Obama has put himself in a no-win situation with the policies that he and his left wing handlers brought to the White House. Healthcare is a disaster (even the budget deficit commission panned the program), the war in Afghanistan is going badly, unemployment is 9.8% (under-employment is approaching 20%), and the outlook for any bi-partisan compromise is bleak! Obama is looking like another Jimmy Carter (only worse) and seems destined to be, almost certainly, a one-term flop! The November mid-terms were only the tip of the iceberg that the USS Obama hit….and the life boats are out as the ship takes on more and more water!!!
Now his political base is eating him alive for his compromise with the GOP to extend the Bush Tax Cuts! Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) is having a hissy-fit!! Sounds like someone needs to add more fiber to their diet!! Bernie is threatening to filibuster the compromise….boo hoo, Bernie! Finally, Obama has had to face the music and deal with the failing economy! If he had been more diligent on the economy instead of wasting a year ramming unpopular healthcare through the Congress, maybe the unemployment rate would not be threatening 10%. But, no, Obama was determined to pay back the voters that put him in office with the ultimate entitlement….socialized medicine! They lied about the numbers and lied about the effects! And, now the Democrats expect the public to forgive and forget. Well, I got some news for the liberal left…..the November mid-terms were only a good start! In 2012, the GOP will roll into the Senate and the White House. You, Progressives, had your opportunity….and you blew it!
As proof Obama still does not get it, when announcing the “compromise” on tax cuts, extension of unemployment, etc., he never ONCE mentioned the GOP leadership. I suppose he was required to pander to his political base; nevertheless, it was bad form (and politics) not to toss a bone to the opposition.
As I think back to the past 20 months, the list of Obama’s unfulfilled promises and/or disappointments just grows and grows. To mention just a few: Closing Guantanamo; Stimulus packages; his world “Apology” Tour; Handling of the BP Spill; Cap & Trade; the Public Option; DOJ suit against the AZ Immigration Law; CZARS everywhere; denial of American “Exceptionalism”; HUGE budget deficits; etc., etc. It is easy to forget his past blunders as we struggle with the issues of the day! And, undoubtedly, the list will continue to grow if Obama does not take a hard right swing towards governing from the middle!
Of course, when or if, he swings to the middle, his progressive left will become more and more angry. But, since they represent 20% or less of the American population, why not move towards governing from the middle? Certainly, pushing the agenda of Soros, et al., is not working for him.
Obama is in a tough spot….but, I have no sympathy for him. He is there of his own choosing! A smarter politician would have never gotten himself into this predicament. Of course, he never really had any experience in governing. His only credentials were those of a junior senator with no real experience in managing anything. I hope the voters realize what a mistake they made in 2008; and pray that they never make the same mistake again. Neither a left-wing progressive nor a hard right conservative should be running the greatest country in the world! Lesson learned….let’s hope so!!!