The Incredible Shrinking President

December 13, 2010 09:04

It’s as if it shocks Obama that his promise to stop the rising of the waters and to heal the sick and feed the poor doesn’t seem enough. People want to see results, and the only results they are seeing is the destruction of centuries’ worth of sound legal doctrine (the bailouts) and economic structures (our health care system) and national wealth (trillions wasted to no end except to pay off Obama’s friends).

By Clarice Feldman at American Thinker


Still, since all of Obama’s other tricks to jolt the economy and cease its free-fall have failed, someone (possibly Larry Summers) apparently caught his ear and suggested to this economic illiterate that ending the Bush tax cuts would only force a quicker death spiral.

Someone in the White House must not be drinking what Obama and Reid and Pelosi have imbibed.  Someone must recognize that the power dynamics have in fact shifted, that Obama’s attacks are not helpful to the administration or to the passage of any tax bill before the lame duck session ends and Democrats’ leverage diminishes even further.  For by Friday, Obama handed Bill Clinton the baton in an absolutely stunning press conference in which Obama left minutes after it began, saying:

Here’s what I’ll say, is I’ve been keeping the first lady waiting for about half an hour, so I’m going to take off. […] You’re in good hands.

Or is it that having stepped out of the chattering classes into a position of responsibility, Obama is being forced — too late — to realize that all his beliefs and those of the left are just so much unicorn scat — unworkable, unrealistic nonsense? If that’s so, no wonder he seems disquieted. He surely isn’t able to see where to go since being exiled from wonderland, where he was the one we were waiting for, to reality, where he seems unable to carry out his responsibilities and retain his allies and support.


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