Friday, May 28, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill - #1790 - Peggy Noonan - He Was Supposed to be Competent - Wall Street Journal

I don't see how the president's position and popularity can survive the oil spill. This is his third political disaster in his first 18 months in office. And they were all, as they say, unforced errors, meaning they were shaped by the president's political judgment and instincts.  There was the tearing and unnecessary war over his health-care proposal and its cost. There was his day-to-day 
indifference to the views and hopes of the majority of voters regarding illegal immigration. And now the past almost 40 days of dodging and dithering in the face of an environmental calamity. I don't see how you politically survive this.  The president, in my view, continues to govern in a way that suggests he is chronically detached from the central and immediate concerns of his countrymen. This is a terrible thing to see in a political figure, and a startling thing in one who won so handily and shrewdly in 2008. But he has not, almost from the day he was inaugurated, been in sync with the center. The heart of the country is thinking each day about A, B and C, and he is thinking about X, Y and Z. They're in one reality, he's in another.  Read more.........  Barack Obama and the Democrats have taken a wrecking ball to the economy, health care, and with the Energy Bill looming in the Senate, this fits with their overall plan, to additionally destroy our country thru control of energy.  Never let a crisis go to waste.  I only hope this is the beginning of high profile people speaking out. See post below on Chris Matthews.  What else will happen?? See below.

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Congressman Charlie Melancon - (D) Louisiana - Another Sad Reaction to what is happening in the Gulf.

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