7 Stories Obama Does Not Want Told - Story 1

John F. Harris outlines seven storylines that the Obama White House doesn't want you to know in his Politico article "7 stories Barack Obama doesn't want told," and TexasGOPVote is adding seven new tags to help our readers follow them! They include:

  • monopoly money 
  • Spock 
  • Chicago-style politics
  • pushover patsy
  • selling out America
  • President Pelosi
  • celebutante

TexasGOPVote will dedicate a blog post to each of these seven stories in the coming weeks!

Story #1: He thinks he's playing with monopoly money

With Obama signing over a trillion dollars in stimulus spending and bank and auto bailouts during his first weeks in office, he must think he's playing with Monopoly money!

...it is clear Obama underestimated the political consequences that flow from the perception that he is a profligate spender. He also misjudged the anger in middle America about bailouts with weak and sporadic public explanations of why he believed they were necessary.
The flight of independents away from Democrats last summer — the trend that recently hammered Democrats in off-year elections in Virginia — coincided with what polls show was alarm among these voters about undisciplined big government and runaway spending. The likely passage of a health care reform package criticized as weak on cost-control will compound the problem.

The Obama Administration is signaling that Obama will use the 2010 State of the Union address to emphasize fiscal discipline. Fiscal discipline?! Come on, would Obama actually impose spending reductions that would cramp his own agenda?


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