Our Arrogant President

February 20, 2010

“As usual, Barack Obama believes he’s the smartest guy in the room, and he can trick the American people because they only pay attention to his words, not his actions.”

So says JC Arenas of BigGovernment.com.  Recently, he reported how Mr Obama has begun using the power of Executive Orders to do what Congress won’t or can’t.  Unable to legislate a bipartisan congressional panel to find how to cut the deficit, he created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to do the same.

This panel’s job is to reign in spending, like the 2009 Obama Stimulus Plan and the TARP bank bailout and the automakers’ bailout.  In other words, once the President is done spending a record-breaking $3.52 trillion during his first year in office, he’s gonna spend the second one trying to figure out how to pay for it – and hammer the Republicans for not helping fix the problem they voted against in the first place.

If you’ve been reading this site for a while, you’ll see this as classic Alinsky.  Create a problem, and then propose yourself as the only person able to fix it.  He thinks he knows better, and can say one thing and do another, claiming credit for the good others do and ignoring his own failures.

And that’s why his approval ratings are at 45%, 52% say he shouldn’t be re-elected, and 3/4 think the economy is in the toilet, even while the Administration says we’re improving.