Is Obama a Wimpy President?
On CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” funnyman and political commentator Bill Maher said Sunday he was disappointed that President Obama is not the tough-as-nails Democratic leader he was hoping for.“I thought, when we elected the first black president, as a comedian, I thought two years in, I’d be making jokes about what a gangsta he was, you know?” Maher said, reported The Huffington Post, adding that the country got “President Wayne Brady” instead.
And Maher’s biggest beef with the tofu president? That he’s willing to compromise with Republicans on the Bush tax cuts.A few weeks ago we had George Soros telling his pals that President Obama may not be a good investment and back in September Arianna Huffington blasted the president on the economy.
So, does President Obama have a chance in 2012 if some big-time Liberals are less than thrilled now? Probably, but they won’t have much enthusiasm. After all, Maher hasn’t been the first to say that President Obama is a bit timid when it comes to confronting Republicans.It’s like a flashback of the 2004 presidential elections, when former Democratic Party boss Terry McAuliffe quoted John McCain asking him on why John Kerry didn’t fight back against George W. Bush’s attack ads:
“My guy (Bush) is no great shakes, but your guy (Kerry) looks like a wimp.”
And here we have again another Democratic leader who seems to be a bit wishy-washy for some Democrats, but unlike Kerry, President Obama does have a lot of charisma and that will probably help him win again.
But to most educated liberals and Democrats, they want a bit more substance than that, but they have to back President Obama because for them there is no alternative. How would it look to the Democratic Party of some of the biggest liberal names decide to support a Democratic challenger or heaven forbid, a Republican?No, for now Maher and company will criticize President Obama, but firmly secure those rose-colored glasses come 2012. Although Maher seems to be the type of guy who will take off those glasses just so he can speak his mind.
But in the meantime, it’s funny how many Republicans and some Democrats are disappointed in President Obama.Politics really do make strange bedfellows.
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