Originally posted by Gauri_3
Originally posted by raj5000
..............Why was he NOT owning the bill?? and could not say he beleives in it 100% and if anything goes wrong he would take full responsibility and stand by it........................
Because he can't! The dude is NOT known for making tough calls or for his decision making. All he is known, so far is, for his packaging and delivering well written speeches.
He is looking ways to disown this very same bill if something goes wrong in the future. This is precisely why he was seeking the Reps' blessings. So that he can stand on that podium, wage that finger of his and claim he is not to be blamed here because republicans thought it was a workable package as well! This should tell us how much faith he himself has in the proposed stimulus package.
Security was a top concern after 9/11 and people often blame Bush to play the fear card to get his way around senate. Well, economy is the top concern right now and we are seeing Obama going down the same path Bush take - trying to bully his way around the house and the senate by playing the fear card all over again. Where is the change when he is resorting to very same strategies he badmouthed Bush for?
He keeps harping on how he inherited a mess in yesterday's speech. Well, did he not know what he is inheriting when he was fighting tooth and nail for this position
Tell us something new Mr. President! For a change, please tell us something we have not heard already