In “Wrong about Obama,” Dr. Terdiman paints a picture with a wide brush, but with few facts and no specifics.
In blaming President Obama’s strained relationship with the opposition, he is missing the Republican leadership’s meeting on January 20, 2009, the day of Obama’s first inauguration, where the Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, indicated that the top priority for the Republican party was for Obama to be a one-term president.
The country was in the midst of a financial crisis, unemployment was a major problem, the economy was sputtering, and we had an unnecessary military adventure in the Middle East, but the opposition’s priority was to defeat Obama.
Health care reform, originally an idea of the Heritage Foundation, a Republican think tank, was signed into law by Governor Mitt Romney in Massachusetts. When embraced by Obama, it became a leper. Has the opposition proposed an alternative? No! The Republican-controlled Congress is sterile.
This has been the misguided position of the opposition. To blame Obama alone demonstrates a clear lack of reality.