The road to ruin

Daniel Henninger writes about Obama’s Ruinous Course
Where in his career did Barack Obama ever learn the art of the political deal? Nowhere.

Bear in mind as we spend the holidays on this precipice, that the “fiscal cliff” wasn’t born yesterday. It crawled out of its crypt in late 2011, after the Republican leadership and Mr. Obama—the deficit-reduction “super committee”—failed to negotiate essentially the same deal they are failing to get done now.

The inability of this Congress and this president to compromise on anything, now or at any time in the past four years, is itself a problem worthy of some thought.

Here’s one thought: The main reason there isn’t, and may never be, a solution on the fiscal cliff is that Barack Obama doesn’t know how to do a political compromise. Where in his career did Barack Obama ever learn the art of the political deal? Nowhere.

Read the whole thing.

And, by the way, as I see it, we went over the fiscal cliff with the first “stimulus.”

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3 Responses to “The road to ruin”

  1. jlh Says:

    Where did he learn the art of compromise?–Chicago.

    What is his actual game plan? An 8-year transformation of a reasonably capitalistic, somewhat democratic superpower into a cannibalistic socialist superstate, whose only ambition in the world is to be appreciated for its sensitivity.

  2. Fausta Says:

    That about sums it up, JLH.

  3. IGotBupkis, Legally Defined Cyberbully in All 57 States Says:

    Oh, they compromise. They get tax increases for unspecified cuts for some nonspecific amount at some later date to be announced at some point…


    And the media makes it all the fault of the GOP… which is why the GOP needs to stop bothering to play ball with them…. If they are going to get blamed for not rolling over and playing dead whenever the Dems snap their fingers, they need to stop rolling over and playing dead at all.

    The problem with the GOP is that they keep trying to play nice. The Dems are here to cut everyone’s balls off so that they get themselves a soprano chorus in unison.