For a success, Barack Obama is a very bad politician, the worst politician to win the presidency by an electoral landslide, to never lose a major election, or to rise to the presidency from a state legislature in little more than four years. He has gone from sterling campaigner to put-upon leader; from the new FDR to the next Jimmy Carter; from being the orator who could hold millions spellbound to the man who moves no one at all. The man who promised everything is delivering nothing. Journalists who wept when he won the election now grind their teeth in despair. Maureen Dowd admits he isn’t the one for whom even he had been waiting. The gap between sizzle and steak never seemed so large or alarming, and inquiring minds want to know what went wrong.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Obungler as a "Post Turtle"
It is now a universally accepted fact that Obama is a post turtle (i.e., he didn't put himself there, he doesn't belong there, he can't do anything there and you want to remove him). An article in the Weekly Standard speaks to this fact as follows: