Noonan: When Americans Saw the Real Obama – Wall Street Journal Great Commentary. MUST READ! “Why the Denver debate changed everything. Why was the first debate so toxic for the president? Because the one thing he couldn’t do if he was going to win the election is let all the pent-up resentment toward him erupt. What he couldn’t do was present himself, when everyone was looking, as smaller than you thought. Petulant, put upon, above it all, full of himself. He couldn’t afford to make himself look less impressive than the challenger in terms of command, grasp of facts, size. But that’s what he did.
… Which gets us to Bob Woodward’s ‘The Price of Politics,’ published last month. The portrait it contains of Mr. Obama—of a president who is at once over his head, out of his depth and wholly unaware of the fact—hasn’t received the attention it deserves. Throughout the book, which is a journalistic history of the president’s key economic negotiations with Capitol Hill, Mr. Obama is portrayed as having the appearance and presentation of an academic or intellectual while being strangely clueless in his reading of political situations and dynamics. He is bad at negotiating—in fact doesn’t know how. His confidence is consistently greater than his acumen, his arrogance greater than his grasp.”
Obama Erodes the American Dream – Chicago Sun Times “One of President Barack Obama’s latest campaign themes is trust — that he can be trusted and Republican nominee Mitt Romney can’t. Thanks to his own words, we know that Obama can be trusted to put ideology ahead of commonsense economic goals to put people back to work. … So the issue of trust is a simple one. The record shows Obama can be trusted to deliver more of the same ideological agenda that has kept too many people out of work and eroded the American dream.”
The Last Thing We Need Is Obama’s Secretary of Business – Newsmax “‘The reality is that most businesses don’t want their own cabinet department,’ the editors write in an editorial. ‘They’ll invest more and hire more workers if Washington would impose fewer costs, reform the tax code, and stop trying to allocate capital for political reasons. Rebuilding business confidence doesn’t require a secretary of Business but a new President.’ … What Obama really wants is ‘higher taxes on business, especially small business,’ Journal editors write.”Print This Post Send To A Friend