Skip to comments.It's Obama's Ball Now
Posted on 01/03/2010 6:24:29 AM PST by Sub-Driver
It's Obama's Ball Now By Kathleen Parker
As the new year commences, two facts emerge: George W. Bush is officially retired as the fault-guy for the nation's ills, and Barack Obama owns the game.
Whether he wants to or not.
Every president deserves a year of grace to adapt to the job and adjust to its Himalayan learning curve. As Obama's first year ends -- almost with a bang, thanks to a lonely Nigerian who found love in jihad -- his grace period is up.
Indeed, depending on how he responds to the security breach that almost brought down a Detroit-bound flight from Amsterdam, Obama's presidency is at risk of being rendered prematurely impotent.
If Bush could be blamed for the dot-connecting inadequacies that helped enable the terrorist attacks of 9/11 eight months into his administration, then Obama can fairly be held responsible for the incompetence that allowed a disaffected jihadist to get explosive powder onto a plane.
The banality of our most recent would-be attack is almost too on-the-nose to exploit, but really. The son of a Nigerian banker, already a punch line to all who've been spammed by e-mailers alleging to be Nigerian bankers promising riches, packs his underwear with explosive material? Was this fellow computer-generated by a cartoon character?
If it weren't all so bloody horrifying, the incident would be ridiculous.
Which, come to think of it, is a fair appraisal of the Obama administration's initial performance when faced with a potentially catastrophic terrorist strike. The dots that needed connecting were all but performing the California Raisin dance. Were we ever justified in hoping for better?
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>>George W. Bush is officially retired as the fault-guy for the nation’s ills
The State-run Media disagrees.
Funny I don’t recall Bush having a year grace period.
What happened to the left testicle of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab?
That's because he was "selected" and not "elected" (at least according to the mythology of the ACORN set).
Unfortunately this is about the 20th such declaration I’ve read. The lib media hasn’t gotten the memo yet.
“...depending on how he responds to the security breach...”
He won’t fire Janet Incompetano because that would be an admission that he made a mistake appointing her in the first place. No, he is busy fixing the shortcomings created by Bush (despite the fact that the system worked fine when the president WAS Bush) and the media is happy with that. And the sheeple go Bbbaaaaaaaa...
Sounds like Parker has come to her senses..after a year or so..
She’s still an idiot in my book...
1 year grace period huh? I knew 9/11, which took years to plan, was on Clinton’s watch......thanks for the affirmation.
Senses? She don’t have no senses, she don’t need no stinkin senses! Just mimmick her but boy, so called conservative, Brooks over at the NYT.
STOP IT! YOU’RE KILLIN’ ME!
LOL! They attacked Bush immediately, delayed his ability to appoint his Cabinet and threw everything off-schedule with their lawsuits so that when Bush arrived in office he was already at a significant disadvantage.
He rose to the challenge, and they continued to attack, stopping for about 2 weeks after 9/11 because they obviously had been living in a fool’s paradise and were stunned by it. But that didn’t last long. And this was only in the first year. The first 8 months, actually.
He took responsibility months before the election when polls had him winning many of the layoffs were in anticipation of the leftists agenda that real businessman couldnt ignore like the mainstream media or they dont survive.
The market always looks ahead six months the job losses at the end of 2008 are his too ....
That's like saying that after more than 12 years of FDR's presidency, Herbert Hoover was officially retired as the fault-guy for nation's ills...
If Bush is responsible for 9/11, then Obama is responsible for any terrorist attack on US
She likes to toss a bone to the conservative side once in a while. That’s what presstitutes do...
Kathleen Parker is dead to me.
People will not stop blaming Bush, as people will never stop blaming Clinton or Reagan...