Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Failure to Communicate

Like many people, I have been frustrated by the Obama presidency. So much hope, followed by so much spinning of wheels.

The GOP candidates seem to be Obama's best selling point for the election, given the Pathology on Parade that is their debate series. These people should be undergoing intensive therapy in some distant pastoral setting, far away from the levers of government. Excepting Gingrich. He should be sent to Paraguay, which has a long history of embracing sociopathic narcissists.

No, Obama hasn't done a whole heck of a lot. Well, there was that thing about finally getting Osama bin Laden, and he did end the war in Iraq, and he did create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and there was the health care legislation, and more private sector jobs were created in 2010 than in Bush's entire presidency, and he did repeal the Bush ban on stem cell research, and .  .  .

Read more:       What Has Obama Done So Far?
And more:        Obama's Achievements So Far
Even more:       Obama Achievement Center

I kid. Obama has accomplished much, as the links above confirm. I have been less frustrated by his administration than I have by the administration's inability to consistently publicize their accomplishments to me. I am a pathological reader of political news, and I have to work to discover what they are up to on my behalf.

Obama's problem, and by extension, our problem, is the Right's remarkable ability to fill the airwaves with shrill, specious information about Obama and Democrats. Another problem is Obama and the Democrat's stunning inability to counter that specious white noise with the truth about their accomplishments. Let this be one fellow's attempt in this area.

Now that you have read about what Obama has accomplished, let us consider what the GOP candidates have to offer. As it turns out, a commentator has summarized the recent history of GOP cutting edge initiatives:

Read more:     The GOP's Big Idea     E.J. Dionne