sticking it to the commie union thugs, Barry won’t stand a chance in 2012.
I think the Football analogy is great.
barry the zero has handled this like the famous Jim “Chrissy” Everett “phantom sack”...
I'll bet they got paid a lot of money to figure that one out. Amazing.
I have been watching DU. Complete meltdown.
Well there is only one answer, egg them on.
Peruse some of the comments. Hysterical.
but i thought obama was so-o-o “intelligent”!
I tried but have gotten banned from both DU and HP.
I am usually able to derive humor from Krugman. But you are right, the comments are hysterical..
I’m trying to find my NYT log in info and add comments there. Bigger audience than DU.
case in point..
These people are sick.
I think it's obvious that the combination of WAY too much government spending/regulations and a business-unfriendly income tax system is ruining the economy. It's time to implement that three-point economic recovery plan I've mentioned several times on FR and REALLY get the economy going again.
Ya gotta laugh at liberals and their twisted way of looking at reality. McCain didn't have a prayer, until Sarah Palin showed up. She might have even pushed the ticket over the top if they'd actually wanted to win.
As it was, Team McCain did everything they could to throw the race to Obama, including putting the shackles on Sarah, but you can't expect a liberal moron like Krugman to have the 20/20 vision to see that.
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