I almost mistook the headline for the latest AP "article" regarding Obama as something I would find in "The Onion."
The title of the latest article regarding the latest silly crticism of Obama is "Obama defends tackling many problems at same time."
Um... sorry to be so obvious and all, but isn't that, like, THE PRESIDENT'S JOB??? I guess we all got so used to the Bush years that we grew accustomed to having our President take way too much vacation, hire all his feckless, incompetent cronies, and generally adopt a do-nothing, know-nothing attitude about all of the country's ills.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama pushed back Tuesday against criticism that he's trying to take on too many issues at once, defending a $3.6 trillion budget that seeks to shore up the economy while also overhauling health care, energy and education.
"To kick these problems down the road for another four years or another eight years would be to continue the same irresponsibility that led us to this point," Obama said in an appearance with the heads of the congressional budget committees. "That's not why I ran for this office. I didn't come here to pass on our problems to the next president or the next generation."
This qualifies as the biggest "Duh" I've seen in a while. OF COURSE Obama should be tackling several problems at once. All of these problems are incredibly important and it's refreshing to have a President who can chew gum and walk at the same time. Can you imagine what the McCain/Palin administration would look like??? John McCain couldn't even handle running his campaign and dealing with the economic collapse at the same time (or so he implied).
Overall, on a scale of 1 to 10, I would give Obama about an 8 or 9 in terms of job performance so far.
The article continues:
In particular, the president responded sharply to the idea, pushed by some leaders in Congress, that he should be focusing on fixing the banking crisis first. Obama said his team is working aggressively to free up frozen credit and get people working again, but that real economic recovery requires many actions at once.
"The American people don't have the luxury of just focusing on Wall Street," Obama said. "They don't have the luxury of choosing to pay their mortgage or their medical bills. They don't get to pick between paying their kids' college tuition or saving enough money for retirement."
"They have to do all these things," the president added. "They have to confront all these problems. And as a consequence, so do we."