Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Obama is weak on civil liberties, weak on keeping certain campaign promises but strong in certain other areas as well. I hate to say it but one thing he seems to be really good at is the sport of politics, he loves to campaign and is now licking his chops at the sticky brambles that the opposition has managed to get themselves into. Old Barack is starting to get into form, not that great at getting things handled or managing any sort of bipartisan consensus with the GOP, at least not with this GOP, but who knew, maybe a strategic genious at this politics business.
Anyway I liked how he has been going after people of late, the "I won't be punked Barack." He went after a Fox News guy today who had happened to ask a really stupid question, at least of a politician.
I also like how he did not allow himself to be punked by the Israelis this week amongst the war clamor for unilateral offensive action against the Persians. I have read some Israeli officials remarks that the government actually doesn't think that the Iranians are that close to a bomb at this point. I liked the I do not bluff comment. I don't believe he does and I don't think he rightfully needs to be worked by Netanyahu either. I also think that deep down the Israelis respect that, especially in the light of some of the pandering that goes on in certain circles.
If Obama can keep his "mean on", he may end up becoming a really good president in his second term.