Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Empty Suit's Diminishing Popularity

David Keen rolls-in on some of the reasons why Obama's popularity is in a flat spin:

Although as Charles Krauthammer pointed out in an article last week, getting Obama out of office in 2012 may not solve our nation's problems.

Keen's article prompted the following message traffic:

While it's great that Obama is not getting a pass for the damage he's done to the country, I am growing ever more concerned that the Republicans do not have a flippin' clue what they'll do when they come into office, aside from sound bite level plans. They're essentially doing the same thing as the Dems in 2008 by saying "vote for us - we're not the other guy!" That is hardly a prescription for success.  Whatever his other flaws, at least Gingrich and Co. came in with a comprehensive plan, which was successful in getting some useful things accomplished. This time around the Republicans are fuzzy on the plans, and are being largely backed by a fuzzy, unfocused Tea Party.

Concur. I've heard a lot of whining and complaining, but beyond "taking back the House," there's nothing. Part of this is there does not seem to be a Republican leader in the House or Senate who is rising up as the focal point for any sort of reconstructive agenda (if that's the right term). Instead you've got RINOs who are all over the map (and will continue to be, as long as they are reelected for being like that) and the "throw the bums out" wave of (justified) indignation, but then.....a big empty and chirping crickets.

It's bothersome and if they don't have a clue now I'm not sure they're going to have one in November. And they have to quit with this "Sarah Palin should be President" stuff, not unless they want to ensure 4 more years of BHO in 2012.

As much as I like Palin, she will not be President any time soon, nor should she attempt to run for office - that would simply make things worse. She has found a nice niche as the Tea Party Den Mother and should stick with it.

Okay. I admit it. I adore Sarah Palin. Any woman who runs marathons and is a life-time member of the NRA is my kind of gal!

That being said, I agree with what's been said already regarding her running for president. While I think she MIGHT be good in the oval office, liberals froth at the mouth just at the mere mention of the idea. I love Kieth's TEA Party Den Mother title. Which in turn, would make her the right's #1 king maker/cheerleader.
As to what the "elephants will do when they stampede back into Congress," well, like most of you, I'm filled with Steynian/Krauthammerish pessimism about the Republicans being able to pull us back from the brink.

One of our favorite commentators, Victor Davis Hanson (VDH), has a "How to be an Effective President in 10 Easy Lessons:"

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