Jul 07 2010

President Obama Is Not A Political Wunderkid

In these days of super-slick media packaging it is too easy to hide the true essence of a person running for office. As the Democrats are now fond of admitting openly, you have to elect us (and pass our laws) before you know what you will get. Anyone remember the roman columns as “The One” stepped down from on high to accept is nomination as Democrat candidate for President? Now that was some slick packaging.

But while the media packaging of the campaign can obscure the candidate in endless mind-candy sound bites, once in office there is not much the propagandists can do about hiding deep inexperience and/or bad judgement. That’s how we now get creeps like Rep Eric Massa, crooks like Rep William Jefferson and buffoons like Rep Hank Johnson in office.

However, our young and inexperienced President has really been a different kind of shock. He was totally rolled by the liberals in Congress with his SEUI protection package – also known as the stimulus bill. This mislabeled package of pork of course did nothing for the economy but make it worse. He then went on to lie and bribe his party into destroying our health care system for all (not insuring all). And his administration’s response to the Gulf oil spill has been an endless stream of errors, bureaucratic delay and red tape, media spin/control and golf courses. How could he cap that?

I am not surprised that just about everyone, just about everywhere, is scratching their head over Obama’s reaction to the Arizona immigration law. A law that totally mirrors the federal immigration law, thus being just as equitable and constitutional. The nagging question is what does the President think he is doing?

The Obama administration’s lawsuit over the stringent Arizona border law might have just made the incline a little steeper for many Western Democrats, providing instant fodder to Republicans who are already optimistic about regaining ground lost over the last two election cycles.

The dust from the Department of Justice lawsuit filed Tuesday is just starting to settle, but the reflexive sense among strategists on both sides is that it will be a net negative for Democrats this fall.

“This is a tough issue for Democrats,” said former Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm, a Democrat who is co-director of the Institute for Public Policy Studies at the University of Denver. “Politically, I just can’t think of any place in the West where this is going to play well.”

Heck, Arizona does not even prosecute and judge the accused, they just transfer the illegals to federal law enforcement for prosecution! How could that not be the ultimate check on over zealous police? AG Holder, who decided the AZ law was unconstitutional before he even read it, has no case for the suit. None.

But beyond the legal ineptitude, the political ramifications of this action will not go over well in the south or east either. The scourge of day laborer gatherings have spread well up the East Coast. The fall out will not be limited to the West and will toss out a good number of democrat representatives who may not have been endangered prior to this.

As the country feels the economic bite of the incompetents in DC, all the while seeing how the ‘connected’ special interests are not only surviving but thriving, they realize the democrats are the party hoarding all the economic life boats. They are the upper class getting first shot at safety, while the rest of us scramble to keep our heads above water. We have already lost millions to this economic storm.

And so when these partisans who talked big about “hope and change” decide they are going to come rescue illegal aliens – before they lift a hand for main street America – the message is clear. The priority in DC is not small business or main street or the hard-working middle class. The liberal upper crust has determined the only ones worth fighting for right now are the poor and uneducated illegals who came from outside our borders.

What kind of political genius thinks this will work out for the party?

And that is why Americans will throw the bums out on their arrogant and snooty asses this fall.

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12 Responses to “President Obama Is Not A Political Wunderkid”

  1. This November will be literally a fight for our very lives; this is absolutely NO time for any conservative to throw a hissy fit if his candidate may be less than perfect, and just decide to sit it out.

    That’s already happened, and just look where that got us.

    Indeed, as he’s almost promised to use the 2 and 1/2 month lame duck session to ramrod his agenda onto us (one promise he’ll almost certainly keep), we’ll need not just enough conservatives to begin repealing things; but also enough to override vetoes that are guaranteed in those circumstances.

  2. As blogger Robin of Berkeley on the American Thinker blog site: A Shrink Asks: What’s Wrong with Obama? put it…

    (Emphasis is mine)
    If my assessment is accurate, what does this mean?

    It means that liberals need to wake up and spit out the Kool-Aid…and that conservatives should put aside differences, band together, and elect as many Republicans as possible.

    “Because Obama will not change. He will not learn from his mistakes. He will not grow and mature from on-the-job experience. In fact, over time, Obama will likely become a more ferocious version of who he is today.

    “Why? Because this is a damaged person. Obama’s fate was sealed years ago growing up in his strange and poisonous family. Later on, his empty vessel was filled with the hateful bile of men like Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers.

    “Obama will not evolve; he will not rise to the occasion; he will not become the man he was meant to be. This is for one reason and one reason alone:

    “He is not capable of it.”

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  4. lurker9876 says:

    Already the Democrats are doing dirty tricks, such as Reid created a fake website for Sharron Angle with wrong information.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/06/AR2010070605271.html – Democrats dig harder than ever for dirt on Republicans. They managed to find something but the Republican Party should have already prepared themselves for these things in advance!

    Just one small example and we’re going to see far more of these dirty tricks.

