March 04, 2010

More Incompetence From Obama

Despite the headline, Barack Obama is almost certainly not selling judgeships to secure heath care votes.

For starters, holding on to the appointment until after the vote would have been Obama's power play, and it is also rather difficult to claim that Scott Matheson isn't a good candidate for the position.

But any politician—even a neophyte city councilman—simply has to know how bad the optics of this appointment are at this time. While the appointment is probably perfectly legitimate, even amateurs know better than to create the appearance of possible bribery, especially leading into a close-run and controversial vote on a high-profile piece of legislation with little public support.

Supporters claim that Barack Obama is refreshingly smart and cerebral compared to our last President.

How much longer do we have to wait until he shows it?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 4, 2010 11:29 AM

Obama is a one trick pony. He can give a speech with a teleprompter, but only with a teleprompter.

Posted by: Jack at March 4, 2010 11:44 AM

What makes you think that this isn't corrupt? Obie is immeshed in Chicago style politics up to his nostrils, and it isn't in the least bit unlikely that he would do something this brazen.

Posted by: TimothyJ at March 4, 2010 12:22 PM

Yea...bush was really good at speaking. Morons.

Posted by: Johnny Obscure at March 5, 2010 12:00 PM

Perhaps Obama is not, in terms of cash changing hands, exchanging judgeships for Obamacare votes, but one would be hard pressed to tell the difference here. There are such things as coincidences. This is not among them.

At the very least, doing this, on the very day Matheson's brother is wined and dined in the White House, reveals either a total lack of political smarts, or reveals Obama's complete contempt for the American public and his belief in his own brilliance and infallibility. This goes far beyond bad optics and treads in the realm of clinical narcissistic derangement. Apparently Obama believes that he can say and do anything he wants.

Will we let him get away with it?

Posted by: mikemcdaniel at March 5, 2010 10:44 PM