Monday, October 11, 2010
Over His Head
Sheesh. Even Time Magazine is turning. Mark Halperin has this to say in his latest column in a magazine that is a shell of its former informative self. Halperin writes "With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters."
This column is coming on the heels of some extremely desperate campaigning by the White House where they are now arguing that the Chamber of Commerce (you know, that nice civic organization that promotes local businesses) is accepting donations from foreign countries to somehow influence the election (like this is even needed). Even his outgoing PR populist campaign director David Axelrod proclaimed on Face the Nation that this a major crisis for the country to discuss three weeks prior to the election. To which, well known liberal commentator and host Bob Shieffer said "is this the best you can do?". In fact, I thought when Obama got elected "the World" was going to love us - so wouldn't this be a good thing?
Instead of campaigning on why their Stimulus Package (passed in less then 30 days after inauguration with no one reading it) has done much for the economy (it hasn't), or why the public should be embracing the national overhaul of health care (they're not), or explaining on how their stewardship of the economy has helped create jobs (it hasn't), they are instead just making stuff up! Is that the change we can believe in?
Just sad, very sad. I can't wait for November 2. Read the article.