His plans appear to have pulled out of the socialist handbook, spending money the country doesn't have to fund programs the country doesn't want or need, all the while ignoring what really needs to be done (or in some cases, not done).
He doesn't appear to be able to provide the constant attention he needs to give to running the country. The presidency is not a 9 to 5 job, as much as he tries to treat it like it is.
His inability to face the economic crisis with anything but plans that, if implemented, will only make things worse and delay the recovery of the US economy by many months, and maybe a couple of years, will ensure he will be a one-term president.
But none of this is a surprise to me (or to a large number of those commenting on the DC Examiner piece.)
From my post back on October 10th, 2008:
He talks a good game but he rarely follows through. All of the community organizing he did amounted to nothing and accomplished the same, leaving little to show for his efforts...other than bolstering his rather thin resume. He managed to piss away over $100 million of Annenberg Foundation funds and has nothing to show for it. That's not bold leadership. That's incompetence, or worse, fraud.
Then there's this from October 16th:
"It's not that I want to punish your success," Obama replied. "I want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they've got a chance for success, too."
"My attitude is that if the economy's good for folks from the bottom up, it's gonna be good for everybody. I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
It's one thing when it's done voluntarily, and an entirely different thing when you're given no choice. Obama wants to make sure you have no choice whatsoever. That's the "change" he wants to bring about.
The left is always trying to achieve equality of results, while everyone else is trying to make sure everyone has an equality of opportunity.
And then there's this gem from October 18th that paints Obama for the hypocrite he is:
Barack Obama points his finger at "greedy Wall Street" and the banks that have failed or are about to fail as the cause of the present financial meltdown. But as he points his finger, three others are pointing back at him. Many of those banks would never have gotten involved in risky mortgages if he and others hadn't sued many of those same banks for lending discrimination, so-called "redlining", and forcing them to lend to those incapable of paying back those loans.
So he blames the banks that were forced to lend money to those incapable of paying it back, and somehow they're the bad guys? Give me a break.
And there's this from the same post:
He is also very good at saying much, but meaning little, a way of being able to appear to promise something to the masses, yet never really coming out and saying exactly what. Such an ability does not fill me confidence.
From October 25th:
For an Ivy League educated man, Barack Obama shows in incredible lack of understanding of taxes and how they affect the economy. He has also shown he is no math wiz, making claims about providing 95% of “working families” a tax cut. There's only one problem: a large portion of those working families already pay no income taxes. So how will he cut their taxes? He hasn't really explained that as far as I can recall.
And from October 27th:
Somehow he equates social justice with discredited theories of redistributing wealth, in other words, taking money from you to give to people he thinks deserve it more than you. Spoken like a true socialist.
He also tries to make the case that the government isn't prevented from doing what he thinks it must by the US Constitution, regardless that it might unconstitutionally violate a number of individual rights.
And there there's this from November 1st:
It's one thing for a candidate or his campaign organization to spin stories, it's another to decide which media organizations are worthy to cover every utterance of the great Democratic Savior and which are not.
Can we expect these same folks will react the same way when ordinary Americans start asking the same questions? Will Obama's elitist attitude finally become obvious to even his most ardent worshippers, showing their hero has all the same weaknesses as ordinary mortals? Or will they allow their devotion to blind them to the fascism of their Führer, excusing actions that would get anyone else skewered by the press or, even worse, the average American?
Obama has shown a propensity to damage or destroy those who would question his past or his motives. Even friends and political mentors are not immune, as some have found out the hard way.
It still goes on and, as we know, anyone questioning any of his programs or pronouncements are denounced as racists. (Notice how he and his supporters are the only ones playing the race card? That's been the case since last July. If you disagree with him it must be because he's black.)
I could go on and on like this, going back farther to show that Obama was showing his true stripes well before the election, yet his supporters chose to ignore what many conservatives saw as plain as day.
Many questions raised about The One months ago still haven't been answered, and those that have leave more people feeling uneasy about where he's taking the country. Even some of his supporters are starting to question his actions and his motives, and are wondering if they've made a mistake voting for someone with little actual experience at anything other than getting elected.