Where to start?
The President has a bullet proof majority in the Senate. He has a reasonable majority in the house. He was swept into the White House with all the force of a Pacific tsunami. The Republicans were collapsing faster than a Las Vegas hotel implosion, and a year later he has bupkis. Nada. Zero. The null set.
Even the last kid picked usually brings something to the court. Between the legs dribble. Jump shot. Hook. Good D. Behind the back pass. Or maybe he just doesn’t turn the ball over.
But a year into this administration, it looks like we got stuck with a zero-trick pony who talked his way into being the team captain. We have a president who can’t lead, pass, dribble, shoot (let alone score), shoot free throws, or go to the hoop. Sorry, no tele-prompters allowed on the court.
The President is out of sync with all that is going on in this country and even a massive infusion of tele-prompted events can’t save him.
Health care. Lost out of bounds. Failed because it was a terrible plan that pandered to the far left and the President’s lack of focus and leadership failed to score on what would have been an easy layup for any kind of workable plan. He allowed the democratic process to be subverted, state by state, for a misguided reform(?) that ran fully counter to his campaign promises of transparency and bi-partisan involvement. Complete loss of street cred.
Chicago Olympics. Couldn’t get the balls out of the bag for warm-ups. He got spanked by a group that is kindergartners by Chicago standards, and he was fully exposed as lacking charisma and clout. He couldn’t even win the dubious opportunity for Chicago to lose hundreds of millions of dollars on a white elephant that is endanger of becoming a yawn to most of us. Is a bigger re-ject-shun possible?
Copenhagen climate summit. Bad play off the bench. Obama notoriously changed his schedule in order to attempt to affect the outcome in a manner that the eco-centrics could celebrate. In the end, however he and his “leadership” fell completely flat as the conference disintegrated into a thinly disguised shakedown of the developed nations by corrupt, underdeveloped countries, and the friendly tree-huggers proved to be rioters par exellence. Chaos on the court.