Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Bad News Friday or what will Obama dump on us today?

President Obama

It seems every week there is some new policy change, gaffe, apology for America, or assault on liberty coming from President Obama or his administration. If you have been paying attention, you've noticed how many times the bad news is delivered on a Friday. It is very wearing.

It must be getting to other people too. On Wednesday, Nov. 18th, two related opinion pieces from Monica Crowley, A 'What now?' presidency, The endless series of unfathomable decisions and Karl Rove, The Permanent Campaign Continues, The KSM trial announcement was too important for a Friday news dump, summed up what I and other Americans are feeling. Both are worth reading in their entirety.

What is interesting to me is that they follow a similar format: They each list Obama's bad decisions in chronological order. The only real difference is that Rove supplies dates--all on Fridays.

A friend and I were just talking about this very thing: The Obama Presidency is wearing us out! Monica Crowley must have been listening in on that conversation. She wrote:

"Over the past 10 months, President Obama has subjected the country to a grueling and dizzying whirligig ride. Every day brings a new outrage, failure, resignation, scandalous revelation, incompetence, untruth, laughable spin and, most important, horrifyingly bad policy.

You cannot open a newspaper, go to a news Web site, or turn on cable news without seeing a new story that is more appalling than the last. Just when you think you've heard it all from Team Obama, the next day brings another jaw-dropper.

The man is exhausting."

As for Karl Rove's piece, it's Friday... what's the bad news for today? I don't know yet.

As for permanent campaign mode, last night, Drudge posted this revealing quote from President Obama addressing our troops in South Korea*": You guys make a pretty good photo op." Unbelievable.

*The photo op article is about Obama's failure to make a decision on Afghanistan before Thanksgiving. I can't imagine why he is waiting. Could it be he's waiting for his health care bill to pass first so as to not alienate some Democrats?


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