Tweet 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 (Time.com)
Will the lovefest continue, or will the media begin to take a harder look? Only time will tell.