What we seem to have learned about the young President is that when things don’t go well for him he returns to the old partisan candidate that we saw on the campaign trail. Not bad when running for office but not what you expect from President. Too bad it looks like the change he was looking for in Washington should begin with him.
President Obama has shown the dent in his shield. He’s sensitive about what people think of him. That’s understandable since there was very little negative coverage of him during the campaign. In addition, he had so much money he could drown out any negative questions about him. The networks and the mainline newspapers had to admit after the election they’d been a little slanted towards Obama in their coverage. You can’t blame them. As then-Senator Biden said during the campaign, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
The video example I have chosen shows not only that he’s not afraid, even as President, to continue to place the blame for his failure to get a bill passed squarely on the shoulders of “W” (not that in some cases its not deserved) but it’s not very Presidential and it’s clearly not very bi-partisan, and its definitely not setting a new tone.
If his definition of bi-partisan is agreeing with him after he speaks, it’s the wrong message. If this is what we can expect for the next four years it’s gunna seem like, in the words of Nancy Pelosi, like we are subjects of the King.
By the way … here is the budget deficit when Bush handed over the economy … $482 billion (projected) and Obama wants to add $1 trillion to it. That ain’t W or as Lindsey Graham says here … “Bush didn’t write this bill.”