Skip to comments.Obama, Searching for a Vision (Is the Left unhappy)
Posted on 04/09/2011 4:27:35 PM PDT by Hojczyk
WASHINGTON When President Obama emerged from spending talks last Thursday night, he went before cameras to insist that an agreement was needed to avoid a government shutdown that he warned would damage the country. What he did not do was make a public case for what should be in the agreement itself.
During a week of budget brinkmanship, the president who signed the largest stimulus spending program in American history largely left it to his Senate allies to respond to the sharp clarity of the Republican austerity message rather than outline a clear vision of what the role of government should be in the era of the Tea Party and rocketing national debt.
His reserved approach came at a time when he is being pressed as never before to define what American liberalism means for the 21st century. In the same week he kicked off his re-election campaign, he suggested that the incumbent of 2012 will not be the same as the candidate of 2008, as he pivoted on counterterrorism policy, embraced another free trade pact and managed his own military intervention in the Middle East. And yet he seemed reluctant to be drawn out too much as he confronted challenges that were never part of his original agenda.
How does he define himself against this wave of conservative rhetoric and ideology? asked Robert Dallek, the presidential historian. Its hard for him to say Im an old-fashioned New Deal, Great Society liberal. He cant say that and expect to win reelection. So you fudge. Its like what they said about Roosevelt being a chameleon on plaid, changing coloration and shifting forms. But its much more difficult now because of the 24/7 news cycle.
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He wants to be the forward-looking optimist. Thats his vision of an attractive liberalism for the 21st century. It cant be a preservationist liberalism; it has to be a reconstructionist liberalism.Hope and Change by any other name...
“His reserved approach came at a time when he is being pressed as never before to define what American liberalism means for the 21st century.”
It means the same thing it always has ... attempts to take money and property from some and GIVE it to others.
And that ends in bloodshed. Every time.
Hell yes the left is bent.....they saw what happened and know the debt ceiling is comming up...
They are extremely pissed and feel Obama caved and/or was stabbed in the back by Hairy Reed(spelling intended).
Toss in the loss in Wisconsin as a cherry on top...
Yes...the natives are restlesss...
I’ve got a vision for OBummer, it involves one of my hands and just one finger of that hand.
I’ve never in my life seen so many articles and essays that worry about how the president will “find”, “see” or “categorize” himself, so many dealing with all this introspective “finding myself” nonsense. I don’t give a rat’s arse what this asshat’s “definition of himself” is.
Give it a damn rest, already, you sycophantic media wipes!
A forward looking optimistic liberalism?
Their whole philosophy is based on the principle of
Got a saying for that...
“Time for the eye test....how many fingers am I holding up”
Feel free to use it....
The New York Times, in the very next sentence, provides Obama's "vision" for 21st Century liberalism:
"In the same week he kicked off his re-election campaign,"
Obama's "vision" is his own re-election.
He cares not at all for America. Only for himself.
“And that ends in bloodshed. Every time.”
You nailed it, jessduntno.
The Chicago thug thinks he’s going to escape his karma.
Uh-uh. He should take a trip to Piazzale Loreto in 1945 and see his fate.
Obuznuts doesn’t need to worry about finding himself. The Donald will do the job for him.
Unfortunately, the hen doesn’t get really pissed until the federal farmer steals about 25% of her eggs. She is perfectly happy to give up 19% or 20% of her eggs forever.
“The 24/7 news cycle makes it harder for him to appear brilliant.”
“The 24/7 news cycle spreads his lies quickly across the country, opening him up for the worst kind of ridicule, and revealing his vapid, girlie-boy character for all to see.”
We have no use for goosestepping pigs in 21st century America.
Seriously, you can put ", width=800>" after the imgsrc="" part and they'll show at a more reasonable 800 pixels wide instead of the full 2800.
The 24/7 news cycle is what made this con man the president.
Sorry for the big pictures..
Try getting yourself an unlimited Photobucket account. It costs $25 a year, and it gives you some pretty good photo editing tools along with automatic sizing. I’ve had mine for years now and I don’t know what I’d do without it...
Yeah, it’s nice to be the “king,” but it’s a bummer when you have to do any real work aside from running your mouth on a bunch of nonsense someone wrote for you from a teleprompter.