Apr 14 2011
Yesterday’s speech by our Follower-in-Chief on the budget was a disaster. If he wanted to establish his 2012 campaign, he basically torpedoed it. He is well on the way to becoming a one term President like Jimmy Carter – one the country barely survived economically.
He was not enlightening or optimistic. He kept babbling on and on about “his America” and how he would not allow any other version of America to see the light of day. He ignored the fact that his calls for spending cuts and tax reform where so vague they could encompass the Ryan/GOP plan. He whined, through insults and stomped his foot.
Mr. Obama did not deign to propose an alternative to rival Mr. Ryan’s plan, even as he categorically rejected all its reform ideas, repeatedly vilifying them as essentially un-American. “Their vision is less about reducing the deficit than it is about changing the basic social compact in America,” he said, supposedly pitting “children with autism or Down’s syndrome” against “every millionaire and billionaire in our society.”
As someone said, the President ran amok with false-choice straw men and then proceeded to fire bomb is fanciful creations. If the President thinks the minority of sad saps who don’t get the fact that the successful in this country pay 44% of the taxes which supply the safety net he has put at risk with his mad spending will out number the hard working, tax paying, budget balancing voters he is mistaken. The number of people who buy the President’s ever more shrill cries is shrinking rapidly.
The President does not understand his political capitol is spent and he is now just expanding the backlash against him. Two things polls show over and over again is the fact America does not want juvenile finger pointing like this, and they want the government on a fiscal diet. Neither demand was addressed by the President, and in fact he insulted all those clamoring for professional civility and sanity in the DC partisan fevered swamps.
Obama’s poll numbers are already drifting downward across the board. And has his clout dissipates his party fractures and the centrist Dems will begin to make their wishes known in no uncertain terms. Right now every long term Democrat pondering retirement in the Senate sees a last opportunity to use their clout to gain progress on their deepest felt issues. Watch the deals begin to fly now that the President as moved himself to the far left – and alone.
Update: A new AP poll shows just how out of touch our inexperienced President truly is with the voters:
Voters prefer spending cuts to tax hikes by a 62/29 margin, a much more significant divide than between those who believe their tax levels to be fair or not
Clearly Obama is on the wrong side of history and falling further behind by the day.