Sunday, March 22, 2009
The honeymoon is over: The NYT comes out against President Obama on several fronts
Politico.com reports that The New York Times editorially and with three of its elitist columnist attacked the Obama administration and its policies Sunday that they so far find inadequate.
It has been a bad month for the president. His special Olympics' crack on Jay Leno really hurt him among folks The NYT covets. But the newspaper's all-out assault on him today must have caught his camp by surprise.
Politico says the administration prizes The Times' opinions.
Confidence continues to deteriorate under Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. He is going to roll out the administration's bad assets' plan for banks this week, and it is sure to disappoint Wall Street since there is not enough money in the world to cover all the bad decisions the nation's financial bigwigs made. Somebody is going to have to pay for these bad assets, and the administration is slowly learning that taxpayers are about to revolt.
An Orlando Tea Party drew thousands.
I like Obama's statements last week on reforming education, his continued support of No Child Left Behind reforms and his call for open enrollment for charter public schools. These are all things The Times would oppose. So he has my support on this agenda item for the little good it will do him.
So Obama's troubles may only be beginning to mount. With The Times after him, he is going to have to pare back some of ambitious plans or hire one of the irritated Timesmen or women for his administration.