  5. WWS says:

    The actual text of the suit is even more bizarre than any of us would have guessed. The administration had been talking about civil rights all along; if only for the political potential, most legal observers had expected a suit based on the 14th amendment equal protection clause, since even if you lose a civil rights argument at least it will look like an honorable loss to your constituency.

    But that is NOT what they did – the suit does not mention any civil rights claims at all. Instead, the claim is based on the doctrine of Field Preemption, an arcane technical doctrine that only a 2nd year ConLaw student could love. A quick and dirty summer of Field Preemption is “Shut Up! We’re the Feds, and You’re Not!!!”

    And THAT’S what they want to go to the voters with this fall? This is insanity! And it only gets more bizarre when you look at the specific instances they cite. Field Pre-emption holds that the States (sometimes) cannot expand the field of regulation established by the Feds. (but sometimes they can, like California and environmental laws, which makes this a very chancy doctrine to hang a case on)

    It has been noted that Arizona is simply enforcing Federal laws, but there is *One* area in which the Arizona law goes beyond Federal law. Federal law makes it a crime for a corporation to hire illegal aliens, but doesn’t say anything about individuals. The Arizona law treats individuals and corporations the same, and thus makes it a crime for private individuals as well as corporations to knowingly hire illegal aliens to work for them. (an aside – since around 2/3 of all illegal aliens working in this country are working for private individuals, the problem cannot be touched unless you address this)

    This is an expansion of Federal Law, no doubt – but Obama’s suit cites this as the prime example of why the law should be unconstitutional. Think about that – the prime legal position of this administration, now publicly documented, is that they claim that it is unconstitutional for *Any* State or local jurisdiction to interfere with the “right” of private citizens to hire illegal aliens to work for them. Boiled down to it’s essence, that is the central legal claim in Obama’s case.

    It doesn’t matter whether they win or lose in court on a technical point – this is political suicide.

    And even the dems are starting to realize what’s going to happen to them because of it.

  6. BarbaraS says:

    He and Holder are not listening to the electorate. 70% of the country approve of Arizona’s law and most want their state to enact this law for their state. How does he think he will come out on top with this suit? Even MSNBC had a poll and the last time I saw it 95.8% approved of this law with almost two million respondents. 4.2% disapproved with less than a hundred thousand respondents. This is MSNBC if you can believe it. OTOH, the 4.2% just might be the regular listeners and the two million the internet.

  7. crosspatch says:

    Obama can do more damage in the remainder of his term than a Republican Congress can stop.

    Republicans might come out of 2010 with a majority but not a large enough majority to override a Presidential veto. They can not, for example, repeal any legislation that this Congress has passed without his approval and he is not likely to give it. If he vetoes the legislation, a Republican Congress will not likely have the votes needed to override the veto.

  8. kathie says:

    Obama must lie to cover his true intentions. When a President governs for the benefit of the few, he lies.

    How surprised do you think General Petraues is going to be when Obama orders all military out of Afghanistan on July 2011(he needs the war to end to finance the poor among us). How many answers has Obama given to the question “are our troops leaving as you said on July 2001″? General Petraues believes that leaving is a matter of conditions, Nancy believes and I think Obama knows that the gig is up in July 2011. General Petraues will look bad, though he tried to save the Presidents bacon, and Obama will have kept his word, which he will tout. This is the man we elected President of the United States of America! He is a man who has always “played” those around him and has perfected the game (the good Rev Wright is laughing his head off, whitey is just so dumb). A majority of Americans bought the smooth talk, the swagger, the game that Obama perfected, and now we will all pay the consequences. His game is simple……those who have not had will have and those who have had will pay and pay big. It is nothing more then that.

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  11. Mike M. says:

    Crosspatch, you’re right…except that the Congress controls the purse. It they have the guts (or feel enough pressure), they can zero out the budget for anything they don’t like. Obama can’t veto a budget that was never there.

  12. patrioticduo says:

    And then there is uncomfortable fact that Rhode Island has been enforcing a similar policy for years. As Andy McCarthy points out here: http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NjkzMmNjMjIxMjIxYWNmODA0OGI3ZTU5MmIyZGUyMjg=

    “Well whaddya know? It turns out that Rhode Island has long been carrying out the procedures at issue in the Arizona immigration statute: As a matter of routine, RI state police check immigration status at traffic stops whenever there is reasonable suspicion to do so, and they report all illegals to the feds for deportation. Besides the usual profiling blather, critics have trotted out the now familiar saw that such procedures hamstring police because they make immigrants afraid to cooperate. But it turns out that it’s the Rhode Island police who insist on enforcing the law. As Cornell law prof William Jacobson details at Legal Insurrection, Colonel Brendan P. Doherty, the state police commander, “refuses to hide from the issue,” explaining, ”I would feel that I’m derelict in my duties to look the other way.””

    Two points come to mind. First, why didn’t the Federal Justice Department sue Rhode Island already? Second, even the North East is rapidly getting fed up with Obama, Pelosi, Reid and co.!