Thursday, January 28, 2010
The Newest Lame Duck
The Obama Presidency entered the lame duck stage at the January 27th State of the Union Speech. For almost an hour and fifteen minutes he rehashed his inauguration speech wish list, blamed the Republicans for his failures and berated the Supreme Court justices for their recent ruling on campaign financing. While admitting that he hit a “buzz saw” on healthcare he still mistakenly believes it failed because the American people didn’t understand it. Everyone understands it including many Democrats, who will no longer provide the support it needs to pass. Last night’s speech was a clear admission that Obama is in way over his head. His failure to re-orient himself demonstrates he has no idea how to govern. The Obama Traveling Medicine Show has run out of Elixir and needs to find a new product line that includes jobs, tax cuts, deficit reduction, improved national security and a willingness to change course for the good of the nation. His failure to do so will make him the longest reigning lame duck President in the country’s history.