Friday, January 29, 2010

Bringing in the lobbyists

I was glad to see that the AP, the NYT and the WaPo all did some fact-checking on the State of the Onion message. Especially rich, however, was Obama bashing lobbyists when despite his promises he hired a bunch of them and the day after the SOTU the White House was calling bunches of them for "special consultations" and of course they were being dunned for money by Dems on the Hill. I think Obama is losing credibility by the moment. We all knew it was inevitable, but the SOTU crystallized a number of memes, especially denial of reality. He couldn't get anything significant through with a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and a big majority in the House and it's not because of any problem with policy but a failure to communicate?

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