George W Bush’s unpopularity and perceived incompetence was encapsulated by the way he dealt with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Candidate Obama branded it “unconscionable incompetence”.
Central to Obama’s appeal was his promise to be truly different. His failure to achieve that is now at the core of the deep disappointment Americans feel about him. At the press conference the first full-scale affair he had deigned to give for 309 days he appeared uncomfortable and petulant.
His approach to the issue was that of the law student suddenly fascinated by a science project. He displayed none of the visceral indignation Americans feel about pretty much everything these days – two-thirds now say they are “angry” about the way things are going.
By Friday, he was sticking his finger in the sand at Grand Isle, Louisiana as part of a photo op self-consciously designed to contrast with Bush’s famous looking down on the Katrina devastation from Air Force One. It was Obama’s second visit to Louisiana in the 39 days since disaster struck. According to C’BS’s Mark Knoller, in the same period Bush visited the post-Katrina region seven times.
But perhaps the most dangerous sign during the press conference for Democrats fearful of an unprecedented electoral disaster in November’s mid-term elections was the evasion and opacity of the man who promised a new era of transparency and a different kind of politics.
Obama offered a break from the Clinton-Bush past and an end to the shoddy backroom deals of Washington. So what does he do? He tries to deny Pennsylvania voters a chance to decide for themselves by using his former foe Clinton to offer a grubby inducement. READ MORE AT THE SOURCE
UPDATE: MAY 31
“Obama Lacked Urgency in Spill Response” Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said Sunday
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said Sunday that he told President Obama that he needed to show a greater sense of urgency in tackling the oil spill disaster and that “for us, it’s trust but verify.”
When government grows too big, it doesn’t do its core functions properly,” he said. “Absolutely, I believe in a limited government that is effective and competent in what it does. We need federal government exactly we need our federal government exactly for this kind of crisis.” READ MORE AT SOURCE
The Obama way to handle crisis is to blame someone else like a 10 year old kid in school that does something wrong and blames his/her class mate. He has a problem of being inexperience to be president! Lets make sure we make him a lame duck president come the November elections! We also have the Sestak Scandal that will not go away and could very well be a troubling time for Obama himself cause there is no-way that he didn’t know about what was going on! Tarheeltalker made a very good post about the subject below of tag and blame by the democrats!
(1) Tag Team of Blame by Tarheeltalker