Sunday, October 04, 2009

It's Not Working Out For The Left Either

This week's Saturday Night live skit on Obama a is making the rounds, not because it's that funny (It's ok), but because they are FINALLY making fun of Obama and not in a backhanded way.

The skit basically makes fun of Obama in not accomplishing anything in his first year. But the interesting thing about the checklist is that it's all leftwing stuff. Let's face it, none of us in the center, center right, or far right expected anything out of Obama except for things that we would have to fight against (and we are). But what is illustrated in this skit is that the left is getting nothing that it expected, and this is with all the power on Obama's side.

As The Corner at NRO points out, even Frank Rich, the NYT lefty columnist has about had it with Obama for different reasons:

Obama’s promise to make Americans trust the government again was not just another campaign bullet point; it’s the foundation of his brand of governance and essential to his success in office. At the first anniversary of the TARP bailout of the banks, we can see how far he has to go. Americans’ continued suspicion that Washington is in cahoots with powerful interests in joints like Tosca is contributing to their confusion and skepticism about what’s happening out of view in the battle over health care reform.

The public is not wrong. The administration’s legislative deals with the pharmaceutical companies were made in back rooms. Business Week reported in early August that the UnitedHealth Group and its fellow insurance giants had already quietly rounded up moderate Democrats in the House to block any public health care option that would compete with them for business. UnitedHealth’s hired Beltway gunslingers include both Elmendorf Strategies and Daschle, a public supporter of the public option who nonetheless does some of his “wink, wink” counseling for UnitedHealth. The company’s in-house lobbyist is a former chief of staff to Steny Hoyer, the House majority leader. Gephardt consults there too.

The checklist given in the SNL skit is good news for us on the right (and for the country actually). I say to Pres. Obama, "keep doing jack squat" and maybe things won't go from bad to worse.

We can only "hope."