Thursday, February 5, 2009
Obama is in a tricky spot....as usual. His inspiring words swept him into the White House. The question now becomes, how much does he have to do to live up to them?
It's a tightrope Obama needs to find his balance on quickly. He promised efforts at bi-partisanship and transperancy.
He has done both.
Unfortunately, the early results are less than stellar. Cabinet picks that would have been with little resistence in other administrations are being held up. The stimulus plan is floundering.
There is nothing he can do about the failed appointments. I was glad to see everyone just step down rather than drag things out.
The stimulus is a whole 'nother subject.
At this point, Obama has made more than enough efforts to reach across the aisle. It is time to get this stimulus package on the books and move on to healthcare. Obama has to accept the fact that the GOP simply does not want him to succeed. The future of their party is in flux. Their brand of politics is in danger.
There is no quicker way to turn things around than by notching a few victories over Obama.
I know the President is aware of this but I think he is torn by a legitimate desire to work with both parties. I understand that, but at a certain point you have to adjust your gameplan and move on.
Now is that time. Let's get this stimulus package on the books.