"It's not that our liberal friends are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so." -Ronald Reagan

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Barack Obama continues to lower expectations

I saw the first story this morning on Twitter. Saved it for later when I'd have a chance to read it. Interesting. Worth reading. I then went on an expectations hunt and found many articles. I've include a sampling below. Scary when you make yourself out to be the be-all, cure-all so you can get elected then you have to deal with the reality. If Barack doesn't deliver to all those groups he promised a miracle or two, he's in deep doo-doo. Maybe. Could be he continues to get a pass. We'll see.

AP: Preparing Country for Failing Obama Presidency, Excuses Abound
Liz Sidoti of the Associated Press seems to be setting the table for a certain amount of failure from Barack Obama by helping lower expectations among the people. Her latest AP report is as much as warning that, since he is facing “heady challenges,” we shouldn’t expect too much from him. In other words, before he has even really faced anything at all, Sidoti is making excuses for him almost in the mold of an affirmative action hire. It seems a perfect example of using the soft bigotry of low expectations to make preemptory excuses for Obama....

HARDEV KAUR: All eyes on Obama's sweeping stimulus package
THE incoming occupant of the White House did not mince his words on the state of the United States economy that he is set to inherit and oversee. "It will get worse before it gets better," declared President-elect Barack Obama. He also appears to be lowering expectations for what he can achieve next year, while at the same time, in an effort to check further deterioration and to boost the economy, he announced a stimulus package that boosted prices of stocks around the world.

Obama the Magician
Now that we have finally elected the messiah to come through with the list of solutions and giveaways he promised us, many in his inner circle are lowering expectations for what he will be able to do. The night he defeated Hilary Clinton he said, “I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth.”

Obama: Economy 'a big problem, and it's going to get worse' The Politico - Dec 07 7:34 AM
Obama braced the country for more tough times Sunday, saying the nation’s already dismal economy will worsen. See also: 21st century New Deal

Obama Lowering Expectations Of His Presidency
Obama Lowering Expectations Of His Presidency. Posted by: Curt @ 9:43 am in Barack Obama ... Obama's senior advisers have drawn up plans to lower expectations ...

Obama Advisers To Public: Temper Expectations
Obama Advisers To Public: Temper Expectations - President-elect Barack Obama and his ... Obama Advisers Already Lowering Expectations for President-in-Training ...beltwayblips.com/story/obama_advisers_to_public_temper_expectations

Obama Lowers Expectations
Obama " ... Tuesday, Obama Lowers Expectations. Susan Davis ... "Lowering" expectations? I didn't think there was many expectations to begin with for Obama. ...blogs.wsj.com/.../04/on-eve-of-super-tuesday-obama-lowers-expectations

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