Success has many a proud parent, but failure an orphan.
Therein lies President Obama’s problem.
He gave the left everything it wanted, but now he’s in President Johnson’s position.
At some point during Vietnam, the President looked around, and all the advisors, the best and brightest, that urged entry into Vietnam had abandoned him, with the exception of Secretary of State Dean Rusk.
President Johnson was abandoned. He gave up reelection.
President Obama is watching the economy dive on his watch. How ironic! It was the Wall Street collapse that led to his election.
Unemployment is 9.1% on his watch.
The national debt was downgraded on his watch.
Inflation, especially food inflation, is rearing its ugly little head on his watch.
Housing continues downward on his watch.
The banking industry, especially the largest of all, the Bank of America, is shaky on his watch.
The Republicans won control of the House and most state legislatures and governorships in 2008 and are in the process of defanging the public sector employee unions in many of the Midwest states.
All this is the opposite of what his economic advisors told him would happen. These economics advisors, the best and brightest, have returned to Berkeley, Chicago, and Harvard. They abandoned him. They have tenure. They don’t have to stand for reelection.
He bailed out the UAW by stiffing the Chrysler and GM debt holders.
The Stimulus Bill propped up public sector employees (SEIU, NEA, AFT, AFSCME) for
His NLRB is handing power to the private sector unions.
He gave America government health care.
He’s subsidizing a green economy.
He’s implementing amnesty.
He appointed a Latina to the Supreme Court.
His EPA is delivering on Cap and Trade.
What more can they want?
They want out.
A columnist in Newsweek compared the President to Chamberlain and appeasement for giving in on the debt limit.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters is willing to take on the President.
He expected criticism from conservatives, but not the liberals.
The liberals face an intellectual problem.
They can look inwards to themselves and recognize the failure of Keynesian economics, and all they believe in. Their dream for America is failing.
Or they can attack the President.
The President is also at a loss. He too is a true believer. He soaked up the Reverend Wright’s Liberation Theology for 20 years. He started his political career at the house of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. He believes in fairness, equality, redistributionism, and the workers. He is a true believer.
Five days before his inauguration, he said “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming America.” His goal was to transform America. He is on his way, but not in the way he expected. He wanted America to emulate Western Europe and social
democracy. Look where that’s gotten Europe.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt connected with the American people during the Great Depression. He felt our pain.
President William Jefferson Clinton was an astute politician who balanced the populism and the conservatism of Arkansas voters. President Clinton knew when to
tack, veer, or drop anchor. He felt our pain.
President Clinton's telepromter failed once. Clinton continued his speech without missing a beat.
President Obama's telepromter failed once. The President froze.
President Barack Hussein Obama’s problem is clueless. He did what he promised, and it failed. His rhetoric is being tuned out, unless he admits a mistake and reverses course. A mea culpa might work, but he’s incapable of admitting the mistakes.
President Obama’s problem is that he is no President Clinton.