Skip to comments.Left to Obama: Why Can You Be More Like Bush?
Posted on 08/18/2009 9:18:48 AM PDT by big black dog
Looking for Taibbis article on the healthcare reform bill out this week and came across his latest blog post on Truth Slant:
Ill say this for George Bush: youd never have caught him frantically negotiating against himself to take the meat out of a signature legislative initiative just because his approval ratings had a bad summer. Can you imagine Bush and Karl Rove allowing themselves to be paraded through Washington on a leash by some dimwit Republican Senator of a state with six people in it the way the Obama White House this summer is allowing Max Baucus (favorite son of the mighty state of Montana) to frog-march them to a one-term presidency?,
To quote Method Mans Calvin Cheese Wagstaff character from The Wire, This is some shameless s**t right here.
First of all, the fact that he quotes The Wire is amazing. Second, who would have predicted that 8 months into his term Obama would be making Bush look good? For all the vitriol directed at the former president for acting like a cowboy-bully in the White House, its ironic that the left is asking Obama : Why cant you be more like Bush?
But, politically speaking, I wonder how productive it is for Democrats to rail against their party as weak or afraid of its own shadow. Is it really whats best for the party? And could it do more harm than good? I hestitate to step into the echo chamber and agree with the cricitism of democratic weakness because it usually perpetuates a talking point whose origin can usually be traced back to the RNC. Democrats will never be billed as the strong, united party when its accused as being weak at the faintest sign of a flinch. But, the Dems do need a kick in the butt. They are dropping the ball on healthcare reform by letting the Republicans control the debate. Remember this death panel rumor was one they should have been prepared for. For the sake of the party and healthcare reform, dems need to be told grow a backbone without being call spineless.
If I was from Montana, I would be insulted.
Besides, isn’t Max Baucus a democrat?
‘Second, who would have predicted that 8 months into his term Obama would be making Bush look good?’
I DID!!! I DID!!! And, so did many others on FR.
I just love watching these left-wing "hey, wait a second..." moments about Obama. What utter idiots.
I wish Dubya was, in reality, everything the left thinks he was.
Yep, he is, but I always expect the lefties to be confused.
Freak out! hahahaha
Right wing Republicans, Independents, and conservatives have no voice until left wingers try to fundamentally remake America into a fascist state.
The radical left wing is finally realizing that they are a small minority that can be CRUSHED by John Q. Public.
Their Messiah is incapable of delivering their souls into the La La Land of Utopia when the Devil is in the details.
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