I was listening to the radio in the morning like I often do. KLBJ 590 AM Austin TX, is the station I frequent at night, somewhat because I miss Texas, but mostly because they have an Ipad app for their station, and no one in Montana does that I have discovered yet.
The story being discussed as I woke up was that democrats were giving Obama an ultimatum after hearing that the web sight would not be fixed by the end of November. Fix it in a week, or we vote with republicans and their plan.
Dem leadership aides have predicted that some House Dems will vote for the plan. And CNN’s Dana Bash stirred up chatter today when she Tweeted that “lots” of House Dems will vote for it if the White House has not put forth its own fix by the end of the week
I take back all bad things about Obama not being a leader, and having no diplomatic skills. He has successfully alienated himself against his own base. He has brought republican and democrat together in a battle of survival against him. Even president Clinton chimed in against Obama’s handling of this situation.
Bill Clinton’s widely reported comments today are not making this any easier for Democrats. Clinton said that “the president should honor the commitment” made to people who want to keep their insurance, “even if it takes a change in the law.”
I dare say that Clinton is the only reason the democratic party ever retained any semblance of power. He carefully navigated a minefield of republican majority while he was in office, not only curved our deficits but gave us a surplus, and masterfully managed a government shutdown with negotiation and agreements. Nothing that Obama has managed under his term, so it is understandable that democrats are straying away from this man who is more and more showing that he is neither republican nor democrat but some new form of politician altogether. Many have called him a communist, many a Marxist, but I say he is simply a bad leader, over his head, and drunk from power. Little does he realize with this recent loss of his base, and rating numbers that rivaled that of war hungry President Bush, he is all out of power to get anything done.
I say cudos to democrats for seeing the fox in sheeps clothing and admiting a willingness at last to work with republicans.