Skip to comments.Barack in Limbo
Posted on 01/01/2009 5:31:13 AM PST by Kaslin
As he stands on the sidelines, seemingly oblivious to what's going on in the world, President-elect Barack Obama opts out of the game by proclaiming that there's only one president at a time.
That's another way of saying, "Let George do it," when the Middle East erupts in violence, the economy continues to slump, and the governor of his state defies demands that he step down.
His almost nonchalant approach to the turmoil around him has thus far protected him from adverse reactions from his real base -- the media -- but that immunity from harsh criticism has not extended to his political base, the far left. They are after him hammer and tongs.
Barack Obama will not become president until January 20, but the far left of his party is already blaming him for all sorts of alleged omissions. He seems to have violated the liberal's major shibboleth, "No enemies to the left." He's suddenly acquired a whole slew of them.
He may have chosen a few bomb throwers to serve in his Cabinet or the White House, but that hasn't satisfied the more dainty of the lefties who are appalled at his selection of Pastor Rick Warren, who committed the unpardonable sin of not only opposing gay marriage, but actually promoted Proposition 8, which banned the aberration in California.
Up on Capitol Hill the Democrats are out of sorts because he failed to act more quickly on his planned stimulus package, and Barney Frank -- an openly homosexual Democrat from Massachusetts -- is enraged over the choice of Rick Warren.
They simply don't buy his only-one-president-at-a-time alibi. They want him to start acting presidential now, and all he's been doing in Hawaii is physical exercise (when he's not showing off his pecs to the gaga media).
The left is also unhappy with the economic team he's assembled -- a group of moderates who embrace traditional approaches to economic policies rather than the openly socialistic nostrums the Marxist wing of his party cherishes.
His problem with Congress lies in the fact that Congress never accepts responsibility for anything. They shift whatever blame there is in any situation downtown to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., but wallow in the glory of anything that goes right.
The boys and girls on Capitol Hill were more responsible for the current economic mess that any other entity, but they shift the blame to the Bush administration, which had in fact tried to forestall the crisis and was blocked from acting by such top Democrats as Barney Frank and Sen. Chris Dodd, who were drinking heavily at the money fountains of Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac.
The fact that they haven't done anything worthwhile is all Obama's fault, and starting on January 20 they'll blame him for anything that goes wrong. His honeymoon will more quickly resemble a marriage on the brink of divorce rather than a joyous romp at Niagara Falls.
All this, sadly, is simply a sign of the decline now evident in Washington with the utter absence of backbone and leadership.
The taste of Barack Obama's triumphant victory could well turn out to be ashes in his mouth rather than that of honey. He has climbed the hill to the top and found it covered with thorns and thistles and poison ivy, instead of the roses he expected.
Shortly after the Bay of Pigs fiasco, Sen. Barry Goldwater dropped by the White House to see his friend and former Senate colleague President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
When Barry asked him how he was, JFK looked at him, threw up his arms and said "What a lousy fouled up job this has turned out to be."
Welcome to the White House, President Obama. Enjoy your stay. Have a great New Year. You are in our prayers.
And Happy New Year to one and all.
Great piece. The only upside to having Barack occupying the White House is that none of us pundit types will have to search far for material.
Hey Barry... the honeymoon in Hawaii is soon to be over. Reality sucks, you’ll get used to it.
We are in a heap of trouble with this no experience, know-nothing ,illigitimate ,Affirmative action ,President.
I dont think he even know’s enough to be frightened by his lack of skills.
ok, in the meantime we are told polls show his “leadership” and decisiveness the reason he has the highest approval rating of any US president since Reagan? What the H?
WASHINGTON (CNN) — A national poll suggests that three-quarters of the public thinks President-elect Barack Obama is a strong and decisive leader, the highest marks for a president-elect on that characteristic in nearly three decades.
During the campaign Obama told us he “had a (big government) plan” to deal with the (big government-induced) financial crisis. The day after he got elected we were told that he was too busy writing “the plan” to do interviews with the media. One month after the election, the “plan” still unfinished, he takes a vacation in Hawaii. I can’t wait for January 20th, when the proverbial rubber meets the proverbial road.
Give Obama credit, he's absolutely right. I can only imagine the outrage here at FR if he was kibbitzing Bush at this point.
Barry is the captain of amateur politics. He’s already shown what a rookie he is, pre- and post-election. Well, we’ll just have to see how Chicago politics translates internationally.
Further evidence of the dumbing down of the general public.
Brackkkkkkkk sure had a BIG MOUTH during the campaign. He was full of ideas and advice, that is right, he was FULL OF IT! I hope he will be a good and fair leader, but I will not hold my breath. I will compliment him when he does something good, I will be critical when he does something stupid. In the meantime, I am NOT holding my breath!
Since BHO has commanded the end to the oil age, maybe he should come back via sailboat from Hawaii.
Yes, and Hillary had a “plan”.
Algore had a “plan”.
John sKerry had a “plan”.
The Silky Pony had a “plan”.
Sounds like a broken record among the RATS.
To me Brackkkkkkkkkk is too young, dumb, immature, inexperienced to be president and leader of the free world. And his trip to Hawaii proves it. Out swimming and surfing and whining about the news media following him around and wearing his baseball hat backwards like a little kid. He is a little kid. I have been out of school longer than he has been on the earth. He is just way too young and not smart.
(when he’s not showing off his pecs to the gaga media).
He is way too SKINNY, he has no muscle, and he has MAN BOOBS, NOT pecs! Compare him to a real athlete or body builder. He is a girly man! He needs to work out more and pump up some muscle. I see more muscle at the gals at our local gym.
I still can’t look at or listen to him. He is not my President.
Ha ha ha or on a homemade raft!!!!
and the media told us it was a working vacation A "working" vacation which included activities such as
In contrast, President Bush's working vacation on his ranch in Crawford included scenes like these
Whadda ya bet he spends more time in Hawaii showing off his manly chest than he does in the White House? Or hiding out in one of Rezko’s slum houses back home in Chicago?
Each day I wake up I wish that all of this happening was just one of my worst possible dreams.
This country has finally been overtaken by the communists and we have yet to know the limits that people will tolerate. I worry that we will tolerate more than we should. We already have in the last months without demanding any accountibility. egads!
January 20th will be historic, but not in a good way.
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