Excerpt from “Why are Obama’s Critics so dumb? Newsweek Jan. 23, 2012 by Andrew Sullivan
“The attacks from both the right and the left on the man and his policies aren’t out of bounds. They’re simply-empirically-wrong. … No fair person can blame Obama for the wreckage Obama inherited.
Economies take time to shift course. But Obama did several things at once: he continued the bank bailout, initiated a bailout of the auto industry, and he worked to pass a huge stimulus package of $787 billion.
all these decisions deserve scrutiy. And in retrospect, they were far more successful than anyone has yet fully given Obama the credit for. The job collapse bottomed out at the beginning of 2010, as the stimulus took effect. Since then, the U.S. has added 2.4 million jobs.
… A depression was averted. The bailout of the auto industry was-amazingly-successful. Even the bank bailouts have been repaid to a great extent by a recovering bank sector.
What liberals have never understood about Obama is that he practices a show-don’t-tell, long-game form of demostic ppolitics. What matters to him is what he can get done, not what he can immediately take credit for.
… If I sound biased, that’s because I am. Biased toward the actual record, not the spin; biased toward a president who has conducted himself with grace and calm under incredible pressure, who has had to manage crises not seen since the Second World War and the Depression and who as yet has not had a single significant scandal to his name.
오바마 대통령에 대한 나의 인상은 항상 단 한마디 “멋지다!” He’s cool.
Lucky to have him as our president. The first American president I ever elected with my own vote. You’ve earned my respect and admiration. with your uncommon intelligence, integrity, gentleness, class, and courage. good looking to boot. Aren’t you too selfish to have so much Mr. President? ^^