Monday, February 14, 2011

Politics Before the Good of the Nation

Andrew Sullivan is back blogging, after a serious illness.  One of the first things he does is come after President Obama big time on his budget.  Refering to the group of Senators trying to get serious about budget reduction, Sullivan writes:
They have to lead, because this president is too weak, too cautious, too beholden to politics over policy to lead. In this budget, in his refusal to do anything concrete to tackle the looming entitlement debt, in his failure to address the generational injustice, in his blithe indifference to the increasing danger of default, he has betrayed those of us who took him to be a serious president prepared to put the good of the country before his short term political interests. Like his State of the Union, this budget is good short term politics but such a massive pile of fiscal bullshit it makes it perfectly clear that Obama is kicking this vital issue down the road.

To all those under 30 who worked so hard to get this man elected, know this: he just screwed you over. He thinks you're fools. Either the US will go into default because of Obama's cowardice, or you will be paying far far more for far far less because this president has no courage when it counts. He let you down. On the critical issue of America's fiscal crisis, he represents no hope and no change. Just the same old Washington politics he once promised to end.


Sullivan posts some good critical responses to his outburst here.

1 comment:

  1. He supported Obama for President, right? Well, I agree with him on some of his condemnations. But DC is a weird place and games of policy and politics have to be played in a strategic manner to move an agenda forward. I hope Obama is a good chess player or at least plays poker well!!