[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Obama Like Icarus

Friday, September 04, 2009

Obama Like Icarus

Charles Krauthammer lays it down like only "The Hammer" can:
What happened to President Obama? His wax wings having melted, he is the man who fell to earth. What happened to bring his popularity down further than that of any new president in polling history save Gerald Ford (post-Nixon pardon)?

The conventional wisdom is that Obama made a tactical mistake by farming out his agenda to Congress and allowing himself to be pulled left by the doctrinaire liberals of the Democratic congressional leadership. But the idea of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi pulling Obama left is quite ridiculous. Where do you think he came from, this friend of Chávista ex-terrorist William Ayers, of PLO apologist Rashid Khalidi, of racialist inciter Jeremiah Wright?

But forget the character witnesses. Just look at Obama's behavior as president, beginning with his first address to Congress. Unbidden, unforced and unpushed by the congressional leadership, Obama gave his most deeply felt vision of America, delivering the boldest social democratic manifesto ever issued by a U.S. president. In American politics, you can't get more left than that speech and still be on the playing field.

Read the entire column here.

Also, make sure you go to the link in the excerpt above and read Obama's address to Congress back in February. It's long, but it serves as excellent background to the column and shows precisely why so many Americans are disappointed with Obama.


Blogger Rick said...

His approval rating is still over 50%, thus making it a fact that millions more people approve than disapprove of his performance thus far.


8:42 PM, September 04, 2009  

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