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If his intention was to channel the dynamic TR, Obama came to the wrong place.
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• You may disagree with Roosevelt’s conservation policies and how he used his presidential powers to identify various lands as federally protected, but for three days in May, 1908, he convened a conference on conservation at the White House attended by 360 people: 45 state and territorial governors; commissioners of Indian affairs; his entire Cabinet (except for two traveling); the full Supreme Court; a large number of Senators and Representatives; representatives from 68 professional societies such as forestry, mining, scenic and historical preservation, farming, lumber; 21 reporters; and experts in such fields as geography, entomology, biology, and soil. (Edmund Morris, Theodore Rex (2001).) By contrast, on February 25, 2010, Obama convened a one-day Health Care Summit at Blair House. He invited about three dozen people, all of them government officials and politicians: the congressional leadership of the Senate and House, the chair and ranking member of the relevant committees, eight additional members of Congress, and some Executive Branch personnel. Senator John McCain, his opponent in the 2008 election, was one of those who attended and you may recall that the President snippily told him, “The election is over, John.”
There is no need to detail here what others have recounted about how President Obama was absent on the debates this past spring and summer on the deficit reduction (including being fully silent on the recommendations of his own presidentially appointed commission) and budget (the country has been without a budget because of inaction by the Senate Democrats for two fiscal years). Obama’s one-time golf date on June 18, 2011, with Speaker Boehner, in which they did not achieve resolution, was not channeling Roosevelt. Obama has not met with Republicans for over five months.
No, folks, President Obama is totally incapable of channeling the capable Theodore Roosevelt.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?