Everything He Touches…

November 18th, 2009

By Larry Ennis

According to The Washington Post online early edition today:

Dearly Beloved President is not helping matters a lot here at home as he travels around Asia in an effort to look good there. Or maybe he just needs to lay low until some of his problems cease to be.

Eric Holder, Obama’s Attorney General, is announcing that Gitmo won’t close before next year at least. Hmmm, a change of heart or fear of the voters? 

Depending on who you’re reading, Obama is not getting the exuberant welcomes of past trips. The Washington Post seems to have devoted most of today’s early edition to Obama’s inability as a diplomat, much less the leader of our country.

Health care reform continues to flounder with not a lot going for it. A great many of our political leaders will loss their lush Beltway jobs because of the President’s obsession to leave health care as his legacy. By the way, all voters should take note of the amount of money health care reform will cost. Even though no one will say how much, most agree that it will take one-third of the nation’s taxes to support what Obama and the Democrats are attempting to slip through both houses.

This is the first administration I can remember that has both the flu and mammograms as political issues. Of course, both are smoke screens for larger issues that this President doesn’t want to face up to.

Our troops on the ground in Afghanistan are still waiting for word from Washington. Bring them all home, Mr President. Don’t use them as learning tools. This war is not a place for the President to learn how to lead and command the military.

Could someone out there please tell me once again how this joker got the nation’s number one job? Obama should have stayed with his old job as a community organizer. His past friends in labor and politics come to the White House often, which underscores the caliber of the President and his supporters.

For a diversion, Sarah Palin has some space devoted to her and her book in the same early edition. It appears Sarah is back with a vengeance. She is on a nationwide tour to support her new book, plus she seems to be getting plenty of television coverage.

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6 Responses to “Everything He Touches…”

  1. Harvey |

    And Sarah Palin’s “Common Sense Conservatism” has a lot of appeal.

    She mentioned today, in an interview with Hannity that some things Obama has been saying in the last few days makes her believe that he may be starting to read the handwriting on the wall and may start to (at least somewhat) reverse direction.

  2. Beans |

    You’ve got to be kidding….people actually think an uneducated inarticulate woman who could barely get through college has any appeal? What is wrong with the masses in this country?

  3. Brian Bagent |

    Beans, as opposed to the highly educated, articulate man that now has that office?

    All else being equal, I would prefer an articulate person of letters to be president, but all else is not equal. I imagine I’ll still be casting my ballot for a libertarian in 2012, but should Palin get the GOP’s nomination, would you really vote for Obama over her given what we have seen with him?

  4. Brianna |

    I suppose it depends on which form of messing with our Republic that you hate less – ruining the economy? or injecting religion into politics?

  5. Lisa |

    Beans, I guess “the masses in this country” preferred someone whose talent is using a teleprompter despite his educational background. Perhaps one day we will be able to see in a town hall setting an Obama vs Palin discussion on the issues.

  6. Tom |

    I don’t think we’re going to see Palin as a the Republican candidate for president in 2012 or later. I liked what I saw at first. Direct speaking, independent streak, successful governor, good with people, great family — she seemed to have it all. That image is now badly frayed around the edges. To make it worse, she abruptly resigned as governor, and now she’s peaking too early and in all the wrong ways. By 2011, she’s likely to have fizzled.

    Even if Obama turns things around a bit and looks better in the next couple of years, the Republicans will know that he can be beaten in 2012 if, and only if, they field a candidate that’s experienced in all the right ways and highly substantive. That leads to someone like Romney or Pawlenty, not Palin. It’s going to be interesting to see how it plays out.

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