The NY Daily News had a great opinion article summing up a lot of what I’ve noticed in Obama’s job performance early in his term.
Obama has clearly lost the calm and bi-partisan aura he worked so hard to sell during the elections. He has seemed testy and angry on television, and even resorted to fear tactics that liberals disliked in Bush. The “I won” comment came across as childish. This is definitely not the proud and prestigious man that was portrayed during the election.
Obama has also valued speed over quality. His vetting process seemed sloppy as evidenced by the tax issues his appointees faced (such as Geitnher and Biden). Now he looks to spend close to $1 Trillion as quickly as possible, showing great impatience if anyone questions any items on the stimulus package. With this much taxpayer money at stake, you’d think the responsible action would be to look at everything with a fine tooth comb. Instead, Obama shows the opposite tact.
In time, the stimulus package could become Obama’s Iraq war. If CBO’s warnings of the package being worse than doing nothing are accurate, Obama could be digging himself a huge hole in only the first month of his term.
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