Wednesday, May 4, 2011
That's the sound of political capital going out the window
Barak Obama's audacious and bold "hit" on Osama bin Laden scored him big political points. Americans all across the land were dancing in the streets and much of the world was breathing a sigh of relief that this monster was finally gone.
That was Sunday and Monday.
Now it's Wednesday and for the past two days what has the president done to capitalize on all this goodwill? Did he aggressively move to the one issue that has been dogging him for his entire presidency...the economy?
Did he go after Republican dogma with the same killer instinct that gave him to courage to take out OBL?
Did he attack the ideologues on the Deficit Commission or Paul Ryan and rip into their cold-hearted and non-sensical plan to impose a brutal austerity onto most of the populace?
The fact is, he didn't do any of those things. Instead, he spent the last two days debating whether or not to release the photos of bin Laden with his head blown off.
What a waste.