Here is a clip from Obama's speech in Quincy yesterday making the case for the need for financial reform. Too bad he didn't consider the decision as to when a person has made too much money above the pay grade of the President of the United States. Obama needs an enemy as Dan Henninger points out in today's Wall Street Journal. Unfortunately, the Community Organizer in Chief may find the Alinsky tactics he clings to may also be his Achilles heel:
Even Achilles had a heel, and Mr. Obama's may be his decision to be his own Saul Alinsky. Defining, demonizing and making a mockery of one's opponents was one of Alinsky's main rules for community organizers. But community organizers, though often charismatic, can also be annoying jerks.Obama has a convenient target in the unpopular folks from Wall Street. It's certainly easier to demonize another target than to make a silk purse out of the sow's ear that is the Obama record of accomplishment in office. In demonizing Wall Street, yesterday, Obama revealed something of his core beliefs just as he did in making his off-the-cuff response to Joe the Plumber during the campaign:
"Now, what we’re doing -- I want to be clear, we’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that's fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money."Maybe Obama should consider something novel like staying out of when people have made enough money and start focusing on policies that might help the nearly 10% of citizens who are unemployed make some money.
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