Skip to comments.What Went Wrong with Obama?
Posted on 08/04/2010 12:26:32 PM PDT by Thebaddog
Robert Reich had a thought-provoking piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. Unfortunately, his argument begins to fall apart two thirds of the way through.
A stimulus too small to significantly reduce unemployment, a TARP that didn't trickle down to Main Street, financial reform that doesn't fundamentally restructure Wall Street, and health-care reforms that don't promise to bring down health-care costs have all created an enthusiasm gap. They've fired up the right, demoralized the left, and generated unease among the general population...
The administration deserves enormous credit. It accomplished as much as it possibly could with a fragile 60 votes in the Senate, a skittish Democratic majority in the House, and a highly-disciplined Republican opposition in both chambers. Yet Bismarck's dictum about politics as the art of the possible is not altogether correct.
The real choice is between achieving what's possible within the limits of politics as given, or changing that politics to extend those limits and thereby more assuredly achieve intended goals. The latter course is riskier but its consequences can be more enduring and its mandate more powerful, as both Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan demonstrated.
So far, Barack Obama has chosen the former course. Despite the remarkable capacities he displayed during the 2008 campaign to inspire and rally Americans behind him, as president he has for the most part opted for an inside game.
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
The GOP ran a RINO. It’s no surprise that many GOP-heavy counties voted for the fraud Obama, considering the RINO they had for the GOP.
He got elected president of the United States.
Easier and shorter question to answer:
What went RIGHT with Obammy?
The title is a false premise. It assumes there is something right about him.
The media stole the election for Obama. He was lying then and he is lying now. Why does he not admit this.
Nothing “went wrong.” Nothing was ever right about this guy.
He sold the American people a bill of goods that they willingly bought. Snake oil. And now we’re stuck with the residue and with him until we manage to get him out of office.
Obama has never known “normal.”
His entire life has been dysfunctional, the product of a leftist and dysfunctional family. Our nation will follow that pattern if his agenda succeeds.
Response: His flaws are in his very nature.
“remarkable capacities he displayed during the 2008 campaign” It was all talk and promises that he had no intention of keeping. Democrats are seeing this now and are leaving him in droves. His approval rating will be 30% by October. After November it will be even lower. At that point he should resign or be impeached and then removed from office.
The Emperor has no clothes
The media didn’t pack caucuses for Obama.
It took more than media hype to wrest the nomination from the Clintons. Barry0’s army of SEUI and ACORN thugs were mobilized to boost him to the Democratic nomination. After that it was a Raacciiist no-brainer that the MN would win.
Actually, if I didn’t have to live through it, I’d think it a masterful deception.
He was a creation of the media and his helpers.
He is not smart.
And anyone with a modicum of experience in the world of actually working knows it.
Well, he was born...
It’s what went wrong with the Democrats when they decided to save themselves from a Hillary failure and they decided to adopt a melanin protected sham to cut her off at the knees. They forgot that if it won, they might not be able to control the cadre that created it. Bummer!
“What Went Wrong with Obama?”.....
Liberals will never get it!.....Americans have no stomach for whack far left agendas....The idiots trot out an a-hole like Carter or Obama every so often and end up having their asses handed to them on a platter!
AND then he was “raised” by Commie Loving Grandparents.
What the liberals are so distraught about is that not everyone is following dear leader off the cliff.
The engine of commerce is on ‘slow roll’ until this guy is out of office. Even if it takes the next 6 years! Yes, the ‘dumb masses’ are stupid enough to re elect the ‘Prince of Fools’.
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