INEFFECTUAL, invisible, unable to honour pledges and now blamed for letting Gaddafi off the hook. Why Obama’s gone from ‘Yes we can’ to ‘Er, maybe we shouldn’t’...None of that matters in the least to Obama. He's more pre-occupied with golf and basketball. His reality may well soon change if his own Secretary of State jumps ship and primaries him. Now wouldn't that be interesting? Don't think for a minute Mrs. Clinton wants to join him on the sinking ship.
Let us cast our minds back to those remarkable days in November 2008 when the son of a Kenyan goatherd was elected to the White House. It was a bright new dawn – even brighter than the coming of the Kennedys and their new Camelot. JFK may be considered as being from an ethnic and religious minority – Irish and Catholic – but he was still very rich and very white. Barack Obama, by contrast, was a true breakthrough president. The world would change because obviously America had changed.
Obama’s campaign slogan was mesmerisingly simple and brimming with self-belief: “Yes we can.” His presidency, however, is turning out to be more about “no we won’t.” Even more worryingly, it seems to be very much about: “Maybe we can… do what, exactly?“ The world feels like a dangerous place when leaders are seen to lack certitude but the only thing President Obama seems decisive about is his indecision. What should the US do about Libya? What should the US do about the Middle East in general? What about the country’s crippling debts? What is the US going to do about Afghanistan, about Iran?
Friday, March 18, 2011
Harsh Reality: Paper Wonders if Obama is Worst President in History
Honestly, we can't argue with this assessment. The complete collapse of this administration has been stunning. Calling this disaster ineffectual would be a compliment at this point.