Friday, September 13, 2013

No man has ever promised more and delivered less!

No man has ever promised more and delivered less!
ED DRISCOLL: Hitting the Ejector Seat on the Clown Car Presidency.

Related: Peter Wehner: The Collapse Of The Obama Presidency.
In the first year of his second term, the president has failed on virtually every front. He put his prestige on the line to pass federal gun-control legislation–and lost. He made climate change a central part of his inaugural address–and nothing has happened. The president went head-to-head with Republicans on sequestration–and he failed. He’s been forced to delay implementation of the employer mandate, a key feature of the Affordable Care Act. ObamaCare is more unpopular than ever, and it’s turning out to be a “train wreck” (to quote Democratic Senator Max Baucus) in practice. The most recent jobs report was the worst in a year, with the Obama recovery already qualifying as a historically weak one. Immigration reform is going nowhere. And then there’s Syria, which has turned out to be an epic disaster. (To be sure, Mr. Obama’s Middle East failures go well beyond Syria–but Syria is the most conspicuous failure right now).

In watching the Obama presidency dissolve before our eyes, there is a cautionary tale to be told. Every presidency falls short of the expectations that the candidate sets. But no man has ever promised more and delivered less than the current occupant of the Oval Office.

IT’S A CLOWN POLICY, BRO: Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy: Anti-Americanism is back in Egypt and Germany.

Is “collapse” too strong? Well, when you’re held up by styrofoam columns. . . .

THE HILL: Forty-three House Republicans back bill to defund ObamaCare. ObamaCare is an unpopular dog. It’s good strategy to force Democrats to vote on it again.

Related: White House: “We will not accept anything that delays or defunds ObamaCare.” That’s rich, given how many times Obama has delayed it already himself. And all the waivers and exemptions for favored constituencies.

“SMART DIPLOMACY:” Obama’s “Red Line” Remark Was Not A Gaffe, It Came From Hillary.


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