Feb 04 2009

The Messiah Comes Crashing Back To Earth

Published by at 8:39 am under All General Discussions

I am now starting to get really worried about our political neophyte of a president. Maybe I am just seeing what I am disposed to see, but he seems close to breaking all records in terms of losing support. And for America that is a real danger.

Obama and his inexperienced team have bungled numerous events since his election, despite the fiction the sycophant liberal media are spewing. He totally bungled the Blago incident, claiming he had no contact when it is clear his team was in numerous discussions with Blago – caught on wire taps. It was a ridiculous position to take, and I would guess it will come back to bite him again as the tapes become public.

Obama’s first acts in office were to help terrorists responsible for 9-11 and other attacks on this nation. He generated an order to close GITMO, without the slightest idea what to do with the killers housed there. It demonstrated how unfocused and random Obama’s priorities are, and how he is prone to think of his image verses the impacts of keeping his promises.

Then we have the ban on lobbyists, except those he has tapped. Who is he kidding here? I ban lobbyists, except my favorite ones who have worked with me for years? Sounds like a politician tapping powerful friends who could benefit from their alliance. I am not saying lobbyists are bad, many are not. But it was a crude facade for the dumb masses, not a real change.

Then we have the Democrat tax cheat parade, where we find the two sets of rules: one set for the elites and the set used to harass the rest of us. Obama was on five TV interviews yesterday to explain why we shouldn’t focus on his faux pax’s but talk economic stimulus:

He shed two of those appointees and then took to the airwaves — conducting not one but five Oval Office network television interviews in which he sought to seize control over the economic stimulus debate. Republicans have found traction on the issue by painting themselves as defenders of taxpayers and homeowners, while portraying Democrats as frivolous big spenders.

“I’m frustrated with myself, with our team,” Obama told NBC’s Brian Williams in a comment that was typical for his afternoon of televised mea culpas. “But ultimately my job is to get this thing back on track, because what we need to focus on is a deteriorating economy and getting people back to work.”

He told ABC’s Charles Gibson that he “can’t afford glitches.”

The man is a glitch production factory! He let the House Democrats ramrod a liberal fantasy bill through the house which did almost nothing for the economy near term. He has done more for overseas abortions than he has for the economy. And now he is letting Europe roll him on whether the American stimulus bill should go to Americans:

The European Union warned the US yesterday against plunging the world into depression by adopting a planned “Buy American” policy, intensifying fears of a trade war.

The EU threatened to retaliate if the US Congress went ahead with sweeping measures in its $800 billion (£554 billion) stimulus plan to restrict spending to American goods and services.

This is the problem with ‘spending’ bills on identified projects verses lowering taxes and shoring up the housing market so the economy can generate goods and services the consumer can afford to buy. The spending bill elements will not kick in for a year or more. Trust me, my career is built on government contracts and nothing in this bill will start flowing in any meaningful manner for over a year. Even the CBO admitted as much when it scored the House version of this fiction.

Yesterday the truth came out when Gallup tried to spin the bad news on the stimulus package. Let me despin it for you:

A strong majority of Americans (75%) want Congress to pass some version of President Obama’s economic stimulus plan, but this group is split down the middle on whether it should be passed as is or with major changes. 

Translation: 75% want the economy fixed, less than 40% support the current package., 54% reject it or want it fixed.  That pretty much kills the bill, unless the dems  are willing to pass it alone. And they are not because they know it won’t do anything for a year or more and don’t want to be blamed when nothing happens and the public goes ballistic.

Obama’s poll numbers are down awfully quickly (only two weeks in). And there are signs the stress is getting to him already:

On the rockiest day of his young administration, President Barack Obama did what surely made him happy for a while.He left.

With little notice, the president and first lady Michelle Obama bolted the gated compound of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in their tank of a limousine on Tuesday. They ended up at a Washington public school, greeted by children who could not care less about the collapse of a Cabinet secretary nomination.

“We were just tired of being in the White House,” the president candidly told the gleeful second-graders at Capital City Public Charter School.

“We got out! They let us out!” Mrs. Obama said as the kids and their teachers laughed.

H/T LGF. Most Presidents come in ready to work endlessly. But Obama seems to be reacting, not acting. He never gained control of the levers of power in DC because he did not know where they were – he is too inexperienced. He needed to lay the law down with his party’s congressional leaders to make sure his stimulus package was bipartisan. That is what Bush did when he came in, he had areas he would negotiate on to pick up opposition support.

Obama just let Pelosi go nuts and he ended up with a partisan package of garbage most the nation does not support. He is not in control, and he is making Clinton and Carter look good in comparison. The McCain-Palin ticket had the roles right, experience on top and the up and coming leader in second position.

We as a nation will see what happens when we get that wrong, and it could be serious. If Obama comes of looking weak, all sorts of challenges will start popping up across the globe and at home.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “The Messiah Comes Crashing Back To Earth”

  1. crosspatch says:

    My instincts tell me that he will not handle unpopularity well and will not be adept at fielding questions in public that are of a critical nature. He seems to be very sensitive to criticism and seems to be a neophyte when it comes to crisis management.

    He makes statements about what the makeup of his administration is going to be (no lobbyists, etc.) and yet we see a parade of just the opposite of the policy he has articulated. That says that other people are in charge of these selections (his chief of staff?) and are pulling in all their buddies and “cool kids” back into the inner circle. He doesn’t seem to have strong control over what his people are doing and there appears to be a lot of loose cannons going off in his staff. That is a further indication that Obama was “placed” into the office by someone else who is actually pulling the strings. Obama doesn’t appear to be leading, he appears to be doing as he is told or possibly leading by committee.

    Personally, all of this makes his chief of staff look like a complete idiot and Obama needs to think long and hard about possibly making some early changes.

  2. gwood says:

    The people are not behind what he is doing because largely he was voted into office for reasons not related to what he stood for.

    White guilt played a huge role in Obama’s election, and the media was successful in getting these voters to consider what he stood for as a minor, harmless obstacle. Now they are seeing that ideas matter, that he can do a lot of damage to this country. He may not recover from this miserable start, IMHO.

    He is a neo-phyte, as Crosspatch says, and it shows.

  3. KauaiBoy says:

    Methinks Crosspatch that those who put him in power are of the clinton clan as they saw the problems we are facing (which time, smart thinking and responsible behavior only will solve) and decided to let BHO “win” this round and as he comes up short the clintonistas will be ready to take back their party in 4 to 8 years. Meanwhile since BHO had no experience (job or military) how could he be expected to pick a competent cabinet or administration—-he let the clintonistas do that for him. He just likes the idea of being called president; but he may be smart enough to realize his own incompetencies and shortcomings, if not that’s why we are here to help remind him.

    And when Michael Moore makes his next film will he be showing BHO fleeing to the safety of a school as the nation’s issues become too much for him—much as he criticized President Bush for not running out of a classroom of kids when he got the news about the 9-11 attacks. Nahhhh—double standards exist for a reason.

  4. tarpon says:

    One thing to remember, the terrorists have not gone away.

    Arrogance and stupidity are a volatile combination.

  5. Terrye says:

    According to Rasmussens support for the stimulus bill is down to 37%.

    I think the media helped create this situation and now Obama has to deal with it.

    I can remember back in the late 70’s and early 80’s, a 7.2% unemployment rate and low interest and inflation rates would have been considered good news. They created this idea that everything can be fixed very quickly and now people expect results immediately. Not good.

    But Obama is just turning into a train wreck.

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