Skip to comments.
Andrew Sullivan: How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics [hurl til you drop]
| Andrew Sullivan
Posted on 01/16/2012 11:03:21 AM PST by NativeNewYorker
...given the enormity of what he inherited, and given what he explicitly promised, it remains simply a fact that Obama has delivered in a way that the unhinged right and purist left have yet to understand or absorb. Their short-term outbursts have missed Obamas long gameand why his reelection remains, in my view, as essential for this countrys future as his original election in 2008.
(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...
TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: andrewsullivan; barf; obama
A long piece providing talking points for the self-described "sane left".
Obama stinks at politics actually
stinks, the debt-ceiling, couldn’t let Bush tax cuts expire for high earners
but he is interested in his re-election campaign because by being
re-elected he makes his Obamacare and Dodd-Frank CFPB
communist fascist laws very unlikely repealed
Thus he will have “fundamentally tranformed America” just like he
said 5 days from 2008 election.
Just by being re-elected he will have done that.
That’s his long game.
posted on 01/16/2012 11:17:34 AM PST
posted on 01/16/2012 11:23:40 AM PST
(What you resist...PERSISTS!)
Overall government employment has declined 2.6 percent over the past 3 years. (That compares with a drop of 2.2 percent during the early years of the Reagan administration.) To listen to current Republican rhetoric about Obamas big-government socialist ways, you would imagine that the reverse was true. It isnt.
This is an interesting statistic. I wonder how much of the 2.6% was due to a drop in military personnel related to the drawdown in Iraq.
posted on 01/16/2012 11:49:55 AM PST
Anyone can outsmart the GOP these days.
posted on 01/16/2012 11:51:23 AM PST
(Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
It may also include the once-a-decade census. And of course it is a headcount measure, not a size of payroll measure.
Thus he will have fundamentally tranformed America just like he said 5 days from 2008 election. Just by being re-elected he will have done that.
He has already accomplished that. America has already been impoverished and saddled with insurmountable debt. There is no viable path out. Our healthcare has been socialized our banks and corporations taken over. The only devastation that Obama has not been successful at is amnesty, and if a Republican is elected president, that too will likely pass.
posted on 01/16/2012 12:28:07 PM PST
State and local government employment is down, largely due to a response to years of unsupportable expansion and underfunded pension obligations. Federal employees, exclusive of the military and the failing US postal service are not
shrinking significantly in number, and that number is expected to grow by 10% during the next ten years, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
posted on 01/16/2012 12:41:14 PM PST
(America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
Sullivan opened himself to critique by real economists.
The left thinks the “narrative” is all that counts. Not reality.
posted on 01/16/2012 2:43:28 PM PST
Andrew, “everybody’s crazy but Barry and me” is a particularly poor argument when the “me” in question is, well, you.
posted on 01/16/2012 2:55:44 PM PST
(Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual
posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its
management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the
exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson