Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The President's Speech

Yesterday's speech seemed to have been more for the 2012 electoral cycle than for making substantive policy.   The deficit "reduction(s)" proposed by the President are things that not even some democrats would support.   I am sure that the White House has decided that the best way to win re-election is to try to demonize the GOP as all "Tea-Partiers" - and if you read polls on Congress - it gets single digit in positives.   But the folly of that is the trend line on independents.  The President has begun to lose independents in big numbers.

Even worse than the politics was the substance.  The AP put out a fact check on the President's speech on the Buffett provision and found it to be seriously lacking.

If that is Mr. Obama's definition of "leadership" then he deserves to be a one term president.  I guess the comparison to Jimmy Carter (who was arguably the worst president of the 20th century) is a bit mild.

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