Obama’s Economic Downgrade Blame Game
In a brief teleprompted speech, a weak and faltering Barack Obama blames everyone but himself for the historical downgrade of America’s credit rating that occurred last week, while the stock market plummets and fellow Democrats now openly push for a Hillary Clinton 2012 campaign.
Today President’s Obama arrived at the podium nearly an hour late. Such tardiness has now become all too common for the man once heralded by an adoring media as so “in control”. Little of that control was on display Monday afternoon as the president, reading from his ever-present teleprompter, attempted to lay blame for the current financial downgrade fiasco on everyone and anyone besides himself – and even as Obama read from his script the stock market plummeted by over 600 points.
Here is an excerpt of what the Leader Of The Free World had to say:
“It’s not a lack of plans or policies that is a problem here, it’s a lack of political will in Washington. it is the insistence of drawing lines in the sand. A refusal to put what’s best for the country ahead of self-interest or party or ideology. And that’s what we need to change. I realize after what we just went through there is some skepticism in that.”
This from the man who leaders within both the Democrat and Republican parties complained – sometimes loudly, about how the president was all but absent from the negotiations, and offered up very little in the way of substantive solutions to the problem. Barack Obama walked out of meetings as negotiations were underway, repeatedly threatening to veto the solutions of both political parties. He whined. He sulked. He gave speech after speech demanding political leaders “work together” while behind the scenes he complained over and over again at the actual process of legislators working together. President Obama didn’t like how long it took. He didn’t like having to sit in on meetings. He even went so far as to place blame on the entire American institution of government, declaring how much easier if he was the only one he had to answer to. This most recent canned speech by the president will do nothing to alleviate the reality of Barack Obama as a man no longer able to hide the truth of his many weaknesses, for those weaknesses are legion. Upon his late arrival, Obama appeared to struggle even with reading the words scrolling across the screen. His voice faltered several times, words were slurred, the eyes seeming to lose focus again and again.
And now more and more within the Democratic Party are acknowledging the terrible mistake that has been the Obama presidency. A Yahoo News report aptly titled Hillary Told You So tells of a growing number of Democrats sharing their deep disappointment in Barack Obama – namely how the wrong choice for the nomination was made in 2008. This same Yahoo news report utilized a scathing quote from presidential scholar Matthew Dickinson regarding how wrong voters were to choose Obama over Hillary Clinton:
“Remember that 3 a.m. phone call? Remember the warning about the rose-colored petals falling from the sky? Remember about learning on the job? Sure you do. Doesn’t a part of you, deep down, realize she was right?” wrote Dickinson, a political-science professor at Middlebury College. “If I heard it once this last week, I heard it a thousand times: You were duped by Obama’s rhetoric—the whole ‘hopey-changey’ thing. And you wanted to be part of history, too—to help break down the ultimate racial barrier. That’s OK. We were all young once. But now it’s time to elect someone who can play hardball, who understands how to be ruthless, who will be a real … uh … tough negotiator in office. There won’t be any debate about Hillary’s, er, ‘man-package.”
It appears America’s credit rating wasn’t the only thing to be downgraded last week – so too was Barack Obama’s standing within his own Democratic Party…