Posted by: Debby Durkee | January 20, 2010

Zuckerman takes down Obama.

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Zuckerman takes down Obama.

Wow, even Mort Zuckerman of U.S. News and World Report sees the mess Obama has made. Zuckerman, an Obama supporter who voted for him, now (a little late) sees the error of his ways. Maybe we’ll see more of this after the rude awakening in Massachusetts. In a post at www.thedailybeast.com, Zuckerman says Obama has done everything wrong. I say it again, wow (and it’s about time!)

Obama punted on the economy and reversed the fortunes of the Democrats in 365 days.

He’s misjudged the character of the country in his whole approach. There’s the saying, “It’s the economy, stupid.” He didn’t get it. He was determined somehow or other to adopt a whole new agenda. He didn’t address the main issue.

This health-care plan is going to be a fiscal disaster for the country. Most of the country wanted to deal with costs, not expansion of coverage. This is going to raise costs dramatically.

In the campaign, he said he would change politics as usual. He did change them. It’s now worse than it was. I’ve now seen the kind of buying off of politicians that I’ve never seen before. It’s politically corrupt and it’s starting at the top. It’s revolting.

… I’ve never seen anything like it. The unions just got them to drop the tax on Cadillac plans in the health-care bill. It was pure union politics. They just went along with it. It’s a bizarre form of political corruption. It’s bribery…Snip –

Obama’s ability to connect with voters is what launched him. But what has surprised me is how he has failed to connect with the voters since he’s been in office… He has not rallied public opinion. He has plunged in the polls more than any other political figure since we’ve been using polls. He’s done everything wrong. Well, not everything, but the major things. Snip –

One business leader said to me, “In the Clinton administration, the policy people were at the center, and the political people were on the sideline. In the Obama administration, the political people are at the center, and the policy people are on the sidelines.”

I’m very disappointed. We endorsed him. I voted for him. I supported him publicly and privately.
… I think he’s already laid in huge problems for the country. The fiscal program was a disaster… By end of the first year, only one-third of the money was spent. Why is that? Snip –

…The Democrats are going to get killed in this election. Jesus, looks what’s happening in Massachusetts.
Snip –

I can’t predict things two years from now, but if he continues on the downward spiral he is on, he won’t be reelected. In the meantime, the Democrats have recreated the Republican Party. And when I say Democrats, I mean the Obama administration. In the generic vote, the Democrats were ahead something like 52 to 30. They are now behind the Republicans 48 to 44 in the last poll. Nobody has ever seen anything that dramatic.

All I can say is – why didn’t you vet this guy, Mr. Zuckerman? You had your chance before the election. You didn’t do your job. We conservatives out here had to do our own research. We searched the web for information and passed it around via e-mail and blog posts, so we knew what we were in for. The reason we have this president today is because the mainstream media abdicated their authority. They became (in Rush Limbaugh’s words) “the State run Media.” I’m happy that you are finally coming to your senses, but it shouldn’t have taken a year and a stunning defeat in Massachusetts. Why such little reporting on the Tea Parties? And of the media attention the Tea Parties got, why was it condescending and downright lies and name-calling? Why didn’t the Tea Party uprising make it into the top major events of the year in any mainstream media publications?

You missed the story of the year, Mr. Zuckerman, you and your fellow media bigwigs. You all denigrated the American people who were out in the streets from February on trying to get you to look into Obama and the thugs from Chicago and what they were doing and planning to do. We had to rely on talk radio, programs like Fox’s Glenn Beck, and blogs like The American Thinker and Andrew Breitbart’s Big Politics to do your jobs.

I hope you now do your job and not just complain about the Obama administration, but focus on what they are doing. Pretend he’s George W. Bush if that makes it easier. If you love your country and want it to survive, we need a vibrant media as watchdogs of government. Get to work.

Read it all here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-01-19/hes-done-everything-wrong/?cid=bs:archive3

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