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Embarrassing Lack of Leadership

Just when you think it can't get any more pathetic, you see something like this.  Obama brings Bill Clinton in to pitch the tax plan...and then ducks out to let Clinton play president.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/12/10/obama_ditches_tax_cut_...

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Its a president struggling

Its a president struggling with a wildly partisan congress, a partisanship which he has fed rather than tried to abate.  Now when he  would like to see some reconciliation it flashes out at him from both parties.

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It is interesting to see the

It is interesting to see the left which has been critical of Republicans for not going along with the president turn against him and not go along with him.

Moveon.org has an ad out urging the president not to work with the republicans. 

Hypocritical is the word that comes to mind.

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It's funny lately that I have

It's funny lately that I have not been able to figure out which side Obama if on. lol

But, you know everything he is doing is with eyes towards the 2012 elections.

Pretty sad, actually.

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Implosion from within

What we are watching is historicaly unique. We are watching the least prepared person in modern history to be president, try to be presidential. The same party who declared him to be their savior, now drops F-bombs on him in party meetings. Where once, any dissenter who said ANYTHING against him or disagreed with him in any was was declared a racist bigot, now "Eff-him" is the party moto. Clinton lost the house at one time in his term but no Dems dropped F-bombs on him.  Funny how by their own standards they are now more racist than conservatives before the election. The left is imploding on itself. I would enjoy it but we are all along for the ride. I actually find this a little scary.

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There's another aspect of the

There's another aspect of the situation the press seems to have completely ignored.  When the president goes in front of the press and announces a deal like he did, you expect the two parties to line up behind it, don't you?  At least the people in his own party?  What this is revealing is that he didn't even vet the thing with his own party...it's like he came up with it and just assumed that everyone would just fall all over themselves to hitchhike on his genius.  What kind of president throws his reputation on the line and claims to be the great deal broker without putting forth the effort to actually get people on board first?  This serves as further indication that the guy may know how to generate public outrage and launch it at a target, but he doesn't know the first thing about how to govern.

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Poli Sci 101

Your right Expat, he's either taking the basics of politics arrogantly for granted or he's completely incompetent. Either way we have quite a long time still to suffer with it before a change can be made. I'm not sure if I want him competent or not given his agenda, but he is supposed to protect us and the country in the interim.

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