July 12, 2010

The Root Cause of Obama’s Disgraceful Performance.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 6:37 pm

I believe Roger Simon is spot on.

Obama seems to be failing more completely than any president in my lifetime. Everywhere you turn he is floundering, overreaching, or outright flunking. His only success — health care legislation — was achieved over the will of the people, rarely a good idea. He is manufacturing conservatives and libertarians at an unprecedented clip. The only mystery left for the coming November election is how bad a donnybrook this will be for the Democrats.

Why has this happened?

There are several obvious answers. Obama, too inexperienced for his office, never expected to accede to it so quickly in the first place. The public (correctly) has no stomach for multiculturalist foreign policy. Liberal economics has reached the end of its Ponzi scheme road and we’re in a recession/depression with no end in sight. And, of course, there is that little eco-catastrophe in the Gulf

But there is another reason, perhaps more important than all of them. Obama has been unable to use the Bully Pulpit. No one pays attention to him. The vaunted Demosthenes of the campaign trail disappeared literally upon inauguration. He hasn’t been able to convince anyone of anything. He only succeeds when he acts purely as a bully, muscling through legislation.

Read the rest.

Via Doug Ross


  1. And I thought Sarah Palin was too inexperienced to lead the country…

    Comment by Scott — July 13, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

  2. Politician lies – Dog bites man. This isn’t news. Most people didn’t want to believe Hillary (who could blame them) that this guy couldn’t haul water. Myself, I thougt he and his handlers were smart enough to see what happened to Clinton after he had to make a sharp right when voters rejected his hare brained schemes, so he’d probably try to moderate his views.

    Now it’s outright fear that he is smart enough to know what will happen, but he’s so committed to his political bent that he doesn’t give a crap about the reprecussions on his party or the country. We need to hunker down and minimize the damage.

    Comment by Dan — July 13, 2010 @ 5:46 pm

  3. Un. Qual. I. Fied.

    Comment by sheri — July 13, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

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