Thursday, September 3, 2009
He's let it get out of control. Now what?
Oh. I see. On Wednesday next week, according to all the media, he'll convene a joint session of congress and speechify to them on what he wants his Health Care Reform to be. And he'll "scale it back." In order to "defuse Republican criticism."
Risky, they say, because it will piss off his Liberal Base. Spitfires, they are.
The problem is that it is probably too late to seriously affect much of what's going to happen from here on out. Not just about the health care "debate." About everything.
Obama has demonstrated how easy it is to roll him, cut him off, illegitimize him, mock, deride, and damage him. Barring a miracle, he's not going to recover. The fact that he made this demonstration while cutting off his liberal base is either breathtakingly naive or breathtakingly corrupt and cynical, take your pick.
For all intents and purposes, his administration is dead in the water. This ship is sinking.
And no, there isn't much chance it can be righted.
The opportunities were there during the summer, but the White House took a pass, and now... well, politicians sometimes get a second chance, and of course I could be wrong, but from every indication I can see, the era of Barack Hussein Obama was brief and flashy and now it is over.
Something like Akenaton's up above, although I believe he actually reigned 14 or 15 years before his demise and his memory was erased from Egyptian history... or at least the attempt was made to do so.