Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Obama Sarcastic and Petulant on Campaign Trail

President Obama is not a happy warrior. It seems fitting that he drag out the ratcheted up campaign rhetoric as he stumped for Harry Reid in Nevada. Two peas in a pod, those two men. It's ugly out there with the deep discontent swallowing up the American voter and Barack Obama is nervous. The mid-term elections in November will not be pretty for him and he knows it. Americans are angry with the incumbents and in this cycle, that is a strong majority held by the Democrats, led by him.

This article speaks to the ugly side of the campaigning Obama:

Mid-term elections in November are crucial for Obama, as Republicans are threatening to win back the House of Representatives and trim the Democratic majority in the Senate.

Such a scenario would enable them to block the still ambitious political program the president is intent on passing.

Democrats see the polls with increasing dread -- a number of party big names -- including Senate Majority leader Harry Reid, are in unexpectedly tough reelection fights.

His mask of hope and change is long gone. Many of us have been proven correct in our assessment of him - he is a hyper partisan, not the post partisan he claimed to be. His skin is thin and he doesn't take criticism well - more in line with a petulant teenager. When he is up against opposition, he doubles down in the bad behavior and that is unfortunate. This personality trait does not flatter him. In this article by Roger L. Simon points out that Obama was elected on a lie. I think it is because Obama was elected on a lie, a big one that was enabled by the mainstream media, and that by the time he was in office he had spent his credit. Belief was gone. Everyone knew he was a liar, including many liberals, even if they wouldn’t admit it to themselves and even if they had colluded with him in the lie.

Obama has also gleefully seized on slip-ups by leading Republican figures, to launch explicit personal attacks. Essentially, they have little else, in the land of Obama.

Barack Obama's political world will very likely change dramatically in November. This may be a good thing for him, in the long run. Instead of being enabled and emboldened by the far left leaning leadership on the House and Senate he will have to learn to work with Republicans. He will have to tailor his political agenda to reflect more closely with the demands of the American voter. He will not be able to simply ram through legislation in the middle of the night - legislation that entails thousands of pages of words that no one has read and no one is able to answer questions on.

From an editorial in Sunday's Las Vegas Review-Journal, after the campaigning for Reid:

"Two years ago, the majority of American voters supported freshman U.S. Sen. Barack Obama for president. Today, neither he nor his party seem that popular. Why? No one supported candidate Obama on his achievements - military legislative, administrative, or creating jobs in the private sector. There weren't any. What they embraced was his vow to move past race and partisanship, to seek not merely Democratic solutions or Republican solutions, but bi-partisan solutions, multi-partisan solutions, American solutions...Instead, Mr. Obama was here to raise funds for one of those aforementioned graying partisans of the Senate, Sen. Harry Reid. And Mr. Obama continued to blame all his-and our- problems on the mess he inherited two years ago."

Sum it all up nicely.

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