Thursday, April 30, 2009

President Obama: The Prime Time President

By The Time You Read This, President Obama Will Have No Doubt Spoken Very Forcefully and Eloquently About His First 100 Days In Office.

In prime time, yet again. And still mopping up the mess created by the "failed policies of the last 8 years." Change and hope. No mention I am sure of all of the miscues and foibles committed, such as the recent buzzing of lower Manhattan for a photo-op at the expense of a traumatized public and on the taxpayers dime.

Perhaps he will get to those in his prime time speech to celebrate the first 120 days and then 150 days.

For some perspective on the administration one only has to look at Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who said early on:

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste, and what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you didn't think you could do before."

The First 100 Days: As Good As The Media and Polls Leads You To Believe?

The Obama Administration is like the students in college that get an A on the first assignment, so the teacher assumes anything they do is A work. This administration had an A in the media's eyes during the primary season, and receives an A no matter what they do. If something is so bad that it deserves a lower grade, it will just get ignored.

Let's take a look at the chart which gives the gap between the first year support of a president from the constituents of each party, and just how wide that gap is between the two (Pew Research).

The chart shows that of all of the presidents of the recent past, President Obama has so far been the most polarizing, despite his spoken desire for it to be the exact opposite.

Is it Obama specifically, or is it the trend in our country towards very partisan politics. Watching votes in the Senate and House that typically come out along purely party lines, perhaps that is where the public takes it's cue. Or perhaps it is that each of the parties has moved further to the right and further to the left.

Given The Control Of The Left Leaning Media, Could The First 100 Days Be Viewed As Anything Other Than A Rousing Success? It Wouldn't Be Allowed!

Re: First Obama prime time press conference - "He seated a left-wing radio host in the coveted front row. He called on a liberal blogger from the Huffington Post. He even brought far-left columnist Helen Thomas out of the wilderness and let her ruminate about “so-called terrorists.” (Foxforum)

CHRIS MATTHEWS (November 6, 2008): Yeah, well, you know what? I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work, and I think that --

Obama's start has been the most impressive of any President since F.D.R. The biggest tests are ahead of him (

Will the lovefest continue, or will the media begin to take a harder look? Only time will tell.


  1. hey mike, not much to write about....can you write more are anti-american...your all knee jerk reaction....bow to can be his running mate when you give us another 4 years...what ever the reason sen. spector turned ..fact is he did...your losing the numbers day you'll realize we all need to be on the same page to make it all's assholes like you mike that still believe that every democratic action must be received by a negative gop reaction,from the most imnportant thing to the most trivial thing....get a life..

  2. As always the management appreciates the thoughts and comments of everyone, no matter how blinded by the light it may be.

    The President in his speech spoke about torture and how we can get the same information using conventional techniques that are approved by the Geneva Convention. What are these tactics if having a dog bark in a captives face is to tough? Giving them food not appropriate to their beliefs is too tough.

    As always we heard what a tough job he has, which he does, but not much on substance. Where is Air Force One going today?

  3. mike, as expected you have nothing substantial to only can change the subject instead of addressing the meat....this trend will continue as the world rejects and regurgitates what is your antiquated ideas and ideals...there's a new boat mike your people will either get on or drown...right now your about a waterboard mike???

  4. If you really want it done to you, I am sure it could be arranged.

    That way we could report back to all of your liberal friends that will be crying like little babies when an attack that may have been able to be stopped happens because we could not get the information by asking for it, that waterboarding really wasn't so bad.

    With that kind of bravery, I nominate you king of the liberals (only don't expect a bow from Obama as that is reserved for the Saudi King)

  5. like 9/11 attack under the bush watch?

  6. Of all of the stupid things that you have said in the past, this may be the stupidest of all.

    I am not specifically going to blame the Clinton administration, but take a look at the terrorist attacks that happened under his watch that culminated in 9/11.

    I goota say, and I usually don't curse (here), you have your head so far up your ass there is no way it is coming out.

  7. i'll see ya on the boat least i got a reaction from you..a little fight..otherwise you bore me mike