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Monday, June 8, 2009

Obama, the humble?

Woster over at Blogmore has a post about David Brooks' gushy smushy C-Span commentary on how Obama is wonderful in every way, except he may be over reaching and over confident. Read it here.

Woster wonders if the president is taking on too much too fast. Ya think? It reminds me of the old bumper sticker: Jesus is coming: Look busy. Maybe if it appears to voters that Obama is working hard, they might return him to office, even if he never accomplishes anything good.

Obama is stirring up enough pots without solving anything that we'll be in such a mess by the time the 2010 elections come around that the majorities he enjoys now may not be there for the second half of what may be his only term.

So as he fiddles with running car companies and banks and the stock market, panders to Iranians and dabbles in public health care, the North Koreans are playing with their nuclear weapons and children not yet born will owe a debt they won't live long enough to pay.


Bill Fleming said...

Michael, I never took you for a talking point playback machine, but you sure sound like one on this post.

You didn't make one valid point.

It was all "sky is falling" hysteria.


Take a deep breath, bra.

Obama inherited a sh*t storm.

Everyone knew that was the case going in.

Which of the things on his plate would you prefer he hadn't tried to handle?

And of the things he's done, which would you have done differently?

Or did you like things better when our president just spent several months at a time on vacation in Texas clearin' brush and let his ship of fools tun your country into the ground?

Michael Sanborn said...

I'm not defending Bush. Never will. My problem with Obama right now is that he's all over the place and accomplishing nothing.

I know he inherited a mess. But there are a lot of things I'd have done differently. The electorate did not elect me.

We invested billions in GM and Chrysler to prevent them from declaring bankruptcy. They took the dough and declared anyway. Where'd the money go?

We've no business owning car companies.

And, I believe the North Korean situation is the gravest issue facing the U.S. today and it appears he's doing nothing.

Neither do I believe the trillions of dollars in debt he's sacking my grandchildren with will help in the end.

The fact that Bush spent nearly a trillion to extricate himself from a mess that was of both his making and the Democratically controlled Congress's, is not justification for Obama to go on the wild spending spree that has been the signature of his first few months in office.

I've said before that I hope he's successful. I don't see how it's possible, but nothing would make me happier than to be wrong on this one.