Dealing with catastrophe is a drama. And it gets worse: no Democrat and no advisor and no spokesman has been able to explain why this stimulus is essential. No one but Drama Obama can say why this stimulus is the only sane rescue.
So the drama has been magnified: by White House ineptitude and failure to have a stimulus bill of unquestioned goodness. A stimulus that can be explained to everyman and everyman can embrace.
Above: President Obama, pictured at an East Room event Friday. Photo: AP
Why do more than 50% of voters reject a government give-away that may help them? Because it is the wrong bill.
The expected Messiah has fallen to earth — along with several apostles.
Former Senate Leader and health care wonderkind — turned out to be a tax cheat and influence peddler.
The Commerce nominee pulled his own name fearing a grand jury might besmirch it after he was in Washington.
A couple of the president’s top guys violate his own anti-lobbyist rules.
There is a hint of Chinese New Year bad luck here or just really bad decision making.
Or arrogance. After all, they won.
The oath of office was even botched. And the re-do seemed to break the pledge of total transparency.
Now the president returns to what he is really good at: his community organizer roots and campaigning.
He’s on the road this week to Elkhart, Indiana and Fort Meyer, Florida to resolve the catastrophe he named himself.
Each day of this presidency is becoming an episode of “24.”
A headline today said, “Overseas challenges cascade on Obama.”
But he’ll be in Elkhart.