And it is not the Obama who was elected in November of 2008.
Writing for the New York Daily News, Michael Goodwin notes the following:
|Where is the appealing man we elected? Where is that Barack Obama? |
Let's find him quick because the whole nation is paying the price for this impostor's irrational exuberance. Or hubris.
Americans, more of them every day, are growing disenchanted with the expansion of government and the massive pile of debt. Yet the President, certain he can change their minds if only he talks to them again, keeps trying to sell bigger as better.
The public's not buying it. And as a measure of the nation's mood, a recent poll was practically cruel: Nearly half think the President is on television too much. Ouch.
Where is the Barack Obama and the Democrats who promised to be uniters? Why were they replaced by the Barack Obama and Democrats who falsely accuse Town Hall protesters of being "Nazis" or "un-American" or "radical?"
Why are the Dems and Obama ignoring this:
|That the novelty is wearing thin is obvious. The danger is that the health care fiasco turns him into an unpopular and ineffective President. |
Those who say it can't happen should study a recent New York Times/CBS poll. Among the lowlights:
* Sixty-nine percent believe Obamacare will hurt the quality of their own health care.
* Seventy-three percent believe they will have less access to tests and treatment.
* Sixty-two percent believe Democrats' proposals would force them to change doctors.
* Seventy-six percent believe Obama's changes will mean higher taxes for them.
* Seventy-seven percent expect their health care costs to rise.
It's crazy what is happening in D.C. and the White House right now.
You can access the complete article on-line here:
Health Care Debate Confirms This Is Not The Barack Obama We Elected
New York Daily News
August 19, 2009