Bill Maher has been all over the cable news talking about the president’s over-exposure, criticizing what he sees as inaction on Barack Obama’s part to enact change. He even goes so far as to say Obama needs to be more like Bush (only with demonstrably better ideas). He also makes the argument, one that I agree with, that now is the time to push through reforms while the opposition is weak and confused. But is the Obama Administration moving slow or are we impatient with extremely high expectations?
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After all, the first year of the Bush Administration was mostly about blowing the surplus and going on vacations to Crawford until Sept. 11th happened. Bush didn’t become the Bush Maher is talking about UNTIL the towers fell. Up to that point the joke inside the Beltway was how he was going to be a “one-termer” like Poppy. And Bill Clinton spent most of his first term with bad approval ratings and failed initiatives. By comparison, Obama’s first year, which is fraught with way more problems and pratfalls, is a tad more complex.
What do you think about Maher’s criticisms?