The Democrats’ Soft Extremism: Obama is out of ideas, and Clinton’s speech was unworthy of him

Posted by on Sep 07, 2012 at 8:49 am

Barack Obama is deeply overexposed and often boring. He never seems to be saying what he’s thinking. His speech Thursday was weirdly anticlimactic. There’s too much buildup, the crowd was tired, it all felt flat. He was somber, and his message was essentially banal: We’ve done better than you think. Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?

There were many straw men. There were phrases like “the shadow of a shuttered steel mill,” which he considers writerly. But they sound empty and practiced now, like something you’ve heard in a commercial or an advertising campaign.

It was stale and empty. He’s out of juice.

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One Response to “The Democrats’ Soft Extremism: Obama is out of ideas, and Clinton’s speech was unworthy of him”

  1. MT Geoff on 7/07/12 at 9:23 am

    I heard a clip from Obama’s speech about “paying” for tax cuts for the wealthy. The “progressives” continue to believe that all wealth belongs to them through government and that lower tax rates are somehow an expense, but of course that’s morally wrong and economically stupid.
    He also spoke of “tax breaks” but that’s not Mitt Romney’s proposal. Gov Romney is proposing lower rates and fewer breaks — a system that will promote better compliance, greater wealth and more revenue.
    To finish my comment, Obama spoke of protecting the middle class from a tax hike for owning their homes. He’s referring to protecting the mortgage deduction. That’s not a tax break for owning a home, it’s a tax deduction (which could be called a break) for owing money on your home. I own my free and clear due to a legacy; I get no mortgage deduction. I do get tax breaks for students at college but those will end soon.