Friday, May 28, 2010

Peggy Noonan on bo

Peggy, bo's popularity was already tanking. This should guarantee that bo is a one term president. This article is pretty damning.


He Was Supposed to Be Competent
The spill is a disaster for the president and his political philosophy.

By PEGGY NOONAN
I don't see how the president's position and popularity can survive the oil spill. This is his third political disaster in his first 18 months in office. And they were all, as they say, unforced errors, meaning they were shaped by the president's political judgment and instincts.

There was the tearing and unnecessary war over his health-care proposal and its cost. There was his day-to-day indifference to the views and hopes of the majority of voters regarding illegal immigration. And now the past almost 40 days of dodging and dithering in the face of an environmental calamity. I don't see how you politically survive this.

The president, in my view, continues to govern in a way that suggests he is chronically detached from the central and immediate concerns of his countrymen. This is a terrible thing to see in a political figure, and a startling thing in one who won so handily and shrewdly in 2008. But he has not, almost from the day he was inaugurated, been in sync with the center. The heart of the country is thinking each day about A, B and C, and he is thinking about X, Y and Z. They're in one reality, he's in another.

2 comments:

Honey Pot said...

As all socialist, Obama is dealing in airy fairy furturistic unworkable ideas, with not a thought of the immediate.

Obama is like your younger sister who comes to the family reunion with her kids, and expects you to look after them, as you the prepare for the reunion, while she lies on the couch reading her people's magazine.

You love her, but you just know she is useless when it comes to stepping up to wash the plates.

been around the block said...

It's clear that at pretty much every juncture, Obama thinks that he's President in order for others to serve him rather than the other way around.

It's clear that Obama doesn't at all see himself as a servant of the people, but as "the Boss," whose role it is to order the people around.

He, also -- Maurice Strong being the other one -- creeps me out.

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