Sunday, December 12, 2010

The President Is Bombing Lately

She we conservatives gloat about it? Roger L. Simon says no:

It’s easy enough for conservatives, libertarians, et al, to gloat about Barack Obama’s recent petulant, child-like performances — at first unable to be even slightly gracious in compromise with Republicans on the tax bill and then, only a few days later, fleeing in panic when Clinton acted the real president, fielding questions with a relaxed authority so surpassing Obama’s it was almost comical.

But there is a bigger reason not to gloat. We are stuck with this odd duck for another two years at minimum and now everyone, the entire world really, knows what he is like. They also know, if they have been paying the slightest attention, the etiology of his behavior: the man never had to face serious adversity until he was elected POTUS. And now he can’t deal with it. He’s the very model of Harry Truman’s famous advice about getting out of the kitchen if you can’t stand the heat. Obama was out of the White House briefing room the second he realized he was being outclassed by Clinton. And, boy, was he ever!

We need a leader and don’t have one. This is extremely bad news for our country, especially now.

As commenter Delia put it:
Being right about someone never hurt so bad.

1 comment:

muckdog said...

Well, as a concpservative, I have seen this song and dance before and I know how it will end: with a second term for Obama.

Just like Bill Clinton after the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress, President Obama finds himself needing to win back the margin of victory in 2010. Simply put, republicans will vote for their candidate and Democrats will vote for Obama, but the deciding vote is in the middle. Its the independents and moderates.

President Obamas strategy is to extend the tax cuts and the unemployment insurance. To appear moderate. He is already consolidating what will be his margin of victory in 2012.

Assuming history repeats itself or rhymes with itself.