This Blog tries to keep out of politics mainly because both sides think that the other side is the problem. When you think about it, without the other party being there, you have no one to blame the mistakes on.
Every four years we elect a president. About half of the voters get their choice of who gets the office. After elected, the President gives a couple of speeches and then settles down to the job of running the country. Then after about two years in office the press usually starts whining that there haven’t been enough Presidential news conferences.
This President’s plans may or may not work; only time will tell. But there is one thing that is very irritating; this guy will not stop talking. He has a solution for everything. Most probably, if he were to stop explaining what is being done, we might interpret things for ourselves and come to the “wrong” conclusions.
Can you imagine getting on an airliner for a cross country flight and have the pilot on the intercom talking to the passengers for the whole flight? Even if there was nothing wrong, you might question the pilot's mental state.
Presidential speeches use to be rare enough to where you would take the time to listen to at least part of it. Does President Obama think he has a captive audience and can talk his way out of this mess? Haven’t we had one too many press conferences? Is this going to be one never ending pep rally? He reminds me of the construction worker who leans on his shovel when he talks.
I'd really like to turn on the TV and not get a Presidential briefing on how great the economy is doing (he'd be playing golf if that was true). It’s illuminating to hear the President say, “We aren’t out of the woods yet.” It sets my mind at ease to know, it's not a train tunnel that we're in.