The answer is simple (and you have alluded to it).
The man does not know how to lead.
Starting things is not the same as finishing them. Anyone can chuck something over the wall and say "make it work." When push comes to shove, he won't take responsibility. And, America is getting tuned in to the doublespeak dressed up in flowery rhetoric.Comment Posted By thekahoona On 17.12.2009 @ 21:04
i am one of those readers that doesn't comment very often... i know that you mean well, rick and that you have some very cogent arguments. i will also agree that there is a need for dems and republicans, liberals and conservatives need to work together for effective governance.
there are two reasons why i have difficulty with your arguments:
1.) you always start a column with a sort of whining about how both political bases are unreasonable. okay, i get it - i don't need to hear it every time.
2.) the major item overlooked by both sides is that it is the bureaucracy that is creating policy nowadays. the reason i am adamantly opposed to liberals in government is because they have a strong track record of creating *more* bureaucracies. you can beef about the republicans spending like drunken sailors too. but, on balance, republicans tend to create less bureaucracies than dems.
officially our government hasn't changed size since 1959, but our bureaucracy has bloated into mr. creosote mostly built by the great society and democrat controlled congresses. the center of gravity has shifted to all the myriad agencies that comprise the federal black hole...
i see mr. creosote in control of the government that feeds him - "betta...betta get me a bucket..."
this country needs to wean itself off the idea that our government is capable of solving problems. what our government needs to do is lower the barriers for us to solve the problems on our own.Comment Posted By thekahoona On 10.11.2009 @ 15:33
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