Saturday, February 28, 2009

Obama, The Egomaniac

The Return of Big Government
For Obama, a spending spree and fiscal prudence are synonymous

by Fred Barnes - March 9th, 2009 (Publication date - posting date 2/28) - The Weekly Standard

When Barack Obama met with TV anchors at a White House lunch last week, he assured them he likes being president. "And it turns out I'm very good at it," he added.


Obama declared a "consensus" was emerging between Democrats and Republicans on some issues--his issues--and could be forged on others. He was dreaming.

Can a man who has never accomplished anything of significance in his life truly think that getting one bill passed when he has an overwhelming political advantage in congress, really mean that he is good at being President? He is hated by 30% of Americans, and is being given a short honeymoon by another 20%, and he thinks this means anything yet? He steamrolled his bill through with no votes to spare, and this makes him good at being President? What?

There is a great quote by Irwin M. Stelzer describing our new President, "... a man who can one day sign a bill calling for $787 billion in stimulus spending, the next day commit ... $275 billion to mortgage relief, and then convene a national conference on fiscal responsibility--followed almost instantly by a speech to Congress calling for massive spending on health care, education, and green energy, among other things--is not to be held to any standard of consistency ... "

Or reality either it would appear.



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