It Is Not Obama's Fault
It is not Obama's fault that even though he promised transparency there are still some people who are still unable to see through him.
Obama is not incompetent, nor is he stupid. He has a history of setting very high goals for himself and of achieving the goals he sets out to achieve.
He made it to President, after all. Incompetent and/or stupid people do not become President.
Even George W. Bush, often held out as an example of incompetency, was not at all incompetent. On the contrary, he was extremely effective for eight years at getting exactly what he wanted, whenever he wanted.
Bush accomplished everything he set out to accomplish, in spite of and even because of a Democratic Party that for the last two years of his presidency controlled a majority in both the House and the Senate for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.
If Barack Obama keeps on getting the kinds of results he keeps on getting, it’s because those are the results he was aiming for.
Everything he’s ‘accomplishing’ he’s accomplishing on purpose, because it’s what he sets out to accomplish.
Aside from his now obvious intent to dismantle social safety nets and bankrupt the middle class, another good example is that by the end of 2012 after his Afghanistan “drawdown”, he’ll have twice as many troops in Afghanistan as there were there on the day he was inaugurated (while telling people he’s reducing troop levels).
All of his actions since he was inaugurated suggest that he is doing exactly what he wants and intends to do.
Like it or not, that’s the real Obama.
He is NOT caving. When someone continually and repeatedly goes along on everything with someone else whom they 'claim' to be opposing, it's not 'caving'.
It's the plan. The INTENTIONAL plan.
Look carefully at his re-election "strategy"...
On July 07 Doyle McManus published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times on Team Obama's victory plan, analyzing Senior White House Adviser (the "brains" behind the president's 2008 campaign) David Plouffe's comments at a breakfast Wednesday, July 6, 2011, organized by Bloomberg news.
McManus reported in that article that Team Obama sees four reasons they expect to win the 2012 election, and Plouffe's first reason seems unbelievably disconnected from reality, unless we assume it is Obama's intention to enable republicans policies and turn the country over to the plutocrats:
First, Plouffe suggested, Obama has an opportunity to improve his standing among independent voters -- many of whom deserted the Democrats in the 2010 midterm election -- by working with Republicans toward bipartisan deficit-reduction measures.
And on July 27...
At a press conference held by members of the House Out of Poverty Caucus Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich), the second most senior member of the U.S. House, was pointed in his criticism of the White House regarding jobs and cuts to Social Security the President put on the table last week.
“We’ve got to educate the American people at the same time we educate the President of the United States. The Republicans, Speaker Boehner or Majority Leader Cantor did not call for Social Security cuts in the budget deal. The President of the United States called for that,” Conyers, who has served in the House since 1965, said. “My response to him is to mass thousands of people in front of the White House to protest this,” Conyers said strongly.