The Obsolescence of Barack Obama

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    From Fuad Ajami. One of the best-written pieces I have seen for a while. He is spot on. Nothing creates dislike for Obama and his policies like seeing him and them. When he was unknown everyone loved him. Now?
    Fouad Ajami: The Obsolescence of Barack Obama - WSJ.com
    More at the source.
     
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    Read this in the am.... OUCH!

    Very biting indictment.. and spot on.
     
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    A great piece on what happens when we elevate style over substance.
     
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    The Reagan and Bill Clinton stuff gave it a nice perspective.

    Perspective, fwiw, having been something so sorely lacking in all things Obama. :tongue:
     
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    Ajami is an excellent analyst. Hussein's biggest failure was not surrounding himself with smart, pragmatic men; which in itself, is a sign of above competent leadership.
    But, the well of effective leadership has been dry for some time now.
     
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    Obama has surrounded himself with Yes-men, one of the weakest cabinets I can remember.
    Bush in his first term had actual professionals working for him.
     
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    i agree with that assessment of bush's cabinet, however, their performance and propensity to overpower the chief has soured me to the idea of the seasoned pro cabinet. i'd rather not have the heavy-weight resumes if they are going to stink it up in application.
     

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