I keep thinking about the three strikes law. You know the one. If you’re convicted of three felonies you win a lifetime trip to the correctional facility of the state’s choice.
How many strikes do we give Obama and his team in one week? Whether we are talking about cabinet appointees or the Special Olympics, Obama has messed up pretty much every step of the way. I’m almost starting to feel sorry for the guy. Okay. Not really.
The latest screw up is his tax-avoiding Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner’s, comments on a global currency proposal made by the Governor of China’s central bank. At the Council of Foreign Relations, Geithner said, “We’re actually quite open to that suggestion – you should see it as rather evolutionary rather building on the current architecture rather than moving us to global monetary union.”
According to Bloomberg.com, within 10 minutes of Geithner’s comments, the dollar slid as much as 1.3 percent. Way to continue down the path of failure in the wake of the messiah walking on water.
At what point does the media start to turn on this administration? From my conversations with friends and family, I’m positive the public is already turning on Obama.
Imagine Bush making a joke about the Special Olympics. Is there any way he could ever get over that? Is there any way a tax avoiding cabinet appointee of Bush’s would have made it through the media and Congress?
Of course as Republicans we are used to this special treatment by the media but Obama has taken gaffs and screw ups by a president to a whole new level. Obama is still trying to blame Bush for every tough situation he’s found himself in. But one of the few things Bush got done was to cut our taxes…Obama is ready to pull the plug on those. By the way, tax cuts are the only way to get us out of our recession and everyone knows that!
A sitting president making an appearance on the Tonight Show is remarkable as well. Talk about diminishing the stature of the office! Obama’s counting on his teleprompter aided discourse at the Tonight Show and nationally-televised press conferences to keep him out of the ditches. Instead he casts more doubt on his abilities, cheapens the office, and, for me, leads me to more good cable television programming. Gotta love NCIS and House on the USA Network.
Sad thing is, Obama’s not out. American citizens are paying the price.
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