Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Naïveté, Arrogance, Stupidity

It is reported by New York Times, that "The White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, who irritated fellow Democrats recently by saying Republicans might reclaim control of the House in November, is once again in hot water with his own party, after lambasting President Obama’s critics on what he called 'the professional left.'

In an interview with The Hill newspaper, published Tuesday, Mr. Gibbs unloaded his frustration with liberals who are themselves frustrated with the president.

'I hear these people saying he's like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested – I mean, it’s crazy,' Mr. Gibbs was quoted in the newspaper as saying.

He went on to condemn the 'professional left,' saying: 'They will be satisfied when we have Canadian health care and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.'"

The left have many reasons to be upset with Obama's administration. However, to give Obama credit, that he never claimed to be a progressive candidate. His many now disappointed supports, simply read too much between words, and deliberated ignored many warning signs and the obvious that Obama was much less progressive then Clinton and Edwards. Yet, they believe that Obama was a closeted liberal and winked and winked, believing that Obama would should true colors once occupied the White House. Obama did not change. People who are disappointed had no cause.

But this does not excuse Obama of his certain failures. Going to a negotiation with true faith is one thing, while showing all your cards and bottom lines before negotiations started is another. He had conceded so much and in exchange for almost nothing. His firm standing in the middle dose not deter his opponents calling him a liberal. Politics as usual. Nothing changed. He is not a transforming president he believes to be.

Was it naïveté, arrogance, or stupidity? You decide.

Blindness / 失明 / Blindsein

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