There’s no denying it. Obama’s campaign ran like a well-oiled machine, with the main stream media performing routine maintenance and tune-ups along the way.
Now, however, it looks like the train is heading a bit up-hill, and it’s showing signs of some wear.
This is especially noticeable when one of your famed conductors starts to question the itinerary.
When billionaire investor Warren Buffett says President Barack Obama’s economic message is muddled and undermining public confidence, it’s worth listening.
Buffett, an informal Obama adviser considered a financial seer on Wall Street, told CNBC on Monday the message has to be “very, very clear as to what government will be doing.”
“And I think we’ve had, and it’s the nature of the political process somewhat, but we’ve had muddled messages and the American public does not know. They feel they don’t know what’s going on, and their reaction then is to absolutely pull back,” he said.
It’s no wonder the American people are confused about which direction they are headed. His economic message has been convoluted by deceit and corruption. He and his spendfreaks have raided the cookie jar, and all that’s left is a bucket full of I.O.U.s.
There seems to be little deliberation as to how and why he is doing what he’s doing, and there has certainly been no purposeful dialog with others who may disagree or have differing ideas.
As for us, it’s like he’s roller skating on an ice-rink. We’re all just along for the ride.
In his first 50 days he has spent over $2 trillion dollars for “stimulus”, bailouts, and foreclosure assistance (apparently with Monopoly money, ’cause we sure as hell don’t have it), gave a major education policy speech today, lifted a ban on embryonic stem-cell research, decided to close Guantanamo (with no clear objective for the prisoners), increased troops in Afghanistan by 17,000 (with no clear objective for their mission), increased S-CHIP eligibility, allocated $634 billion as a “down payment” on health care, ordered the use of taxpayer funds for overseas abortions, and he hasn’t even completed staffing his cabinet yet.
Is this reckless haste due to ineptitude? Is it being done on purpose to get around that pesky “transparency” pledge? Or is it really just adhering to the notion that “you can’t let a good crisis go to waste”?
James Carville came up with the famous slogan “It’s the economy, stupid”.
Maybe he should give Obama a call.