--New York Times, 11/12/2010
Has there ever been a major economic summit where a U.S. President and his Treasury Secretary were as thoroughly rebuffed as they were at this week's G-20 meeting in Seoul? We can't think of one.
--WSJ, November 13, 2010
Some expected a liberal savior and others a crypto-Socialist ogre. The good news is Obama is disappointing all of us. He's proving too clumsy and inept to justify either our greatest hope or our greatest fear. The anti-Obama Rebellion that swept our country on November 2nd was a national cathartic; it blessed our country with a chance to reverse Obama's worst errors and prevent the commission of others.
Although it will surely be a cliffhanger, even the oncoming calamity of a nuclear Iran - a "game changer" if ever there was one - could be turned back, provided we elect a new president in 2012. By that time, the Iranians may have a nuclear weapon but it would likely be primitive, and its means of manufacture would still be fragile and vulnerable to a determined attack. By then, Israel too could be much better prepared mentally and militarily to take on the job alone, or better still, cooperate with the new White House occupant to rid the world of Ahmadinejad's atomic suicide bombs.
So as it turns out, Obama is not a prince nor is he an ogre. He's a plain-vanilla loser, a sad sack who keeps spilling hot soup in his own lap. Let's be thankful for little things, but not take anything for granted either. We need to make certain our pathetic president is sent home to the Second City the first chance we get.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Rare Bipartisan Agreement
Dan from New York: