Obama Thinks He Can Sell Us Anything

I voted for Obama, like everyone I know. But it’s been hard for me to put into words why I’m disappointed in how his presidency has worked out. Despite the virulent naysayers who can’t find anything amiss, I found a writer, Bret Stephens of the WSJ, who put it into words for me.

It’s been a year of rebuffs, from people who Obama insisted we just had to reach out to and would find common ground and move ahead–wrong!

First, make the Czech and Poles mad by giving up missile bases there, to try to get Moscow to be tougher on Iran. NO! Then a snub of the Dalai Lama, to make China like us? NO!

Then speeches in the Middle East are met with ‘meh!’ in the region Egypt’s 27% favorable view of the US tops the list. France? Sarkozy openly suspects the President is weak.

Healthcare is an issue I feel strongly about, but most Americans don’t like the current bill. Obama thinks he can just sell us all, and look what happened in Massachusetts.

Stephen’s point is that piling up a $12 trillion deficit is turning even those who want to love him into doubters.