Why Obama Is Looking More and More Like Jimmy Carter

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 at 8:17 pm

• Egypt is on the verge of a bloody civil war, while much of the rest of the Middle East is in turmoil. But the president has little leverage to shape events, and appears mostly to be an observer as the debate builds about U.S. aid to Egypt.

• Congress and the White House are caroming toward another budget and debt ceiling crisis this fall, but Obama lacks a clear strategy to pressure the GOP into a deal on his terms. Republican and Democratic lawmakers have dismissed most of his proposals –including his latest offer of corporate tax reform and infrastructure spending.

• Obama had to postpone for a year several important provisions of his Affordable Care Act, while his signature 2010 law is under siege by GOP lawmakers and conservative groups and has the lowest approval rate to date, according to the latest CBS News poll. The success of his program could hinge entirely on the ability to convince 2.7 million young people to sign up for health insurance.

• Russian President Vladimir Putin snubbed Obama’s request to extradite NSA leaker Edward Snowden to the U.S. for disclosing classified details about government surveillance programs.

• The economy appears to be locked in perpetual doldrums, with every modest gain quickly offset by some economic disappointment or setback.

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3 Responses to “Why Obama Is Looking More and More Like Jimmy Carter”

  1. jd on 21/21/13 at 9:14 am

    obama is not looking like carter. he would be lucky if he was looking like carter.

    he is setting his own level of failure. worse than carter and nixon combined.

  2. Catseye on 21/21/13 at 3:50 pm

    O’bama chose poorly when he backed the Brotherhood. He obviously never had a history class he paid attention in so has little to no grasp of what is happening and why around the world.
    As for a strategy to deal with the GOP, the strategy is the same as it’s always been “build strawmen and knock them down” it hasn’t worked for him in the past and won’t in the future.

    O’bamacare always was a piece of junk it’s just that as the Go date gets closer it’s getting more and more obvious.

    Putin isn’t impressed with what O’bama wants, period.

    And the word isn’t doldrums it’s Depression.