Obama: The Paint Begins Peeling
With the MSM still in lock-step Obama worship, it is to the blogosphere one must look to find cogent, reasoned critiques of the 44th president.
A particularly fine one was posted on Thursday on the blog Mansizedtarget.com: Obama: Floundering Fast.
I used to be somewhat impressed with Obama as a politician. But it seems increasingly clear that heâ€™s an empty suit.
For starters, his foreign policy rhetoric and strategy are a mess. Heâ€™s recently insulted Britain for no apparent reason. Heâ€™s pushing for an expanded campaign in Afghanistan, even though it resembles in every relevant way the bottomless pit that Iraq has turned out to beâ€¦
And, worst of all, Obama is talking about stocks and the markets in a way that inspires fear and uncertainty. Yesterday, in a press conference, he encouraged stock buying but confused â€?price to earningsâ€? ratios with â€?profits and earnings.â€? What?!?… No one who knows anything about markets would make this mistake. Itâ€™s truly amateur night. Literally, everything he has said and done since January 20, 2009 has inspired more fear, uncertainty, and loss in the markets.
Mansizedtarget has reached the same conclusion I did in Does Obama know any Economics? – and makes an interesting additional point:
Itâ€™s not just a gaff. This guy has never shown any serious interest in economics for most of his adult life. This lacuna is doubly blameworthy since he spent so many years at the epicenter of the Law and Economics movement, the University of Chicago Law School. â€¦One wonders if Obama has ever read Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, or James Madison.
(Based on Steve Sailerâ€™s study of Obamaâ€™s academic history in Americaâ€™s Half Blood Prince, the anwer is almost certainly no. Silly courses in leftist dogma were already legion in the early 80s, when Obama was in College. There is probably another reason besides grade-shame that the Obama campaign suppressed his transcripts: embarrassment over what he took.)
Now we learn that the wunderkind Obamaâ€“who could not be bothered to write a single academic article while pretending to be a law professor at the University of Chicagoâ€“canâ€™t apparently give a speech without a teleprompter. When heâ€™s off the training wheels, he says things even more stupid than his prepared remarks as evidenced by his confusion about PE Ratiosâ€¦now the anti-capitalist â€?community organizerâ€? is charged with establishing policies to stop the bleeding for an economy in free fall, and heâ€™s reaching for the failed big government solutions (and gimmicks) that were so baleful in the 1970s.
A lot of peculiar Obama traits â€“ like this hostility to the British â€“ will be emerging in the coming months. And the MSM can forget about repressing them.
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