Before: They loved him, they really loved him, back in July 2008,
Berlin police estimated more than 200,000 people attended the speech. That is almost three times the size of the largest crowd Obama has yet drawn in the United States, an outdoor rally in Oregon that drew an estimated 75,000.
After: Those fickle Germans, two years later, asking,
Will Obama Be the ‘Jimmy Carter of the 21st Century’?
My estimation is that things are going to get a lot worse, and by the time Obama’s out of office, they’ll be wishing Obama was the ‘Jimmy Carter of the 21st Century’.
Instapundit: “ACTUALLY, THAT’S A BEST-CASE SCENARIO”
Obama’s first lost the Germans, and now lost David Brooks, too:
He [Brooks] is so indignant about this, in fact, that if this was the only thing that David Brooks had ever wrote you would be forgiven for concluding that David Brooks did not spend the last election cycle helping to get elected President the man who is now busily mucking up coordinating the cleanup. Which is, indeed, so mucked up that local governments are preemptively announcing that they’re not going to wait for the Feds to do to them what the Feds have done to Louisiana.
Over in East Columbus, Hundreds of Construction Workers Forced Into Unpaid Leave to Accommodate Obama Photo Op
Will those workers remember this when it’s time to vote?
Note to TV newscaster who wants Obama to hand out money to the workers who won’t be able to work:
Despite recent history, President Obama doesn’t get to hand out money to anyone he wants. I’m a bit hazy on this after the past 18 months, but my recollection is the Constitution vests Congress with the power to authorize spending and prohibits money being drawn from the Treasury “but in Consequence of Appropriations made by law.”