The reality here is that Obama is still well liked, but his policies and proposed legislation is not. The SOTU performed exactly what Bill Clinton tried to do.
The SOTU made Obama look once again like the "good guy" but voters are a little bit smarter than the average Democratic Congress-critter thinks, so they aren't blaming Bush for Obama's policies and proposed legislation, they are going to blame Congress. Obama's "detachment" from the legislative process frames Congress as the "bad guys" as well.
Yeah. It's triangulation at it's best.Comment Posted By Neo On 31.01.2010 @ 18:51
You know things are bad when you lose your cheerleader ...
First, Massachusetts turned on the president.Comment Posted By Neo On 28.01.2010 @ 16:02
Now, the bikini-clad "Obama Girl" -- who famously cooed about her "crush" throughout the presidential campaign on YouTube videos -- admits the thrill is gone.
Amber Lee Ettinger -- the buxom sensation who lip-synched about her love for then-candidate Barack Obama -- said she wishes he spent his first year in office more focused on fixing the abysmal economy.
Hey, Obama has been quick to action.
Already this morning, he can proudly announce that Congress has banned foreign corporations from running election ads.
(The fact that this was true before his speech is of no consequence)Comment Posted By Neo On 28.01.2010 @ 08:13
If only Obama could learn a little tact.Comment Posted By Neo On 23.01.2010 @ 19:57
Scaring Wall Street and driving the market down 5% in 3 days with an announcement that could have been delivered in a more diplomatic manner only reinforces the view that the President is an incompetent idiot.
I have to keep reminding myself that this is MA .. not PA, MN, OH or some other battleground state. This is MA .. the state that went for McGovern went Nixon crushed him in 49 other states.
I wouldn’t want to be a Democrat now .. even in a “safe” seat.Comment Posted By Neo On 17.01.2010 @ 16:24
If we go with that "1 percent probability" strategy, we should now quite possibly be building a fleet of "?" to combat incoming meteors and comets. But let's not leave out solar flares ("Knowing") or perhaps God's second coming (guess we will need mass conversions for that).Comment Posted By Neo On 18.12.2009 @ 13:07
Health care reform -- that the bill is a turkey.
While we are giving Mr. Obama the benefit of the doubt, it is important to point out here that there are multiple bills (Pelosi, Reid I, Reid II, Baucus, etc.) and for better or worse, none of these are probably "Obama's Plan." "Obama's Plan" is that amorphous camelion that floats above the ether .. a bit like communism in that it is always over the horizon, just out of reach.Comment Posted By Neo On 18.12.2009 @ 13:18
After trying to get an account on LGF for years, I really didn’t want to be associated with all the “anti-Creationism” stuff that seemed to fill about a 1/3 of his posts (I’m neutral on that stuff because neither side can make a coherent argument and probably never will .. it all turns into a philosophical argument roughly equivalent to whether Chocolate or Vanilla ice cream is better).
That said, given his reasons claim too much hate on the Right, I'm sure there is enough hate out there on the Left to keep his posting full of comments, so I expect him to become even more disillusioned before long.Comment Posted By Neo On 1.12.2009 @ 17:16
Sullivan is on a long trek to seek out his own vagina.Comment Posted By Neo On 23.11.2009 @ 00:02
Yeah, tax cuts alone aren't going to turn things around.
I'd say that if the government actually believed that the private sector was a friend of the average American, that it might go a long way to turn things around. As it is, the Democrats on both end of Pennsylvania Avenue hate the private sector with every fiber in their bodies, so they are in this to take them down. Their hate seems to know no bounds.
What business in their right mind would hire now if they can avoid it ? The prospect of ObamaCare and "Cap-n-Tax" are frightening to small business. Medium to large corporations are moving offshore in order to protect themselves from a government gone positively nuts on fiscal policy. In the process they are shedding as many US jobs as they possibly can so as to protect themselves from the long term costs (i.e taxes and mandatory fees) are expected to go thru the roof once monetary policy kicks off the next round of inflation.
Effectively, our government is doing everything it can to destroy our economy in both the short and near term. By the time Obama finishes his first term, they will have made a dent in extending that to the long term as well.Comment Posted By Neo On 23.11.2009 @ 00:17