President Bush’s policy for the Mid-East was opposed by a lot of people. No one is opposed to Obama’s Mid-East policy because no one knows what it is. Now if John Kerry were president, we would know what America’s Mid-East policy would be. It would be exactly whatever the United Nations said it should be.
And on Libya, John Kerry again shows his leadership skill. Unlike Obama, who is still waiting for advice from his advisors, Kerry already has a plan. Kerry’s plan is to prepare to do something, but not to do it now. He says we must be ready to act, ready to do something in case Qaddafi does something really bad.
And then, there is Mrs. Clinton, our Secretary of State. She speaks as the voice of the most powerful nation on earth. Her stern message to all parties in the dispute is – ‘Stop It’! Nothing could be clearer than that. To show the U.S. really means it, rest assured the Secretary will continue to command all parties to Stop It, until the violence is finally over, however long that may take.
Meanwhile, the Saudi’s are getting over $100 for every barrel of oil pumped from under the sand. At least someone is benefitting from America’s foreign policy.
Many parallels have drawn between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Barack H. Obama. Now there is another one. Both had key provisions of their transformative programs struck down by the courts. FDR’s National Recovery Act (NRA) was declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. Now the core of Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has been declared unconstitutional by a U.S. District Court.
Of course, a District Court is not the final word and only one provision of the PPACA (Obamacare) is affected. But remember what Obama said when he spoke to labor union members, “single payer is the goal.” The District Court has struck at the heart and shattered Obama’s dream. If it goes to the Supreme Court of the land, the President can count on the ladies to lean his way. The ladies, of course are Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan. (A somewhat motley group, no?)
If Obama gets his way with the ladies and SOTUS reverses TUSDC (The U.S. District Court) there is still 2013. If the courts do not provide relief from Obamacare the legislature can change the law.
Just in the last few days, Obama has lost one to the Democrats, one to the courts and one to Bill Clinton. When we say the “Dude is Done”, the dude is done.
IN BETTER DAYS
Given the setback just experienced by the Democratic Party, political analysts are recalling the 1994 mid-term election and looking at Bill Clinton’s reaction for a clue as to what Obama will do. It is a case of mistaken focus. One must look at Obama to see what Obama will do.
The fundamental differences between Barack Hussein Obama and William Jefferson Clinton are immense. Clinton wanted to be President of the United States. He relished the challenge and reveled in the attention and prestige. Politics is his sport and he wanted to be at the top of his game. His constant polling of public opinion confirmed his agenda was whatever worked to maintain his place in the sun.
The current President’s goals are completely different. Obama wants to reform the world starting with the transformation of America. To Obama, politics is not a sport and not a game. It is a means to an end. He is a sincere and determined true believer driven in part by the will to do good (according to his own concept) and in part by rage. Obama sees America as a deeply flawed nation. Clinton saw America as a fun place to work.
Defeat doesn’t soften rage, it deepens it. For renewal of his vision, the President will reflect on his early experiences and on the teachings of his mentors like “Uncle” Frank (Davis) and Peter Dreier. He will re-visit the teachings of Saul Alinsky for the means to accomplish his goals. The President will re-dedicate himself to the calling he has answered. His goals and determination will remain the same, befitting the status of a true believer. Only the strategy and tactics will change.
Most stupid statement ever uttered.
“[Unemployment compensation] creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name.” Sure, and the quickest way to dry your clothes is to put them out in the rain.
Play the video. Her appeal is pathetic. The only thing that can be learned from it is how little regard some Politicians (D) Any State, have for the intelligence of their constituents.
As Monty Python would say, now for something completely different.
Hmmm…John Edwards, Bill Clinton, Eliot Spitzer, Jack Kennedy and now Al Gore. Why is it the Democrats have all the fun while the best a Republican can do is tap his foot on a men’s room floor?
We see less of Bill these days, but when we do, it’s the same old Bill with his ever present half smile half grin. He seems to be a man who takes nothing so seriously to heart that it would interfere with the fun of the game. When he spins his lies it is with a devil may care, what’s the difference anyhow attitude. Monica claims he told her he does not distinguish between truth and fiction. That could be true.
Hillary is the serious one and she is suffering the strains that come with the demeanor. You can see it in her face and sense it in her deliberations. She is ambitious, dedicated and young enough to still hold aspirations for the presidency. I suspect she does not share her boss’s full agenda and she is smart enough to see what a mess he is making of foreign policy. If Obama does not recover from his current slide, do you suppose she might try to challenge Obama for the Democratic nomination for 2012?