Monday, June 22, 2009

Michael Barone: Democrat Obama does business Chicago-style

Democrat president Barack Obama has spent the past months practicing Chicago-style politics as deftly outlined by Michael Barone, senior political analyst at the Washington Examiner, with perhaps the most important realization being the Chicago-style governing of this president.

Mr. Barone has come up with the Three Rules of Obama which are summed up in the following but fleshed out in the column:
First, Obama likes to execute long-range strategies but suffers from cognitive dissonance when new facts render them inappropriate.
Can Democrat Obama not handle the unexpected when pulled off task by unexpected events? Kind of like the teleprompter going out at a speaking engagement....
Second, he does not seem to care much about the details of policy.
Is Democrat Obama not hands-on with policies such as stimulus, cap-and-trade, health care, and bailouts? It makes me wonder if he is actually aware of the details....
Third, he does business Chicago-style.
Republicans have been shut out of the discussion ... there is no balance in D.C. debate these days. Mr. Barone wrote:
Chicago-style, he has kept the Republicans out of serious policy negotiations but has allowed left-wing Democrats to veto a measure upholding his own decision not to release interrogation photos. While promising a politics of mutual respect, he peppers both his speeches and impromptu responses with jabs at his predecessor. Basking in the adulation of nearly the entire press corps, he whines about his coverage on Fox News. Those who stand in the way, like the Chrysler secured creditors, are told that their reputations will be destroyed; those who expose wrongdoing by political allies, like the AmeriCorps inspector general, are fired. [emphasis added]
Good analysis of this president who proposed to be for all the people, who proposed change, who proposed hope ... but once in office went immediately to work for the Democrats.

In the words of a friend who coined a new word, as Obama continues catering to the left and jamming his policies down the throats of Americans, he is committing Obamacide.

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