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?
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
>>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...
Didn’t Moveon.org get birthed right after Bush took office and they wanted us all to stop blaming, talking, laughing, sneering at the Clintons? They wanted us to Move On?
Go on Vacation
Travel the Globe
Play Golf. Lots of Golf
Accept Nobel Prize
Blame Bush for everything
Definitely worth repeating...
“Barack Obama owns the game...whether he wants it or not.”
Nonsense. Reality has nothing to do with the perceptions of the electorate.
As long as President Bush is characterized as a moron, anything bad that befalls mankind will be his fault. The press and Liberal Democrats will repeat it incessantly until it is “truth” and 2010 will be nothing but a Liberal win “because those conservatives are such bible-thumping, ignorant, gun-loving morons”.
This woman will never regain whatever respect she had before she started loving Obama and hating Palin.
It's over, Kathleen. Put down the pen.
Seems to me she got in at least two back handed jabs at Bush in the article anyway.
Yep I agree it isObama’s game now unfortunatly his adminstartion has relied on “blame Bush’ for so long they don’t seem to understand this fact yet. IMHO if they continue trying it the more support they will lose.
Selected, not elected.
I just about blew up at work recently when I heard a left winger say that. I am silent no more.
I told him the vote count never changed, and they never found the votes that gore needed to win, no matter how many times it was counted. That every major newspaper was looking to get the votes for gore, and they never got them. That the supreme court said they had to stop counting.
I told him third world dictators recount until they win. We dont.
No, Move On was birthed during the Clinton impeachment. They wanted us to censure him and then “Move On” without impeaching him. Of course we can thank the spineless Senate for leaving him in office. (Sound familiar?)
"It's not who votes that counts, its who counts the votes."
But unless we repeal the 15th Amendment and remove the communist judges from the voting process you can expect the franchise to mean less and less. ACORN and its ilk will insist.
To see what the final outcome looks like, check out a country like Venezuela or Iran. That is what lies in store for us unless we return to a system that limits the franchise in a reasonable way.
But where are we headed? Motor Voter and more.
True, and didn’t the leftist Congress start voting on his selections before he was sworn in?
>> 2010 will be nothing but a Liberal win
The extraordinary support for the centrist Obama has abated indefinitely.
Now, it’s all about political strategy and tactics.
She's a pathetic excuse for a "journalist." I don't who's worse, Parker or Noonan.
Both embarrassments to my gender.....
Some grace period.
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