Obama’s Anti-Earmark Opportunity
This post was found over at Contentions blog which is part of Commentary Magazine.
It serves as a perfect "PART #2" to a posting I did yesterday entitled "For Some Obamaniacs, Chickens Are Roosting" and deserves a full read.
I have highlighted enough here in order to make the point and get the ball rolling!
Last night, due to growing opposition, the Senate delayed action on the $410 billion omnibus spending bill, which includes more than 8,500 earmarks. Majority Leader Reid must find one more vote to reach the 60 needed to break a Republican-led filibuster.
This provides President Obama with an opportunity to reboot, at least to some degree, his presidency. As Jennifer has documented quite well, we are seeing moderate liberal and moderate conservatives who in the past have expressed admiration for Obama — people like David Brooks, David Gergen, Stuart Taylor, Christopher Buckley, and others — raise serious concerns about the course and direction of his presidency, especially because of the fiscal path he is pursuing.
If what Barack Obama said during the campaign about his fierce opposition to earmarks was true, this is a terrific chance for him to show it. If he were to veto this legislation, or return it to Congress with stern instructions to rework the legislation in a way that was free of earmarks, it would be a gutsy and admirable thing to do. It would show he is impressively independent of Congressional Democrats and is willing to fulfill his promise of “change” and page-turning politics. It would also be quite popular in the country.
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This "Obama Express" spending train has got to be slowed down. A smarter approach has to be adopted than just printing as much money as possible from the Tresurary, and hope to see if any of it sticks!
As things currently stand with this lopsided one-party leadership, we are loosing our economy and culture by default to a Walter Mondale set of economic and socialist agendas put forth by a two year old Congress led by the Democrat Political Party spearheaded by the former Junior Senator from the State of Illinois, President Barack Obama.