Saturday, December 25, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Jerry Seib, Assistant Managing Editor of the Wall Street Journal, tries valiantly [see video embedded below] to depict America’s Child Emperor as the second coming of Ronald Reagan. Mr. Seib, this country knew Ronald Reagan and he, sir, is no Ronald Reagan.
Obama is a crooked dealer in a backroom poker game. Neither a negotiator nor a compromiser. He merely took advantage of a hobbled 111th Congress in a lame duck session. He played what amounted to an ace he had hidden up his sleeve.
The Democrats are stuck with this riverboat gambler for two more years and must spend that time searching haplessly for a way out of the trap they set for themselves when they and the state-sponsored media apparatchik failed to vet him.
Earlier in his term, the Child Emperor had left the details of signature issues such as health care and the stimulus package to congressional leaders. After what he called a "shellacking" in the midterms, he took charge of tax negotiations, risking the wrath of his liberal base to win a deal with Republicans quickly.
He pressed forward with a ratification vote on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia with lukewarm support from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). Even some members of his White House had misgivings over the timing, according to officials in the regime.
What we are now witnessing is not POTUS Version 2.0, but rather a president-in-training casting himself as heeding the wishes of voters who demanded bipartisanship when they delivered a “shellacking” to the Democratic Party in the midterm elections.
He has no grit. My apologies to John Wayne.