Friday, November 20, 2009

Another Failed Presidency

A friend of mine sent this to me today in an email. You can, and should read the whole thing at American Thinker

Barack Obama is on track to have the most spectacularly failed presidency since Woodrow Wilson.
In the meantime, while we've been struggling to take a measurement of this man, he's dissed just about every one of us--financiers, energy producers, banks, insurance executives, police officers, doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, post office workers, and anybody else who has a non-green job. Expect Obama to lament at his last press conference in 2012: "For those of you I offended, I apologize. For those of you who were not offended, you just didn't give me enough time; if only I'd had a second term, I could have offended you too."

Mercifully, the Founders at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 devised a useful remedy for such a desperate state--staggered terms for both houses of the legislature and the executive. An equally abominable Congress can get voted out next year. With a new Congress, there's always hope of legislative gridlock until we vote for president again two short years after that.

Yes, small presidents do fail, Barack Obama among them. The coyotes howl but the wagon train keeps rolling along.
[Ed. note]: Trimmed down to excerpts and linked back to original. The current version should fall well within fair use exemption to copyright law. Sorry about that, American Thinker.


  1. Excellent article; thanks for the pointer! When I saw your headline, I at first assumed you were linking this other great American Thinker post on the same subject -- also well worth reading: Monty Pelerin: A failed presidency is now unavoidable

    I have to agree with the Dorothy Rabinowitz quote: His failure to connect with mainstream America seems to trace back to his having no understanding of us, and quite likely no small amount of loathing for the American Idea and way of life and what they represent -- primacy of the individual over the state, and the right to live free.

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