Readers of this space can attest to the fact that I have been an Obama supporter since he announced his candidacy. I am no fair weather supporter either. I braved the cold weathers to knock on doors during the presidential elections last fall and contributed to the campaign. For all intents and purpose, I am fully invested in the journey that led to Barack Obama’s ascendancy to the presidency. But lately, I am getting disillusioned with President Obama’s nice guy approach to governance.
Except for bailing out banks and indebting millions of us, I can’t think of any significant legislative accomplishment. I am getting sick and tired of the bipartisanship meme democrats shackle themselves with. We have two political parties for a reason and elections have consequences. Whatever you may think of Bush, you have got to admit that he has the balls to get his agenda through an evenly divided legislative branch. Be it the Iraq war; to trillions of dollars in tax cuts for his rich friends, bush made it all happen. He understand that politics is a blood sport. You have to pull punches to get your agenda through.
President Obama’s health care reform plan is been sliced and diced right under his nose and he is playing nice guy. The health insurance industry, pharmaceutical companies and the American medical association are not his friends. They will protect their racket at all cost. Mr Obama’s popularity with the public is in the strastosphere and instead of using that to push for the enaction of a public option in health care, he is leaving the heavy lifting to the spineless democrats in the senate. It makes you nostalgic for Bush’s cahones.
If President Obama continue on this trajectory, his reelection might falter along the way. I will rather not vote than vote for a guy who won’t grow a spine and get his agenda for which he is elected enacted into law. Your are forewarned President Obama…you are taking the wind out of your supporters sails. Do something we can cheer for or don’t count on me come 2012.