The Honeymoon is officially OVER!!

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    When you get liberals of the magnitude of Mort Zuckerman publishing articles like this, well you know the honeymoon is over. The liberals are fleeing the sinking Obama ship in droves.
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    He's Done Everything Wrong
    by Mort Zuckerman

    Obama punted on the economy and reversed the fortunes of the Democrats in 365 days.

    He’s misjudged the character of the country in his whole approach. There’s the saying, “It’s the economy, stupid.” He didn’t get it. He was determined somehow or other to adopt a whole new agenda. He didn’t address the main issue.

    This health-care plan is going to be a fiscal disaster for the country. Most of the country wanted to deal with costs, not expansion of coverage. This is going to raise costs dramatically.

    He’s improved America’s image in the world. He absolutely did. But you have to translate that into something. Let me tell you what a major leader said to me recently. “We are convinced,” he said, “that he is not strong enough to confront his enemy. We are concerned,” he said “that he is not strong to support his friends.”

    The political leadership of the world is very, very dismayed. He better turn it around. The Democrats are going to get killed in this election. Jesus, looks what’s happening in Massachusetts.


    He's Done Everything Wrong - The Daily Beast


    I've only copied a small part of an extremely interesting article.
     
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    I partially agree. I have no issue with Obama attempting to tackle healthcare reform, as it is directly linked to our economy. It is the manner in which he attempted this, that I take issue with. Buying votes behind closed doors, with shady, sweetheart deals for some states, some senators and the unions is not the change I voted for.
     
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    Mort who?
     
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    I think I may have read you wrong VaYank.
    I like the idea of healthcare reform. It is much needed. But if back room deals must be made to pass it, then it is certainly not what is best for the people.
    I took you for one of those hacks that will agree with any move Obama made regardless of the method, intent or outcome.
    Like I said in a post on Wednesday....with Obama at the helm and Pelosi and Reid no longer in total control, we may actually get something worthwhile done.
    Now the question is...is Obama an ideologue, or truly for the people.
    NOw we will find out for sure. I hope it is the latter.
     
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    I caught part of Kavuto yesterday after work and he had Mort on. It was very interesting to listen to Mort. He really thinks the boyking has blown it big time. It was a good listen.
     
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    I openly admit that I often come across in a very partisan manner, as I voted for Obama and was willing to give him time to get the things done he campaigned on. Additionally, I remain so disgusted with the GOP and their fervent supporters, that i easily clash with them on this board. However, as stated, Obama lost my respect with his shady backroom deals. The health reform legislation that is currently being floated will not do what he promised on the campaign trail because he and fellow Democrats folded to easily, not only to the GOP but to members of their own party. The sneaky deal he cut with labor unions was the last straw for me.
     
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    When was the Honeymoon over in the Bush years..... at the very end?


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    "Please, will the liberals stop complaining -- and the conservatives crowing -- that this is the end of Obama's presidency? Bill Clinton suffered a crushing defeat on health care and a stunning electoral reversal in 1994, and yet still managed to have a very successful presidency."
    -- Megan McArdle, Link
    Clinton was a fighter and a you can't win a fight without throwing punches.....will Obama pull his balls out of his purse?
     
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    March of 2001. Right around the time he started pushing his first round of tax cuts.

    -TSO
     
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    I see you still cant get that word "Bush" out of your posts.
    Give it a rest.
    Go back to leeching off the security of the Country you continually berate.
     
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    The honeymoon may be over, that's true. But that's to be expected. Anyone naive enough to actually expect Obama to perform miracles has had that delusion torn down.

    But this in no way is the end of Obama's Presidency. The honeymoon may be over, but the marriage isn't. (To take the metaphor to the next level)
     

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