Obama’s First Fortnight

In the UK’s Spectator, Melanie Phillips writes:

President Obama has had, by general consent, a torrid First Fortnight. To put it another way, it has taken precisely two weeks for the illusion that brought him to power to be exposed for the nonsense that it so obviously was. The transformational candidate who was going to sweep away pork-barrel politics, lobbyists and corruption has been up to his neck in sleaze, as eviscerated here by Charles Krauthammer. Despite the fact that he came to power promising to ‘ban all earmarks’, his ‘stimulus’ bill represents billions of dollars of special-interest tax breaks, giveaways and protections — which have nothing to do with kick-starting the economy and everything to do with favouring pet Democrat causes.

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One Response to Obama’s First Fortnight

  1. Publius says:

    The Left here in the States sees this crisis as a huge opportunity to get away with ridiculous things that normal times would never permit and they are making a break for everything that they can get their hands on. They are really fancying themselves modern day FDRs – at a time when many informed people now know that FDR himself turned a recession into the “Great” Depression.

    Obama is turning out to be the empty suit that those of us opposed to him had most feared.

    Hubris + Naivete = Bad Decisions

    http://fromthefoothills.wordpress.com

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