Monday, March 8, 2010

The End Of The Road For Obama?

MC doesn't think so; not yet at least. We have not killed the cancerous Obamacare bill in the House of Representatives. We wish we were more optimistic but it is entirely conceivable given the large Democrat majority that Speaker Pelosi will bludgeon up enough votes to pass the Senate bill. That said, the death of Obamacare certainly would be a big step toward the end of The Vapid One.

The Telegraph (UK), has an enjoyable read about various aspects of Obama's first year and what it perceives to be current American political and cultural conditions. Click on the title of this post to read the article of the same name. MC certainly disagrees with its assessment of FOX News (one-quarter of its viewers are Democrats and it hardly spews "rage" 24 hours a day). Even so, we confess to enjoying seeing articles abroad with such a title even as we counsel caution until Obamacare is killed. We did like the following:

"A thrashing of the Democrats in the mid-terms would not necessarily be the beginning of the end for Mr Obama: Bill Clinton was re-elected two years after the Republicans swept the House and the Senate in November 1994. But Mr Clinton was an operator in a way Mr Obama patently is not. His lack of experience, his dependence on rhetoric rather than action, his disconnection from the lives of many millions of Americans all handicap him heavily. It is not about whose advice he is taking: it is about him grasping what is wrong with America, and finding the will to put it right. That wasted first year, however, is another boulder hanging from his neck: what is wrong needs time to put right. The country's multi-trillion dollar debt is barely being addressed; and a country engaged in costly foreign wars has a President who seems obsessed with anything but foreign policy – as a disregarded Britain is beginning to realise."

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