U.S. President Barack Obama suffered a humiliating defeat last Tuesday when Massachusetts voters elected a Republican to a Senate seat that was held by the Democrats since the late 1960s.
It was a crushing blow to Obama's personal agenda to socialize America by passing sweeping healthcare reform, and at the same time one-up former president Bill Clinton who was unable to get the job done back in 1994.
During the campaign, Obama repeated his top priorities to withdraw from Iraq and fix the economy. He promised to move quickly and assured worried Americans that he understood their concerns about losing their jobs and homes due to the nation's financial mess.
"I want to ensure that we hit the ground running on Jan. 20 because we don't have a moment to lose," he said back in November.
But it was a different Obama who took office on Jan. 20. It was an arrogant Obama who quickly forgot the promises he made to the American people. His agenda was more important than saving jobs or fixing the economy.
And so for the past nine months, Mr. Obama remained doggedly determined to sign his $3 trillion healthcare reform bill into law despite the fact that his popularity was waning in the polls.
Narcissists like Obama have an annoying tendency to ignore reality if it conflicts with their inflated egos. This is why other socialist dictators like Hitler and Stalin failed so brilliantly.
Tomorrow, a thoroughly humiliated Obama will go before the nation and make more promises, such as a 3-year spending freeze that will ultimately result in even more job losses. What he won't be able to boast about are his many accomplishments since he has none.
In short, Mr Obama’s nightmare January could easily slip into a nightmare February. “Unless and until the president changes the way his White House, works, things are going to continue to go badly for him,” says the head of a Democratic think-tank. “Heads still have to roll.” Read More...