reply to post by Grumble
You hit the nail on the head. This is his modus operendi on almost everything.
Obama throws things, and sees if they stick, if they don't, he capitulates and things are changed. He also has his Czars so he can claim no
responsibility for anything, ever. He delegates responsibility out, which we have really not seen a president do to this magnitude.
He also does it with money, Health care reform. Almost everything he does. In a sense it is a rather sly, sneaky way to do things. He almost always
wins more than he expected due to it, because people are afraid to say no to him. This is one of the major causes between the GoP and Democrat
parties. He asks them to battle it out, and then takes the vote to the table. All the whil he secretly hopes his party comes out with more than they
bargained for. So far, they have. Very manipulative.
You think he wold have been unhappy with 400 billion instead of 780? If he had only truly felt he needed 300 billion, what the heck, ask for the
mountain and see what you get. Do you understand now why "the public option is a preferred option, but not necessary"?
My kids did this to me until I caught on. They asked for $50. I would reply, "well, I can't do $50, how about $30?"
Only later did I come to find out they really only needed $10, so they came out with a hot little profit.
I think this is the exact reason people were so wary about the speech to the kids. They sense the undertones of things, yet have a very hard time in
expressing it in words that can be reasoned out sometimes. Not to mention the fact there is no real way to know the contents of the real speech now.
People are just feeling unease, and when called to task, have a hard time placing their finger on why. It's a trust issue, and this is only one of
the reasons why.
He just threw Van Jones under the bus because he got caught. Most certainly he had hoped he wouldn't. Now, people are wondering, "What else? Who
else?" This is the awakening.
[edit on 8-9-2009 by Libertygal]