Listening to Obama's speech (read: pep rally) today, I thought to myself, "Why would any Republican ever
want to work with this jerk?" It's no secret that in order to pass any legislation, Republican votes will be needed. But with the way Obama bad-mouths and disrespects them publicly, I can't blame them for trying to obstruct O's agenda.
I'm only 29, but I don't remember Clinton or Bush ever behaving this way. Sure, they had disagreements with the other party, but I never remember either one being as condescending to their dissenters as Obama has been. . . Maybe there's never been a more "obstructionist" Congress? I don't know. . . But Obama's leadership is lacking. I think most reasonable people will acknowledge that.
He has done nothing to bridge the divide between the parties and bring bipartisan government to our country (as he promised in his 2008 Hope & Change campaign). Quite the contrary, he's made things much worse IMO. America has never been more divided (in my lifetime) than it is now. He can continue to blame Congress, he can continue to blame Republicans, he can continue to have weekly political pep rallies with his supporters clapping and cheering on TV. . . but the buck ultimately stops with the President. And, as far as actually getting things done, he has been a failure IMO.
This post was edited on 12/31 at 9:28 pm