Monday, May 17, 2010

The Best Description I've Yet Heard For The Obama Administration

Of course it comes from National Review:

Do you ever get the idea that our government is a bunch of left-wing undergraduates come to power?


mmazenko said...

No, but I often have the idea that a bunch of right-wing elitist undergraduates - primarily one who never should have "graduated" - was in charge of things for eight years.

How's that compassionate-y conservative-y thing workin' out for ya'?

Darren said...

Clearly, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

And I'm not beholding any beauty in this administration. From what the polls are indicating, a healthy majority of the population isn't, either. November will tell.

mmazenko said...

How true. How true. Then again, November 2006 and 2008 said a mouthful.

Mike Thiac said...


I take it you mean George W Bush, who graduated from Yales (BA History) and has an MBA from Harvard...excuse me, HAAAAAVAARD Universiy in 75....back when that actually meant you got an education for the money you put in.

Unlike our current occupant of the White House (and the previous Democrat in the White House, Clinton) Bush actually released his school records. Why is B Hussein Obama not releasing his....will they show he isn't that bright?

And we will see a preview of the elections tomorrow night...

Darren said...

Yes, they did.

The last time Democrats lost the House, they'd held it for 30+ years. This time they're going to lose it after 4. That also says a lot.

allen (in Michigan) said...

The one, great shortcoming of the two party system is that in order to vote against the transgressions of one party you have to vote for the other party. There's a natural temptation to believe that the policies of the party that won the election is what won them the election when the truth is that there's no one else to vote for. The only way for the electorate to punish the party that's displeased the electorate is to vote for the other party even if the other party's ideas aren't all that attractive.

That's why over the past year we've gone from delirious predictions of the Republican party being reduced to, at best, a regional party to the increasingly credible possibility that we'll see a repeat of the Revolution of '94.

In fact, if you factor in that much of the resistance to ObamaCare came from conservative, relatively speaking, Democrats and the yet-stealthy issue of education reform it may very well be that it's the Democratic party that's getting set to go through a protracted episode of internecine warfare and loss at the polls.

mmazenko said...

Democrats hold Senate 52-48 (with two Ind.) In the House the Dems lose 20-25 overall after picking up a few unexpected. It will be pretty standard for a first term mid-term. Of course, coming off an economic catastrophe and into two unfunded, poorly run wars, that'd be a pretty impressive showing.

I concede many criticisms of the Democrats and the Obama Administration. However, as an independent, I don't see the reason for overwhelming faith that the GOP can effectively run the government, especially with the loss of people like Bennett in Utah and Crist in Florida. At least they still have people like Lindsay Graham and Olympia Snow, and someday Paul Ryan will be worthwhile when he grows up.

I'm no apologist for Pelosi or Reid, but McConnel and Boehner bring nothing to the table.

"Republicans run on the premise that government can't work, and then they get elected and prove it." - PJ O'Rourke