Evening - Feb 5th: The man is unwraveling before us in such a short time. Why he feels he needs to pass a trillion dollar pork barrel bill - and rush it through Congress - is beyond any reasonable man's thinking. And the more and more he presses his point (which is none - except "Obey me, because I won") - he looks more and more foolish, clueless and ignorant. He doesn't, even to this day, understand what is in the bill and what any component will do. Let's look for where those puppet strings are leading to right now.
All he does is campaign, campaign and campaign (it's all he knows what to do, but someone should remind him that he "won" as he so insultingly told the same Republicans last week he was trying to court for their vote, what arrogance!) - and he is now swinging wildly and missing - and just after two weeks and sailing aboard a tusnami of initial good will and hoopla, he is frankly just talking gibberish - and frankly insulting the intelligence of the American people. (see here).
And just tonight, before a throng of Democrats at a posh resort, he did not posture himself as the President of the United States, but as a singular Democrat. After again jousting with veiled threats at conservative radio (the only people who dare analyze anything on this bill) and saying that whatever he thinks must be right because he won the election (thank you for reminding us again and again "O") - he then ended with a flourish of rhetorical platitudes and with the statement that "that is what the Democratic Party is all about".
You might be able to win elections through vacuous and vague speeches but you cannot legislate nor lead that way.
(Please see here for an excellent article on Obama's fondness for campaigning and not leading and his awkward duplicitness on the "I won" argument.)