Does Obama Understand the Game?
The fight over the Bush tax cuts will probably play out like this: What I predict is that the rich will get their tax cuts permanently, and the ones for the middle class and others will be eliminated.Because each time Obama goes to play poker with these people
, he loses his shirt and ours as well. Because he goes in, explains he doesn't know how to play poker so he'd rather play Go Fish. But then they keep playing poker anyway. He shows them his every hand all the way through the game. Then he wonders at the end why he lost.
Must have been the loony left letting him down.
It can't be that Obama wasn't yet suited to the office--given a short term as senator most distinguished by making sure his name wasn't on any important legislation that might be held against him later(god knows, no record of taking a stand on anything; that's not his way)--and is in over his head and is not our most effective possible defender against the ever-more-rapacious GOP. Couldn't be that.
It couldn't be that Obama is such an ineffective salesman of his supposed policies that he couldn't sell a whore to David Vitter.
It couldn't be that he is the least competent well-meaning president I have ever known of.
To be perfectly honest, I believe our main strategy for 2012 now should be to make sure the most moderate Republican possible gets the nomination, because we can't remove Obama--you remove the sitting incumbent and you lose anyway. But we can make sure it isn't Palin who's going to replace him.
Because two more years of this and WHOMEVER gets the nom in 2012 will win. Even her.
What's the point of continuing to pretend anything we say has any effect on him? He would only listen to us if there's an (R) after our name and/or we were saying it on Fox News. He seems to not listen to anything else, certainly not his own side. In the end he will extend the rich people's tax cuts AND remove the ones for the middle class. See if he doesn't.
Those of you still bothering to support Obama: why, when it's clear he does not support us? And if there is a plan to his presidency, it';s not the one we thought we were voting for. At this point the only reasons left to support him are (a) you like having someone with a (D) after his name in the Oval Office simply for its Go Team appeal and (b) you still think he's an important symbol of something.
He's not. We've lost. Our only way out is around him, not through him. We were bamboozled and the Republicans can't stop laughing at us. Those of you saying "but he's only had two years!"--half of the only term we know for sure he has. Sorry, but after two years, no excuses. You'll be saying " it's only been four years" in 2012 too and excuses still won't help a thing.
It breaks my heart. It really does. But I don't see how he can dig himself out of failure, and more importantly, our utter disillusionment, now.
I reiterate: I vote in every election, and I will still vote for him in 2012 just as I did in 2008. I do not expect anything to come of it.
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