Saturday, March 07, 2009
Obama doesn't have a clue of how difficult this job is!
The Dems in the Senate can't get together to vote on Pres BO's budget.
The "blue dog Dems" in the House are getting more and more uncomfortable with explaining deficits of 10% of GDP. (Bush never had one greater than 4%)
Afghanistan is the elephant in the room. I don't believe that Pres BO will hold the Dem party over that war. (Avoiding Disaster in Afghanistan By Stefan Halper)
Sec Geithner is like the expensive free agent who can't get guys out.
IBD is right:
"From breathtakingly big budgets to burdensome new taxes to boneheaded ideas for punishing energy producers and rewarding failure, government has become a deadweight on the U.S. economy.
Little wonder the markets seem to sell off every time Geithner and others in this new administration speak." (Geithner's Gas)
Everybody is concerned, specially the people that Pres BO is expecting to bring us out of the recession. See James Manzi: The Innovation Squelch
"Before, supporting Obama was an act of personal and national affirmation made all the more pleasant and attractive by the seeming reasonableness of his policy proposals and the winsomeness of his public personality . He succeeded admirably in making himself a comfortable and reassuring choice, thus making it not merely "safe" to vote for him, but positively compelling.
Now, though, the mask is off and the disconnect between rhetoric and reality is emerging as the dominant driver of the Obama narrative.
The contrast is no longer between the young, personable, historic candidate Obama and a creaky, cranky old Republican White Guy, it's between what America thought it was getting in a President Obama (cool, reasonable and beyond partisanship) and what it now sees as the reality of a President Obama (government spending out of control, an uncertain hand on foreign policy, broken promises, more bureaucrats, etc. etc.).
Put another way - what we see now is neither what we were promised, nor what we expected."
Get ready for the big bubble to burst!