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January 20, 2010

Message Maybe Recieved, By Some?

Here's NY Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman, a partisan urban liberal Democrat (but not wild-eyedly so), getting it, and, one senses, finally writing about the anger he's been feeling for six months.

This is a sloppily-written piece that reeks of first-draft anger. Basically it's a hate-you letter to Barack Obama.

He's Done Everything Wrong

Obama punted on the economy and reversed the fortunes of the Democrats in 365 days.

Heís misjudged the character of the country in his whole approach. Thereís the saying, ďItís the economy, stupid.Ē He didnít get it. He was determined somehow or other to adopt a whole new agenda. He didnít address the main issue.

This health-care plan is going to be a fiscal disaster for the country. Most of the country wanted to deal with costs, not expansion of coverage. This is going to raise costs dramatically.

In the campaign, he said he would change politics as usual. He did change them. Itís now worse than it was. Iíve now seen the kind of buying off of politicians that Iíve never seen before. Itís politically corrupt and itís starting at the top. Itís revolting.

Five states got deals on health careóone of them was Harry Reidís. It is disgusting, just disgusting. Iíve never seen anything like it. The unions just got them to drop the tax on Cadillac plans in the health-care bill. It was pure union politics. They just went along with it. Itís a bizarre form of political corruption. Itís bribery. I suppose they could say, thatís the system. He was supposed to change it or try to change it.

....

Heís lost his audience. He has not rallied public opinion. He has plunged in the polls more than any other political figure since weíve been using polls. Heís done everything wrong. Well, not everything, but the major things.

I donít consider it a triumph. I consider it a disaster.

One business leader said to me, ďIn the Clinton administration, the policy people were at the center, and the political people were on the sideline. In the Obama administration, the political people are at the center, and the policy people are on the sidelines.Ē

Iím very disappointed. We endorsed him. I voted for him. I supported him publicly and privately.


...

Itís very sad. Itís really sad.

Heís improved Americaís image in the world. He absolutely did. But you have to translate that into something. Let me tell you what a major leader said to me recently. ďWe are convinced,Ē he said, ďthat he is not strong enough to confront his enemy. We are concerned,Ē he said ďthat he is not strong to support his friends.Ē

The political leadership of the world is very, very dismayed. He better turn it around. The Democrats are going to get killed in this election. Jesus, looks whatís happening in Massachusetts.

Oh, this just in:

BREAKING NEWS

EXCLUSIVE

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Mort Zuckerman is a racist.

That is all.

Thanks to someone.



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