Are members of the media finally questioning President Barack Obama? Howard Fineman in his recent Newsweek article, ‘A Turning Tide’, begins to question and doubt whether The One is really the one after all.
Obama still has the approval of the people, but the establishment is beginning to mumble that the president may not have what it takes.
Surfer that he is, President Obama should know a riptide when he’s in one. The center usually is the safest, most productive place in politics, but perhaps not now, not in a once-in-a-century economic crisis.
Swimming in the middle, he’s denounced as a socialist by conservatives, criticized as a polite accommodationist by government-is-the-answer liberals, and increasingly, dismissed as being in over his head by technocrats.
If a responsible media had actually questioned and vetted Barack Obama during the Democratic primaries rather than fawning over him and gushing like groupies at a rock concert maybe we would already know the answer today whether Obama had the right stuff to be a leader. As Newsbusters points out, “without the unprofessional and unconditional support of an adoring media, Barack Obama would never have gotten past the Iowa caucuses let alone John McCain”.
Jake Tapper at ABC News feels that Obama is doing too much too soon. You think? He has been a Jack of many trades and a master of none. Focus on the most important issue, the economy might have been a good call rather than trying to push a socialist agenda down America’s collective throat. As Town Hall states, what is most important is to get it right, not try and handle off of America’s problems at once. Haste makes waste! By looking at the continued spending bills, there certainly is a lot of waste.
Barack Obama will eventually learn as all Presidents before him … high approval ratings have no where to go but down.