Last night we saw the unofficial end of the Obama Presidency. His speech last night was a last ditch appeal from him, to Americans to save his Presidency from a Legislative branch that has turned its back on him. He reached out with worn out phrases and references to the mess he created, the grand ideas that have never taken hold and his unwillingness to put policy ahead of ideology. It was really a sad sight to see him use the national stage to beg for a lifeline, all the while still not offer a plan on how to solve a mess he made far worse than it ever needed to be. I felt like I was watching that Regis Philbin game show “who wants to be a millionaire” and any minute my phone was going to ring with the President asking me for the answer to the question “How do I tackle the debt”?
This is a President that I feel even Harry Reid has given up on and decided that the only “Hope” for America is to “Change” who is in the White House. I’m of the strong belief that even his own party knows how weak he is on leadership, how stubborn he is on ideology, and how badly he has alienated the business community. The ship of state is adrift and all sides know where the blame lies and have taken public and private measures to marginalize Mr. Obama.
From now through the 2012 election you’ll see an increasingly more aggressive Legislative branch force feed the President the policies they want addressed and carve him out of the process of making decisions. All sides are fed up with his empty ideas, over stated dooms day predictions, and his general lack of executive ability on the national stage. He is good in front of a crowd with practiced lines…he is the cartoon penguin of DC…”Smile and wave boys, just smile and wave”.
In short he was a great story when he was elected and once the glitter and glitz wore off in public and private, people soon realized how empty the suit really is. From his aloof stance with other world leaders, to his my way or the highway smug tactics with republicans, and his constant bashing of business via class warfare rhetoric and over regulation he has been a disaster like no other President in the last 100 years.
Tonight in what could have been his first real defining moment and opportunity to have a Reagan style breakout with Americans and he blew it. He came out whining and begging for you to save him from himself and all the people around him; that in his egocentric mind are to blame for all the ills he has inherited. This is a guy that luck boxed his way to the top executive position in the country and now we are all paying the price. Thank god that even Democrats, albeit in private see through the gimmicks, poll tested words, and talking points. Today is the dawn of a new day, the post Obama Presidency…..and for that we can all find some relief!
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