Today it was revealed he called Obama wishy-washy in a magazine article:
President Obama’s clarification of his stance on the mosque to be built near ground zero shows that he needs new advisers, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says in an interview published in the magazine GQ.
“The president, I think, needs some better advisers,” Bloomberg says in the interview. “He campaigns, ‘I'm gonna do A,’ and then he doesn't do it. Now he's pissed off the supporters and the opponents. You go for it.”
Asked if he had any recommendations, Bloomberg told the magazine: “No. I don't know. David Axelrod, when I've talked to him, he seems very smart, and Rahm Emanuel, who I've known forever, he is very smart. [But] you know, if you're going to stand up for the mosque Friday night, you don't walk away from it Saturday morning.”
Gee - the one issue Obama never seems to walk away from is bashing teachers and putting education privatization policies in place.
But as for many of the other issues, yes, Bloomberg is right.
Here's a good example:
First Obama's against extending the Bush tax cuts, then they put out a trial balloon saying maybe they're for them, then when they get battered by the left, they say "No! We're against those! We were always against those!"
Then Dems get worried he might cave in to the Republicans anyway.
I have two comments here: First, anyone who thinks Bloomberg still isn't positioning for 2012, despite the bad poll numbers, is naive.
Second, how come Obama doesn't get wishy-washy over ed reform and teacher bashing?
Might it be that the teachers unions don't fight him and extract concessions and backpedaling from Obama?
When you punch a bully in the face, you often put an end to the bullying.
And Obama has certainly been the First Bully when it comes to education issues.
So come on, Dennis, come on Randi - punch Obama back.
He's a coward - he'll run if you do.
Just ask Shirley Sherrod