Wednesday, January 21, 2009

It's a bird, it's a plane . . .

Eugene Robinson:

“Expectations that Obama will be able to solve this daunting array of problems are strikingly high. A new Washington Post poll finds that 61 percent of Americans have a ''good amount'' or ''great deal'' of confidence that Obama will make the right decisions for the country. A remarkable 72 percent are ''fairly'' or ''very'' confident that Obama's economic program - - whatever it ultimately turns out to be - - will improve the economy.

An Associated Press poll reports that 65 percent of Americans believe Obama will be an ''above average'' president, including 28 percent who expect him to be ''outstanding.'' Almost two-thirds of Americans, the AP finds, believe their own financial situation will improve during the Obama administration. . . .

The truth is that no one knows whether Obama will be a good president, much less a great president.”

Actually, with all the hero worship, idolatry and high expectations, the truth is that Obama will be a disappointing president.

Two-thirds of Americans believe their own financial situation will improve during the Obama administration?

In fact, their situation will get worse and then flat line over the next 12 to 18 months, as recession deepens and spreads.


John Sims, Commissioner said...

You are absolutely correct Barry! Best Wishes and Happy New Year. I hope all is well with you and your family. Buckle down pal. We are in for a helluva ride!

Barry Jay Warsch said...

You're a reader? How'd you find me?