Don’t get me wrong, the alternative possibility in 2012 is just too disgusting to even be considered. I will vote for Obama. There have been few politicians I have supported as much as Obama. But with every passing day, I find it harder and harder to support him.
Today Obama wanted to schedule a speech for next week before Congress to announce his jobs creation plan. John Boehner, being the complete jackass that he is, defied all historical precedent and asked Obama to move the date, making up some complete BS excuse about scheduled votes and security issues. Other Republicans have also defied Obama and told him to move the date. The Republicans have almost single-handedly brought our government to its knees, making bipartisanship a dirty word, utterly dismissing ANYTHING the Democrats support, even if it was a position the Republicans had previously supported (e.g., the payroll tax issue from last week), and stoking pure HATRED towards political opponents. God help us all if the economy continues to tank, and as a result, whoever runs against Obama next fall is elected.
With that said…Obama has somehow transformed in the last 2 1/2 years from a vibrant and inspiring politicians to a completely gutless and ineffective leader of the Democratic party. Obama and his team stupidly wanted to schedule this speech on the same night as a GOP debate, and I’m sure they were just daring the Republicans to call their bluff. After all, no one ever HAD turned a president’s request down to address Congress. But look at the last year and a half. First Obama complete caves in and extends the Bush tax cuts, without a HINT of negotiating for Democratic priorities. Then came the debt ceiling “debate”, only turned INTO a debate because the Obama administration so cluelessly mis-handled things and LET Republicans turn it into a debate.
Obama’s team made a VERY stupid decision to try and draw some attention from the GOP debate that night…and again they’re going to be embarrassed by the Republicans. The Republicans weren’t ever going to get along with Obama. Obama has been as much of a Republican as any Democrat EVER should be, caving to Republican demands at every turn and looking more like Ronald Reagan than Bill Clinton, and STILL the Republicans keep pushing. It’s simple…they know they CAN keep pushing.
I keep waiting for that brilliant, engaging politician from 2008 to show up. And instead, I keep finding myself wishing I would have supported Hillary Clinton instead of Obama. What a bush-league move from the Obama team today…