Barack Obama’s Arrogance vs. Honest Debate
Posted by Larry Doyle on August 8, 2009 11:24 AM |
There is no doubt that of all the items on Barack Obama’s agenda, his desire to revolutionize our system of health care is of highest priority. His problem right now is the fact that he is losing the debate across all public opinion polls. He knows it and his Democratic colleagues know it.
Obama and his Democratic constituents are faced with the political predicament of whether they want to risk their political futures by ramming health care legislation against the will of the American people.
Prior to making that decision, Obama and the Democratic leadership are trying to reframe the debate in an attempt to sway public opinion. They are entitled to elevate the debate in any manner which they choose. Debate is the essence of democracy.
The public is also entitled to their voice. The public is sending strong and vocal messages to Washington on this topic.
Against this backdrop, I was more than a little surprised to view a vdeo clip of President Obama at a recent rally in Mclean, VA.
Not that Barack Obama needs my advice, but his tact in this forum will not resonate with those currently unsupportive of his health care proposition. In short, I know arrogance when I see it. Our President displays tremendous arrogance in his demeanor and delivery at this rally. In fact, he is not very Presidential. Please review President Obama stating, “Don’t Want The Folks Who Created the Mess to Do a Lot of Talking.”
Leaders welcome debate. They don’t shy away from it. In fact, if we were to silence those who created messes in our political and economic system, Washington would be a very quiet town.
Thoughts, comments welcome and appreciated.