Sunday, November 15, 2009
On the road to 2010 - Shrinking Coattails of President Obama
To some, "Liberal" is a dirty word. A liberal friend emailed:
- better vote liberal -- no not just obama, vote specifically for the liberal agenda, not to be confused with the big-tent dem agenda. better back the likes of frank all the way. and better pally up with the likes of the odious bill moyers and reich and the rest of the faux-wine-swillers.
- yep, its a bitter pill.
SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--President Barack Obama headed to Shanghai on Sunday to press China on issues from climate change to economic restructuring, amid rising concerns that his first swing through Asia will yield more disappointment than progress on trade, human rights, national security and environmental concerns.
A flurry of actions here this weekend raised more questions than they resolved on a broad sweep of issues confronting both sides of the Pacific. On Sunday, leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum dropped efforts to reach a binding international climate change agreement in Copenhagen next month, settling instead for what they called a political framework for future negotiations.
Thought I was reading about G.W. Bush!
The President can continue his policy of appeasement and take a chance on support from enough middle-of-the road voters to carry the Democrats in 2010. A rebound in the economy and improvement in the unemployment numbers would help him and could make a difference. Right now,however, things don't look rosy.