Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Whole Lot of Uneccessary Dick Jokes...

...But still this is a pretty astute observation of Obama's failures as a politician. Certainly wasn't expecting to find it at

Now say what you want to say, I think he's in general, probably a pretty good guy (outside of using the state secrets doctrine to protect firms involved in the warrantless wiretapping of Americans, the warrantless detention of an American citizen on American soil, the planned execution of an American without judicial or legislative oversight, the failure to repeal DADT and the complete lack of accountability for anyone involved with torture during the Bush regime. Yeah, outside of that, I love him to death. .).

Regardless of that though, it's astounding how profoundly he's failed to communicate his policies to people. Whether you agree or disagree with his policies, he's pretty bad at being a leader:

Now saying someone is a failed politician is not the same thing as saying they're a terrible person or even, necessarily, a poor president. It means they're bad at the game of politics -- an unfortunate, but necessary, skill for any leader. A true presidential politician articulates a vision for America, wins over the public support and then gets the Congress to follow him because everyone wants to be on the winning team. And by that standard, Barack Obama has not met his objectives. How do you know? Because after two years in office, he needs the liberal devout to engage in an Internet campaign to explain what he's even done.

Pretty hard to dispute I think.

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