(Via Hot Air) Andrew Sullivan is coming to understand what we already know about the empty suit and so he has some strong words about the big disappointment:
[Senators] have to lead, because this president is too weak, too cautious, too beholden to politics over policy to lead. In this budget, in his refusal to do anything concrete to tackle the looming entitlement debt, in his failure to address the generational injustice, in his blithe indifference to the increasing danger of default, he has betrayed those of us who took him to be a serious president prepared to put the good of the country before his short term political interests. Like his State of the Union, this budget is good short term politics but such a massive pile of fiscal bull***t it makes it perfectly clear that Obama is kicking this vital issue down the road.
To all those under 30 who worked so hard to get this man elected, know this: he just screwed you over. He thinks you’re fools. Either the US will go into default because of Obama’s cowardice, or you will be paying far far more for far far less because this president has no courage when it counts. He let you down. On the critical issue of America’s fiscal crisis, he represents no hope and no change. Just the same old Washington politics he once promised to end.
In the immortal words of John McClane: "Welcome to the party pal!"
We really shouldn't blame Andrew Sullivan. When you do not believe in anything, you will get swept up in any personality cult. Andrew Sullivan was in love with George W Bush, then he hated Bush. Sullivan was taken head over heels with Obama, now he calls Obama weak and a coward. We should be weay of people like Sullivan and yet keep close tabs on them, because he could represent a sizable portion of, not just the American people, but the people of the world.
Even Jake Tapper, who has been drifting closer to Obama with each passing day the last year and a half, summed up the budget with this eye-opening observation, "At no point in the president's 10-year projection would the U.S. government spend less than it's taking in."
Andrew Sullivan and Jake Tapper is right however, Obama punted. Big time. It was like ObamaCare: He let Democrats in Congress write a bill up and he went out and sold it. And he didn't even do a good job on that front.
Don't have time to read the entire budget? Andrew Stiles gives us a bullet-point list of most, if not all, of the lowlights of the budget. The most mind numbing of them all, is the $26.3 trillion in total new debt, including entitlement obligations, predicted by 2021.
Now it is time to step up where Obama has abdicated. The first one to stand-up and take the bull by the horns, wins the day and leads the debate. I hope that that person (or group of people) comes from House Republicans. Particularly, I'd like that person to be Representative Paul Ryan and Conservative House Freshmen. That is why we support the Roadmap For America's Future (if you haven't read it, please do) and elected all those new Republicans to the House Of Representatives.
I can hope, right?