Skip to comments.Obama's Election Debacle: A Settling of Accounts with Mr. Perfect
Posted on 11/03/2010 4:09:26 AM PDT by Schnucki
The Democrats suffered a debacle at the polls in the US on Tuesday -- and President Barack Obama is to blame. Once celebrated as a great communicator, the president has lost touch with the mood in his country. Now, he must re-invent himself. But can he succeed?
On Thursday, US President Barack Obama will be leaving Washington behind. He is embarking on a trip to Asia, including a stop in Indonesia. The flight is a long one -- almost an entire day. But Obama lived for a time in Indonesia as a child, and the feeling of being at home is something the president could use these days.
After the Congressional elections on Tuesday, it is certainly not a feeling he can enjoy in the US. The president can analyze the results all he wants, the dramatic losses his Democrats experienced at the polls and the loss of control of the House of Representatives. But he is unlikely to find a simple answer to the question as to how he should proceed.
To the right he is confronted by the stark hatred of the Tea Party movement. In the political center, voters abandoned Obama in droves. And on the left there are complaints that instead of Mr. Change, Obama has turned into Mr. Weakling. Young voters and African Americans are, of course, still behind Obama, but many of them didn't even bother to cast their ballots on Tuesday.
The debacle, the largest loss of seats for the president's party in more than half a century, isn't just a warning for Obama. It is a demolition. For two years, Obama was allowed to hope that he had managed to capture the heads of American voters in addition to their hearts. In fact, however, he only managed to find his way to
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To the right he is confronted by the stark hatred of the Tea Party movement.
Liar, liar, pants of fire.
Should be pants ON fire, but of fits sort of.
Well, it could be perceived as hate, especially by the leftist folks at Der Spiegel. ;)
He was a citizen of Indonesia, not just a short term visitor. He should feel at home there.
(they also don't wanna lose (not loose) their sugar daddy!)
aka: Dick Gaines
I’m reading the comments on the Spiegel article, the Germans have no clue. Still blaming George Bush....calling American voters the dumbest people on earth etc
Whole lot of perceiving going on out there.
PULL ALL US MILITARY OUT OF GERMANY... SEVER ALL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS. Do you think that would help them “get it”.
They already closed a lot of bases in Germany. You should have heard the gnashing of teeth way back when. I think the Germans are envious of us, always have been. They don’t have any idea what drives us.
A kernel of truthful corn in the general cow flop of this article. Blacks voted for him because he's black. And until he becomes a white man they will continue to vote for him. Blacks would rather follow a black man into poverty than a white man into wealth thus proving that black stereotypes are based on statistical reality.
I did not have to live here 15 years to get it. I came to Colorado in 1974 and read 2 papers everyday, one liberal, one conservative. When my husband voted for carter, I was livid, but was very smug with my “I told you so” later.
My family in Germany is very liberal. Typical wealth envy, but do not donate to any charity. I don’t understand them.
It’s called common sense. Liberals don’t have it.
Very true... and no one in Europe gets us but the Conservatives in England... and even some of them are confused.
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