Mar 23 2009
I am not as worked up over President Obama’s disaster on 60 minutes as others are, but I do detect a bit of reality hitting our young and inexperienced POTUS, and that could be a very good thing. It seems to this observer that Obama was laughing at himself and how unpopular (and maybe unrealistic) his policies and strategies are:
This is only a glimmer of realization, but it is a small step to possible recovery for the President – if he so choses to face up to the harsh numbers. We cannot bail out companies that took on too much risk (even though it was the Congress who led them down that path with liberal social engineering policies). We don’t need to change our health care infrastructure, we need to make it affordable (and President Bush had some excellent ideas for small businesses to sign up into insurance pools to get the prices down, as well as tort reform to keep the lawyers from skimming off the process). And there is no amount of energy tax that will change the laws of physics regarding CO2 and its negligible role in the planet’s climate.
I wonder if he is even beginning to appreciate how well George Bush did in Iraq? Clearly the situation in Iraq was also something he ‘inherited’ from the previous president.
If Obama is ready to face reality and his lack of experience, and grow beyond his 3rd grade view of the complexities of society and reality, then maybe we can survive his first term. Otherwise, we will have to change out Congress in a year and undo the damage. He’s either going to be with us, or lost on his own. Let’s hope he starts to wake up and salvage his historic opportunity as POTUS.