Who Is Obama?

So many well-meaning people hoped that Mr. Obama would not be what he so obviously is: an inexperienced, incompetent, inflexible ideologue.

It’s amazing that so many liberals think the president is not liberal enough. There’s Obamacare (rammed through on a one-party vote and against the expressed will of the voters), Stimulus I, Stimulus II, his fixation on “green jobs,” cap and trade (which even his own party wouldn’t give him), his opposition to DADT, his many payoffs to the unions, exploding deficits, higher taxes, demonizing the rich, protecting illegal immigration, etc. For two years he got almost whatever he wanted. Now, he must actually negotiate with Republicans, and the left is upset? They are hard to please!

If the president were to break the liberal mold and do the right thing for the country, he would probably win next year. Instead, he is going to stay the course and try to win ugly, by attacking the Republicans and the Tea Party through fear mongering. This is doubly tragic. Not only does it cause untold millions to suffer in this economy, it squanders the historic opportunity he had as the nation’s first black president.

He is too small for the job. How sad for all of us.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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