Skip to comments.The Obama Administration : What Went Wrong
Posted on 08/17/2009 9:16:58 AM PDT by RobinMasters
We are witnessing one of the more rapid turnabouts in recent American political history. President Obamas popularity has plummeted to 50 percent and lower in some polls, while the public expresses even less confidence in the Democratic-led Congress and the direction of the country at large. Yet, just eight months ago, liberals were talking in Rovian style about a new generation to come of progressive politics and the end of both the Republican party and the legacy of Reaganism itself. Barack Obama was to be the new FDR and his radical agenda an even better New Deal.
What happened, other than the usual hubris of the party in power?
First, voters had legitimate worries about health care, global warming, immigration, energy, and inefficient government. But it turns out that they are more anxious about the new radical remedies than the old nagging problems. They wanted federal support for wind and solar, but not at the expense of neglecting new sources of gas, oil, coal, and nuclear power. They were worried about high-cost health care, the uninsured, redundant procedures, and tort reform, but not ready for socialized medicine. They wanted better government, not bigger, DMV-style government. There is a growing realization that Obama enticed voters last summer with the flashy lure of discontent. But now that they are hooked, he is reeling them in to an entirely different and, for many a frightening agenda. Nothing is worse for a president than a growing belief among the public that it has been had.
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The real 0bama is coming out and people don’t like what they see .
Epoch Fail!! Health care Waterloo.
So is it the old "bait and switch" technique, or was Obama just "feeding us a line"?
Soon to be a lameduck.
Hell - the Dems are going to demanding the birth certificate.
Just wait until this winter as more states cut social services drastically, unemployment continues upward, and people are freezing their arses off.
The public has been had, and they have also had it with this president.
How about just wait until Hillary resigns and begins running against baRack. He can’t run against W again.
It is a function of trajectory. Most meteoric rises are accompanied by a similar fall from grace. Who is he? where did he come from? no one knows - it was never properly explored. Media’s Fault!
Yes, the Clinton operatives will covertly start to clamor for the birth certificate setting themselves up for a 2012 run.
Read DU today, meltdown like I havent seen since 2004 election. They concede the House healthcare plan is done for. They blame it on of all things MSM collusion, special interests feigning support and moles inside the Obama administration. And they say we are nutters.</
Glibness and cunning. The aforementioned are the only two attributes “The Divine One” possesses.
We all knew something was wrong when Obama got elected...
I’m just glad we are finally here instead of where we were in March and April. Adulation is never good for a democracy.
I don’t think it will be Hillary, but you’re right, someone will.
IMO It will probably be Kuchinich..... because Obama isn’t far enough left for the majority of Dems.
What went wrong is voters didn’t percieve the economic crisis to be another Great Depression.
Roosevelt had an almost free hand because voters perceived the Great Depression to be a crisis that required extrodinary action. They allowed Roosevelt to “reshape” America and government.
Obama wanted to reshape America and government also. Unfortunatly, American don’t think things are so bad that we need to throw everything out and start over (as Obama seems to be trying to do.) They want our economic problems addressed, not our economy reshaped. They want health care improved, not rebuilt from the ground up.
Obama didn’t get the crisis he was hoping for. That’s what happened.
Except perhaps treating the public like they are stupid. Calling us un-American, Nazi's and evil mongers doesn't help either.
Even your run of the mill gun toting bible clinging hick knows it is a lie to say you can provide health insurance to 46M people without increasing the deficit.
The rejection of Obama is more about the deficit than anything else, IMO.
Ha! That'll be the day... ;)